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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 »

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

The exodus of teachers from the classrooms is one of the problems facing Cuba's educational system, with 6,938 educators quitting during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to government figures published Monday in the weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Environmental Groups Claim Caribbean Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Environmental Groups Claim Caribbean Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Developing societies in the Caribbean are the most vulnerable economies in the Americas to climate change because the majority of the population live in coastal areas, environmental experts said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Water levels in Cuba's more than 900 reservoirs stood at only 54 percent as of Aug. 31, the National Institute for Water Resources, or INRH, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

The Cuban Catholic Church criticized the reforms undertaken by the island's Communist government and said that they have not managed to "reactivate" the economy. continue reading »

Cuba Claims U.S. Embargo Has Cost the Island $1.1 Trillion

Cuba Claims U.S. Embargo Has Cost the Island $1.1 Trillion

The Cuban government on Tuesday denounced the "systematic worsening" of the U.S. economic embargo, the impact of which Havana calculated at more than $1.1 trillion - taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against the international price of gold - since being imposed on the island in 1962. continue reading »

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba begins Monday its 2014-2015 school year with almost 2 million students in 10,366 schools and close to 172,000 teachers, 93 percent of the number that administrators say are needed. continue reading »