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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 »

Cuba Increases Total Phone Connections by 18.5% in 2011

Cuba Increases Total Phone Connections by 18.5% in 2011

The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, about evenly divided between fixed-line and mobile accounts, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban baseball great Norge Luis Vera, one of the best pitchers in the island's history, has been hospitalized in "very serious" condition after a traffic accident two days ago, official media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Cuba to Pardon 2,900 Prisoners-No Mention of American Alan Gross

Cuba to Pardon 2,900 Prisoners-No Mention of American Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will pardon nearly 3,000 prisoners in the coming days for humanitarian reasons. Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech to lawmakers. He said 86 foreigners from 25 countries would be among the 2,900 inmates slated for release. continue reading »

Self-Employment the Preference for Many Cuban Women

Self-Employment the Preference for Many Cuban Women

Cuba has seen an increase over the last two years in the number of women and workers of a higher educational level who have opted for self-employment, though the young seem uninterested, a recent survey shows. continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Leader Starts Blog: ‘El Blog de Mariela Castro’

Daughter of Cuban Leader Starts Blog: ‘El Blog de Mariela Castro’

Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog. "El blog de Mariela Castro" featured Castro's first two continue reading »