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Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

President Donald Trump on Saturday released a statement congratulating Cubans on the 115th anniversary of their independence from the Spanish empire, a statement that was immediately rebuffed by the government of President Raúl Castro.

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

In April, media outlets reported Cuba’s entry into the Central-American Bank for Economic Integration. Incorporation into the BCIE has enormous importance for Cuba, both in symbolic and practical terms. And it should facilitate Cuba’s future incorporation into other banks of that type.

Russia OKs funds for restoration of Cuban Capitol dome

Russia OKs funds for restoration of Cuban Capitol dome

Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized a call for tenders worth 20 million rubles (355,000 dollars) for the gilding of the dome of the Capitol Building in Havana. The funds will be used for the restoration of the dome’s gold coating.

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Noontime, any day last week. A neighbor tells me that a small market near my home is selling toilet paper. Without thinking twice, I stop what I’m doing and embark on its search, because it has been unavailable for a long time. I get to the store and look through the shelves. Nothing. I ask the clerk. Her answer is clear and firm: “We ran out of it a while ago.”

We need to move ahead

We need to move ahead

When we look at today’s Cuba, so different from what we once wanted, we often experience an unwanted perception that the determinative reasons to slow down or stop the pace of the evermore urgent actualizations are the so-called subjective factors or closed minds.

Viglacera to form joint venture with Cuba

Viglacera to form joint venture with Cuba

The Việt Nam Glass and Ceramics for Construction Corporation (Viglacera)’s annual shareholder meeting this past week was highlighted by revelation of the company’s business plan to implement investment activities in Cuba.

Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

An AP news item on Wednesday reported that the “GGC nodes in Cuba finally went active in the past 24hrs,” quoting Doug Madory, director of analysis at Dyn Research. Progreso Weekly’s team talked to several Internet surfers in Havana’s WiFi zones, in an effort to verify whether they have gained speed, especially when it comes to videos.

International Jazz Day: ‘This is a huge event’

International Jazz Day: ‘This is a huge event’

Bobby Carcassés may have been one of the first to find out. He got a call from the Thelonious Monk Institute and was told that the 2017 International Jazz Day would be held in Cuba and that he had been chosen to participate. In addition to the April 30 concert at Havana’s Gran Teatro, there will be performances at the Art Factory, the Mella Theater and the Plaza House of Culture.

In a press law, transparency is essential

In a press law, transparency is essential

Everyone is aware of the deficiencies of the Cuban press system today. For exactly that reason, the construction of a model, a policy, a law, should not be carried out behind the backs of the majority of the professionals who are most affected by it.

UN special rapporteur on human trafficking concludes Cuba visit

UN special rapporteur on human trafficking concludes Cuba visit

A United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons conducted a five-day visit to Cuba which finished on Friday. During her stay, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro examined human trafficking and prevention efforts on the island.

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