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December 18th

Brazilian film wins at Havana Film Festival

The Brazilian film "El cielo de Suely", by director Karim Ainouz, 40, took the top prize at the prestigious New Latin American Cinema Festival that officially closed Friday in Havana, Cuba. Read More

Congress mission to Cuba agrees US policy must change

The bipartisan US Congress delegation led by Representative Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said "it is time for the United States to enter a dialogue with Cuba." After a three-day visit to the island during which they held talks with seven high Cuban officials, including government, political and economic figures, Flake said to foreign and local media that they "unanimously believe the United States should respond positively" to the proposal made by Cuban first Vice President Read More

US politicians told Castro does not have cancer

Members of the United States Congress who have been visiting Cuba say government officials have told them Fidel Castro does not have cancer and is not terminally ill. Read More

December 16th

Cuban National Ballet Company back in Cuba

The Cuban National Ballet Company is back in Cuba after a successful South American tour. The ballet company danced in Chile and while there, President Michelle Bachelet received company director and Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso at La Moneda Palace, the headquarters of national government. Read More

Sip mojitos in epic squares, samba in the sawdust then hit the beach

BAKING hot sunshine, sexy salsa beats, beautiful cities, stunning beaches, fascinating culture and friendly people - Cuba has to be the ultimate holiday destination. And the secret is out. In 1997, fewer than 46,000 Brits travelled to this island that's fewer than 100 miles from Florida. Last year more than 160,000 of us made the trip. Read More

Cuba pays tribute to german scientist

The Havana Higher Institute of Medical Sciences (ISCMH) granted German doctor Hansotto Reiber with the "special guest professor" designation for his valuable contributions to public health on the island and his active participation in Cuba solidarity activities. Read More

205 detainees transferred, freed

The Pentagon called them "among the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth," sweeping them up after Sept. 11 and hauling them in chains to a U.S. military prison in southeastern Cuba. Since then, hundreds of the men have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to other countries, many of them for "continued detention." And then set free. 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

Cuban dancer awarded Doctorate

Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta, was awarded Doctor Honoris Cause from the Metropolitan University of London by Dean John Carter. Acosta expressed that this experience would inspire him to greater efforts in his work and to be better in his professional life. Read More

Fidel Castro phones Cuban officials

Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro has spoken by telephone to a meeting of Cuban officials, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Saturday in the first official word on the 80-year-old leader in 11 days. Read More