Viewing News From Cuba from March 2017

Once operational, the four solar parks will represent a saving of some 21,000 tons of fossil fuel for the country

Granma expanding renewable energy

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Granma’s contribution to the national electric grid is set to increase six fold by mid-2017 GRANMA.— The first fully operational solar park in this eastern province and the ongoing construction of three new ones, are set to see Granma’s contribution to the national electric grid increase six fold by mid-2017, supplying ... read more

500 Ex-FARC Rebels and 500 Colombian Victims to Get Medical Scholarships to Study in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cuba has extended its hand to Colombia to support the country's first steps in building peace after more than 50 years of war. Five hundred former FARC rebels and 500 Colombian civil war victims are set to receive scholarship to study medicine in Cuba as part of a gesture of solidarity ... read more

Cuba was ranked 3rd in the world in 2017 for female representation in Parliament

Cuba and Bolivia leaders in female parliamentary representation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cuba ranked third in the world for women's representation in parliament, according to UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) UNITED NATIONS: Bolivia and Cuba occupy second and third place respectively, in regards to the percentage of women parliamentarians, according to a Global Women in Politics Map released March 15, ... read more

Republican James Comer calls for an end of the US blockade

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

“Unfortunately, the Republican Party’s been on the wrong side of this issue, and I feel it’s time to move on,” he said. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, recently visited Cuba and hopes to restore agricultural trade with the island nation and provide the United States with a valuable new market for ... read more

Trump Spokesperson: 'Cuba Hasn't Made Any Concessions'

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 March 2017

The Trump administration has made it clear it will be reviewing all agreements with Cuba. U.S. President Donald Trump believes that Cuba, “with all the things it has been given,” has not made any “concessions” within the process of normalisation of bilateral relations, according to Trump's adviser Helen Aguirre Ferre in ... read more

Cuba's Raul Castro Blasts Trump's 'Irrational' Border Wall

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Cuban leader fiercely criticised President Donald Trump's administration and his anti-immigration policies. Cuban President Raul Castro said Sunday that the proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a wall on the Mexican border is "irrational" and affects all Latin America. "The wall that is intended to be built on the ... read more

Bolivia's Evo Morales thanks Cuba for medical treatment

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 March 2017

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 7 (ACN) The Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked his Cuban peer Raul Castro, the medical team that treated him and the Cuban people for the medical care he received in Havana after arriving last week with throat issues. Before returning to his country Morales said he was feeling ... read more

Ana Belen Montes will spend her 60th birthday in US jail with another 10 years to serve

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Today (28th February) is the 60th birthday of Ana Belén Montes, a Puerto Rican woman serving a 25-year US prison sentence for passing information to Cuban intelligence agencies. Ana is unable to receive any messages in prison, except from people she knows, so those wishing to send birthday messages and ... read more

Cuba's Lauded Medical System Starts New Trial for HIV Vaccine

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 February 2017

Testing looks promising so far for the vaccine designed to improve living conditions of people who are HIV positive. Scientists in Cuba are currently undertaking phase one of a clinical trial for a vaccine to help improve the health of people who are HIV positive, Cuban media reported this week. The vaccine, ... read more

US Legislators Favour Advancement of Relations with Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 February 2017

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (ACN) A US congressional delegation stressed the pace of current US-Cuba efforts towards the improvement of bilateral links, during a visit to Havana, where they were received by President Raul Castro. During a press conference on Wednesday, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) stressed the scope of 22 accords ... read more