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Cuba acuses US for visa shortfall, and US acuses Cuba back

Early this week Cuba complained about a slowdown in visa processing at the U.S. post earlier this week. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department. The United States said Wednesday it will not meet an agreed quota for visas for Cuban émigrés this year because the Havana government is impeding the work of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. Read More

New York explosion in midtown Manhattan

ONE person has died and more than 20 have been injured from a steam-pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan, the New York Times has reported. Read More

Statement from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges the U.S. Interests Section to comply thoroughly and seriously with its obligation to grant a minimum of 20,000 visas annually for Cuban citizens to emigrate in a safe, legal and orderly way to that country, and it holds the U.S. government completely responsible for its failure to comply with its commitment. Read More

Solidarity caravan to Cuba

The solidarity mission received donations for the Cuban people from Toronto, Vancouver, and Quebec, among other localities gathering about 90 tons of donations and demonstrations of fraternity with the Caribbean nation.. Read More

Sicko, the new Michael Moore film gives publicity to Cuban health care system

Sicko, the new Michael Moore film gives publicity to Cuban health care system. According with a Cuban doctor the film has given Cuba's free health system its best publicity since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. Read More

200,000 mexicans read with cuban method

At least 25 of the 113 municipalities of Michoacan State in Mexico have been declared free of illiteracy through the Cuban teaching method "Yo Si Puedo (Yes I Can)." Michoacan Gov. Lazaro Cardenas Batel presented certificates to the oldest students, representing the nearly 200,000 Michoacan residents who, thanks to their effort and dedication, learned how to read and write in the last five years. Read More

Cuban band shines at Montreal Jazz Festival

The authenticity of the Cuban rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas received raving audience reviews at the recently concluded Montreal 2007 Jazz Festival. The legendary group from the northwestern Cuban province of Matanzas performed before thousands of people, giving the best of their traditional repertoire while showing that rumba is alive in todays Cuban music. Read More

Cuba's Lizt Alfonso Ballet dance troupe returns from Canada

The Lizt Alfonso Ballet Troupe and their dance musical titled "Vida" (life) were highly acclaimed in a recent series of performances at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theater during the Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity 2007. Read More

First part of the Cuban delegation travel to Rio for Pan Am Games

The first group of the large Cuban delegation to the 15th Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro traveled on Friday to Brazil. The advance group is formed by 200 athletes of eight disciplines including badminton, handball, fencing and taekwondo. Read More

Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan in US and Canada

The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan began its journey on Monday. Theywill make more than 100 stopovers in the United States and Canada to gather medical supplies before heading to Havana, Cuba. Read More

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