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April 30th

Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba

The leader of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White, Berta Soler, called for maintaining the U.S. trade embargo and limiting travel to the island until the Raúl Castro government respects human rights. Read More

Venezuela's Maduro pledges continued alliance with Cuba

<br /> <br /> Cuba and Venezuela signed cooperation accords on Saturday for 51 projects as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, on his first trip to the island since his election, pledged to maintain the close alliance forged by his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Read More

A Desperate Situation at GITMO, Cuba

The U.S. military has acknowledged for the first time the number of prisoners on hunger strike at the military prison has topped 100. About a fifth of the hunger strikers are now being force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoners say more than 130 men are taking part in the hunger strike, which began in February. Read More

Cuba's young see bleak future at home

On weekend nights in Havana, young hipsters fill the sidewalks at a busy intersection near the seafront and spill into the park below, passing rum bottles between them, smoking cigarettes and playing guitars. Read More

Solmoirago Sends a Message of Love on International Day of Dance

With a message of love from Uruguayan Rodolfo Solmoirago, dancers from all over the world are celebrating the International Day of Dance today, falling on the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the French creator of modern ballet. Read More

April 27th

Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five, in a Private Visit in Havana

René Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly convicted in the United States, is in this capital on a private and family visit Read More

Cuba Ends Half-Century Ban on Pro Boxing

Cuba is breaking a five-decade ban on professional boxing and joining an international semipro league. Fighters will compete for sponsored teams, box without protective headgear and earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month. Read More

Cuba's former MLB star Marrero turns 102

Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, the world's oldest living former Major League Baseball player is celebrating his 102nd birthday with family and friends in his Havana home. Read More

Capitol Building to Host Parliament Again

Havana's Capitol building will play host to Cuba's parliament for the first time since 1959, when it came to be seen as a symbol of the old regime thrown out of power that year by Fidel Castro's revolution. Read More

Cuba Receives Sixth Cargo Ship Built in China

The sixth of the ten cargo ships being built at the Shanghai shipyards for Cuba, as part of a joint project between the Caribbean nation and China, was delivered today during a ceremony at the port of that Chinese city. Read More