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RUBIO WATCH:  Senator Rubio Issues a Stern Warning to Cuban Government

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics, Marco spoke at a hearing Thursday about countering repression and strengthening civil society in Cuba . continue reading »

Salsa Icon Celia Cruz Wins “Iconic American” Contest At The Smithsonian

Late Cuban-American salsa icon Celia Cruz was voted the winner of the Smithsonian's Frame an Iconic American contest and will be the subject of a biographical portrait to be exhibited at that institution's National Museum of American History in Washington. continue reading »

Castro Knew About JFK Assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald, New Book Claims

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro knew that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was going to be shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in his new book, "Castro's Secrets. The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine." continue reading »

Community Leader Freddy Balsera Defends Obama’s Cuba Policy Against Romney Attacks

In response to Romney Policy Director Lanhee Chen’s statement on the President’s policy on Cuba, Community Leader Freddy Balsera issued the following statement: “This is yet another example of Mitt Romney’s campaign trying to score political points to distract from the fact that he has no policy ideas of his own to successfully confront the challenges of the future. continue reading »

Stranded 50 Days in Costa Rican airport, Cuban Asylum Seeker Denied Entry

Costa Rica's migration court rejected on Friday a request for asylum from a Cuban who has spent the past 50 days at San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport. continue reading »

Chavez Returns to Venezuela, Announces Success of Cancer Therapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home from Cuba after an 11-day absence for cancer treatment, saying his latest round of radiation therapy had ended successfully and he is very optimistic about his recovery. continue reading »

Suspicious Details Regarding the Arrest of Prominent Cuban Dissident

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation denounced the fact that dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, who spent eight years in prison as one of the "Group of 75," was arrested on Wednesday in Havana. continue reading »

Cuban Tourism to See Boost with Increased Capacity and New Destinations

Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to leaders in the sector attending the 32nd International Fitur Fair. continue reading »

Cubans Injecting Themselves with Sunflower Oil to Build Massive Muscles

Injections of kitchen oils such as soy and sunflower has grown among Cubans seeking to build massive muscles, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday, calling the practice "deplorable" and irresponsible. continue reading »

Venezuelan Robot Dinosaurs on Display in Havana Park

An exhibition of life-sized robotic dinosaurs will be on show until September in a Havana park, from where the giant beasts from Caracas, donated to the island by the Venezuelan government, will begin an international tour. continue reading »

The “Pope’s Crocodile” Arrives in Cuba

The “Pope’s crocodile” , shown to Pope Benedict XVI in a general audience hearing held at the Vatican, will be returned to Cuba’s National Zoo, announced officials. continue reading »

Older Sister of Fidel and Raul Castro Dies in Cuba

Angela Castro Ruiz, the older sister of Fidel and Raul, died this Tuesday in Havana, Cuba at the age of 88 due to a deadly combination of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. continue reading »

Chávez Endorses #OccupyWallStreet On the Eve of New Cuba Medical Trip

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will travel to Cuba next week to undergo medical tests to assess the success of his cancer treatment . In an unexpected phone call interrupting a Venezuelan government ceremony for local athletes broadcast live on state TV continue reading »