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Fidel Castro Appears In Public For First Time In Over A Year

Reuters | Daniel Trotta | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

HAVANA, April 4 (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on M...

Conquering Democracy Is Our Task

Miriam Celaya | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Miriam Celaya

The independent civil society in Cuba can now choose between two attitudes: clinging to the anachronism of belligerency and the entrenchment that we have criticized the regime so much for, or assuming the challenges offered by the new era.

Some Cuba Dissidents Freed After New Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Cuba freed some leading dissidents on Wednesday after holding them overn...

Behind Cuba's Opening to the U.S.: Dropping Oil Prices Are Forcing an End to Venezuela's Subsidy of the Cuban Economy

Jorge Castañeda | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Jorge Castañeda

For anyone who can still see straight, it is obvious that Venezuela won't be able to keep on subsidizing the Castro regime with 100,000 daily oil barrels. Moreover, each day it becomes likelier that there will soon be a major political overhaul in Venezuela, one that, in one way or the other, will spell an end to the island's economic salvation.

'Hanukkah Miracle': Alan Gross Released From Cuban Prison

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

Alan Gross, a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was released from a Cuban prison on Wednesday, five years after being a...

Ray Sanchez

Miami's Cuban Exiles: Chasm Between The Leadership and Newer Arrivals Widens

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2011 | Miami

Mitt Romney appeared amid crates of tropical guava paste and coconut water at Conchita Foods, a Florida family-run business founded by Cuban exiles --...

Marcus Baram

FBI Questions American Travelers To Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At least 10 Americans who recently traveled to Cuba through cultural exchange programs have been questioned by FBI agents, either at home or over the ...

Prieto's New Novel "Travels By Taxi", And Free Speech In Cuba (VIDEO)

The Nation | Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ben Wyskida The Nation In the late 1980's noted novelist Jose Manuel Prieto was asked to leave Cuba, at odds with the Castro regime and what he calls...

Cuban Economy Worsens, Citizens Face Toilet Paper Shortages

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The extent of Cuba's economic crisis has become so severe that officials say the country is in danger of running out of toilet paper and other supplie...

CANF's Role In Shaping Cuba Policy A Break From The Past (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amid increasing excitement in the Cuban-American community, President Obama today finally made official his reversal of Bush administration travel res...