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  • Activists urge protest actions to demand closure of Guantánamo Naval Base 22/02/18

    Various initiatives are planned around the world to mark February 23th, the 115th anniversary of the illegal occupation of a portion of Cuban territory in Guantánamo by a U.S. naval base.

  • Senator Leahy urges U.S. government to fully restaff Embassy in Havana21/02/18

    At a press conference Wednesday morning in Havana, US lawmakers urged the State Department to restore embassy staff pulled from the U.S. embassy in the Caribbean state, in response to alleged health incidents involving US diplomatic in Havana.

  • Havana to Host 20th Habanos Festival19/02/18

    The Festival starts next Monday, February 26, with a Welcome Evening held at El Laguito Protocol Hall, and concludes 2 of March with the traditional Gala Dinner.

  • Esperanto Congress wraps up in Havana19/02/18

    An international congress on Esperanto just wrapped up here in Havana, with delegates from more than 20 countries taking part. Lorenzo Oquendo, from our Spanish service here at Radio Havana Cuba, spoke with Joanna Deutch, a participant from Germany at the Esperanto meeting.

  • Namibian Prime Minister pays tribute to Cuban internationalists soldiers fallen in Africa16/02/18

    Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila paid tribute in Havana to Cuban internationalist soldiers fallen in Africa. The visiting dignitary placed a floral wreath at the Pantheon that keeps the soldiers' remains in Havana's cemetery, and then addressed the solemn function. We brings you the Namibian prime minister's word.

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  • Cuba rejects exclusion of Venezuela from Summit of the Americas15/02/18

    Cuba has rejected a decision to deny Venezuela participation in the Summit of the Americas, slated to be held in Peru in April. The decision was made by a group of right-wing countries, under the guidance of Washington.

  • Cuban and foreign experts gathered in Havana debate on higher education 14/02/18

    Havana is hosting the 11th International Congress of Higher Education 'University 2018.'

  • The Cuban Five: The story of Cuba's resounding victory in a U.S. court13/02/18

    In the framework of the International Book Fair, Cuban Five René González presented his memories of the trial held in Miami against these Cuban heroes, memories that René now published in the form of a diary that he had kept during the days and months of the legal process as it unfolded in South Florida's anti-Cuba environment. We now bring you excerpts of René González' words during the presentation of his dairy.

  • Havana Holds 9th Esperanto Convention13/02/18

    Our colleague Lorenzo Oquendo, from the Spanish-language department, talks with a Canadian participant at the 9th Esperanto Convention.

  • Internet access and connectivity in Cuban universities 09/02/18

    At the main campus of the University of Havana, students say like anywhere else in the world they too use their faculty connection to research and download material needed for their studies. About this and other issues, Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino speaks with Ernesto Luis Estevanell, a third year student at the Faculty of Mathematics.

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  • Cuba's International Book Fair is in full swing in Havana 09/02/18

    Activities include presentations and sales of books and audiovisual materials, music and poetry recitals, academic exchanges, literary awards ceremonies and homages to prominent Cuban and foreign literary figures.

  • New Book on Fidel Presented at Cuba's International Book Fair06/02/18

    A new book with images and reactions to the death of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro has been launched at the Havana Book Fair.

  • Delegation from International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Visits Cuba05/02/18

    Our colleague from the Spanish section, Susana del Calvo, speaks with the visiting Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies, Mr. Elhadj As Sy.

  • Cuban Diplomat Says Trump Uses Latin America as 'Punching Bag'01/02/18

    Journalist Roberto Bastidas Speaks with Carlos Alzugaray Treto, a Cuban diplomat and political analyst, about the hostile rhetoric of President Trump's first State of the Union Address.

  • Cuba Confirmed EU Contribution for Renewable Energies01/02/18

    The Director General of International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, said in Havana that the EU will contribute to Cuba's goal to develop different forms of renewable energies and reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.

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  • Tourism Experts Say Cuba Safe for U.S. Travelers30/01/18

    Juan Jacomino brings us comments from a New York attorney who talked with him about legal questions concerning travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba. Attorney Lindsey Frank was here in Havana for Cuba Media Day this week and he made it very clear that it is still legal to travel to Cuba, despite the confusion spread by the Trump White House.

  • Travel to Cuba is Safe and Legal for U.S. Citizens29/01/18

    Travel industry representatives met Monday at Havana's Meliá Cohiba hotel with authorities of Cuba's tourism sector for a 'Cuba Media Day', an event organized by the New York-based tour operator Insight Cuba. Organizers said they are trying to get the message across that plenty of legal venues for travel to Cuba continue to be open, and that the island is as safe and welcoming to Americans as ever.

  • Havana Hosts 28th Pediatrics Congress26/01/18

    Radio Havana Cuba talks with a Canadian pediatrician attending the 28th Pediatrics Congress here in Havana, with some 400 Cuban and foreign delegates.

  • China and CELAC Committed to Working Together toward Development24/01/18

    The 2nd ministerial meeting of the China-CELAC Forum was held earlier this week in Santiago de Chile. Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez, attended the meeting.

  • Candidates for National and Provincial Assemblies Nominated in Cuba22/01/18

    Meetings were held across the island on Sunday to nominate candidates to the provincial legislative bodies and representatives to Cuba's Parliament, the National Assembly of People's Power.

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  • RHC's Segment 'Havana Portraits' (Estadio Latinoamericano Baseball Stadium)20/01/18

    Radio Havana Cuba's weekly segment where Havana's history and culture meet to bring you closer to this magical city.

  • Replica of First Equestrian Statue of José Martí to be Inugurated on January 28th in Havana19/01/18

    It took a long time, more than 20 years of efforts, to get a replica of the first equestrian statue of Jose Marti from New York to Havana. The original is in New York City's Central Park, and now an exact copy is here in the Cuban capital as we prepare for the official inauguration next week.

  • Russian Federation Bestows Friendship Order on Havana's Historian Eusebio Leal18/01/18

    On a decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country's Ambassador in Cuba Mijaíl Kamynin, presented Havana's Historian Eusebio Leal with the Russian Federation's Friendship Order.

  • Ambassador: “Bolivia is the Consecration of Indigenous People's Dream of Liberation, Decolonization”17/01/18

    Casa Cultural del ALBA, the Latin American cultural facility in Havana under the auspices of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas, drew a gathering Tuesday evening, January 16th, as it commemorated the eighth anniversary of Bolivia being re-launched, re-founded, as a pluri-national state, a state inclusive of all the native peoples that originally comprised it.

  • Cuba Celebrates National Science Day 15/01/18

    On January 15th, 1960, then Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government Fidel Castro stated: "The future of our country has to be necessarily a future of men and women of science."

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  • Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu Pays Tribute to Cuban Internationalist Fighters Fallen in Africa11/01/18

    Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu said in Havana that his people will be forever grateful to the Cuban government and people for their decisive contribution to African country's struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  • Josefina Vidal: “Tuesday's Hearing was about Repeating Unproven Accusations against Cuba”10/01/18

    Statements by Josefina Vidal, Director for North America at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, regarding Tuesday's hearing of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on alleged 'attacks' against U.S. diplomats in Cuba.

  • Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Wrapps up Official Visit to Cuba09/01/18

    During her stay, outgoing Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited Havana's pedagogical school that bears the name of former Chilean President and friend of Cuba, Salvador Allende.

  • Michelle Bachelet in Cuba on Official Visit08/01/18

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arrived in Havana on Sunday for a two-day official visit.

  • Nordic Brigade of Solidarity with Cuba Wraps Up Visit06/01/18

    The Nordic Brigade of solidarity with Cuba have concluded a two-week visit to Cuba. During their stay, the 20 solidarity activists from Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark, fulfilled a packed agenda that included voluntary work in Cuba's agricultural sector, meetings with Cuban youth and representatives from the country's state institutions and civil society and visits to centers of interests. Our colleague Lorenzo Oquendo from the Spanish Service spoke with a member of this year's Nordic Brigade --a solidarity activist from Denmark.

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  • Federica Mogherini Calls The EU “Cuba's Steadfast, Reliable Partner” 06/01/18

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini concluded Thursday a working visit to Cuba, her first since the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Cuba entered into force provisionally last November 1st.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup20/02/18

    Sean Kelly is a contemporary art gallery located on Tenth Ave at 36th St, in New York: The gallery is currently exhibiting 15 [Quince], an exhibition of Frank Thiel’s newest photographs taken over a two-year period throughout fifteen municipalities of Havana. In this body of work Thiel focuses on the first generation of millennials born in 2000 to celebrate their 15th birthday or Quince, a ubiquitous rite of passage for young women in Latin American cultures.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup19/02/18

    Verb Ballets of Cleveland, Ohio, will travel to Cuba on March 3, 2018 to join forces with ProDanza of Havana in an international collaboration to form the Cleveland Havana Ballet.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup16/02/18

    In the historic center of Bayamo, the second community or Villa founded by the Spaniards in Cuba in 1513, you will discover the Hotel Royalton: a majestic installation by any standards.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup14/02/18

    The National Ballet of Cuba, directed by the legendary dancer Alicia Alonso, has announced that in the coming months of May and June they will tour the United States, where they will perform the classics Giselle and Don Quixote.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup13/02/18

    Cuban singer-songwriter Amaury Pérez Vidal has just recorded an album that, without a doubt, will give Cubans and everyone who knows the work of that great Cuban pianist and composer José Manuel Solís (Meme) much to enjoy.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup09/02/18

    Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) opens its first season on the 9th of February, focused on the world premiere of Beyond the Dust, by Miguel Altunaga, the choreographer of and dancer with the British company Rambert.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup07/02/18

    The XVII African and African-American Culture Conference will be held from April 11 to 16 at the Fernando Ortiz African Cultural Center in Santiago de Cuba.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup03/02/18

    The International Book Fair of Havana has become a space where lovers of literature meet, in search of the latest in national and foreign events and publications. More than 3,000 books titles, mostly translated into Spanish and English, are available.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup02/02/18

    The International Book Fair of Havana has opened its doors as one of the cultural events most awaited for by Cuban families, especially children and young people.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup31/01/18

    Cuba’s largest province, Camagüey is located in the centre of the island between Ciego de Ávila and Las Tunas. Camagüey city’s historic centre – considered the largest as well as the best preserved on the island – has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors delight in the city’s many lavish churches and the twisted maze of streets, formerly designed to confound marauding pirates.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup29/01/18

    A replica of the equestrian statue of Cuba’s national hero Jose Marti displayed in New York City’s Central Park was officially unveiled Sunday morning in the Cuban capital on the occasion of the 165 anniversary of Marti´s birthday.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup26/01/18

    China will be the Guest of Honor at the International Book Fair from Feb 1 through 11 in Havana and is set to wind up in May in Santiago de Cuba.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup24/01/18

    Hurricane Irma hit hard the coast of Jaimanitas ... and many walls and spaces revived by the hand of the artist José Fuster, creator of the cultural partner project the joy of living or La Alegría de Vivir that for more than twenty years have inundated the streets of this fishing village, collapsed in a single night under the onslaught of the storm.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup22/01/18

    The 33rd International Festival Jazz Plaza 2018 has come to a triumphal end, having been held in Havana and in Santiago de Cuba from January the 16th to the 21st under the main sponsorship of the Cuban Music Institute.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup 18/01/18

    Gerwyn Jones reports on this year's 33rd edition of the International Jazz Festival 'Jazz Plaza 2018', running from January 16th through the 21st.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup15/01/18

    Cuba’s Theater Award has been granted to puppeteer, painter, designer, actor and artistic director, Armando Morales, for his more-than-35-year contribution to Cuban stages.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup10/01/18

    The 33rd International Festival Jazz Plaza 2018 will be held in Havana and in Santiago de Cuba from January the 16th. to the 21 under the main sponsorship of the Cuban Music Institute.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup09/01/18

    Bobby Carcassés is - without a doubt - one of the essential artists when it comes to the history of jazz in Cuba.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup08/01/18

    First came rumba, now punto, tomorrow it must be son: three constituents of Cuban musical culture that distinguishes Cuba as a nation. The first two have been declared Intangible World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, representing worldwide recognition. It is an honor which Cubans appreciate as they do the implied commitment, going so far as to affirm that the commitment is and must be assumed on a daily basis.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup03/01/18

    Today is the anniversary of the death of Pepe Sánchez, born José Sánchez in Santiago de Cuba on the 19th March 1856 and dying on the 3rd of January in 1918. He was a Cuban composer, musician and singer. He is correctly known as the father of the trova style and the creator of the bolero.

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  • Argentina, in the claws of the vultures!22/02/18

    The Argentine people will have to shoulder a very heavy monetary debt after the neoliberal administration of Mauricio Macri agreed to the demands of the so called vulture funds.

  • Brazil: fighting fire with fire?21/02/18

    A unique incident since the end of Brazilian military dictatorships, in 1988, was registered this week when a decree issued by the non-elected President of that country, Michel Temer, ordered the army to invade the streets of Rio de Janeiro in a desperate attempt to control the violence unleashed by narcotic bands and other forms of organized crime.

  • The nuclear phantom flies again20/02/18

    While most of the world gladly greeted the more relaxed climate between the two Republics that share the Korean Peninsula, that took advantage of the Winter Olympic Games to achieve a climate of distension, there are interests in the world that shout war cries despite the known fact that a conflict in that area might be fought with nuclear weapons.

  • Perucho lives in the soul of the Cuban nation19/02/18

    The Cuban nation is recalling with admiration and respect the figure of Pedro Figueredo, also known as Perucho Figueredo, on the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth.

  • Bitter day for Dreamers17/02/18

    This week, two initiatives failed in the US Congress that would have improved the future of the so called “dreamers”, a label placed on those who arrived in that nation as children, accompanying their parents, and grew up there without ever achieved their legalization and currently lack the proper documents.

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  • Guatemala: The country of eternal corruption15/02/18

    Described as the nation with an eternal spring because of the perennial green of its trees and its multicolored landscape, Guatemala is, however, a country where widespread corruption and violence have minimized the quality of life ot its population.

  • Love in the Trump era14/02/18

    In a world intoxicated by the poisonous statements issued by the President of the United States, the super-millionaire Donald Trump, and by his fanatic followers, there are still billions of people who struggle to show affection, good will and friendship on the fourteenth of February, spreading love.

  • Radio broadcasting: window and mirror13/02/18

    In a world improved by the deep revolution in the communication technologies, the radio continues to be the most dynamic, attractive and popular means.

  • The lost children of the Middle East09/02/18

    In a dramatic appeal to the conscience of the international community, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has alerted that the first month of twenty eighteen, that is January, has been specially deadly for the children in the tormented area of the Middle East and Northern Africa.

  • Costa Rica to Decide Next President in Second Round of Voting06/02/18

    Following a lackluster electoral campaign and elections marked by a massive absence of voters, two candidates with identical last names – but with marked differences in their political programs – will have to meet again on April first in a second electoral round.

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  • Trump Seeks U.S. Hegemony in the Latest in High Technology03/02/18

    The filtering to the press of certain documents available to high officials of the Trump Administration has confirmed fears that the US Government is ready to nationalize the latest generation of the information telephone network, known as 5G, pretexting the protection of national US interests.

  • Lula Is Alive and Kicking02/02/18

    Despite numerous maneuvers by the political and economic right-wing in Brazil, in cahoots with a very compliant justice system that operates against decent, patriotic and law-abiding citizens, all efforts against the popular presidential candidate Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, have failed in the hope of derailing his campaign, in which he commands a favorable lead over his closest opponents.

  • Dirty War in Mexican Elections01/02/18

    The electoral campaigns in the general elections in Mexico have begun to feel the effects of the dirty war against the Presidential candidate whom, the surveys show, is the most probable victor. I am talking about the candidate of the left wing organizations, named Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  • Guatemala-Israel: Dark, Sinister Links30/01/18

    Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has declared that his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to open a Guatemalan Embassy in that city, under the pretext of up keeping what he termed as intimate and historic links between the two nations, is irreversible, thus ignoring the very dark, sinister side of those relations.

  • The Man of the Wall Is at It Again29/01/18

    Donald Trump has done it again. With his usual angry reactions, he has openly disavowed his own Cabinet Chief, Retired General John Kelly, who had told a group of Spanish speaking legislators that there will not be a concrete wall at the US Southwestern border and that Mexico would not be charged with its cost.

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  • The Odebrecht Corruption Case Comes up Again26/01/18

    The arrest of the former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizón by US immigration authorities has again re-floated the scandal caused by the corruption scheme conducted by the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

  • Marichuy, The Mexican Native Alternative25/01/18

    María de Jesús Patricio, also known as Marichuy to her friends, is a native Mexican of Amerindian origin who devotes herself to traditional medicine and has been selected to represent the needs and interests of native communities as an independent candidate to the nation's presidency in the upcoming general elections.

  • The World's Rich Meet in Davos24/01/18

    The good news is that the global economy registered new growth last year, but the bad news is that most of the resources stayed in the hands of just one percent of the world's population.

  • Norwegians Tell Mr. Trump: "No, Thanks!"22/01/18

    After insulting Haiti, El Salvador and the entire African continent with foul words improper of a Head of State, President Donald Trump voiced the hope that more Norwegian citizens would migrate to the United States. The answer from the people of that Northern European nation was resounding “No, Thanks!.”

  • A Thaw Covers the Korean Peninsula20/01/18

    The most sensible people on our Planet are welcoming the relief of tensions in the Korean Peninsula, which, even though incipient, is already setting a much different course than that lived over the past years.

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  • Trump Rides against Migrants, Again18/01/18

    The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has again dealt a strong blow against migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean who live in US territory when he decided to suspend the temporary protection status –the T P S-- that they enjoyed.

  • Israel Throws New Challenge to the International Community17/01/18

    The Israeli Government has thrown a new challenge to the international community in approving the illegal construction of over one thousand additional homes to the no less illegal communities it has raised on occupied Palestine territory, a fact that sets back even further the possibility of reaching a peaceful settlement in that extremely tense area of the Middle East.

  • Pope Francisco Returns to Latin America16/01/18

    Pope Francisco, the Roman Catholic Pontiff, begins a new visit to Latin America this Monday that is taking him to Chile and Peru.

  • Argentina: New Year, New Life?11/01/18

    The Argentinean people discovered over the first days of the New Year that their lives will be different in this new period, not because they will improve their living standards but because exactly the opposite.

  • The Broken Mirror of the United States11/01/18

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry has recommended that US President Donald Trump, instead of wasting his time sending insulting messages to other nations, would do much better in attending the very serious problems affecting his own country.

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  • Colombia: Dialogue on a Minefield10/01/18

    The Government of Colombia and the guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN) have announced that they will shortly begin a new round of talks in order to seek a negotiated way out to the current domestic armed conflict.

  • Latin America Faces Complex Electoral Panorama in 201809/01/18

    Seven Latin American nations will hold crucial presidential elections this year with a marked influence on the area's political map.

  • Street Kids in Paraguay03/01/18

    Tens of millions of children in the world are forced to live on the streets. They have been thrown out of their homes by violence, drug and/or alcohol abuse, the death of their parents, natural disasters and/or difficult economic situations.

  • RHC's Segment "The Real Story"01/02/18

    Without doubt, one big element of the U.S. government’s renewed hostilities against Cuba is the manipulation of travel to and from the island.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'25/01/18

    On the 165th anniversary of his birth, José Martí continues to embody the human being to which Cubans aspire.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'11/01/18

    This edition is dedicated to multiple-award-winning filmmaker Estela Bravo.

  • U.S. congressional delegation wraps up visit to Cuba22/02/18

    A bicameral delegation from the U.S. Congress concluded a visit to Cuba on Wednesday. During their stay, the U.S. congresspeople met with Cuban authorities and entrepreneurs and debated bilateral relations, specially the impact of the aggressive policies of the current U.S. administration.

  • Visiting US congressional delegation meets with President Raúl Castro, speaks to the media in Havana 21/02/18

    Speaking to the press in Havana on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said his meeting with President Raul Castro had been one of the most engaging he had had during his many visits to Cuba. “We held very active discussions,” said Leahy, noting that just the give and take with Raul Castro had been worth the visit.

  • Visiting US congressional delegation meets with foreign ministry officials20/02/18

    A US bicameral delegation kicked off a three-day visit to Cuba on Monday meeting with foreign ministry officials. Led by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, the US legislators met with Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, the newly appointed director for United States in the Cuban foreign ministry.

  • U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Cuba19/02/18

    A U.S. bicameral congressional delegation is visiting Cuba, headed by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). The purpose of the visit is to assess on the ground the impact of changes in Washington's policy towards Cuba under the Trump Administration, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported.

  • Cuba's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs receives Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan17/02/18

    The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, received Friday Mr. Masahisa Sato, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Cuba on the occasion of the beginning of the commemorative activities for the 120th anniversary of the arrival in the country of the first Japanese migrants.

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  • RHC's Weekly Review17/02/18

    Radio Havana Cuba's weekly segment, where we take a look at the week's top news stories as we covered them for you here on our shortwave station.

  • President Raul Castro receives visiting Namibian prime minister16/02/18

    Cuban President Raul Castro received in Havana on Thursday Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who is on an official visit to Cuba.

  • Cuba and United States hold technical exchange on trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse 15/02/18

    On Wednesday, a first technical exchange was held in Washington D.C. between Cuban and United States authorities charged with the prevention of, and combat against, trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse. This exchange falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue between both countries.

  • Vice President Díaz-Canel receives visiting Palestinian leader14/02/18

    Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel met Tuesday afternoon in Havana with Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education of Palestine and a member of the Al Fatah movement's Central Committee, who is visiting our country as a special envoy of President Mahmud Abbas.

  • Cuba rejects interference by OAS Secretary General in the country's electoral process13/02/18

    Cuba rejected Tuesday recent remarks by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of Organization of American States (OAS), about the country's democratic electoral system.

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  • Cuba strengthens bilateral ties with African countries 09/02/18

    The vice president of the Cuban Council of State Mercedes Lopez Acea is currently on an African tour that seeks to further strengthen bilateral cooperation with African region and the Indian Ocean.

  • Belgian Businessman Calls First Year's Work at Mariel Development Zone 'Successful'07/02/18

    Belgian businessman Benoit Croo-nenberghs, President of BDC-TEC, has described as successful his company's first year of operations at the Mariel Special Development Zone.

  • Higher Education and the 2030 Agenda to be Discussed in Havana 06/02/18

    More than 2,000 international participants from 60 countries, and more than 500 Cuban researchers, are set to attend Universidad 2018 in the Cuban capital -- from February 12th through the 16th.

  • Cuba Rejects Message by US Secretary of State05/02/18

    The Cuban Foreign Ministry has warned about the gravity of the message of arrogance and contempt with which US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began a tour of several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with Cause of Palestinian People03/02/18

    Juan Carlos Marsán Aguilera, deputy director of the Foreign Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party's Central Committee, reiterated Cuba's unwavering support for and solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people.

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  • Cuban President Receives Venezuelan Foreign Minister02/02/18

    Cuban President Raúl Castro met Thursday in Havana with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who is currently on a working visit in the Cuban capital, the first leg of a tour of several countries of Latin American and the Caribbean.

  • Cuba Urges the U.S. to Stop its Subversive and Illegal Actions01/02/18

    Cuba has sent a note of protest to U.S. authorities voicing its strong rejection of Washington’s intention to flagrantly violate the island´s sovereignty, with respect to its national competence to regulate the flow of information and the use of mass media.

  • Cuba Reaffirms Support for Palestinian Cause31/01/18

    Cuba's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra has reaffirmed Cuba's support for the search for a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the creation of two States, and to ensure the inalienable right of the Arab people to self-determination.

  • Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ecuador30/01/18

    Cuba´s Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated last Saturday in Esmeraldas, Ecuador and expressed its solidarity with the government and the people of the South American nation.

  • Foreign Minister Meets with Cubans Residing in the US who Contributed to Marti´s New Sculpture 29/01/18

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met with one hundred Cubans who reside in the United States and attended the unveiling ceremony of José Marti equestrian statue on Sunday.

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  • Cuban Newspaper Highlights José Martí's Influence on Political Thinking of Fidel Castro26/01/18

    An article in Friday's edition of the Cuban newspaper Granma points to the influence of National Hero José Martí on the political thinking and action of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, focusing on the common principles of unity, solidarity, education and anti-imperialism that the two Cuban patriots promoted and defended throughout their lives.

  • President Raúl Castro Receives Chinese Communist Party Leader25/01/18

    Cuban President Raúl Castro met Wednesday in Havana with Song Tao, head of the International Relations Office of the Communist Party of China, who traveled to Havana as a special envoy of Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China and Secretary General of the country's Communist Party.

  • Washington's New Cuba Internet Task Force is a Return to Failed Policies25/01/18

    The creation of a Cuba Internet Task Force announced by the US State Department on Tuesday, re opens the door to a failed Cold War policy, according to an article in Cuba's Granma newspaper, which stresses that the new task force is part of President Trump´s Cuba policy that was proclaimed in June last year.

  • Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Confirms Cuba's Solidarity with Venezuela22/01/18

    Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has confirmed Cuba's unwavering support for and solidarity with Venezuela, in the event of any threat against the South American nation's sovereignty.

  • Cuba and the U.S. Exchange on Combat against Illicit Drug Trafficking20/01/18

    The fourth technical meeting, between Cuban and U.S. authorities, on the combat against illicit drug trafficking took place in Washington D.C., Friday. The meeting falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue established between both countries in November 2015.

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  • RHC's Weekly Review20/01/18

    Welcome to weekly review, the segment where we take a look at the week's top news stories as covered here on Radio Havana Cuba.

  • Municipal Assemblies of People's Power to Hold Special Session on Saturday19/01/18

    The Municipal Assemblies of People's Power will hold special sessions on Saturday, January 20th, to nominate the candidates for delegates to the Provincial Assemblies and deputies to the Parliament. Arranged by the Cuban Council of State, this action is part of the general election process underway in the country.

  • Cuba Receives Award as Safest Country for Tourism at FITUR 2018 18/01/18

    Cuba received Wednesday the Excellence Award as the Safest Country for Tourism during the 38th International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2018) underway in the Spanish capital.

  • Second Stage of General Elections Underway in Cuba17/01/18

    All municipalities in Cuba are ready to proceed next Sunday with the nomination of candidates to become delegates to the Provincial Assemblies and deputies to the National Parliament, in an extraordinary session of their respective local assemblies.

  • Cuba Holds President Donald Trump Responsible for Setback in Bilateral Migratory Relations16/01/18

    Cuba holds the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump responsible for the current setback in bilateral migratory relations.

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  • Cuban and U.S. Representatives Hold Meeting on Cyber-security and the Fight against Cyber-crimes15/01/18

    Cuban and U.S. authorities have held a technical meeting in Washington D.C. regarding cooperation in cyber-security and the combat against cyber-crimes. The meeting came within the context of the law enforcement dialogue, which was established by both parties in November 2015.

  • President of Ethiopia Tours Scientific Institution in Havana11/01/18

    Visiting President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome toured the Artificial Insemination Center (Centro de Inseminación Artificial), Rosafet Signet, in Mayabeque province on Wednesday.

  • Cuba Condemns U.S. Senate Hearing on 'Sonic Attacks'10/01/18

    Cuba has said a US Senate hearing on alleged "sonic attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Havana was "unacceptable and only served to make absurd, baseless accusations against Cuba".

  • FBI Probe Uncovers No Evidence of “Sonic Attacks” on U.S. Embassy in Havana09/01/18

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has found no evidence pointing to the occurrence of “sonic” attacks against US diplomats based in Cuba, following months of investigation and four trips to Havana, according to Associated Press.

  • President Raúl Castro Receives Chilean Counterpart Michelle Bachelet08/01/18

    Cuban President Raúl Castro received the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Monday in Havana during her official visit to the country.

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  • Cuban Foreign Minister Receives US Republican Senator Jeff Flake 06/01/18

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met Friday in Havana with Jeff Flake, Republican Senator for the State of Arizona. Flake, who has traveled to Cuba on several occasions, is part of a growing bipartisan group of members of Congress who lead various legislative proposals to promote bilateral rapprochement and a better relationship between Cuba and the United States.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro Meets with Top European Union Official 06/01/18

    "We have raised our relations to a new level," Federica Mogherini, the European Union´s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security told reporters on Thursday at the end of her third working visit to Cuba.

  • European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Visits Cuba03/01/18

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini began an official visit to Cuba on Wednesday.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show21/02/18

    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 Show17/02/18

    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 Show14/02/18

    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 Show07/02/18

    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 Show31/01/18

    This is the corner where we answer your questions on the air and acknowledge receipt of some of the correspondence we receive in our studios in downtown Havana.

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  • RHC's Mailbag Show30/01/18

    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 Show20/01/18

    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 Show18/01/18

    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 Show10/01/18

    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 Show03/01/18

    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' Coro20/02/18

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

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro17/02/18

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

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro 13/02/18

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

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro 06/02/18

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

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'21/02/18

    Today's program is part one of our series focused largely on the War Diaries of Martí, ending with his death on May 17, 1895.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'07/02/18

    As in former programs, in this series we are drawing on Esther Allen’s book José Martí, Selected Writings first published by Penguine in 2002.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'03/01/18

    In this program we explore the writings of the Cuba Apostle, drawing largely on Esther Allen’s English language translations in José Martí, Selected Writings, published by Penguin Classics.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show16/02/18

    On the sidelines of the XI Annual Congress on Higher Education in Havana, Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, Minister of National Education of Haiti, and José Ramón Saborido Loidi, Cuban Minister of Higher Education, pledged to strengthen relations between the two countries in the field of higher education.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show09/02/18

    The 27th International Book Fair Cuba 2018 continues here in Havana with the participation of authors, publishers and distributors from around the world. We spoke with the President of one of those distributors, the Caribbean Book Company, for whom coming to the annual book fair here in Cuba has become like a habit.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show02/02/18

    Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit their land degradation goals to the United Nations, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show26/01/18

    Luis Fonsi's reggaeton hit 'Despacito' has been declared the most-streamed song ever, as well as the most popular song in 2017. Both the Spanish and English-language versions of the Puerto Rican artist's song have been dominating airwaves.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show19/01/18

    Pan-Africanists and socialist groups across the Caribbean have declared Donald Trump ‘persona non grata’ and have served notice that they will protest any attempt by the U.S. president to visit the region, following offensive comments he reportedly made about Haiti, Africa and El Salvador.

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  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show11/01/18

    With the Bahamas and Dominica, which were hit hard by hurricanes in September both aiming to be the world’s first climate resilient nations, the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has a similar goal.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'15/02/18

    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'25/01/18

    Today we are presenting the final episode in the abridgement of the book Back Channel to Cuba by William Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh focusing on the incomplete coverage of Cuba US relations during the Obama presidency.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'11/01/18

    Today we are continuing in our abridgment of Back Channel to Cuba by William Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh and we are continuing to focus on the years of the George W. Bush presidency.

  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report29/01/18

    A new Cuban vaccine against pneumonia will be available next year nationwide. Developed by the Havana-based Finlay Institute, the Pneumococcal vaccine has proven to be effective against the seven most common serotypes, causing the disease.

  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report15/01/18

    A modern piece of equipment called a Cyclotron has been installed in the Center for Medical-Surgical Research (CIMEQ), in the west of Havana.

  • RHC's Segment 'Focus on Africa'19/02/18

    This latest edition features African music from Gabon and Sudan.

  • RHC's Segment 'Focus on Africa'22/01/18

    RHC's segment, aired every other week, where we take a look at the top news stories around the African continent, followed by some great music from Africa.

  • Foreign Investment: A Central Element in Cuba's Development Strategy03/01/18

    Statements to Radio Havana Cuba by Ricardo Torres, a researcher with the Havana-based Studies Center on the Cuban Economy, speaking about the country's economic performance in 2017 and projections and priorities for 2018.

  • Cuba's Oldest Civil Society Organization Approaches Its 225th Anniversary03/01/18

    Juan Jacomino speaks with Dr. Fidel Vascós González, president of the well-known Cuban organization Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, Economic Society of Friends of the Country. The society is approaching its 225th anniversary—it takes pride in being Cuba's oldest civil society organization.

  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana' (Aragón Orchestra)20/02/18

    A weekly show dedicated to Cuban music lovers anywhere in the world. This latest edition features the music of Cuban orchestra Aragón.

  • RHC's Cuban Music Show 'From Havana' (Eliades Ochoa)03/02/18

    A weekly program dedicated to Cuban music lovers around the world, this latest edition features the music of guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa.

  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana' (Dedicated to José Martí)30/01/18

    A weekly show dedicated to Cuban music lovers anywhere in the world. This latest edition features Cuban musicians, honoring National Hero José Martí.

  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana' (NG La Banda)20/01/18

    A weekly show dedicated to Cuban music lovers anywhere in the world. This latest edition features the music of the popular Cuban group NG La Banda.



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