Havana, August 1 (RHC)-- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said that a national strike, set for August 13th and called for by opposition sectors, lacks legitimacy.... More

Havana, August 1 (RHC)-- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has formally requested the Vatican's involvement in the Operation Miracle free eye-surgery program, run jointly by Cuba and Venezuela to assist low-income patients.... More

Potosí, August 1 (RHC)-- Bolivia's Universidad Nacional Siglo Veinte, located in the department of Potosí, granted an Honoris Causa title to Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.... More

Washington, August 1 (RHC)-- Samantha Power made the first visit by an U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's UN Mission in over a half-century on Friday.... More

Washington, August 1 (RHC)-- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton demanded Congress in Miami, Florida, on Friday to lift the economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed on Cuba since 1962.... More

Mexico City, August 1 (RHC)-- Cuban Deputy Andrés Castro, speaking in Mexico City, highlighted Cuba's solidarity and cooperation with other peoples of the world.... More

Madrid, August 1 (RHC)-- Spanish authorities announced that they handed Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca some proposals, regarding memorandums of understanding in the fields of tourism, energy, telecommunications and commerce.... More

Chicago, August 1 (RHC)-- Soon after Cuba's foreign minister raised the national flag outside the newly opened embassy in Washington last month, construction equipment giant Caterpillar did the same outside its Peoria headquarters, according to a story published by The Chicago Tribune.... More

Brasilia, August 1 (PL-RHC)-- Works by Manuel Lopez Oliva, Flora Fong, Moises Finalé and Luis E. Camejo, icons of Cuban art, will be presented as part of the exhibition "Miradas", to be opened on August 10th at the Cultural Center of Deputies in Brasilia.... More

Havana, August 1 (PL-RHC)-- Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica will present a concert on Saturday in Havana along with popular Cuban band Buena Fe.... More

New York, August 1 (RHC)- Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had the banner of Cuba hoisted above the New York State flag on a pole atop Brooklyn Borough Hall -– celebrating both his second annual International Day of Friendship, scheduled for Sunday, and the renewal of diplomatic relations with the Caribbean nation, according to a report by the New York Observer on Friday.... More

Sports News Roundup August 01

Cuban single rower Angel Fournier departs today for Italy where he'll observe a training base with a view to participation in the World Rowing Championships, from August 30th to September 6th at Aiguebelette Lake in France.... More

Sanaa, August 1 (RHC)-- At least eight civilians have been killed and 20 others wounded in fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemen. Yemen's al-Masirah TV network reported on Saturday that Saudi warplanes bombarded the province of Lahij in the southwest of the impoverished Arab country. ... More

The Hague, August 1 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Mediators from Nicaragua and Colombia must meet to try to solve a long dispute over a territory in the Caribbean sea, the International Court of Justice, the ICJ, has announced.... More

Riyadh, August 1 (RHC)-- Saudi state media say at least four Saudi soldiers have been killed and eight others injured in retaliatory attacks by Yemeni forces against the Asir region in Saudi Arabia. ... More