Gay Couple Flees Cuba to Marry in Argentina, Migrate to US

A Cuban couple that has been together for 14 years has gotten married in Buenos Aires, Argentina in hopes of starting a better life outside of the island, where the government makes things very...

US Senate Votes to Keep Terrorists from Exploiting Security Flaws in Flights from Cuba

A bill to regulate commercial flights traveling between Cuba and the United States passed through the House of Representatives this Monday, October 23. The bill intends to promote airport security on the island by...

Cuban Regime’s “Travel Ban” against Dissidents Turns Journalists into Prisoners in their Own Country

The regime in Cuba prevented independent journalist and writer Víctor Manuel Domínguez from leaving the country for the second time this year. The journalist was planning to travel to Brussels for an event on...

Cubana Celebrates 100th, “Hoping To Live 100 More”

Surrounded by family, neighbors and friends, Amanda Torres Ferrer, a resident of Santa Cruz, celebrated her 100th birthday. "I have four grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and two great-great-granddaughters. I have given a lot of love, now...

Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

US President Donald Trump said Monday that “Cuba is responsible” for the sonic attacks against 22 US diplomats who were staying in Havana in 2016. “Yes, I believe that Cuba is responsible. Yes, I believe...

Next Cuban Leader Rejects US ‘Imperialism’

Havana’s anticipated next leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has refuted calls by Washington to change the island nation’s ways, declaring that “changes needed in Cuba will solely be carried out by the Cuban people,” in a...

Hurricane Victims in Cuba Call Regime’s Relief Efforts “A Lie,” Protest for Proper Shelters

A hundred victims of Hurricane Irma protested the lack of official attention and aid in Cuba this week. A group of demonstrators were reportedly supposed to be move about 18 miles from their current shelter...

Cuban Writer Jacobo Machover Talks Che Guevara, Twisted History of the Left’s Beloved Murderer

Fifty years after the death of Argentine guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, Cuban writer Jacobo Machover spoke about his book “The Hidden Face of Che” and whether the image of an assassin has been unjustly...

U.S. Suspends All Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Embassy in Havana

Cuban Americans seeking to have their relatives join them from the island will not be able to do so — at least for the time being — as a result of the announcement Friday...

Cuban Regime Profits from Hurricane Irma Relief Donations

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) is urging the island’s government to put products intended for Hurricane Irma recovery to better use. “The state should limit its donation efforts to other governments and...

Cuba: Over 70% of Island’s Power Restored After Hurricane

Government officials and citizens continue to work extensively to restore the country to normality. Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Prensa Latina reported. The hurricane, which...

Journalists again Arrested in Cuba, Now for Reporting on Hurricane Irma Preparations

Raúl Castro’s dictatorship in Cuba arrested independent journalists who were trying to report on Hurricane Irma this week. When they were arrested, Maykel Gonzalez Vivero and Carlos Alejandro Rodríguez had been trying to report on the arrival of Hurricane...

Cuban Dictatorship Outdoes Itself, Breaks Record for Arbitrary Monthly Arrests

The number of arbitrary arrests in Cuba has reached a record high over the last nine months, according to The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation. Last July, the Cuban regime made 575 “arbitrary political motions...

Cuba’s Economy May Not Survive the Fall of the Venezuelan Regime

TODAY CUBA - Economists are warning that a fall of Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela could be devastating for Cuba. Professor of Economics at the University of Havana Omar Everleny Pérez said that the island’s economy...

What It’s Like to Be a Teenager in a Rapidly Changing Havana

After decades of embargo and heated rhetoric (and a covert mission or two), the U.S. and Cuba decided last year to shake and make up. The U.S. Embassy (closed for the last 54 years)...

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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...

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...

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...