Carnival to Sail to Three Cuban Ports With New “Fathom” Cruise Brand

By the Cuba Journal staff Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s new “social impact” cruise brand, has announced it will visit three Cuban ports of call — Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba — when it begins operations next year. The company has also unveiled the seven-day itinerary travelers will experience during their Cuban “cultural immersion.” In June 2015, Fathom … Read more

WHO Certifies Cuba as First to Eliminate Mother-Child HIV Infection

WHO Certifies Cuba as First to Eliminate Mother-Child HIV Infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized Cuba as the first country to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child.  Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of WHO, calls this breakthrough “one of the greatest public health achievements possible.” These measures simultaneously eradicated the transmission of syphilis from mother to child in Cuba, WHO noted. WHO … Read more