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Cuban Dissident’s Family Says Gov’t Vehicle Caused his Death

A criminal complaint filed Monday before Spain's National Court by the family of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died in July 2012 in a traffic accident, says the crash was deliberately caus continue reading »

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

An archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry has found that the human presence on the island hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, local media here reported on Sunday. continue reading »

U.S. Expanding Travel Opportunities To Cuban Travelers

The U.S. government will extend the validity of the non-immigrant visas it awards to Cuban travelers from six months to five years, with the possibility of entering and exiting the country multiple times, the State Department said Wednesday. continue reading »

Internet to be In Most Cuban Homes by 2014

Cuba's state-run telecom company ETECSA plans to begin offering in-home Internet connections by late 2014, a director of the company told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. and Cuba In Discussions to Revive Direct Mail after 50-Year Suspension

The United States and Cuba will discuss this week the possibility of reestablishing direct mail, suspended 50 years ago, a State Department spokesperson told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Cubans Now Allowed to Import Electric Applicances

Cuban customs authorities starting on Monday authorized individuals to import electric appliances and mopeds in a resolution eliminating the prohibition on such imports that had been in force since 2005. continue reading »

Raul Castro’s Daughter Denied U.S. Visa to Attend LGBT Event

U.S. Immigration has denied the visa application of Mariela Castro. She is the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and the niece of former President Fidel Castro. Castro was set to attend a LGBT event in Philadelphia. continue reading »

Cuba to Turn Over Parents Wanted For Kidnapping Sons

Cuba will turn over to U.S. authorities the American couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons from their maternal grandmother, who had permanent custody of them, and taking them to the island illegally, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

The two boys snatched last week by their parents from the Florida home of their grandmother - who had custody of the kids - may be in Cuba with their mother and father. continue reading »

Cuba Going Green with ‘Ecological Cement’

The island nation of Cuba is going green with its 'ecological cement' that reduces carbon emissions when it is being made - the country hopes to be a pioneer in 'green' cement. continue reading »

Pope Francis’ Manuscript on ‘Mission of Church’ Revealed to Cuban Cardinal

Cuba's Catholic prelate, Jaime Ortega, made public in Havana a manuscript with remarks made by Jorge Bergoglio about the mission of the church in a session before the conclave that elected him pope. continue reading »

Wisin & Yandel Deny Cuba’s Claim Lyrics are Offensive to Women

The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel denied Thursday that their lyrics are offensive to women, an assessment made by the Cuban government in barring the group's songs from being played on radio and television. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Jets Back to Venezuela After Treatment in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country after nine days of treatment in Cuba as part of his process of recovery from cancer, which has had him in the operating room three times since June 2011. continue reading »

Thoughts Without Cigarettes : A Memoir

Sculpture Marking 50th Anniversary of Cuba’s Child Exodus Unveiled in Miami

Miami-Dade College unveiled a large-scale sculpture to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Peter Pan, which resulted in 14,048 unaccompanied kids leaving Cuba in what is considered the largest child exodus in the West during the 20th century. continue reading »

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kilogram class after losing to North Korea's Kum Ae An on Sunday at the London Olympics. continue reading »

Cuba’s Floridita Bar Seeks to Win Guinness World Record For 73-gallon Daiquiri

Cuba's Floridita bar, one of the favorite haunts of U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway during his time in Havana, mixed a giant 275-liter (73-gallon) daiquiri to beat the world record as part of the celebrations of the establishment's 195th anniversary. continue reading »

Raul Castro Signs Financial Cooperation Accords with China

Cuban President Raul Castro concluded Saturday his four-day visit to China after signing a number of significant accords, particularly on financial cooperation, and having met with the current leaders and their successors, the Xinhua state-run news agency reported. continue reading »

India Looking to Increase Trade Relations, Investments in Cuba

The foreign minister of India, S.M. Krishna, said his country wishes to increase investments and economic relations in Cuba, where he is on an official visit, local media said. continue reading »

8 Cubans Escape From Immigration Detention Center in Mexico

A bulletin has been issued for eight Cuban migrants who escaped from an immigration detention camp in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »