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Havana's Jose Marti International Airport sets new passenger record

August 22, 2017
Havana's Jose Marti International Airport sets new passenger record HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) – Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport received four million passengers in the first eight months of 2017, a new record for the facility, Cuban media reported. This figure translates to 27 percent growth compared to the same period in the previous year, and reflects the upward...

Why is the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba economically and environmentally inefficient?

August 18, 2017
Why is the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba economically and environmentally inefficient? In October 2002, the Cuban government’s decision to restructure the sugar industry and shut down all factories that were unable to produce sugar at a cost of 4 cents a pound or less was made official. Before then, the Héctor Molina Agro-Industrial Complex, in the western province of Mayabeque...

Cuban resort upgrades medical tourism services

August 16, 2017
Cuban resort upgrades medical tourism services HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The famous Varadero tourist resort in the western Cuba province of Matanzas has upgraded its international healthcare center now offering specialized medical services. The cutting edge technology providing the new services includes a biochemical analyzer  providing fast...

Russian nuclear energy official visits Cuba

August 14, 2017
Russian nuclear energy official visits Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Ivan Dybov, president of ROSATOM America Latina (Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation), met with his Cuban counterparts at the Agency for Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA). His visit was aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two...

Cuba denies 'acoustic attack' on US diplomats in Havana

August 12, 2017
Cuba denies 'acoustic attack' on US diplomats in Havana HAVANA, Cuba -- In a press statement on Wednesday, Cuba’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families, without exception. The denial came after US State Department officials...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Has rail a future in the Caribbean?

August 12, 2017
Commentary: The View from Europe: Has rail a future in the Caribbean? Historically Caribbean railways existed to carry cane to factories, or raw sugar and molasses to ports. Later they were used to transport other agricultural crops, minerals, and, as urban populations grew, provided passenger services. However, the demise of sugar, high operating and maintenance costs...

Southern Cuba loses land to the Caribbean Sea due to climate change

August 10, 2017
Southern Cuba loses land to the Caribbean Sea due to climate change HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The coasts of the south-central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus are losing some 1.3 meters (4.265 ft) every year as a result of climate change, according to local environmental authorities. As a consequence, the progressive sea encroachment is increasing salinization, soil erosion...

Self-employment licence freeze is only temporary, says Cuban minister

August 10, 2017
Self-employment licence freeze is only temporary, says Cuban minister HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The recent freezing by Cuban authorities of a large group of new self-employment licenses will not exceed six months, which is the period required for an ongoing review process of the performance of this sector. In statement to Cuban television, first deputy labour and social...

Cuban skin cancer drug now available island-wide

August 9, 2017
Cuban skin cancer drug now available island-wide HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Heberferon, the only drug of its kind in the world, developed in Cuba for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, is now available throughout the island, barely six months after beginning of the programme for its distribution. During that period, more than 400 patients in...

Cuba graduates 170 doctors from the United States

August 4, 2017
Cuba graduates 170 doctors from the United States HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba has graduated 170 doctors from the United States through a project implemented the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated in November 1999. In an exclusive interview with Cuban News Agency, Zenia Díaz Catalá, director of the general secretariat...

Cuban reporter placed under house arrest for 'practicing journalism'

July 28, 2017
Cuban reporter placed under house arrest for 'practicing journalism' MIAMI, Florida -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has strongly rejected the regulation of the practice of journalism as occurs in Cuba, where a female journalist is under house arrest and faces along with a colleague charges for practicing the profession. In Cuba, journalist Sol García Basulto...

Cuba receives three million tourists in less than seven months

July 26, 2017
Cuba receives three million tourists in less than seven months HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A press release from the Cuban ministry of tourism reported that on Tuesday, July 25, Cuba reached the three million tourist mark, 75 days faster than last year. The figures translate in a 24 percent growth in the number of tourists, continuing the upward trend the country has...

US lawmakers call for continued funding of US democracy programs in Venezuela and Cuba

July 21, 2017
US lawmakers call for continued funding of US democracy programs in Venezuela and Cuba WASHINGTON, USA -- US Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others are urging Senate appropriators to continue funding programs aimed at building democracies in Venezuela and Cuba, despite President Trump’s budget request that would eliminate the programs altogether. Since the 1980s, US democracy...

US senator supports improved ties with Cuba

July 19, 2017
US senator supports improved ties with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) - US Senator Patrick Leahy said on Tuesday that he will continue to work hard in Congress to lift restrictions imposed by the US government on Cuba. In an interview with Prensa Latina, the Democrat from Vermont, who supports efforts to eliminate travel and trade bans...

Sunwing introduces new flight service from Toronto to Cayo Largo, Cuba

July 19, 2017
Sunwing introduces new flight service from Toronto to Cayo Largo, Cuba TORONTO, Canada -- Sunwing has announced the addition of Cayo Largo in Cuba to its ever-growing roster of tropical destinations available from Toronto this winter. As the world's largest provider of vacation packages to Cuba, the tour operator is expected to be the only carrier to offer direct flights...

Expansion of private sector to continue in Cuba

July 18, 2017
Expansion of private sector to continue in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro said on Friday in Havana that the country will continue developing the self-employment sector and experiment with non-agricultural and animal cooperatives. During the closing of the plenary session of the Cuban Parliament, Castro told the deputies...

Energy shortages in Cuba exacerbated by fall in Venezuela oil exports

July 17, 2017
Energy shortages in Cuba exacerbated by fall in Venezuela oil exports HAVANA, Cuba -- Venezuela's crude and fuel oil deliveries to Cuba fell almost 13 percent in the first half of this year, according to documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters, threatening to exacerbate fuel and power shortages in the island. Since 2016, Cuba's government has...

Drought affecting future sugar cane harvest in Cuba

July 17, 2017
Drought affecting future sugar cane harvest in Cuba SANTA CLARA, Cuba (ACN) -- The drought that has affected Cuba since 2015 is delaying the sowing time of sugar cane in Villa Clara province, especially in areas located in the north of the province, because it impedes irrigation of the soil destined for this crop. Andres Duran Fundora, the provincial...

Cuban tourism grows 23 percent in first half of 2017

July 15, 2017
Cuban tourism grows 23 percent in first half of 2017 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban minister of tourism Manuel Marrero has reported that, in the first six months of 2017, almost 2.7 million tourists visited the island, for a 23.2 percent growth compared to last year. Marrero said Canada, the largest source market of tourists for Cuba, is recovering its numbers.

New US regulations on Cuba to be announced in September

July 12, 2017
New US regulations on Cuba to be announced in September WASHINGTON, USA -- The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department is to publish new regulations on Cuba on September 15, according to a report on Monday from US-Cuba Economic and Commercial Council. The announcement includes a timetable that marks 90 days...

US-Cuba: Fools repeat their folly, says Rubio

July 11, 2017
US-Cuba: Fools repeat their folly, says Rubio MIAMI, USA -- On June 26, Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted a scripture verse: “As dogs return to their vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11”, apparently oblivious to the irony that just ten days earlier that is exactly what he did as one of the architects of US President Donald Trump’s...

Commentary: Guantanamo remains open as human rights abuses continue

July 11, 2017
Commentary: Guantanamo remains open as human rights abuses continue Writing a book is a feat in itself but, as any author can confirm, publishing it presents yet another set of challenges. Just ask Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose 466-page manuscript took a full six years to be released. Slahi’s book was not a work of fiction but a classified memoir, surrendered to the US government...

Cuba rejects European Parliament resolution

July 10, 2017
Cuba rejects European Parliament resolution HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Commission on International Relations of the National Assembly in Cuba has rejected a non-binding resolution on Cuba approved by the European Parliament last week in Strasburg, France. The “non-legislative resolution”, urging governments to help Cuba toward...

Antigua-Barbuda renews commitment to Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

July 8, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda renews commitment to Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase HAVANA, Cuba -- Antigua and Barbuda has recommitted to supporting the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS), which is a platform for sharing quality audio-visual content from across the region. Howard and Mitzi Allen of HAMAFilms Antigua recently attended the meeting of the coordinating...

Real estate and construction industry leaders meet in Cuba to discuss new opportunities

July 8, 2017
Real estate and construction industry leaders meet in Cuba to discuss new opportunities HAVANA, Cuba – RICS, a global professional body that promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, property and construction, recently led a three-day study tour to Havana, Cuba, gathering more than...

Commentary: The saga and bravura of Haitian migrants

July 8, 2017
Commentary: The saga and bravura of Haitian migrants I was recently at the Toussaint Louverure airport in Port au Prince, Haiti, departing for New York City; the real action was not with JetBlue or American Airlines passengers leaving for the Big Apple but with the LAN airline transporting Haitian migrants to Chile. It looked like a well organized conspiracy orchestrated...

Cuban opposition activist in maximum security prison

July 7, 2017
Cuban opposition activist in maximum security prison HAVANA, Cuba -- Jorge Cervantes García, a member of the political opposition group the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unión Patriótica de Cuba, UNPACU), was detained on 23 May in Las Tunas, central-eastern Cuba. Weeks before, UNPACU published on its YouTube channel a video called “Horrors in jail”...

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