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Cuba “Will Consider” European Union Proposal For Cooperation Pact

 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, …

European Union Eyes New Cooperation Agreement With Cuba

 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 …

Another Earthquake Causes Shaking in Cuba, Florida Keys

 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 …

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 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How can technology help remove information barriers in Cuba? That’s the essential question on the agenda this weekend at the first-ever Hackathon for Cuba, which begins in Miami on Friday. The event is being organized …

 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. …

 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, …

 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. …

 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 …

 

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