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Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Visits White House

Cuban independent journalist and blogger Yoani Sanchez visited the White House on Wednesday and met with President Barack Obama's advisor on Latin America. continue reading »

Cuba Ready to Go from Analog to Digital TV Thanks to Chinese

Cuba announced Tuesday that it is "prepared" to perform a digital television test that uses a method developed by Chinese experts, local media reported. continue reading »

Cuba’s Tech Fair Attracts Lots of Attention from Chinese

Chinese firms such as Haier, ZTE and Huawei are the largest contingent at Cuba's 15th International Information Technology Fair and Convention. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez:  Raul Castro Successor Could be Reformer

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said here Monday that while the heir apparent to President Raul Castro appears to be a "continuer," she wouldn't dismiss the possibility that once in power he might become a reformer like Mikhail Gorbachev. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez Reveals Fears of Returning to Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said in New York that she's afraid of the reprisals in store for her when she returns to Cuba from an international tour she began last month after five years without being allowed to leave the island. continue reading »

Cuba Overhauls Communications, IT Sectors

The government has launched an overhaul of Cuba's communications and information technology sectors, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Carromero Says Government Car Responsible for Crash That Killed Cuban Dissident

The Spaniard who was at the wheel for the car crash that resulted in the death of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said a vehicle bearing official insignia caused the wreck. continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Dissident Killed in Crash Says It Was No Accident

Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya's death last July in a car crash "was not an accident," his daughter said here Thursday. The Spaniard who was driving the car carrying her father confirmed t continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Hope to Create Mass Organization

Former political prisoners and prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas announced Wednesday the creation of a new group that seeks to become a "dynamic mass organization" and achieve greater unity within the opposition in Cuba. continue reading »

Cuba Charges U.S. Denying Rights of Former Cuban Spy

Cuba's government on Wednesday blasted Washington for denying consular access to a Cuban agent, Rene Gonzalez who is serving probation on U.S. soil after completing a prison term for espionage. continue reading »

Raul Castro Jokes About Resigning with Reporters

Cuban President Raul Castro, soon to be confirmed by parliament for a second five-year term, joked on Friday about the possibility that he might resign because of being so advanced in years. continue reading »

Cuba to Remain on U.S.‘s Countries that Sponsor Terrorism List

The U.S. government on Thursday denied that it is considering removing Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, where Havana has found itself since 1982 and which has constituted one of the great obstacles to the thawing of bilateral relations. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Delegation Leaves Cuba Empty Handed in Its Attempts to Gain Alan Gross Release

A U.S. delegation to Cuba lead by Senator Patrick Leahy has come back empty handed in its attempt to gain the release of American prisoner Alan Gross. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

A Cuban exile organization and relatives of a prisoner who died after 38 days on hunger strike in a prison on the communist island on Tuesday blamed the Cuban government for his death. continue reading »

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez was received Monday with protests by a group of militant communists at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Leader of Cuban Dissident Group, Berta Soler, Obtains Passport

The leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White was issued a passport Friday and said she hopes to travel outside the country for the first time next month. continue reading »

French Spiderman Alain Robert Scales Habana Libre Hotel, Tallest Building in Cuba

Alain Robert, known as the French spiderman, once again defied the danger of the heights by scaling the front of the Cuban capital's iconic Habana Libre Hotel, one of the tallest buildings on the island. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez received a passport this week amid an overhaul of Cuba's highly restrictive migration policies. "Incredible!!. They called me at home to tell me my passport was ready!. They just gave it to me!," the blogger said on Twitter. continue reading »

Cuba’s Raul Castro Now President of Latin America’s CELAC Group

"Don't worry, it will only be one year," Cuban President Raul Castro said Monday as his country assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or Celac, at the group's summit in Santiago. continue reading »

Cuban President Raul Castro, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Meet in Chile

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Cuban President Raul Castro met for the first time at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile, Spanish officials said. continue reading »