Yolidia Hernandez took the photo of the day: “Volcanic Sunset” on the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. She used her Redmi Note 8 camera.
Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT, the largest association of US organizers of travel to Cuba unanimously rejected the Trump Administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy.
In Cuba, women represent almost a third of the wage-earning population, in both the state and private sector. Before 2010, over 90% of women used to work in the state sector. Later, many also moved to the private sector out of their own choice and because the government suggested the need to reduce the state payroll.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro arrived in Cuba at midnight Thursday to personally hand over a donation towards rebuilding the damages caused by Hurricane Irma. Maduro is Cuba’s leading political and economic ally.
The Cuban government will finance the purchase of some construction materials that will be sold to the victims whose homes were totally or partially destroyed by Hurricane Irma.
On September 11, two days before the US government put out a warning against travel to Cuba, Canada also published a travel advisory for its citizens. The Canadian government says the information is still valid today Sept. 15th.
Hotels in Havana’s coastal areas have suffered “minor damage” after Hurricane Irma swept through, but they will be ready to receive tourists by the end of this week thanks to “quick” repair and cleaning actions, managers from Cuba’s Tourism Ministry.
The Jose Marti International Airport in Havana reestablished its operations on Tuesday following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Thousands of tourists are still stranded on the island waiting for international flights to begin.
On our Facebook page there is a good discussion going on as whether people should maintain their plans to visit Cuba in the coming days, weeks or months or cancel or postpone their trips after the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, which is still being fully assessed.
Faced with the worst disaster in decades Cuban President Raul Castro made a call Sunday for Cubans to maintain the faith in another victory after the powerful Hurricane Irma swept over a large portion of the country from east to west.