Book on Fidel Castro presented at UNESCO

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 11 (acn) French intellectual Salim Lamrani presented on Monday at the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) headquarters his book Fidel Ca

Japan, Cuba to square off on first day of 2017 WBC

Japan's quest to recapture the title at next March's World Baseball Classic will begin against Cuba at Tokyo Dome. Two-time WBC champion Japan will face the ba

The number of U.S. trademark registrations in Cuba is multiplying — fast

The policy of rapprochement with Cuba promoted by the Obama administration has sparked a frenzy in U.S. companies rushing to register their brands on the island.The Cuban Office of Industria

Photographer Gina Nero captures everyday life in Cuba before it's changed by tourism

These candid images were captured by Gina Nero, who spent a month exploring the Caribbean island, photographing its colouful streets and befriending the locals.

Cuba finish second in U17Caribbean Football Union championship

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 26 (acn) Cuba lost 0-5 to Haiti and finished in a creditable second seat in the final round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) U17 championship, staged in Trinidad and T

Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

The United States has tapped Jeffrey DeLaurentis, America's top diplomat in Havana, to become the first official ambassador to Cuba in five decades....

22 Cuban migrants land in the Florida Keys

Twenty-two Cuban migrants reached the shores of the Florida Keys over the weekend.Shortly after midnight Sunday, 18 men and one woman set foot on Smathers Beach in Key West. They told U.S. B

Planting of tobacco begins in Cuba

ARTEMISA, Cuba, Oct 11 (acn) More than 29 000 hectares (ha) of land are used this year in Cuba to tobacco planting, crop which began yesterday the 2016-2017 campaign at Batalla de las Gu?sim

House votes to halt Gitmo detainee transfers

Washington - The House has passed legislation that would temporarily halt the transfer of more detainees from America's Guantanamo Bay prison. The bill would bar the federal government from spending

Chinese-made electric buses expected to run on Havana streets

HAVANA, Oct. 31 -- Chinese-made electric buses are expected to run on the streets of the Cuban capital soon as Chinese bus maker Yutong unveiled such a model at the 34th Internati

Trump threatens to invite Bill Clinton's mistress Gennifer Flowers to debate if Hillary choose...

The Republican nominee made the threat on Twitter Saturday afternoon after billionaire Mark Cuban (pictured), who supports Hillary Clinton, said he had received a front-row seat to the event.

Sherritt Announces Q3 2016 Results


Cuban Duran sets world record in 400 meters in Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Sep 16 (acn) Without any pressure and without "intending", Cuban Omara Durand won her qualifying heat of the women?s 400 meters-T12 event with world record

Cuban Physicians Recognized in Swaziland

By Deisy Francis Mexidor Mbabane, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Thanks is the least we can say, the director of the Swaziland Health Services, Dr. Samuel Vusi Magagula, said today, after highlighting the ...

Before I go … Final thoughts as Editor of the Triad Business Journal

This is my last column as editor-in-chief of the Triad Business Journal. After nine years at the helm, that's a little strange for me to say. But I am extremely blessed to reach a point...


United States and Cuba Meet to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The United States and Cuba held a series of meetings this week in Washington, D.C. to coordinate their efforts to combat trafficking in persons. On...

Cuba’s Bizarre Soft Power

Hard and soft powers are two types of foreign policy tools that nations use to exert influence in their relations with other countries. Hard...

Dissident life in Cuba has gotten worse, not better, after Obama and Pope’s visit

After a week of uncertainty, we finally heard from one of the founders of Cuba’s Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian Movement—recently founded in the eastern province of...

Beaten, imprisoned, and barred from using computers: how cuban dissidents launched the Cuban Anarcho-Capitalist...

As is customary in Cuba, when dictator Raúl Castro visits a city on the island-nation, security forces purge the streets of any opposition–just like...

US Tourism in Cuba Nearly Triples in 2017 Despite Travel Restrictions

Tourism from the United States to Cuba grew by around 200 percent in 2017 despite a tumultuous relationship between the two counties, according to...

Cuban Revolution Turns 59

Since revolutionary forces ousted U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has captured the imagination of the world. The Cuban...

Castro’s Shallow Economic Reforms Keep Suppressing the Dreams of Cubans

Following the economic and immigration openings between the United States and Cuba during the Obama administration, the Raúl Castro regime reportedly began timid economic...

A Year After Fidel Castro’s Death, the Fear He Fostered in Cuba Lives On

I recently spoke with a Cuban who has been living in Spain for 20 years, who told me that every so often he meets...

Increased Internet Access in Cuba Sheds Light on Systematic Repression against Dissidents

Sunday, November 26 turned out to be a perfect storm of events in Cuba. Not only did it mark the one-year anniversary of Fidel...

Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

One of the cruelest monopolies that dictatorships invariably control — and Cuba is no exception — is, without a doubt, the education system. Cubans have...