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Cuba: 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Country’s Southern Coast

August 25, 2014 | 8:48 pm | 0 Comment

Cuba: 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Country’s Southern Coast

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Cuba on Monday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 17 kilometres about 57 kilometres southwest of El Cobre and about 66 kilometres more...

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Copa Airlines Adding New Cuba Market

August 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

Copa Airlines Adding New Cuba Market

Above: Copa's hub in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is adding a new flight to Cuba, the company announced. The company will be adding twice-weekly direct flight from Panama City to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. Cayo Santa Maria will be Copa's second destination in Cuba, with service set to begin in December. Copa already offers more...

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China President Visits Cuba

July 24, 2014 | 5:03 pm | 0 Comment

China President Visits Cuba

Above: Cuba's Raul Castro and China's Xi Jinping in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff China President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba this week. The visit came a week after Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made another high-profile visit to the Caribbean island. This week's trip was Xi's first major trip to the Caribbean this year; a more...

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Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

July 17, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

By Jaime Suchlicki Op-Ed Contributor THE RECENT visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Cuba rekindled memories of the Cold War. In those days, the Soviets used Cuba to challenge and spy on the United States. An electronic eavesdropping facility was placed on the island. Airports and ports to service the Soviet planes and fleet were upgraded. Finally, nuclear more...

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Russia Writing Off $32 Billion of Cuba’s Outstanding Debt

July 14, 2014 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Russia Writing Off $32 Billion of Cuba’s Outstanding Debt

Above: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin lays a wreath at the memorial of national hero Jose Marti in Havana (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia is writing off about $32 billion of Cuba's outstanding debt, the two countries announced this weekend. The debt dates back to the Soviet era, and the move amounts to a write-off of 90 percent of more...

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin Visits Cuba, Meets With Fidel, Raul Castro

July 14, 2014 | 10:18 am | 0 Comment

Russia’s Vladimir Putin Visits Cuba, Meets With Fidel, Raul Castro

Above: Russia President Vladimir Putin and Cuba's Fidel Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Cuba this weekend. The visit, part of a wider Latin American tour, included a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current Cuban leader Raul Castro. In what was described as a more...

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St Kitts and Nevis Opens Embassy in Cuba

July 1, 2014 | 6:04 am | 0 Comment

St Kitts and Nevis Opens Embassy in Cuba

Above: St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas in Cuba (Photo: OPM SKN) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially opened an embassy in Havana, Cuba. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas inaugurated the embassy during an official visit to Cuba's capital last week. Douglas was joined at the opening ceremony by more...

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Five-Star Hotel Coming to Cuba

June 23, 2014 | 8:01 am | 0 Comment

Five-Star Hotel Coming to Cuba

Above: a rendering of the Carbonera Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba's government said Friday that an estimated $350 million hotel and tourism project was coming to the island. The five-star project is called the Carbonera Club, and it would be located near the island's famous Varadero Beach. The property would be a combination hotel, spa, tennis club, more...

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Earthquake Shakes Cayman Islands

June 21, 2014 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

Earthquake Shakes Cayman Islands

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A rare earthquake caused light shaking in the Cayman Islands on Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.3-magnitude quake, which struck at around 7:53 AM local time, occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Its epicentre was about more...

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Cuba: US Condemns “Arbitrary Detentions” of Pro-Democracy Activists

June 13, 2014 | 10:33 am | 0 Comment

Cuba: US Condemns “Arbitrary Detentions” of Pro-Democracy Activists

Above: the US State Department's Harry S Truman building By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Department of State issued a statement Thursday condemning Cuba's government following reports of "arbitrary detentions by Cuban authorities." The detentions reportedly included dozens of members of civil society including prominent pro-democracy activist more...

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