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‘People to People’ Travel Tours Start to Cuba

On January 28th President Obama reinstated ‘people-to-people’ travel to Cuba and yesterday inaugural trips started leaving Miami. Now everyday American can travel to the island nation if they are affiliated with a travel group promoting direction relations with the people of Cuba. continue reading »

Chavez Returns to Cuba for Another Round of Chemotherapy

Earlier today, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to Cuba to resume his chemotherapy treatment for cancer discovered in June. Chavez noted: "There will be several rounds in order to win this battle and eliminate all risk of malignant cells," he said. continue reading »

Abercrombie & Kent Suspends their Cuba Tours

The luxury travel tour company, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), were one of the first organizations to take advantage of President Obama’s lifting of certain travel restrictions to Cuba. They quickly affiliated themselves with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies so that their trips would meet the ‘people-to-people’ requirement. continue reading »

Cuba Upholds Alan Gross’ 15-Yr Prison Sentence, Denying His Appeal

The pleas of the U.S. government and Alan Gross’ family fell on deaf ears in Cuba again. First there was the two-day trial where the contractor was found guilty of crimes against the island nation and sentenced to 15-years in prison. Then on Friday Cuba uphold that 15-year sentence and dismissed Gross' appeal. Gross has been detained in Cuba since 2009. continue reading »

Saving Money: Cuba Adds Peas to Coffee Once Again

In response to the global increase in the cost of coffee, Cuba has once again begun adding peas to their blends. The roasted peas have been added before, and the special blend is used a less expensive alternative to the ever-rising price of coffee. continue reading »

Study on Economic Growth in Cuba wins International Research Prize

The winning study was entitled "Economic growth in Cuba: an analysis from total factor productivity", and was presented by a professor from Havana University, Yaima Doimeadiós Reyes. continue reading »

Cuban NGO ‘Damas de Blanco’ Recognized by State Dept for Human Right Efforts

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns will present the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award, the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award continue reading »

International Humor Festival Underway in Cuba

Cartoonists and other artists from around the world are participating in the 17th International Biennial for Graphic Humor Art in San Antonio de los Baños. An opening parade on Sunday led people to the Parque del Humor where the Municipal Band played "La Engañadora" by Enrique Jarrin and "Rompiendo la Rutina" by Aniceto Diaz. continue reading »

U.S. Contractor Alan Gross Found Guilty in Cuba

The pleas of the U.S. government and Alan Gross fell on deaf ears in Cuba. After a two-day trial, a Cuban court found the 61-year old contractor guilty of crimes against the island nation and sentenced him to 15-years in prison. continue reading »

Eight New Airports Approved for Flights to Cuba, Total of 11 U.S. Airports Offering Flights

U.S. Customs and Border officials have announced that eight new U.S. airports have obtained permission to schedule charter flights to and from Cuba. continue reading »

U.S. Urges Cuba to Release All Political Prisoner on One-Yr Anniv. of Orlando Tamayo’s Death

Today marks one year since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Cuban political prisoner who died following an eleven-week hunger strike calling for the release of his fellow political prisoners in Cuba. continue reading »

Egypt 2.0 - Cuba Watches with a Hopeful Eye

Darkness and light in Tahrir Square, a red phosphorescence glow interrupted by the camera flashes and the glowing screens of mobile phones. continue reading »

Cuban immigrant Dies Feet from ER when told to call 911

Cuban Immigrant, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes (61) drove himself to the hospital on Thursday night to the Portland Adventist Medical Center. Marin-Fuentes had been suffering from pain and coughing and made it to the hospital garage where he crashed into the pillar and wall, about 125 feet from the Emergency Room Entrance. continue reading »

Cuba’s Enemy No. 1 Goes on Trial in Texas

Attorneys in Texas are in the process of selecting the twelve people that will make up the jury in the trial of Fidel Castro's nemesis, Luis Posada Carriles. continue reading »

Santería Priests Predict ‘Reorganization’  As Cuba Starts 2011 with Massive Layoffs

Cuban Santería Priests say that 2011 will be a year of change and "reorganization." continue reading »