Rodríguez Parrilla insisted that the definitive lifting of the blockade is essential to the normalization of relations, and emphasized that, in the meantime, President Obama can continue using his executive powers to significantly reduce the blockade’s impact.
First such fine levied in 2016, for $140,000
Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah arrived in Havana midday May 8, and was received at the airport by José Ramón Fernández, president of Cuba's Olympic Committee, and Dr. Antonio Becali Garrido, head of the Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation
The U.S. State Department notes that for two consecutive years Cuban authorities have reported on efforts undertaken to confront trafficking in persons
The two diplomats met and held a joint press conference at the State Department, following the re-opening of Cuba’s embassy in Washington July 20.
On July 10, the number of international visitors to Cuba reached two million, 39 days earlier than the same figure achieved in 2014:
The Council of State has scheduled midterm elections to chose delegates to the municipal assemblies of People’s Power for Sunday April 19, 2012 and a second round voting for Sunday 26 April, 2015.
For the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote - 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people
Follow Cuba's celebration of International Workers Day
Wrestler Mijaín López, and judoka Idalis Ortiz were voted the most outstanding Cuban athletes of 2014, after both won World Championship titles and gold medals in the 24th Central American and Caribbean Games