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Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Thanks Spanish Lawmakers

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Thanks Spanish Lawmakers

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez visited the lower house of the Spanish Parliament on Wednesday and praised the "solidarity" of Spanish lawmakers with the Cuban people and with the struggle for democracy by the island's civil activists and dissidents. continue reading »

Cuba’s Ladies in White Finally Collect Sakharov Prize From 2005

Cuba’s Ladies in White Finally Collect Sakharov Prize From 2005

Members of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White collected Tuesday the Sakharov Prize that the European Parliament awarded them in 2005, and in the process had harsh words to sa continue reading »

Alfredo Guevara, Founder of Cuban Film Institute, Dies at 87

Alfredo Guevara, Founder of Cuban Film Institute, Dies at 87

Alfredo Guevara, founder of the Cuban Film Institute and president of the International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema of Havana, died here Friday of a heart attack, state-run media said. He was 87. continue reading »

Cuban Government: Reform Will Not be Easy

Cuban Government: Reform Will Not be Easy

The most complex and important parts of the reform plan launched in Cuba to update its socialist economic model are yet to come, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pitbull Defends Jay-Z With His Own Rap About Cuba

Pitbull Defends Jay-Z With His Own Rap About Cuba

After Jay-Z and BeyoncĂ© controversial trip to Cuba, Jay released "Open Letter" to address their critics. Now, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull is coming to his defense with his own song. continue reading »

Havana Bar Sloppy Joe’s Sees Major Upgrade

Havana Bar Sloppy Joe’s Sees Major Upgrade

Sloppy Joe's, one of the legendary Havana bars of the 20th century for its bohemian clientele, its long bar and famous customers like Ernest Hemingway and Spencer Tracy, has reopened its doors after almost half a century in ruins thanks to a painstaking reconstruction aimed at giving the city back some important memories. continue reading »

Cuba to Turn Over Parents Wanted For Kidnapping Sons

Cuba to Turn Over Parents Wanted For Kidnapping Sons

Cuba will turn over to U.S. authorities the American couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons from their maternal grandmother, who had permanent custody of them, and taking them to the island illegally, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

The two boys snatched last week by their parents from the Florida home of their grandmother - who had custody of the kids - may be in Cuba with their mother and father. continue reading »

Beyonce, Jay-Z in Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Beyonce, Jay-Z in Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Beyonce and Jay-Z are in Cuba where on Thursday they had breakfast at a restaurant in Old Havana to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. continue reading »

7 Members of Cuban National Ballet Defect During International Tour

7 Members of Cuban National Ballet Defect During International Tour

Seven members of the Cuban National Ballet defected during a recent tour in Mexico and all but one have crossed the border into the United States, a Miami-based news Web site reported. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez Calls for Unity Among Cubans

Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez Calls for Unity Among Cubans

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on Monday issued a call to Cuban exiles to help forge a feeling of unity among all Cubans and to end the existence of "Fidel's Cubans and Miami's Cubans." continue reading »

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile over the past 20 years have become new Latin American destinations for Cubans who decide to emigrate, the official weekly Trabajadores reported Monday. continue reading »

Few Expats Would Move Back to Cuba, Says Cuban Researcher

Few Expats Would Move Back to Cuba, Says Cuban Researcher

Only a "very small proportion" of the roughly 2 million Cubans living abroad - 75 percent of them in the United States - are thinking about ever returning to the island to stay, although they would cooperate in the reconstruction of the country amid a process of democratic change, a leading Cuba scholar said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuba Going Green with ‘Ecological Cement’

Cuba Going Green with ‘Ecological Cement’

The island nation of Cuba is going green with its 'ecological cement' that reduces carbon emissions when it is being made - the country hopes to be a pioneer in 'green' cement. continue reading »

Pope Francis’ Manuscript on ‘Mission of Church’ Revealed to Cuban Cardinal

Pope Francis’ Manuscript on ‘Mission of Church’ Revealed to Cuban Cardinal

Cuba's Catholic prelate, Jaime Ortega, made public in Havana a manuscript with remarks made by Jorge Bergoglio about the mission of the church in a session before the conclave that elected him pope. continue reading »