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Large Budget Proposed for Mexico-US Border Wall

Ten billion dollars would be authorized for the construction of the border wall, and another 5 billion to improve ports of entry A House of Representatives panel has approved legislation to provide a total of 15 billion dollars for construction of President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Border Security for America Act, […] Continue reading

International Brigade Arrives Thursday in Sancti Spiritus

The Por los Caminos del Che International Brigade of Solidarity with Cuba, dedicated this year to pay tribute to Heroic Guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death in Bolivia, will arrive in Sancti Spíritus Thursday afternoon for a five-day stay. This year, the group consists of 250 people from 25 countries […] Continue reading

Jose Marti from New York to Havana (+photos)

A replica of an equestrian statue of José Martí arrived Wednesday at the port of Havana to be placed soon in Habana Vieja’s 13 de Marzo Park The statue, which was sculpted by American artist Anna Hyatt Huntington, was located since 1950 in the Avenue of the Americas, in Central Park, New York. This the […] Continue reading

What a Great Job We Have Done, Said Trump in Puerto Rico

Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the island  U.S. President Donald Trump visited hurricane-wracked Puerto Rico on Tuesday, hoping to highlight federal recovery efforts and repair damage done by his controversial early response to the crisis.   Trump’s trip to the U.S. territory of Puerto […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Electricians to Help Martinique

A brigade of electric linemen from the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus will travel in the next few hours to Martinique, in order to re-established electricity service in the Caribbean island severely pounded by hurricanes Irma and María last September. The group, which left this Wednesday morning to Havana, has been provided with a […] Continue reading

Cuba Denounces Expulsion of Cuban Diplomats from Washington

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described the decision taken by the US Department of State to expel 15 diplomats from Cuban Embassy in the United States, as an action of political nature with no grounds. ‘The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protests and denounces this groundless and unacceptable decision, as well as the pretext […] Continue reading

Fifteen Cuban Diplomats Expelled from Washington

According to a senior federal official, the U.S. measure was based on the health incidents reported by U.S. embassy officials in Havana The Trump administration on Tuesday has ordered the expulsion of 15 diplomats from Cuba’s embassy in Washington, a week after the Caribbean island’s government urged Washington not to make any hasty decisions. According […] Continue reading

Larduet Leader of World Gymnastics Championships

The Cuban athlete, 2015 World All-around silver medalist in Glasgow, is leading the competition with an 86,699 total Cuban gymnast Manrique Larduet, after three subdivisions, is currently holding the all-around lead of the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Larduet, the 2015 World All-aroundsilver medalist in Glasgow, is leading the competition with an 86,699 total, followed […] Continue reading

Panama President Hopes US-Cuba Dialogue Resumption

Varela said that he will keep fighting for that dialogue between Cuba and the United States materializes and becomes stronger Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is confident that the US Government will resume the dialogue with Cuba in the next Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, as it happened before in a similar meeting […] Continue reading

Taj Mahal No Longer a Tourist Spot?

Built under Emperor Shah Jahan’s orders in honor of his favorite wife, Taj Mahal is the most visited tourist site in India The government of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has removed the famed Taj Mahal from its list of tourist sites, a subject that today causes an intense debate in the territory. […] Continue reading

Weapons Found in Gunman’s Hotel Room in Las Vegas

At least 23 firearms were found in the hotel suite occupied by the man who shot the audience attending an outdoor concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, there were at least 20 rifles in the suite, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, including two rifles outfitted […] Continue reading

Catalonia Independence Referendum Not Legal, EU

Catalonia’s independence referendum was “not legal” under Spanish law, a European Commission spokesperson has said The representative went on to say that “this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain.” After Spanish riot police shut down polling stations and beat protesters, leaving […] Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus Still Recovering after Irma

Sancti Spíritus continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma in order to move to normality as soon as possible, according to information from the Provincial Defense Council. Losses so far reported in this central Cuban territory are estimated at about 188, 900, 000 pesos.  More than 49 per cent of this amount corresponds […] Continue reading

US People Slam Reduction of Diplomats in Havana

Numerous voices in the United States have spoken in the last hours against the decision of the US State Department to reduce the number of diplomats in Cuba after the alleged attacks on personnel of that legation.  “Whoever is doing this is obviously trying to disrupt the normalization process between the United States and Cuba”, […] Continue reading

Cuba Releases Preliminary Report on Hurricane Irma Damages

The provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara As is known, September 7-10, the country was impacted by the powerful Hurricane Irma, which caused severe coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rainfall, principally in the north of the island from Camagüey to Artemisa. The provinces most affected were Camagüey, […] Continue reading

People Granted Protection in Sancti Spiritus Due to Persistent Rain

More than 1 000 people living in low-lying areas or very close to dams and rivers have been granted protection in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, taking into consideration the abundant rainfall reported in recent days. According to Mileydi Pelaez García, head of the Evacuation Commission of the Provincial Defense Council, these persons are residents of […] Continue reading

TURNAT 2017 Attendees Travel to Baracoa

The nature tourism event TURNAT 2017 is being shared by the eastern Cuban cities of Holguin and Baracoa Experts in nature tourism from around the world have received a warm reception in eastern Baracoa, the first city founded by the Spaniards in Cuba in 1511. Attendees at the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, TURNAT 2017, […] Continue reading

Panama First Lady Brings Humanitarian Aid for Cubans

As part of her stay in Cuba, the first lady will hold meetings with students and residents of her country in the island Lorena Castillo de Varela, first lady of Panama, will officially deliver today in Cuba the humanitarian aid sent by the Panamanian people to the Cubans who suffered the effects of Hurricane Irma, […] Continue reading

Barcelona Mayor Wants EU Mediation in Catalonian Conflict

The head of the Barcelona government denounced a refusal of Mariano Rajoy to find an agreed solution to the conflict Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau will ask for the mediation of the European Union (EU) in the serious territorial crisis in Catalonia, whose authorities want to hold a referendum on self-determination, banned by Spanish justice, next […] Continue reading

Pinar del Rio to Host Cuban Baseball All-Star Baseball Game

The All-Star Game of the 57th National Baseball Series will be held in Pinar del Rio province on October 22, the Cuban Baseball Federation announced This Sports Federation told reporters that Pinar del Rio province was mainly chosen to hold the All-Star Baseball Game due to its local team’s excellent performance. The Opening All-Star Game […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: A Fearless and Courageous Legion

After the devastation brought by Hurricane Irma last September 9, the Ranchón El Bosque’s workers, next to the town of Meneses, could very well begin to look for another name for the facility.  The center, ran by the Flora and Fauna Business and located in the middle of a picturesque grove of precious woods, miraculously […] Continue reading

President Joao Lourenço Welcomes Miguel Díaz-Canel

During the meeting, the two leaders recalled the historic ties of friendship shared by the peoples and governments of Cuba and Angola Yesterday afternoon, September 26, in Luanda, Angolan President Joao Lourenço received First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who participated in the new leader’s inauguration ceremonies at the head of a Cuban delegation. During the […] Continue reading

New UN Mission to Verify Peace Process in Colombia

This new delegation will verify the process of economic, political and social reintegration of the former FARC-EP combatants The second UN mission for the implementation of the peace process in Colombia will officially begin today with the participation of 120 international observers. With an initial duration of 12 months, this new delegation will verify the […] Continue reading

Cuban Volleyball Player to Get Compensation from Finland

According to the Helsingin Sanomat journal, the athlete will receive a compensation of 200,000 euros in damages from the State Treasury Cuban volleyball player Luis Tomas Sosa, who was wrongly convicted of rape and imprisoned for nearly a year in Finland, will receive a compensation of 200,000 euros in damages from the State Treasury, the […] Continue reading

Cuba Attends Inauguration of New Angola President

The Cuban delegation was led by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Upon his arrival to this capital city for the inauguration of recently elected President Joao Lourenço, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez described the country’s development as incredible, saying that this was indicative of how much peace was needed. Cuba […] Continue reading

Raúl Torres and Pancho Amat Perform in Sancti Spiritus

Renowned Cuba artists were welcomed in Yaguajay, the región most affected by Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus Convinced that art can also contribute to raise the human spirit, even in the most difficult times, performers and bands, such as Son del Nene joined the group, as well as singer-songwriters Adrián Berazaín and Mauricio Figueiral, magician […] Continue reading