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The Havana Reporter

The Havana Reporter´s third edition, issued the first half of February, publishes the new agreements reached with China to develop renewable sources of energy in Cuba, the U.S. lifting of the ¨dry foot, wet foot¨ policy and the meetings held with representatives from different U.S. spheres to bring bilateral relations forward. Updated tourism statistics and the upcoming celebration of the International Book Fair of Havana are highlighted as well, among other topics of interest.

Issued during the first two weeks in January, THR 2 features the course of the Cuban economy and the multitudinous parade at the Revolution Square, as well as a report on the centenarian city of Sancti Spiritus, the homage that rumba performers paid to Alicia Alonso and the development of transgenic products in Cuba, among other news of interest.

In the first issue of 2017, The Havana Reporter offers its readers several topics, including a summary on the relations between the United States and Cuba; the signing in Brussels of an Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation with the European Union; a summary of the Macri government’s first year in Argentina, and the development projects of the Santiago de Cuba port. The section of Culture highlights preparations on the shooting of a film on famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta’s life, and the success reached by singer Luna Manzanares.

The last edition of THR in 2016, issue No. 24, pays a posthumous tribute to the Historic Leader of the Cuban Revolution. It also includes information on the recovery of the Cuban easternmost provinces after the damages caused by Hurricane Matthew. Other aspects of the Cuban economy, such as the renegotiation of the Paris Club debt; the increase of investments in the tourism sector, and the increasing role of the private sector, are also dealt with. On the international field, information is given on the Climate Change Summit held in Marrakech, and the UN difficulties to face the humanitarian aid in view of the lack of resources given to that end.

The Havana Reporter´s 23rd edition features the signing of new peace agreements in Colombia, the 40th anniversary of the creation of the People´s Power organs, the progress recorded at the Mariel Special Development Zone, the variety of Cuba´s exportable products and the details of Havana´s International Ballet Festival.

International opposition to the U.S. blockade against Cuba; the 40th anniversary of the People’s Power organization; the increase of French investment in Cuba, and the holding in the Island, for the second time, of the popular Titan Tropic cycling event, are included among the articles published in this 22nd edition of The Havana Reporter.

In its 21st number of the first two weeks in November, The Havana Reporter highlights the 34th edition of Havana’s International Trade Fair, and the participation of some 4,500 exhibitors from 70 countries and official delegations of 50 chambers of commerce, associations and institutions that promote exchange. Likewise, it reports the recovery phase after Hurricane Matthew hit the Cuban east, the visits made by presidents from several countries, and an interview with the world record holder in high jump, Javier Sotomayor.

The 20th edition of The Havana Reporter, issued in the last two weeks in October, covers the visit made to Cuba by Chinese Li Kekiang and China’s investments in the Caribbean island. The other topics of interest include the fourth Meeting of the Cuba-U.S.A Bilateral Commission held in Washington and the first official visit ever made to Cuba by a Japanese head of government

This issue (THR 19) of the first two weeks of October includes details on the report the Cuban Government presented at the United Nations to condemn the U.S. blockade against the country, as well as the impact of those punitive measures against the Santander Bank and the next holding in Havana of an International Conference on Zika virus, among other topics.

This issue (THR 18) of the second two weeks of September highlights the results the Cuban delegation achieved in the Rio Olympic Games, as well as the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year, the performance in Havana of international ballet stars, and the signing of the first co-operation agreement between CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.