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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 »

Classic Taxis of Havana Now Face Competition From Private Services

Classic Taxis of Havana Now Face Competition From Private Services

Havana's taxis, most of them vintage American cars that have traditionally shared the service they offer, for the first time in decades face the unusu continue reading »

Cuban-American Legislators Want Cuba Kept on “Terror List” While North Korea Off List

Cuban-American Legislators Want Cuba Kept on “Terror List” While North Korea Off List

Numerous Cuban-American legislators, including Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, want Cuba kept on the U.S. terror list in spite of the island nation not having contributed to recent acts of terrorism. continue reading »

Raul Castro’s Daughter Denied U.S. Visa to Attend LGBT Event

Raul Castro’s Daughter Denied U.S. Visa to Attend LGBT Event

U.S. Immigration has denied the visa application of Mariela Castro. She is the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and the niece of former President Fidel Castro. Castro was set to attend a LGBT event in Philadelphia. continue reading »