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U.S. Senate Demands Cuba Free Alan Gross

U.S. Senate Demands Cuba Free Alan Gross

By unanimous consensus, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan resolution demanding that Cuban authorities immediately release imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross. continue reading »

US State Dept to Cuba: Return Alan Gross to Family “Where he Belongs”

US State Dept to Cuba: Return Alan Gross to Family “Where he Belongs”

The Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State released a statement regarding the start of the 4th year of imprisonment for U.S. contractor Alan Gross. continue reading »

Cuba Overturns Fidel Castro Law Placing Surcharge on International Calls

Cuba Overturns Fidel Castro Law Placing Surcharge on International Calls

The Cuban government is making international calls between the island and the United States less costly by repealing a decree signed by ex-President Fidel Castro in the year 2000 that established a 10-percent surcharge on calls between the two countries. continue reading »

Fito Paez to Premier “El Amor Despues del Amor: 20 Años” at Cuban Film Festival

Fito Paez to Premier “El Amor Despues del Amor: 20 Años” at Cuban Film Festival

Argentine singer-songwriter Fito Paez will premiere his DVD "El Amor despues del Amor: 20 Años" (Love after Love: 20 Years) at the 34th International Festival of New Latin American Film, which begins Tuesday in Cuba, local media said. continue reading »

Judy Gross Urges Obama to Get Husband Released From Cuban Prison

Judy Gross Urges Obama to Get Husband Released From Cuban Prison

Judy Gross, wife of the U.S. contractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for subversion, urged President Barack Obama on Friday to give the case top priority and to take action to get her husband released by designating a special envoy. continue reading »

Cuba Denies Alan Gross is Suffering from Cancerous Lesions

Cuba Denies Alan Gross is Suffering from Cancerous Lesions

The Cuban government said Wednesday that a biopsy established that U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence here for subversion, does not have any cancerous lesions. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to undergo "special" medical treatment six months after his most recent session of anti-cancer radiation therapy. continue reading »

Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

Cuba: 80% of Those Diagnosed With AIDS Since 1986 Still Alive

The number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Cuba from 1986 to Oct. 23, 2012 totals some 17,224, of whom 80 percent are still alive, official media said Monday. In a statement to the official weekly Trabajadores, the head of AIDS prevention and continue reading »

U.S. Archdiocese Sends Aid for Cuba’s Sandy Victims

U.S. Archdiocese Sends Aid for Cuba’s Sandy Victims

The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami sent Monday to Cuba a shipment of more than 4 tons of provisions for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Archbishop Thomas Wenski told a press conference that continue reading »

Cuban Detainee Alan Gross Sues U.S. & Former Employer

Cuban Detainee Alan Gross Sues U.S. & Former Employer

Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for subversion, and his wife, Judy, have sued the United States and the company that hired him for not warning him about the risks continue reading »

Transexual Wins Election in Small Cuban Town

Transexual Wins Election in Small Cuban Town

A transexual who lives as a woman in a central Cuban village said her election to local office is the "biggest victory" possible over all the "repudiation" she has suffered in her 48 years. continue reading »

Cuban Arrested at Border for Carrying $1.5 Million Worth of Pot in Truck

Cuban Arrested at Border for Carrying $1.5 Million Worth of Pot in Truck

On November 10, Laredo North agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a 2001 Blue Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 41- year old from Cuba continue reading »

IACHR Commends Cuba’s Immigration Reform

IACHR Commends Cuba’s Immigration Reform

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the reforms to Cuba's Immigration Law that eliminate some restrictions for Cuban nationals seeking permission to travel outside the country. continue reading »

Cuba to Allow Workers to Run State-owned Restaurants

Cuba to Allow Workers to Run State-owned Restaurants

Starting in December, the Cuban government will lease select state-owned eateries to their workers to run as independent businesses, a possibility that has been available to barber shops and beauty salons for some time. continue reading »

Venezuela, Ecuador Send Aid to Cuba After Hurricane Sandy

Venezuela, Ecuador Send Aid to Cuba After Hurricane Sandy

Aircraft carrying humanitarian aid from Venezuela and Ecuador landed in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba to ease the damage and suffering left by Hurricane Sandy, Cuban state television said Tuesday. continue reading »