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Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed their interest in consolidating bilateral economic cooperation during a meeting in Havana, Cuba's official media said. continue reading »

State-Run Real Estate Agencies to Begin Renting Out Buildings to Cubans

State-Run Real Estate Agencies to Begin Renting Out Buildings to Cubans

Cubans have been given the go-ahead to rent buildings through state-run real-estate agencies, which until now had only provided their services to state institutions and companies and to foreign citizens and firms, the government said Wednesday. continue reading »

Justin Bieber Pops Up in Cuba Amidst Recent Drama

Justin Bieber Pops Up in Cuba Amidst Recent Drama

Justin Bieber avoids his many recent troubles in Los Angeles involving the police, Selena Gomez, and drug rumors by escaping to Cuba. Sharing two images with his 13.5 million Instagram followers, Bieber captioned one of the photos ā€œIā€™m in Cuba I love Cubans.ā€ continue reading »

Cuban Dissidents to Hold Democracy Forum Parallel to CELAC Summit

Cuban Dissidents to Hold Democracy Forum Parallel to CELAC Summit

Cuban dissidents and activists plan to hold a forum on democracy in Havana on Jan. 28, parallel to the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, opposition sources told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Released on Parole

Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Released on Parole

A Cuban dissident sentenced in 2012 to 30 months in prison for "pre-criminal social dangerousness" was released this week on parole, a leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba opposition group said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Colombia's Foreign Ministry granted a safe-conduct for five days to six Cuban citizens, who have been in the transit lounge of Bogota's El Dorado International Airport since Jan. 1, so they can apply for official acceptance of their refugee status. continue reading »

U.S. Official Visits Alan Gross Behind Bars in Cuba

U.S. Official Visits Alan Gross Behind Bars in Cuba

The head of the U.S. delegation that held a new round of migration talks with Cuba, said Friday that he had been able to visit Alan Gross, the American contractor serving a 15-year sentence on the Communist-ruled island after being convicted of subversion. continue reading »

Cuba Calls on U.S. to Stop “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

Cuba Calls on U.S. to Stop “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

Cuba used the latest round of migration talks with the United States to again urge Washington to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that allows Cuban migrants who reach U.S. soil to remain in the country, the Havana government said Thursday. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Makes Public Appearance after Long Absence

Fidel Castro Makes Public Appearance after Long Absence

Former Cuban President and revolutionary Fidel Castro made a public appearance yesterday after a long absence. The 87-year-old dictator was photographed at the opening of an artist gallery in Havana; he was last seen nine months ago. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomed Nearly 3 Million Tourists in 2013

Cuba Welcomed Nearly 3 Million Tourists in 2013

Cuba closed 2013 having welcomed a total of 2.85 million foreign tourists, a new record but short of its goal of 3 million, the Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Cuba Says Good-Bye to Catholic Leader Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

Cuba Says Good-Bye to Catholic Leader Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

Hundreds of people gave their final farewell Saturday to Cuban priest and intellectual Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, one of the most outstanding and influential figures of the Catholic Church on this Caribbean island in the last few decades. continue reading »

Cuba Has Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in Its History

Cuba Has Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in Its History

Cuba ended 2013 with an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per 1,000 live births, the lowest level in the island's history, state media reported Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Woman Arrives in US to Donate Bone Marrow to Sister in Miami

Cuban Woman Arrives in US to Donate Bone Marrow to Sister in Miami

A Cuban woman finally arrived in Miami to donate bone marrow to a sister suffering from leukemia, after a month of uncertainty due to U.S. authorities' initial rejection of her visa request, El Nuevo Herald newspaper said Tuesday. The emotional meeting of Alina Ortega Reyes and her ailing sister, Damay Ortega, took place Monday night at Miami International Airport. continue reading »

REPORT: 44 Undocumented Cubans Enroute to U.S. Detained in Honduras

REPORT: 44 Undocumented Cubans Enroute to U.S. Detained in Honduras

Honduran authorities detained Monday 44 undocumented Cubans attempting to travel to the United States, police said. continue reading »

Raul Castro Seeking to Have ‘Civilized Relationship’ with U.S.

Raul Castro Seeking to Have ‘Civilized Relationship’ with U.S.

Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday again offered the U.S. government the option of a "respectful dialogue" that would not compromise the island's sovereignty, and said the two countries can establish "civilized relations." continue reading »