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Cuban Eliades Ochoa Wins 2012 Grammy Award

Cuban singer and songwriter Eliades Ochoa won the 2012 Latin Grammy award for best traditional tropical album, with his CD "Un bolero para ti" (A Bolero For You). Read More

Cuba considers sending Spanish prisoner home

Spain's request that Cuba send home a Spaniard jailed on the island in connection with a deadly road accident "will be duly considered" on the basis of existing bilateral accords Read More

Once imprisoned for her sexuality, Cuban transgender woman becomes 1st to hold elected office

Adela Hernandez, a biologically male Cuban who has lived as a female since childhood, served two years in prison in the 1980s for “dangerousness” after her own family denounced her sexuality. Read More

Ikea: No deep business contacts with Cuban suppliers

Furniture giant Ikea did not know about the possible use of Cuban prison labor to manufacture goods for its stores and did not have a long-term business relation with suppliers on the island, investigators announced Friday. Read More

Cuban capital Havana turns 493

More than 2 million Cubans on Friday celebrated the 493rd anniversary of the founding of their capital city of Havana with cultural festivals and official ceremonies. Read More