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  • International Congress 'Calixto 2017'12:00 AM

    The International Congress 'Calixto 2017' is holding sessions at the Havana Hospital Calixto García. RHC's Susana del Calvo spoke with a delegate from the United States.

  • CELAC's National Coordinators Review Documents of Upcoming 5th Summit 23/01/17

    The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC, has inaugurated their 5th summit in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. National coordinators have three days to finish the documents that will be reviewed on Tuesday by the foreign ministers.

  • RHC's Interview with Andrés Gómez, Leader of Antonio Maceo Brigade17/01/17

    Andres Gomez speaks about the recent lifting of the so-called 'wet foot, dry foot' policy, regarding Cuban immigrants to the United States.

  • Cuba and U.S. Take New Step Toward Normalized Migration13/01/17

    The governments of Cuba and the United States agreed on Thursday to take what they described as a major step toward the normalization of their migration relations, seeking to reach a regular, safe and orderly flow of migrants.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'12/01/17

    In the program, Gerwyn Jones and Rita Marín excerpt material from Salim Lamrani's book Fidel Castro: Hero of the Dispossessed published in 2016 in Paris by Editions Estrella, and containing 272 pages.

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  • RHC's Mailbag Show (January 11, 2016)11/01/17

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Leads Cuban Delegation to Re-Inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega10/01/17

    Rita Marin brings us a report on Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who led the island's delegation to the re-inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua.

  • RHC's Segment 'Focus on Africa'09/01/17

    Today on FOCUS ON AFRICA, we'll have a music special --music from Africa right here on Radio Havana Cuba.

  • Cuba and U.S. Sign Oil-Spill Prevention and Response Agreement09/01/17

    On Monday Cuba and the United States signed an agreement on responses to spills of oil and other potentially hazardous substances in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Reaffirms His Government's Commitment to National Dialogue and Peace09/01/17

    Rita Marin brings a report on the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the right-wing opposition.

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  • Year-end Summary on U.S.-Cuba Relations06/01/17

    Black clouds seem to loom in perpetuity over Cuba-US relations. Only two years after the two governments announced the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and move towards normalization of ties, uncertainty hangs over the effort.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (January 6, 2017)06/01/17

    Barbadian lawyer, politician and writer David Comissiong has been awarded with the Friendship Medal, granted by the Cuban Council of State in recognition for a life dedicated to defending Cuba and the just causes of the Cuban people and strengthening bilateral ties between Barbados and Cuba.

  • Cuba's Friendship Medal Bestowed upon Three Personalities from the Film Industry30/12/16

    Estela and Ernesto Bravo and Danny Glover were all awarded Cuba's Friendship Medal, granted by the Cuban Council of State.

  • Year-end Summary on U.S. Blockade of Cuba27/12/16

    Cuba recorded a new resounding victory this year at the UN General Assembly, when the vast majority of the international community represented there, voted on October 26th in favor of a resolution, urging the U.S. government to repeal its nearly six decades-old blockade policy against the Caribbean state.

  • Top Cuba-Related Events in 201627/12/16

    The death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution on November 25th, 2016, was undoubtedly a serious blow to millions of Cubans on the island, revolutionaries and friends of Cuba all over the world. We now bring a summary of this and other major Cuba-related events during 2016 that we covered at Radio Havana Cuba.

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  • Deputy Health Minister: “Today, Cuba Has Enough Health Personnel To Guarantee Healthcare Provision, Professional Training and Scientific Research”26/12/16

    Statements to Cuban press by Cuban Deputy Health Minister Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (December 23, 2016)23/12/16

    China has published a detailed 16-page document titled China's Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean, which sets out a new approach to relations between the Americas and the world's second-largest economy.

  • 55th Anniversary of Cuba's Literacy Campaign 22/12/16

    Today is Teacher's Day --the 55th anniversary of the declaration of Cuba as Territory Free of Illiteracy. On December 22nd, 55 years ago, the Cuban Literacy campaign came to a successful conclusion after nearly one year. Up next, Gerywn Jones talks with Juan Jacomino about the personal importance of this literacy campaign.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'22/12/16

    Dedicated to American historian, moralist and social critic Christopher Lasch.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show (December 21, 2016)21/12/16

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

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  • UN General Assembly President Calls Fidel Castro 'One of 20th Century's Most Iconic, Influential Leaders'20/12/16

    The United Nations General Assembly today paid a special tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Up next, we bring you the words of Ambassador Peter Thomson, the current president of the UN General Assembly.

  • RHC's Interview with Antonio Guerrero19/12/16

    Several of the Cuban Five honored Radio Havana Cuba with their presence in our studios this past Saturday. RHC's Juan Jacomino spoke with Tony Guerrero, who was freed from U.S. prisons and arrived back home on December 17th, 2014.

  • Cuba and Venezuela Mark 12th Anniversary of ALBA15/12/16

    Excerpts of the remarks by Cuban President Raúl Castro and Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro at ceremony in Havana, marking the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA).

  • RHC's Interview with Dr. Sylvia Earle14/12/16

    Dr. Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The New Yorker called Dr. Earle "Her Deepness." And Time Magazine named her as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Dr. Earle was in Havana last week, as part of a visit by the organization OceanElders, of the United States. At the city's Hotel Nacional, Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino spoke with this legendary figure, tireless advocate of ocean and marine protection.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show (December 14, 2016)14/12/16

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

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  • EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini Says: 'Developments in Washington Won't Affect EU-Cuba Ties'13/12/16

    An important agreement was signed on Monday in Brussels between Cuba and the European Union – an agreement on political dialogue and cooperation.

  • Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Says Links with Europe A Priority for Cuba12/12/16

    Excerpts of the speech by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla at Monday's signing ceremony of historical deal between the EU and Cuba to normalize relations.

  • RHC's Interview with U.S. Filmaker Matt White12/12/16

    In the interview, RHC's Juan Jacomino talks with U.S. filmaker, Matt White, the man behind the movie THE BEATLES 8 DAYS A WEEK... by director, Ron Howard – which premiered for Cuba and all of Latin America today, Monday, at the 38th Havana International Film Festival.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'09/12/16

    From the famous exploding cigars to poison pills hidden in a cold-cream jar, the CIA and Cuban exile groups spent nearly 50 years devising ways to kill Fidel Castro.

  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report (December 5, 2016)05/12/16

    On January 15, 1960, then Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government Fidel Castro stated: "The future of our country has to be necessarily a future of men and women of science."

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  • Excerpts of Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro at Memorial Rally in Santiago de Cuba (December 3rd, 2016)04/12/16

    Saturday night, December 3rd, at the Plaza de la Revolucion Antonio Maceo in Santiago de Cuba, President Raul Castro delivered the final speech at a memorial rally held to honor the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

  • RHC's Interview with Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell03/12/16

    An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Church, Rev Campbell was the first woman to serve as Executive Director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches and the first ordained woman to be General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Rev Joan Brown Campbell played a major role in the return to Cuba of Elain Gonzalez in the year 2000, 16 years ago. Juan Jacomino spoke with Rev Campbell here in Havana.

  • RHC's Interview with Reverend Jesse Jackson03/12/16

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson, a U.S. religious leader and long-time civil rights activist is here in Cuba to express his condolences on the death of Fidel Castro. He and other religious leaders conducted an inter-denominational worship service here in Havana. Up next, Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino talks with Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Hotel Nacional.

  • Special Edition of RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (December 2, 2016)02/12/16

    This is a special edition of the Caribbean Outlook Show with reactions from Caribbean leaders to the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.

  • Fidel's Concept of Revolution 01/12/16

    Definition of Revolution, according to late leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.

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  • Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne on Fidel's Death01/12/16

    Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne traveled to Havana to pay posthumous tribute to Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

  • Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit: "We Are Not Here To Mourn Fidel's Death, but To Celebrate His Life."01/12/16

    Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Fidel Castro had a very long and positive impact on the entire world, having served for several decades. "But it is not only about his longstanding leadership of Cuba that he is of note, but his generosity to the world and the impact which Cuba made on freedoms of many countries,” he added.

  • Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness Calls Fidel Castro 'A Great Leader'01/12/16

    Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness on Friday's passing of Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro.

  • Prime Minister of Saint Lucia: “Former President Fidel Castro's Impression Will Be Long-lasting in My Country”01/12/16

    Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen Michael Chastanet on Fidel's death.

  • Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves:“Fidel Is Revered through The Caribbean, Latin America and the World Over”01/12/16

    Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves traveled to Havana to pay tribute to Comandante Fidel Castro.

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  • The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson on Death of Fidel Castro01/12/16

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson, a U.S. religious leader and civil rights activist, is here in Havana during these days of mourning for Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro. Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino caught up with him and we bring you some of the words of Jesse Jackson.

  • Canadian Author and Journalist Arnold August: "Fidel Castro Is the Greatest Internationalist of Our Time"01/12/16

    RHC's Interview with Canadian author and journalist Arnold August about the death of Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

  • Special Edition of RHC's Focus on Africa01/12/16

    Special edition of RHC's Mailbag Show to reflect on the legacy of Fidel Castro on the African continent.

  • Oswaldo Guayasamín: 'Fidel, An Erupting Volcano'30/11/16

    Ecuadorian painter, the late Oswaldo Guayasamín, once described Fidel Castro as 'an erupting volcano', though he added: 'an eruption of a different kind.'

  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Passing of Revolution Leader Fidel Castro30/11/16

    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was among world leaders who took the podium at Tuesday's massive memorial rally at Havana's Plaza de la Revolución to praise the life of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

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  • President Raúl Castro: “Fidel Devoted His Life to Building a Socialist Revolution of the People, by the People and for the People."30/11/16

    Cuban President Raul Castro was the last of 17 speakers at the mass memorial rally held Tuesday night in the Plaza de la Revolución to say goodbye to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.

  • Olga Salanueva on Fidel's Passing28/11/16

    Olga Salanueva, wife of one of the Cuban Five, Rene Gonzalez. Olga, along with the other wives and family members of the Five, fought long and hard for their return from U.S. prisons.

  • Special Edition of RHC's Mailbag Show 27/11/16

    We've been receiving lots of condolences from our radio audience around the world on Friday's passing of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

  • Argentine Atilio Borón on Fidel Castro's Death27/11/16

    Argentinian intellectual and activist, Atilio Boron, talks about his recollections of the Cuban revoluionary leader.

  • Elián González: 'Fidel Was a Friend'27/11/16

    Elián González remembers late leader Fidel Castro as a father figure turned friend.

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  • Ricardo Alarcón on Fidel Castro27/11/16

    Former Cuban diplomat and President of the National Assembly of People's Power, Ricardo Alarcon, remembers the revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.

  • Gerardo Hernández on Passing of Leader Fidel Castro27/11/16

    Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five, speaks about Fidel, who worked tirelessly for Gerardo's freedom from U.S. prison, along with the freedom of the other four – Rene, Fernando, Ramon and Antonio.

  • RHC's Interview with Senior Journalist Alberto D. Pérez27/11/16

    Journalist Alberdo D Perez reflects on the great revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.

  • Cuban Revolution Leader Fidel Castro Ruz Dies at Age of 9026/11/16

    The passing of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro on Friday, November 25th, was confirmed by Cuban President Raul Castro in a late night statement on national television.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Passing of Cuban Revolution Leader Fidel Castro26/11/16

    President Maduro wrote on his twitter account: “60 years after the departure of the Granma yacht from Mexico bound to Cuba, Fidel begins his journey to eternity. Ever onward to Victory.!”

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  • Bolivian President Evo Morales on Fidel Castro's Death26/11/16

    His struggle and his profound rapprochement with humanity will be for eternity.

  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Death of Revolution Leader Fidel Castro26/11/16

    "There is a lot that Cuba can teach us when it comes to sovereignty and dignity, and a lot of that is thanks to its eternal Comandante Fidel Castro Ruz.”

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (November 25, 2016)25/11/16

    After having observed over 300 polling stations during Haiti’s presidential and legislative elections Sunday last, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observer Mission (CEOM) has declared general satisfaction with the conduct of the poll.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'24/11/16

    If you relish glittering language that pursues emotional and political truth, you'll be enthralled by Rachel Kushner's novel 'Telex from Cuba' first published in 2008.

  • Cuba's Tourism Growth24/11/16

    Statements to the press by Maria del Carmen Orellana, Marketing Director at Cuba's Tourism Ministry.

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  • RHC's Interview with Atilio Borón24/11/16

    In the interview, Atilio Borón, a notable political scientist and sociologist, speaks about recent events in Latin America and the Imperialist Counteroffensive.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show (November 23, 2016)23/11/16

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

  • Campaign to Win Freedom for Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar Lopez Rivera23/11/16

    RHC's interview with independence activist Edwin Gonzalez, who heads the Puerto Rico Mission in Havana.

  • Havana Hosts 2nd Cuba-UAE Bussiness Forum 22/11/16

    Sultan Bin Saed Al Mansouri, United Arab Emirates' Minister of Economy, and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, participated this Monday in the second Business Forum between the two nations, going on in Havana.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 21, 2016)21/11/16

    Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona are celebrating the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years.

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  • Cuba-Vietnam Intergovernmental Commission Holds Sessions21/11/16

    A session of the Cuba-Vietnam Intergovernmental Commission is going on in Havana geared at assessing the progress of the economic and trade links and expanding general bilateral ties between the two countries.

  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report (November 21, 2016)21/11/16

    The 1st dialogue between Cuban and U.S. doctors and surgeons, held sessions last week here in Havana. The meeting, organized by the U.S.-based International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) and Cuba's National Council of Scientific Societies focused on areas of possible cooperation between the two institutions in diverse fields of medicine, health provision and scientific research.

  • IBMS Dialogue: Cuban & American Doctors17/11/16

    The 1st dialogue between Cuban and U.S. doctors and surgeons is holding sessions November 16th through the 19th here in Havana, organized by the U.S.-based International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) and Cuba's National Council of Scientific Societies.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (November 11, 2016)11/11/16

    Representatives from the member states of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia are meeting in Sochi, Russia, on November 14th and 15th, to debate bilateral cooperation relations.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'10/11/16

    Throughout his life Fernando Ortíz, 1881-1969, was involved in the foundation of institutions and journals dedicated to the study of Cuban culture. He was the cofounder of the Cuban Academy of the Language in 1926 and of Surco (founded 1930) and Ultra (1936–47), both journals that provided information on foreign journals.

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  • RHC's Interview with Senior Journalist Alberto D. Pérez10/11/16

    Journalist Albert D. Pérez reflects on the electoral victory of Donald Trump in the U.S.

  • Havana Hosts 6th International Workshop on Design and Management of Clinical Trials10/11/16

    The 6th International Workshop on Design and Management of Clinical Trials is currently underway here in the Cuban capital with the participation of delegates from around the world.

  • Editorial in New England Journal of Medicine Urges U.S. Congress to End Blockade of Cuba10/11/16

    When Dr. C. William Keck sat down to write an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, imploring Congress to end the United States’ Cuba blockade so that Cuban and American researchers could better collaborate, he had no idea that the U.S. Treasury Department’s lift of sanctions was just days away.

  • RHC's Interview with Ricardo Alarcón10/11/16

    Roberto Bastidas from our Spanish service speaks with Ricardo Alarcon, a former Cuban diplomat and former president of the National Assembly of People's Power (Cuban parliament), about the election of the next president of the United States, Donald Trump.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show (November 9, 2016)09/11/16

    In this program we not only acknowledge receipt of your reception reports and share your comments and suggestions with other listeners. We also answer your questions on the air.

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  • Daniel Ortega Wins Presidential Re-election in Nicaragua08/11/16

    Statements to Radio Havana Cuba by Nicaraguan Ambassador Luis Cabrera on re-election of Daniel Ortega as President of the Central American country.

  • Talks Continue in Havana toward Peace in Colombia 08/11/16

    The chief of the Colombian government's peace delegation, Humberto de la Calle, described as fruitful the atmosphere prevailing in the dialogues with the FARC-EP guerrilla underway here in Havana and in search of a definitive peace agreement for their country.

  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report (November 7, 2016)07/11/16

    The 1st Meeting between the American Urological Association (AUA) and Cuba's Urology Society was held in late October here in Havana.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show (November 4, 2016)04/11/16

    A special edition of RHC's weekly segment on the Caribbean, reflecting on the 34th International Trade Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2016).

  • RHC's Interview with Senior Journalist Alberto D. Pérez03/11/16

    Journalist Alberto D. Pérez speaks about revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos.

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  • Solidarity Movement Accompanying Cuba, as We Go through Decisive Moments in Our Country's History03/11/16

    Statements by Kenia Serrano, President of the Havana-based Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) on the work of the movement of solidarity with Cuba around the world.

  • Cuba's Cohiba Cigar Brand Celebrates 50 Years Delighting Consumers Worldwide02/11/16

    The 34th edition of the International Trade Fair of Havana is in full swing at the Expocuba Exhibition Ground. Our Colleague Roberto Bastidas from the Spanish service is covering the event and spoke with Leopoldo Cintras, Vice President of Sales at Habanos S.A.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 24, 2017)12:00 AM

    The 2017 Havana International Book Fair is drawing near. With Canada as its guest of honor as it celebrates 150 years of the Canadian Confederation, the fair will take place from February 10 to 15, 2017.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 23, 2017)23/01/17

    From the 23rd until the 30th of January is Haitian Cultural week in the Cuban capital and we are lucky enough to have just talked with Her Excellency Geri Benoit, Haitian Ambassador to Cuba in our studios here at RHC.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 17, 2017)17/01/17

    Havana’s Chinatown was once the largest and most economically significant Chinese community in Latin America. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, more than 150,000 Chinese immigrants arrived in Cuba to work in the sugar fields. Their descendants opened restaurants, cafeterias, theaters, banks, and newspapers, and propelled Chinatown’s economic development. Some of the old bustle of Barrio Chino returns once a year, when hundreds of people gather between Dragones, Rayos, Lealtad, and Zanja streets to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 11, 2017)11/01/17

    A new exhibition, entitled Art of Solidarity: Cuban posters for African liberation 1967 – 1989, will open this week at the International Slavery Museum in the United Kingdom, with a display of 32 rarely-seen posters.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 10, 2017)10/01/17

    More than 700 new titles will be on sale during the upcoming 26th International Book Fair, whose first stage is set for February 9th through the 19th at its traditional venue of the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, overlooking the Havana Bay.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup (January 6, 2017)06/01/17

    Cuban poet Nancy Morejón reads multilingual versions of her new poem in Tribute to the late Commandante Fidel Castro and then speaks with RHC's Juan Jacomino.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 27, 2016)27/12/16

    The new relationship between the United States and Cuba may still be in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped a plethora of celebrities and fashionistas, if I can use the term, from booking vacations. With its old cars and even older architecture, the city of Havana is pure Instagram and social media–savvy stars have been quick to capitalize.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 26, 2016)26/12/16

    Cubans celebrate Christmas with much enthusiasm and revelry and gifts are a major highlight of the celebrations in Cuba since the occasion here as everywhere else- signifies spreading love and happiness among fellow human beings.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 21, 2016)21/12/16

    As the dust continues to settle after the 38th Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema the final numbers are all in. Regarding the competition there were 18 full length feature films, from seven countries.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 19, 2016)19/12/16

    Havana's 38th International Film Festival concluded over the weekend with the awarding of the coveted Coral Prizes to the best participating films in a wide variety of categories.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 15, 2016)15/12/16

    Today’s review is of The Argentinan/Brazilian Spanish Language comedy Las Ineses, a 74 minute 2016 co-production produced and directed by Pablo José Meza. Las Ineses was written by Victoria Mammoliti, and Pablo José Meza and the movie stars Byron Barbieri, Valentina Bassi, Graciela Bonomi.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 14, 2016)14/12/16

    The 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival is under way until the 18th of December and a total of 18 full length films are competing for the 2016 Coral Award.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 13, 2016)13/12/16

    The 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival is under way until the 18th of December and will present a total of 18 full length films that will compete for the 2016 Coral Award. With the participation of seven countries among which Argentina, Mexico and Chile can be said to stand out in terms of the quality of their work. They all come together in Havana with films that have given rise to a lot of opinions since their first release in theatres internationally.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (December 8, 2016)08/12/16

    Memorials to the late Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro names were and are being conducted in places outside of Cuba.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 25, 2016)25/11/16

    Renowned Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will perform for the first time in Cuba at Havana’s Grand Theater Alicia Alonso on Saturday, November 26th.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 23, 2016)23/11/16

    Ana Tijoux was the most anticipated figure of concert held earlier this week in Havana’s anti-imperialist tribune.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 22, 2016)22/11/16

    An exhibition of Cuba´s rich biodiversity and culture opened Monday at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), in New York.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 11, 2016)11/11/16

    Paris would not be Paris without the magic contributed by great Hispanoamericans and the Cervantes Institute is proposing routes dedicated to men of the stature of Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 10, 2016)10/11/16

    Our listeners in and around Richmond, Virgina will be interested in the Photography exhibition Cuba featuring the work of four Richmond-based photographers who document Cuban culture and running at Padow’s Deli on E. Main Street until Nov. 26.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup (November 8, 2016)07/11/16

    José Manuel Fors, lauded for a lifetime of creative expression and his experimental work in photography, and installation art, has just won the 2016 National Award for Visual Arts or Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Havana, Cuba in particular for “the experimental work he has carried out in photography and installations.”

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  • Social Movements in Latin America Continue Struggling for Their Independence and Sovereignty 23/01/17

    Latin America is struggling for its second independence, and CELAC, the Spanish language accronym for Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, is a showcase of the areas struggle for the conformation of a Big Motherland, as dreamt by the fathers and mothers of our Independence struggles.

  • Insecurity and Fear Prevail in Macri's Argentina17/01/17

    Seventy percent of the inhabitants of the Argentine capital city, Buenos Aires, estimate that their financial situation under the administration of President Mauricio Macri is today worse than that under the previous government, and voice the fear that the situation will get even worse in the immediate future.

  • Donald Trump and the Growing Concern about His Ability as A Government Leader12/01/17

    Donald Trump's trend to criticize everything that does not agree with his opinion, personality and stormy character forecasts a very difficult period for the United States of America.

  • Cuba's Struggle against U.S. Blockade Will Continue in 201706/01/17

    2017 will be a crucial year in the long struggle waged by Cuba to put an end to the genocidal US economic, commercial and financial blockade.

  • Right-Wing Opposition Threatens Peace Dialogue in Venezuela27/12/16

    The peace dialogue in Venezuela is threatened by the right wing in that South American nation, which is much more interested in promoting unrest and unseating the current administration than in finding a peaceful solution to the nations' difficulties.

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  • Israel Turns against The World26/12/16

    A major international tantrum is being staged by the State of Israel, which has begun to enforce diplomatic reprisals against those nations that voted in the United Nations Security Council to condemn Tel Aviv for its continued construction of Illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian lands.

  • Relatives of Dissapeared Mexican Students and Social Activists Step Up Demands for Justice in Ayotzinapa Case 23/12/16

    Caravana 43, organized by relatives of disappeared Mexican students and a coalition of social groups marches on Mexico City to demand justice in the Ayotzinapa case.

  • U.S.-Cuba Relations Two Years Later20/12/16

    The Cuban people has recalled over the past few days a singular anniversary: two years have passed since the announcement of the process for the restoration of links between the United States and Cuba.

  • U.S.-Led Economic War on Venezuela19/12/16

    The use, or rather the misuse of the Venezuelan national currency, the Bolivar, has been another one of the strategies of the Venezuelan right wing and their foreign supporters to promote uncertainty, chaos and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, but this time the coup could not be materialized due to the swift reaction of the Government and the support it receives from most of the Venezuelan people.

  • Dirty War against Venezuela15/12/16

    Venezuela is today the victim of all kinds of aggressions from domestic and foreign circles, in reprisal for having changed for the better the lives of the Venezuelan people, especially the humblest sectors, but also for having improved the lives of people in other countries in a showcase example of solidarity.

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  • ALBA Marks Twelve Years Spreading Hope Among Regional Peoples 14/12/16

    On December 14th, 2004, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas, ALBA, was born in Havana, under the sponsorship of then Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, the late leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chàvez, respectively, as an alternative to the programs of domination and control imposed by the United States in our region.

  • Human Rights: In Cuba, People Always Come First!13/12/16

    Seventy years ago, the UNITED NATIONS adopted the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, which proclaims that each person in the world, without any distinction, has civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.

  • Dirty War against Venezuela08/12/16

    There is absolutely no doubt. Venezuela is the victim of illegal actions of many types by the Hemisphere’s right wing, in cahoots with US imperialism.

  • Cuba, A Bulwark of Dignity, Solidarity05/12/16

    Ninety years, three months and twelve days was the life span of Fidel Castro, a Cuban who devoted his life to the defense of the independence and sovereignty of his nation and turned internationalism and solidarity into a daily practice, which is today recognized, admired and applauded throughout the world.

  • 60th Anniversary of Landing of Granma Yacht02/12/16

    Mexico played a special role in the life of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolucion, Fidel Castro. In Mexico, he put the finishing touches on the expendition to Cuba where he would wage the final battle for its true independence.

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  • José Martí and Fidel Castro: Two Universal Cubans01/12/16

    Two men of universal stature: one of them the National Hero of Cuba, Jose Marti, and the other one the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. They both had many things in common, besides their struggle for the independence and sovereignty of their homeland.

  • Cuba's Tourism Growth25/11/16

    Cuba begins the new tourist season with encouraging figures of arrivals, which may forecast a larger number of visitors than last year.

  • Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez on Middle East Tour24/11/16

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez is in the Middle East seeking new avenues to diversify and strengthen cooperation with nations in that area.

  • Donald Trump and the Immigration Issue22/11/16

    One of the many questions being asked today by public opinion in the United States is what is going to happen to the immigrants in that country after January 20th, the day when President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

  • Military Excercise 'Bastión 2016' Concludes21/11/16

    In a highly organized fashion,the Cuban nation engaged last week in excercises linked to the defense of the nation, which, in the opinion of experts, outlined the discipline and preparation of leaders, workers, military officers, soldiers and the population in general, all of them ready to repel an eventual attack by a foreign power.

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  • Mexico Interested in Cuba's Biotechnology Sector17/11/16

    With very high standards, the products of the Cuban biotechnological industry have awakened interest in the medical communities of several nations.

  • Republican Donald Trump Wins Elections in the U.S.10/11/16

    RHC's viewpoint (November 10, 2016)

  • RHC's viewpoint (November 3, 2016)03/11/16

    It deals with natural disaster prevention in Cuba.

  • English Language Learning in Cuba12/01/17

    As Cuba slowly opens up its economy to the rest of the world, more and more Cubans are learning English, the Cuban government has made proficiency in English a requirement for all high school and university students.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Says His Father Was Proud To Call Fidel Castro A Friend22/12/16

    A special edition of the Real Story on Canada–Cuba relations.

  • OceanaGold Sues Government of El Salvador for 'Hampering its Future Potential Profits'03/11/16

    OceanaGold, formerly Pacific Rim, sued the government of El Salvador for hampering its future potential profits — an increasingly common phenomenon through free trade agreements.

  • President Raúl Castro Arrives in Dominican Republic to Attend CELAC Summit 12:00 AM

    President Raúl Castro arrived Tuesday morning in Bávaro, Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, to participate in the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), set for Wednesday, January 25th.

  • South American Solidarity Brigade Arrives in Havana23/01/17

    The 24th contingent of the South American brigade of Solidarity with Cuba arrives in Cuba Monday. Organized by the Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the welcoming ceremony will take place at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, Caimito, in the province of Artemisa. This year the camp is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

  • Cuba, U.S. Commit to Cooperate on National Security Issues 17/01/17

    The governments of Cuba and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding Monday, which provides for law enforcement cooperation in areas related to both countries' national security.

  • Senior Diplomat Highlights Increase in U.S. Visitors to Cuba12/01/17

    Josefina Vidal, General Director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, announced that nearly 285 thousand U.S. citizens visited Cuba in 2016, representing a 74 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Says 'Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba'11/01/17

    Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel said in Managua that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity, and cooperation of Cuba.

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  • Cubans Celebrate 58th Anniversary of Fidel Castro's Triumphant Arrival in Havana 09/01/17

    Thousands of Havana residents and visitors from around the world celebrated Sunday the 58th anniversary of the arrival in Havana of the Freedom Caravan on January 8th, 1959, led by revolutionary leader, the late Fidel Castro.

  • Everything Ready for Cuba's International Book Fair 06/01/17

    More than 700 new tittles will be on sale during the upcoming 26th International Book Fair, whose first stage is set for February 9th through the 19th at its traditional venue of the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, overlooking the Havana Bay.

  • Cuban Parliament Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro27/12/16

    The 8th ordinary period of sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power (Cuban Parliament) began Tuesday with a one minute silence tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th in Havana.

  • President Raúl Castro Conveys Condolences for Russian Plane Crash26/12/16

    Cuban President Raúl Castro sent a message of condolences to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after a Russian military plane, carrying 92 people, crashed into the Black Sea Sunday.

  • Cuba and Venezuela To Strengthen Cooperation in 201723/12/16

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez met on Thursday in Caracas with Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca. During the exchange, both leaders made it clear that existing bilateral cooperation programs will further strengthen in 2017.

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  • Cubans Mark Teachers' Day and 55th Anniversary of National Literacy Campaign22/12/16

    Students and professors in schools across Cuba are celebrating Teachers’ Day and the 55th anniversary of the announcement of the successful completion of the National Literacy Campaign by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, the late Fidel Castro.

  • Cuba and United States Commit to Cooperating on Environmental Preservation21/12/16

    Cuba and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding on the preservation of wild fauna and protected land areas in both nations.

  • UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro20/12/16

    The UN General Assembly paid tribute Tuesday to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, the late Fidel Castro. Organized by Cuba's permanent mission at the UN, the homage paying event was requested by a group of countries on the five continents.

  • Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Calls for Consolidation of Fidel’s Educational Work19/12/16

    Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel has underlined the importance of upholding the international prestige education in Cuba enjoys, noting that the country's comprehensive program stands as one of the achievements of the Revolution and late leader Fidel Castro.

  • President Raúl Castro Urges Regional Peoples to Stand by Venezuela15/12/16

    Cuban President Raúl Castro urged Latin American and Caribbean peoples to express their support for and solidarity with Venezuela, as the South American nation is the victim of what the Cuban leader described as 'unprecedented hostilities by reactionary forces seeking to undermine the achievements of progressive movements in the region.'

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  • Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Visits Cuba on 12th Anniversary of ALBA14/12/16

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros is in Cuba to attend events to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), created in 2004 by the late leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

  • Cuba Lashes Out in Geneva At Double Standard of Several Arms Manufacturing and Exporting Countries13/12/16

    At the UN offices in Geneva, Cuba lashed out at the double standard of several of the world's largest manufacturers and exporters of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Cuba, European Union Sign Political Dialog and Cooperation Accord12/12/16

    The European Union and Cuba signed a deal on Monday that seeks to normalize political and cooperation relations.

  • Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Receives Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States08/12/16

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met in Havana with Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) June Soomer, who is in Havana on an official visit.

  • Thousands Render Tribute to Fidel Castro at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery05/12/16

    Thousands of people from Santiago de Cuba and from all over the island continue arriving at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery where the ashes of Fidel Castro were laid to rest on Sunday.

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  • Across the Country, Cubans Continue Paying Tribute to Fidel02/12/16

    The Caravan transporting the ashes of Revolution leader Fidel Castro to Santiago de Cuba arrived Thursday in Bayamo City, where the Cuban National Anthem was sung for the first time on October 20th, 1868.

  • Fidel's Last Journey to Santiago de Cuba Continues01/12/16

    The caravan transporting Fidel Castro's ashes continues its journey through 13 Cuban provinces to finally arrive in Santiago de Cuba on Saturday, December 3rd. In the early morning hours on Thursday, the funeral procession departed from central Villa Clara province, the caravan's first stop, where a cultural event paying homage to the revolutionary leader was held at the Ernesto Guevara Sculptural Complex in Santa Clara. Fidel's ashes rested for one night alongside the remains of 'Che' and those of his fallen guerrilla forces.

  • Caravan of Liberty, With Fidel Castro's Ashes, Departs for Santiago de Cuba 30/11/16

    The Caravan of Liberty, which is transporting the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left Havana Wednesday, tracing in reverse the original route of Fidel’s victorious march towards the Cuban capital.

  • Reactions to Fidel Castro's Death Continue Pouring In from Around the World28/11/16

    Messages of condolences continue pouring into Havana as leaders in Latin America and around the world react to Friday's passing of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.

  • Havana Residents Pay Their Respects to Fidel28/11/16

    Havana residents began paying tribute to Revolution leader Fidel Castro at 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the José Martí Memorial in Revolution Square, where the former leader often spoke to huge crowds.

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  • Caribbean Politicians React to Death of Fidel Castro27/11/16

    Caribbean politicians have praised the life of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday evening in Havana and who sought to improve Cuba's relations with the rest of the region.

  • CARICOM Chairman Calls Fidel 'A True Friend of the Caribbean Community'27/11/16

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep sadness over the death of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit, issued a statement, calling Fidel “a true friend of the Caribbean Community.”

  • Cuban Council of State Decrees National Mourning for Fidel Castro26/11/16

    The Cuban Council of State has decreed nine days of national mourning for Revolution leader Fidel Castro, who passed away in Havana Friday night.

  • President Raul Castro Receives Visiting Honduran Counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez25/11/16

    President Raul Castro received his Honduran counterpart, Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Havana on Thursday.

  • President Raúl Castro Congratulates Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on His 70th Birthday24/11/16

    Cuban President Raúl Castro congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his 70th birthday.

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  • President Raúl Castro Receives Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea23/11/16

    Cuban President Raúl Castro met Tuesday in Havana with the honorable Peter Charles Paire O'Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, who is on an official visit to our country.

  • Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Begins Official Visit22/11/16

    Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Peter Charles Paire O’Neill, arrived in Havana Monday afternoon, on an official visit to our country.

  • Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Arrives on Official Visit21/11/16

    The honorable Peter Charles Paire O’Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, arrives in Cuba today, November 21st, on an official visit, during which he will hold talks with President Raúl Castro.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Concludes Successful Official Visit to Cuba 17/11/16

    Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau has concluded a productive first official visit to Cuba, where he reinforced Canada’s longstanding relationship with Cuba and identified a number of areas where the two countries could work even closer together.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro Sends Message to Donald Trump on his Election10/11/16

    Cuban President Raul Castro sent a message of congratulations to Donald Trump on his election as president of the United States of America.

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  • Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Visits Colombia, Meets with Country's Foreign Minister09/11/16

    Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín met Tuesday in Bogotá with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, with whom she discussed the state of bilateral ties.

  • Cuba Urges Creation of Protocol to Verify Implementation of Convention on Biological Weapons08/11/16

    Cuba advocated on Monday in Geneva the creation of a verification protocol for the successful, efficient implementation of the 1972 Convention on Biological Weapons.

  • President Raul Castro Congratulates Daniel Ortega for Victory in Sunday's Elections07/11/16

    President Raul Castro congratulated his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice presidential candidate Rosario Murillo over the victory of the Sandinista Front in the country's general elections on Sunday.

  • New Report on U.S.-Cuba Relations Assesses Progress, Barriers to Normalization 04/11/16

    A report released today in the United States says just under two years after an historic breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations, diplomatic dialogue has advanced remarkably, but that political and bureaucratic resistance remains in place, made even more complicated by the persistence of the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

  • Cuba, European Union to Sign New Agreement in December, Announces EU Official03/11/16

    An agreement that would open a new phase in Cuba’s relations with the European Union, the EU, is scheduled for signing December 12, a top EU diplomatic official said here in Havana.

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  • Cuba to Speed Up Screening of Foreign Investment Projects02/11/16

    Cuban authorities say they are working on speeding up the pace of negotiations with foreign investors in an effort to meet its targeted $2 billion annual investment potential.

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