Cuba hopes that 2014 will be a good tourist year and first returns on the number of foreign visitors for January confirm this expectation.... More

Private Sector Grows in Cuba

The private sector of the Cuban Economy is growing every day as a worthy complement of successful State-run businesses. Given this, it is no anomaly, that the private sector enjoys full possibilities of technical training to enable it to be successful.... 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

Exactly one year ago on Wednesday the world was shocked by the news: after a brave but unsuccessful battle against cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died in Caracas.... More

Politicians in the United States and the European Union are insisting on the recognition of the sovereignty of the Ukraine, when the truth is that both entities are intervening in the internal affairs of that Eastern European country, interventions that have already led to the unseating of President Viktor Yanukóvich.... 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

Fernando González, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisioned in the United States, is not morally nor physically destroyed, as his jailers and the Miami mafia would have liked.... 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

With its Pacific Alliance, the United States is attempting to reverse the failure of its colonial-inspired Free Trade Area of the Americas, that was definitely buried by Latin America at Argentina's 2005 Mar del Plata meeting. ... 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

The efforts of the Government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to eradicate child labor and concomitant poverty—the outcome of decades of neoliberal policies in that country and in Latin America—are commendable.... 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

The World has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of people who consume illegal substances. Drug trafficking is a profitable business, generating billions of dollars as it claims thousands of lives around the globe. ... More

The largest Cuban literary festival- the International Book Fair 2014 has opened its doors to the public in what has now become its customary venue: the multicentenary fortresses of El Morro and La Cabaña, overlooking from the East the beautiful skyline of Havana across the maritime entrance to the ample bay.... More

Cuba has also joined the world campaign "Chavez was here", being conducted in many countries of the world from this Tuesday until Five March, the first anniversary of his untimely death in Caracas, the victim of cancer.... More