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Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba

The Paraguayan artist announced a concert in solidarity with the Cuban people affected by the path of Hurricane Irma in September Paraguayan artist Ricardo Flecha will sing to the Caribbean island of Cuba in a concert called ”Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba” in solidarity with Cuba and its inhabitants affected by the path of Hurricane […] Continue reading

Cuban Judokas Look to Compete in Barranquilla

The athletes will attend the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament next October 28-29 As was recently announced, Cuba men and women’s judo teams will compete in the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament, taking place in the Dominican Republic’s Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Stadium, from October 28-29. Granma […] Continue reading

Red Sun, Yellow Sky in England Due to Hurricane Ophelia

An unusual yellow sky and red-looking sun were seen across many parts of England yesterday As reported by a local weather report, the phenomenon was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. Debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part. The […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Sends Message to Nicolás Maduro

The Cuban president said that Venezuela has given another great lesson in peace, democratic vocation, courage, and dignity Full text of the message Havana October 16, 2017 Comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Esteemed Nicolás: I congratulate you for the results of the state elections. Venezuela has given another great […] Continue reading

Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution Wins 17 of 22 Governorships

On learning the results, Venezuelans celebrated the strengthening of their democracy, following an election day that developed in complete normality The Bolivarian Revolution won 17 of 22 state governorships following the regional elections held this Sunday, October 15, according to the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, on announcing the preliminary election […] Continue reading

Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections Sunday

Venezuelans will choose the governors of the 23 states after months of opposition violence and U.S. sanctions Venezuelans are holding key elections Sunday to choose the governors of the country’s 23 states after months of opposition violence and U.S. sanctions. Politicians of the ruling Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV, currently hold 20 of these […] Continue reading

US Embassy in Colombia to Process Visas for Cubans

The US State Department designated its embassy in Bogota to process the visas of those Cubans who  want to emigrate to the United States The US State Department designated its embassy in Bogota, Colombia, to process the visas for residents in Cuba that want to emigrate to the United States, according to a press release […] Continue reading

Cuba to Denounce Reinforcement of US Blockade at UN

Some of the most affected sectors are education, healthcare, sports, culture, industrial development, information technology and telecommunications Almost 60 years after the implementation of the US blockade against Cuba, the hostile policy is being reinforced, undermining the diplomatic progress made by the two countries.  That is one of the messages of the report submitted by […] Continue reading

Cuba Health System Seriously Damaged by US Blockade

From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 the estimated economic damages to the Cuban health system due to the U.S. blockade surpassed $87 million USD Doctors and medicine students denounced this during the public hearing of the Health and Sports Commission of the National Assembly to show the damages of the economic, commercial and […] Continue reading

U.S. to Leave UNESCO Next Year

The official withdrawal of the North American nation will be effective December 31 of 2018, the State Department indicated The United States has made the decision to leave the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), as a result of the institution’s anti-Israel bias, according to the State Department. The country’s official withdrawal […] Continue reading

September Rainfall Favored Reservoirs in Cuba

At the end of September, the reservoirs of the island held a total of 6.446 billion cubic meters of water September, as usual, proved to be one of the wettest months of the year in Cuba, ending with total national rainfall of 344.9 millimeters, equivalent to 185% of the historic monthly average. As reflected by […] Continue reading

Cuban Culture Minister Meets with European Parliamentarians

The parliamentarians expressed their solidarity and their decision to support the Caribbean nation as much as they can Members of the European Parliament from several parties met today with Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto, to whom they expressed their solidarity and decision to support the Caribbean nation as much as possible. As part of his […] Continue reading

Million Victims of Child Labor in the World

The practice is mostly concentrated in agriculture which includes fishing, forestry, livestock herding and aquaculture The International Labor Organization (ILO) says that 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment worldwide, and that among them 152 million are victims of child labor. According to data revealed by ILO´s Global Estimates of Child […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus, US Universities Interested in Academic Projects

A memorandum of understanding has been announced that will boost the institutional development and internationalization of the Cuban academic center The University of Sancti Spíritus (Uniss) and Lehman College of New York announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will consolidate the academic relationship between the higher education houses. According to information released […] Continue reading

Chile Reports 6.3-Magnitude Earthquake

Early Tuesday morning an earthquake measuring 6.3 struck north Chile, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported The tremor hit 70 kilometers east of Arica, near the Peru border. No tsunami warning is currently in effect. Chile, which lies on the Ring of Fire – fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and are prone to […] Continue reading

António Guterres Visits Caribbean Islands Hit by Hurricanes

Guterres told reporters that his visit to the Caribbean aims to “see what else the United Nations can do to help those affected” UN Secretary-General António Guterres is currently visiting Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, Caribbean islands affected last month by powerful hurricanes. According to the Office of the Spokesman of the Secretary General, Guterres […] Continue reading

Tribute to Cuban Independence Heroes in Santiago

Residents of Santiago de Cuba will honor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Mariana Grajales, José Martí, and Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro On the occasion of the 149th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence at the Demajagua sugar mill, this October 10, a political act and military ceremony of internment of the remains […] Continue reading

Caricom Tackles Consequences of Climate Change

The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has announced the creation of a special fund to recover agriculture in the region The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will create a special fund for the recovery of agriculture after the increased weather phenomena in the region, said today the newspaper Guyana Chronicle. The newspaper indicated that this way, Caricom considers the […] Continue reading

Cubans Remember Crime of Barbados

October 6th marks the tragic event where 73 innocent civil lives were lost, victims of the worst and bloodiest crime committed in this hemisphere The explosion in the air of a Cubana de Aviacion comercial flight over the coasts of Barbados in 1976, is still one of the wounds marking the skin of this people, […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Receives ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena

Barcena is attending the 56th Board of Directors meeting of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, underway in Havana President Raul Castro Ruz has received Alicia Barcena Ibarra, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Granma newspaper reported today. The meeting between the Cuban […] Continue reading

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

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

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