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HAVANA (AP) -- An opinion column published in Cuba's official media acknowledges that recent bans on the sale of imported goods and private 3D cinemas are unpopular among many islanders and have sparked significant debate.The article published... Continue reading
HAVANA, Nov 12 (BERNAMA-NNN- XINHUA) -- Cuba will host the 4th International Meeting on Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture later this month to showcase its agricultural progress, local media reported Monday. About 200 agricultural experts, pro... Continue reading
By Elizabeth Chuck, Staff Writer, NBC News An American who almost 30 years ago hijacked a plane and forced it to fly to Cuba was taken into FBI custody after he returned to the United States on Wednesday to face federal charges.William Potts hid a hand... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts, producers, and representatives of rural organizations from 20 countries will participate in the 4th International Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture, to be run on November 17 to 24, according to or... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Through the "Voices for the Five" campaign and website, about 1,140 people from all over the world are calling for freedom for four of the Cuban Five who are still being held in the United Sates. The pri... Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) -- An opinion column published in Cuba's official media acknowledges that recent bans on the sale of imported goods and private 3D cinemas are unpopular among many islanders and have sparked significant debate. The article publish... Continue reading
CASTRO VALLEY -- A Danville man who died in a head-on crash near Castro Valley on Sunday was identified by Alameda County Coroner's deputies on Monday.Authorities said 25-year-old Geoffrey Mapplebeck died in the two-car crash that occurred aro... Continue reading
screengrab from ABC Mark Cuban has seen all types of aspiring entrepreneurs in the past five seasons of ABC's reality pitch show "Shark Tank." He's seen idea people, sales people, and numbers people. But the only thi... Continue reading
Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Boards of the Supreme Courts of Venezuela and Cuba meet today in this capital, with the objective to strengthen the relationship existing between the two nations in the legal sphere. According to the Suprem... Continue reading
Matanzas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Tourism authorities at Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Wetland) undertake repairing and maintenance works in that zone to increase the comfort of the facilities, ahead of the upcoming international tourism high season. The ob... Continue reading
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Plans for a monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad are in the works in Key West.City Manager Bob Vitas last week asked Key West's Art in Public Places committee to start working on plans for a monument to Nyad, who swam mor... Continue reading
November 11, 2013 - Addressing network challenges enterprises experience when running applications on private cloud infrastructure, Alteon Application Delivery Controller (ADC) provides Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) solution natively built into ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 11 (IANS) The Cuban drug Surfacen reduced infant mortality in the country due to respiratory distress syndrome in newborns to 0.2 per thousand live births in 2012. In 1994, the mortality was 0.8 per thousand live births, according to a Cub... Continue reading
In this Nov. 6, 2013 photo, a small pier stands on the banks of Mariel Bay, on the opposite shore of a port under construction in Mariel, Cuba. Best known as the launch point of a mass maritime exodus in 1980, the town of Mariel has practically no traf... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Maridalia Hernandez could at last make her dream to come true, coming to Cuba and singing her ballads, boleros, and merengues, without the fear that the repertoire was hardly known here. The concert took ... Continue reading
Luanda, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban embassy's representatives in Angola today demanded the release of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held at US prisons, in the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations b... Continue reading
Dallas Morning News that there's a "good chance" that the NBA could expand to 31 or 32 teams. But, according to Cuban, it all depends on the fees the cities/owners are willing to pay to join the ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban drug Surfacen to treat respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, reduced infant mortality from Hyaline Membrane Disease to 0.2 per thousand live births in 2012. In 1994, this indicator showed in Cuba a rate ... Continue reading
Over two million visitors in the first nine months of 2013 in Cuba. This giving tourism to this Caribbean Island Nation even more importance in their economic struggles. According to data Publisher by the National Office of Statistics and Information ... Continue reading
MILWAUKEE — He wasn’t the owner at the time, but Mark Cuban remembers the day the Dallas Mavericks moved down three spots in the 1998 NBA ... Continue reading
villains of the league . Meanwhile, the Mavericks are a middling prospect with a modest budget. Their $67,938,658 team salary ranks 15th in the ... Continue reading
Barack Obama played golf in Florida Saturday, ending an overnight trip during which he spoke at Democratic fundraisers and met with Cuban dissidents.One of the three fundraisers Obama attended Friday evening was hosted by Jorge Mas Santos, co-founder a... Continue reading
My daughter is dumbstruck as we edge past the animals to the tray of welcome drinks. "This is Luna," explains our host, Julio Muoz, patting the larger beast, "and this is her foal." The youngster has been unwell so h... Continue reading
US president Barack Obama said his country must continue to update its policy towards Cuba as he visited a prominent Cuban-American ... Continue reading
By Lázaro David NajarroCamagüey, Cuba, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cubans arrested in 1998 in the United States, sent a letter to young people gathered in this city, some of whom he described as a life fo... Continue reading
Miami (AFP) - The United States must continue to update its policy towards communist Cuba, President Barack Obama said late on Friday, speaking at the home of a prominent Cuban-American ... Continue reading
"We have to be creative, and we have to be thoughtful, and we have to continue to update our policies," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying Friday at a fundraising event in Miami."Keep in mind that when Castro came to power, I was ... Continue reading
US President Barack Obama on Friday called for updated policies toward Cuba in light of changing circumstances."We have to be creative, and we have to be thoughtful, and we have to continue to update our policies," the president said ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 4th "Saborear lo Cubano" ("Savoring Cuban Style") conference to Rescue and Promote Culinary Culture in Cuba opens in Havana on Nov. 13, organizers announced. Opening remarks will be ... Continue reading
The wife of a Cuban dissident and rapper hospitalized amid a lengthy hunger strike said Friday that he rejected an offer by a top State Security official to fully investigate his complaint that he was unfairly jailed if he first dropped the protest. An... Continue reading
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina met Friday morning with Mariela Castro Espin, the director of Cuba's Sexual Education Center (Cenesex), in an official meeting that lasted over an hour. The Dominican head of state and Raul Castro&am... Continue reading
Mr. Obama, speaking in Miami Friday, said it did not make sense that policies put in place more than 50 years ago would still be effective in the Internet age. The president pointed out that Cuban leader Fidel Castro came into power in 1961, the same... Continue reading
President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Miami International Airport, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Miami. President Obama will be participating in fund raising events during his visit to ... Continue reading
Obama says the U.S. has started to see changes on the island. Obama says U.S. policy aims will remain the same but the nation must find new tools to speak out. Obama points out that he was born around the same time Fidel Castro took power. He says it ... Continue reading
MIAMI (AP) President Barack Obama says the US must continue updating its policies toward Cuba. Obama, speaking in Miami, says the US has started to see changes on the island. Obama says US policy aims will remain the same but the nation must find new t... Continue reading
Pretoria, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The South African solidarity organization Friends of Cuba Society (Focus) confirmed today that it will send a delegation to the 9th International Colloquium for the release of four Cubans who have been held in the United... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) El Meson de La Flota, an interesting Spanish-themed bar/restaurant that recreates the presence of Spanish sailors, pirates and corsairs in the Bay of Havana, is celebrating its 11th anniversary. Operated by the tourism com... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The more than 300 refugees in Cuba from the Saharawi Arab Republic, Syria, Colombia, Palestine and Yemen are given humanitarian assistance, stated the national Red Cross. Gloria Bonnin, from the local Red Cross, reported t... Continue reading
By Martha Cabrales Arias(Santiago de Cuba) Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) "Point of Memory" is the name of a sculpture sited during the 2nd Rene Valdes Symposium, which runs until the end of the month, providing the city with 12 new environmen... Continue reading
Tokyo, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met today with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and verified the positive state of bilateral relations, as well as possibilities for strengthening them in several sectors. The two sides discu... Continue reading
The chance to make a Cuban cultural connection is never distant in Miami, but this month, a cluster of visual arts exhibits at Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum and at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design (MO... Continue reading
. The 28-year-old catcher took batting practice against live pitching and made throws to second and third base during the workout. Bello profiles as a right-handed hitting catcher with power and a big throwing arm. He played nine seasons in Cuba&#... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s Jos Mart international airport is operating normally today in the wake of a medium-sized fire reported yesterday, according ... Continue reading
United Nations, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) At the UN General Assembly today, Cuba spoke in favor of urgently reforming the Security Council, by giving it more members, no veto power, and transparent and democratic functioning. The Cuban ambassador to the UN... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Mexican singer Lila Downs, a Mexican folk music legend, will perform in Havana tonight as part of promoting her latest album, Pecados y Milagros. The concert will be held tonight at the Covarrubias Hall of Cuba's ... Continue reading