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Acosta Danza to tour UK with fusion of classical and modern dance

Ballet superstar Carlos Acosta says Havana-based company ‘creates an energy’ by bringing different dance styles together Carlos Acosta has spoken of his mission to break down barriers between the segregated worlds of classical and contemporary dance with his new Cuban company. Show More Summary

Why we should back Tania Bruguera's presidential bid for a free Cuba

The Cuban artist exposes how anti-democracy feeling is still rife in the one-party state. This is valuable ‘artivism’ in a less-than-rosy nation Art is good at pointing out simple truths that otherwise get forgotten, or conveniently ignored. Show More Summary

US ends limit on amount of Cuban rum and cigars travelers can bring back

Obama signs executive order eliminating $100 maximum in an accelerated effort to normalize relationships between the two countries before he leaves office The Obama administration has announced the relaxation of rules and restrictions for US citizens who travel to Cuba, and it held some very good news for cigar and rum aficionados. Show More Summary

From Mexico City to Mendoza: a view of Latin America from Google Earth

Argentinian photographer Federico Winer uses Google Earth satellite images to play with the way we see our planet in his long-term project Ultradistancia. Can you recognise your city? Continue reading...

Hurricane Matthew leaves trail of destruction on path to Florida – video

Hurricane Matthew is seen in Nasa footage from the International Space Station as it approaches Florida. Footage shows some of the devastation in Haiti, where at least 330 people died when the storm hit on Tuesday. Cuba and the Bahamas...Show More Summary

Wilton Properties’ Village at Jibacoa

Not yet open, The Village at Jibacoa will be one of Cuba’s most exciting places to stay      

Hotel ARTE

Not yet open, Hotel Arte in Vedado will be one of Havana’s most exciting places to stay

Hurricane Matthew: Haitians flee inland as violent storm approaches

Warning of ‘life threatening rain and storm surges’ with winds of up to 145 miles an hour due to batter island Haitians living in vulnerable coastal shacks frantically sought shelter as the strongest Caribbean storm in nine years, Hurricane Matthew, closed in on the south-western peninsula, sending storm surges, wind and rain into seaside towns. Show More Summary

¿Qué hay? What’s On for October NOW

To reach What’s On in Havana for October 2016, just click on the photo below.  Written by Cubans with inside the scene knowledge,...

Hurricane Matthew: flooding hits Jamaica and Haiti as storm approaches

Hundreds head to emergency shelters in Jamaica as 1,200 are evacuated in Haiti, with authorities going door to door to spread alert Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew have drenched Jamaica and Haiti, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the category 4 storm approached the two countries. Show More Summary

Haiti issues red alert warning as Caribbean braces for Hurricane Matthew

Up to 40 inches or 101cm of rain could fall on Haiti in the strongest storm to hit the region since 2007 Haiti and Jamaica has urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate, and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as torrential rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nations since 2007, lashed the region. Show More Summary

Hurricane Matthew weakens from category 5 on path toward Jamaica

Haiti and Cuba also in path of strongest Atlantic hurricane since 2007 Jamaicans gather supplies with storm poised to hit on Monday One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened slightly on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. Show More Summary

Clinton campaign jumps on Trump's 'Cuba violation'

Rosetta probe touches down on comet; World Bank to shame countries to prevent childhood stunting; Philippines president likens himself to Hitler The Clinton campaign on Thursday attacked Donald Trump over reports of a violation of the...Show More Summary

Trump violated Cuba embargo in 1998 business ventures, Clinton camp claims

The Republican nominee spent $68,000 to investigate business opportunities, media reports said, which strict American trade bans had made illegal The Clinton campaign on Thursday accused Donald Trump of a historic violation of the Cuba...Show More Summary

Obama's pick as ambassador to Cuba has '0% chance' of approval, union says

While Havana welcomed the move, Republican senators pledged to block any ambassador nomination, citing lack of progress in democracy and human rights Barack Obama has a “0%” chance of getting his nomination for ambassador to Cuba approved by Congress, according to the union representing US diplomats. Show More Summary

Scholarships, Fears And Attractions

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 – The woman approaches without fear or hesitation. “How can my son apply for one of the scholarships mentioned on television?” she asks me abruptly. It takes me a few seconds to … Continue reading ?

Café Bohemia comforts Vegetarians, Vegans and non-believers alike

What? Fresh ingredients locally sourced? Organic vegetables and herbs? Vegan and vegetarian offerings on the menu? Zut alors! Imposible! But it’s all...

Memories of Havana’s Mella Theatre

Because of my age, I wasn’t able to attend the worldwide premiere of the play El Circulo de Tiza Caucasiano (“Der kaukasische...

Nuevo New York celebrates Latinos in the arts – in pictures

Immigration to the US is a hot topic of the 2016 election, with Trump’s campaign creating an increasingly hostile environment. Nuevo New York by Hans Neumann and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, published by Damiani, adds a new narrative to the...Show More Summary

José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

The Marlins pitcher is dead at the age of 24. It is a tragedy made all the more painful after the adversity he had overcome in his short life This is the year my son fell in love with baseball and for reasons that are still unclear he declared the Miami Marlins his second-favorite team. Show More Summary

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