Forces from Havana involved in US Independence war

Havana Bay In times of Carlos III, the British forces occupied Havana (1762-1763) and it was only a decade and a half later when the monarch Borbon decides to avenge the offence by declaring the war on England.  He turned the already strategic Cuban capital into a center to suppor the Washington forces with the participation of Havana citizens. Carlos… Read more »

My most vivid memory of the reopening ceremony of the United States Embassy in Havana

Elena Freyre My most vivid memory of the reopening ceremony of the United States Embassy in Havana this past Friday, August 14, in the morning is not the impressive sight of the handing of the flag by the marines that had so lovingly and protectively taken it down so many years ago. It isn’t Secretary Kerry’s moving speech of reconciliation… Read more »

Cuba–United States relations

Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015, which had been severed in 1961 during the Cold War. U.S. diplomatic representation in Cuba is handled by the United States Embassy in Havana, and there is a similar Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.. The United States, however, continues to maintain its commercial, economic, and financial embargo, which… Read more »

Old Havana

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The Malecón is the avenue that runs along the seawall at the northern shore of Havana, from Habana Vieja to the Almendares River. Castillo del Morro, picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay. The construction of the castle Los Tres Reyes del Morro owed to the step along in Havana of the English pirate Sir Francis Drake. The king… Read more »

Cuba Summit

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Join us at The Economist Events’ Cuba Summit on December 3rd in Washington to discover how your business can capitalize on this new chapter of renewed relations. We’ll examine Cuba’s shifting political ties, demystify policy changes that are of direct relevance to foreign investment and mine emerging avenues for trade as Cuba rebuilds and restructures.