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...

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...

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...

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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...