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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 »

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case. continue reading »

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012. continue reading »

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

The number of people in Cuba with HIV/AIDS currently stands at 16,479, according to figures published Monday in the official weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on subversion charges, has abandoned a hunger strike after eight days at the urging of family members, his attorney said Friday. continue reading »

EU Officials To Begin Negotiating Deal with Cuban Government This Month

EU Officials To Begin Negotiating Deal with Cuban Government This Month

The European Union and Cuba will hold the first round of negotiations to reach a political and cooperation accord on April 29-30 in Havana, EU sources told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Alan Gross Continues on Hunger Strike, Demands Release from Cuban Jail

Alan Gross Continues on Hunger Strike, Demands Release from Cuban Jail

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba after being convicted of subversion, began a hunger strike on April 3 to demand both Havana and Washington for his release, his attorney said Tuesday. continue reading »