US Blockade Endangers Right to Food of Cuban People
Havana, The economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba has among its main objectives endangering the right to food of the Cuban people.
That result seeks in the reality that the island has one of the most comprehensive social protection programs of the world designed by the Revolution to ensure the eradication of hunger, and considers food security for all citizens a strategic priority.
Fort Lauderdale gay and lesbian chamber plans LGBT tour of Cuba Oct. 15-18
A four-day LGBT tour of Cuba is being planned Oct. 15-18
Cost: $2,300 gay chamber members; $2,495 nonmembers
Some LGBT Cuban Americans in South Florida object to the trip
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is preparing a four-day LGBT tour of Cuba beginning Oct. 15.
“Join us on this exclusive and historic Taste of Cuba! Our exciting journey is limited to 25 people, so secure your spot now,” reads the chamber website.
Paris.- Air France will open during the summer of 2016 up to three additional flights to Havana from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, regarding the ones proposed in the summer of 2015.
Thus, from late March to mid-May next year, the airline will offer 10 weekly frequencies between the two destinations, as announced in a press release. Continue reading
Raul Castro stood up for a more democratic UNO and without unilateralisms to preserve peace
Esteemed heads of State and Government,
Distinguished heads of delegations,
Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations,
Seventy years ago, on behalf of their peoples, the member States of this organization signed the United Nations Charter. We pledged ourselves to preserve future generations from the scourge of war, and to build a new type of relationship guided by a set of principles and purposes that should bring about an era of peace, justice and development for all of humanity.
BALTIMORE (AP) – Anne Arundel County leaders will be onboard the inaugural flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Cuba to establish relationships with Cuban tourism officials.
The Capital (http://bit.ly/1FAfJxV ) reports County Executive Steve Schuh and economic development leaders will take off Wednesday for the three-day trip. Board member for the BWI Business Partnership Lou Zagarino says BWI is one of about a half dozen airports in the U.S. approved to offer a direct flight to Cuba. Continue reading
Ecuador Pays Tribute to Visiting Cuban Heroes
Quito, September 29.- The five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who were unjustly imprisoned in the United States and Colonel Orlando Cardoso, who was suffered 11 years in a Somali prison, are being honored today in the Ecuadorean parliament. Continue reading
photo: U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 29, 2015. Translators sit beside the leaders, and at right U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
September 29, 2015 | by Sandy Marks
Cuba’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Rodolfo Reyes, hosted more than 180 New Yorkers and a delegation of Cuban political and cultural leaders for a cocktail reception at the Cuban Mission in honor of Cuban President Raúl Castro Sunday evening, September 27. Ambassador Reyes, a human rights expert, is the first Cuban diplomat to host a Cuban head of state in the United States since 2000 when then-President Fidel Castro came to New York City. Continue reading
OFAC and BIS Announce Further Easing of Cuba Sanctions
Effective September 21, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations relating to trade between the United States and Cuba. These regulatory changes build on earlier revisions published in January 2015 and further ease sanctions related to authorized travel, telecommunications, Internet-based services, business operations in Cuba, and remittances. They do not, however, lift the sanctions, and most prohibitions remain in place. Key provisions of the amendments include: Continue reading