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Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: 'aggression doesn't work'

Exclusive: Josefina Vidal, who has led the island’s negotiating team since 2013, says Cuba will not be cowed by the incoming president’s bluster and threats Senior Cuban negotiators say the island will not be cowed by intimidation and bluster from Donald Trump, despite the incoming US president’s threat to rekindle Cold War animosities. Show More Summary

Repeal of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy leaves Cubans stranded far from home

Hundreds of Cuban migrants who sold everything to afford trek across Central America now have no refuge in US: ‘Obama’s decision is killing our dreams’ Hundreds of Cubans who sold their homes and belongings in pursuit of an AmericanShow More Summary

“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived...

Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban immigrants

Cubans will no longer be allowed to stay and become legal residents if they enter US illegally, as Obama administration negotiates with Cuba to send people back President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy thatShow More Summary

Julio And Enrique Iglesias, Two Moments In The Life Of Cuba

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 11 January 2017 — My mother had a T-shirt with the face of the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, bought in the informal market in the early eighties. At a meeting of the Union of … Continue reading ?

Jaimanitas: a Havana fishing town with a famous chef and a legendary artist

Jaimanitas is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in all of Havana. Over the course of my travels to Havana I have met...

Artisanal charcoal – first legal Cuban export to the United States

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal between Cuba’s government and...

Guerlain Of Paris Returns To Havana

Visitors to Cuba have the impression that consumer goods are not available on the island.  While this was once the case, international...

Artisanal charcoal: Cuba's first legal export to US in more than 50 years

Alan Gross’s former lawyer makes deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, allowed after Obama eased trade embargo Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in...Show More Summary

Cuba marks anniversary of revolution with show of military strength

Student leader reaffirms country’s commitment to independence as troops and civilians march through Havana Cuban troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens have paraded through Revolution Square in the capital in a traditional show...Show More Summary

Feliz año nuevo – Your 2017 Culture and Entertainment Planner

It’s the start of a brand new year and Havana is buzzing with culture, arts and entertainment.  Just click on the picture...

Citizens… Time To Tighten Your Belts

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 29 December 2016 – My generation knows no good news. We grew up with the grey subsidies of the rationed market, we reached puberty amid the rigors of the Special Period, we raised our children … Continue reading ?

Andrew Child’s stunning look at Havana

As a long time Cuba enthusiast, I have enjoyed many books about the country. But this new photography work that I recently...

Maduro, Disciple of a School in Decline

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 21 December 2016 – On television a speech by Nicolas Maduro reverberates. He is talking about international conspiracies, the enemy that wants to end the “Bolivarian” revolution and the “monetary mafias,” a refrain that … Continue reading ?

Havana clubs: Salvatore Di Gregorio's carnival dancers – in pictures

Photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio travelled to Cuba to dive into its Afro-Latin melting pot – where spirits are chased with brooms Continue reading...

Cuba offers to pay off debt to Czech Republic in rum

Cubans offer to settle $270m debt in kind – including several brands of rum Czech minister calls liquor proposal ‘an interesting option’ Cash-strapped Cuba has offered to pay its old debt to the Czech Republic with goods it can spare, including its coveted rum, according to the Czech finance ministry. Show More Summary

Cándido Fabré: Carretero review – impressively varied set from hoarse-voiced salsa favourite

(Tumi Music) Cándido Fabré is one of Cuba’s great soneros, a prolific singer-songwriter famed for his distinctive hoarse voice and ability to improvise lyrics. He first came to notice in the early 80s, and soon became a favourite with salsa dancers, with his songs covered by many leading Cuban musicians. Show More Summary

The New Regla Boat Terminal in Havana

The new modern port terminal of the “Lanchita de Regla” (Regla boat), which crosses Havana Bay to the towns of Regla and...

Michale Payeur sketches Cuba

Canadian artist and sculptor Michale Payeur has the delightful habit of sending a fortunate group of recipients a daily sketch. When he...

Google and Cuba sign deal to store data on island's servers

Deal that eliminates long distances signal have to travel through Venezuela removes major obstacle to normal, faster internet in Cuba Google and the Cuban government have signed a deal allowing the internet giant to provide faster access to its data by installing servers on the island that will store much of the company’s most popular content. Show More Summary

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