The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday takes up a resolution on “the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” The assembly, for the 23rd straight year, is expected overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. policy. Last year, the vote was 188-2, with Israel joining the U.S. in supporting the status quo.... More

Let's take a look at he first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change. ... More

Journalists at RHC have been monitoring the economic implications of the United States blockade of the island ever since estimates were made available and as the years roll by, the effects of the blockade on sensitive, specific areas of Cuban society have emerged with painful clarity. One such sector is the construction industry in Cuba.... More

The Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, adopted by the Summit of the Group of 77 plus China this week, ratified the priority of the member nations of working to eradicate poverty as the main objective of the post-2015 Development Agenda, said Bolivian President Evo Morales.... More

The certainty that modifications proposed in the new Foreign Investment Law in no way indicate the sale of the country, or a return to the past, was emphasized during a meeting in eastern Camaguey by National Assembly deputies from the provinces of Camagüey, Las Tunas and Ciego de Ávila.... More

When a foreign scholar considers the historical fact that Cuba and Puerto Rico -two countries with similar backgrounds until the time when the United States declared war on Spain and, after defeating it, took possession of all the territories of Spain's vast colonial system- it inevitably compares the current situation of both peoples more than a century later. ... More

In response to the violence instigated by the Venezuelan elite, the working class of Venezuela took to the streets this week. They went out not with pistols or grenades, but with brooms and shovels to clean the burned trash and remove the barricades that have restricted the free movement of thousands of citizens.... More

Havana, February 28 (RHC)-- The 16th Habano Cigar Festival closes Friday evening as it is dedicated to the emblematic H. Upmann cigar brand and a big auction of humidors -- like the one seen in the picture -- a replica of the Barcardi building in Havana, an art deco symbol of Havana.... More

Guests and journalists attending the 26 Habano Cigar Festival in the Cuban capital took part of tour of tobacco-leaf plantations in famous Pinar del Rio province on Tuesday, after they took part of a welcoming gala on Monday, which was dedicated to famous brands Partagas and Hoyo de Monterrey.... More

By Arnold August On February 19, 2014, at a Press Conference by President Obama, President Peña Nieto (Mexico), and Prime Minister Harper (Canada), in Toluca, Mexico, Obama stated:... More

Havana Wakes up Cool

Havana citizens woke up Tuesday morning cooler than ever this year after the arrival of a cold front that pushed temperatures down to 18 Celsius degrees, which for Cubans is cold, even more if it's windy like it is the case here. ... More

The Venezuelan government headed by President Nicolas Maduro has continued to guarantee the people the food security developed by late Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez. This has not been an easy task to undertake, since in 2013, the country was the target of actions by rightwing circles aimed at destabilizing the steady food supply. Venezuelans say that such event is linked to speculation and stockpiling more than to scarcity of food, as some rightist media outlets want the population to believe by putting the blame on the Venezuelan administration. ... More

Old and prestigious friend, I´m so much pleased to see you have become, and also have been recognized by all world political institutions, a symbol of liberty, justice and human dignity.... More

The publication of Arnold August’s book “Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion” is an event. The author establishes that democracy is alive in Cuba. He views Cuban democracy as a process moving ahead, but with course corrections. Democracy, he suggests, is really democratization. The process has relied upon political participation by all citizens, progress toward unity and consensus, and exclusion of those bent on accumulation. ... More