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Cubans Hail Removal From U.S. List Of State Terrorism Sponsors

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America's most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement coopera...

Raul Castro Says Cuba Blockade Not Obama's Fault

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

PANAMA CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday declared his refusal to refight the Cold War battles while Cuban President Raul Castro rallied ...

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 the...

Raul Castro: Detente With U.S. Won't Change Communist System

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.19.2015 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostilit...

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...

Cuba Sending Dozens Of Doctors To Fight Ebola

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Cuba's health ministry said Friday it is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, ...

LOOK: Cuba Rodeo Goes All Out

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Mustached and goateed men with broad-brimmed hats and leather chaps mingle in the dust, drinking beer and talking on cellphones. A wom...

Castro Calls For Regional Unity, Without U.S.

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro called on Latin American and Caribbean leaders Tuesday to work together on pressing regional problems at a...

Defected Cuban Dancers Adjust To U.S., Seek Work (VIDEO)

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 06.14.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy's restaurant in a strip mall. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden fr...

'Cuban Five' Spy Allowed To Stay In Cuba, U.S. Judge Rules

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

One of the convicted spies known as the "Cuban Five" will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a fed...

Cuba's Parliament Makes Historic Move

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 04.26.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Havana's Capitol building will play host to Cuba's parliament for the first time since 1959, when it came to be seen as a symbol of the old ...

Direct Shipments To Cuba Resume

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Miami

HAVANA -- Direct maritime shipments from Miami to Cuba resumed Friday for the first time in half a century. The shipments include items from authoriz...

'Cuban Five' Spy Allowed To Go Home

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A federal judge in Miami has granted a convicted Cuban spy's request to return home temporarily to visit a brother suffering from lung cancer...

Dates For Pope's Cuba Trip Settled

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 03.03.2012 | Miami

HAVANA -- The Roman Catholic Church in Cuba has announced the dates and a partial itinerary for Pope Benedict XVI's much-anticipated visit to the isla...

Long Live The Malecon

AP | By PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.16.2012 | Miami

HAVANA -- Along Havana's northern coastline, storms that roll down from the north send waves crashing against the concrete seawall, drenching vintage ...

Ray Sanchez

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

Cuba Will Not Unilaterally Free Gross: Official

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The United States should not expect Cuba to make a unilateral humanitarian gesture to release an imprisoned American government co...

Marcus Baram

FBI Questions American Travelers To Cuba | 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...