HAVANA, Dec 5. The new British cruise company Ambassador Cruise Line will start its operations for the first time, for which it contemplates trips to Cuba in January 2023. Read more

HAVANA, Dec 4.  The 42nd Latin American Film Festival today highlights the premiere of El Mayor, a film directed by the director Rigoberto López Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 4th Cuba is looking for foreign investors for 678 projects, mainly in the food, biopharmaceutical, tourism and energy sectors, for a total amount of 12.5 billion dollars. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 3rd (AP) In less than three months of application of a package of laws that allowed the opening of small and medium-sized private companies Read more

HAVANNA, Dec. 3th The Department of Identification, Immigration and Foreigners, of the Ministry of the Interior, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 3th The German airline Condor announced that it will soon make flights from Germany to three important Cuban provinces. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 2nd. Cuban students obtain results above the regional average, according to a study of the educational systems of Latin America Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 2nd. The Grand Muthu Rainbow Hotel, located in Cayo Guillermo, an islet in the province of Ciego de Avila, Read more

HAVANA, Dec 1 (Reuters) Cuban health authorities said that researchers in the country are upgrading its homegrown COVID vaccines to ensure protection against the new Omicron variant. Read more

HAVANA, Dec.1st.  (Reuters) A bust of Fidel Castro from China’s Xi Jinping, the army jeep in which he crossed Cuba, Read more

HAVANA, Dec.1st. Havana eases its financial policies for the domestic market. This was reported on Tuesday by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Read more

HAVANA, Nov 30th  A new floating power plant has arrived in Cuba and the government reported that it will locate it in the Bay of Havana. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 30th Exile is one of the great dramas of a generation of Cubans that grew up after 1959, said the Havana writer Leonardo Padura this Sunday in his participation in the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

“There are political, economic, family reasons…all the possibilities to justify the decision to stay or leave Cuba, but it has been one of the great dramas of my generation, it is a drama that unfortunately continues to unfold in Cuba,” he said in a talk.

Padura (Havana, 1955) is one of the main figures of the 35th edition of the FIL, considered the most important Spanish-speaking literary events, where he held a dialogue with his readers about his new novel Como polvo en el viento in which he portrays the story of a group of friends divided by exile.

The writer pointed out that his generation is the first that had access to university education, but also the one that was marked by a polarization about the then recently established Fidel Castro regime.

Some of them decided to leave the country due to their dissatisfaction with the way of life imposed by the regime, others stayed in the country despite their precariousness and difficulties to survive.

“All the reasons for leaving Cuba are valid and all the reasons for staying are also valid,” according to one of his characters.

The generation that Padura had reflected in some of his novels is now the protagonist of his new book, a choral story in which the plot revolves around the positions held by a group of friends called “El Clan” to which chance leads them to different parts of the world.

“I knew that there was a space in that reflection that I was missing and that was to see it from other shores, from different shores, it is not a novel in which I make an analysis of what the diaspora has meant in Cuba unlike El hombre que amaba los perros in which there is a more thoughtful and researched look regarding this,” he pointed out.

It is “a more visceral than a rational novel,” as Padura defined this work, since the stories “came from within,” of what he lived over decades listening, watching and living with friends and family who decided to stay but also those who decided to go to places as common as Miami, the United States or Europe.

For the author of the crime novel saga starring detective Mario Conde, the Cuban diaspora “has not stopped” because those who have the opportunity to educate themselves “find a roof” in the country that forces them to go out in search of a better life.

The writer assured that there is no way to be Cuban even for those who decided to stay in the country, as there are many positions regarding the reality that exists there.

“Exile is not experienced in the same way in a city like Miami or in Tacoma, the United States or Madrid or Barcelona, ​​the most attractive part of the preparation of this novel is that research, many of these stories I knew from having had them close by, this anguish of exile and of the different ways of behaving,” he said.

Padura received the Carlos Fuentes Medal from the author’s widow, Silvia Lemus, an award that had to be postponed last year, because the FIL was carried out virtually due to the sanitary restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He dedicated the medal to the memory of Spanish writer Almudena Grandes who died this Saturday, who he said was a great person and a great friend.

FIL is being held from November 27 to December 5 with the attendance of 600 writers from 46 countries, with the participation of more than 3,000 professionals and 255 exhibitors from 27 countries with an editorial offer of 240,000 titles in 10,000 square meters of exhibition. (Oncuba)

HAVANA, Nov. 29th (Reuters) Cuba will ratchet up restrictions from Dec 4 on passengers from certain African countries over concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 28th According to Granma newspaper, on November 15 the Cuban Institute of Civil Aeronautics (IACC) notified U.S. airlines of the Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 28th Independent Cuban media and the Spanish daily 20Minutos say there has been a significant reduction in the number of US and Canadian Read more

HAVANA, Nov.27th The interventions of Marino Murillo, former head of the late Commission for the Implementation of the Guidelines, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 27th The Cuban banking system has just created a new financial institution to grant microcredits to MSMEs and self-employed workers and cooperatives. Read more

HAVANA, Nov 26th TASS. Russia will supply pharmaceuticals, food and essential goods to Cuba by the end of this year, Read more

HAVANA, Nov 26, 2021 (Reuters)  Cuban tourism operators breathed a sigh of relief this week as the first tourists in months returned to sip mojitos Read more

HAVANA,  Nov 26 ( PL) Excavations in the old Jesús Nazareno church in this patrimonial city in central Cuba resumed, in what is classified today as an integral archaeological intervention, assured an expert. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 26th (AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise appearance in Havana Thursday at the inauguration of the Fidel Castro Ruz centre, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 25th On 18 October, Cuba joined the Belt and Road Energy Partnership (BREP) of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which seeks Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 25th. Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has received approval from the Cuban Government to resume commercial service for its Cayman/Havana route, Read more

HAVANA, Nov 24 ( PL) The ecological sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl from Norway arrived today for the first time in Cuba, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 24th The barges run on fuel oil procured by the Turkish company, Cuban state-owned utility UNE said. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 24th   (Reuters) Cuba has carried out a root and branch restructure of its sugar industry in a last-ditch attempt to keep mills from folding in the face of collapsing output. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 24th  (PL) In a meeting with more than 72 caravan members, the Cuban president stated that his country is ready “for a civilized coexistence, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 24th CIMEX’s Cuban financial company, known as Fincimex, has suspended the sending of money to Cuba through its AIS platform Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 23th (HT)  Psychologists have not been the only ones to contemplate the subject of eroticism. Artists have also delved into its richness. Read more