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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 »

Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Visits White House

Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Visits White House

Cuban independent journalist and blogger Yoani Sanchez visited the White House on Wednesday and met with President Barack Obama's advisor on Latin America. continue reading »

Cuba Ready to Go from Analog to Digital TV Thanks to Chinese

Cuba Ready to Go from Analog to Digital TV Thanks to Chinese

Cuba announced Tuesday that it is "prepared" to perform a digital television test that uses a method developed by Chinese experts, local media reported. continue reading »

Cuba’s Tech Fair Attracts Lots of Attention from Chinese

Cuba’s Tech Fair Attracts Lots of Attention from Chinese

Chinese firms such as Haier, ZTE and Huawei are the largest contingent at Cuba's 15th International Information Technology Fair and Convention. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez:  Raul Castro Successor Could be Reformer

Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez:  Raul Castro Successor Could be Reformer

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said here Monday that while the heir apparent to President Raul Castro appears to be a "continuer," she wouldn't dismiss the possibility that once in power he might become a reformer like Mikhail Gorbachev. continue reading »

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Car Accident, Age 26

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Car Accident, Age 26

Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso, a member of the national baseball team that played in the 3rd World Classic, died in a traffic accident on the weekend, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »