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Colombian government and rebel group FARC sign historic peace accord in Cuba

June 25, 2016
Colombian government and rebel group FARC sign historic peace accord in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Colombian government and the rebel group FARC-EP on Thursday signed in this the Cuban capital Havana a bilateral and definitive agreement on cease-fire and the cessation of hostilities, considered a key step to achieve peace in that nation, which has endured...

Cuba to build the largest tourist facility in the Caribbean

June 23, 2016
Cuba to build the largest tourist facility in the Caribbean HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in the province of Pinar del Rio that will be upon completion one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yuslenia Saumell, business specialist...

US Coast Guard repatriates 73 Cuban migrants

June 23, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 73 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 73 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance...

Cuban coffee back in the US after more than fifty years

June 22, 2016
Cuban coffee back in the US after more than fifty years NEW YORK, USA -- Nespresso, a worldwide pioneer and reference in premium single-serve coffee, will bring back Cuban coffee to the United States for the first time in more than 50 years. Recent regulatory changes in the United States have allowed Nespresso to move forward.

US wins Cuba's biggest Hemingway billfish tournament in history

June 22, 2016
US wins Cuba's biggest Hemingway billfish tournament in history HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The United States won the 66th edition of the Ernest Hemingway International Fishing Tournament, the biggest ever in history held in Havana, Cuba, with over 500 enthusiasts. After four intense days, the US crew "Unbelievable" won the crown among...

Cuba and the US to fight disease together

June 17, 2016
Cuba and the US to fight disease together HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Earlier this week, health authorities in Cuba and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in combating diseases affecting the two countries and to exchange experiences. The Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday...

US Coast Guard repatriates 28 Cuban migrants

June 17, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 28 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 28 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Thursday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. . In each instance, the...

Commentary: Cuba and the Caribbean: In dialogue with Ambassador Jorge Soberon

June 16, 2016
Commentary: Cuba and the Caribbean: In dialogue with Ambassador Jorge Soberon Cuba is on the move. Business opportunities are opening up in many of its semi-untouched markets - and international business leaders are seeing dollar signs as the Obama administration moves to restore economic and diplomatic ties with the island. From airlines, hotel chains and...

US Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

June 15, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits.

Major consumer survey shows growth in travel to Cuba

June 14, 2016
Major consumer survey shows growth in travel to Cuba PLYMOUTH, USA -- On Friday, Travel Leaders Group released its latest survey findings in which Cuba continues trending upward in interest among American travelers and is likely to increase further with regularly scheduled air service from the US that was also announced on June 10.

Cuba and Curacao interested in strengthening commercial ties

June 11, 2016
Cuba and Curacao interested in strengthening commercial ties HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The interest in strengthening commercial bonds between Cuba and Curacao was highlighted in Havana, in the context of the visit to the island of Eugene Rhuggenaath, minister of economic development of that country, accompanied by representatives of...

Cuba-EU human rights dialogue moves forward despite differences

June 10, 2016
Cuba-EU human rights dialogue moves forward despite differences HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A round of talks on human rights between Cuba and the European Union (EU) was held in Havana on Sunday, June 6, when, despite profound differences, both parties agreed they had made advances. According to the ministry of foreign affairs of Cuba...

US Coast Guard repatriates 34 Cuban migrants

June 9, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 34 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 34 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard...

Commentary: Cuba's tourism, the embargo, and the environment

June 9, 2016
Commentary: Cuba's tourism, the embargo, and the environment Cuba’s coral reefs are well known for possessing some of the best places in the world for diving. Off the coast of Jardines de la Reina, one can find plenty of biodiversity in pristine condition. Since the Cuban Revolution, the government (in spite of economic constraints) has successfully...

Puerto Rico plans to open commercial office in Havana

June 7, 2016
Puerto Rico plans to open commercial office in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro García Padilla said his administration expects to open an office in Havana to promote trade and cultural exchange. Padilla made the announcement while speaking to reporters during the recent summit of the Association of Caribbean...

US Coast Guard repatriates 153 Cuban migrants

June 3, 2016
US Coast Guard repatriates 153 Cuban migrants MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard repatriated 153 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore repatriated 78 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 75 Cuban migrants.

Jamaica to strengthen co-operation with Cuba

May 27, 2016
Jamaica to strengthen co-operation with Cuba KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is moving to strengthen co-operation with Cuba on key industries, such as agriculture and manufacturing, which can benefit both nations. Minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, Karl Samuda, said Jamaica is seeking to learn from the...

Dominica recognises 20 years of diplomatic relations with Cuba

May 24, 2016
Dominica recognises 20 years of diplomatic relations with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Dominica's Education Minister Peter St Jean recognized on Monday in Roseau Cuba's work as a partner in the development of his Caribbean nation for many years, diplomatic sources reported. The education minister made the statements during an event...

Normalizing relations with US will take time, says Cuban official

May 23, 2016
Normalizing relations with US will take time, says Cuban official HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Although the US and Cuba are working to make progress, normalizing relations will take time, Josefina Vidal, director general of the United States Department of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, cautioned on Friday. The diplomat was addressing researchers from...

Cuba and US agree new steps in bilateral relations

May 18, 2016
Cuba and US agree new steps in bilateral relations HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- On Monday, representatives of Cuba and the United States updated the roadmap on the road to normalization of ties between the two nations, including high-level visits in areas such as health and agriculture and new exchanges on hydrography, the environment...

Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana

May 17, 2016
Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The first powerboat rally from Florida to Cuba in 58 years will arrive on Tuesday in Havana Bay, which will represent the revival of this event between the United States and the Caribbean island. About 90 American crews will participate in an event that had its...

Cuba and US to meet again to assess progress in normalization of ties

May 14, 2016
Cuba and US to meet again to assess progress in normalization of ties HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Representatives of Cuba and the United States will meet in Havana on Monday to take stock of progress in the process towards normalization of ties, Gustavo Machin, deputy director general of the Cuban Foreign Ministry's United States Department, announced at a...

T-Mobile signs Cuba roaming deal

May 11, 2016
T-Mobile signs Cuba roaming deal BELLEVUE, USA -- T-Mobile has signed an interconnect and roaming agreement with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, SA (ETECSA), the Cuban telecommunications company. The new deal enables the carrier to do its part to open communications between...

Aruba and Cuba sign memorandum of understanding for tourism and transportation

May 10, 2016
Aruba and Cuba sign memorandum of understanding for tourism and transportation HAVANA, Cuba -- "Last week in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Aruba and Cuba signed a cooperative agreement with a focus on tourism," minister of tourism, transportation, culture and the primary sector for Aruba, Otmar Oduber announced.  It has been close to a year since discussions...

Cuba to host Association of Caribbean States summit next month

May 7, 2016
Cuba to host Association of Caribbean States summit next month HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Representatives of all 25 nations making up the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will attend the seventh summit of the regional organization from June 2-4 at Havana's Conventions Center in Cuba. According to the Cuban foreign ministry, seven associated...

Cuba offers opportunities for foreign investment in tourism

May 7, 2016
Cuba offers opportunities for foreign investment in tourism HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba announced the launch of 127 projects among its opportunities for foreign investment in its tourist sector during the current FitCuba International Tourism Fair. The business director of the Cuban tourism ministry, Jose Daniel Alonso, announced at the event that...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall

May 7, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall In Havana on April 28, the Dominican Republic and Cuba agreed to explore the possibility of a partial scope trade agreement. There Cuba’s deputy minister of foreign trade and investment, Ileana Nunez, and Cesar Dargan, the Dominican Republic deputy foreign minister for commercial affairs...

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