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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 »

Cuba Lifts Restrictions on Automobile Sales

Cuba Lifts Restrictions on Automobile Sales

Cubans will be able to buy new and second-hand automobiles from state-run retailers without a permit under new rules approved by President Raul Castro's government. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Praises Raul’s Handshake With Obama

Fidel Castro Praises Raul’s Handshake With Obama

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro eulogized Nelson Mandela as "an apostle of peace" and praised younger brother - and successor - Raul for his handshake with U.S. President Barack Obama at the memorial service for the father of democratic South Africa. continue reading »

Cuban Diplomat Says “Normal” Relations with U.S. Still Years Away

Cuban Diplomat Says “Normal” Relations with U.S. Still Years Away

The normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could take years and will not be resolved during the presidency of Barack Obama, a long-time head of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington told the Communist Party daily Granma. continue reading »

Police Arrest 150 in Cuba on Global Human Rights Day

Police Arrest 150 in Cuba on Global Human Rights Day

As many as 150 dissidents were arrested while trying to mark U.N. International Human Rights Day, the opposition Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission said Wednesday. continue reading »

Government Supporters Harass Cuba’s Ladies in White

Government Supporters Harass Cuba’s Ladies in White

Members of the Ladies in White dissident group on Tuesday were severely harassed by Cuban government supporters as they were trying to gather at a crowded spot in Havana to begin a march to commemorate U.N. International Human Rights Day. continue reading »

ASCAP Welcomes Arturo Sandoval Into Jazz Wall of Fame

ASCAP Welcomes Arturo Sandoval Into Jazz Wall of Fame

Cuban-American trumpet player Arturo Sandoval entered ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame in a year the musician will never forget - he had already received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama and had won his ninth Grammy Award. continue reading »

HISTORIC:  Obama and Raul Castro Meet and Greet at Nelson Mandela Memorial

HISTORIC:  Obama and Raul Castro Meet and Greet at Nelson Mandela Memorial

U.S. President Barack Obama, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and Cuban leader Raul Castro were among the speakers at a massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela. continue reading »

Cuban Government Resumes Consular Services, At Least for Now

Cuban Government Resumes Consular Services, At Least for Now

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington will temporarily resume providing consular services in the United States, which it had suspended because it could not find a bank to use due to restrictions linked to Uncle Sam's economic embargo, government-run media reported here on Monday. continue reading »

Jewish Leaders Celebrate Hanukkah with Alan Gross in Cuba

Jewish Leaders Celebrate Hanukkah with Alan Gross in Cuba

Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba after being convicted of subversion, received a Hanukah visit from leaders of the island's Jewish community. continue reading »

Leader of Spain’s Galicia Region Meets with Cuban V.P.

Leader of Spain’s Galicia Region Meets with Cuban V.P.

The leader of the Spanish region of Galicia, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, met Friday with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel. continue reading »

Spanish Firms See Potential in Cuba’s Economic Overhaul

Spanish Firms See Potential in Cuba’s Economic Overhaul

Cuba's program to modernize its socialist economic model will present opportunities and challenges for Spanish companies doing business on the island, Havana's envoy to Spain told Efe. continue reading »

Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana  (VIDEO)

Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana (VIDEO)

The torrential rainstorm that on the weekend lashed the northern coast of western and central Cuba caused at least 49 buildings to partially or fully collapse in the capital and forced the evacuation of more than 400 families, local media reported on Sunday. continue reading »

Building in Havana Collapses Under Heavy Rains- Leaves Two Dead

Building in Havana Collapses Under Heavy Rains- Leaves Two Dead

Two people died when a building collapsed in downtown Havana due to powerful rainstorms that have lashed the northwest coast and central Cuba for over 24 hours, official media said Saturday. In their preliminary reports on the downpours, authorities said that a 50-year-old man and a woman of 60 were killed in the building where they lived when it collapsed Friday in downtown Havana. continue reading »