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Raul Castro Jokes About Resigning with Reporters

Raul Castro Jokes About Resigning with Reporters

Cuban President Raul Castro, soon to be confirmed by parliament for a second five-year term, joked on Friday about the possibility that he might resign because of being so advanced in years. continue reading »

Cuba to Remain on U.S.‘s Countries that Sponsor Terrorism List

Cuba to Remain on U.S.‘s Countries that Sponsor Terrorism List

The U.S. government on Thursday denied that it is considering removing Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, where Havana has found itself since 1982 and which has constituted one of the great obstacles to the thawing of bilateral relations. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Delegation Leaves Cuba Empty Handed in Its Attempts to Gain Alan Gross Release

U.S. Senate Delegation Leaves Cuba Empty Handed in Its Attempts to Gain Alan Gross Release

A U.S. delegation to Cuba lead by Senator Patrick Leahy has come back empty handed in its attempt to gain the release of American prisoner Alan Gross. continue reading »

LATINOS IN SPORTS: First Hispanic Referee Promoted to Senior Director of Officiating

LATINOS IN SPORTS: First Hispanic Referee Promoted to Senior Director of Officiating

The National Football League (NFL) made history today by promoting its first Latino referee to the position of senior direct of officiating. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

A Cuban exile organization and relatives of a prisoner who died after 38 days on hunger strike in a prison on the communist island on Tuesday blamed the Cuban government for his death. continue reading »

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez was received Monday with protests by a group of militant communists at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez Embarks for Brazil with New Passport

Yoani Sanchez Embarks for Brazil with New Passport

Prominent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez confirmed that she will travel to Brazil this Sunday, and celebrated on her Twitter account the beginning of "many personal and collective projects." continue reading »

Leader of Cuban Dissident Group, Berta Soler, Obtains Passport

Leader of Cuban Dissident Group, Berta Soler, Obtains Passport

The leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White was issued a passport Friday and said she hopes to travel outside the country for the first time next month. continue reading »

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to Develop and Produce a New Broadway Show Inspired by Life Story

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to Develop and Produce a New Broadway Show Inspired by Life Story

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises jointly announce they have engaged in the process of developing and producing a new Broadway show inspired by the music made famous by International superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband musician/producer and entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. continue reading »

French Spiderman Alain Robert Scales Habana Libre Hotel, Tallest Building in Cuba

French Spiderman Alain Robert Scales Habana Libre Hotel, Tallest Building in Cuba

Alain Robert, known as the French spiderman, once again defied the danger of the heights by scaling the front of the Cuban capital's iconic Habana Libre Hotel, one of the tallest buildings on the island. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Says Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Is Doing Better

Fidel Castro Says Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Is Doing Better

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Cuba convalescing from his fourth cancer surgery since June 2011, "is much better," retired Cuban head of state Fidel Castro said. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez received a passport this week amid an overhaul of Cuba's highly restrictive migration policies. "Incredible!!. They called me at home to tell me my passport was ready!. They just gave it to me!," the blogger said on Twitter. continue reading »

What Was She Thinking?! Cuban Mother Has Screaming Child Tattooed (VIDEO)

What Was She Thinking?! Cuban Mother Has Screaming Child Tattooed (VIDEO)

WARNING: The video below may be hard to watch as it contains child abuse. Sometimes people make it very clear they should not have children in their care, and a recently discovered video is evidence of just that. continue reading »

Cuba’s Raul Castro Now President of Latin America’s CELAC Group

Cuba’s Raul Castro Now President of Latin America’s CELAC Group

"Don't worry, it will only be one year," Cuban President Raul Castro said Monday as his country assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or Celac, at the group's summit in Santiago. continue reading »

Catholic Church Property Nationalized by Fidel Castro in 1961 Returned

Catholic Church Property Nationalized by Fidel Castro in 1961 Returned

Authorities in the province of Granma, in the south-east of Cuba, have returned to the Catholic Church two buildings and land, within the policies of President Raul Castro, continue reading »