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October 14th

Soccer-Three Cubans defect before World Cup qualifier in Canada

Three members of Cuba's national soccer team defected before a 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament in Canada this week, world soccer's governing body FIFA said on Sunday. Read More

Cuban missile crisis: The other, secret one

The Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 is generally accepted as the twentieth century's moment of maximum peril. Read More

October 13th

Cuban First Silent Film in Colombia

Cuban film La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, first silent movie with a script on a religious topic ever produced in Cuba and Latin America, made its international debut at the 2nd Festival of Religious Films organized by the Papal Nunciature in Bogota, Colombia. Read More

Cuba's Fidel Castro in 'good health' says son

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro is in good health, according to one of his sons in remarks cited Friday by local media. Read More

Cuba closes hospitals amid health reorganization

Cuba shuttered hundreds of medical facilities last year, including 54 hospitals, as the country reorganizes its health care sector. Read More

FIFA president postpones visit to Cuba

The president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, postponed a scheduled visit to Cuba at the end of October to sometime in early 2013, a Cuban sports official said Tuesday. Read More

Cuban Film Penumbras to Be Screened in Havana

A minimalist look at Cuban reality of the last decade of the past century is the proposal of Film "Penumbras", the debut of filmmaker Charly Medina, which will be released Tuesday at the Cinematheque of Cuba. Read More

October 12th

Treatment of Cuban Children with Leukemia Affected by the US Blockade

The economic blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States affects the acquisition of alternative medicines for children with acute leukemia, denounced Dr. Joseph M. Ballester, general director of the Institute of Hematology and Immunology. Read More

Q&A: “Cuba Needs to Be Bold and Creative”

Cuba has been steeped in a profound economic crisis over the last 20 years, and no short-term solution to the accumulated problems can be expected, says Cuban professor and researcher Ricardo Torres. Read More

More Cuban Missile Crisis documents to be released

As the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis approaches, an additional seven boxes of material from the Robert F. Kennedy Papers, including documents from the autumn that took the U.S. to the brink of nuclear war, will be released Thursday morning. Read More