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Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama's government will repatriate 99 Panamanian students who lack the funds to return from Cuba after completing university studies on the Communist-ruled island, the foreign minister said Friday. continue reading »

In Cuba Over 50 Poisoned After Drinking Wood Alcohol, 7 Die

Seven people died this week and 46 others were poisoned after drinking methyl, or wood, alcohol sold illegally in a Havana neighborhood, state-run television said Wednesday. continue reading »

Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at 98

Former ballet dancer, professor and founder of the Cuban Ballet School, Fernando Alonso, died in Havana after a life dedicated to dance on the island, state television reported. He was 98. continue reading »

Raul Castro Urges Youth to Preserve Cuba’s Revolution

The Cuban Revolution remains a movement of young people, President Raul Castro said in Santiago Friday during an event to mark the 60th anniversary of an incident the Communist regime venerates as the start of the uprising that brought it to power in 1959. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in Havana Thursday that he held a stimulating, wide-ranging conversation with former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro. continue reading »

Cuba’s Havana Airport Terminal Undergoes $10 Million Renovation

Cuba is currently carrying out a $10 million project to renovate a terminal at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, state television reported. continue reading »

Cuban Exiles Protest Migrant Abuse at Cruise Ships to Bahamas

Members of two Cuban exile organizations demonstrated Friday in the Port of Miami, in front of cruise ships that sail to the Bahamas, against the abuse undocumented migrants undergo when they arrive at that archipelago. continue reading »

Cuba:  Yes those Are Our War Weapons But They’re Old and Useless

Cuban authorities have acknowledged the “war weapons” found on a North Korean ship in Panama are indeed theirs but also said they are “obsolete defensive weapons.” continue reading »

Panama Stops North Korea Ship Carrying Weapons, Missiles from Cuba

Authorities have impounded a North Korea-flagged ship found to be carrying weapons, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said. continue reading »

For Every 1,000 Cubans There are 74 PCs

Cuba in 2012 had 74 personal computers for every 1,000 inhabitants, according to an index released Thursday by the National Statistics Office, or ONE, showing the slow growth of the sector. continue reading »

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

A project to catalogue Cuba's pre-Columbian archaeological sites has pinpointed the locations of more than 3,200 indigenous settlements, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Can Bicycles Help with Cuba’s Transportation Problem?

The Cuban government is planning to reintroduce bicycles as a way to alleviate public transport problems, Vice President Marino Murillo said in comments cited Monday in the official media. continue reading »

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Two Havana high school teachers and a worker at a printing company were arrested for selling students copies of a mathematics exam prior to the test, Cuba's official media said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban VP Strengthens Relations with China on Trip Abroad

Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a new push to longstanding bilateral relations with a meeting here Tuesday. 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 »

Jellyfish Force Australian Swimmer to Abandon Cuba to Key West Swim

Australian Chloe McCardel is recovering Thursday in Florida from jellyfish stings that forced her to abandon her attempt to become the first person to swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya’s Family Seeking Political Asylum in U.S.

The widow of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya and the couple's two children are now in Miami, where they have availed themselves of the U.S. program for political refugees, a source in the city's Cuban exile community told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

1,900 Homes Damaged by Torrential Rains in Cuba

The torrential rains in western Cuba over the past week caused "severe losses" to agriculture and damaged more than 1,900 homes in Pinar del Rio province, the hardest hit by the storm, official media said Saturday. continue reading »

More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

Cancer in 2012 became the chief cause of death in Cuba for the first time, accounting for 25 percent of all fatalities while exceeding heart disease and cerebrovascular illnesses, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

The Cuban government reiterated Wednesday its readiness for talks with Washington to resolve the situations of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, currently behind bars in Cuba for subversion, and of four Cuban intelligence agencies sitting in federal prison in the United States. continue reading »