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President Castro Calls for Solutions at 7th Summit in Havana

 June 5, 2016  Cuba’s President Raul Castro (Front) takes part in the 7th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz called today in this capital to find new and feasible solutions as for all the...

Joint Work is Key to Boost Caribbean Development, Says President Solis

QCOSTARICA - In Cuba, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis said joint work and integration will be essential to carry on with the objectives of development proposed for the coming years by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in order to achieve prosperity and...

Beyond the Tourist Facade Are Cuba’s Victims of Communism

Visitors to Havana should visit areas beyond the tourist zones and meet Cuba’s victims of communism. (LinkedIn) TODAY CUBA (Panampost.com) Havana’s roads received a new layer of asphalt along the beautiful Prado Boulevard and the colorful buildings in Old Havana were shining brighter than ever...

Costa Rica Explains Anti-Doping Agreement Signed with Cuba

QCOSTARICA -  The coordinator of National Anti-doping Commission (Comisión Nacional Antidopaje - CONAD CR), Cesar Sanchez, stated today that thanks to an agreement signed by Costa Rica and Cuba, the official drug tests of Costa Rican athletes will take place in a Cuban laboratory. The...

It’s Cruise-Ship Time in Cuba Again

TODAY CUBA - The powerful images of a Carnival cruise ship arriving in Cuba this week — the first arrival of a U.S. cruise liner on the island in more than 50 years — may go down in history as the symbol of the...

Brother Obama: Cuba Doesn’t Need ‘Empire’ For Anything

(Q24N) In an article published in La Granma, Fidel Castro blasts the first visit of a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, saying Cuba doesn’t need the empire to give them anything. "Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because our commitment is...

U.S. President Obama Announces Visit To Cuba

QCOSTARICA - U.S. President Barack Obama is planning an historic visit to Cuba next month,  a senior administration official said Wednesday night, making him the first serving United States president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades. The official told news agencies...

Traffic Accidents Kill over 600 in Cuba this Year

TODAY CUBA (ACN) Traffic accidents continued to claim lives in Cuba with a total of 615 by the end of October, an average of eight fatal victims in every 10 accidents, according to the Cuban Interior Ministry. The accidents occurred this year resulted in 6...

Cuba Blames U.S. For Migrant Crisis in Central America

QCOSTARICA (Reuters) Cuba's Communist government on Tuesday blamed the United States' Cold War-era immigration law for a migrant crisis in which more than 1,000 Cubans have been getting stuck at Central American border crossings in an attempt to reach the United States. The Cubans have...

Cuba Preparing For Biggest U.S. Invasion Ever

TODAY CUBA - It will be the largest number of American tourists to arrive in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. The increase is expected to exceed the 50% of visitors who have already made their bookings. While authorizations for all kinds of travel and transportation...

New U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Says “There Is A Need to Assist In Teaching English”

(qCOSTARICA) After waiting almost to two years (from his nomination) to take charge at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, the second black ambassador in the history of United States-Costa Rica relations, says "there is need to assist in teaching English.' In...

Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers in Rare Public Appearance

(TODAY CUBA) HAVANA — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday. The photos showing the leader alive and well came out three days after...

For Cubans, the struggle to supplement meagre rations is a consuming obsession

TODAY CUBA - As a percussionist with one of Havana’s oldest and best known bands, Orlando Ramos has toured the world, attended dozens of international festivals and collaborated with a host of stars ranging from Billy Joel to Silvio Rodríguez. But while musicians from other...

Fidel Castro Re-Appears in Public For First Time in Over a Year

TODAY CUBA (La Habana -Havana) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported on Saturday. It was his first known appearance...

Airbnb and Cuba: a match made in capitalist heaven

TODAY CUBA - The home-rental company Airbnb has opened for business in Havana, bringing the sharing economy born in capitalism to communist Cuba as relations thaw with the United States. Following President Obama’s move to relax cold war-era travel restrictions in January, the company sent...

Scientists Discover in Cuba Aggressive New HIV Strain

TODAY CUBA - Reports of people in Cuba infected by new strain developing AIDS in less than three years. A recently-discovered form of HIV in Cuba has been found to progress into AIDS some three times faster than the most common strains of the virus,...

Nicaragua President Reiterates Objection To U.S Blockade of Cuba

TODAY NICARAGUA - The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, reiterated on Thursday his rejection to the blockade of the United States against Cuba and said that, while the above mentioned politics exists, the normalization of relations will be very far away between Washington and...

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

QCOSTARICA (DigitalJournal) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe. The 88-year-old revolutionary icon had said nothing since last month's surprise agreement, raising...

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