Cuba

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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’ …

 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 …

 Above: Laos By the Caribbean Journal staff Miguel Diaz-Canel, the First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, concluded his visit to tour of Asia on Sunday in Laos. Diaz-Canel visited China and Vietnam as well on the …

 Above: Ernest Hemingway on his boat, Pilar, off Cuba, around 1950 By the Caribbean Journal staff The 14th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium began Thursday in Havana, aiming to promote the “exchange of information” about the noted writer and adventurer. This …

 Above: China President Xi Xinping By the Caribbean Journal staff Miguel Diaz-Canel, the first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, continued his China trip Tuesday with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting followed talks …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel agents in Japan have begun a major promotional campaign for tourism to Cuba. The campaign was officially launched by Marcos Rodriguez, Cuba’s Ambassador in Tokyo, along with Jungo Kikuma, the president of …

 Above: the Hotel Nacional de Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Bolivia began their first-ever business forum and roundtable at the Hotel Nacional in Havana on Thursday. The forum was led by Estrella Madrigal Valdes, the president of …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Diosdado Cabello Rondon, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, arrived in Havana Thursday for an official visit. Rondon was received at Jose Marti International Airport by Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, according …

 By Celso Gonzalez-FallaOp-Ed Contributor OVER THE YEARS I have read many books about today’s Cuba and the Cuba before Fidel Castro.  Some lacked accuracy, invented events, or seemed to give a distorted picture. In 1960, I was in the underground …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba have signed an agreement on cultural cooperation. The agreement was signed by Cuba Culture Minister Rafael Bernal and Jamaica Culture Minister Lisa Hanna on Thursday. “We want a cultural revolution …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government is planning to open 118 new public Internet access points, it announced Tuesday. The decision to open the access points, which will open on June 4, was published in the Official …

 Above: Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (UN Photo/Jennifer S Altman) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla continued his three-day visit to India Monday by holding talks with Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari. In a …

 Above: Esteban Lazo By the Caribbean Journal staff Ethiopia President Girma Wolde-Giorgis met Sunday with Esteban Lazo, the president of Cuba’s National Assembly, in Addis Ababa. Lazo is currently leading a Cuban delegation to ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba will be holding a Haitian Cultural Week in Havana beginning next week, Cuba’s government announced. The seven-day event will focus on a “large sample of artistic work and traditions” from Haiti. According …

 By José GabilondoOp-Ed Contributor What “Cuban embargo” brings to mind is the economic blockade of the United States on the island.  It means something else too — an embargo directed at Cuban-Americans raised in diaspora — in this case, an …