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The Havana Reporter

The Havana Reporter No.9/ Jun 27, 2019The renewed solidarity of  U.S. organizations and public figures with Cuba in spite of the Trump Administration´s increased hostility is one of the featured topics of this year´s ninth issue of The Havana Reporter, published June 27.

Highlights of this month’s edition also include the growing relations between Cuba and the European Union as well as the preparations to celebrate Havana´s 500th anniversary next November.

The upcoming Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba, where various cultural expressions converge, is outlined in the cultural pages of this issue, which also brings the reader details of a new Cuban film: Habana Selfies.

Another article discusses the situation that Afro-descendants are facing in Latin America while the economic pages report on Cuba’s efforts to expand national production and trade relations.

What are the host Peru´s prospects at the Pan American Games beginning July 26?

The answer to this question can be found on the sports page, including an article on Cuban handball teams and their goals for the Lima 2019 games.


The Havana Reporter No.9/ Jun 27, 2019The renewed solidarity of  U.S. organizations and public figures with Cuba in spite of the Trump Administration´s increased hostility is one of the featured topics of this year´s ninth issue of The Havana Reporter, published June 27.

Highlights of this month’s edition also include the growing relations between Cuba and the European Union as well as the preparations to celebrate Havana´s 500th anniversary next November.

The upcoming Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba, where various cultural expressions converge, is outlined in the cultural pages of this issue, which also brings the reader details of a new Cuban film: Habana Selfies.

Another article discusses the situation that Afro-descendants are facing in Latin America while the economic pages report on Cuba’s efforts to expand national production and trade relations.

What are the host Peru´s prospects at the Pan American Games beginning July 26?

The answer to this question can be found on the sports page, including an article on Cuban handball teams and their goals for the Lima 2019 games.


The Havana Reporter No.8/ May 30, 2019Details of two major events in Cuba, the 2019 International Tourism Fair and Havana´s 13th Visual Arts Festival, are among the highlights of this year´s eighth issue of The Havana Reporter, published May 30.

This edition also offers articles on Cuba´s new economic goals, its informatization program and the island´s participation in the upcoming Pan American Games to take place in Lima, Peru.

Prensa Latina News Agency is also featured on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, which will be celebrated on June 16.

The growing hostility of U.S. President Donald Trump against Cuba, as well as the situation of health care in Latin America and the Caribbean are also discussed in this issue.

Other articles focus on a park dedicated to Caribbean heroes, a monument inaugurated in Havana in late April, and Panama´s political scene following its recent elections.


The Havana Reporter No.7/ Apr 16, 2019Congressman James Mcgovern´s visit to Havana and his views on Cuba-U.S. relations are featured in The Havana Reporter´s seventh issue of the year, published April 16th.

Another article focuses on an initiative introduced by members of Congress Rick Crawford (R) and Cheri Bustos (D), aimed at facilitating sales of U.S. agricultural products to the Caribbean island.

This issue offers the reader further details about Prince Charles of Wales and his wife’s recent visit to Havana, which helped to consolidate cooperation between the United Kingdom and Cuba.

The reader will also learn about the natural disaster relief that a Cuban medical brigade is rendering in Mozambique in the aftermath of the hurricane.

Also included in this issue is information on the forthcoming International Danzón festival, Cuba´s national dance form, Acosta Danza´s new season and Havana’s embellishment in celebration of its 500th anniversary on November 16th.

Among the regional highlights is an analysis of the Latin American leaders who have joined the U.S. campaign to topple the Venezuelan government of president Nicolás Maduro.

The sports features cover this year´s program of regattas between the U.S. and Cuba and Cuban athletes´ preparations for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, with 350 national competitors already qualified.

We would like to take the opportunity to inform our readers that The Havana Reporter will now be a monthly publication.


The Havana Reporter No.6/ Mar 31, 2019Details of the upcoming 13th Biennial of Havana and developments in Cuba-U.S. relations are featured in this year´s sixth issue of the Havana Reporter, published March 31st.

The cultural section also includes articles on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) and Havana´s Museum of Rum.

Other highlights of this issue focus on the performance and goals of Cuba´s tourism industry and the growing activity reported at the Mariel Special Development Zone.

Among the regional topics discussed in this issue are the attacks on Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolás Maduro and Caribbean nations´reactions to their inclusion on a European Union´s black list associated with the financial sector.


The Havana Reporter No.5/ 16 de marzo, 2019The next steps in Cuba´s new constitutional process following the February 24 referendum are among the highlights of The Havana Reporter´s fifth issue of the year, published March 16. The tightening of the U.S. blockade against Cuba through the Helms-Burton Act is also discussed in this issue, which offers the reader further information on the island´s efforts to boost its tourism and foreign trade. Details about the sixth Havana World Music Festival and the recent Habano Festival are cultural events also highlighted in this issue. This issue also brings the reader closer to information about the meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, where they agreed upon taking action to strengthen regional unity in order to confront the changing global scenario. The challenges and aspirations of Cuban baseball on the road to the 2020-Tokyo Olympic Games are also discussed in this issue.


The Havana Reporter No.4/ Feb 28, 2019Relief efforts that little by little heal the scars left in areas of Havana by a recent tornado and the increased U.S. hostility towards Cuba are featured on The Havana Reporter´s fourth issue of the year, published February 28.

Cuba´s program to ensure more competitive tourist products and services, aspects of the Caribbean island´s informatization process and details about the forthcoming Drum Festival, which is dedicated to Spain, are also included in this issue.

Other articles focus on the celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana´s founding and the work of Fábrica de Arte Cubano as an institution that promotes Cuban culture.

This issue brings the reader closer to regional topics such as human trafficking in the Caribbean, Bolivia´s new healthcare system and Latin America’s increasing youth unemployment.

Another article looks at the rivalry between triple jumpers Caterine Ibargüen from Colombia, and Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, who are expected to engage in intense battles at major competitions this year, including the Lima Pan American Games and the World Championships in Doha.