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Patricia Zulueta on a visit to Oxford in 2015, an experience she hopes to repeat this year as a graduate student. Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Zulueta Bravo.

A Cuban’s long road to Oxford

Her name is Patricia Zulueta Bravo and she dreams with studying for a master’s in Oxford. “From where I come that only happens in movies,” she said the first time it was suggested to her. But the wish was aroused … Continued

Por en Society

Photo: Courtesy of the hotel

Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel: An Embrace of Exclusiveness and Exquisiteness

There are places that shy away from classifications at a distance, which are an invitation to discover their exquisiteness based on personal experience. They encourage unique perceptions, they meet the most rigorous tastes. Havana has the Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel. … Continued

Por en Economy and Business

The Marina, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ first ship to travel to Havana. Photo: Claudio Peláez Sordo.

Norwegian: “The trips to Havana have been a homerun”

Cuba has become a star destination for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. The U.S. company, one of the world’s most important in the cruise business, revealed its financial results in the second quarter of 2017, and the itineraries to the largest … Continued

Por en Economy and Business

Senator Ron Wyden (D) is heading a bill to promote trade with Cuba. Photo: Newsroom / US Senator Ron Wyden.

U.S. senators in favor of trade with Cuba

A bill to promote trade with Cuba was presented this week by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Wyden’s proposal, titled U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2017, seeks to eliminate the restrictions of the more … Continued

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U.S. embassy in Havana. Photo: Raquel Pérez.

Cuba denies “attack” on U.S. diplomats

The Cuban government affirmed it has never allowed the island to be used for actions against foreign diplomats and said it was willing to cooperate to clarify some “incidents” that affected the health of officials of the U.S. embassy in … Continued

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Cuban science and development

At the recent first session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, one of the relevant issues was related to the “activity of science, technology and innovation.” This was so given Cuba’s characteristics, its relatively little amount of natural resources … Continued

Por en Columns, Counterbalance

Billboard: Pure piano

This weekend special invitation comes with piano tiles. You’ll see above what’s about. There will be also a lot of Cuban music and lot of everything! We’re here to please you all. In the comedy world we have options both … Continued

Por en Culture

Richard Blanco, navigator of reconciliation

The “presidential poet” cries once in a while. “I like to cry, I can’t help it,” and he laughs. He is smoking in the porch of a vintage café on 23rd Street, in El Vedado. This time he came heading … Continued

Por en Society

Ricky W. Kunz, chief commercial officer of the Port of Houston Authority (left) and Captain José Joaquín Prado Falero, general director of Cuba’s Maritime Administration, signing the Memorandum of Understanding. Photo: Ernesto Mastrascusa / EFE.

Port Houston breaks ice with Cuba

The Port of Houston Authority last week signed in Havana a Memorandum of Friendship and Commercial Cooperation with the Cuban maritime authorities. It is the first bilateral agreement at this level since President Donald Trump’s announcements last June.

Por en Economy and Business

Photo by Ramon Espinosa / AP

Cubans’ exits abroad have doubled

A total of 723,844 trips by Cubans to other countries were reported in 2016, a figure that doubled the number of exits abroad by the island’s residents since the migratory reform came into force four years ago. Between 2013 and … Continued

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