Cubans show pride in their rainbow nation

More than 1,000 gay, lesbian and transgender Cubans marched through Havana on Saturday, proudly displaying their truest selves for a day in a society where they still endure discrimination.

The Eighth Annual March against Homophobia and Transphobia took on extra … Read the rest

Castro reaffirms Communist rule in Cuba

President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule … Read the rest

No more US sanctions for Cuba

Oddly, during a week when President Obama prepares to launch new sanctions against Venezuela and Russia, The White House admits that sanctions do not work.

“It is clear that decades of US isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our … Read the rest

Oddly, during a week when President Obama prepares to launch new sanctions against Venezuela and Russia, The White House admits that sanctions do not work.

“It is clear that decades of US isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our … Read the rest

US agency infiltrated Cuban music scene for ‘social change’

For more than two years, a US agency secretly infiltrated Cuba’s music scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The idea was to use Cuban musicians to … Read the rest

Obama ready to end US embargo against Cuba?

At the end of last week, Uruguayan President Jose Mujica passed along a message from US President Barack Obama to Cuban leader Raul Castro, in which Obama demonstrated willingness to hold a dialogue aimed at cancelling the US embargo against … Read the rest

Russian intel ship docks in Havana

A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise … Read the rest

Cubans protected Chevron from Unita

flecChevron houses some 6,000 people at the Malongo compound, built in the 1960s, in Angola, but capacity constraints mean contractors have had to seek lodging outside the base that protected employees through decades of conflict.

Chevron’s 2,965-acre (1,200-hectare) Malongo compound … Read the rest

Fidel Castro: Mandela Is Dead, So Why Hide The Truth About Apartheid?

by Fidel Castro Ruz

Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling.

World War … Read the rest

Cubans coming to tackle SA’s water crisis

watersaSouth Africa is looking to Cuba – a country with its own urban water problems – for engineers and geo-hydrologists to help it tackle its looming water infrastructure crisis.

Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa last night signed an agreement with … Read the rest