Dissident life in Cuba has gotten worse, not better, after Obama and Pope’s visit

After a week of uncertainty, we finally heard from one of the founders of Cuba’s Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian Movement—recently founded in the eastern province of Camagüey—who was detained by state forces without any notice of...

Beaten, imprisoned, and barred from using computers: how cuban dissidents launched the Cuban Anarcho-Capitalist...

As is customary in Cuba, when dictator Raúl Castro visits a city on the island-nation, security forces purge the streets of any opposition–just like when his brother Fidel was in power. Which is why, two...

US Tourism in Cuba Nearly Triples in 2017 Despite Travel Restrictions

Tourism from the United States to Cuba grew by around 200 percent in 2017 despite a tumultuous relationship between the two counties, according to Cuban Chancellor Josefina Vidal. She tweeted that more than one...

Cuban Revolution Turns 59

Since revolutionary forces ousted U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has captured the imagination of the world. The Cuban Revolution (Spanish: Revolución Cubana) was an armed revolt conducted by...

Castro’s Shallow Economic Reforms Keep Suppressing the Dreams of Cubans

Following the economic and immigration openings between the United States and Cuba during the Obama administration, the Raúl Castro regime reportedly began timid economic reforms that placed more responsibility in the hands of private...

A Year After Fidel Castro’s Death, the Fear He Fostered in Cuba Lives On

I recently spoke with a Cuban who has been living in Spain for 20 years, who told me that every so often he meets with some Cubans who also live in Madrid. “It’s incredible, but...

Increased Internet Access in Cuba Sheds Light on Systematic Repression against Dissidents

Sunday, November 26 turned out to be a perfect storm of events in Cuba. Not only did it mark the one-year anniversary of Fidel Castro’s death, but regional elections took place as well. On...

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Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

TODAY CUBA (Varadero, Cuba)  Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in...

From College To Cuba

In the midst of this late-February cold spell, some Augustana College students can look back fondly on the winter break they spent basking in...

Guantanamo ex-detainee indicted in Spain on charges of aiding ISIS

A suspected Islamic militant who was detained in Afghanistan in 2001, imprisoned at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but later acquitted...

Guantanamo Public Memory Project comes to Miami

A history project featuring people who worked or were held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba has arrived in Miami.

Cuba needs to retain economic oxygen provided by Venezuela

TODAY CUBA (ElUniversal) The Cuban economy will continue, at least for other three years, depending on strategic trade with Venezuela, even though the measures...

Havana is a beautiful and vibrant city and even better during a cocktail competition

MailOnline Travel drops in on the 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix and is wowed by the show the entrants put on. We're also...

The Cuba Opening

Last Tuesday night, I was in Havana, giving a talk calling for relations between the United States and Cuba - pushing for the United...

UN praises Cuban Civil Defense performance against Hurricane Matthew

U.N. Development Program Resident Representative in Cuba Myrta Kaulard praised the actions taken by the Cuban Civil Defense aimed at preventing the loss of...

Cuomo Takes Off for 25-Hour Cuba Trip

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives at a funeral home to attend a wake for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in December 2014. New York Gov....

4 things to know before studying abroad in Cuba

In mid-February, Elliott Young, professor of history at Lewis & Clark College, will carry tens of thousands of dollars in cash and travelers' checks...

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Cuba’s Education Farce: There Is No Room for Young Independent Thinkers

One of the cruelest monopolies that dictatorships invariably control — and Cuba is no exception — is, without a doubt, the education system. Cubans have for almost 60 years been forced to assimilate to a...

Castro Regime Continues to Repress Ladies in White Opposition Group

Despite international accusations of human rights violations, the oppressive government in Cuba continues to violate the freedoms of dissidents by imprisoning, beating and threatening them when they attempt to exercise their right to protest.   The...

North Korea-Cuba Diplomatic Visit: ‘Pyongyang Trying to Build Anti-US Coalition’

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho will arrive in Havana Monday for talks with Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. The trip comes as both countries face deteriorating relations with the US. Speaking to Sputnik,...

New ‘Fidel’ Musical Celebrates Cuban Revolution in London

"With just a few hundred soldiers and limited means, they took on Batista's army of thousands with its tanks, aircraft and backing from the United States." The Cuban Revolution will be brought to London audiences...

Video of Cuban Regime Arresting Activists for Protesting Goes Viral

A video has gone viral showing a Cuban citizen being carried away by the law enforcement of Raúl Castro’s regime for protesting for freedom on the island. The man, who has not yet been identified,...

Castro Regime Steps up Repression, Detains and Threatens Prominent Opposition Figures

The Cuban regime, led by Raúl Castro, has not stopped its persecution of political opponents, especially writers and journalists. The latest victim is Rolando Ferrer Espinosa, a writer, lawyer and winner of the Reinaldo...

EU-Cuba Agreement Signals New Era in Bilateral Relations In Spite Of US Blockade

The recent EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which was provisionally applied last Wednesday, and EU countries' support for a UN General Assembly resolution condemning the US embargo on the island demonstrate that the EU is...

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Says Havana Willing to Continue Dialogue With US

The Castro government says it is willing to continue dialogue with the U.S. and is committed to cooperating to conclude the probe related to the incident with American diplomats, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno...

Cuban Opposition Group Calls for Boycott of Sham Election

The dissident group Cuba Decide has asked residents of the island to boycott upcoming elections for municipal assemblies, suggesting that voters write in “plebiscite” on their ballots. Cuba Decide leader Rosa María Payá told EFE...

Cuba Accuses US of Lying about Sonic Attack Scandal to Damage Relations

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez accused the United States of lying about the “sonic attacks”against American diplomats staying in Havana in order to damage the two counties’ bilateral relationship. “I can affirm categorically that whoever...

U.S. Blockade of Cuba Is Approaching a Resounding Defeat

(Prensa Latina) The United States blockade of Cuba has generated such international condemnation that there are no doubts about the result of Wednesday''s voting on a new draft resolution to demand its end at...