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Cuban Doctors Working Abroad Does Not Affect Island’s Healthcare System

Cuban Doctors Working Abroad Does Not Affect Island’s Healthcare System

The dispatch of more than 50,000 Cuban doctors to countries in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East "does not affect" the quality or availability of healthcare on the island, Health Minister Roberto Morales said. continue reading »

Melba Hernandez: Female Cuban Revoluationary Dies at 92

Melba Hernandez: Female Cuban Revoluationary Dies at 92

Melba Hernandez Rodrguez del Rey, known as the "Heroine of Moncada" for her participation in the first armed action led by Fidel Castro against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship, died in Havana, official media said. She was 92. continue reading »

Cuba Allows Users to Access E-Mail on Mobile Devices

Cuba Allows Users to Access E-Mail on Mobile Devices

Cuba announced Saturday a new service that will allow access to a local e-mail account on mobile devices, a novelty on the island due to existing restrictions on Internet connections for cell phones and home computers. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Cuban Migrants

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Cuban Migrants

A boatload of 24 Cuban immigrants has been rescued at sea by a Carnival cruise ship, whose crew handed them over to authorities on the Cayman Islands, the company said Friday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Over 1,000 Political Arrests in Cuba in One Month

REPORT:  Over 1,000 Political Arrests in Cuba in One Month

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said Monday that in February there were at least 1,051 political arrests in Cuba. continue reading »

Cuba Confirms Theft of “Important” Paintings from National Museum

Cuba Confirms Theft of “Important” Paintings from National Museum

Cuba confirmed the theft of "an important" group of pieces from the storerooms of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, mostly Cuban works of art, and said an account of what is missing has been widely distributed to avoid illegal trafficking of the paintings inside and outside the country. continue reading »

Former Spy Returns to Cuba Following Release from Prison

Former Spy Returns to Cuba Following Release from Prison

President Raul Castro went to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport on Friday to greet a Cuban intelligence agent returing to the island after spending more than 15 years in a U.S. prison. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

The Brazilian government announced Friday that it will raise the wages of close to 7,400 Cuban doctors it recruited for its healthcare program in poor areas following the defections that occurred at the beginning of the month. continue reading »

Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

Fernando Gonzalez, one of five Cuban spies convicted by a Miami jury in 2001, was released Thursday from U.S. federal prison after serving more than 15 years. continue reading »

Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

Huber Matos, a comandante of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who became a fierce opponent of Fidel Castro, died Thursday in Miami, his grandson told Efe. He was 95. continue reading »

Havana Hosts Festival for Cigar Lovers

Havana Hosts Festival for Cigar Lovers

Some 1,500 tobacco specialists and cigar lovers from five continents have flocked to Cuba's capital for the 16th Havana Cigar Festival, an annual occasion for savoring what's new in cigars and disovering how they combine with drinks, chocolates and haute cuisine. continue reading »

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

International tourists spent $1.8 billion in Cuba in 2013, according to data published Tuesday by the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI. continue reading »

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

Cuba has Used Stem Cells to Treat Over 5,000 Patients

More than 5,000 patients have been treated with stem cells in Cuba since the procedure started being used on the island a decade ago, the official Granma newspaper said. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Going on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Cuban Dissident Going on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez completed the fourth day of a hunger strike at his home besieged by State Security, wife Iris Perez told Efe. continue reading »

Cuban Singer Santiago Feliu Dies, Age 51

Cuban Singer Santiago Feliu Dies, Age 51

Cuban singer Santiago Feliu, dubbed "a hippie of communism," died early Wednesday in Havana, official media said. he was 51. continue reading »