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Former Obama Cabinet Member Favors Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

Former Obama Cabinet Member Favors Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he favors "normalizing" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years. continue reading »

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Denounces Blockade on New Online Publication

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Denounces Blockade on New Online Publication

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday said on Twitter that the island's communist government locally blocked her new online publication 14ymedio by redirecting viewers to another Web page. continue reading »

Union Official: Cubans Know Higher Pay Depends on Productivity

Union Official: Cubans Know Higher Pay Depends on Productivity

Cuban workers realize that an increase in living standards is "impossible" without improvements in productivity, a union official from the Communist-ruled island said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Military Delegation from China Visits Cuba

Military Delegation from China Visits Cuba

The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army is leading a delegation on an official visit to Cuba, state television here said. continue reading »

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to Launch Digital Newspaper Next Week

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to Launch Digital Newspaper Next Week

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Wednesday that on May 21 she will launch her new independent digital newspaper, 14ymedio, with which she wants "to tell about Cuba from inside Cuba." continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Evo Morales Says Cuba to Develop Pharmaceutical Plant in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that he and Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to set up a pharmaceutical plant in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Cuban Refugee Launches Hunger Strike After Denied Entry to Costa Rica

Cuban Refugee Launches Hunger Strike After Denied Entry to Costa Rica

A Cuban man who has spent the last two weeks stuck inside San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport after Costa Rican immigration authorities denied him entry said Friday that he is on his fourth day on a hunger strike. continue reading »

4 Cuban-Americans Arrested on Terror Charges in Havana

4 Cuban-Americans Arrested on Terror Charges in Havana

Four Cuban-Americans have been arrested in Cuba on charges of plotting terrorist attacks, the interior ministry said Wednesday. Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos and Felix Monzon Alvarez, all residents of Miami, were detained April 26, according to a statement circulated in Cuba's state-controlled media. continue reading »

Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

Cuba on Tuesday kicked off its 2014 International Tourism Fair with the challenge of taking advantage of opportunities provided by the new Foreign Investment Law to increase the competitiveness of the sector that constitutes the island's second-largest source of income. continue reading »

Cuba and France Set to Increase Trade Relations

Cuba and France Set to Increase Trade Relations

Cuba and France on Monday signed an agreement to increase bilateral trade with a short-term line of credit, Cuban official media said. continue reading »

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban musician Juan Formell, leader and founder of Los Van Van, died in Havana, state television reported. He was 71. continue reading »

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Cuban President Raul Castro and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Tuesday in Havana to review bilateral relations, Cuba's official media said. The two men "noted with satisfaction the excellent state of their bilateral relations, in constant development and with a promising future," state news agency AIN said. continue reading »

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

The musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan will debut on Broadway in 2015 and will be preceded by a TV show to choose the actresses who will play the Cuban-American singer. "It's going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes," Estefan told the New York Daily News. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo. continue reading »

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

It’s Official- Good Friday to be Cuban Holiday Beginning Next Year

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. continue reading »