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Nearly 1 in 4 Cubans Above the Age of 15 is An Habitual Smoker

Nearly 1 in 4 Cubans Above the Age of 15 is An Habitual Smoker

Some 24 percent of people over 15 years old are habitual smokers in Cuba and half the population is exposed to tobacco smoke at home, at work or in public places, official Cuban media reported. continue reading »

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators. continue reading »

Cuba Celebrates Shakespeare with First Visit of The Globe Theater Group

Cuba Celebrates Shakespeare with First Visit of The Globe Theater Group

Havana joined in the celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth with the first visit of the famed London theater group The Globe and its performance of "Hamlet." continue reading »

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Alina Fernandez Revuelta, the estranged daughter of Fidel Castro, flew from Miami to Havana to visit her ailing 88-year-old mother, media outlets said Wednesday. continue reading »

300 Rabbis Urge President to Negotiate for the Release of Cuban Prisoner Alan Gross

300 Rabbis Urge President to Negotiate for the Release of Cuban Prisoner Alan Gross

Three-hundred rabbis from across the United States on Monday asked President Barack Obama to negotiate with Havana to secure the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion. continue reading »

EXPERTS:  Cuba Need to Eliminate Dual-Currency System

EXPERTS:  Cuba Need to Eliminate Dual-Currency System

Ending Cuba's dual-currency system, one of the most complicated reforms proposed by the government of Raul Castro, should have been done long ago, according to an economist cited in Monday's edition of Communist Party daily Granma. continue reading »

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

Foreign tourist arrivals are continuing to slow, declining 1.4 percent last month compared with June 2013, Cuban official media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Ramiro Valdes Warns of Subversive Use of New Technologies in Cuba

Ramiro Valdes Warns of Subversive Use of New Technologies in Cuba

Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes warned Saturday about the use of new technologies to carry out internal subversion on the island, and made a call "to preserve" the nation's unity because the revolution "is not over." continue reading »

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Wednesday accompanied by his Cuban counterpart and host, Raul Castro, on the last day of his official visit to the communist island. continue reading »

Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

Immigration service officers allowed 13 Cuban migrants rescued on the high seas to be brought ashore in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz for humanitarian reasons, National Migration Institute, or INM, spokesmen said. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

A selection of works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) will be shown in Cuba for the first time in the "Memories of Surrealism" exhibition, which will open at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on July 24, local media said. continue reading »

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a plan to build a museum dedicated to the Cuban exile, whose history has been linked to the city for more than half a century. continue reading »

World Health Organization’s Chief Visits Cuba to Review Country’s Healthcare System

World Health Organization’s Chief Visits Cuba to Review Country’s Healthcare System

World Health Organization director Margaret Chan is on an official trip to Cuba to familiarize herself with the development of the country's health care system, biotechnical research and medicines, Cuban state media said Monday. continue reading »

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Cuba and Russia strengthened bilateral relations in the political and economic spheres with the official visit to Havana of President Vladimir Putin, who hailed the Caribbean nation's "strategic" importance in Moscow's foreign policy. continue reading »

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are holding here a new round of talks aimed at preventing illegal migration and facilitating regular migration flows. continue reading »