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Hugo Chavez Arrives in Cuba This Morning Greeted by President Raul Castro

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez traveled to Havana, where he was met at the airport by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, state television reported Monday. continue reading »

Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cuba, Meeting with Raul Castro

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on arriving here Wednesday that he wants to bolster his country's ties with Cuba. continue reading »

150 Dissidents Arrested in Cuba during Papal Visit, Fear Number will Rise

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, on Tuesday said that the number of dissidents arrested in connection with this week's papal visit to the Communist-ruled island exceeds 150 and it fears that the number of arrests will mount. continue reading »

U.S. Concerned About Cuba’s Increasing Repression Especially During Human Rights Week

The U.S. Government is deeply troubled by reports of increased repression by the Government of Cuba against Cuban citizens peacefully expressing themselves. 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 »

Catholic Church Announces Release of Additional Cuban Prisoners

The Catholic Church announced the release of eight prisoners at the conclusion of its dialogue with the Government of President Raul Castro. Among the released detainees is Pedro Argüelles, a member of the group of 75 dissidents arrested in March 2003 continue reading »

Half a Million Cubans to be Laid Off by Government

The Cuban government announced today that it would lay off 500,000 people over the next six months at the same time it allows more private sector jobs to be created. This announcement is in keeping with President Raul Castro’s continue reading »