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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 »

Yoani Sanchez Reveals Fears of Returning to Cuba

Yoani Sanchez Reveals Fears of Returning to Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said in New York that she's afraid of the reprisals in store for her when she returns to Cuba from an international tour she began last month after five years without being allowed to leave the island. continue reading »

Cuba Overhauls Communications, IT Sectors

Cuba Overhauls Communications, IT Sectors

The government has launched an overhaul of Cuba's communications and information technology sectors, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Dissident Group ‘Ladies in White’ Say Cuban Regime Getting More Repressive

Dissident Group ‘Ladies in White’ Say Cuban Regime Getting More Repressive

In Latin America news, the well known Cuban dissident group 'Ladies in White' is claiming the Cuban government is more repressive than ever before. They are urging international leaders to put more pressure on President Raul Castro to make positive changes. continue reading »

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

The U.S. is contemplating increasing the number of visas issued to Cuban wanting to visit the U.S., in light of Cuba lifting travel restriction for its citizens. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez the Best Friend Cuba Ever Had Says Fidel Castro

Hugo Chavez the Best Friend Cuba Ever Had Says Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro said Monday that the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was "the best friend" the Cuban people have ever had. continue reading »

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban author Zoe Valdes has been named this year's recipient of Spain's Azorin Novel Prize for "La mujer que llora" (The Weeping Woman), a work about a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. continue reading »

Rep. McGovern Says It’s Time for U.S. to Drop Cuba from Terror List

Rep. McGovern Says It’s Time for U.S. to Drop Cuba from Terror List

The United States should remove Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism as a gesture of goodwill so that progress can be made on a broad range of matters of bilateral interest, continue reading »

Carromero Says Government Car Responsible for Crash That Killed Cuban Dissident

Carromero Says Government Car Responsible for Crash That Killed Cuban Dissident

The Spaniard who was at the wheel for the car crash that resulted in the death of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said a vehicle bearing official insignia caused the wreck. continue reading »

Humidor Auction Brings Big Spenders, Cigar Lovers to Havana

Humidor Auction Brings Big Spenders, Cigar Lovers to Havana

The 15th Havana Cigar Festival took in more than $1 million at the auction of six lots of luxury humidors packed with cigars, held over the weekend during the exclusive dinner that put the finishing touch to a week dedicated to premium cigars continue reading »

Boris Becker Confesses Love of Cuban Cigars

Boris Becker Confesses Love of Cuban Cigars

German tennis great Boris Becker, a three-time Wimbledon champion, said during a visit to the Cigar Festival in Havana that he was a "lover" of stogies, but he labeled himself just a "beginner" in the cigar world after trying several different brands and blends. continue reading »