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Missing Cuban Actor Javier Nunez Floria Wins Top Award at Tribeca for “Una Noche”

Missing Cuban Actor Javier Nunez Floria Wins Top Award at Tribeca for “Una Noche”

One of the two Cuban actors who disappeared after arriving in the U.S. to present their film at the Tribeca Film Festival won the fesitval’s top acting award. Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la continue reading »

Venezuela’s Chavez to Return From Cancer Treatment in Cuba Later this Week

Venezuela’s Chavez to Return From Cancer Treatment in Cuba Later this Week

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said he will be back in Caracas later this week. continue reading »

Cuban Actors Disappear after Arriving in U.S. For Tribeca Film Festival

Cuban Actors Disappear after Arriving in U.S. For Tribeca Film Festival

Two Cuban actors, stars of a film about the adventures of three young people trying to leave Cuba, disappeared over the weekend after setting foot on U.S. soil on their trip from the island to present the movie at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, U.S. media outlets reported. continue reading »

Major Water Supply Issues Affecting Cuban People Due to Prolonged Drought

Major Water Supply Issues Affecting Cuban People Due to Prolonged Drought

Some 45,000 residents of Havana are currently receiving their drinking water in cistern trucks due to the ongoing drought affecting Cuba, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

New “Che”  Graphic Novel Inspired by His Most Famous Portrait

New “Che”  Graphic Novel Inspired by His Most Famous Portrait

The most famous photo ever taken of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was shot by Alberto Korda in 1960, an image so endlessly reproduced it became not only a political icon but a marketing and advertising asset. That photo is the point of departure for the new graphic novel about the "Comandante" now being published in Spanish. continue reading »

13 Cuban Migrants Transferred over to Colombian Immigration Authorities

13 Cuban Migrants Transferred over to Colombian Immigration Authorities

The Colombian navy found 13 illegal Cuban migrants who were traveling on a boat in Colombian territorial waters in the Gulf of Uraba, officials said Monday. The Cubans were on board a fishing boat that was intercepted off the coast near Titumate, a village in Choco province near the border with Panama. continue reading »

Summit of the Americas Concludes with No Decision on Cuba’s Inclusion

Summit of the Americas Concludes with No Decision on Cuba’s Inclusion

The 6th Summit of the Americas wrapped up here Sunday with Latin American support for including Cuba at the next continental gathering but without a final declaration due to a lack of consensus among participating nations on that and other matters. continue reading »

Latino Sports Commentary:  Ozzie Guillen Does It Again, Pero No Es Pa Tanto!

Latino Sports Commentary:  Ozzie Guillen Does It Again, Pero No Es Pa Tanto!

Here at HS News we really enjoyed Julio Paban, from Latino Sports, take on Ozzie Guillen that we asked permission to republish. Enjoy. Latino Sports, we think really understand Ozzie's crazy talk. continue reading »

Chavez Skips Out on Summit of Americas, In Cuba for More Cancer Treatments

Chavez Skips Out on Summit of Americas, In Cuba for More Cancer Treatments

Cuban media reported on Sunday that Chavez had returned to the island, where he was greeted by the country's first vice president, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, in contrast to earlier occasions on which President Raul Castro had awaited him on the tarmac of the Jose Marti international airport. continue reading »

Mexico and Cuba Consider Doing Joint Oil Exploration in Gulf of Mexico

Mexico and Cuba Consider Doing Joint Oil Exploration in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, is considering participating and investing in crude and natural gas exploration and production projects in Cuban territorial waters. continue reading »

Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cuba, Meeting with Raul Castro

Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cuba, Meeting with Raul Castro

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on arriving here Wednesday that he wants to bolster his country's ties with Cuba. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Pokes Fun at President Obama’s Plan to Wear Cuba’s “Official Garment” to Summit

Fidel Castro Pokes Fun at President Obama’s Plan to Wear Cuba’s “Official Garment” to Summit

Fidel Castro is poking fun at U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia, where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented. continue reading »

23 Cuban Migrants Rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

23 Cuban Migrants Rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship this week, rescued 23 Cuban migrants after their small boat was spotted near Jamaica. continue reading »

Silenced During Papal Visit, Cuban Bloggers, Dissidents Speak Out (VIDEO)

Silenced During Papal Visit, Cuban Bloggers, Dissidents Speak Out (VIDEO)

Not much was heard from dissidents during Pope Benedict XVI's recent visit to Cuba. They say that is because the government mounted a campaign of arrests and harassment to silence them. After the pope left, I was invited to a meeting that the country's best known Internet blogger, Yoani Sanchez, had with other critics of the government to share their experiences. continue reading »

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ Ignores His Family Path

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ Ignores His Family Path

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ (VIDEO) however, we note that Senator Rubio’s father, mother and brother entered the United States upon the invitation of a relative, what he has called: “chain migration”. Thereafter, they all enjoyed the benefits of the Cuban Adjustment Act. continue reading »