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Cuba Open to Discussing Human Rights with U.S.

Cuba Open to Discussing Human Rights with U.S.

Cuba is open to dialogue with the United States about all topics, including human rights, but only on the basis of equality, President Raul Castro said Thursday. continue reading »

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

Amateur world champions Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar la Cruz of Cuba and Everton Dos Santos Lopes of Brazil headline Latin America's contingent in the Olympic boxing competition, which will kick off Saturday at London's Excel Arena. continue reading »

Mexico’s Olympic Boxer, Oscar Valdez, Confident he Can Beat Cuba’s Alvarez

Mexico’s Olympic Boxer, Oscar Valdez, Confident he Can Beat Cuba’s Alvarez

Oscar Valdez, Mexico's top boxing hope at the London Olympics, said Wednesday he has what it takes to defeat the 2011 world amateur champion in his division, Cuban Lazaro Alvarez. continue reading »

Cuban Opposition Activists Arrested During Fellow Dissident’s Funeral

Cuban Opposition Activists Arrested During Fellow Dissident’s Funeral

Several opposition activists were detained Tuesday as prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died last weekend in a traffic accident, was buried in Havana's Colon Cemetery. continue reading »

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 »