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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 »

Chicago’s O’Hare Begins Weekly NonStop Flights to Cuba

Chicago’s O’Hare Begins Weekly NonStop Flights to Cuba

Starting this week Chicago’s O’Hare airport will be offering weekly nonstop flights to Cuba. The charter C&T will offer one flight to Cuba every Friday and offer one weekly return flight from Cuba. continue reading »

Golf Making a Return to Cuba

Golf Making a Return to Cuba

An unlikely sport is gaining popularity in the island nation of Cuba, and Canadian businesses appear to behind it. Possibly as a sign of the changing times, continue reading »

‘Sesame Street’ Composer Fernando Rivas, Charged with Child Pornography

‘Sesame Street’ Composer Fernando Rivas, Charged with Child Pornography

59-year-old Rivas, who won two Emmys for his work on Sesame Street has been charged with three counts of child pornography in Charleston, SC. continue reading »

Singer Silvio Rodriguez Returns to his Cuban Roots

Singer Silvio Rodriguez Returns to his Cuban Roots

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will appear on Dec. 10 at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana where he gave his first concert 44 years ago, state media reported. continue reading »

Papal Trip to Cuba and Mexico Under Consideration for Spring 2012

Papal Trip to Cuba and Mexico Under Consideration for Spring 2012

Replying to questions raised by journalists, Holy See Press Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Benedict XVI is studying the possibility continue reading »

Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Haiti’s Fight Against Cholera

Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Haiti’s Fight Against Cholera

As Haiti’s fight against cholera continues, it appears Cuban doctors leading the way when it comes to aid. Over the last two years, Haiti’s earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemi continue reading »

Cuban Now Allowed to Sell and Buy Real Estate, 1st Time in Nearly 50 Years