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September 28th

Congress Should Play a More Decisive Role in Policy to Cuba

<div align="justify"> When it comes to crafting Cuba policy, Congress has been in the back seat of late. The sweeping new rules released last month that loosen the 49-year-old U.S. embargo against the island came from the executive branch and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. </div> Read More

September 27th

Obama Is Moving Slowly to End Obsolete Cuba Policies

<div align="justify"> Signs from Cuba indicate that token gestures will not entice the Cuban government into altering its stance on larger issues. Add to that the overseas confusion over which Castro brother, Raul or Fidel, wields true power in Cuba and the situation becomes really complex. So, it is logical to go step-by-step. </div> Read More

Fidel Castro the Womanizer: a Less Known Aspect of El Comandante

<div align="justify"> Discussing Castro's womanising ways is strictly taboo in Cuba, even on an island where the gossip grapevine flourishes in the absence of a free press. But a journalist has now revealed the scale of his philandering and the existence of at least 10 offspring. That is more than previously believed - but very possibly not the full tally. </div> Read More

Latin American Leaders Demand U.S. Lift the Cuban Embargo

<div align="justify"> Along with speeches opposing the posting of U.S. military personnel in seven Colombian army bases and multiple calls for restoring Manuel Zelaya to the presidency of Honduras, several Latin American heads of state demanded the lifting of the economic embargo the people of Cuba have been subjected to for half a century. </div> Read More

Cuba and U.S. Will Meet in World Cup Final

<div align="justify"> The final game will be a rematch of the 2007 IBAF Baseball World Cup, held in Chinese Taipei. The U.S. won that match-up, 6-3, ending Cuba's run of nine-straight World Cup titles. Although the USA has seen the most recent success in the event, Cuba has historically dominated World Cup play </div> Read More

Cuba Is Not Suffering the Caribbean Tourism Slump

<div align="justify"> Cuba isn't the only Caribbean country in the plus column. Jamaica's tourist arrivals have risen 3.4 percent, as of Sept. 17, and Guyana's are up 6.4 percent. But Cuba's 1.57 million tourists far outstripped the figures for those countries, year to date. </div> Read More

September 26th

Cuba: Juanes Outburst Caused by Pre-Concert Nerves

<div align="justify"> The complaint by the Grammy-winning Juanes and other singers became an overnight sensation on YouTube and Spanish-language television, and has been held up by some Cuban exiles in South Florida as evidence of the communist-run island's repressive ways. </div> Read More

Cuba Will Try to Get World Heritage Designation for Cigar-Factory Readers

<div align="justify"> The Cuban government has suggested that these unique readers be designated as part of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage that the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will vote on, together with another 110 candidates, at a the meeting to be held in Abu Dhabi beginning next Monday. </div> Read More

Cuba Beats Canada 5-1 and Will Play against U.S. on Sunday

<div align="justify"> Yulieski Gonzalez and Pedro Lazo combined on a two-hitter Friday to give Cuba a 5-1 win over Canada on the final day of third-round play at the Baseball World Cup. Later Saturday, Cuba (5-2) will face the United States for the gold medal in a rematch of the 2007 final. </div> Read More

Cuban Government Will Close Free Cafeterias

<div align="justify"> The move is part of President Raúl Castro’s campaign to reduce spending by weaning Cubans off subsidies. If it works, it will be “extended to the whole country,” according to Granma. It said more than 3.5 million people got subsidized lunches at 24,700 state lunchrooms every workday, at an annual cost to the government of $350 million. </div> Read More