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Two Critically Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Hatched at the National Zoo

Two Critically Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Hatched at the National Zoo

Two Cuban crocodiles hatched at the National Zoo in July, the first in 24 years. Cuban crocodiles are critically endangered, making the babies very valuable. Because temperature during embryonic growth determines the sex continue reading »

Venezuela, Cuba Unite in New Tourism Venture

Venezuela, Cuba Unite in New Tourism Venture

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that he will develop, together with Cuba, a large hotel complex on the Caribbean coast near Caracas, a tourist area left abandoned following the massive flooding that devastated the region in 1999. continue reading »

Cuban Power Grid to Receive $50 M Investment

Cuban Power Grid to Receive $50 M Investment

The Cuban government plans to invest $50 million to upgrade Havana's aging electricity grid, which has been plagued by power outages in recent weeks, state television reported. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Cuban Pole Vaulter Lazaro Borges Falls After Pole Snaps (VIDEO)

OLYMPICS 2012: Cuban Pole Vaulter Lazaro Borges Falls After Pole Snaps (VIDEO)

Sometimes things just go wrong for Olympics. Cuba’s Lazaro Borges can now include himself on the list of Olympians who had mishaps while the cameras were rolling. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Gold Medal in Wrestling for Cuba and Silver in Women’s Pole Vault

OLYMPICS 2012: Gold Medal in Wrestling for Cuba and Silver in Women’s Pole Vault

Cuba's Mijain Lopez remains the Olympic champion in men's 120-kg. Greco-Roman wrestling after beating Estonian Heiki Nabi here Monday in the gold medal match at the London Games. continue reading »

Cuban Shooter Leuris Pupo Takes the Gold in London

Cuban Shooter Leuris Pupo Takes the Gold in London

Cuban shooter Leuris Pupo came from behind to take the gold medal in the 25-meter rapid fire pistol final at the London Olympics. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Spaniard Responsible for Crash that Killed Dissident is Behind Bars in Cuba

Spaniard Responsible for Crash that Killed Dissident is Behind Bars in Cuba

The family of the visiting Spaniard who was behind the wheel for the car crash that killed prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has hired a Havana-based attorney to represent him, Spanish diplomats told Efe here Wednesday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Cuban Judoka Asley Gonzalez Wins Silver

OLYMPICS: Cuban Judoka Asley Gonzalez Wins Silver

Cuban judo team member Asley Gonzalez blew his chance to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games when he lost a tight final match in the 90 kg class to South Korea's Song Dae-Nam. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Cuba’s Oreydi Despaigne Disqualified from Men’s Judo for Biting Opponent

OLYMPICS 2012: Cuba’s Oreydi Despaigne Disqualified from Men’s Judo for Biting Opponent

Cuban judoka Oreydi Despaigne was disqualified Thursday from his men's -100kg bout after biting opponent Ramziddin Sayidov of Uzbekistan with 30 seconds remaining in a round-of-16 contest he was winning. continue reading »

Latino Superstar’s Shakira and Pitbull Together in Music Video “Get It Started” (VIDEO)

Latino Superstar’s Shakira and Pitbull Together in Music Video “Get It Started” (VIDEO)

Latino Superstar's Shakira and Pitbull have collaborated in this new music video "Get It Started". Check it OUT. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

The tears of frustration shed by Brazilian judo team member Rafaela Silva, one of the favorites in the under-57kg class, upon being disqualified from competition were the image of the fateful day experienced Monday by Latin American athletes at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kilogram class after losing to North Korea's Kum Ae An on Sunday at the London Olympics. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident’s Widow Seeks Answers, Rejects Government Statement

Cuban Dissident’s Widow Seeks Answers, Rejects Government Statement

The widow of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said she does not accept the official government statement on the cause of the car crash that killed her husband and is demanding to meet with the two survivors of the accident. continue reading »

Carelessness, Speeding Responsible for Prominent Dissident’s Death

Carelessness, Speeding Responsible for Prominent Dissident’s Death

The Cuban government says that speeding on a highway where roadwork was being done caused the accident that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya and his colleague Harold Cepero. continue reading »