Hurricane Irma has made US landfall in Florida and been downgraded to category 2 after after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos across the Caribbean.
Nelson Acosta & Ana Isabel Martinez Havana [RAW] Cuba’s most prominent dissident group has called off its weekly protest march for the first time in 13 years following the death of its nemesis Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader whose passing... Read More →
US President Barack Obama has challenged Cuba's Communist government with an impassioned call for democratic and economic change, addressing the Cuban people directly in a historic speech broadcast throughout the island.
It’s been six weeks since I spent 12 days in Cuba – just enough time to get why it felt more like visiting another planet than another country (and I’ve visited 32 of those).
Havana [AFP] Pope Francis has delivered mass before hundreds of thousands of fans and faithful on Havana’s iconic Revolution Square, calling on Cubans to serve the most downtrodden and warning them that ‘service is never ideological.’ The pope’s homily on... Read More →
Now that Cuba has restored diplomatic ties with the United States, teaching English in schools will be a priority, the communist party newspaper Granma reports.
US president Barack Obama has announced that the United States and Cuba will re-establish full diplomatic relations, severed 54 years ago in the angry heat of the Cold War.
The US has lifted a decades-old ban on ferry services to Cuba, with the number of Americans travelling to the island surging in recent years.
Panama City [AFP] US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro have held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama in a historic effort to bury Cold War-era antagonism. In the first sit down between leaders of both nations since 1956, Obama... Read More →
Cuban President Raul Castro says the US embargo against his country must end if relations are to be normalised between the two countries.
The United States and Cuba have opened two days of historic talks in Havana aimed at ending decades of Cold War-era animosity and re-establishing diplomatic relations.
Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons at midday as Cuban president Raul Castro told his country that it is restoring relations with the United States after more than half a century of hostility.
For the 23rd straight year, the United Nations has voted in favour of lifting the US embargo on Cuba, with Iran saying the ban was undeserved given Havana's help in fighting Ebola.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (L) talking with Berta Soler (R), leader of the Cuban dissident group ‘Ladies in White’ (Damas de Blanco), at the II Summit from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in Havana, Cuba. Cuban... Read More →
Septeto Senen Suarez – Sabor Cubano, is Australia’s newest Cuban music ensemble playing original music and popular traditional Cuban songs. Headed by Cuban Maykel Martos, the band recreates the sounds of Cuban band Combo de Senen Suarez, which Maykel directed... Read More →
Septeto Senen Suarez – Sabor Cubano, is Australia’s newest Cuban music ensemble playing original music and popular traditional Cuban songs. Headed by Cuban Maykel Martos, the band recreates the sounds of Cuban band Combo de Senen Suarez, which Maykel... Read More →