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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 »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Exiled Cuban Dissident, Albert Santiago du Bouchet, Commits Suicide in Spain

Exiled Cuban Dissident, Albert Santiago du Bouchet, Commits Suicide in Spain

One of the scores of former Cuban political prisoners given refuge in Spain committed suicide this week on Grand Canary Island, his former girlfriend told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Robot Dinosaurs on Display in Havana Park

Venezuelan Robot Dinosaurs on Display in Havana Park

An exhibition of life-sized robotic dinosaurs will be on show until September in a Havana park, from where the giant beasts from Caracas, donated to the island by the Venezuelan government, will begin an international tour. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Again to Cuba for 2nd Round of Cancer Treatments

Chavez Returns Again to Cuba for 2nd Round of Cancer Treatments

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro at the international airport in Havana, where he will continue the radiation therapy treatment against cancer he began a week ago, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Cuba's government has declared Good Friday a holiday to comply with a request by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the island, a decision taken as an "exception" this year while awaiting the "definitive ruling." continue reading »

Emotional Moment: Havana Seminarians had Chance to Meet Pope

Emotional Moment: Havana Seminarians had Chance to Meet Pope

Kenny Fernandez Delgado was 13 when Blessed John Paul II came to the tropical Cuban capital. He remembers little about the 1998 event other than arriving late for the Mass at Revolution Square with his mother and a brother continue reading »

Man Convicted of Espionage Returns to Cuba to be With Terminally Ill Brother

Man Convicted of Espionage Returns to Cuba to be With Terminally Ill Brother

One of the five Cuban intelligence agents convicted of espionage in the United States returned to the Communist-ruled island on Friday for a brief visit with his terminally ill brother, state television said. continue reading »

150 Dissidents Arrested in Cuba during Papal Visit, Fear Number will Rise

150 Dissidents Arrested in Cuba during Papal Visit, Fear Number will Rise

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, on Tuesday said that the number of dissidents arrested in connection with this week's papal visit to the Communist-ruled island exceeds 150 and it fears that the number of arrests will mount. continue reading »

Pope Benedict in Cuba

Pope Benedict in Cuba

There still remain many areas" in which relations must move forward between the Catholic Church and the Cuban government, Pope Benedict XVI said here Monday as he began a three-day visit to the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »