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No Commotion in Cuba yet

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment »

A surveillance-resistant tool called Commotion is not yet operational in Cuba, the U.S. Agency for International Development told the New York Times.

Agustin Bejarano Returns to Cuba after Serving Sentence for Pedophilia in Miami

April 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The famous painter and sculptor Agustin Bejarano, convicted of sexually abusing a minor, returned to Cuba this month after spending three years in prison in the United States.

Record number of US visas for Cubans

April 22, 2014 | 3 comments

The United States granted a record 19,500 visas to Cubans for family and professional or business visits during the first half of fiscal 2014 according to State Department data. The number of non-immigrant visas issued was up 27% from the same period of last year.

Five Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington

April 21, 2014 | 6 comments

Public figures from around the globe continue to show interest in supporting the cause of the Cuban Five, and a new campaign the week of June 4-11 on their behalf is being launched by the International Committee seeking the release of the remaining three from prison.

Cuba Slugger Frederich Cepeda Signs for $1.5 million with Yomiuri Giants

April 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Frederich Cepeda, one of the best hitters in Cuban baseball, will play this coming season in the Professional League in Japan, which just announced his signing for one season with the Yomiuri Giants in a monetary settlement of $1.5 million dollars.

Cuba Customs Publishes List of Agencies Authorized for Package Services to the Island

April 19, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban customs service published today a list of the foreign courier and package delivery agencies operating legally under contract with Cuban operators, authorized to perform these operations, reported Cubadebate.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, his Friends Fidel and Clinton, and the Cuban Five

April 19, 2014 | No Comments »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the famed Colombian novelist who died April 17, 2014, played a fascinating cameo role in the story of the Cuban Five. In the spring of 1998, he carried a secret message about a terrorist plot against Cuba from Fidel Castro to Bill Clinton.

Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

April 19, 2014 | 9 comments

The iffy supply of condoms in Cuban pharmacies and markets in recent months has meant greater risk for some and an impediment to others who prefer to restrain their libidos rather than fall sick or become pregnant. The situation seems to have worsened since early April but has been intermittent for more than a year.

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of thinkers and writers in Latin America and across the world.

Pinar del Rio Wins Cuba Baseball Title

April 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Pinar del Rio won the Cuban baseball championship on Wednesday with a 9-6 win to take their series four games to two before a highly disappointed Matanzas home crowd. Luis A. Valdes was the hero with his sixth inning grand slam.