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Alicia Alonso, Head of Cuba’s National Ballet, Honored in Spain

The Teatro de Rojas in Toledo, a city in central Spain, granted Tuesday the Special Prize in the 22nd edition of its awards to Alicia Alonso, director of the National Ballet of Cuba. continue reading »

New Cholera Outbreak in Cuba, 163 Cases Reported that Includes Tourists

Cuba has reported a new cholera outbreak with 163 cases, 12 of whom are tourists, though no deaths were mentioned, according to a bulletin from the Pan American Health Organization. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

The State Department through the U.S. Interest Section in Havana has issued a travel advisory warning of a cholera outbreak in Cuba. continue reading »

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

An archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry has found that the human presence on the island hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, local media here reported on Sunday. continue reading »

U.S. Expanding Travel Opportunities To Cuban Travelers

The U.S. government will extend the validity of the non-immigrant visas it awards to Cuban travelers from six months to five years, with the possibility of entering and exiting the country multiple times, the State Department said Wednesday. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Internet to be In Most Cuban Homes by 2014

Cuba's state-run telecom company ETECSA plans to begin offering in-home Internet connections by late 2014, a director of the company told Efe. 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 »

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 »

Cubans Now Allowed to Import Electric Applicances

Cuban customs authorities starting on Monday authorized individuals to import electric appliances and mopeds in a resolution eliminating the prohibition on such imports that had been in force since 2005. continue reading »