HAVANA, July 5th The Electrical Union (UNE) of Cuba reported that, despite the fact that the blackouts of the last month have been remitted this week, Read more

HAVANA, July 4th The feminist platforms YoSíTeCreo (YSTCC) in Cuba and the Observatory of the Alas Tensas magazine reported a sexist Read more

HAVANA, July 4th “When we go to sleep, it is with the fear of not waking up again,” says Elisa Bacyan, resident in one of about 700 apartment buildings deemed unsafe in the Cuban capital, where collapses are frequent. Read more

HAVANA, July 3rd   The promises made by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel last week in the Council of Ministers have not been fulfilled and energy continues to be a serious problem, Read more

HAVANA, July 3rd The singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez considered this Thursday that “Cuba needs to revolutionize the Revolution” Read more

HAVANA, July 2nd   “Garage sales” have become Cuba’s new stores. I call them “Quincallas” (Trinket stores).

I remember there was one in my town when I was a little girl, and they sold all kinds of things, from shoes to lipstick. Read more

HAVANA, July 2nd  Patrick Oppmann has reported under one of the most secretive regimes on the planet for nearly a decade. CNN is the only American television network with a bureau in Communist Cuba. Read more

HAVANA, July 1st   Cuba has imported over 70,000 gensets since 2004, according to statistics from Cuba’s Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI). Read more

HAVANA, July 1st Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, the most powerful Cuban general who controlled most of the island’s economy Read more

HAVANA, July 1st   Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel highlighted the meeting held the day before at the Palace of the Revolution (seat of the Executive) Read more

HAVANA, July 1st This Wednesday, the Cuban government asked the United States government to “refrain” from judging it on human rights issues. Read more

HAVANA, June 30th  American Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate scheduled passenger and cargo service from Miami (MIA) to Santa Clara (SNU), Holguin (HOG), Varadero (VRA) and Camaguey (MBV) and Santiago de Cuba (SCU).

The airline requests that the processing of this procedure be expedited to begin operational and marketing preparations for these new services. The company seeks to resume these routes suspended under DOT Order 2022-6-1 issued in October 2019, leaving the carrier alone to operate exclusively from Havana (HAV) from Cuba.

In May of this year, Joe Biden’s administration managed to relax policies with Cuba, allowing the return of more scheduled and charter flights to secondary cities in the Caribbean country, which allows airlines to expand their services out of the Cuban capital.

Abel Santa Maria Airport (SNU).

Two daily flights are available year-round starting November 3, 2022, the proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Miami (MIA) 08:35 – Santa Clara (SNU) 09:40
  • Miami (MIA) 18:25 – Santa Clara (SNU) 19:30
  • Santa Clara (SNU) 10:40 – Miami (MIA) 11:55
  • Santa Clara (SNU) 20:30 – Miami (MIA) 21:45

Frank Pais Airport (HOG)

Daily flights are available year-round beginning November 4, 2022, the proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Miami (MIA) 13:10 – Holguín (HOG) 14:35
  • Holguín (HOG) 15:35 – Miami (MIA) 17:10

Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport (VRA)

Daily flights are available year-round starting November 3, 2022, the proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Miami (MIA) 12:45 – Varadero (VRA) 13:54
  • Varadero (VRA) 14:55 – Miami (MIA) 15:55

Ignacio Agramonte International Airport (CMW)

Daily flights are available year-round starting November 4, 2022, the proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Miami (MIA) 08:35 – Camagüey (CMW) 09:50
  • Camagüey (CMW) 10:40 – Miami (MIA) 12:10

Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU)

Daily flights are available year-round starting November 5, 2022, the proposed schedule is as follows:

    • Miami (MIA) 17:35 – Santiago de Cuba (SCU) 19:18
    • Santiago de Cuba (SCU) 20:08 – Miami (MIA) 21:57

 American Airlines requests DOT to renew routes to Cuba

The non-stop services to Santa Clara (SNU), Holguín (HOG) and Varadero (VRA) will be operated in Boeing 737-800 with a capacity of 172 seats (16 Business Class/30 Main Cabin Extra/126 Economy) and the routes to Camaguey (CMW) and Santiago de Cuba (SCU) will be operated in Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 128 seats (8 Business Class/24 Main Cabin Extra/96 Economy).

According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, for the month of June of this year, American has an offer of 65,400 seats per month in 360 air operations between Miami (MIA) and Havana (HAV), flights are operated in Boeing 737-800 and 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, the Dallas-based airline is the largest U.S. operator in Cuba.

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HAVANA, June 30th The Agroforestry Group (GAF), of the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), presented the BioCubaCafé agroecological coffee production project, Read more

HAVANA, Jun 30   Cuba ended 2021 with the lowest number of births (99.99) and the highest number of deaths (177.645) of the last 44 years, Read more

HAVANA,  June 30th Cubans on social media reported the burning of an articulated bus (104) at the entrance to Alamar in Havana. Read more

HAVANA, Jun 30 A selection of reproductions of pieces signed by Pablo Picasso evokes today the first exhibition of the Spanish painter in Cuba, Read more

HAVANA, June 29th This week the second International Renewable Energy Fair was held in Havana. The event, held at the Pabexpo fairgrounds Read more

HAVANA, June 29th A boat carrying more than 200 Haitian migrants headed for the United States ran aground off the coast of Cuba on Tuesday, Read more

HAVANA, June 28th  (AP)   Cuban authorities say they have intercepted more than a dozen speedboats arriving from the United States this year — Read more

HAVANA June 28th , Exim Bank of India has extended a loan of 100 100 million (equivalent to $ 105.8 million) to Cu Read more

HAVANA, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The consumer price index (CPI) in Cuba continues to rise today after it stood at 214.28 at the end of May, Read more

HAVANA, June 27th As the end of the first half of the year nears, the Cuban economy continues to be gripped by rising tensions amid the tightened U.S. embargo Read more

HAVANA, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Friday received a 30-bendy bus donation from the Belgian government to benefit Havana’s public passenger transport service. Read more

HAVANA, June 25 (Xinhua)   The International Expocaribe trade fair has returned for its 17th edition in Cuba’s eastern province of Santiago de Cuba following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

HAVANA, June 24th The seventh art constitutes an essential part of Cuban culture. The movie theaters that still remain, in Havana and throughout the country, Read more

HAVANA, June 24th With 80 kilos, little Ale, who was born from 30 to 40 kilos, now runs after his mother, who takes him all over the meadow so that he has “friction with the other animals.

The newborn is the second such specimen to be born in 18 years at this theme park. (Photos: AFP)

Ale, a baby white rhinoceros, who was born on June 9 in Havana, walks curiously with his mother Katherine through the meadow of the National Zoo of Cuba, whose managers seek to contribute to the preservation of this species threatened by poaching in Africa.

The birth “has a very great value above all because we are helping, Cuba is contributing its grain of sand to the conservation of this species that is so threatened,” Alexander Arango, a technician specializing in exotic fauna and in charge of the rhinos, tells AFP. from the park.

Standing in front of a wide green plateau populated by different animal species, the specialist explains that a gene bank is being “formed that may in the future” allow them to “introduce some of these individuals into national parks in Africa”, where the species is highly affected. by poaching that feeds the lucrative business of the horns of these mammals for Asian markets.

Ale, the baby white rhinoceros at the Cuban national zoo

It would be retribution to the region where Katherine and Alexander, Ale’s parents, who were part of a donation of 10 rhinos from Namibia, came from in 2013.

The newborn is the second specimen of this type to be born in 18 years in this theme park, located on the outskirts of Havana. The first was his sister Mel, who came into the world in 2019.

Opened on the outskirts of Havana, the theme park has seen the birth of three specimens of this type in 21 years. The last one had been his sister, Mel, who came into the world in 2019.

The nearly 150 zebras, a dozen hippos, and two giraffes, among other animals that inhabit this zoo meadow, met Ale just a few days after her birth, when Katherine climbed a hill with him, from the secluded end she chose to childbirth.

The day the new calf was born, Katherine went alone to that place to give birth, without the park technicians intervening. “We wanted everything to be as natural as possible,” says Arango.

“Rubbing against the other animals”

But unlike what she did with Mel, Ale “was raised much faster” to the meadow, “she was better prepared,” says the technician, who believes that they were only visited at the place of birth by Alexander, Ale’s father, and the females of his group.

“When Mel was born,” he took longer to get her out of it. “The animals came down to meet her, the elephants came down, who were here, the other females came down to meet the calf, the ankles came down because the birth really was on a level, both animal and personal, all the animals were interested in meeting her,” he added.

With his 80 kilos, little Ale, who was born weighing 30 to 40 kilos, now runs after his mother, who takes him all over the meadow so that he has “a touch with the other animals so that he adapts to the visitors and the guaguas (buses)”, says his caretaker.

Ale, the baby white rhinoceros at the Cuban national zoo

A keeper feeds rhinos in the grasslands of Cuba’s National Zoo in Havana.

“She is called Ale because her father’s name is Alexander, so she is her first son, so she was given the name Ale,” explains the technician, who has the same name.

With eight white rhinos and four black rhinos, the National Zoo of Cuba has one of the largest exhibit groups of these mammals among zoos in Latin America, says Arango proudly.

“The idea was to resume reproduction, among other things, and refresh blood”, introducing “new genes to the population that we already had” in the park before the arrival of the Namibian rhinos, which at one point interrupted their reproduction.

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