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Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatments, Will be There When Pope Arrives

Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatments, Will be There When Pope Arrives

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is once again in Havana to receive radiation therapy just as the island is preparing to welcome Pope Benedict XVI. continue reading »

Dissident Cuban Blogger & HS News Contributor Yoani Sanchez Sees Opportunity in Pope Visit

Dissident Cuban Blogger & HS News Contributor Yoani Sanchez Sees Opportunity in Pope Visit

As Pope Benedict prepares to visit Cuba next week, a dissident blogger says the trip is a good time to showcase the real situation in the island nation. Even though Yoani Sánchez believes the visit will not have a major political impact, she says it will be a good opportunity because of the increased international attention that comes with a visit by the Pope. continue reading »

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Hours before Pope Benedict XVI is to land in Guanajuato, Mexico the Vatican has released statistical information on Mexico and Cuba. The Pope has events schedule in three cities in Guanajuato during his March 23-26 visit, he is due to land in Mexico at 5:30 CST. continue reading »

The “Pope’s Crocodile” Arrives in Cuba

The “Pope’s Crocodile” Arrives in Cuba

The “Pope’s crocodile” , shown to Pope Benedict XVI in a general audience hearing held at the Vatican, will be returned to Cuba’s National Zoo, announced officials. continue reading »

Vatican Says Pope’s Visit to Cuba will Help Move them Toward Democracy

Vatican Says Pope’s Visit to Cuba will Help Move them Toward Democracy

Next week's visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba "will help the process toward democracy and will open new spaces of presence and activity (for the Catholic Church)" on the Communist-ruled island, the Vatican secretary of state said. continue reading »

Friendly International Games Between U.S and Cuba Will Resume in July

Friendly International Games Between U.S and Cuba Will Resume in July

Cuba and the United States in July will resume in Havana an annual series of friendly baseball games that will serve to prepare both countries for international events. continue reading »

As Mother’s Health Deteriorates, Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross Asks Cuban Officials for Furlough

As Mother’s Health Deteriorates, Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross Asks Cuban Officials for Furlough

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba since December 2009, has asked the Cuban government for leave to travel to the United States for two weeks to visit his ailing mother, his lawyer said. continue reading »

Cuba Launches Website in Preparation for Papal Visit

Cuba Launches Website in Preparation for Papal Visit

Agenzia Fides is reporting that Cuba has launched a website yesterday in preparation of the Papal visit from March 26 to 28. continue reading »

Miami Archdiocese Adds Charter Flights to Cuba for Papal Visit March 26-28

Miami Archdiocese Adds Charter Flights to Cuba for Papal Visit March 26-28

The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami announced Friday that it has arranged for additional flights to Cuba for pilgrims who want to see Pope Benedict XVI during his March 26-28 visit to the island. continue reading »

Anti-Dengue Vaccine Ready to be Tested on Humans Says Cuba

Anti-Dengue Vaccine Ready to be Tested on Humans Says Cuba

Cuba this year will run clinical trials on a vaccine against dengue fever, leaders of the project announced Wednesday at the International Biotechnology Congress in Havana. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Plans to Visit Fukushima

Fidel Castro Plans to Visit Fukushima

After attending the Global Hibakusha Forum in Havana on March 1st, former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro said he plans to visit Fukushima’s disaster area in 2013. continue reading »

New $744,000 Soccer Field at Guantanamo for Inmates Not Being Well Received

New $744,000 Soccer Field at Guantanamo for Inmates Not Being Well Received

Surrounded by surveillance cameras and numerous guard towers lies the brand new, nearly complete, $744,000 soccer field unveiled on Thursday during a visit by reporters to the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. continue reading »

Dear Pope Benedict XVI:  Please Don’t Visit Cuba!

Dear Pope Benedict XVI:  Please Don’t Visit Cuba!

Martha Beatriz Roque along with close to 750 other Cuban activists just sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI urging him to reconsider his planned March visit to Cuba continue reading »

Andy Garcia Announces Plans to Direct Film on Last 10 Years of Hemingway’s Life

Andy Garcia Announces Plans to Direct Film on Last 10 Years of Hemingway’s Life

Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia said during an appearance at Mexico's Guadalajara International Film Festival that he planned to make a film about "the last 10 years of the life" of legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway. continue reading »

Cuba Facing Pork Shortage in State Markets

Cuba Facing Pork Shortage in State Markets

Pork, the main attraction among all Cuban dishes, has been in short supply at state markets since January following a drop of almost 70 percent in availability due to continue reading »