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France Expects More Progress in Cuba on Political Rights

April 13, 2014 | 8 comments

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Havana on Saturday that his country supports negotiations to revive relations between Cuba and the European Union (EU ), but also expects further progress in political rights on the island, reported dpa news.

Seventy-two Cuban Women Freed from Forced Prostitution in Ecuador

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

The Ecuadorian police informed today of the rescue of 72 Cuban women forced into prostitution by a band dedicated to sexual exploitation and migrant smuggling, reported dpa news service.

Alan Gross Ends Hunger Strike in Cuba

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

Alan Gross, the US agent serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, called off his week-long hunger strike on Friday, reported dpa news. The highly paid contractor was caught in the act back in 2009 of breaking Cuban laws while working for a USAID “democracy building” project.

Maduro Dares US to Punish Venezuela

April 11, 2014 | 3 comments

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed statements by US officials warning about the possibility of sanctions against his country and even dared the superpower to carry out its threats, DPA reported.

The Significance of April 9 for Cuban History

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

The history of Cuba is loaded with heroic deeds, episodes in which Cubans have risked their lives to defend the freedom and dignity of their people. The path stretching from the Spanish conquest to our day has been paved with the blood of martyrs. (23 photos)

Maikel Echevarria: Making Music in Cuba

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

Maikel Echevarría (known by his stage name “Kelly-es”) is a Cuban reggaeton singer. A vocalist for the band Manana Reggae, he tells us that, though most passionate about reggaeton, he also enjoys merengue, house and cumbia.

Cuba Buys Less Food and More Medicines from the USA

April 10, 2014 | 17 comments

Sales of food products from US companies to Cuba continued to plummet in 2013 declining to $348.7 million dollars, but there was a significant increase in US exports of medicines and medical equipment to the island.

Crematorium, or the Funeral of All Cubans

April 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Juan Carlos Cremata es un realizador que no elude la realidad social, no se acorrala en su proyecto personal ni se enajena imaginando una Cuba idílica. Por el contario, intenta acercarse a eso que llamamos identidad, pero que muy pocos podemos definir en su sentido más profundo; y lo intenta a partir de historias cotidianas que adereza con oficio y bastante imaginación.

Cuba Gov. Reacts in Case of Alan Gross

April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment »

On Wednesday morning the government of Cuba expressed concern about the situation presented by the hunger strike started last week by Alan Gross, a USAID subcontractor jailed in Cuba since December 2009.

Will Cuba and Obama Let Alan Gross Die?

April 9, 2014 | 29 comments

The attorney of US agent Alan Gross, the USAID subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for national security violations, said Tuesday that his 64-year-old client would continue his hunger strike “as long as necessary.”