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Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council were visibly upset last week when one of its leaders criticized both Cuba and Venezuela’s governments. In his critique, the speaker insinuated that Cuba, already a member of the council, and Venezuela, currently applying to become a part of the Council, both violate human rights. continue reading »

Medicare Dollars Going to Cuba? Some Republicans Say Yes

Medicare Dollars Going to Cuba? Some Republicans Say Yes

Three members of Congress fear that billions of tax dollars are going to Cuba along with other foreign countries via criminal schemes that defraud Medicare and Medicaid. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident, Dr. Darsi Ferrer, Arrives in Miami as a Political Refugee

Cuban Dissident, Dr. Darsi Ferrer, Arrives in Miami as a Political Refugee

Cuban dissident Darsi Ferrer traveled Friday from Miami to Tennessee, where he will live with his family after coming to the United States with a political refugee program. continue reading »

Cuban Cigars Popular in China

Cuban Cigars Popular in China

China has become the world’s third largest market for Cuban cigars after Spain and France. continue reading »

Viral Hepatitis B in Children Eradicated in Cuba

Viral Hepatitis B in Children Eradicated in Cuba

Cuba has eradicated acute viral hepatitis B in children younger than 15, thanks to immunization campaigns featuring vaccines that provide lifetime protection, state media reported. continue reading »

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Celebrate the Birth of Their Grandson

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Celebrate the Birth of Their Grandson

Gloria and Emilio Estefan became grandparents for the first time with the birth in Miami of Sasha Argento Estefan-Coppola, the first child of the recording artists' son Nayib and his wife Lara Coppola. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Cuba Releases Gross’s Medical Records to his Family

Cuba Releases Gross’s Medical Records to his Family

The Cuban government released Saturday the results of medical exams for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba since 2009, to his family after an unfortunate delay, the prisoner's attorney in the United States said. continue reading »

India Looking to Increase Trade Relations, Investments in Cuba

India Looking to Increase Trade Relations, Investments in Cuba

The foreign minister of India, S.M. Krishna, said his country wishes to increase investments and economic relations in Cuba, where he is on an official visit, local media said. continue reading »

Cuba Denies U.S. Claim that Gross’s Health is Deteriorating

Cuba Denies U.S. Claim that Gross’s Health is Deteriorating

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, behind bars since December 2009, is in "normal" health, the Cuban government said Friday, dismissing Washington's recent statements to the contrary as "distortions." continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Human Rights Group Reports Over 400 Arbitrary Arrests in Cuba last May

Human Rights Group Reports Over 400 Arbitrary Arrests in Cuba last May

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported Thursday that at least 423 arbitrary arrests were made for political reasons in May of this year. continue reading »

ING Bank to Forfeit $619 Million for Illegal Banking Transactions with Cuba and Iran

ING Bank to Forfeit $619 Million for Illegal Banking Transactions with Cuba and Iran

ING Bank N.V., a financial institution headquartered in Amsterdam, has agreed to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) continue reading »

Catholic Bishop Expelled From Cuba Willed $60,000 to Cuban Diocese

Catholic Bishop Expelled From Cuba Willed $60,000 to Cuban Diocese

The late Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman, one of the spiritual leaders of South Florida's Cuban exile community, left $60,000 in his will to the Matanzas diocese in Cuba, the Miami archdiocese said Monday. continue reading »