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A Cuban wins MIT Technology Review award

A Cuban from Cabaiguán, Alexander López Savran, was one of the Latin American innovators less than 35 years old who won the prize in 2017 of the MIT Technology Review in Spanish, property of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. … Continued

Por en Economy and Business

Donna Marie Factor in Havana. Photo: Claudio Aguilera.

Donna Marie Factor, an American who is very Cuban

Donna Marie Factor defines herself as an American who is very Cuban. A professor of Spanish in El Camino College, California, she feels joined to Cuba since two decades ago she discovered the virtues of the island’s music. Ever since … Continued

Por en Culture

Cuba’s forgotten jewels…, documentary about Jewish refugees in Havana

A very little known story of the European Jews who arrived in Cuba during World War II is the basis of a documentary signed by Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale, with which the hope that that spirit of hospitality “remerges … Continued

Por en Culture

Billboard: Wins to dance

We are back with dance this week so you can keep on track if you liked last week proposals. This time there is Lizt Alfonso dance Cuba with two presentations in the Cuba National Theatre. And as we like you … Continued

Por en Culture

Scenes from Giselle by the National Ballet of Cuba. Photo: taken from Havana-Live.

National Ballet of Cuba on tour of U.S.

  The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), directed by the legendary ballerina Alicia Alonso, announced that it will make a tour of several U.S. cities next May and June. The Cuban company has chosen the classical ballets of its repertoire, … Continued

Por en Culture

Money laundering consists in giving an appearance of legal origin to goods that are actually products or profits from crimes.

U.S.-Cuba hold talks on money laundering

The United States and Cuba continued the round of technical meetings of recent weeks with one on their collaboration in the prevention and struggle against money laundering. The meeting, held in Washington, is the second between the authorities of both … Continued

Por en Society

The Lucía Íñiguez Hospital in Holguín has suffered thefts and lack of discipline, according to the daily Granma. Photo: Radio Angulo.

Thefts in Cuban hospital

Despite the investments made by the State, the state of hospitals in Cuba suffer due to the “negligence” and “lack of discipline” which is reflected in the “depredation” of materials and frequent hygiene problems due to the obstruction of pipes … Continued

Por en Society

Philip Goldberg. Foto: Bullit Marquez / AP.

The new U.S. chargé d’affaires in Cuba

  The United States appointed Philip Goldberg as chargé d’affaires to Cuba. When he was ambassador to Bolivia, the diplomat was expelled in 2008 by President Evo Morales accused of conspiring against the government. A spokeswoman from the Department of … Continued

Por en Society

Cubans Michael Amor, his wife Ingrid and their daughter Samira pose for a picture in front of a refugee center in Sot, Serbia. Photo: Darko Vojinovic / AP.

Cubans stranded in Serbia

Far from the Caribbean beaches and warm breeze, a Cuban family cuddles up in a small room of a cold refugee center in Serbia while they try to elucidate their next step. They form part of an unusual affluence of … Continued

Por en Society

Access to Internet in a public WiFi zone in Cuba. Photo: Kaloian.

First meeting of Cuba Internet task force

  The U.S. government’s Cuba Internet task force will study for a year how to expand access to the web on the island so that Cubans can have “free and unregulated flow of information,” despite the Cuban authorities’ rejection of … Continued

Por en Society

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