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Seven Political Prisoners Being Held in Cuba Pardoned

Seven Political Prisoners Being Held in Cuba Pardoned

The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported Thursday that among the more than 3,000 pardoned prisoners in Cuba are seven political prisoners, two more than had been known of to date. continue reading »

Cuba Increases Total Phone Connections by 18.5% in 2011

Cuba Increases Total Phone Connections by 18.5% in 2011

The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, about evenly divided between fixed-line and mobile accounts, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban baseball great Norge Luis Vera, one of the best pitchers in the island's history, has been hospitalized in "very serious" condition after a traffic accident two days ago, official media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Cuba to Pardon 2,900 Prisoners-No Mention of American Alan Gross

Cuba to Pardon 2,900 Prisoners-No Mention of American Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will pardon nearly 3,000 prisoners in the coming days for humanitarian reasons. Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech to lawmakers. He said 86 foreigners from 25 countries would be among the 2,900 inmates slated for release. continue reading »

Self-Employment the Preference for Many Cuban Women

Self-Employment the Preference for Many Cuban Women

Cuba has seen an increase over the last two years in the number of women and workers of a higher educational level who have opted for self-employment, though the young seem uninterested, a recent survey shows. continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Leader Starts Blog: ‘El Blog de Mariela Castro’

Daughter of Cuban Leader Starts Blog: ‘El Blog de Mariela Castro’

Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog. "El blog de Mariela Castro" featured Castro's first two continue reading »

Fidel Castro Publishes “Reflections” Book in Argentina

Fidel Castro Publishes “Reflections” Book in Argentina

The Argentinean Congress presented Friday a book of reflections written by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, on the mercenary invasion of the Bay of Pigs in April, 1961. continue reading »

Raul Castro Receives Papal Delegation In Preparation for Pope’s 2012 Visit

Raul Castro Receives Papal Delegation In Preparation for Pope’s 2012 Visit

Cuba will greet Pope Benedict XVI on his upcoming visit to the island with "affection and respect," President Raul Castro said Monday at a meeting in Havana with a delegation from the Vatican, state television said. continue reading »

U.S. Concerned About Cuba’s Increasing Repression Especially During Human Rights Week

U.S. Concerned About Cuba’s Increasing Repression Especially During Human Rights Week

The U.S. Government is deeply troubled by reports of increased repression by the Government of Cuba against Cuban citizens peacefully expressing themselves. continue reading »

Ladies in White Harassed in Havana After Weekly Procession

Ladies in White Harassed in Havana After Weekly Procession

Members of the dissident movement Ladies in White, which fights for the freeing of political prisoners, were harassed by government supporters after their weekly procession in the Cuban capital. continue reading »

20-Years Today Gerardo Hernandez Sentenced to LIfe in Miami for Being Cuban Spy

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 »