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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 »

Telenovela Stars Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela Separate

Telenovela Stars Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela Separate

According to reports, Aylin Mujica and Gabriel Valenzuela have separated due to alleged cheating accusations. continue reading »

Older Sister of Fidel and Raul Castro Dies in Cuba

Older Sister of Fidel and Raul Castro Dies in Cuba

Angela Castro Ruiz, the older sister of Fidel and Raul, died this Tuesday in Havana, Cuba at the age of 88 due to a deadly combination of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. continue reading »

Cuban Cigar Sales Up 9 Percent Internationally

Cuban Cigar Sales Up 9 Percent Internationally

International sales of luxurious Cuban cigars climbed 9 percent in 2011 with revenues of $401 million following an upturn in the market, executives of Habanos S.A. said Monday. continue reading »

Dominican Smugglers Leave Undocumented Cubans in Treacherous Waters to Die

Dominican Smugglers Leave Undocumented Cubans in Treacherous Waters to Die

An alien citizen of Cuba died yesterday afternoon, adding to the recent toll of deaths of undocumented aliens in the Mona Passage being transported by smuggling organizations attempting to reach the shores of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional Official Music Video

Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional Official Music Video

Gloria Estefan's New HIT Video "Hotel Nacional" is a tribute to cult film favorites such as "Rocky Horror Picture" "The Birdcage" "Some Like It Hot continue reading »

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Raul Castro in Cuba

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Raul Castro in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met here with two members of a visiting delegation of U.S. lawmakers, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Possible Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Questioned

Possible Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Questioned

A new U.S. congressional report says the United States cannot ensure that former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison will not become involved in insurgent activities. The report by the oversight panel of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee says 27 percent of the 600 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo were confirmed or suspected to be presently or previously engaged in terrorist activities. continue reading »

Cuban Migrants Rescued by Mexican Navy off the Coast of Isla Mujeres

Cuban Migrants Rescued by Mexican Navy off the Coast of Isla Mujeres

Six Cuban migrants were rescued over the weekend off the Mexican coast, the navy said Monday. The migrants were found Sunday east of Isla Mujeres, off the continue reading »

Cuba Using “Sulfurizing” Method on Sugar, Will Reduce Cost to Manufacturers

Cuba Using “Sulfurizing” Method on Sugar, Will Reduce Cost to Manufacturers

Cuba has begun to employ a new technology to produce white sugar, a measure that improves its quality, avoids the refining process and reduces the cost of manufacture, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »