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REPORT:  Political Arrests in Cuba Declined in March

REPORT:  Political Arrests in Cuba Declined in March

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported Tuesday a decline in the number of political arrests in March compared with earlier months, a situation it attributed to the Communist government's interest in showing "a better image" with an eye toward its talks with the European Union. continue reading »

Elite Cuban Athletes Get Pay Raise: $60 Per Month for Olympians

Elite Cuban Athletes Get Pay Raise: $60 Per Month for Olympians

Cuba reported on Monday the entry into force of the announced salary hikes for athletes, coaches and specialists in the sector, whose incomes will depend on the results and awards they obtain. continue reading »

US Coast Guard Rescues 12 Cuban Migrants off Bahamas

US Coast Guard Rescues 12 Cuban Migrants off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 12 Cuban migrants whose boat sank near Lobos Cay Island in the Bahamas, authorities said Friday. Officers on duty Thursday morning at the 7th District command center were informed that migrants were stranded on Lobos Cay continue reading »

Cuba Opens Doors to Foreign Investors in All Sectors but Health, Education

Cuba Opens Doors to Foreign Investors in All Sectors but Health, Education

Communist Cuba will allow foreign investment in all sectors except education, health and "armed institutions" and offer tax exemptions to overseas companies, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Wednesday, disclosing details of a bill proposed by Raul Castro's government. continue reading »

Caribbean Community Continues to Urge U.S. to End Cuban Embargo

Caribbean Community Continues to Urge U.S. to End Cuban Embargo

The Caribbean Community on Tuesday renewed its call for an end to the United States' five-decade-old trade embargo against Cuba. continue reading »

Cuban Government Doubles Doctors’ Pay

Cuban Government Doubles Doctors’ Pay

President Raul Castro and his Cabinet approved a plan to more than double the pay of Cuba's medical professionals starting in June, official media said Friday. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomes Chicago and Ravinia’s Very Own Steans Institute Musicians

Cuba Welcomes Chicago and Ravinia’s Very Own Steans Institute Musicians

The island nation of Cuba is opening its arms to receive one of Chicago’s most beloved U.S. chamber ensembles. This week musicians from Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute arrive in Cuba as part of the Festival de Musica de Camara – a five-day celebration of music. continue reading »

Cuban, American Organizations Preserve Hemingway Legacy

Cuban, American Organizations Preserve Hemingway Legacy

Cuba's Cultural Heritage Council and the U.S.-based Vigia Foundation signed Tuesday the renewal of their 2002 accord to preserve the legacy of Ernest Hemingway on the island. continue reading »

Cuba and European Union Set to Expand Relations and Sign Cooperation Agreement

Cuba and European Union Set to Expand Relations and Sign Cooperation Agreement

Authorities of the European Union and Cuba are actively working to start official negotiations on a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, EU sources said Tuesday. continue reading »

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 »