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Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

International tourists spent $1.8 billion in Cuba in 2013, according to data published Tuesday by the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI. continue reading »

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

More than 5,000 patients have been treated with stem cells in Cuba since the procedure started being used on the island a decade ago, the official Granma newspaper said. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Going on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Cuban Dissident Going on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez completed the fourth day of a hunger strike at his home besieged by State Security, wife Iris Perez told Efe. continue reading »

Cuban Singer Santiago Feliu Dies, Age 51

Cuban Singer Santiago Feliu Dies, Age 51

Cuban singer Santiago Feliu, dubbed "a hippie of communism," died early Wednesday in Havana, official media said. he was 51. continue reading »

63 Percent of Floridians Want Better Relations with Cuba

63 Percent of Floridians Want Better Relations with Cuba

Sixty-three percent of Floridians are in favor of normalizing U.S. ties with Cuba, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington. continue reading »

Cuba and European Union to Deepen and Expand Relationship

Cuba and European Union to Deepen and Expand Relationship

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union on Monday approved opening negotiations on a political dialogue and cooperation agreement with Cuba to deepen relations, accompany the reforms undertaken by the communist regime and foster greater respect for human rights in that country. continue reading »

Cuban Film Director Jose Massip Dies at 88

Cuban Film Director Jose Massip Dies at 88

Cuban film director Jose Massip, the winner of the National Film Prize and founder of the island's Cinematographic Art and Industry Institute, or ICAI, died in Havana, local media reported. He was 88. continue reading »

Panama Releases Detained North Korean Ship Carrying Undeclared Weapons

Panama Releases Detained North Korean Ship Carrying Undeclared Weapons

Almost all the crew members - 32 out of 35 - of the North Korean ship detained in the Panama Canal last July for transporting Cuban arms without declaring them, and who were freed last month, will leave on the vessel that was released Saturday after the officers in charge paid the fine levied on them. continue reading »

Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo Prepares for Concert in Mexico

Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo Prepares for Concert in Mexico

Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, the diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, said she is looking forward to her upcoming concert here with Mexico's Regina Orozco. continue reading »

REPORT:  Over 1,000 Politically Motivated Arrests in Cuba This Year

REPORT:  Over 1,000 Politically Motivated Arrests in Cuba This Year

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Monday said that in January 2014 there were at least 1,052 politically motivated arbitrary arrests on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro’s Health Has “Deteriorated”

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro’s Health Has “Deteriorated”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica saw Cuban leader Fidel Castro as "old" and "deteriorated" from a physical point of view, but "concerned about the destiny of humanity" during their recent meeting in Havana. continue reading »

EU Inches Closer to Negotiating New Agreement with Cuba

EU Inches Closer to Negotiating New Agreement with Cuba

The 28 European Union member states moved closer to starting negotiations on a new political and cooperation agreement with Cuba, EU sources told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

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 »