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Guatemala President in Deep Trouble (Video)

August 27, 2015 | No Comments »

In Guatemala, a judge has ordered that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti must remain in prison while her corruption trial takes place. The ruling comes on the heels of the Guatemalan Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to lift the immunity from prosecution for President Otto Pérez Molina, clearing the way for his impeachment.

TS Erika Heads for Puerto Rico en Route to US Atlantic Coast

August 27, 2015 | No Comments »

The latest projection cone from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Cuba off the path of tropical storm Erika, which is currently moving in the eastern Caribbean.

Financial Snag between Angola and Cuba Settled

August 24, 2015 | 3 comments

The bags had been packed when a new order arrived. “We’ve been informed no one has to leave. The problem of Angola’s debt to Cuba has been solved,” informs a Cuban health worker based in Angola.

Kerry vs. Cuba: The Table is Served

August 24, 2015 | 31 comments

Asking Raul Castro’s government to fully guarantee freedom of expression, information and association is not interfering in the internal affairs of Cuba, nor does it encroach upon the nation’s sovereignty in and of itself.

Charismatic Public Life of Havana

August 23, 2015 | 12 comments

There is nothing new about knowing that the rhythms of Cuba’s music are distinct and fantastic. They are played nightly for tourists, but what many visitors miss are the local sounds of the neighborhoods, and it is on the streets where the real pulse of Havana can be found. (19 photos)

Guantanamo’s Legendary Rafting Festival

August 22, 2015 | 2 comments

Baracoa, a town in the northeastern corner of Cuba’s province of Guantanamo, is home to numerous cultural and recreational festivals. One of the most important of these was held in early August, in the locality of Toa, named after the largest river in Cuba. (13 photos)

Immigration Fraud Scheme Used Cuban Adjustment Act

August 21, 2015 | 29 comments

In yet another shameful spectacle for the defenders of the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), 14 people stood before a Miami federal court this Thursday on charges of contracting false marriages and committing immigration fraud.

The Informal Markets of Cuban Tourism

August 19, 2015 | 46 comments

The most notable impact can be seen in Havana, Varadero & Matanzas, though all Cuban provinces – to a greater or lesser extent – have a tourist infrastructure that brings in revenues for the country and for private service providers. No few people have learned to “adapt” to this reality and make some money off visitors.

State Dept. Clarifies Efforts to Facilitate Travel by US Citizens to Cuba

August 19, 2015 | 51 comments

State Department spokesman John Kirby this week tried to dampen the initial enthusiasm over commercial air travel between the U.S. and Cuba by cautioning that “normalizing relations is going to be a long, complex process” that “is going to take some time.”

Cuban Trio Provide the Action in Cubs-White Sox Clash

August 19, 2015 | No Comments »

In the game last Sunday between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, three of the four runs scored in the 3-1 White Sox victory, came on solo homers from three different Cuban players, Jorge Soler, Jose Dariel Abreu and Alexei Ramírez.