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  • Machado Ventura: Unity among the left and progressive forces is urgently needed these days18/07/18

    The 24th Sao Paulo Forum came to an end on Tuesday here in Havana. The keynote address was delivered by José Ramón Machado Ventura, the second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.

  • Miguel Díaz-Canel: It is our duty to defend Our Americas18/07/18

    “It is our duty to defend Our Americas,” said Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel addressing Tuesday's closing plenary session of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum, dedicated to Cuban Revolution leader, the late Fidel Castro. Other world leaders also took the floor to highlight the legacy of the Cuban revolutionary leader.

  • Dilma Rousseff: Lula is our hope16/07/18

    The 24th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum got underway on Sunday here in the Cuban capital. Havana is host to more than 400 delegates from around Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as observers from around the world. Up next, here's Juan Jacomino with all the details.

  • Fidel Castro: Neoliberalism is nobody's alternative14/07/18

    The 24th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum gets underway here in the Cuban capital -- a gathering of many representatives of social movements and progressive forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. To commemorate this important meeting, we take a look at Sao Paulo forum which was held here in Havana back in 1993 – 25 years ago.

  • Puerto Rico: the resistance movements in the 21st century colony14/07/18

    Up next part-two of an interview aired on the Arts Round up by our very own Natalie Howard speaking to President of the National Lawyers Guild, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan at the Fiesta del Fuego in Santiago de Cuba, this year dedicated to Puerto Rico.

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  • Sao Paulo Forum advocates unity of the left to confront right-wing forces' attacks12/07/18

    Roberto Bastidas, from our Spanish-language service, speaks with Kenia Serrano, who served as president of ICAP for a number of years, the Cuban Friendship Institute. She talks about the upcoming Sao Paulo forum which will be held here in Havana.

  • Peace Boat to arrive in Cuba next week11/07/18

    Japan's Peace Boat is slated to dock in the port of Havana next Tuesday, July 17th.

  • Cuba to host 24th annual meeting of Sao Paulo Forum10/07/18

    Activists and leaders from progressive parties and groups will meet in the Cuban capital July 15th through the 17th for the 24th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum.

  • Student leader: Capitalism will never be the alternative in Cuba09/07/18

    The 9th Congress of Cuba's University Student Federation (FEU) ended on Sunday here in Havana. The closing session was attended by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro.

  • Washington's blockade: the cornerstone of the U.S.-Cuba issue06/07/18

    RHC's Juan Jacomino talks with U.S. solidarity activist Gloria la Riva, who stopped by our studios here in Havana and talked about a wide range of issues, including work for social change in the United States and her own activism around Cuba solidarity work.

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  • U.S. activist says that during this Cuba visit they got to see more about the effects of the U.S. blockade04/07/18

    RHC's Juan Jacomino talks with long-time solidarity activist Gloria la Riva, who stopped by our studios here at Radio Havana Cuba.

  • President Miguel Díaz-Canel tours Granma province29/06/18

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel visited the eastern province of Granma over the past several days and talked with school students and area residents.

  • In Canoe, Towards a Culture of Nature28/06/18

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Amazon-to-the-Caribbean boat expedition by Cuban scientist Dr. Antonio Nuñez Jimenez, dozens of experts from across the continent are here in Havana to attend an event called In Canoe, Towards a Culture of Nature. Up next, Radio Havana Cuba journalist Roberto Bastidas, of our Spanish Service, talks with some of the participants of this interesting event.

  • 30th anniversary of the Amazon-to-the-Caribbean boat expedition27/06/18

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Amazon-to-the-Caribbean boat expedition by Cuban scientist Dr. Antonio Nuñez Jimenez, dozens of experts from across the continent are gathering these days in Havana under an event called In Canoe, Towards a Culture of Nature. Radio Havana Cuba journalist Roberto Bastidas, of our Spanish Service, interviews Venezuelan-American scholar Maria Perez, on the significance of the Nuñez Jimenez canoe expedition in the light of today's state of world affairs concerning nature.

  • The 1934 Treaty of Relations: one of several sad episodes in U.S.-Cuba relations (Part I) 26/06/18

    Radio Havana Cuba takes a look at one in a long list of sad episodes in the bilateral history between Cuba and the United States—the 1934 Treaty of Relations, an accord that sought to clean Washington's image to the inside of Cuba as it removed the irritating provisions of its previous version, the 1903 Treaty. We base our look on the account of that moment by the well-known Cuban historian Elier Ramirez Cañedo.

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  • President Shri Ram Nath Kovind: Fidel Castro was a great friend of India25/06/18

    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, completed a two-day state visit to Cuba over the weekend.

  • U.S. imperialism has not succeeded in destroying Puerto Rican nationalism07/06/18

    RHC's Ed Newman interviews Carmen Valentín, a former Puerto Rican political prisoner, who spent nearly 20 years behind bars in the U.S.

  • Council of Ministers reviewes Cuba's economic performance01/06/18

    Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino brings us details of a Council of Ministers meeting here in Havana, which took place prior to the extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People's Power, which starts up on Saturday.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup13/07/18

    Today is world rock day. That’s Rock as in Rock and Roll! I think it’d fair to say that Rock music became popular in Latin America in 1950s and the 1960s. Mexican bands were the first to perform Spanish language versions of hits by the most important groups in the United States. LosTeen Tops, who are still around, had hits in Spanish like La Plaga and Pototitos. You can see them do these numbers on You Tube.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup10/07/18

    On July 9, the Cuban women’s choir, Ensemble Vocal Luna, under the direction of Wilmie Verrier, gave a special concert in Pretoria, South Africa, with a varied repertoire that included sacred music, Cuban songs and a traditional Zulu wedding song.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup09/07/18

    Peace Boat's 98th Global Voyage departed from Yokohama, Japan on May 8 and will return on August 22, 2018 after visiting as many as 25 ports in 23 countries. Marking 35 years of history as an organization, this anniversary voyage will pack favorite destinations in the northern hemisphere.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup06/07/18

    The fifth edition of the Alternative Music Festival Ciudad del Mar began on July 5 in the Plaza de la Juventud in Cienfuegos with a great concert by the Karamba Group and David Blanco.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup04/07/18

    The German Film Week begins this Wednesday with the screening of the film En plena Alemania: NSU.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup02/07/18

    More than 700 artists and intellectuals from 26 countries are attending the 38th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean or Fiesta del Fuego, which is being held from July 3 to 9 in the city of Santiago de Cuba, with Puerto Rico as the guest of honor.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup29/06/18

    On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts, the exhibition "Smell of Rain" was inaugurated Friday in Havana’s Visual Arts Development Center in Plaza Vieja in Old Havana.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup27/06/18

    With a concert by Silvio Rodríguez at the Plaza Da Silva in Gibara, Province of Holguín, the 14th International Film Festival of Gibara will be inaugurated on Sunday, July 1 at 11:00 pm (local time).

  • RHC's Arts Roundup26/06/18

    The sound of the drums and the swirling crowds in the main neighborhoods of the historic center of Camagüey, show that the San Juan Camagüeyano festival, one of the oldest traditional popular culture of Cuba, continues in force.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup25/06/18

    The XVII International Circuba Festival 2018 began on June 24 at the Trompoloco Tent in Marianao with a show that fused contemporary dance and circus.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup22/06/18

    The 5th International Young Boleros Singers Competition begins on the 22nd in Havana in the context of the festival of that genre.

  • Trump announces that he will seek re-election16/07/18

    Even though he has not covered half of his mandate, and with a world sick and tired of his eccentricities, President Donald Trump has disclosed in the United Kingdom that he plans to seek reelection in the year 2020, claiming that he has no rival to his post.

  • Spain attempts to banish the ghost of the tyrant Franco14/07/18

    Over forty years after the death of the Spanish fascist tyrant Francisco Franco, Spain is still striving to finally eradicate his phantom, and exorcise his name and terrible deeds from the tens of thousands of families who suffered his atrocities and who are still seeking official redress in the face of official indifference.

  • Fuel prizes go up and Haiti burns!12/07/18

    The huge increase in fuel prices in Haiti, a measure imposed by the International Monetary Fund on the government of President Jovenel Moise, sparked a popular uprising over the weekend, followed by a two day general strike against that measure.

  • The end of a forgotten war11/07/18

    An armed conflict that very few people in the world recall, the bloody war between Ethiopia and its neighbor Eritrea, formally ended this week when these two nations that share the so called African horn signed a joint declaration of peace and friendship and vouched to develop a close political, economic, social and cultural cooperation.

  • Yemen: The worst humanitarian crisis in the World06/07/18

    War, fueled from abroad, has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the history of Yemen, with painful consequences for hundreds of thousands of victims, especially children and the aged. The tragedy for the Yemeni children is being monitored by the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF.

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  • Mexico: Hope won the bet02/07/18

    Manuel Andrés López Obrador has made come true that saying that all third tries come out the winners and became the President Elect of Mexico in a an election day termed as historic because of the massive attendance to the polls by citizens hoping for a better nation, with social justice for all and more balanced relations with all the countries in the area.

  • Tension prevails on the eve of general elections in Mexico30/06/18

    Tension prevails in Mexico on the eve of the general elections of this Sunday, when almost ninety million citizens will be able to choose at the polls some thirty four hundred public posts, from the President on down, including Senators, federal deputies and state officials, in what is being considered the largest and most violent elections in Mexican history.

  • Drug-related deaths continue to increase28/06/18

    A report issued by the United Nations Organization against Crime and Drugs notes that in the year twenty sixteen some two hundred and seventy five million persons used some kind of illegal substances, and at least one hundred and sixty eight thousand died of overdoses, the majority of them in the United States.

  • Mexico faces the biggest electoral process in its history25/06/18

    On July first next, almost ninety million Mexicans will attend the largest elections in that country's history.

  • Europa busca endurecer reglas contra migrantes22/06/18

    En medio del escándalo por la separación de los hijos de los indocumentados en Estados Unidos, que forzó a Donald Trump a dar medio paso atrás, ahora es la Unión Europea la que se apresta a adoptar medidas más drásticas contra aquellos que intentan arribar a las costas del viejo continente en busca del esquivo sueño de una tierra de oportunidades. Por:Guillermo Alvarado

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  • Terrible week in Guatemala08/06/18

    The people of Guatemala have been the victims all this week of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in recent decades, leaving up to more than one hundred fatal victims, some two hundred missing, thousands of evacuees and over two million people affected in one way or another by this seismic event.

  • Colombians in awe due to threat of disaster at hidroituango dam07/06/18

    To the usual ills of poverty and violence, tens of thousands of families in the Colombian department of Antioquia are now adding the uncertainties generated by the situation at the huge Hidroituango dam, the largest in that South American nation.

  • The Italian right wing shows its claws07/06/18

    Recently installed as the new Government in Italy, that nation's right wing has begun to show its claws in one of its main fields of battle, the hatred of the waves of migrants who defy the dangers posed by a perilous trip from the African coast aboard flimsy boats and cross the Mediterranean to make true their dreams of a better future.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'12/07/18

    In this edition, we reflect on the essence of Washington's imperial tactics in our continent.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'28/06/18

    The recently concluded International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2018, marked record participation with 3,000 participants from 62 countries. Also by May 18, Cuba had received two million international visitors so far this year.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'07/06/18

    In this edition, we focus on the issue of race, its implication in a country like Cuba.

  • Cuban lawmakers studying draft of new Constitution 18/07/18

    Beginning Wednesday, Cuban Parliamentary Commissions are devoting three working days to study the draft of the Constitution of the Republic, prior to its presentation next Saturday during the First Ordinary Session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power.

  • Sao Paulo Forum pledges regional unity and integration 16/07/18

    With the opening of the 24th annual meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum on Sunday, Cuba became the capital of solidarity and commitment among progressive regional forces in the quest for a better future for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Ralph Gonsalves urges regional unity toward peace and sustainable development 14/07/18

    Visiting prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves highlighted the pressing need for unity and integration of all Latin American and Caribbean states in order to achieve peace and sustainable development.

  • President Miguel Díaz-Canel receives prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13/07/18

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel held official talks Friday in Havana with prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves, who is here on an official visit.

  • Cuba and the United States hold new round of migratory talks12/07/18

    A new round of migratory talks between Cuba and the United States was held on Wednesday in the U.S. Capital.

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  • Joint Cuban, U.S. probe finds no evidence of sonic attacks11/07/18

    The Cuban Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling on the U.S. government to stop the "political manipulation" of alleged health issues.

  • Cuba publishes new regulations for self-employment10/07/18

    Cuban authorities released on Tuesday new regulations that will govern the self-employment sector on the island. The new rules, which will enter into force on December 7, are grouped under several ministerial resolutions, decree-laws and decrees.

  • Cuban university students reaffirm loyalty to the Revolution 09/07/18

    The 9th Congress of the University Student Federation (FEU) ended in Havana Sunday with the presentation of the newly elected national secretariat and the acknowledgement of the historical leaders of the organization. The closing session was presided over by the first Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro, and president Miguel Díaz-Canel.

  • President Diaz-Canel returns home after participating in 39th Meeting of heads of state of CARICOM06/07/18

    President Miguel Diaz-Canel has returned home to Cuba, after visiting Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he participated as guest in the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

  • President Díaz-Canel receives prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica04/07/18

    President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez met Tuesday in Havana with the prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, who is visiting Cuba.

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  • President Díaz-Canel congratulates López Obrador on his electoral victory in Mexico02/07/18

    Cuban president Miguel Díaz Canel has sent a message of congratulations to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on his landslide victory in Mexico's presidential elections on Sunday.

  • Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulates National Circus of Cuba on its 50th anniversary 30/06/18

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has sent a message of congratulations to the National Circus of Cuba (CNC) in honor of its 50th anniversary.

  • Cuba decries Washington's political manipulation of alleged acoustic incidents29/06/18

    The Director General of U.S. Affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernandez de Cossío, denounced that Washington maintains the political manipulation of the supposed 'acoustic incidents' with its diplomats in Havana.

  • Cuba rejects at UN Council manipulation of human rights issues28/06/18

    At United Nations headquarters in Geneva Cuba has rejected the politicization of the issue of Human Rights, as well as the manipulation, double standards and selectivity of its treatment.

  • Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel visits Granma Province27/06/18

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has begun a visit to the eastern province of Granma, the first to that territory since he took office last April 19th.

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  • Pastors for Peace launches campaign in support of Cuba across the U.S.26/06/18

    The U.S. organization Pastors for Peace, a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), has launched a ten-day Caravan of vehicles, traveling across the U.S., as a prelude to its already traditional friendshipment caravan to Cuba in July, started back in 1992 by the late U.S. Reverend Lucius Walker.

  • Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel leads Havana support group25/06/18

    Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel participated in a meeting of the national leadership group over the weekend, established to support the capital, emphasizing that Havana residents should participate in the resolution of problems.

  • President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez pays tribute to Cuban heroes and martyrs in Santiago de Cuba22/06/18

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez paid tribute Thursday to Cuban heroes and martyrs at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba province.

  • U.S. Republican lawmakers favor agricultural trade between Cuba and the United States 08/06/18

    Four U.S. Republican lawmakers stated in Washington that greater agricultural trade between Cuba and the United States would be mutually beneficial and urged for the easing of the trade restrictions that currently hamper bilateral trade.

  • Cuba condemns OAS' interference in Venezuela's internal affairs07/06/18

    Cuba has condemned in the strongest terms a resolution of the Organization of American States (OAS) directed against Venezuela, debated on June 5th at the organization's 48th General Assembly.

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  • Extraordinary session of National Assembly of People's Power underway in Havana02/06/18

    The first day of the Extraordinary Session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power got underway Saturday morning in Havana. The special meeting, which will run through Monday, was presided over by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel; First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro; and José Ramón Machado Ventura, Second Secretary of the Communist Party.

  • Cuban Parliament to meet for extraordinary session this weekend01/06/18

    The Cuban National Assembly has announced the holding an extraordinary meeting this weekend. The session is scheduled to start on Saturday but will go on until Monday.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show18/07/18

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show14/07/18

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show11/07/18

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show04/07/18

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show27/06/18

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

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  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro 14/07/18

    RHC's feature dedicated to the fascinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro10/07/18

    RHC's feature dedicated to the fascinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro26/06/18

    RHC's feature dedicated to the fascinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'18/07/18

    In Part 3 of our series we are featuring profiles of Martí in the writings of famous authors both of his own time and those who wrote later.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'11/07/18

    In Part 3 of our series we are featuring profiles of Martí in the writings of famous authors both of his own time and those who wrote later.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'04/07/18

    In Part 3 of our series we are featuring profiles of Martí in the writings of famous authors both of his own time and those who wrote later.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show13/07/18

    At the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held in Jamaica, heads of Government of the Community put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the issue, set for November in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show06/07/18

    This is a special edition of the Caribbean Outlook Show, dedicated to the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that held sessions July 4th through the 6th in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show29/06/18

    The Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, is in eastern Santiago de Cuba province, attending the 2nd Cuba-Caribbean Business Fair, aimed at strengthening and diversifying trade relations, cooperation to benefit development and greater integration of the region’s economies.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show22/06/18

    Renowned Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa will perform in Varadero on July 14 at the Josone Jazz & Son festival, which will take place in the world famous Cuban spa, from July 12 to 15.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show08/06/18

    Havana is hosting the 43rd conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA). Held annually, it proposes integrating education, emancipatory thought and culture as fundamental reflexive axes for furthering the process of decolonization across the Caribbean.

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  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show01/06/18

    Renowned Cuban singer Omara Portuondo released her latest album, "Omara Siempre" in Havana Thursday. It showcases a collection of songs with fellow Cuban artists.

  • RHC's Segment 'Focus on Africa'25/06/18

    This latest issue focuses on the Agrarian Reform in South Africa.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'12/07/18

    In our program today we are continuing an excerpted series of the book by James J. O’Kelly entitled Mambi Land and published by J. B. Lippincott and Company in 1874.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'07/06/18

    In our program today we are continuing an exerpted series of the book by James J. O’Kelly entitled Mambi Land and published by J. B. Lippincott and Company in 1874.

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