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  • Visiting Delegation from Tampa City Council Speaks Highly of Meetings with Cuban Officials03:04 PM

    The visiting delegation from the Tampa City Council has been the news over the past several days, touring economic and social places of interest. Juan Jacomino has more on this important visit from the neighboring U.S. state of Florida.

  • Council Members of the U.S. Cities of Tampa and St Petersburg Attend Business Forum in Cuba 17/10/17

    Council members of the U.S. cities of Tampa and St Petersburg are visiting Cuba. RHC's Juan Jacomino has the details.

  • Sochi Hosts World's Biggest Youth Event16/10/17

    The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students is underway in Sochi... with the inauguration of the huge youth event over the weekend. With more on the story, here's Juan Jacomino.

  • Q&A Segment of Press Conference by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez04/10/17

    During the Q and A segment of Tuesday's press conference here in Havana, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reiterated Cuba's condemnation of Washington's latest moves on Cuba, calling them a setback, which harm bilateral ties.

  • Cuba Denounces Expulsion of Its Diplomats from the U.S. as Politically Motivated03/10/17

    Statements by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez to the Cuban and foreign press in Havana about the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from the country's embassy in Washington D.C.

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  • U.S. Group Opposes Trump's Travel Warning on Cuba02/10/17

    Together with the decision to reduce U.S. embassy staff in Cuba to only essential personnel, Washington has suspended the issuance of visas for Cubans who want to go visit or live there and also issued a travel warning, urging U.S. citizens not to travel to the Caribbean state.

  • China's Red Cross Society Assists Cubans in Wake of Hurricane Irma27/09/17

    Specialists from the Red Cross Society of China are in Havana helping Cubans in the recovery effort after Hurricane Irma.

  • First Humanitarian Aid Shipment from Venezuela Arrives in Havana13/09/17

    Recovery efforts continue here in Havana and throughout Cuba and international solidarity is also coming in. Yesterday, the first cargo flight arrived from Venezuela

  • Tribute Paid in Havana to U.S. Reverend Lucius Walker on 7th Anniversary of his Death08/09/17

    IFCO, the Interre. Foundatin for Comm Organization and the Rev Lucius Walker were honored yesterday here in Havana.

  • Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo Visits Cuba07/09/17

    Cuban President Raul Castro and the island's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met with the visiting Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup03:17 PM

    We are kicking off our program today with sound clips of 2 visiting residents of Tampa Florida. The first contains the remarks of Michael Tomor, Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art and the second contains the comments of philanthropist and Ambassador at Large for Liberia David A. Straz Junior.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup10/10/17

    Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura is touring the Boston Area October 10 to 17. The author’s wide popularity is rooted in the series of detective novels he’s written, the first four of which have been made into films.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup04/10/17

    The Cuban company, Acosta Danza, directed by the prestigious dancer Carlos Acosta, has received very favorable reviews in the United Kingdom after its debut in London’s Sadler's Wells Theater.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup03/10/17

    From last Friday, September 29 to Thursday, October 5, the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Festival will take place in Cuba, a Latin American rock meeting in which new and well-known bands meet, embracing cultural and artistic exchange.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup02/10/17

    The Cuban company, Acosta Danza, directed by the prestigious dancer Carlos Acosta, received very favorable reviews in the United Kingdom after its debut in the Theater Sadler's Wells, of London.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup29/09/17

    The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) announced today that it will revive the most successful work of choreographer and co-founder Alberto Alonso, his version of Carmen, along with two pieces by director Alicia Alonso.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup27/09/17

    For listeners living in or planning a trip to Los Angeles in the coming months, there is an exhibit called "Cuba Is" at the Annenberg Space for Photography. 

  • RHC's Arts Roundup27/09/17

    The Coffee Route or La Ruta del Café excursion is one of the options presented by the province of Santiago de Cuba at the International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, from 26 to 30 in Holguin.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup13/09/17

    EMBARGO The new movie by Jeri Rice, opens on Friday, September the 15th. at the New York City Village East Cinema. There will be six screenings daily thru Sept. 21.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup06/09/17

    The organizers of the International Puppet Workshop of Matanzas today confirmed that the 13th. edition will be from April 24 to 29, 2018, in theaters and open spaces of the city.

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  • RHC's Arts Roundup 05/09/17

    If you are in Philadelphia, or near there, take a peek into the beauty of Cuba through artist Sandy Stolzman's exhibit running through Thursday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 8, at the RACSO Art Gallery, on 1935 E. Passyunk Ave, in Philadelphia.

  • RHC's Arts Roundup04/09/17

    The terrible assassination of the eight medical students committed by Spanish colonial authorities in 1871 has motivated movie-maker Alejandro Gil to shoot the new full-length film Innocence, production of which is set to start in October.

  • Foul Signals for Peace in Colombia03:09 PM

    Several signs flagged up this week on the serious difficulties for peace to advance in Colombia despite the agreement signed with the former guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

  • Confusion Prevails in Catalonia17/10/17

    Confusion prevails in and out of the Catalonia, one of the multinational entities that conform the Spanish nation, following the independence referendum of October first that was repressed with excessive force by the Spanish Governments police.

  • Tragic Balance of The Earthquake in Mexico10/10/17

    The Government of Mexico has officially ended the search for missing persons as a result of the September 19 earthquakes in several areas of the nation that left 396 dead plus seventy four others that died two weeks earlier as a result of another quake that affected a vast area in South east Mexico, including some of the poorest and most backward regions in that country, such as Oaxaca and Chiapas.

  • Trump in Puerto Rico: Adding Insult to Injury 05/10/17

    In striking with force the island of Puerto Rico, hurricane Maria underscored the colonial status of that Spanish-speaking Caribbean Island, with its people relegated to positions of servitude to the Northern master.

  • Cholera: The Disease of Poverty04/10/17

    For several centuries, cholera was one of the plagues that decimated humanklnd, and the sole mention of its name sent waves of fear among whole populations.

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  • Spanish Government Cracks Down on Catalonia Independence Vote02/10/17

    For several hours this Sunday, the tv signals carried the images of the incredible police brutality imposed by the Spanish Administration of President Mariano Rajoy against unarmed Catalonian civilians participating in a referendum on their eventual independence and proclaiming their territory as a sovereign, independent republic.

  • Mr. Trump Fails again in His Battle against Obamacare28/09/17

    President Donald Trump has scored his third failure in a row in his attempt to dismantle the health programme enforced by his predecesor, Barak Obama.

  • IRMA: THE EYES OF FEAR13/09/17

    One resident of the Cuban coastal town of Santa Cruz del Norte, near Havana, who had the very bad idea of not accompanying his family in the mandatory evacuation of the area before the arrival of hurricane Irma, has told reporters about the terror he lived through following his unwise decision.

  • DRAMATIC AWAKENING OF THE “DREAMERS”07/09/17

    US President Donald Trump put a new spin on its stranglehold policy for immigrants when he decided to squeeze further the programme Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which offered special protection for the so-called childhood dreamers.

  • Pope Francis To Call for Healing and Forgiveness in Colombia 06/09/17

    Pope Francisco today arrived in Colombia and will find a nation that has taken a step orward on the road of peace, after the Government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Army of National Liberation agreed to a bilateral four month cease fire, which may be extended as the peace talks advance.

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  • Indigenous Women: The Poorest of The Poor05/09/17

    September 5 is the International Day of Indigenous Women, a date which marks the 1782 execution of indigenous guerrilla fighter Bartolina Sisa at the hands of Spanish colonists in La Paz, Bolivia. The date was first commemorated in 1983 and calls attention to the fact that indigenous women remain the most harmed by contemporary economics and the dispossession of indigenous land since they are loosing the important roles they once played in their societies as caregivers and food producers.

  • BRICS CONDEMN PROTECTIONISM04/09/17

    The Chinese city of Xiamen is hosting the Ninth Summit Meeting of the so-called BRICS group, which gathers the main emerging economies of the world, that is Brazil, Rusia, India, China y South Africa, favouring an open international trade under conditions of equality and justice, as well as cooperation and a world order keynoted by equality, justice, cooperation calling for negotiations and dialogue as the way to resolve conflicts.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'05/10/17

    In a country like Cuba, with extraordinary musical groups both in terms of quantity and quality, Yumurí y sus Hermanos stands out.

  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'16/09/17

    Until recently, there was news and “not news” – as denoted by comments of “that’s not news” below the line on more light-hearted stories or features. Now there is “fake news”.

  • Parliament President Esteban Lazo Receives Haitian Counterpart03:25 PM

    Cuban Parliament President Esteban Lazo met Tuesday in Havana with his visiting Haitian counterpart Youri Latortue, whom he reasserted Cuba's readiness and willingness to further strengthen its assistance to and cooperation with Haiti in several sectors, including health, education.

  • President Raul Castro Congratulates Nicolas Maduro on PSUV´s Electoral Victory 17/10/17

    Cuban President Raul Castro congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, on the occasion of the resounding victory obtained by the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela in the regional elections held Sunday.

  • World Food Program Praises Cuba's Record in Face of Natural Disasters16/10/17

    The Cuban representative of the World Food Program (WFP), Laura Melo, has highlighted the low levels of human losses and efficient early warning systems on the Caribbean island in the face of natural disasters.

  • RHC's Weekly Review13/10/17

    A look at the week's top news stories here on Radio Havana Cuba.

  • Cuba Will Denounce Reinforcement of U.S. Blockade at the UN 13/10/17

    Almost 60 years after the implementation of the US blockade against Cuba, the hostile policy is being reinforced, undermining the diplomatic progress made by the two countries. That is one of the messages of the report submitted by Cuba to the UN General Assembly on the need of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade.

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  • Culture Minister Abel Prieto Meets in Brussels with European Foreign Relations Chief Federica Mogherini12/10/17

    Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto met Thursday in Brussels with the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini.

  • President Raúl Castro Presides over Ceremony in Santiago on Anniversary of Start of Cuba's Independence Struggle10/10/17

    Cuban President Raúl Castro presided over the main ceremony in Santiago de Cuba on the 149th anniversary of the start of Cuba's independence war, on October 10, 1868.

  • Cuba Condemns Washington's Latest Move against Nicaragua06/10/17

    Cuba has strongly condemned the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a legislative initiative that clearly reflects Washington's intention to interfere in the internal affairs of Nicaragua.

  • Cuban Youth Delegation Participates in Tribute to Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in Bolivia05/10/17

    A Cuban youth delegation, made up of representatives of mass organizations, artists and academics, is participating in a series of activities in Vallegrande, Bolivia, to pay tribute to legendary Guerrilla fighter Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death in the Andean nation on October 8th, 1967.

  • No Reply So Far to Cuba's Request to Participate in Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico04/10/17

    Cuban authorities are still waiting for a response from the United States to their offer to provide relief to the people of Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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  • Cuban Unions Call for Volunteer Work02/10/17

    The Confederation of Cuban Workers, the CTC, has called for a massive day of voluntary work on Saturday, October 7th, in response to President Raúl Castro's call in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

  • Cuba Calls U.S. Decision to Pull Out Diplomats 'Hasty'29/09/17

    Cuba termed as 'hasty' Washington's decision to pull out most of it diplomatic staff at the embassy in Havana and limiting the issuance of visas for Cubans to travel to the U.S., in the wake of alleged 'sonic attacks' against U.S. diplomats and their families on the island.

  • Panamanian First Lady in Cuba to Deliver Humanitarian Cargo 28/09/17

    Panama's First Lady Lorena Castillo de Varela arrived in Cuba to officially deliver a new humanitarian aid cargo sent by the Panamanian people to Cuban victims of Hurricane Irma.

  • Aid Continues to Arrive in Cuba in Wake of Hurricane Irma16/09/17

    Messages of solidarity and shipments of humanitarian aid have continued to arrive in Cuba, in the wake of devastation caused by category 5 Hurricane Irma.

  • Recovery Efforts Begin in Havana in Wake of Hurricane Irma11/09/17

    Vice President of the Council of State and President of the Havana Provincial Civil Defense Council, Mercedes López Acea, called for all means and resources to be employed in recovery efforts, during a working meeting held yesterday, Sunday, to outline the actions underway in the capital.

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  • Irma Causes Rain and Coastal Flooding in Eastern Cuba08/09/17

    During the early hours of Friday morning, Hurricane Irma began lashing the seas north of eastern Cuba, causing coastal flooding on the northern coast of the provinces of Guantanamo and Holguín.

  • President Raúl Castro Receives Spanish Foreign Minister07/09/17

    Cuban President Raúl Castro met Wednesday in Havana with the visiting Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo.

  • Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Begins Official Visit06/09/17

    Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dastis held talks Wednesday in Havana with senior officials at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, as part of his two-day official visit.

  • President Raul Castro Presides Over Observance of 60th Anniversary of September 5th Popular Uprising 05/09/17

    Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the commemoration activity Tuesday morning in Cienfuegos -- marking the 60th anniversary of the popular armed uprising in that south-central city.

  • Vice President Miguel Díaz Canel Presides Over Main Rally on Beginning of New School Year04/09/17

    Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel presided over Monday's main rally in central Cienfuegos province on occasion of the beginning of the new school year 2017-2018.

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  • RHC's Mailbag Show02:54 PM

    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.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show13/10/17

    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.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show 06/10/17

    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.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show04/10/17

    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.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show27/09/17

    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.

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  • RHC's Mailbag Show13/09/17

    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.

  • RHC's Mailbag Show06/09/17

    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.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro17/10/17

    RHC's weekly feature dedicated to the facinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro10/10/17

    RHC's weekly feature dedicated to the facinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro 03/10/17

    RHC's weekly feature dedicated to the facinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro27/09/17

    RHC's weekly feature dedicated to the facinating world of radio communications.

  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro 05/09/17

    RHC's weekly feature dedicated to the facinating world of radio communications.

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  • RHC's Segment 'The Voice of José Martí'04/10/17

    In this program, we focus on Martí's war diaries leading up to his death.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show13/10/17

    Dominica has a vision to become the first climate-resilient nation after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last month.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show06/10/17

    António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations announced earlier this week that he is traveling on Saturday October 7 to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey the damage and to assess what more the United Nations can do to help people recover, in the wake of two major hurricanes.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show29/09/17

    A United Nations disaster assessment official visiting hurricane-battered Dominica says an estimated 60,000 to 65,000 people, or 80 per cent of the total population, have been affected and food and clean water are the most immediate needs.

  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show16/09/17

    The Jamaican Government has sent humanitarian aid to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which were hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'12/10/17

    In today’s edition the program focuses on a particular period in Cuba-US relations during the years of the Bill Clinton presidency as recounted in the book Back Channel to Cuba by William Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'05/10/17

    Today we are continuing our abridgment of Back Channel to Cuba by William Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh and we remain focused on Cuba US relations during the Bill Clinton Presidency.

  • RHC's Segment on Literature 'From The Bookshelf'07/09/17

    Today we are continuing our serialization of Back Channel to Cuba by Leogrande and Kornbluh and we are focusing on the quest for Cuban detente during the years of the Carter presidency.

  • RHC's Jazz Music Segment 'Jazz Place'06/10/17

    Jazz musician Arturo O'Farrill was born June 22, 1960 and he is the son of Latin jazz musician, arranger and bandleader Chico O'Farrill. Arturo is current pianist, composer, and director for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He is best known for his contributions to contemporary Latin jazz, more specifically Afro-Cuban jazz, having received two Grammy Awards and four Grammy nominations for his work in the genre, though he has also trained in other musical forms such as free jazz and even experimented briefly with hip hop.

  • RHC's Saturday Program 'Music with a Message'06/10/17

    MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE... a program on Radio Havana Cuba heard every other Saturday, where we focus on music with lyrics that have social significance.

  • RHC's Interview with Linda Backiel12/10/17

    Radio Havana Cuba's Juan Jacomino talks with Linda Bakiel, a Puerto Rican attorney who has long been active in the movement for a free and independent Puerto Rico. Linda is visiting Havana and stopped by our studios to talk with us about the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Maria... as well as the devastation caused by Puerto Rico's colonial status as a territory of the United States.

  • RHC's Interview with Criminal Defense Attorney Linda Backiel05/10/17

    Linda Backiel is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Puerto Rico. She's a longtime correspondent for Radio Havana Cuba. In the interview, she speaks about the economic situation of Puerto Rico.

  • RHC's Interview with Senior Journalist and Radio Amateur Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro16/09/17

    In the Interview, Arnie speaks about the role of amateur radio in disaster situations.

  • RHC's Interview with Canadian Musician JD Sage04/09/17

    By Ed Newman

  • RHC's Weekly Segment 'Breakthrough'06/10/17

    RHC's regular segment on the latest scientific and technological developments in the Cuban context.

  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana'10/10/17

    RHC's weekly segment dedicated to Cuban music lovers anywhere in the world.

  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana'10/10/17

    RHC's weekly segment dedicated to Cuban music lovers anywhere in the world.

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