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Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in historic meeting in Havana

February 13, 2016
Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in historic meeting in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) Francis, Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, and Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, signed an agreement in Cuba on Friday, after two hours of talks, described by Francis as "open and frank".

Russian Patriarch to meet Pope in Cuba on Friday

February 12, 2016
Russian Patriarch to meet Pope in Cuba on Friday HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia was due to arrive in Cuba on Thursday for an official visit, his fourth trip to Cuba but this time he will meet with Pope Francis at Havana's International airport on Friday, as the Pope makes a stop-over en route to Mexico.

Agricultural coalition applauds US-Cuba progress

February 11, 2016
Agricultural coalition applauds US-Cuba progress WASHINGTON, USA -- A coalition of America's leading agricultural organizations and companies dedicated to normalizing trade relations between the United States and Cuba celebrated its one-year anniversary by urging policymakers to end the trade embargo in 2016.

interCaribbean Airways to begin Havana service from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

February 10, 2016
interCaribbean Airways to begin Havana service from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Commencing on May 3, 2016, interCaribbean Airways will launch new nonstop services to Havana's Jose Martí International Airport (HAV), from Providenciales (PLS), Turks and Caicos Islands. With this new nonstop service to Havana...

Cuban baseball players defect in Dominican Republic

February 10, 2016
Cuban baseball players defect in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Cuban baseball players, brothers Yuliesky and Lourdes Gurriel, defected in the Dominican Republic in the early hours of Monday morning. The two players left the hotel hosting the Cuban team that participated at the 58th Caribbean...

Thirteen Cuban migrants apprehended after landing on Mona Island

February 4, 2016
Thirteen Cuban migrants apprehended after landing on Mona Island AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol Agents apprehended 13 undocumented immigrants from Cuba, after they landed on Monday on Mona Island. Park Rangers from the Puerto Rico Department of...

Cuban president starts official visit to France

February 2, 2016
Cuban president starts official visit to France PARIS, France (ACN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro started his official visit to France with a welcome ceremony under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Prensa Latina news agency reported. During the ceremony, presided over by Marie-Ségolène Royal, French minister of ecology, sustainable...

New Wi-Fi hotspots to open in Cuba

February 2, 2016
New Wi-Fi hotspots to open in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Havana will have 30 new Wi-Fi zones in 2016, two more by municipality, which will facilitate access to the service, Odalys Rodriguez del Toro, director of Havana Division of Cuban Telecommunication Company (ETECSA SA), told ACN. To date, there are 17...

American and Cuban pediatricians to meet for the first time since normalization in Havana

February 2, 2016
American and Cuban pediatricians to meet for the first time since normalization in Havana DENVER, USA -- For the first time since the US normalized relations with Cuba, a delegation of pediatricians co-led by Dr Stephen Berman of Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and the Colorado School of Public Health, will travel to Havana to establish relationships with...

Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic

February 2, 2016
Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Puerto Rico were due to face Venezuela on Monday and Mexico were to challenge the hosts Dominican Republic at the beginning of the 2016 Santo Domingo Caribbean Baseball Series, which continues until February 7.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Being realistic about US-Cuba relations

January 30, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Being realistic about US-Cuba relations On February 1, President Castro will begin an official visit to France. Apart from confirming the historic, philosophical and cultural affinities between the French and Cuban revolutions, the visit is expected to result in new economic, financial and commercial ties, and will add further to global interest...

Foreign investment expands in Cuba

January 27, 2016
Foreign investment expands in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Over 40 new foreign investment projects are currently under negotiation with Cuban authorities, following the approval of a multimillion business with the Dutch multinational Unilever. Deborah Rivas, an official with the Cuban foreign trade and investment ministry, said...

Obama acknowledges Cuba role in Colombian peace talks

January 26, 2016
Obama acknowledges Cuba role in Colombian peace talks HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US President Barack Obama thanked the Cuban government for hosting the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) guerrillas. Obama made his statement to Bogota’s El Tiempo newspaper in which he said that...

Netherlands expresses interest in trading with Cuba

January 15, 2016
Netherlands expresses interest in trading with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba -- Guido Landheer, deputy minister for foreign trade relations of the Netherlands, expressed on Tuesday in Havana, Cuba, his country’s interest in trading with Cuba in areas such as renewable energy, water resources and agriculture. Landheer is part of a Dutch mission that...

US Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants

January 15, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The Coast Guard repatriated 169 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Thursday. These repatriations are a result of nine separate migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the US border and prevented...

Cuba tourism grows 17.3 percent in 2015

January 15, 2016
Cuba tourism grows 17.3 percent in 2015 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba reported outstanding growth in the number of tourists in 2015, when over 3.5 million foreigners visited the island nation, according to a report released by Professor Jose Luis Perello. In 2014, Cuba passed the three million visitor mark for the first time in its history.

Obama calls on US Congress to lift Cuba embargo

January 14, 2016
Obama calls on US Congress to lift Cuba embargo WASHINGTON, USA (ACN) -- US President Barack Obama called on the US Congress on Tuesday to lift the over-50-year economic, commercial and financial embargo of Cuba. "You want to consolidate our leadership and credibility in the hemisphere? Recognize that...

US urged to close Cuban detention centre and end impunity for abuses

January 12, 2016
US urged to close Cuban detention centre and end impunity for abuses GENEVA, Switzerland -- Human rights experts from the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Monday called on the United States government promptly to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba and end impunity for abuses.

US Hellfire missile shipped to Cuba by mistake

January 11, 2016
US Hellfire missile shipped to Cuba by mistake WASHINGTON, USA -- An inactive Hellfire missile sent to Europe for training was shipped back to Cuba by mistake, where it has remained since 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) first developed to be fired from helicopters for anti-tank use.

Havana World Music Festival to be held in March

January 11, 2016
Havana World Music Festival to be held in March HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The third edition of the Havana World Music Festival will be held in the Cuban capital from next March 24 to 27, and will feature artists from around the world. The list of attendees to the event includes the popular American group Earth, Wind and Fire.

US Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants

January 9, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard has repatriated 216 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of 18 separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the US border and...

Cuban medication meets with success in St Vincent and the Grenadines

January 8, 2016
Cuban medication meets with success in St Vincent and the Grenadines HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Cuban diabetic-foot-ulcer treatment known as Heberprot-P is being successfully administered in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the first eastern Caribbean nation to use the new product of Cuban biotechnology. An initial group of 12 patients received...

Hottest year in Cuba since 1951

January 8, 2016
Hottest year in Cuba since 1951 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The average annual temperature in Cuba last year was the highest since 1951, reaching a value of 1.06 Celsius degrees above the historical average (25.49), said specialists from the Climate Center of the Meteorology Institute. Granma newspaper reported that...

Iowa legislators to lead trade mission to Cuba

January 6, 2016
Iowa legislators to lead trade mission to Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Two legislators from the US state of Iowa are planning to visit Cuba this week, leading a delegation interested in fostering bilateral links for future trade exchange. According to local media in Iowa, Sen. Steve Sodders, D-Marshalltown, and Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt...

Obama could visit Cuba this year

January 5, 2016
Obama could visit Cuba this year HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US President Barack Obama is expected to meet an extensive international agenda this year including visits to European and Asian nations, as well as Colombia and Peru, with the possibility of also visiting Cuba. Obama’s visit to Peru has been confirmed...

Direct flights resumed between Italy and Camaguey in Cuba

January 4, 2016
Direct flights resumed between Italy and Camaguey in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- With the arrival of 130 Italian travelers on January 1 at the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport in Camagüey, Cuba, the link between that city and Italy – one of the main countries sending tourists to this eastern province – was resumed after over a decade without direct flights.

US congresswoman tours Cuban migrant areas along Costa Rica border

January 1, 2016
US congresswoman tours Cuban migrant areas along Costa Rica border WASHINGTON, USA -- US Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) travelled this week to the Costa Rica - Nicaragua border area to gain an understanding of the difficulties faced in Central America by a large influx of Cuban migrants headed for the US southern border. Granger is the chairman of...

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