HAVANA, May 31 (Reuters)  Cuba’s first all-female umpire team is winning plaudits as they officiate top-tier baseball games in a sport that is a national obsession on the island and long dominated by men.

HAVANA, May 31st.  Cuba Bitcoin hosted the meetup at the Bitcoin-friendly bar and restaurant Pazillo. Cuba Bitcoin is a lively group of Bitcoin advocates Read more

HAVANA, May 30th  The announcement of the opening in Cuba of an assembly plant of the Uliánovsk Automobile Factory (UAZ) is one of the many symptoms of the good health of relations between Havana and Moscow. Read more

HAVANA, May 30th Blue Diamond Resorts is delighted to announce that multiple of its resorts in Cuba have been honored with prestigious awards by TripAdvisor, Read more


HAVANA, May 29th  With the re-establishment of direct flights to Cuba from various parts of the world and the easing or elimination of the sanitary measures Read more

HAVANA, May 28th Juan Carlos Formellbassist of the historic Cuban band The Van, died on Friday night at the age of 59. following a heart attack after leaving the Read more

HAVANA, May 27  Specialists from the Center for Molecular Immunology closed in Camagüey the Phase IV clinical trial, developed nationwide, to consolidate the effectiveness of the Cuban therapeutic vaccine against non-small cell lung cancer CIMAvax-EGF.

During the Clinical Trials Management Workshop, held this Wednesday in the capital of Camagüey, Dr. Mayra Ramos, head of the Department at said institution, explained that the drug has been approved by the regulatory agency since 2008 and has reached some 25,000 people.

The directive highlighted the work of the people from Camagüey and affirmed that the study that concludes ratifies the drug as optimal for treating lung cancer.

The Molecular Immunology Center also conducts 30 clinical trials, and Camagüey participates in eight, with the request to join another seven.


HAVANA, May 25 (Reuters) – The European Union´s top diplomat said in Havana on Thursday that the 27-member bloc remains Cuba´s top trade partner, Read more

HAVANA, May 26th  The requests for the humanitarian parole program pending review for Cubans exceeded 380,000 at the end of April. Read more

HAVANA, May 25 (Reuters)  The European Union´s top diplomat said in Havana on Thursday that the 27-member bloc remains Cuba´s top trade partner, Read more

HAVANA, May 25th The East German MZ company closed its doors in 2008. But in Santiago de Cuba, thousands of old MZs are more alive than ever, loved and cared for and even used as cabs.


HAVANA, May 25th Kenya´s Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba yesterday said plans are afoot to send the boxing team for training in Cuba ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
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 HAVANA, May 25th (AP)   Rosa López, a 59-year-old housewife, lit a charcoal stove to boil sweet potatoes and prepare scrambled eggs for her grandchildren. Read more

HAVANA, May 24th The economic and supply crisis in Cuba continues. As the country began a road of cautious recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian last fall, Read more

HAVANA, May 23 (Reuters)   The Biden administration on Tuesday once again listed Cuba among a group of countries that the United States says are Read more

HAVANA, May 23rd  In a clear signal of their strengthened alliance, Cuba will grant preferential treatment to investors from Russia, allowing them to lease land for 30 years, Read more

HAVANA, May 22nd. Cuba-based Antillana de Acero has inaugurated a new electric arc furnace (EAF) steel mill in a project financed by a loan from the Russian Federation, Read more

HAVANA, May 22nd.  A sudden death, which to family members and the first official reconstructions led back to a pathological heart condition from which he suffered.

The Deputy Minister of Education of Russia, Pyotr Kucherenko46, felt ill on the plane in which the Russian delegation was returning from a business trip to Cuba: the plane of the official, who held the position of deputy since March 2020, urgently landed in Mineralnye Vodyin the south of Russia.

There the doctors on board attempted to revive him, but there was nothing they could do. An autopsy will be performed on May 24.

The site Moscow Times Like dozens of other newspapers in the world, remember that Roman Super an award-winning independent journalist and documentary filmmaker, had spoken to A cook just before leaving Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, without however providing further temporal details.

However, it is certain that the reporter left the country for security reasons six months after the start of the war. The deputy minister, for his part, had spoken of his own opposition compared to the invasion of Ukraine and the impossibility for him to leave the Village.

“It’s impossible [per me lasciare la Russia]ci confiscano i passports. And there is no world that would be happy to see a Russian deputy minister after this fascist invasion,” he declared to the reporter, adding – as reported by Super – to have taken “antidepressants e tranquilizers handfuls at the same time.”

“It really doesn’t help. I don’t sleep much. I feel very bad. We are all kept hostage. No one can make one peek“, he then added. “You cannot imagine the degree of the brutalization of our country. In a year you won’t even recognize her Russia“.



HAVANA, May 21st.   – Prices – I haven’t been lucky enough to find a private Cuban Small and Medium Business (SME) with affordable prices for Cubans who earn 4,000 Cuban Pesos, for example. Read more

HAVANA, May 20th   During his working visit to Cuba, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko announced the resumption of regular Russia-Cuba flights. Read more

HAVANA, May 19  Cuban environmentalists are evaluating today the possibilities of applying the new project called Thalassia testudinum, one of the species that are part of the national seagrasses.

The deliberations on the subject will be in plenary session in a specialized workshop, which will be held at the Tryp Habana Libre hotel, reported one of its promoters, the Environment Agency (AMA), of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA). ).

He added that it constitutes an initiative aimed at its conservation, sustainable use and taking advantage of its anticancer properties in the development of pharmaceutical products.

It has the collaboration of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), CITMA and its execution is in charge of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICIMAR). ), of the WADA.

The Office of Regulation and Environmental Safety (ORSA), the Marine Research Center (CIM), belonging to the University of Havana, and Laboratorios Oriente, of the Business Group of the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry (BioCubaFarma), also cooperate in its achievement.

With a duration of 4 years, its actions will support the completion of scientific research to form the application file for a clinical trial of a pharmaceutical product and will accompany the design of management protocols and recommendations for the conservation and sustainable use of seagrasses by local communities, AMA noted.

The evaluation of the environmental quality of the seagrass ecosystem in the intervention sites will also be carried out, including its carbon removal capacity, in areas of Eastern Havana, the north of Camagüey and the south of Santiago from Cuba.

He expressed his confidence in the fact that its results can be achieved through the participation of scientific institutions, the Cuban pharmaceutical industry and the community of Rincón de Guanabo, in Havana.

He stated that its application will contribute to strengthening the national regulatory framework for the implementation in the country of the Nagoya Protocol (Japan) on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing in the Benefits Derived from their Utilization.

The latter is known by the acronym in English ABS, to which Cuba adhered in 2015, after depositing its supporting documents at the UN headquarters in New York.

Thalassia testudinum is one of the most common seagrass species on the coast of Havana and the Caribbean, where its meadows protect the coast against the effect and intensity of waves in the event of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena.

In addition, they serve as a habitat for other growing marine species, as a source of food and help regulate carbon levels in the atmosphere through its absorption or sequestration.

Cuban researchers value the use of some of its components, through its industrial processing, as providers of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antithrombotic, hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects.

They estimate its effectiveness against the acute damage produced by ultraviolet radiation on the skin in acute inflammations.


HAVANA, May 19th Russia and Cuba signed several agreements on Thursday to promote their strategic cooperation in areas such as phytosanitary control, Read more

HAVANA, May 18th The Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation reported the death of a worker at the mixed company that operates the nickel plus cobalt mine in Moa, Read more

HAVANA, May 17   Russian and Cuban officials and business leaders on Wednesday announced new perks to entice Russian investors into the Cuban market, Read more

HAVANA, May 16   Cuba announced on Tuesday measures that ease restrictions on its citizens living abroad as the communist-run nation continues to grapple with an unprecedented exodus of migrants to the United States. Read more

HAVANA, May 16th  A Cuban police officer returned the briefcase containing $8,000 to its owners at Jose Marti airport. Read more

HAVANA, May 16th  Cuba is currently among the ten countries with the most citizens immunized against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Wednesday. Read more