Cuba

Cuba’s Diaz-Canel Leads Delegation to Installation of Pope Francis

 Above: Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Miguel Diaz-Canel, the first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, led a Cuban delegation to the installation of Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday. It marked the first major …

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Traffic Accident

 Above: Yadier Pedroso Gonzalez By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso Gonzalez, who pitched for his country in the World Baseball Classic in Tokyo last week, was killed this weekend in a traffic accident in Cuba, according to …

Cuban Ambassador Makes First Official Visit to Grand Bahama

 Above: Guzman and Bahamian officials in Grand Bahama (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s Ambassador to the Bahamas, Ernesto Soberon Guzman, made his first official visit to Grand Bahama on Monday. The trip included talks with Minister …

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 Above: Fidel Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s Fidel Castro has published his first official remarks on the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last week. In a statement published by in Cuba’s state-owned Granma newspaper, republished by its …

 By Andy GomezOp-Ed Contributor We recently witnessed what we had not heard one of the Castro brothers say in almost 54 years: Come 2018, neither one of them will be in power. Raúl Castro announced to the Cuban National Assembly …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff A number of Caribbean leaders have arrived in Venezuela for the funeral of former President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday. Trinidad …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor What be will the impact of Hugo Chavez’s death upon the Caribbean and the Hemisphere at large? It’s likely that, eventually, the bilateral relationship between Venezuela and Cuba, which was predicated on the personal relationship between …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s government said it would hold a national day of mourning on Friday following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The national day will come after a nearly two-day official mourning period …

 Updated: 6:44 PM Above: former Venezuela President Hugo Chavez (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, the country’s government said. Chavez, who had received much of his …

 Above: Raul Castro (Photo: AIN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro, who was chosen to serve a new term Sunday, will be leaving politics in 2018 when this term expires, he announced. The announcement came after …

 Above: Esteban Lazo (Photo: AIN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Esteban Lazo has been named the new President of Cuba’s National Assembly. Lazo has served in the Politburo of Cuba’s Communist Party. He succeeds Ricardo Alarcon, who had served …

 Above: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be in Cuba Thursday for a “working visit.” Medvedev’s visit will include meetings with Cuban leader Raul Castro, according to …

 Above: Fidel Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Hugo Chavez has returned from Cuba following months of treatment for cancer, and Fidel Castro says he is “very pleased” with the news. In a letter published by Cuba’s government information agency, …

 Above: Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuban Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis Jorge Payret Zubiaur has completed his term in the twin-island federation. Zubiaur, Cuba’s resident ambassador in St Kitts, will officially depart in …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, is the newest addition to the alphabet soup of Caribbean multi-national organizations. The organization, formed in 2010, has 33 member states, including 16 from the greater Caribbean …

   By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor IF UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be criticized, it can be on the basis that it has been somnolent and reactionary with regard to Caribbean policy. Neither the United States nor the …

 Above: Fidel Castro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban President Fidel Castro voted in the country’s election’s Sunday, his first prolonged public appearance since 2010. In recent elections, Castro had voted remotely. Cuba said Castro voted in …

 Above: Cuba President Raul Castro (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, following the regional body’s summit in Santiago this weekend. Cuba President Raul …