Eusebio Leal Spengler, Cuban historian and restorer of Old Havana, dies aged 77

Prominent intellectual is credited with rejuvenating crumbling centre into tourist hub Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Cuban historian who oversaw the transformation of Old Havana from a crumbling quarter into an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, has died at the age 77. He had been suffering from cancer. Leal and his restoration efforts became so famous …

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French company interrupts remittance transfers to Cuba and the United States places Cuban bank on blacklist

A French bank has decided to comply with an order from the U.S. Treasury Department and suspend the transfer of remittances to the island originating in the United States. The decision came after the Trump administration decided to include in the list of Cuban assets a London-based banking entity, Havana Internacional Bank (Havin), to which …

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Cuba inaugurates plant to produce drug against COVID-19

A synthetic peptides production plant, in which a drug used successfully in Cuba against COVID-19 will be manufactured, was inaugurated this Thursday at Havana’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). President Miguel Diaz-Canel opened the plant. At the plant, identified with number 14 in the CIGB, the active pharmaceutical ingredient of the drug Jusvinza …

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