HAVANA, Jan 6, (TTC) This Saturday Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and the Cultural Project Friends of Fangio celebrated the First  Meeting of Cuban Classic Cars in homage to one of the emblems of Havana.

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HAVANA, Jan. 5th  For six days and six nights, Havana will vibrate to the rhythm of the 2019 International Jazz Festival. A resolutely Latin jazz. On the Malecon, this vast waterfront whipped by the salty air, on the terraces of restaurants, in theaters and theaters, you will be solicited by Afro-Cuban jazz rhythms, with tunes of rumba and even salsa.

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HAVANA, Jan.5th  (DDC) The Cuban Government has announced that starting next Thursday, January 10, it will start charging overweight baggage in national buses, according to the official newspaper Granma.

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HAVANA, Jan. 4th Just two years ago, the U.S. Embassy in Havana was bustling with U.S. personnel sent by the Obama Administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Today it is nearly empty. In late 2016, diplomats started hearing a loud, piercing noise. Two dozen of them reported symptoms such as ear pain and dizziness, and were diagnosed with injuries consistent with a concussion.

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HAVANA, Jan. 3th Cigars, packaging, agriculture, literature and trade will star in some of the events to be held in Cuba during the year just beginning.

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HAVANA, Jan 2th FedEx Corp. dropped a plan to begin cargo flights to Cuba, as an opening between the U.S. and the  country has foundered.

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HAVANA, Jan. 2th Followers of contemporary Cuban art got a holiday surprise when, on Christmas Day, the French art-market database and website Artprice posted an “Art Market Insight” feature about Cuban art.

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HAVANA, Jan.2th (Reuters)  On the 60th anniversary of Cuba’s revolution, ruling Communist Party leader Raul Castro blasted the Trump administration for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation and of intervening in Latin America.

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HAVANA, Jan. 1th Cuba has a major new all-inclusive resort on the beach-filled island of Cayo Santa Maria. Melia Hotels International has opened its new Paradisus Los Cayos, the fourth Paradisus-branded hotel in the country.

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HAVANA, Jan. 1th  (AP) — Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the daily joys and tribulations of life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly while on assignment on Saturday afternoon in Havana. He was 54.

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HAVANA, Jan. 1th 2019 The implementation of the planned Russian-Cuban projects in railway transport will enable the island nation to triple passenger traffic, Russian Ambassador in Havana Andrey Guskov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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HAVANA, Dec 30 Cuba builds 36 hotels that will be inaugurated in the medium term, to add 18,000 new rooms, according to the announcement made this week by the Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero.

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HAVANA, Dec. 30th Canada has long been the most significant market for tourists to Cuba — and now there’s another new way for travelers to make the trip.

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HAVANA, Dec. 29 (DDC) The population is the largest source of solid waste generation that reaches the Bay of Havana, according to the official Granma newspaper, Mercedes Gzegozewski González, director of Environmental Management of the State Work Group-Bahia de La Habana (GTE) -BH).

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HAVANA, Dec 29th  (PL) Experts from five countries will interact here from January 8 to 10 in the 2019 Gastrocult academic program that will be dedicated to India, said the president of the organizing committee, Lis Cuesta.

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HAVANA, Dec. 28th  (Reuters) – Cash-strapped Cuba plans fresh austerity measures and will pressure the sluggish bureaucracy to tighten its belt and cut red tape to address weak growth, falling export earnings and rising debt.
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HAVANA, Dec 28 (PL ) The emblematic Hotel Presidente of this capital celebrates 90 years of its opening with much more brilliance than before and the attention of tourists from all over the world who are looking for cultural trips in Cuba .

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HAVANA, Dec. 27th Six months after being appointed as the new president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel will preside over ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of a revolution while facing a stagnant economy and growing citizen protests.

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HAVANA, Dec 26 (PL) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) announced today that it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution with a gala in which it will perform a cult classic world, The Swan Lake.

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HAVANA, 23 Dec. The Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest in Cuba, today celebrates 143 years of its opening with a new brightness and appeal for many travelers who come to this country with historical-cultural interests.
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The year is fast approaching its end and our Havana Live team wants to

wish you happy holidays for all and have a happy new year

 

 

HAVANA, Dec. 22th (Reuters) – Cuban lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a revised draft of a new constitution that retains the island’s one-party socialist system but reflects its socio-economic opening since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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HAVANA, Dec. 22th  Cuba’s government admitted on Friday (Dec 21) that it won’t be able to pay all its debt commitments in 2019, blaming Hurricane Irma and United States sanctions for its woes.

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HAVANA,Dec. 21th  Rains and penetrations of the sea were recorded this Friday in the western part of Cuba, with an impact on the capital of the Island, precisely in the neighborhood of Vedado, as a consequence of the extensive circulation of the extratropical climatic fall that affects this entire geographical area.

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Havana, Dec 21 (PL) The world’s most renowned Cuban artist, Alicia Alonso, celebrates her 98th birthday onFriday while the company she directs is rehearsing one of her favorite classics, The Swan Lake, an inescapable work in her career.

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HAVANA, Dec.22th  The European Union (EU) will collaborate with Cuba on a development project to revive Linea Street, an important artery in Havana where several recreation centers converge, the Ministry of Culture (Mincult) of the island reported Thursday.

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HAVANA, Decv. 21th (Reuters)  Cuba has reinserted the goal of “advancing toward a communist society” into the draft of the country’s new constitution after its removal from the first version had sparked concern among thousands of citizens, state-run television said on Thursday.

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HAVANA, Dec. 20th Chess Grandmaster Leinier Dominguez, Cuba’s strongest player and one of the top 20 ranked players in the world, is switching affiliations and now will play for the United States, officials at the U.S. Chess Federation announced Wednesday.

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HAVANA, Dec 19th  (Reuters) – Major League Baseball (MLB) and Cuba’s Baseball Federation said on Wednesday they had inked a deal allowing Cuban players to sign with U.S. teams without needing to defect from the Communist-run island and undertake dangerous journeys via human traffickers.
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HAVANA, Dec. 19th In Cuba’s largest public housing project a 94-year-old man has created a rusty fantasy world from cast-off furniture, office machines, children’s toys and the general detritus of life and transformed these found objects into an eye-popping sculpture garden.

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