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December 25th

Spanish Chain Iberostar Operates New Hotel in Cuba

With the opening of Iberostar Mojito Hotel in the Jardines del Rey tourist destination, are nine units operating of the Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts in Cuba. Read More

December 24th

Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez undergoes tracheotomy after post-op complications

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is on artificial respiration after undergoing a tracheotomy earlier this week Read More

John Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state raises hopes, fears over Cuba policy

Sen. John Kerry has questioned U.S. pro-democracy spending in Cuba, and endorsed the embargo but favors liberal travel to the island. Read More

Cuban Immigration Offices Overflowing

Thousands of Cubans are lining up outside of Immigration Agency offices to apply for passports before January 14, the date on which the new law takes effect that will ease the entry and exit from the country by most citizens. Read More

December 22nd

Cuba after 2012: Unknowns in 2013

In a year marked in its second half by the start of Colombian peace process negotiations in Havana, Hugo Chavez’s return to the island to deal with his worsening health, and Hurricane Sandy hitting Santiago, the immigration reform policy that takes effect on January 14 is the major topic of the beginning of the year on the island. Read More

December 21st

Alarcon Apparently out as Cuba Parliament Chief

Cuban parliament President Ricardo Alarcon, one of the most influential people on the island and long its point man for U.S. affairs, will apparently be leaving the job he's held for the last 19 years when the body reconvenes next year with new membership. Read More

Record Number of Russian Visitors to Cuba

As of December 15, a record-setting 81,700 visitors from Russia traveled to Cuba in 2012, said Estefania Escobar, the director of the island’s Office of the Ministry of Tourism in Moscow. Read More

Cuba to Produce Biodiesel Without Affecting Food Supply

Cuban specialists expect to increase the production of biodiesel from the Jatropha curcas plant, an initiative that is moving forward without competing with food produced for humans and animals. Read More

Cuba to Have its First International Referee for Weightlifting

Cuba will have its first international referee for weightlifting, now that Inalvis Ramirez has received that title Read More

December 20th

Cuba Presents ALBA Cultural Website Featured

The ALBA Cultural website, titled Cultures of Our America, was presented in this capital, aimed at providing a space for the dissemination of indigenous values and traditions of the region. Read More