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Benedict XVI's secretary of state has brought back a positive report after his six-day pastoral trip to Cuba

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone affirmed this in an interview today with Vatican Radio and L'Osservatore Romano, to be aired and printed Saturday. Read More

Cuban Director Octavio Cortazar Passed Away

Cuban director Octavio Cortazar, maker of the documentary "Por primera vez," and the feature fiction film "El brigadista" died suddenly at the age of 72 in Spain, while he was teaching a course in film production. Read More

Cuban cigar sales rose 7 percent to US$402 million (€270 million) in 2007

Cuban cigar sales rose 7 percent to US$402 million (€270 million) in 2007, Habanos S.A., the government-run tobacco company announced on Wednesday. Read More

Cangamba an exceptional Cuban movie

You hear the word Cangamba and you may find yourself thinking of Kwanzaa Party. Wrong. Or perhaps your memory will start to revive early World Music hits that made it to the American Top Forty in the 60s and 70s, such as Miriam Makebas Pata-Pata, or Manu Dibangos Soul Makossa. Wrong again. Read More


Presidents Rafael Correa and Evo Morales to visit Havana

THE 10th International Conference of Economists on Globalization and Problems of Development takes place next Monday through Friday in the capitals International Conference Center and Palco Hotel. Read More

Cuba helps Bolivia

Though the facts are not widely reported around the world, Cuba supplies aid to a number of countries and one of the biggest aid schemes is in Bolivia. Read More

US Presidential Election in Cubans Eye

Quiz Cubans on their new president and you're as likely to hear about Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama as Raul Castro. Read More

After Castro Cuban Ethanol Boom Doubtful?

Cuba will only jump on the ethanol bandwagon if it can produce the biofuel from sugar cane as a by-product that does not affect its sugar output, local experts said. Read More

Hoyo de Monterrey and H.Upmann Premium cigars are the main attractions at the 10th Havana Cigar Festival.

Hoyo de Monterrey and H.Upmann Premium cigars are the main attractions at the 10th Havana Cigar Festival, attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 50 countries. Read More

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