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December 6th

After Decades-Long Ban, Christmas Holds New Meaning for Cuba

Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good, but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood. Read More

Cuban Hotel Gets International Award

Cuban hotel Sol Cayo Guillermo, from tourist destination Jardines del Rey, got the Intellichoix Award in the category of Tourism, Destination Caribbean Read More

U.S. lawmakers demand Cuba free Alan Gross

The imprisonment in Cuba of U.S. contractor Alan Gross is an obstacle to better relations between Havana and Washington, senators said Tuesday, demanding the Maryland man's immediate and unconditional release. Read More

Colombia's Farc peace talks resume in Cuba

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels have resumed in Cuba, after a week's break. Read More

December 5th

Reggaeton Banned in Cuba as Castro Cracks Down on Music

Cuba’s government is banning reggaeton music from radio and T.V. as Raul Castro’s administration cracks down on “vulgar” songs in the island nation, government newspaper Granma reported on its website, Read More

Julieta Venegas brings Cuba the fight against gender violence

Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas brought to Havana the United Nations' worldwide campaign to end violence against women. Read More

Cuban Chess Player Closes Grand Prix with Victory

The Cuban Grand Master Leinier Domínguez closed here with a victory his participation in the second stage of the Grand Prix of chess. Read More

Cuban Swimmers to World Cup of Short Course in Portugal

<br /> Cuban swimming athletes Hanser García, Alex Hernández and Armando Barrera will compete in the World Cup in short course swimming pool that will be in Istanbul, Turkey. Read More

December 4th

Cuba Hosts International Health Convention

Health promotion and intersectorality approach, research, technological innovation, and human resource training, among others, are part of the scientific agenda of the Cuba Health International Convention, whose session begins in this capital today. Read More

Cuba sees economy growing 3.1 pct in 2012, below forecast

<br /> Growth in Cuban economy will come in at 3.1 percent this year, slightly less than the government's forecast of 3.4 percent as market-oriented reforms aimed at stimulating the state-dominated economy continue to perform below expectations. Read More