Cuba

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Meets With CELAC Leaders in Havana

 Above: Cuba’s Fidel Castro with Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (Photo: ACN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro held meetings with several of the regional leaders visiting Havana this week for the CELAC summit, the government said. …

United States and Cuba Hold Migration Talks in Havana

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United States and Cuba met in Havana this week for talks on the implementation of the two countries’ 1994 and 1995 migration accords. The discussions, which were held on Thursday, …

Cuba, Florida Keys Lightly Shaken By 5.1-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: a graphic of the quake (United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.1-magnitude earthquake caused weak-to-light shaking in Cuba and the Florida Keys on Thursday afternoon, according to a report from the United States Geological Survey. …

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 Above: the US Capitol in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba will be restoring its consular services in the United States until Feb. 17, according to the government. The government had announced the shutdown of its Cuban Interests Section …

 Above: Cuba (Photo: Cuba Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Cuba is down slightly for 2013, according to data from the country’s National Statistical Office. There were a total of 2.31 million visitors to the Caribbean island through …

 Above: Cuba FM Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Mexico City this week for a two-day visit. Parrilla, who had prevoiulsy been in New York to vsiit …

 Above: Cuba’s footballers in action vs Belize (Photo: FIFA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has leapfrogged Jamaica and Haiti to become the Caribbean’s highest ranked national football squad, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Cuba is ranked 74th …

 Above: “Solve et Coagula”, 2012, by Jose Toirac and Meira Marerro By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — Jose Toirac and Meira Marrero, a team of artists from Havana, have launched their first major solo exhibition in a United States …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been 50 years since there was direct mail service between the United States and Cuba. That could soon change, thanks to discussions between the two countries. A Cuban delegation held talks Monday …

 Above: the meeting in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña has concluded a visit to Cuba that included a meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro. In a statement, Cuba’s government characterized the meeting …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba received just under 1.6 million tourists in the first six months of 2013, a 2 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2012, according to data from Cuba’s official government statistics …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff As thousands of Cuban doctors begin the process of heading to Brazil, the South American country is looking to return the favour in the agricultural sector. A delegation from the Brazilian state of …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …