Monday, 16th January 2017

Senior Diplomat Highlights Increase in U.S. Visitors to Cuba

  • Written by RHC

Vidal said the event is especially noticeable given the persisting travel restrictionsHavana.- Josefina Vidal, General Director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, announced that nearly 285,000 U.S. citizens visited Cuba in 2016, representing a 74 percent increase over the previous year.

Writing on Twitter, Vidal said the event is especially noticeable given the persisting travel restrictions under Washington's nearly six decades-old blockade of Cuba.

National Hero José Martí to be Honored by the Cuban Youth

  • Written by PL

The Museum has scheduled activities such as talks, master lectures and the launching of the book 'Entre espinas, flores. Anecdotario'Havana.- Cuban youth will pay homage to National Hero José Martí on the 164th anniversary of his birth with various activities, including the central ceremony to be held on January 28th at the Museum Fragua Martiana.

As a tribute to the 147 years of the imprisonment of José Martí in the old quarries of San Lazaro and to the 65th anniversary of the creation of the museum at this site, children, young people and adults will honor the life and work of Jose Marti through the Movimiento Juvenil Martiano and the University of Havana.

US: New Law Project against Blockade to Cuba Presented

  • Written by PL

The legislative project, entitled Law for Trade with Cuba, would allow the United States private sector industries to freely trade with HavanaWashington.- US Republican congressmen Tom Emmer, Mark Sanford, Ted Poe and Justin Amash, along with Democrats Kathy Castor, Don Beyer, Jim McGovern and Mark Pocan, presented a new proposal for legislation to lift the blockade of the United States against Cuba.

The Organization Engage Cuba's website published today that the members of the Cuba House Working Group, in the United States House of Representatives, seek to support the lifting of the criminal measures applied by Washington against the Caribbean island, for more than half a century.