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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 »

Ailing Fidel Castro Rants U.S. Promoting Global Conflicts

Ailing Fidel Castro Rants U.S. Promoting Global Conflicts

Fidel Castro on Monday attacked the alleged imperialism of the United States and its allies, accusing them of promoting conflicts in third countries and comparing the style of recent statements by NATO spokespeople with those of the Nazis. continue reading »

Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

The arrival of visiting foreigners to Cuba, where tourism is the second largest source of revenue, continued its slowdown in July with a drop of 0.5 percent compared with the same month in 2013, according to official figures released Saturday. continue reading »

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuba is facing difficulties getting medications and technology to treat children with cancer due to the U.S. economic embargo, state-run media said Thursday, citing an official with the pediatric service of the National Oncology and Radiobiology Institute. continue reading »

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez complained that his Abdala recording studio, which he founded in Havana in 1998, is "dying" as a result of all the bureaucratic red tape and useless government officials, while directly blaming the island's Culture Ministry. continue reading »

Cuba’s Tourism Revenue Grows by 4 Percent

International tourism generated $1.08 billion in revenues for Cuba in the first half of 2014, an increase of 4 percent over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Detain 16 Undocumented Cubans Heading to U.S.

Honduran Authorities Detain 16 Undocumented Cubans Heading to U.S.

Honduran authorities detained Monday 16 undocumented Cubans as they tried to travel from this Central American country to the United States, a National Police spokesperson said. continue reading »