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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 »

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 »