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Cuban Bar Makes Record-Breaking Daiquiri, Celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday

Cuban Bar Makes Record-Breaking Daiquiri, Celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday

A Cuban bar created the world’s largest daiquiri over the weekend. To celebrate its 195th anniversary, Havana’s El Floridita bar set a new world record with a giant daiquiri. continue reading »

Popular Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya Reportedly Dies in Traffic Accident, Some Blaming Castro

Popular Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya Reportedly Dies in Traffic Accident, Some Blaming Castro

Cuban opposition figure Oswaldo Paya, one of the most popular and best-known leaders of the internal dissident movement on the communist island, died Sunday in a traffic accident in the eastern province of Granma, various sources reported. continue reading »

Cuba’s Floridita Bar Seeks to Win Guinness World Record For 73-gallon Daiquiri

Cuba’s Floridita Bar Seeks to Win Guinness World Record For 73-gallon Daiquiri

Cuba's Floridita bar, one of the favorite haunts of U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway during his time in Havana, mixed a giant 275-liter (73-gallon) daiquiri to beat the world record as part of the celebrations of the establishment's 195th anniversary. continue reading »

Cuba’s Aging Water Treatment System has Authorities Worried

Cuba’s Aging Water Treatment System has Authorities Worried

The status of Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system greatly concerns the National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH, state television reported. continue reading »

Cholera in Cuba: Some Traditional Summer Carnivals Canceled Do to Health Concerns

Cholera in Cuba: Some Traditional Summer Carnivals Canceled Do to Health Concerns

Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Raul Castro Returns to Cuba After Trip Abroad

Raul Castro Returns to Cuba After Trip Abroad

Cuban President Raul Castro returned to Havana after a 12-day tour of China, Vietnam and Russia aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and economic cooperation with those countries, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

19 Cuban Migrants Apprehended in the Florida Keys

19 Cuban Migrants Apprehended in the Florida Keys

This week Border Patrol agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Miami Sector apprehended 19 Cuban nationals on Boot Key near Marathon, Fla. continue reading »

First Humanitarian Aid Shipment in Fifty Years Leaves U.S. to Cuba

First Humanitarian Aid Shipment in Fifty Years Leaves U.S. to Cuba

The first direct maritime shipment of merchandise between Miami and Havana in more than five decades is being made on Wednesday, with the cargo ship Ana Cecilia due to set sail for Cuba loaded with humanitarian aid items. continue reading »

Cuba Cholera Cases Reach 85 and May Rise

Cuba Cholera Cases Reach 85 and May Rise

At least 85 cases of cholera have been confirmed in Cuba and three people have died since the outbreak was detected, officials of the Pan American Health Organization told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Raul Castro Continues International Trip With Stop in Vietnam

Raul Castro Continues International Trip With Stop in Vietnam

Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday began his official activities on a four-day visit to Vietnam aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two communist regimes. continue reading »

Raul Castro Signs Financial Cooperation Accords with China

Raul Castro Signs Financial Cooperation Accords with China

Cuban President Raul Castro concluded Saturday his four-day visit to China after signing a number of significant accords, particularly on financial cooperation, and having met with the current leaders and their successors, the Xinhua state-run news agency reported. continue reading »

Creator of the Daiquiri, Hemingway’s Favorite Cuban Bar Turns 195

Creator of the Daiquiri, Hemingway’s Favorite Cuban Bar Turns 195

Iconic Cuban fish restaurant and cocktail bar El Floridita, famed for its daiquiris and known as Ernest Hemingway's favorite hangout in Havana, marked its 195th anniversary on Friday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Cuba Reports 53 People Have Contracted Cholera and Three Have Died

Cuba Reports 53 People Have Contracted Cholera and Three Have Died

Fifty-three people contracted cholera in Manzanillo, a city in the eastern province of Granma, and three died from the bacterial disease, the Cuban government said Tuesday. "A variety of germs have been identified among all the patients seen to, with 53 cases diagnosed with Vibrio cholerae, of whom the three fatalities were elderly adults ages 95, 70 and 66, all with records of chronic illnesses," the Public Health Ministry said in a statement published in the offical daily Granma. continue reading »

Raul Castro Visiting China Seeking Support for Cuba’s Economic Reforms

Raul Castro Visiting China Seeking Support for Cuba’s Economic Reforms

Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this capital Wednesday for his first official visit to China as head of state, a trip on which he will meet with the present and future leaders of the Asian giant to seek support for the communist island's economic reform process. continue reading »