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July 21st

Blackout hits Havana's colonial tourist zone

A blackout left thousands without power Thursday in much of Havana's colonial quarter, a densely populated neighborhood popular with tourists. Read More

Nearly 50,000 Cubans get bank loans for housing, businesses

The Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) provided loans to 50,000 Cubans in the first half of 2012 for private businesses and house construction Read More

July 20th

Top hitter Enrique Diaz refuses to leave Cuba

Baseball star says he never wanted to leave his country for money Read More

Cuba Beats Japan 12-1 in Netherland

Cuba beat Japan in baseball by knockout 12-1 and got the classification for the semifinals of the tournament in Haarlem. Read More

Traditional Carnivals Suspended Due to Cholera in Cuba

Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region Read More

Cuba to Raise Import Tax on Inbound Items

The Cuban government announced on Tuesday that it will raise taxes on non-commercial goods brought in by travelers and packages shipped in from abroad beginning Aug. 2, according to the Official Gazette. Read More

Cuban Parliament to Debate Measures of Popular Interest

Cuban legislators will debate measures of popular interest from July 20 to 22, in many cases related to the implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guideline of the Draft Party Program Read More

July 17th

Abbas asked Cuba to free American contractor

In early March, President Mahmoud Abbas approached Cuban leader Raul Castro with an unusual request. According to the veteran Israeli negotiator who set up the call, Abbas wanted Castro to free Alan Gross, a Jewish American contractor jailed by Havana since late 2009. Read More

Mexico-Cuba New Air Route Increases Tourism

With the launch of a new air route between Cuba and Mexico, tourist travel possibilities take on new enhancement in the midst of a year of many recreational possibilities for Cuba. Read More

Successful Cuban La Colmenita Debut in Buenos Aires

Cuban children theater company La Colmenita captivated the demanding Argentinian audience, who applauded and fully enjoyed every minute the performance of ''Cinderella according to the Beatles'' Read More