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Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban musician Juan Formell, leader and founder of Los Van Van, died in Havana, state television reported. He was 71. continue reading »

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Cuban President Raul Castro and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Tuesday in Havana to review bilateral relations, Cuba's official media said. The two men "noted with satisfaction the excellent state of their bilateral relations, in constant development and with a promising future," state news agency AIN said. continue reading »

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

The musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan will debut on Broadway in 2015 and will be preceded by a TV show to choose the actresses who will play the Cuban-American singer. "It's going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes," Estefan told the New York Daily News. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo. continue reading »

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case. continue reading »

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012. continue reading »

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

The number of people in Cuba with HIV/AIDS currently stands at 16,479, according to figures published Monday in the official weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on subversion charges, has abandoned a hunger strike after eight days at the urging of family members, his attorney said Friday. continue reading »

EU Officials To Begin Negotiating Deal with Cuban Government This Month

EU Officials To Begin Negotiating Deal with Cuban Government This Month

The European Union and Cuba will hold the first round of negotiations to reach a political and cooperation accord on April 29-30 in Havana, EU sources told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Alan Gross Continues on Hunger Strike, Demands Release from Cuban Jail

Alan Gross Continues on Hunger Strike, Demands Release from Cuban Jail

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba after being convicted of subversion, began a hunger strike on April 3 to demand both Havana and Washington for his release, his attorney said Tuesday. continue reading »

International Tourists Arriving in Cuba Up 7 Percent in Early 2014

International Tourists Arriving in Cuba Up 7 Percent in Early 2014

International tourist arrivals to Cuba rose 7 percent annually in January and February to 636,146 travelers, accounting for 21 percent of the 3 million visitors the government expects to receive this year. continue reading »

Cuban Government Reacts to USAID’s “Cuban Twitter” Project

Cuban Government Reacts to USAID’s “Cuban Twitter” Project

The Raul Castro government demanded Friday that the United States call off its "illegal and covert" actions against Cuba, in an official reaction to news that the U.S. Agency for International Development sought to create a Twitter-like social network on the Communist island. continue reading »

U.S. Acknowledges “Cuban Twitter” Project

U.S. Acknowledges “Cuban Twitter” Project

The government acknowledged Thursday that the U.S. Agency for International Development launched a project in Cuba to create a Twitter-like social network to increase Cubans' access to information but rejected describing the program as covert. continue reading »

Cuban Government Seeks Foreign Investment

Cuban Government Seeks Foreign Investment

Cuba's new law regulating foreign investment will give priority to 11 economic sectors, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »