New Life For the Buena Vista Social Club

Above: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club By the Caribbean Journal staff The original grouping of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club can no longer play together. But while Cuban legends Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez are no longer […]


Cuba, Bahamas Hold Talks in Havana

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell is currently on a working visit to Cuba. Mitchell held talks with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina Gonzalez in Havana on Thursday, which the Cuban government called […]


Cuba's Ricardo Cabrisas Meets With New President of Iran

Above: Teheran By the Caribbean Journal staff Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of Cuba’s Council of State and Ministers, held talks Sunday with Hassan Rohani, the new President of Iran in Teheran. Cabrisas was in Iran’s capital this weekend […]


Cuba's Fidel Castro Meets With Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

Above: the meeting between Castro and Maduro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with former Cuban leader Fidel Casro this weekend during Cuba’s ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the […]

Venezuela's Maduro, St Vincent's Gonsalves Head to Cuba

Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves arrived in Cuba Thursday for a brief visit. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and St […]

US, Cuba Hold Talks in Washington

Above: Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff US and Cuban officials held their first bilateral migration talks since the beginning of 2011 on Wednesday. The talks covered the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 US-Cuba Migration Accords, according to a […]


Cuba Tops Belize, 4-0, to Advance to Gold Cup Quarterfinals

By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba shut out Belize, 4-0, on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Gold Cup. Cuba was led by a hat trick from Ariel Martinez, who scored in the 38th, 63rd and 84th […]

Remembering Compay Segundo

Above: Compay Segundo (centre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Compay Segundo was one of the titans of Cuban music until he passed away 10 years ago this month, and a new album takes a look at the history of his […]

Cuba Falls to US in Gold Cup, 4-1

Above: Chris Wondolowski By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba fell to the United States, 4-1, in a Gold Cup match on Saturday in Utah. Cuba’s footballers struck first in the game, with Jose Nieto Martinez putting one home in the […]


Chantal Degenerates to Tropical Wave

Above: a graphic of the storm (NWS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical storm Chantal degenerated to a tropical wave after passing over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm had been a […]

Belize, Cuba Fall in Gold Cup

Above: Belize’s footballers (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Cuba each suffered defeats on Tuesday in their Gold Cup opening matches. Belize fell to the United States, 6-1, while Cuba lost to Costa Rica, 3-0. The United States’ […]

Cuba's Raul Castro Criticizes Country's "Atmosphere of Indiscipline"

Above: Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban leader Raul Castro called on Cubans this weekend to overcome what he saw as an “atmosphere of indiscipline” on the island. Castro, who was addressing a session of Cuba’s National Assembly […]


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