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Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Director of the Granma newspaper is dismissed

Pelayo Terry Cuervo has been dismissed as director of the newspaper Granma, official communications organ of the Communist Party of Cuba. The announcement was made by means of a brief informative note of scarcely 50 words.

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

The Cuban economy: Buying abroad

After decades of trying to replace imports, Cuba remains highly dependent on them. Imports provide most of what Cuba needs to stay afloat. The goods brought in by ordinary citizens are just a tiny portion of the nation’s total imports.

Gurriel and the Cuban flag

Gurriel and the Cuban flag

At the end of the last game of the World Series of baseball, an unexpected act occurred: Astros’ player Yulieski Gurriel celebrated his team’s victory by draping a Cuban flag around his shoulders. No longer do the Cuban people perceive these migrants negatively, so the triumph of their ball players anywhere continues to be a source of national pride.

Cuba highlights air security for high tourism season amid U.S. pressure

Cuba highlights air security for high tourism season amid U.S. pressure

Cuba said it will guarantee air security for travelers flying to and from the Caribbean nation, to be prepared for its high tourist season which lasts from November to April. The International Civil Aviation Organization carried out an audit in Cuba in August 2015 which acknowledged the island’s compliance with air safety protocols.

Cuba seeks to increase trade, join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Cuba seeks to increase trade, join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Cuba seeks to increase trade with China and join the Belt and Road Initiative as a possible “regional node” for this plan to spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the island’s first deputy minister of foreign trade and investment said this week.

The weekend news was good, but the Cuban passport is still way too expensive

The weekend news was good, but the Cuban passport is still way too expensive

During the 4th Meeting of Cubans Residing in the U.S., Bruno Rodríguez announced that certain changes had been approved that dealt directly with Cubans who had migrated. His announcements were met with positive reactions from the crowd. At the meeting, before the foreign minister’s arrival, the most asked about issue, by far, was the Cuban passport.

The balance, in hard currency, of the Cuban emigration

The balance, in hard currency, of the Cuban emigration

Remittances are a phenomenon that has existed since the 19th Century with the increase in migratory trends. In the same way that emigration provides the receptor nations with a labor force, the emigrants provide (almost like a tacit agreement of exchange) a substantial source of revenue for the country of origin.

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

U.S. Rep. Takano, Tampa and St. Pete councils support closer U.S.-Cuba ties

Representative Mark Takano became the first Member of Congress to visit Cuba in the aftermath of the State Dept. announcement that it would shrink its diplomatic mission in Havana and reciprocally expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. At the same time, a delegation of City Council members from Tampa and St. Petersburg were also in the Cuban capital.

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

Cuba seeks to move closer to its emigrants

The author’s address to the Fourth International Coloquy of Latinos in the United States, held at Casa de las Américas in Havana. Mr. Gómez is the former president of the Cuban-American Committee in Washington and a member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade.

Cuba’s women’s judo team reaches Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Cuba’s women’s judo team reaches Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

The women’s judo team of Cuba has reached the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, which is scheduled to take place from Oct. 28-29.

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