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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 »

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba will foster the development of its tourist marinas with facilities for recreational vessels, according to a decree approved by the government and published on Tuesday in the official gazette. continue reading »

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington felt obliged to suspend its consular services Tuesday, being unable to find a bank it can use because of the obstacles imposed by the U.S. economic embargo. continue reading »

CHECK OUT:  Jennifer Lopez’  AMA Tribute to Celia Cruz

CHECK OUT:  Jennifer Lopez’  AMA Tribute to Celia Cruz

Check out Jennifer Lopez' tribute to the late, great Celia Cruz. There was a lot of J Lo and not that much Celia Cruz critics say. Many salsa fans were expecting more footage of Cruz and not Lopez' name splashed all the screen. Lopez wore several eye-popping costumes in her 3-minute long performance. continue reading »

European Parliament Calls for Investigation into Cuban Dissidents’ Deaths

European Parliament Calls for Investigation into Cuban Dissidents’ Deaths

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee called Thursday for an international investigation within the framework of the United Nations into the 2012 deaths of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero. continue reading »

Arturo Sandoval and Dr. Mario Molina Amongst Medal of Freedom Medal Winners

Arturo Sandoval and Dr. Mario Molina Amongst Medal of Freedom Medal Winners

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Mario Molina were amongst the sixteen Presidential Medal of Freedom winners at the White House today. continue reading »

REPORT: Cuba Has Highest Number of Political Prisoners in Western Hemsphire, 87

REPORT: Cuba Has Highest Number of Political Prisoners in Western Hemsphire, 87

There are at least 87 political prisoners currently in Cuba's prisons, according to a report by the opposition Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission released on Monday. continue reading »

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians

Cuba's healthcare system is facing the urgent challenge of increasing its network of nursing homes and geriatricians to serve its aging population, given that the country will be among those with the oldest populations by 2050, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »

Barack Obama Tells Dissidents He’s Begun to See “Changes” in Cuba

Barack Obama Tells Dissidents He’s Begun to See “Changes” in Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama said in a meeting with Cuban dissidents that he had begun to see "changes" on the communist-ruled island. continue reading »

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 »