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August 13th

Cuba: Is Fidel Castro Still in Charge?

<div align="justify"> The former Cuban president has been out of public view for three years after standing down for health reasons. It is believed he is still consulted on major decisions but his role in day-to-day government of the island is unclear. But it is hard to tell how powerful he really is due to the Cuban government lack of transparency. </div> Read More

August 12th

Though 83 Years Old, Fidel Castro Is still a Force to be Reckoned With in Cuba

<div align="justify"> Although younger brother Raul Castro, who is 78, replaced him as president last year, Fidel Castro continues to be a powerful international voice for Cuba, through the regular commentary columns he writes for state-run media. </div> Read More

Raul Castro Ready to Talk to U.S... with Pre-conditions

<div align="justify"> The 78-year-old leader, who formally succeeded his ailing brother Fidel last year, made the announcement amid grim economic news that will curb spending on health and education, twin pillars of the 50-year-old revolution. The government warned of further austerity in the wake of hurricane damage and a sputtering economy. </div> Read More

Cuba and U.S. and the Possibility of Change

<div align="justify"> The Obama administration has taken some steps in order to unfreeze U.S. relations with Cuba. In April, they reversed some of the measures that the Bush administration took in 2003 limiting the contact between Cuban-Americans and their families in the island. Nevertheless, it is still too early to know if how far these changes are going to go. </div> Read More

Russia-Cuba Agreement May Produce a Response from U.S.

<div align="justify"> Cuba and Russian recently agreed to explote Cuba's off-shore oil resources. This decision has provoke different reactions in U.S. While ecologists are worried about the impact this enterprise might have in Florida keys, some people are wondering if the American energy policy is the right one. </div> Read More

Cuba Offers Diabetes Drug to U.S.

<div align="justify"> The drug is called Heber-prot-P, and according to Cuban scientists, it helps to treat diabetic foot ulcers. The treatment helps prevent patients from lower-limb amputation. </div> Read More

August 11th

Obstacles to Buying Food from U.S. Are Increasing for Cuba

<div align="justify"> The drop in imports is the result of Washington’s unilateral sanctions against Cuba that set obstacles for trading, which makes import actions unsafe, and also the lack of credit lines, explained Alvarez. </div> Read More

This Is the Right Time for Approaching to Cuba

<div align="justify"> Cubans have high hopes that President Barack Obama will restore relations but understand the disproportionate role that Miami politics play in our national policy. The meeting's clear message was that the Cuban government wants a friendly and mutually respectful relationship. </div> Read More

Cuba: Dayron Robles Sees Himself as his Main Rival

<div align="justify"> Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles faces no obvious threats in the 110 metres hurdles at the athletics world championships in Berlin with Liu Xiang out of the picture. This is the last major title still missing from his personal count. </div> Read More

Cuban Government Is Trying to Fight Corruption

<div align="justify"> The lax administrative and accounting controls present in much of the country’s state-run economy are no secret to anyone, much less to the nation’s leaders. With a major drive taking place to improve work efficiency and productivity and to cut imports at a time of international economic crisis, confronting this problem is an urgent but equally difficult task. </div> Read More