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Cuba’s Mixed-Race Population Grows 25 Percent

Cuba’s Mixed-Race Population Grows 25 Percent

The number of mixed-race people in Cuba continues to increase as the ranks of those identifying themselves as white or black declines, according to the results of the 2012 Census released Friday. continue reading »

1984 Plane Hijacker Living in Cuba Voluntarily Returns to Face Justice

1984 Plane Hijacker Living in Cuba Voluntarily Returns to Face Justice

A U.S. man accused of hijacking an airplane full of passengers to Cuba in 1984 arrived Wednesday in Miami to turn himself in to authorities, federal prosecutors said. continue reading »

Cuba Bans 3D Theaters and Computer Gaming Roooms

Cuba Bans 3D Theaters and Computer Gaming Roooms

The Cuban government ordered the closing of private 3D movie theaters, which have proliferated on the island over the past year, at the same time that it imposed a deadline to do away with autonomous businesses selling clothing and other imported items. continue reading »

Cuba Sends 3,000 Doctors to Aid Remote Brazilians

Cuba Sends 3,000 Doctors to Aid Remote Brazilians

Some 3,000 Cuban doctors will be on their way to Brazil starting Monday to join the 2,400 already participating in a government program to recruit foreign professionals to provide medical services in some of the poorest, most remote regions of the country, authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico, Cuba Sign Multiple Cooperation Agreements

Mexico, Cuba Sign Multiple Cooperation Agreements

The Mexican and Cuban governments signed eight cooperation agreements in different areas including tourism, trade, education and the environment, authorities said. continue reading »

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Direct passenger flights between Key West and Cuba, suspended in 1962, will resume on Nov. 15, one of the charter companies flying the route confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

8 Cuban Immigrants Rescued on Puerto Rico Coast

8 Cuban Immigrants Rescued on Puerto Rico Coast

Eight undocumented Cuban migrants were rescued by federal authorities as they disembarked on the western coast of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in San Juan announced Thursday. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez Hopes Women will Be More Present in Future Cuban Government

Yoani Sanchez Hopes Women will Be More Present in Future Cuban Government

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke Tuesday about her wish that women would come to the fore in the future political and social life of Cuba. continue reading »

For 22-nd Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo

For 22-nd Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo

For the 21-st Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo continue reading »

Joe Biden Meets Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White

Joe Biden Meets Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received Friday the leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, Berta Soler, to express his support for civil society and human rights on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Cuba Will No Longer Have Dual Currency

Cuba Will No Longer Have Dual Currency

The Cuban government announced Tuesday the beginning of a process to eliminate the unpopular dual-currency system that has prevailed on the island since 1994, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuba Asks Once Again for U.S. Embargo to End

Cuba Asks Once Again for U.S. Embargo to End

A panel of Cuban specialists on Monday blasted the damage caused by the economic embargo imposed on the island by the U.S. since 1962, and urged Washington to be "rational." continue reading »

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Monsignor Emilio Vallina, a defender of immigrants and Cuban exiles, died in Miami after a prolonged illness, the Web site Cafe Fuerte reported Monday. He was 87. continue reading »

Oscar Hijuelos - First Hispanic to Win Pulitzer Prize- Dies at 62

Oscar Hijuelos - First Hispanic to Win Pulitzer Prize- Dies at 62

Writer Oscar Hijuelos, the first Hispanic to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died last weekend in Manhattan, The New York Times said. He was 62. continue reading »

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Communist Party daily Granma complained Friday that some salaried teachers are breaking the law by charging fees for individual tutoring. continue reading »