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Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Hope to Create Mass Organization

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Hope to Create Mass Organization

Former political prisoners and prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas announced Wednesday the creation of a new group that seeks to become a "dynamic mass organization" and achieve greater unity within the opposition in Cuba. continue reading »

Cuba Charges U.S. Denying Rights of Former Cuban Spy

Cuba Charges U.S. Denying Rights of Former Cuban Spy

Cuba's government on Wednesday blasted Washington for denying consular access to a Cuban agent, Rene Gonzalez who is serving probation on U.S. soil after completing a prison term for espionage. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said Sunday in Rio de Janeiro that the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as first Cuban vice president is a step forward on the island not due to his ideological position bu continue reading »

Raul Castro Set to Retire But Not for Another Five Years

Raul Castro Set to Retire But Not for Another Five Years

In Latin America news, 81-year-old Cuban President Raul Castro announced his retirement from office effective in 5-years when his current terms end. Castro was just re-elected to another term this weekend. continue reading »

Florida International University to Honor Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Florida International University to Honor Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez will receive on April 1 in Miami the Florida International University Medallion of Courage, which is awarded "to recognize individuals who pursue or defend a noble cause at a personal cost," the institution said. continue reading »

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 »