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Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cuba, Meeting with Raul Castro

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on arriving here Wednesday that he wants to bolster his country's ties with Cuba. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Yet Again to Cuba for Third Round of Radiation Treatment

Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Cuba's government has declared Good Friday a holiday to comply with a request by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the island, a decision taken as an "exception" this year while awaiting the "definitive ruling." continue reading »

150 Dissidents Arrested in Cuba during Papal Visit, Fear Number will Rise

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, on Tuesday said that the number of dissidents arrested in connection with this week's papal visit to the Communist-ruled island exceeds 150 and it fears that the number of arrests will mount. continue reading »

Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatments, Will be There When Pope Arrives

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is once again in Havana to receive radiation therapy just as the island is preparing to welcome Pope Benedict XVI. continue reading »

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Hours before Pope Benedict XVI is to land in Guanajuato, Mexico the Vatican has released statistical information on Mexico and Cuba. The Pope has events schedule in three cities in Guanajuato during his March 23-26 visit, he is due to land in Mexico at 5:30 CST. continue reading »

Vatican Says Pope’s Visit to Cuba will Help Move them Toward Democracy

Next week's visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba "will help the process toward democracy and will open new spaces of presence and activity (for the Catholic Church)" on the Communist-ruled island, the Vatican secretary of state said. continue reading »

Anonymous Disables Guanajuato Websites to Protest Papal Visit

The hacker group Anonymous disabled both Guanajuato’s government website and the Mexican site for Pope Benedict XVI in protests to his visit to Mexico. continue reading »

Friendly International Games Between U.S and Cuba Will Resume in July

Cuba and the United States in July will resume in Havana an annual series of friendly baseball games that will serve to prepare both countries for international events. continue reading »

Anti-Dengue Vaccine Ready to be Tested on Humans Says Cuba

Cuba this year will run clinical trials on a vaccine against dengue fever, leaders of the project announced Wednesday at the International Biotechnology Congress in Havana. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Plans to Visit Fukushima

After attending the Global Hibakusha Forum in Havana on March 1st, former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro said he plans to visit Fukushima’s disaster area in 2013. continue reading »

New $744,000 Soccer Field at Guantanamo for Inmates Not Being Well Received

Surrounded by surveillance cameras and numerous guard towers lies the brand new, nearly complete, $744,000 soccer field unveiled on Thursday during a visit by reporters to the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. continue reading »

Dear Pope Benedict XVI:  Please Don’t Visit Cuba!

Martha Beatriz Roque along with close to 750 other Cuban activists just sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI urging him to reconsider his planned March visit to Cuba continue reading »

Unprecedented Public Celebrations for Lent and Way of the Cross in Cuba

The Havana Archbishopric is celebrating unprecedented live and public "Way of the Cross" events on the streets of the Cuban capital during Lent and in preparation for the visit to the island by Pope Benedict XVI late this month. continue reading »

Cuba Facing Pork Shortage in State Markets

Pork, the main attraction among all Cuban dishes, has been in short supply at state markets since January following a drop of almost 70 percent in availability due to continue reading »

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Raul Castro in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met here with two members of a visiting delegation of U.S. lawmakers, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Possible Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Questioned

A new U.S. congressional report says the United States cannot ensure that former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison will not become involved in insurgent activities. The report by the oversight panel of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee says 27 percent of the 600 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo were confirmed or suspected to be presently or previously engaged in terrorist activities. continue reading »

Cuba Using “Sulfurizing” Method on Sugar, Will Reduce Cost to Manufacturers

Cuba has begun to employ a new technology to produce white sugar, a measure that improves its quality, avoids the refining process and reduces the cost of manufacture, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro received Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at the Palace of the Revolution, where they discussed the bilateral agenda continue reading »