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British Hotel Group Developing $350-million Golf Resort in Cuba

British Hotel Group Developing $350-million Golf Resort in Cuba

The British firm Esencia Hotels and Resorts is to take part in developing a $350-million golf resort on the island in a project approved by Cuba's tourism authorities. continue reading »

Undocumented Cuban Migrants Rescued in Puerto Rico

Undocumented Cuban Migrants Rescued in Puerto Rico

Six undocumented Cuban migrants landed illegally on the Mona islet, in western Puerto Rico, U.S. authorities in San Juan reported Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Photographer Creates Technique to Bring City Views Inside

Cuban Photographer Creates Technique to Bring City Views Inside

Cuban-born photographer, Abelardo Morell, has created a unique approach to capturing apartments and their spectacular views. continue reading »

Cubans Now Allowed to Import Electric Applicances

Cubans Now Allowed to Import Electric Applicances

Cuban customs authorities starting on Monday authorized individuals to import electric appliances and mopeds in a resolution eliminating the prohibition on such imports that had been in force since 2005. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Cuba on Your 111th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Cuba on Your 111th Year of Independence

Today, all of Cuba is celebrating its 111-year old independence from Spain. Christopher Columbus arrives in 1492 that brought colonization by the Spaniard for over 400 years. continue reading »

Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

The seven members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected in March while on tour in Mexico will perform for the first time in the United States at a May 25 show in Miami. continue reading »

Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employers in Cuba

Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employers in Cuba

Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor serving a 15-sentence in Cuba for subversion, has settled a lawsuit against the firm that hired him for a project on the Communist-ruled island, his lawyers said Friday. continue reading »

Cuban Spy Rene Gonzalez Renounces US Citizenship

Cuban Spy Rene Gonzalez Renounces US Citizenship

Rene Gonzalez, currently on probation after spending 13 years behind bars in the United States for espionage, received on Friday formal certification of his renunciation of U.S. citizenship. continue reading »

Cuban Economy is Dependent on Growing Tourism Sector

Cuban Economy is Dependent on Growing Tourism Sector

Cash-strapped Cuba is looking to further boost its long-vital tourism sector, the crown jewel of which the famed resort town, Varadero, is located 138 kilometers (85 miles) east of Havana. continue reading »

Brazil Will Finance Upgrade of Cuban Airports

Brazil Will Finance Upgrade of Cuban Airports

Brazil will finance a project to expand and modernize Cuba's airports, state media on the Communist-ruled island said Tuesday. Brazil's development, industry and foreign trade minister, Fernando Pimentel, continue reading »

Legendary Cuban Composer Cesar Portillo Dies, Age 90

Legendary Cuban Composer Cesar Portillo Dies, Age 90

Legendary Cuban musician Cesar Portillo, one of the island's best known composers, died in Havana, state media reported. He was 90. continue reading »

Spy May Return to Cuba if he Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Spy May Return to Cuba if he Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Rene Gonzalez, currently on probation after serving 13 years in a U.S. prison for espionage, may remain in Cuba - where he traveled last month with court approval - if he agrees to give up his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge said Friday. continue reading »

First Woman Added to FBI Most Wanted List has Been Living in Cuba

First Woman Added to FBI Most Wanted List has Been Living in Cuba

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information directly leading to the arrest of a Most Wanted Terrorist, and for the first time, a woman has been added to that list. continue reading »

Cuba to Allow “Dozens” of Dissidents to Leave

Cuba to Allow “Dozens” of Dissidents to Leave

The Cuban government is preparing to authorize "dozens" of political opponents to leave the country in the coming weeks, the chairman of the dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said here Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Grants Raul Castro’s Daughter Visa to Attend LGBT Forum

U.S. Grants Raul Castro’s Daughter Visa to Attend LGBT Forum

The U.S. State Department finally granted a visa to Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter so that she can attend a May 2-5 forum on LGBT issues in Philadelphia, Equality Forum, the organizer of the seminar, said on Tuesday. continue reading »