Cuba

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 …

Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

 By Jaime SuchlickiOp-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 …

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Havana’s Miramar Trade Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Mexico have signed a new agreement on economic cooperation, Cuba’s government announced on Monday. The purpose of the agreement between Cuba and ProMexico, Mexico’s investment promotion arm, was …

 Above: the meeting between Haiti President Michel Martelly and Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Cuban President Raul Castro held talks on Tuesday in Havana. In …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s National Assembly has approved a new “Law on Foreign Investment,” the government said Saturday. In a statement, the government said it would be an “essential instrument in the interest of Cuba to …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung By the Caribbean Journal staff Vietnam President Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Haiti on Friday for an official visit to the Caribbean country. The Vietnamese leader was received …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Havnana-based Cuban national airline Cubana has resumed flights between Havana and Fort-de-France, Martinique. The service, which made its first flight last Thursday, had not been operating since 2006. “This link between Fort-de-France and …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government “will consider” a new European Union proposal to sign a cooperation agreement with the Caribbean country, the government announced Monday. “Cuba will consider the invitation put forth by the European side, …

 Above: the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton (Photo: EU) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union is looking to launch new political dialogue with Cuba, the European Council announced Monday. The EC …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Another earthquake has caused shaking in Cuba and the Florida Keys, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.3-magnitude quake occurred at around …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba saw a 0.5 percent increase in tourism arrivals in 2013, according to recently-released data from the country’s National Statistical Office. Cuba received a total of 2,852,572 foreign arrivals in 2013, up 0.5 …