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More Than 436,000 Cubans Work in Private Sector

More Than 436,000 Cubans Work in Private Sector

At least 436,342 Cubans now work in the private sector, most of them as hired workers and mostly in businesses to do with food sales, according to official figures released Saturday by the official daily Juventud Rebelde. continue reading »

Cuba Inaugurates Second Wind Farm of 2013 in Santa Clara

Cuba Inaugurates Second Wind Farm of 2013 in Santa Clara

Cuba inaugurated a 5,200-panel solar farm in the central city of Santa Clara this week, the second such facility installed this year on the island, the official press reported Thursday. continue reading »

Bahamas Deports 24 Refugees to Cuba, Says Exile Group

Bahamas Deports 24 Refugees to Cuba, Says Exile Group

A Cuban exile group in Miami said Thursday that the Bahamian government deported 24 refugees who had been detained in that Caribbean country back to Cuba, many of whom had already been granted asylum by Panama. continue reading »

European Representative of Ladies in White is Denied Entry to Cuba

European Representative of Ladies in White is Denied Entry to Cuba

Cuban Blanca Reyes, the representative of the Ladies in White in Europe, complained Wednesday that Havana had denied her permission to travel to her homeland and visit her blind, 93-year-old father. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Was “Best Friend,” Says Fidel Castro

Hugo Chavez Was “Best Friend,” Says Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro said that the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was the "best friend" he had during his 47 years as Cuba's head of state. continue reading »

Cuban Revolutionary, President, Prime Minister and Sr Communist: Fidel Castro Turns 87

Cuban Revolutionary, President, Prime Minister and Sr Communist: Fidel Castro Turns 87

Cuban Communist Party daily Granma paid tribute Tuesday to former President Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday with words once spoken by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

An archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry has found that the human presence on the island hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, local media here reported on Sunday. continue reading »

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants  Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

The Panamanian government "will grant territorial asylum for humanitarian reasons" to 19 Cubans who are being detained in The Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. continue reading »

Cuba, Bahamas Review Bilateral Agenda

Cuba, Bahamas Review Bilateral Agenda

The minister of foreign affairs of the Bahamas arrived in Havana to discuss bilateral issues at a time when Cuban exile activists in the United States accuse the Bahamian government of mistreating undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Cubans. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Calls for “Gradual” Strike Against Regime

Cuban Dissident Calls for “Gradual” Strike Against Regime

Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, better known as Antunez, issued a call here Thursday for a "gradual" general strike in Cuba to paralyze the "structures of the Castro regime." continue reading »

Cuba Announces Opening of First Solar Power Plant

Cuba Announces Opening of First Solar Power Plant

Cuba's first solar power plant is in operation, helping the island reduce its reliance on imported oil, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama's government will repatriate 99 Panamanian students who lack the funds to return from Cuba after completing university studies on the Communist-ruled island, the foreign minister said Friday. continue reading »

In Cuba Over 50 Poisoned After Drinking Wood Alcohol, 7 Die

In Cuba Over 50 Poisoned After Drinking Wood Alcohol, 7 Die

Seven people died this week and 46 others were poisoned after drinking methyl, or wood, alcohol sold illegally in a Havana neighborhood, state-run television said Wednesday. continue reading »

Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at  98

Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at 98

Former ballet dancer, professor and founder of the Cuban Ballet School, Fernando Alonso, died in Havana after a life dedicated to dance on the island, state television reported. He was 98. continue reading »

Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Given World Heritage Status

Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Given World Heritage Status

This month UNESCO gave guerilla revolutionary Che Guevara’s manuscripts including the “Motorcycle Diaries’ world heritage status. In doing so UNESCO recognized that the items belonging to and about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara are worthy of preserving for prosperity and must be protected with the assistance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. continue reading »