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Guilty pleas in Cuba spying case

A psychology professor and his wife pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced federal charges in a case involving allegations that both had spied for the Cuban government for decades. Read More

Cuban pitcher signs with Pittsburgh

Cuban pitcher Yoslan Herrera has signed a 3-year, free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Herrera, 25, will be given a signing bonus of $750,000 and salaries of $380,000, $390,000 and $400,000. The newspaper said performance bonuses could total $1.2 million. Read More

Members of Congress go to Cuba seeking to improve relations

A delegation of American lawmakers sought improved diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba on Friday, anticipating leadership changes in Havana and on Capitol Hill. Ten U.S. House members were expected to discuss the possibility of easing U.S. trade and travel sanctions in meetings with Communist officials. Read More

Saul Landau's generous gift

Saul Landau, the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who went on to become one of the world's most respected documentary filmmakers, has donated his films and papers to the Madison-based Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. Read More

Emerson to travel to Cuba to talk agriculture

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will travel to Cuba today to discuss how to expand U.S. agricultural exports to the country, her office announced Thursday morning. Emerson " whose district includes Wright, Douglas, Ozark counties and part of Taney County " will be in Cuba through Sunday. Read More

Honoring Louisville figure, friends travel to Cuba

Later this month, 23 Louisvillians will be honoring the late Henry F. Wallace by traveling to Cuba to learn more about that islands culture, people and the impact of its social revolution. Read More

Gore Vidal in Cuba

I came to Cuba with my new knee to help breaking 40 years of embargo, said the North American writer Gore Vidal, who is visiting Havana until December 14th, after mentioning the distortion of information about the Island in his countrys media. Read More

Los VAN VAN at the Kool Haus Tonight

Tonight just might be the Cuban music event of the year in Toronto. It's the Los Van Van concert at the Kool Haus. For almost 40 years, Los Van Van has been on the cutting edge of Cuban dance music, developing fusions, rhythms and patterns of playing drums and piano. Read More

Cuban tune plays as Dexter carves

The tock-tock of the claves, the wooden heartbeat of Cuban music, fills the soundtrack of Showtime's newest twisted crime drama. Then come the acoustic guitars, sweet and rhythmic. A tenor voice from another era begins a Spanish song, the lyrics alluding to the Cuban countryside, and it grows into the gentle three-part harmony of the legendary Trio Matamoros. Read More

Da Hitmen presents Reggaeton Latino

Reggaeton, the tropical mix of hip-hop and dancehall, has become hotter than a Caribbean heatwave. Don Omar is one of the sources of heat, who has contributed heavily to the transmission of this fairly new genre among American audiences. Read More

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