Distinguished members of the Cuban delegation; Excellencies from the diplomatic corps; colleagues from Washington; Ambassador De Laurentis and embassy staff; and friends watching around the world:... More


The Cuban flag was raised on July 20th for the first time in over half a century at what was once again be the site of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the United States of America. On that same day normal diplomatic activities began across the Florida Straights at the reinstated Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cuba, according to an editorial by the The Huffington Post.... More


Every year, since 1992, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1st to the 7th in more than 120 countries around the world. ... More


Attempts to bring former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt to justice are like something out of a comedy sketch, in a country where the judicial system is not exempt from looming corruption scandals and institutional crisis. ... More


The United States and Cuba on Wednesday announced an agreement to open embassies in each other's capitals to formally re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961.... More


Initiated as a pact to assist in the economic and social development of countries in the region, PetroCaribe is primarily an effort to alleviate the economic dependence experienced by many small developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America. ... More


By Bronwyn Lea Dear friend, It has been an eerie thing for me these past few years: sort of a déjà vu experience to watch the news and read about Ferguson, Eric Garner, Baltimore riots, McKinney and, most recently, the horrific shooting in Charleston. I’ve been watching #blacklivesmatter trend on Twitter: grief and outrage and opinions from every corner. And, as someone who grew up in Apartheid South Africa, this all feels eerily familiar to me. I listen to people talk and think I remember, and I recognize that.... More


Cuban President Raul Castro and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held a bilateral meeting, however Canadian media reported that they were only informed of the meeting after the fact and only because the Canadian head of government made a passing reference to a meeting between the two leaders. A photo of the meeting was not released by the prime minister's office, nor were any statements released, suggesting that the prime minister was seeking to deliberately downplay the meeting.... More


In the wake of U.S. President Obama's move to rekindle diplomatic ties with Cuba, Cuban-American legislators in Washington and local officials in Florida are calling for reconsideration of a once-sacrosanct element of the U.S. foreign policy -- the 1966 law that gives Cubans broader protections than any other immigrants arriving in the United States, according to an New York Times editorial on Monday.... More


'Alma gemela' by painter Nelson Domínguez, Fine Arts National Award in 2009

Over a half century later, as U.S. and Cuban officials met last week for historic talks to begin normalizing diplomatic relations, it was evident that trust remains the same: scarce. But this first step in the present détente augurs well for a process that will require patience and skillful managing of expectations in both countries.... More


Ever since the inception of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Our America has entered a new stage and advanced toward independence; sovereignty over our natural resources; integration and construction of a new world order; and, social justice and democracy of the people, by the people and for the people. There is a stronger commitment to justice and the rights of the peoples today than in any other historical period.... More


Washington, January 14 (Reuters-RHC) - Several U.S. Republican senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would place a moratorium on the release of most of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying they posed too much danger to the United States and its allies.... More


No amount of money can buy a human life, therefore it must never be marketed, Cuban doctor Aleida Guevara said in a recent interview with Russia Today, speaking on the devastating Ebola epidemic in West Africa.... More


Hi amigos radioaficionados all around the world ... this is the weekend edition of your favorite radio hobby program.... Dxers Unlimited with yours truly, Arnie Coro at the microphone, I am now ready to bring to you about ten minutes of information about our favorite way of spending whatever spare time is available... that is no other than playing with our radios.... More


Hi amigos radioaficionados all around the world, now listening to the empty short wave frequencies left in that state recently by the close down of Radio Exterior de España transmissions from the Noblejas, Toledo site that was the only one left of that station. Several comments circulating via the Internet highlight that the supposed replacement for the short wave service via the Internet were not attractive at all, and certainly no match to the professional level of the now lost station.... More


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