Etecsa and Orange agree to deploy submarine cable between Martinique and Cienfuegos

Etecsa and Orange agree to deploy submarine cable between Martinique and Cienfuegos

Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA (Etecsa) announced on Wednesday, December 7, that it signed an agreement with the French company Orange SA to expand and diversify its international services, in order to install a submarine fiber optic cable between Martinique and the Cuban province of Cienfuegos.  This submarine connection will aim to support Etecsa’s…

Cuban foreign minister criticizes Cuba’s inclusion on list of countries that violate religious freedom

Cuban foreign minister criticizes Cuba’s inclusion on list of countries that violate religious freedom

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez expressed his displeasure with the United States for including Cuba on its list of countries that do not respect religious freedom. “The designation of our country on an arbitrary list shows that, once again, the U.S. government needs to resort to dishonest accusations to maintain an unsustainable policy of abuses…

Cuba: Minister of Energy and Director of Electricity Union Dismissed

Cuba: Minister of Energy and Director of Electricity Union Dismissed

Cuba’s Council of State resolved to dismiss the current Minister of Energy and Mines, Livan Arronte Cruz, as well as the director of the Cuban Electrical Union, Jorge Armando Cepero, according to the official press on Monday, October 17. This decision was taken at the request of President Miguel Daz-Canel, according to the press release….

Hurricane Ian: Japan to provide emergency aid to Cuba

Hurricane Ian: Japan to provide emergency aid to Cuba

On Tuesday, October 11, the government of Japan decided to support Cuba’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian hit the island in late September by sending emergency aid through its cooperation organization, JICA. The Japanese Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying, “Considering the humanitarian perspective and the close ties between Japan and Cuba, Japan has decided…

Fire in Cuba: drone images show the integrity of the third fuel tank in Matanzas

Fire in Cuba: drone images show the integrity of the third fuel tank in Matanzas

The collapse of the wall of the second tank set on fire in the industrial zone of Matanzas was made visible by the flight of a drone, and it was clarified that the third tank is not on fire, informed Williams González Hernández, head of the Civil Defense group in Matanzas. González Hernández specified that…

Fire in Matanzas: explosion of a fuel tank leaves several people injured

Fire in Matanzas: explosion of a fuel tank leaves several people injured

The fire and explosion of a fuel tank, which occurred this Friday around 7:00 p.m., at the Matanzas supertanker base is the news of the last hours in Cuba. The incident is the worst of its kind in Cuba and continues to monopolize the main news in Cuba today, after more than 15 hours without…

On a water bike! This is how three Cubans were planning to reach the US

On a water bike! This is how three Cubans were planning to reach the US

According to a photo published by the U.S. Coast Guard on its official website, three Cubans were rescued in South Florida waters while trying to illegally reach the U.S. on a very curious boat, a recreational water bicycle. The Coast Guard also reported another round of repatriations executed on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The photo,…

Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Gaesa’s Executive President, passes away

Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Gaesa’s Executive President, passes away

Major General Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, executive president of the Business Administration Group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Cuba -known as Gaesa-, died this Friday, July 1, in Havana due to cardiorespiratory arrest. The news was made public by the official media and it is a great uncertainty in the Political Bureau of the…

The United States eliminates limits on remittances to Cuba, who will be able to receive them and how?

The United States eliminates limits on remittances to Cuba, who will be able to receive them and how?

As announced last May 16, the U.S. Government began to relax its rules and regulations to allow compliance with measures reported as a change in Cuba policy. As of this Thursday, June 9, 2022, the $1,000 quarterly limit on remittances is eliminated, according to the Treasury Department and its Office of Foreign Assets Control. The…

New U.S. policy towards Cuba: flights to provinces, unlimited remittances and more

New U.S. policy towards Cuba: flights to provinces, unlimited remittances and more

The U.S. government announced this Monday several measures that signify a turnaround in recent policy toward Cuba and directly benefit many Cubans inside and outside the island. The Democratic administration of Joe Biden has decided to fulfill part of its electoral promises and resume what seems to be, once again, a thaw in relations with…

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana

A strong explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana shook the Cuban capital during the morning hours -around 11:00 a.m. – with serious material damages and several injured and dead people. Authorities have confirmed that the explosion was caused by a leak in a hose during the transfer of liquefied gas from a truck into…

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship

Cuba will host the 69th World Cocktail Championship, to be held from November 4 to 9, 2022, at the Meliá Internacional Hotel in Varadero, as announced Tuesday by José Rafa Malém, president of the Cuban Bartenders Association (ACC). At a press conference, Rafa Malém informed that members of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) are supervising…