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Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Wednesday accompanied by his Cuban counterpart and host, Raul Castro, on the last day of his official visit to the communist island. continue reading »

Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

Immigration service officers allowed 13 Cuban migrants rescued on the high seas to be brought ashore in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz for humanitarian reasons, National Migration Institute, or INM, spokesmen said. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

A selection of works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) will be shown in Cuba for the first time in the "Memories of Surrealism" exhibition, which will open at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on July 24, local media said. continue reading »

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a plan to build a museum dedicated to the Cuban exile, whose history has been linked to the city for more than half a century. continue reading »

World Health Organization’s Chief Visits Cuba to Review Country’s Healthcare System

World Health Organization’s Chief Visits Cuba to Review Country’s Healthcare System

World Health Organization director Margaret Chan is on an official trip to Cuba to familiarize herself with the development of the country's health care system, biotechnical research and medicines, Cuban state media said Monday. continue reading »

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Cuba and Russia strengthened bilateral relations in the political and economic spheres with the official visit to Havana of President Vladimir Putin, who hailed the Caribbean nation's "strategic" importance in Moscow's foreign policy. continue reading »

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are holding here a new round of talks aimed at preventing illegal migration and facilitating regular migration flows. continue reading »

U.S. Government Stops Airborne TV Broadcasts to Cuba

U.S. Government Stops Airborne TV Broadcasts to Cuba

The United States has discretely cancelled Aero Marti, an airborne broadcasting platform that sent radio and television signals to Cuba and began operating in 2006, sparking controversy over its cost and debated effectiveness. continue reading »

75 Undocumented Cuban Migrants Detained in Honduras

75 Undocumented Cuban Migrants Detained in Honduras

Honduran authorities detained Tuesday 75 Cubans trying to get to the United States, a police spokesman said. continue reading »

Cuban Government to Give Schools More Autonomy

Cuban Government to Give Schools More Autonomy

The Cuban Education Ministry announced that during the next school year it will try out a new model giving more autonomy to the schools, according to which they will be able to organize their own schedules and activities to a greater degree. continue reading »

Raul Castro Says Focus is on Gradual Reforms in Cuba

Raul Castro Says Focus is on Gradual Reforms in Cuba

President Raul Castro defended the "gradual" nature of his government's reforms, emphasizing the need to "ensure order" and avoid mistakes that would distort the aims of the plan to update Cuba's socialist economy. continue reading »

Cuba Claims Embargo Responsible for “Closed” Internet

Cuba Claims Embargo Responsible for “Closed” Internet

The U.S. economic embargo prevents Cubans from accessing many Google services, Communist Party daily Granma said Wednesday, reacting to comments by the search giant's chief during a recent visit to the island continue reading »

REPORT:  Cuba Holding 114 Political Prisoners

REPORT:  Cuba Holding 114 Political Prisoners

The number of political prisoners in Cuba has climbed to 114, the opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, said Monday. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Foreign Investors in Bottling, Electronics Sectors

Cuba Looks to Foreign Investors in Bottling, Electronics Sectors

Cuba is looking to attract foreign investment in a range of industrial sectors and sees special potential for capital inflows to the bottling and packaging and electronic equipment and appliances industries, a government official said Thursday. continue reading »

Mother of U.S. Contractor Jailed in Cuba Dies

Mother of U.S. Contractor Jailed in Cuba Dies

The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion, died Wednesday. continue reading »