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New Pitbull And Chris Brown~ International Love (VIDEO)

New Pitbull And Chris Brown~ International Love (VIDEO)

Check out the just-released music video for International Love, the new single from Pitbull, featuring Chris Brown, off of the rapper's album Planet Pit! continue reading »

5 Drown, 20 more Rescued While Trying to Flee Cuba

5 Drown, 20 more Rescued While Trying to Flee Cuba

At least five people died when the makeshift boat in which they intended to leave Cuba capsized, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

U.S. Cuban Exile Fotilla Heads to Cuba to Support Dissidents

U.S. Cuban Exile Fotilla Heads to Cuba to Support Dissidents

Around 60 Cuban exiles aboard five boats set out from Key West on Friday with plans to weigh anchor in international waters off the coast of Cuba and launch fireworks in a display of support for dissidents on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Pope Confirms Visit to Cuba as “Pilgrim of Charity”

Pope Confirms Visit to Cuba as “Pilgrim of Charity”

Cuba has confirmed the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island, which is why it is called the visit of the " Pilgrim of Charity." continue reading »

Elián Gonzalez Turns 18 Years-Old (VIDEO)

Elián Gonzalez Turns 18 Years-Old (VIDEO)

Elián spent his 18th birthday surrounded by friends and with his father, in a celebration held in his home in his native Cárdenas, 90 miles east of Havana. continue reading »

Attorney for Imprisoned US Contractor Alan Gross Accuses Cuba of Misrepresentation

Attorney for Imprisoned US Contractor Alan Gross Accuses Cuba of Misrepresentation

The attorney for the family of Alan Gross on Monday accused the Cuban government of "misrepresenting" what the U.S. subcontractor was doing on the island when he was arrested two years ago, and he called Havana's explanation for his imprisonment "preposterous." continue reading »

More than 250 Political Arrests in Cuba Last Month

More than 250 Political Arrests in Cuba Last Month

The Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission opposition group on Monday said that at least 257 people were arrested for political reasons on the Communist-ruled island last month, most of them for short periods of time. continue reading »

Catholic Cardinal Publicly Blesses Cuban Athletes & Baseball Fans, A First

Catholic Cardinal Publicly Blesses Cuban Athletes & Baseball Fans, A First

In an event that is unprecedented, the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, during the procession of the image of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, in the parking lot outside the main stadium of baseball in Cuba, in the Latin American Park, sent a blessing to players continue reading »

Nightmare in Shark-infested Waters off Cuba in ‘86 May Help Save Coral Reefs

Nightmare in Shark-infested Waters off Cuba in ‘86 May Help Save Coral Reefs

Twenty five years ago, on December 4, 1986, Walter Wyatt's plane crashed in the waters of Cay Sal Bank, a remote area between Cuba and The Bahamas. It sank almost immediately. continue reading »

US Response to Two Year Anniversary of American Alan Gross Held in Cuba

US Response to Two Year Anniversary of American Alan Gross Held in Cuba

Today Alan Gross will begin his third year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. He was arrested on December 3, 2009 and later given a 15 year prison sentence by Cuban continue reading »

Raul Castro Asking About Detained U.S. Contractor Alan Gross’ Health

Raul Castro Asking About Detained U.S. Contractor Alan Gross’ Health

The general secretary of the U.S. National Council of Churches expressed hope here Friday that the Cuban government will give weight to humanitarian considerations in the case of American aid contractor Alan Gross, who has spent two years in custody on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Mother of U.S. Constractor Being Held in Cuba Makes Video Appeal to Raul Castro

Mother of U.S. Constractor Being Held in Cuba Makes Video Appeal to Raul Castro

The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. aid contractor being held in a Cuban prison, released on Thursday a video message to Cuba's President Raul Castro urging him to free her son on humanitarian grounds. continue reading »

Russia to Build AK-47 Projectile Factory in Cuba

Russia to Build AK-47 Projectile Factory in Cuba

Russia plans to build a factory in Cuba to make ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles, Federal Agency for Military and Technical Cooperation director Konstantin Biriulin said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuba Creates its Own Facebook-Like Social Network

Cuba Creates its Own Facebook-Like Social Network

“Redsocial,” The Cuban carbon copy of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network Facebook, is the island’s new “Virtual meeting point for Cuban Universities.” continue reading »

Scorpion Venom Key to Cuban Cancer Treatment Research

Scorpion Venom Key to Cuban Cancer Treatment Research

Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials announced Tuesday. continue reading »