Monthly Archives: December 2016
Encrypted chat app Signal sidesteps censorship in Cuba and Oman For Cuba, at least, the timing couldn’t be better. Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
Signal, the messaging app that prides itself on circumventing government censorship, has a few new places where… Continue reading
Cuba reports record tourism for 2016
HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba welcomed a record four million tourists in 2016, up 13 per cent over last year, with much of the increase thanks to a crush of visitors from the US and… Continue reading
With Zika In Cuba, Visitors Asked To Bring Bug Spray To Share By JULIO OCHOA WIKIMEDIA
Travelers to Cuba should bring lots of mosquito repellant — not just for themselves.
The Zika virus is being spread by mosquitos in Cuba,… Continue reading
Cuba Allows Home Internet in Small Experiment December 29, 2016 11:41 PM Reuters
HAVANA — Downtown Havana resident Margarita Marquez says she received a special Christmas gift this year: web access at home, a rarity in a country with one… Continue reading
The worst year under Raúl Castro ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:48 CET.
It is no secret that the sessions of the National Assembly of the People’s Power are a mere formality.… Continue reading
Cuban households test free Internet access Euronews last updated: 30/12/2016
Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.
Cuba has one of the lowest online connectivity… Continue reading
Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM
The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on… Continue reading
250 Ghanaian medical students ‘neglected’ in Cuba call for help
Ghanaian medical students in Cuba have called for immediate restructuring of the Cuban-Ghana medical program after decrying what they termed “maltreatment” suffered under the programme for years.
The 250 students… Continue reading
Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 00:33 CET.
The general philosophy that will pervade… Continue reading
Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press December 28, 2016
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a… Continue reading
Cuba passes law that bans naming sites after Fidel Castro Reuters
Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary… Continue reading
What the reform measures implemented by Raúl Castro in 2006 have achieved, and failed to ELÍAS AMOR | Valencia | 29 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:12 CET.
The close of 2016 marks a wasted year for the Cuban economy.… Continue reading
AP’s regional offices return to Cuba BY JOE UCHILL – 12/26/16 03:30 PM EST
The Associated Press is returning its Caribbean base of operations to Cuba.
Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, housed the news service’s central offices for… Continue reading
Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba By Marissa Piazzola Published December 27, 2016 Cuba FOX Business
The United States’ relationship with Cuba has thawed over the last two years, thanks in part to a December 2014 agreement between… Continue reading
Cuba faces deep financial woes Tourism increase is great hope in 2017.
HAVANA (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.
Like so many other… Continue reading
If It’s About Abuses… / Fernando Dámaso
Fernando Damaso, 25 December 2016 — Some official journalists, who seem to be following orders from on high, have taken against the self-employed and their prices, which they consider too high for the… Continue reading