January 27, 2021

Cuba is ready to flood the U.S. market with its rums

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From Cuban News Agency HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 30 (ACN) If the United States lifts the unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba, we will be able to flood that market with millions of boxes of our products, said Juan Gonzalez, president of Cuba Ron Corporation and Havana Club International. In statements to the […]

Cuban economy grows 1.1 percent in first half of 2018

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The Cuban gross domestic product grew 1.1 percent at the end of the first half of this year, when the county faced shortages in hard currency, said President Miguel Diaz-Canel. In a speech in the National Assembly, the president said that the result “is encouraging in the […]

Cuba denies ‘acoustic attack’ on US diplomats in Havana

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From Caribbean News Now By Caribbean News Now contributor HAVANA, Cuba — In a press statement on Wednesday, Cuba’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Cuba has never, nor would it ever, allow Cuban territory be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families, without exception. The denial came after US State […]

Millions of Cubans gather for traditional May Day parades

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba — Millions of Cubans gathered on Monday for the traditional May Day parades. Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the huge May Day march at Havana’s Revolution Square, along with Communist Party Politburo members. Raul Castro was accompanied by leaders of grassroots organizations, and some 1,690 representatives from 349 […]

First commercial flight from the US to Havana in more than 50 years lands in Cuba

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba — An American Airlines 737 took off from Miami International Airport on Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and the Cuban capital of Havana in more than half a century. “It’s a monumental day of great historic relevance with Miami being the epicenter of the […]

Cuba-EU human rights dialogue moves forward despite differences

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — A round of talks on human rights between Cuba and the European Union (EU) was held in Havana on Sunday, June 6, when, despite profound differences, both parties agreed they had made advances. According to the ministry of foreign affairs of Cuba (MINREX), the discussions were presided […]

Caribbean integration is possible, St Vincent PM tells ACS summit

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, reaffirmed on Saturday in Havana that integration in Latin America and the Caribbean is a possible, realistic path and that its consolidation will make it possible for countries in the area to face common challenges. Speaking […]

US and Cuba to sign agreement for direct regular flights

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  From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of direct regular flights between Cuba and the United States will take place on Tuesday in Havana. According to a press statement released by the foreign ministry, Adel Yzquierdo, minister of transport, and Alfredo Cordero, […]