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Hispanic NASA Mission Director Shares his Story, Advice

Hispanic NASA Mission Director Shares his Story, Advice

Inspired by the arrival at the planet Mars of the first Viking probe in 1976, Arthur Amador decided to pursue his studies with the aim of working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where today he is the only Hispanic on the team of mission directors for the Mars rover Curiosity. continue reading »

Gas Station Fire Seriously Injures 26 in Cuba

Gas Station Fire Seriously Injures 26 in Cuba

A huge fire at a gas station in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba injured 32 people, including 26 who were listed in serious or very serious condition, state media reported. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Ends Killing 3, Infecting 417

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Ends Killing 3, Infecting 417

The Cuban government said that the cholera outbreak that erupted in June, killing three and infecting 417, is over, Communist Party daily Granma reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Rare Crocs Once Owned by Fidel Castro Give Birth in Sweden

Rare Crocs Once Owned by Fidel Castro Give Birth in Sweden

Sweden is now the home of baby crocodiles from the rarest breed in the world. Once owned by Fidel Castro, Cuban crocodiles at Sweden’s Skansen zoo in Stockholm laid continue reading »

Tropical Storm Issac Results in Large Evacuations in Cuba

Tropical Storm Issac Results in Large Evacuations in Cuba

Tropical Storm Isaac caused the evacuations of more than 20,000 people in Cuba, as well as minor flooding in coastal areas, overflowing rivers, power outages and damage to homes while it moved over the waters north of the island en route to Florida, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

T.S. Isaac His Cuba as a “Very Weak” Storm, May Strengthen On Way to Florida

T.S. Isaac His Cuba as a “Very Weak” Storm, May Strengthen On Way to Florida

Cuba got its first battering Saturday from Tropical Storm Isaac and expects to see a cross-country buildup of the wind and rain whirled in by the storm, whose center crossed the extreme eastern part of the country. continue reading »

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas Released After Being Detained 4 Times in A Week

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas Released After Being Detained 4 Times in A Week

Prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was released Saturday after almost 48 hours in custody, he told Efe in a telephone call. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Isaac Passes Over Haiti en Route to Cuba, U.S.

Tropical Storm Isaac Passes Over Haiti en Route to Cuba, U.S.

A temporarily weakened Tropical Storm Isaac has left behind Haiti and is forecast to batter Cuba on Saturday before entering the warm waters of the Florida Straits and likely gaining hurricane strength. continue reading »

Female Politicians Gaining More Positions in Cuba

Female Politicians Gaining More Positions in Cuba

The number of women serving in government posts increased in the past two years in Cuba, where females now hold around 45 percent of the seats in parliament, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »

Former Top Cuban Officials Sentenced to Jail for Corruption

Former Top Cuban Officials Sentenced to Jail for Corruption

Three former deputy industry ministers were among 13 people sentenced to prison for "offenses associated with corruption," Cuban Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuba’s First Cholera Outbreak in More than a Century

Cuba’s First Cholera Outbreak in More than a Century

The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first cholera outbreak in Cuba in more than a century. continue reading »

Diana Nyad Forced to Stop as She Attempted to Swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad Forced to Stop as She Attempted to Swim from Cuba to Florida

At 7:42 a.m. EDT Monday, Diana Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, had to be pulled from the water on the fourth day of her swim from Cuba to Florida. Stroking longer and farther than in any of her four attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida continue reading »

Cuba’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Drivers Create Union

Cuba’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Drivers Create Union

The Cuban government has authorized the founding of the first union section for drivers of horse-drawn carriages, with a membership of more than 30 independent workers, in the central province of Villa Clara, official media said Monday. continue reading »

Diana Nyad, 62, Once Again Attempting Swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad, 62, Once Again Attempting Swim from Cuba to Florida

Last year, Diana Nyad's attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida was cut short after multiple jellyfish stings resulted in a build up of toxins in her body. However, after making it through storms and jellyfish stings on Sunday, it loo continue reading »

Spaniard Charged with Negligent Homicide for Cuban Dissident’s Death

Spaniard Charged with Negligent Homicide for Cuban Dissident’s Death

Cuban prosecutors are asking for seven years in prison for negligent homicide for the visiting Spaniard who was behind the wheel for the car crash that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya and a colleague, sources closes to the case told Efe. continue reading »