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John Kerry arrives in Havana tomorrow to open U.S. embassy

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Given the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, this past the July 20, Secretary of State John Kerry will arrives Havana tomorrow, August 14, for the official opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba. This is the first visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to the island since 1945, when Edward R. Stettinius was here, during the administration of Harry S. Truman.

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Reality and dreams

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Writing is a way to be useful if you believe that our long-suffering humanity must be better, and more fully educated, given the incredible ignorance in which we are all enveloped, with the exception of researchers who in the sciences seek satisfactory answers. This is a word which implies in a few letters its immense content.

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Presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua praise example of Fidel

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Venezuelan President, Ni colás Maduro, praised historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro’s work in defense of humanity’s just causes, according to the Ministry of Communication and Information’s website. During his television program En Contacto con Maduro (In contact with Maduro), broadcast every Tuesday evening, the Head of State called the Cuban leader the “revolutionary commander of Latin America and the Caribbean.”

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Evo Morales expresses his admiration and respect for the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution

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“I am very pleased and happy to accompany our brother Fidel Castro on his birthday,” the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, stated on arriving in Havana on Wednesday night to participate in the celebrations for the 89th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Speaking to the press on arrival at the José Martí International Airport, the President stressed his admiration and respect for Fidel and said he had learned much from him.

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Two Havana attractions: Carnival and the Malecón

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Only on the Malecón, where the sea breeze which lords over Havana is best enjoyed, is it possible to withstand the scorching heat of the tantalizing conga music, queen of carnival, the largest mass celebration of the year. Over these hot August weekends (7-9 and 14-16), Havana residents are enjoying the city’s traditional carnival celebrations; some simply reclining on the Malecón, while others sit in the bleachers, expectantly awaiting the dance troupes as they parade past the judges, while the most eager seek out the designated dance areas.

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The birds of the northern keys of Cuba

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Camagüey archipelago, the largest group of islets surrounding the island of Cuba, stretches some 465 kilometers along the northern coast of the central region of the country. The string of keys endowed with natural beauty and parallel to the coast was named Jardines del Rey by Diego Velázquez in the early sixteenth century, in honor of the then King of Spain, Ferdinand the Catholic.

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Walking New York With Cuba’s Revolutionary Poet

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Which way to walk in an endless city? Where to start when a place has so much to offer? Toward the Hudson or the East River? Broadway or Wall Street? Central Park or Greenwich Village? Zuccotti Park or the Empire State Building? The enormous scar of Ground Zero or the Statue of Liberty? To see a little of everything or a little bit in depth? What happens if you walk with the nineteenth century veil of José Martí’s New York chronicles?

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ALBA foreign ministers denounce destabilization attempts

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Foreign ministers and other senior officials of member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba-TCP) yesterday reaffirmed their unanimous position rejecting the destabilizing attempts against progressive and democratic governments of the region.

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Cuban hepatitis B medication undergoing clinical trials

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A Cuban medication to treat chronic hepatitis B, HeberNasvac, created by scientists at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), is currently undergoing clinical trials in collaboration with the French company Abivax. The product has been undergoing safety and efficacy tests for several years, stated a CIGB specialist.

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Images of greatness

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President Raúl Castro Ruz congratulates Juventud Rebelde on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and the opening of a photographic exhibit entitled A Rebel in Rebelde, featuring photos of Fidel taken by the newspaper’s staff.