Cuba love hotels to make return, state reveals; Colombia: Farc leader Timochenko recuperating from stroke


The authorities in the Cuban capital, Havana, say they are bring back a network of hotels where spaces are leased by the hour to enthusiasts.

State-run “posadas”, or love motels, vanished throughout Cuba’s recession in the 1990s, when they ended up being cyclone shelters.

Personal homeowners filled the space in the market, but at inflated rates.
Authorities say the posadas will be less expensive and will help end the practice of love-making in Havana’s open areas.

Personal occupants normally offer air-conditioning, a refrigerator and a comfy bed and expense about $5 for 3 hours.

But that is around a sixth of the typical month-to-month Cuban wage (₤ 22.90; $29.60) and unaffordable for the majority of people.

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State real estate authorities at the Provincial Housing Company of Havana say the brand-new network of 5 posadas will be extremely rewarding and will help people fighting with Havana’s overcrowded and limited real estate.

Lots of households in Havana need to share homes. Separated couples are frequently required to stay together because of the real estate lack.

The authorities stated they hoped the brand-new chain would offer less expensive options for love-making in the city.

Couples having sex are a typical sight in Havana’s parks, on the beach and on the famous Malecon seafront.

An analyst in the Trabajadores paper (in Spanish) remembered that the very first posadas opened at the end of the 19th Century in main Havana which most Cubans had brilliant memories,
” Of unforgettable kisses and of the porter contacting us to the enthusiasts when their time had actually ended up”.


Colombia: Farc leader Timochenko recuperating from stroke

The leader of Colombia’s Farc rebel group, Rodrigo Londoño, is being dealt with in health center for a stroke.

Mr Londoño, who is referred to as Timochenko, is anticipated to leave healthcare facility on Tuesday and make a complete recovery, medical professionals who are treating him stated.

The 58-year-old was confessed to medical facility in the city of Villavicencio on Sunday early morning.
His health is “in a steady and acceptable condition,” medical professionals stated in an interview.
The Farc at first rejected reports that he was ill.

But among its leaders, Felix Antonio Muñoz Lascarro, called Pastor Alape, later on spoke with reporters at the medical facility in Villavicencio.

Timochenko will not be moved to another health center, he stated, including: “This center offers the required conditions to treat him.”

‘ No love for weapons’

Timochenko suffered a cardiac arrest 2 years earlier when he remained in Cuba working out a peace handle Colombian authorities.

The left-wing rebels signed a historical peace treaty in November after 4 years of settlements.
They consented to turn over their weapons after more than 5 years and are now enabled to establish a political celebration.

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos was granted in 2015’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to put an end to the dispute.

The Farc concluded its disarmament procedure last month, turning over its 7,000 signed up weapons to the United Nations objective in Colombia.

Timochenko ended up being leader of the left-wing rebel group in 2011, when its then leader, called Alfonso Cano, was eliminated by the Colombian militaries.

In an interview with El Espectador paper released on Sunday, he stated he was “not classic” of his days as a guerrilla in the jungle.

“I truthfully feel an excellent relief for having actually concluded this phase and getting ready for the next stage,” he stated.

“For me, as advanced, the weapons were just a tool that were with us for several years.
“But at the Farc we are not in love with weapons. We love our cause and our suitables. And if we can continue with our perfects without the weapons, a lot the much better,” he informed El Espectador.