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Cuban Prisoner Alan Gross Loses Appeal Case Against U.S. Govt

An appellate court in this capital has rejected a lawsuit brought against the U.S. government by Alan Gross, an American subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Cuba Expecting 200 More Cruise Ships During Upcoming Winter Season

Cuba is expecting the arrival of more than 200 cruise ships at various ports on the island during the winter season, which will kick off this month and last until April 2015, tourist sector authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Nearly 400,000 Cubans Take Out Personal Loans as Part of New Banking Laws

Cuba's central bank has extended 3.23 billion pesos ($135 million) in personal loans since lending to individuals began in December 2011, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »

U.S. Participating in Ebola Forum Hosted by Cuba

U.S. Participating in Ebola Forum Hosted by Cuba

More than 250 officials and specialists from 32 Western Hemisphere countries, including the United States, are participating in a regional technical forum in this capital to exchange information about strategies to fight Ebola and coordinate efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to the region. continue reading »

UN Again Urges End to U.S. Cuban Embargo

UN Again Urges End to U.S. Cuban Embargo

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to demand that the United States end its 52-year-old economic embargo against Cuba. continue reading »

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

U.S. Coast Guard and Miami search and rescue teams continued Tuesday looking for two men at sea after 11 Cuban migrants where picked up a day earlier from a rickety boat in Biscayne Bay. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday announced that two health brigades from the island will be dispatched to Liberia and Guinea Conakry early this week to collaborate in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Last weekend's editorial in The New York Times calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo against Cuba was spurred by a quest for "the greatest benefit" to U.S. policy in difficult times, Fidel Castro said in an article published Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

The first group of Cuban health professionals to take part in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have arrived in this country, the Liberian government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

U.S. experts on Wednesday recommended that their government begin to normalize relations with Cuba, eliminating some of the main elements of the economic embargo Washington imposed in 1962. continue reading »

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

The number of undocumented Cuban migrants trying to reach U.S. territory by sea increased 75 percent during the 2014 fiscal year, the Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Divorce on the Rise in Cuba

Divorce on the Rise in Cuba

A total of 32,848 couples in Cuba divorced during 2013, an increase of 843 over the previous year, the National Bureau of Statistics and Information, or ONEI, said. continue reading »

Cuba Slams Colognes Dedicated to Che, Chavez

Cuba Slams Colognes Dedicated to Che, Chavez

The Cuban government has censured the project of a state company for creating two colognes as tributes to the guerrilla Che Guevara and the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

U.S. Continues to Oppose Cuba Attending Americas Summit

U.S. Continues to Oppose Cuba Attending Americas Summit

The United States reaffirmed Friday its opposition to Cuba's participation in the Americas Summit, on grounds that only "democratic" countries should attend, but did not specify whether it would skip the regional conference if Panama goes forward with its intention to invite the Cuban government. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Player Hector Olivera Defects

Cuban Baseball Player Hector Olivera Defects

Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera, who has played on several occasions for the national team, left the island illegally and may have made a provisional stop in Haiti, state-run media confirmed Friday. continue reading »