HAVANA, Jan. 25th  – A group of young Cubans are hoping there mobile phone application SUBE can change the way Cubans get around and improve transportation problems plaguing the island.

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HAVANA, Jan. 25th  (Xinhua)  Havana’s skyline is gradually looking glitzier as luxury hotels rise above the cobblestone streets of the capital. In the past year and a half, the island’s first two luxury hotels, considered five-star-plus, have opened in the city’s historical downtown area, known as Havana Vieja, or Old Havana.

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HAVANA, Jan. 24th  (HT)  Animal protection activists and defenders came together on Saturday Jan. 19th, in San Miguel del Padron on the outskirts of Havana, to protest against zoosadism.

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HAVANA, Jan. 24th  Viengsay Valdés, first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), will be the new artistic assistant director of the company, appointment that puts in her hands responsibilities that until now corresponded only to the legendary Alicia Alonso, of 98 years, and sole director of the quoted dance body.

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HAVANA, Jan. 23th A Cuban government minister warned the U.S. State Department that plans to allow legal action over property in the country would create a big mess for both Cuba and the United States.

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HAVANA, Jan 22th (PL) Cuba will present the update of its economic model by participating this week in the 49th edition of the World Economic Forum to be held in this Swiss city.

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HAVANA, Jan. 21th (PL) Specialized media claim that the first total eclipse of the Moon of the year will occur in the early hours of this January 21 and scientists say that there will be no such until the 26th of May 2021.

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HAVANA, Jan. 20th. (DDC) More than 70,400 Cubans are currently connected to the Internet from their homes, a service that has grown timidly since its inception in 2017, in the face of the popularity of the recent activation of mobile data with 3G

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HAVANA, Jan. 20th (H T) Tattoos aren’t just a business, they are a lifestyle and a way to connect with other people and artistic movements, says Ana Lyem Lara, the founder of Zenit Tattoo Studio. Read more

HAVANA, Jan. 20th Manuel Marrero Cruz, Minister of Tourism, will head the Cuban delegation at the fair. The Presidents and Commercial Vice Presidents of the Travel Agencies and hotel chains and associates such as Iberostar, Blue Diamond, Muthis, Roc Hotels, Accor, NH, Barceló, Valentin, Kempinski, Melía Hotels, etc. will also attend.

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HAVANA, Jan. 19th  (Reuters) – Colombia’s ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, making it almost impossible peace talks with the insurgent group can soon restart.

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Just as day fades to night the blazing green neon sign of La Pelota, a 24-hour cafeteria, flashes on to beckon passersby inside for a cup of coffee, and at the nearby Charles Chaplin theater the neon letters atop the canopy begin to gleam.
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HAVANA, Jan. 16th (AFP) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba — and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such properties in US courts.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Starting next Monday, January 21, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be linked again to Cuba. Indeed, the company Cubana de Aviacion has just announced the resumption of flights between the three islands.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Caribbean Airlines has opened a new ticket office in Havana, Cuba, to provide enhanced reservations, sales, and ticketing services to its customers. Caribbean Airlines will be represented by ‘Commercial Take Off’, Cuba’s leading Passenger Sales Agent provider, (PSA) who will be the airline’s exclusive partner in Cuba.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  A first shipment of 24 solid waste collector trucks departed from Japan on Tuesday and will arrive in Havana on March 2, the Cuban embassy in Japan reported through its Facebook social network account.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  With just about three months to go, the 13th Havana Biennial is taking shape. Opening April 12 and running through May 12, Cuba’s most important art event is expected to once again bring the international art world to Havana.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th  Somewhere in Cuba, a young ballplayer is sitting in a dugout and dreaming big about his future in the game. The kid is part of a baseball tradition that, like ours, started in the 19th century. His contribution began on sandlots, and his talent got him into his province’s special secondary school that develops sports talent.

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HAVANA, Jan. 16th Starting next Monday, January 21, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be linked again to Cuba. Indeed, the company Cubana de Aviacion has just announced the resumption of flights between the three islands.
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HAVANA, Jan. 15th  (DDC) The historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, confirmed that the theater Payret theater will be converted into a hotel, but said that the time itself “will remain a cinema for Cubans.”

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HAVANA, Jan. 14th (EFE) A cemetery of Americans of the Protestant religion in Cuba, located on the island of Youth, was declared a national monument by the Monuments Commission, Cuban television reported Monday.
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HAVANA, Jan. 14th (PL) The Cuban minister of tourism highlighted on Sunday the  historical ancient village of Trinidad as a ”destination that has it all”, during the commemoration of its 505th anniversary

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HAVANA, Jan. 13th (By Leidys M. Hernandez  El Toque) D’ Brujas Jabon has been making handmade soaps for over four years. Today, these products are sold at the bazaar on Avenida del Puerto in Old Havana. The company holds a handicrafts license.

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HAVANA, Jan. 13th Renovating Chinatown is one of the priorities in the plan to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, which will be held in November, local media reported Friday.

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HAVANA, 12. Jan. (EFE) The Cuban government wants to attract more Chinese visitors in 2019 and for that it is developing a strategy that includes a commercial offensive, participating in fairs of the sector and teaching Mandarin on the Island.

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HAVANA, Jan. 11th  At least six people died and another 33 suffered injuries after a bus carrying a total of 40 passengers, including 22 foreigners, rolled over in Cuba’s southeastern province of Guantanamo, local media reported Friday.

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HAVANA, Jan. 10th The first hotel logistics and wholesale distributor in Cuba has begun operations in order to guarantee outstanding culinary quality and variety on the island.

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HAVANA, 9 Jan When it comes to changing perspectives, nothing better than a trip to the tropical islands that not only bring peace and tranquility to our soul, it is also a way to connect with nature through the fresh air, the waves of the sea and the radiant sun .

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HAVANA, Jan. 8th (IPS) Black plastic pipes, readily available on the mainly empty shelves of Cuba’s shops, distribute biogas to homes in the rural town of La Macuca, buried under the ground or running through the grass and stones in people’s yards.

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HAVANA, Jan. 7th  (Reuters)  Jose Ramon Fernandez Alvarez, who commanded Cuban forces under the leadership of Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs, repelling an exile invasion supported by the United States, died on Sunday at 95.

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