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Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship

Miami Five Hero: Cold War back to haunt Cuba-US relations

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), is no doubt the best person to talk about the relations between Cuba and its old foe, the US. This is because González has another better known identity: a member of the Cuban Five. The Cuban Five/Miami Five, ... read more

Cuban medics on their way to West Africa during the Ebola outbreak in 2014

USAID plans to spend up to $3 million to investigate Cuban doctors

News from Cuba | Monday, 12 August 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development is offering up to $3 million to organizations that would “investigate, collect, and analyze information related to human rights violations – including forced labor – of Cuban medical personnel exported overseas.”USAID on Monday stated: The Cuban regime exploits its medical professionals, teachers and other workers, ... read more

Díaz-Canel: Every tourist who visits us is breaking the U.S. blockade

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cuban President says every tourist visiting the island is breaking the U.S. blockade The Cuban government met recently to review progress in tourism, one of six strategic sectors identified in the country’s Development Plan. Basic issues analyzed included current investment projects, the development of productive chains with other industries, and substitution of ... read more

Cuba Reforms Fishing Laws in Defense of Environmental Rights

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba vowed to "adhere to international codes and conventions of responsible fishing," Food Health Minister Iris Quiñones said. Fishing regulations have been changed in Cuba, much to the delight of environmentalists who believe the adjustments will positively affect the Florida Keys and the island's northeast coast. For the first time in two ... read more

Cuba witnesses first transgender wedding

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba's respect for LGBT rights are considerably progressive for the region. Cuba witnessed the nation’s first transgender legal union this week when a couple was married at the Palace of Marriages of San Francisno de Paula in Havana, theNational Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) reports. The center announced the event via Facebook, ... read more

Fewer Americans are visiting Havana, where dancers, musicians and others entertain tourists

Cuba trying to attract tourists and investors even as US clamps down

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 July 2019

HAVANA – Just after noon on a Thursday, a bomb left in an ashtray ripped through the lobby of the Hotel Copacabana. A metal fragment shot out like a ninja throwing star, as a medical examiner later described it, and struck Fabio Di Celmo, slicing through his jugular vein. Di Celmo, ... read more

Cuba is a safe country, but U.S. continues its attempts to manipulate reality

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

Yesterday, July 24, Cuba demanded that the U.S. government cease its manipulation of alleged health problems reported by its diplomatic staff in Havana, as a pretext to impose aggressive measures to harm our country, economy, and people. In statements to the press, Johana Tablada, the Foreign Ministry’s director for the United ... read more

Moncada: A victory of ideas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

The July 26, 1953, events in Santiago de Cuba and Bayamo changed forever the direction of an entire country, and opened a new stage in the history of Our America History cannot be forgotten. At a time when U.S. imperialism and its regional allies are intent upon eliminating the idea that ... read more

ELAM graduates some 500 medical science professionals from 104 countries

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 23 (ACN) Some 500 students from 104 countries who studied at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) will be graduating this Tuesday as Doctors of Medicine at the Karl Marx Theatre in Havana. According to information provided by the Ministry of Public Health to the Cuban News ... read more

Salvador Valdes Mesa, Cuban First Vice President and Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua President

Cuban First VP: We come to pay tribute to Sandino

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 July 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 19 (ACN) We have come to pay tribute to Sandino, Carlos Fonseca Amador and the leaders who made Nicaragua's independence possible, said Salvador Valdés Mesa, First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, on his arrival in Managua, the capital of that Central American country. At the ... read more