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Calle 13 in Cuba Filming Documentary

Calle 13 in Cuba Filming Documentary

Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is currently filming a documentary in Cuba, official media said Monday, citing band member Rene Perez, a.k.a. "Residente." continue reading »

Vatican to Loan Cuba Historic Artifact

Vatican to Loan Cuba Historic Artifact

The Vatican has loaned to Cuba "as a great exception" and for one year an artifact considered the most ancient example of indigenous Christian art in the New World, having once belonged to the chaplain of Christopher Columbus. continue reading »

Florida Debate: Romney Claims Obama Has Appeased Cuba, but It Won’t Happen If He’s Elected

Florida Debate: Romney Claims Obama Has Appeased Cuba, but It Won’t Happen If He’s Elected

Earlier this month, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stated, “Those of us who believe in freedom and cherish democracy must do our part … and denounce the injustices and cruelties of the Castro tyranny.” continue reading »

Newt Gingrich Promises Florida Primary Voters Peaceful End to Castro Regime in Cuba

Newt Gingrich Promises Florida Primary Voters Peaceful End to Castro Regime in Cuba

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, who has rebounded in recent voter surveys, promised Sunday that if he wins the U.S. presidency in November he will seek a peaceful end to the Castro dictatorship in Cuba. continue reading »

2.7 Million Tourists Visited Cuba in 2011

2.7 Million Tourists Visited Cuba in 2011

Cuba greeted more than 2.7 million tourists in 2011, a figure confirmed by official media and said to set a record for the sector, the island's second biggest source of revenue in foreign currencies. continue reading »

Confirmed Deaths from Cuba Building Collapse Rises to 4

Confirmed Deaths from Cuba Building Collapse Rises to 4

Three women and a man died and five others were injured when a building collapsed in the densely populated Centro Habana neighborhood of the Cuban capital, official media said. continue reading »

Building Collapses in Cuba, 3 Killed

Building Collapses in Cuba, 3 Killed

Three people died and six others were injured when one of the many dilapidated buildings in Havana collapsed, Cuba's official media said Wednesday. The three-s continue reading »

26 Cuban Boat Refugees Arrive in Florida Keys,  Allowed to Stay Become Legal Residents w/in Year

26 Cuban Boat Refugees Arrive in Florida Keys,  Allowed to Stay Become Legal Residents w/in Year

26 Cuban refugees arrived in Florida Keys possibly being smuggled into the U.S. via a migrant-smuggling operation this past Friday. continue reading »

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Enjoys Meeting “Comandante Fidel” in Cuba

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Enjoys Meeting “Comandante Fidel” in Cuba

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed here Thursday that he held a wide-ranging discussion with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during his brief stay on the island. continue reading »

Cuban Opposition to Island’s Gov’t Claim 796 Were Arrested in December for Political Reasons

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation said Tuesday that in December there were a record 796 temporary arrests for political reasons on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

U.S. Cuban Catholics Will Go to Cuba to Meet Pope

U.S. Cuban Catholics Will Go to Cuba to Meet Pope

The Archdiocese of Miami has confirmed a pilgrimage to Cuba to allow the Cuban Catholic devotees in South Florida to participate in the visit to the island of Pope Benedict XVI continue reading »

Castro on U.S. Politics:  Robot Better President than a Republican or Obama

Castro on U.S. Politics:  Robot Better President than a Republican or Obama

A robot would govern the United States better, former Cuban President Fidel Castro says in column published Monday in official media. continue reading »

Cuban Farmers Set to Sell Directly to Tourist Hotels

Cuban Farmers Set to Sell Directly to Tourist Hotels

Cuban farmers and hotels have begun to accommodate themselves to the new commercial framework that allows them to sell and buy agricultural products directly with each other, a measure included in the recent adjustments to "update" the island's socialist economic model, government-run media reported. continue reading »

Authorities, 3000 Faithful See off  Our Lady of Charity Pilgrimage in Havana

Authorities, 3000 Faithful See off Our Lady of Charity Pilgrimage in Havana

Government, Communist Party and Catholic Church authorities attended the farewell event of the pilgrimage of the statue of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, continue reading »

Seven Political Prisoners Being Held in Cuba Pardoned

Seven Political Prisoners Being Held in Cuba Pardoned

The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported Thursday that among the more than 3,000 pardoned prisoners in Cuba are seven political prisoners, two more than had been known of to date. continue reading »