How young Cubans are learning capitalismHAVANA, July 15th (DW)  Ironically, it’s a state institution, the University of Havana, that’s running   Cuba’s first startup incubator. It’s supported by the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Jan Ehlers wasn’t quite sure what he’d gotten himself Read more

Norwegian Cruise Line is sending a second ship to Cuba HAVANA, July 11th Norwegian Cruise Line said Monday that it will send a second ship to Havana as of May 2018. The Miami-based cruise line started visiting the island in May of Read more

HAVANA, June 30th The US Department of State published its annual report on human trafficking, in which it kept Cuba on the “special observation” list.

The document contains four categories: level 1, for those countries that Read more

Cuba expects tourism growth despite crackdown on U.S travelHAVANA, June 29th (Reuters) Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016 and expects to better that this year despite President Donald Trump’s tightening of Read more

birth, rate,fertility ,CubaHAVANA, June 28th (Granma) For a decade now, teenage pregnancies are significant within the total fertility rate. Demographic statistics reveal that mothers under 20 years of age account for 15 out of every 100 births, and this rate has remained stable over the last several years.

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Cuba, woodlandHAVANA, June 26 Cuba has increased its woodlands by some 464,000 hectares in the past decade, thanks to an ambitious reforestation program, the Agriculture Ministry said Sunday.

Cuba does not suffer from deforestation because Read more

Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina SmithHAVANA, June 25th 35th Minnesota does little in the way of trade with Cuba, but Lt. Gov. Tina Smith believes last week’s trade mission to the island is likely to change that.

Smith spent much of last week touring Cuba with a group of state Read more

 HAVANA, June 23th This is a sweet mini-doc about Yaya, one of the first women to surf in Cuba, who also happens to be the National Dolphin Trainer. Not a bad claim to fame in our eyes.

Cuba has a small, but growing surf community that was born out of DIY roots. Read more

Cuba, diseases,dengue,zika,chikungunyaHAVANA, Jun 23th (PL) Cuba keeps diseases as dengue, zika and chikungunya under control, despite the existence of their transmitting agent: the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, said today the director for Vigilance and Anti-Vectorial Read more

HAVANA, June 22th  Big news broke in the butterfly world this week.

A naturalist searching for endangered Schaus’ swallowtails in Key Largo discovered something much more rare: a battered but conspicuously alive Poey’s swallowtail, Read more

Cuba,cats,Havana,Hemingway,AniplantHAVANA, June 21th (By Joann Biondi)  It’s not easy being a cat in Cuba.

There’s no flea medicine, no cat litter and no catnip. Historically, they’ve been relegated to second-class status after dogs. During the “special period” of the early 90s when food was scarce following the breakup of the Soviet Read more

Cuba's small businesses owners ,Trump's policy changesHAVANA,June 18th  When Julia de la Rosa heard President Trump’s speech restricting Americans’ ability to visit Cuba, she immediately started calculating how many workers she’ll have to fire.

De la Rosa, 49, has spent the past 20 years Read more

HAVANA, June 16th (Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back his predecessor’s opening toward Cuba will spare airlines and cruise operators who have bet on a new revenue source, but the rollback could affect them by weakening demand.

Trump on Friday ordered Read more

Cuba,LuxembourgHAVANA, Jun 12 (PL) Cuban Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg in Read more

 Cuba Policy,TrumpHAVANA, June 12th As President Donald Trump weighs rolling back some of the Cuba normalization policies begun during the Obama administration, a new poll finds a majority of Republicans would oppose such a move.

The president is scheduled to speak about Cuba on Friday Read more

Sunrise AirwaysHAVANA, June 11th The official inauguration of the route between Havana and Port-au-Prince took place last Friday, bringing the weekly trips to the largest of The Antilles.

According to a report from state-owned ACN, the airline Read more

 Cuba,Hollywood, movie,TV productions  HAVANA, June 11th For a couple months after Barack Obama moved toward normalizing relations with Cuba following decades of economic sanctions, a rush of movie Read more

CorsairHAVANA, June 9th With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean.

Twice a week, Thursdays and Saturdays, aircrafts of Corsair will land in Havana, with plans to expand the frequency, according Read more

 HIVHAVANA, June 7 (EFE)  According to official sources,some 21,750 people were living with the HIV virus in Cuba until 2016. Of these, 81% receive “controlled and free ” Antiretrovirals necessary for its treatment.

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 Barack Obama,President Trump,CubaHAVANA, June 5th  To the long list of Barack Obama’s major initiatives that President Trump is obsessed with reversing, we may soon be able to add Cuba.

In 2014, Mr. Obama opened a dialogue with Cuba after more than a half- Read more

170th anniversary of Chinese presence in Cuba

Members of the Cuban School of Wushu participate in a cultural activity as part of the celebrations organized by the Cuban government to celebrate the 170 years of the Chinese presence in Cuba, in the municipality of Regla, on June 3, 2017. A cultural activity In charge of the Cuban School of Wushu, was carried out in the municipality Regla place where the first Chinese arrived to Cuba in 1847. (Xinhua / Joaquín Hernández)

HAVANA, June 4th (Xinhua) — The 170th anniversary of Chinese presence in Cuba was commemorated in the coastal town of Regla Saturday, where the first 200 Chinese arrived in 1847. Read more

HAVANA, June 4th In Holguin an epidemic of dengue and zika viruses are on the rise, with the highest infestation rate by Aedes mosquitoes the country has witnessed in years.

Dr. Eduardo Michel Serrano, municipal director of Cuba’s Read more

Trump,Obama,Cuba,Raul CastroHAVANA, June 3th  The re-normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, one of the signature accomplishments of Barack Obama, could be reversed by President Donald Trump in a matter of weeks. Read more

Cuba, The Beatles,Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A woman dances during an open-air covers concert in celebration of the release of Beatles’ landmark album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50 years ago, in Havana, Cuba June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

HAVANA, June 2th (Reuters)  Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park Read more

 Festival of Chinese Culture,Cuba HAVANA, May 30 (PL) With a varied program of activities, Havana is celebrating from today to June 4th the Festival of Chinese Culture, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of inhabitants of that country to Cuba. Read more

HAVANA, May 19th, (CNA/EWTN News) Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years. Read more

Russia’s largest carmaker plans to deliver 300 Lada cars to CubaHAVANA, March 16th  Russia’s largest carmaker plans to deliver 300 Lada cars to Cuba, said the company’s president Nicolas Maure, speaking at an AvtoVAZ Read more

HAVANA, March 8th (Reuters) Nestle is close to reaching a deal with Cuba on forming a new joint venture to build a $50 million to $60 million factory to produce coffee, biscuits and cooking products, company Vice President Laurent Read more

HAVANA, March 7th Following an epidemic of delays and capacity reductions by American carriers, FedEx has filed for a six-month extension to inaugurate U.S.- Cuba scheduled, all-cargo air services.

The Memphis-based integrator cited Read more

HAVANA, March 6th These days, giant Chinese-built cranes briskly unload shipping containers from cargo ships at Cuba’s deep-water port of Mariel, a fledgling special economic zone the country hopes will drive development Read more