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Nail polish and empowerment shine at in-home salons in Cuba

Women who want beauty treatments at Salon Giselle must step carefully over piles of rubble and corrugated metal. Despite the plaster dust, peeling paint, and mismatched chairs, business at Salon Giselle is booming.  Feminine chatter and camaraderie flows as in … Continued

Por en Economy and Business

Colón Cemetery. Photo: Luis Gabriel.

Life in the cemetery

Rumor has it that Colón’s tallest and most beautiful tomb has not been seen; that Calixto de Loira, the designer of the cemetery, had placed his niche above the main entrance and underneath the sculpture of the Three Theological Graces, … Continued

Por en OnCuba Media

Billboard: Cuban bits in EE.UU.

Kelvis in Miami Tomorrow June 24th at 9 pm the Cuban singer-songwriter Kelvis Ochoa will perform at the Flamingo Theater Bar. Kelvis’s guest will be Descemer Bueno. Silvio in the neighborhoods Next June 30th at 7 pm Silvio Rodriguez will … Continued

Por en Culture

European Parliament. Photo: Patrick Seeger / EFE.

European Parliament MPs back conditions for agreement with Cuba

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission approved this Tuesday the European Union (EU)-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which opens a new era in bilateral relations and asks the island for greater respect for human rights. Signed in December 2016 … Continued

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Cuban violinist Luis Haza plays the U.S. national anthem during Donald Trump’s speech at the Manuel Artime Theater, Friday June 16. Photo: Cristobal Herrera / EFE.

Opening to Cuba: more popular in Florida than Trump’s hardline

President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy is less popular (13 points less) in Florida than the normalization of relations initiated in 2014 by his White House predecessor, Barack Obama, but in addition it has made the current president’s approval rating … Continued

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Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith is heading the first official U.S. delegation that will visit Cuba after Donald Trump’s speech in Miami. Photo: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune.

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota visits Cuba

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith is the first high-ranking U.S. administration figure to visit Cuba after President Donald Trump’s announcement of change of policy toward the island. Smith, who has been in this post since January 2015, is traveling … Continued

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The return of the golf clubs

Golf clubs don’t have an edifying connection to Cuba. In April 1959, three months after the establishment of revolutionary power, Fidel Castro traveled to the United States as a guest of the American Society of News Editors, which was understood … Continued

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Myron Brilliant (left), executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with Cuban American businessman and politician Carlos Gutiérrez. Photo: cubaintransition.com.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce remains “committed” with Cuba

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce regretted President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the opening toward Cuba promoted by the Obama administration. In statements Last Friday, Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs of the commercial institution, … Continued

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Bruno Rodríguez: Trump’s policy marks rollback in bilateral relations

“Trump’s policy marks a rollback in bilateral relations,” said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in a press conference this Monday. The foreign minister described the U.S. president’s presentation last Friday in Miami as “a grotesque Cold War show” and … Continued

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An old U.S. car parked in front of Havana’s Inglaterra Hotel, Saturday 17, 2017. Photo: Ramón Espinosa / AP.

OFAC: announced changes still not in effect

The changes announced by President Donald Trump in his policy toward Cuba will not come into force until the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and of Commerce adjust their regulations with respect to this. This process must start in less … Continued

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