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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 »

Cuban President Raul Castro, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Meet in Chile

Cuban President Raul Castro, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Meet in Chile

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Cuban President Raul Castro met for the first time at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile, Spanish officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Cuba Says Fiber-Optic Cable Working but Internet Access Down

Latin America News: Cuba Says Fiber-Optic Cable Working but Internet Access Down

Cuba's government announced Thursday that the underwater fiber-optic cable that arrived on the island in 2011 to improve its Internet connectivity has been operating since last year continue reading »

Tennis Star Venus Williams Dating Cuban Hottie Elio Alberto Pis

Tennis Star Venus Williams Dating Cuban Hottie Elio Alberto Pis

Cuban model Eli Alberto Pis is reportedly the new boy toy of tennis superstar Venus Williams. According to People magazine, the 24-year-old model and the 32-year-old tennis pro have been dating for several months. continue reading »

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

The head of the New Generations of the Popular Party of Madrid, Angel Carromero, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Cuba for negligent homicide, on Tuesday attended his first public event since being returned to Spain on Dec. 29. continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: Stutterer Lazaro Arbos Struggles to Speak, but Soars When He Sings (VIDEO)

AMERICAN IDOL: Stutterer Lazaro Arbos Struggles to Speak, but Soars When He Sings (VIDEO)

On Thursday night’s episode of American Idol, the judges and the world got to meet a very special singer. At the age of 8, Lazaro Arbos, developed a debilitating stutter. His parents s continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

The Cuban government said Tuesday that up to 51 cases of cholera have been confirmed in this capital as a result of the outbreak detected at the beginning of January, but noted that the contagion of the disease "is on the point of extinction." continue reading »

Easier Travel Rules for Cubans Go Into Effect Today

Easier Travel Rules for Cubans Go Into Effect Today

Cubans are informing themselves - amid hope and disbelief - about the aspects of the immigration reform that enters into force on Monday on the Communist-ruled island, where the measure simplifying the procedures to travel abroad is still causing confusion. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Freedom Across Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Freedom Across Latin America

The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal evaluated 177 countries on their economic freedom. While Chile ranked 7th internationally (3 ahead of the U.S.), Cuba ranked second to last. Looking at factors ranging from rule of law to open markets, the countries were scored out of a possible 100 points. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Meets Raul Castro Before Seeing Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Venezuelan V.P. Meets Raul Castro Before Seeing Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met with Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro upon his arrival on the island to see Hugo Chavez, still convalescing in Havana following his fourth operation for cancer, local media said. continue reading »

Spain Lightens Prison Sentence for Angel Carromero

Spain Lightens Prison Sentence for Angel Carromero

Angel Carromero, who was sent home to Spain from Cuba to serve the rest of a four-year sentence for vehicular manslaughter on the island, walked out of a prison here Friday after authorities agreed to grant him open-regime status. continue reading »

Opposition Figure Oscar Elias Biscet Presents Democracy Manifesto

Opposition Figure Oscar Elias Biscet Presents Democracy Manifesto

Cuban opposition figure Oscar Elias Biscet on Wednesday presented a manifesto on which he intends to collect signatures to promote a move toward democracy on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Hispanic Poet to Recite Poem Following Inauguration’s “Our People, Our Future” Theme

Hispanic Poet to Recite Poem Following Inauguration’s “Our People, Our Future” Theme

Cuban American poet Richard Blanco has been selected to recite a poem at the Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama, according to the organizing committee for the event. continue reading »

Cuba’s New Tax Law Takes Effect - Intended to Improve “Economic Conditions”

Cuba’s New Tax Law Takes Effect - Intended to Improve “Economic Conditions”

Cuba enacted this Jan. 1 a new Tax Law to continue the government's "modernization" of socialism with economic reforms that revamp the tax culture of a country where taxes have continue reading »