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31 October, 2016 Exhibitors from 75 Countries Attend FIHAV 2016 in Cuba

Havana, cuba.-The 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, has begun today here in the presence of about 4,500 exhibitors from 75 countries and representatives of 50 Chambers of Commerce. This year, the exhibition includes as a main new feature the holding of an investment forum, in which a new version of the business portfolio of […]

26 October, 2016 Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in New York for UN General Assembly’s Vote on U.S. Blockade of Cuba

New York, United States.-Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has arrived in New York for Wednesday’s debate and vote at the UN General Assembly on a Cuban-sponsored draft resolution, calling for an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed and maintained by ten consecutive U.S. administrations against the Caribbean state. Minister Rodríguez will address […]

26 October, 2016 Association of International Educators Denounces Blockade

Cienfuegos, Cuba.-The Association of International Educators (NAFSA) urged the lifting the US blockade against Cuba during a scientific event that takes place in Cienfuegos. Marlene Marie Johnson, executive director of the organization, urged the lifting of the blockade at the 1st International Scientific Conference of the University of Cienfuegos, in which participate professors and researchers […]

26 October, 2016 Cuban Scientist Calls to Analyze US Blockade in Sciences

Havana, Cuba.-Pedro Velis, a Cuban scientist and now director of the Cuban National Council for Scientific Associations (CNSC) stated Tuesday that the relation between Cuba and the US, is quite interesting, if it is scientifically analyzed. ‘We see that US President Barack Obama reestablihes the diplomatic relations with Cuba, but although he has the power […]

25 October, 2016 US Blockade Stops Cuba’s Sport Development

Havana, Cuba.-The US economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island of Cuba for more than 50 years, limits the Cuban sports development , beside causing deep affectations to the Cuban economy and society. Despite the measures adopted by the government of US President Barack Obama, which modify some aspects of the blockade’s implementation, the […]

25 October, 2016 The Economic Blockade is an Obstacle in Cuba-US Relations

Washington, United States.-The economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba is the main obstacle for the normalization of relations between Havana and Washington, said the Cuban ambassador here, Jose Ramon Cabañas. The Cuban diplomat gave an interview to the journalist Edmundo Garcia, which was broadcasted yesterday in the program ‘La tarde se […]

24 October, 2016 Guatemala Businessmen Will Attend FIHAV 2016 in Cuba

Guatemala, Cuba.-Members of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) confirmed today that about 10 companies will participate in Guatemala”s thirty-fourth edition of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2016) in Cuba. The meeting in the capital of the Caribbean island will take place from October 31 to November 4. Guatemalan companies attending the event will […]

24 October, 2016 Cuban Residents in US Denounce Persistence of Blockade

Washington, United States.-The main topic included in the final declaration of the 3rd Meeting of Cuban Residents in the United States was a public denounce of the hostile policy that it is the illegal and inhumane economic blockade imposed by the US on Cuba. The meeting held in Washington during the weekend brought together Cuban […]

20 October, 2016 Japanese Ambassador Predicts More Japanese Tourists in Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.-The Japanese ambassador to Cuba, Masaru Watanabe, has predicted an increase in Japanese tourists visiting Cuba and highlighted that Japanese tourism to Cuba rose by 80 percent in 2015. The ambassador expressed his desire that Japanese tourists visit Cuban cities other than Havana, especially Santiago de Cuba, the second largest in the […]

19 October, 2016 Great Efforts in Restoring Telephony in Guantanamo

Guantanamo, Cuba.- With the support of brigades from the Company of Telecommunications of Cuba (ETECSA) the restoration of telephony in the Eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo is progressing, after Hurricane Matthew. Juan Montes de Oca is the head of all those ETECSA brigades, which work for long hours to restore communications in the municipalities of […]

17 October, 2016 Cuban Civil Society Demands end of the Blockade

Havana, Cuba.-Sponsored by the Cuban Association of United Nations, the meeting was held in the Raúl Roa García Higher Institute of International Relations, with the participation of more than twenty speakers. Participants reiterated that the blockade is a massive, flagrant and systematic human rights violation of the Cuban people, which qualifies as an act of […]

17 October, 2016 Second Venezuelan Ship with Aid Arrives in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, cuba.-The second Venezuelan ship laden with humanitarian aid to contribute to repair de damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba arrived on Sunday in the Guillermon Moncada Port, from where the cargo will be distributed immediately. The ship Tango 62, of the Bolivarian Navy, brought 396 tons of cargo, including frontal […]