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Cuba Baseball 2017 Schedule

Many visitors to Cuba like to catch a baseball game as part of their trip. The 2017-2018 season got under way on August 5th. The first round of play continues through October 3rd. Continue reading

Pence Goes to Florida to Meet with Venezuelan Exiles

US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Florida on Wednesday to meet with members of the Venezuelan exile community. Continue reading

Pence viaja a Florida a reunirse con el exilio venezolano

El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence, viajará este miércoles al estado de Florida para reunirse allí con miembros del exilio venezolano. Continue reading

El 15 de septiembre cierre el Concurso de fotografía Cuba 2017

HAVANA TIMES – Nuestro Concurso de Fotografía 2017 está avanzando con 51 lectores ya enviando sus fotos. La fecha límite para participar es el 15 de septiembre y esperamos completar el proceso de jurado en todo el mes de octubre. A continuación se muestra un enlace a las instrucciones iniciales que publicamos para aquellos que […] Continue reading

HT 2017 Photo Contest Update, Deadline Sept. 15th

HAVANA TIMES — Our 2017 Photo Contest is well under way with 51 readers already sending in their pictures.  The deadline for participating is September 15th and we hope to complete the jurying process in all of October.  Below is a link to the initial instructions we published for those unfamiliar with them. You still […] Continue reading

China Replaces Venezuela as Cuba’s Main Trade Partner

China replaced Venezuela as Cuba’s main trading partner in 2016, with an exchange of over 2.585 billion USD, due to the South American country’s deep economic crisis, which has reduced bilateral trade with the island by 70% since 2014, according to official statistics from the Cuban government. Continue reading

Five Cubans among victims in Barcelona and Cambrils

The Barcelona attack on Thursday, which left 13 people dead and a hundred injured, and the following terrorist attack in Cambrils (Tarragona) have left people of over 20 different nationalities dead and injured, the Spanish Civil Protection Agency anno... Continue reading

Constituyente quita funciones legislativas del Congreso venezolano

La Asamblea Constituyente de Venezuela aprobó hoy un decreto con el cual asume las tareas legislativas del Congreso, en un nuevo conflicto del oficialismo con el órgano de mayoría opositora, que denunció un intento de "disolución" y un "golpe de Estado". Continue reading

Cinco cubanos entre víctimas en Barcelona y Cambrils

La Embajada cubana en España y su Consulado en Barcelona se han mantenido en contacto con los familiares de los cuatro cubanos heridos en Barcelona; un quinto resultó herido leve en los sucesos de Cambrils y fue dado rápidamente de alta hospitalaria. Continue reading

Nicaraguan Opposition Group: “A Clean and Transparent Election is Impossible”

The Broad Front for Democracy (FAD) issues its second evaluation of the electoral process. With the 2017 municipal elections just 3 months away, one sector of the opposition insists that none of the conditions for a transparent process have been met. By Confidencial HAVANA TIMES – “As of this date there’ve been no changes indicating […] Continue reading

Una charla sobre la “tecnología transformadora”

Bajo el título “Tecnología transformadora: Consejos para combatir la violencia de género”, tuvo lugar una charla electrónica en cada una de las embajadas de Estados Unidos, convocada por el Departamento de Estado y dirigida por el periodista televisivo de Univisión Rafael Sánchez Cruz. Continue reading

A Talk about “Transformative Technology”

Under the title “Transformative technology: Tips on how to tackle gender violence,” an online talk took place at every US embassy, summoned by the US Department of State and led by Univision TV journalist Rafael Sanchez Cruz. Continue reading

Havana Weather for August 17-23

During our 7-day forecast period, warm days will continue with variable winds in the mornings and northeasterly in the afternoons, with speeds between 6 and 15 mph and stronger gusts in the coastal areas. In the afternoons the cloudiness will increase ... Continue reading

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno, the Troubling Successor to Rafael Correa

Over recent weeks, Ecuadorian President Moreno has emphasized his standing apart from his predecessor Rafael Correa, in two areas especially: economic politics and anti-corruption strategy. Continue reading

Maduro a Cuba para honrar el cumpleaños de Fidel

El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, voló a Cuba el martes para rendir tributo al fallecido Fidel Castro en el 91 aniversario de su nacimiento, el 13 de agosto de 1926. El mandatario venezolano hace viajes frecuentes a La Habana para consultar con el actual presidente cubano Raúl Castro. Continue reading

Maduro Pops into Cuba to Honor Fidel’s Birthday

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro flew into Cuba on Tuesday for a belated tribute to the late Fidel Castro on the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926, reported the official Cuban government website Cubadebate.cu. Maduro was accompanied by Cuban president Raul Castro on a visit to the cemetery in Santiago […] Continue reading

Retiran “motorinas” de las calles de Cienfuegos, Cuba

El periódico provincial 5 de Septiembre publica una historia sobre motos importadas al país, de forma “clandestina”. Según el artículo de prensa desde el 1 de agosto la policía prohibió que estas “motorinas” circulen por las calles de Cienfuegos. Continue reading

Montreal Celebrates “Pride at Work” 7th Anniversary

The 7th anniversary of the “Pride at Work” organization was celebrated on Wednesday August 8th, at the Desjardins shopping complex located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, as part of the week’s program of activities for Gay Pride, This organization provides training to employers with the objective of encouraging their recognition of “LGBT” (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender”) employees, as an important part of society’s diverse and effective work force. Continue reading

My Other Mother

After an intense journey, more in time than in kilometers, I recently returned to Santa Cruz del Sur, on the south of Camaguey, and I went looking for Marina, shortly after arriving. From a distance, I greeted her with happiness, she was sweeping the doorway of her home where traces of my childhood still linger, but she didn’t seem to share my enthusiasm. Continue reading

Venezuela Regional Elections Moved up to October

The all-powerful Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, approved on Saturday to move up the elections for governors scheduled for December 10 to October 10. The opposition coalition inscribed its candidates for the regional elections, but faces criticism fro... Continue reading

Trump lanza amenaza contra Venezuela

El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, llevó hoy al extremo la presión que está ejerciendo sobre Nicolás Maduro y aseguró que no descarta la opción militar ante la situación que vive Venezuela. Continue reading

Canadian Diplomats in Cuba also Victims of Mystery Illness

The mysterious “incidents” that affected US diplomats in Cuba also struck the Canadian embassy, the BBC reports. Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Thursday that at least one of its diplomats has suffered “unusual symptoms” during their stay in Havana, similar to those reported by US officials. Continue reading

Maduro’s Anti-electoral Trap

Two people never tell how something happened in the exact same way. One person accentuates certain facts, the other person accentuates others. Therefore, I am going to go out on a limb and say the following: the way a story is told says more about the ... Continue reading

Air Europa Pilots Ask to Avoid Venezuela

The pilots of Air Europa asked the Spanish airline to stop flying to Venezuela, as other European companies did, or to prevent crews from having to spend the night in the country, the SEPLA pilots' union said on Friday. Continue reading

Wierd “Incident” at US Embassy in Havana

The United States announced on Wednesday that it expelled two diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington in May after some US officials from its embassy in Havana had to return home for "incidents" that caused them "physical symptoms". Continue reading

Havana Weather for August 10-16

During this 7-day forecast periods the days will be hot, with partly cloudy skies and afternoon rains. The humidity will remain high, which will slightly intensify the sensation of heat. Continue reading