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Striking SA medical students in Cuba told to come back

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department does not have money to meet striking students' demands.(SABC) Read More

Yoani Sanchez may be a dissident in Cuba, but she agrees U.S. embargo must go

Yoani Sanchez may be the world’s best known Cuban dissident. Her blog and Twitter feed criticizing the Cuban government have won her followers and plaudits throughout the United States and Europe, and her first trip outside of Cuba was widely anticipated after the government of Raul Castro liberalized travel rules. Read More

Cuba's Raul Castro Raises Possibility of Retiring

Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. Read More

U.S. denies it’s ‘currently’ considering removing Cuba from terror list

A newspaper report that top State Department officials believe Cuba should be removed from the U.S. list of countries that support terrorism drew denials Thursday from the department and the White House. Read More

Russia leases planes to Cuba, writes off Soviet debt

Russia will lease eight jets worth $650 million to its Cold War- era ally Cuba and will partially write off the country's multi-billion-dollar, Soviet-era debt under agreements signed during Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Havana on Thursday. Read More

Cuba Lets Borrowers Use Gems, Autos as Collateral

Cubans can now use personal property such as jewelry, cars and works of art as collateral for loan applications under the island's nascent lending system, according to a new law enacted Thursday. Read More

SA medical students in Cuba on strike

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has written letters to South African medical students in Cuba who embarked on an illegal strike in order to define the government's position on the issue, his department said on Thursday. Read More

Celebrities to Great Habano Festival

As one of the curious notes for the upcoming celebration in this city of the Habano Festival, organizers informed today about the celebrities who will be present, a perfect end and glamour for this meeting. Read More

Cuban Film Causes an Old Friends Meeting

Cuban filmmaker Gerardo Chijona presented his latest film "Esther en Alguna Parte" (Esther Somewhere) in a conference that gathered a lot of old friends. Read More