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Members of National Ballet of Cuba Who Defected Arrive in Miami

Members of National Ballet of Cuba Who Defected Arrive in Miami

Six members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected during a tour of Puerto Rico are already in Miami and very soon will perform with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, the Florida dance company's artistic director told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Hillary Clinton Urged Obama to Ease Embargo on Cuba

Hillary Clinton Urged Obama to Ease Embargo on Cuba

While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, according to excerpts from her memoir due out next week. continue reading »

2014 Sees an Increase in Foreign Tourists Visiting Cuba

2014 Sees an Increase in Foreign Tourists Visiting Cuba

Cuba welcomed 1.28 million tourists in the first four months of this year, a figure that exceeded by 60,804 the number of visitors during the same period in 2013, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Economic Secretary Leads Trade Delegation to Cuba

Mexico’s Economic Secretary Leads Trade Delegation to Cuba

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and several business leaders are visiting Cuba this week as part of an effort to expand trade in strategic areas, the Economy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Surprise Move: Cuban Govt Unblocks Dissident Yoani Sanchez’s Online Blog

Surprise Move: Cuban Govt Unblocks Dissident Yoani Sanchez’s Online Blog

The independent online newspaper 14ymedio, published by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez can now be viewed on the island after authorities had been blocking the Web site since its launching in the middle of last week. continue reading »

Former Obama Cabinet Member Favors Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

Former Obama Cabinet Member Favors Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he favors "normalizing" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years. continue reading »

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Denounces Blockade on New Online Publication

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Denounces Blockade on New Online Publication

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday said on Twitter that the island's communist government locally blocked her new online publication 14ymedio by redirecting viewers to another Web page. continue reading »

Union Official: Cubans Know Higher Pay Depends on Productivity

Union Official: Cubans Know Higher Pay Depends on Productivity

Cuban workers realize that an increase in living standards is "impossible" without improvements in productivity, a union official from the Communist-ruled island said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Military Delegation from China Visits Cuba

Military Delegation from China Visits Cuba

The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army is leading a delegation on an official visit to Cuba, state television here said. continue reading »

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to Launch Digital Newspaper Next Week

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to Launch Digital Newspaper Next Week

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Wednesday that on May 21 she will launch her new independent digital newspaper, 14ymedio, with which she wants "to tell about Cuba from inside Cuba." continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that he and Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to set up a pharmaceutical plant in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Cuban Refugee Launches Hunger Strike After Denied Entry to Costa Rica

Cuban Refugee Launches Hunger Strike After Denied Entry to Costa Rica

A Cuban man who has spent the last two weeks stuck inside San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport after Costa Rican immigration authorities denied him entry said Friday that he is on his fourth day on a hunger strike. continue reading »

4 Cuban-Americans Arrested on Terror Charges in Havana

4 Cuban-Americans Arrested on Terror Charges in Havana

Four Cuban-Americans have been arrested in Cuba on charges of plotting terrorist attacks, the interior ministry said Wednesday. Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos and Felix Monzon Alvarez, all residents of Miami, were detained April 26, according to a statement circulated in Cuba's state-controlled media. continue reading »

Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

Cuba on Tuesday kicked off its 2014 International Tourism Fair with the challenge of taking advantage of opportunities provided by the new Foreign Investment Law to increase the competitiveness of the sector that constitutes the island's second-largest source of income. continue reading »

Cuba and France Set to Increase Trade Relations

Cuba and France Set to Increase Trade Relations

Cuba and France on Monday signed an agreement to increase bilateral trade with a short-term line of credit, Cuban official media said. continue reading »