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Cuban deputies to be informed on housing situation today

A plenary session of deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power is to receive a report this Monday on the progress of the house building program. This meeting is the first in a week of activities by this legislative body, which ends Friday with its ordinary period of sessions. Read More

Cuban migrants won't attempt trip again

Cuban migrants sent back to the island this year after reaching an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys said Monday they would not risk their lives again like the other half of their group, which took a second sea voyage to the United States last week. Read More

Cuban cardinal meets with U.S. legislators, calls visit 'interesting'

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino called a mid-December visit to his nation by 10 U.S. legislators "very interesting." "It seems to me that they have a favorable attitude, and at this time of year, when Christmas is near and we are so in need of peace and dialogue among human beings, I consider this mission interesting, very interesting" Read More

Congress mission to Cuba agrees US policy must change

The bipartisan US Congress delegation led by Representative Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said "it is time for the United States to enter a dialogue with Cuba." After a three-day visit to the island during which they held talks with seven high Cuban officials, including government, political and economic figures, Flake said to foreign and local media that they "unanimously believe the United States should respond positively" to the proposal made by Cuban first Vice President Read More

US politicians told Castro does not have cancer

Members of the United States Congress who have been visiting Cuba say government officials have told them Fidel Castro does not have cancer and is not terminally ill. Read More

205 detainees transferred, freed

The Pentagon called them "among the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth," sweeping them up after Sept. 11 and hauling them in chains to a U.S. military prison in southeastern Cuba. Since then, hundreds of the men have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to other countries, many of them for "continued detention." And then set free. Read More

Members of Congress go to Cuba seeking to improve relations

A delegation of American lawmakers sought improved diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba on Friday, anticipating leadership changes in Havana and on Capitol Hill. Ten U.S. House members were expected to discuss the possibility of easing U.S. trade and travel sanctions in meetings with Communist officials. Read More

Fidel Castro phones Cuban officials

Ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro has spoken by telephone to a meeting of Cuban officials, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Saturday in the first official word on the 80-year-old leader in 11 days. Read More

President Bachelet receives Cuban deputy foreign minister

President Michelle Bachelet received Alejandro Gómez, Cuban deputy minister of foreign affairs, with whom she reviewed the positive state of bilateral relations and exchanged views on Latin America. Giraldo Mazola, Cuban ambassador to Chile, and Jaime Tohá, that of Chile in Cuba, attended the meeting, described as pleasant and cordial. Read More

Emerson to travel to Cuba to talk agriculture

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will travel to Cuba today to discuss how to expand U.S. agricultural exports to the country, her office announced Thursday morning. Emerson " whose district includes Wright, Douglas, Ozark counties and part of Taney County " will be in Cuba through Sunday. Read More

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