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5 October, 2016 Hurricane Matthew Moves Away from Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-Hurricane Matthew is moving away from Cuba after lashing the eastern region of the country, according to the latest weather forecast, although strong winds and rains will persist. The category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale was at six o’clock local time at 21.3 degrees north latitude and 74.6 degrees west longitude, about 120 […]

4 October, 2016 Cuban Territories Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Guantanamo, Cuba.-More than 36,000 people have been evacuated today in Baracoa as part of the preparations for Hurricane Matthew, radio stations of the area have reported. According to a report by Radio Baracoa, the most vulnerable people are being prioritized during the evacuation. They will be moved to state institutions, and others are being housed […]

4 October, 2016 Cuban Civil Defense Sets Hurricane Warning Stage for Five Eastern Provinces

Havana, Cuba.- Cuban Civil Defense has established the hurricane warning stage for the country’s five eastern provinces, In its latest weather advisory report issued at 9:00 a.m. (local Cuban time) this Monday, October 3rd, Cuba’s Civil Defense said the country’s southeastern region will be the first to experience tropical storm winds and coastal floods associated […]

30 September, 2016 Cuban President Mets Prime Minister of Lesotho

Havana, Cuba.-Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, who is on an official visit to Cuba. The leaders talked on Thursday about the friendly relations between the two countries and reiterated the willingness to expand ties, particularly in the field of cooperation. During the interview, […]

28 September, 2016 Cuba Supports Fight vs. Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia

Havana, Cuba.-Cuba has reaffirmed the willingness to support the international fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, during the UN Human Rights Council, whose sessions continues today. After speaking at the forum in Geneva, the permanent representative of the Caribbean nation in Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, recalled that despite the adoption of Durban’s Action […]

27 September, 2016 Houston Mayor Highlights Cuba’s Potential for Trade

Havana, Cuba.-Biotechnology, health, transport, energy and agriculture are some of the sectors in which Cuba and the U.S. city of Houston, Texas, can jointly work at present.. In a business meetinbg held in Havana between Cuban authorities and a delegation of the state of Texas, both parts identified the possible niches of bilateral cooperation. The […]

26 September, 2016 Fidel Castro and Chinese Premier Hold Fraternal Meeting

Havana, Cuba.-The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and China”s Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, have agreed on the need to preserve human life and peace in a fraternal meeting. An official statement, released today, says that in a lively dialogue on Sunday afternoon, the Chinese head of government expressed satisfaction with his first visit […]

26 September, 2016 Cuba, China Commercial Entities Sign Action Plan

Havana, Cuba.-The presidents of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and the Chinese Council for the Promotion of Foreign Trade, Orlando Hernandez and Jiang Zengwei, respectively, signed today a plan of action aimed at promoting trade between their countries. The document that includes the activities which will guide the joint effort of both organizations […]

23 September, 2016 Havana Hosts International Seminar on Peace

Havana, Cuba.-The second session of the First International Seminar ”Realities and challenges of the Proclamation of Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean as a peace zone,” is taking place here today in panels and debates. This meeting will be held in this capital until September 23. It seeks to expand the vision on how […]

21 September, 2016 Cuban and French Companies Sign Agreements on Aviation

Paris, France.-The companies Cubana de Aviacion and Air Caraibes signed today an agreement, which will allow the joint operation of the flights of the two companies, during the professional salon of tourism Top Resa, held in France. Director in Paris of Cubana de Aviacion Lourdes Hermelo told the Prensa Latina news agency that the agreement […]

20 September, 2016 Cuba-Italy Committee Examines Economic Links until 2017

Rome, Italy.-The fifth edition of the Cuba-Italy Business Committee, being held today in this capital, examines the trade links between both nations and the opportunity of Italian businesspeople for investing in this Caribbean island. Celia Labora, director of International Relations of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC), declared to Prensa Latina, that expectations of this […]

19 September, 2016 US Blockade of Cuba Limits Access to Food Market

Havana, Cuba.- The economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for almost 60 years continues today as one of Cuba”s major constraints to access international food markets. Although Cuba has one of the most comprehensive social protection programs in the world, and has achieved the eradication of both chronic and […]

16 September, 2016 Effects of US Blockade Persist in Cuban Transactions

Havana, Cuba.-The effects of the U.S. blockade in Cuba”s financial transactions persist today, despite the start of the bilateral rapprochement process and the statements against the policy of President, Barack Obama. After the announcement of the restoration of relations between the two countries, on December 17, 2014, some actions of this genocidal policy in force […]