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Cuban Detainee Alan Gross Sues U.S. & Former Employer

Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for subversion, and his wife, Judy, have sued the United States and the company that hired him for not warning him about the risks continue reading »

Latin Grammy Winner Julieta Venegas To Give Concert in Cuba on Behalf of UN

Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas will perform for the first time in Cuba on Dec. 3 in a concert to help the U.N.'s worldwide campaign to end violence against women, Cuban official media said Thursday. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Seen in Public for First Time Since Rumors of His Emminent Death Surfaced

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met with former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua in Havana and later accompanied him to the Hotel Nacional in his first public appearance in months and amid rumors about his health. continue reading »

Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions for Its Citizens, Exit Visa Eliminated

Cuba announced Tuesday the elimination of exit permits for taking trips abroad and will annul the requirement for a letter of invitation as part of the longed-for and long-awaited travel reform that will take effect Jan. 14, 2013. continue reading »

Fidel Castro in Good Health, Says Son

One of Fidel Castro's sons said the former Cuban president "is well" and maintains a daily routine that includes reading and physical exercise. continue reading »

Cuba’s Health System Closed 465 Medical Centers in 2011 and Laid Off 16k Personnel

The Cuban public health system closed 465 medical centers during 2011 and laid off the personnel who worked there, a move made in keeping with the government's ongoing "readjustment" to reduce costs and more efficiently utilize resources. continue reading »

Cuban Officials Maintain US Contractor Alan Gross Still in “Normal” Health

The health of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for subversion, "continues to be normal," the island's Communist government said Wednesday, a day after the prisoner's wife expressed concern about his well-being. continue reading »

Massive Blackout HIts Cuba, Many Struggling Under Oppressive Heat

Power was restored Monday to several sections of Havana that were left without electricity for nearly six hours due to a problem over the weekend with a transmission line in central Cuba. continue reading »

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Turns 86

The former President of Cuba and brother of current President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro turns 86-years-old today. The ailing Castro’s last public appearance was when in March during Pope Benedict’s visit. continue reading »

Oscar Isaac Plays Mysterious Agent 3 in “The Bourne Legacy”

Oscar Isaac has one of the most interesting roles in "The Bourne Legacy," the espionage and action film opening this week at U.S. theaters. However, just like the character he plays, the 32-year-old actor must measure his words to preserve the mystery. continue reading »

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council were visibly upset last week when one of its leaders criticized both Cuba and Venezuela’s governments. In his critique, the speaker insinuated that Cuba, already a member of the council, and Venezuela, currently applying to become a part of the Council, both violate human rights. continue reading »

Cuba to Boost Alternative Energy Production to Protect Its ‘Sovereignty’

Cuba is intending to increase its renewable energy production by 12 percent over the next eight years in a governmental push for "energy security and sovereignty," an article posted on the official Cubadebate Web site said. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Senator’s First Trip to Cuba is to Guantanamo Bay

Yesterday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio made a visit to the homeland of his parents when he made a surprise visit to Guantanamo Bay to meet with military personnel. continue reading »

Cuban Pres. Raul Castro Remains on Predators of Press Freedom List

Cuban President Raul Castro remains on the global list of predators of freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders said here Thursday in a report coinciding with World Press Freedom Day. continue reading »

First Meeting of “Cubans Living in U.S.” Held in Cuba

The Cuban government this weekend broached the issue of immigration reform on the island during a videoconference held between Cuba and the United States as part of the first Meeting of Cubans Living in the United States. continue reading »

‘Missing’ Cuban Actors Seek Asylum after Winning Big at Tribeca Film Festival

The two Cuban actors who disappeared as soon as they set foot in the United States, where they had traveled to present at New York's Tribeca Film Festival the film "Una noche" (One Night), in which they both star, will request asylum in this country. continue reading »

New “Che”  Graphic Novel Inspired by His Most Famous Portrait

The most famous photo ever taken of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was shot by Alberto Korda in 1960, an image so endlessly reproduced it became not only a political icon but a marketing and advertising asset. That photo is the point of departure for the new graphic novel about the "Comandante" now being published in Spanish. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Pokes Fun at President Obama’s Plan to Wear Cuba’s “Official Garment” to Summit

Fidel Castro is poking fun at U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia, where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented. continue reading »

Man Convicted of Espionage Returns to Cuba to be With Terminally Ill Brother

One of the five Cuban intelligence agents convicted of espionage in the United States returned to the Communist-ruled island on Friday for a brief visit with his terminally ill brother, state television said. continue reading »

Arrests Made on Eve of Pope’s Visit Denounced, Including 100 Beggars and Ladies in White

The Cuban dissident movement on Sunday denounced dozens of arbitrary arrests of opposition members, among them 18 of the Ladies in White group, as well as threats and intimidation in the days prior to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on the island. continue reading »