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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 »

Cuba Gov’t Denies Exit Visa for Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez for 19th Time

Cuba Gov’t Denies Exit Visa for Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez for 19th Time

The Cuban government has again denied dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez ( regularly seen in HS News) permission to leave the country, which on this occasion she requested for a trip to Brazil where she was invited to the premiere of a continue reading »

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

The Cuban government has again denied dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez permission to leave the country, which on this occasion she requested for a trip to Brazil where she was invited to the premiere of a documentary. continue reading »

Cuba bids farewell to singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez

Cuba bids farewell to singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez

Singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez, one of the original voices of the New Cuban Song Movement, has died in Havana, official media reported. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro received Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at the Palace of the Revolution, where they discussed the bilateral agenda continue reading »

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 »