By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/28/2013 - 18:31
When Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in 1990, one of the first things he did was visit Cuba to express his respect and admiration for the island's leader Fidel Castro.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 15:12
After announcing that a discussion to resume direct mail service between the United States and Cuba would commence on Tuesday this week, the two countries are now preparing to go into talks about another issue which has been on hold for quite some time -- migration.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 09:45
It's been 50 years since direct mail between U.S. and Cuba was suspended. Now the two countries are set to resume discussion that could bring on the end of this suspension.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 14:33
Cuban ballerinas -- the latest flock of immigrants to cross the border and enter the U.S. through Texas. In April, while on tour in Mexico, these six dancers fled from the Cuban National Ballet.
These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2013 - 11:33
We may take the Internet for granted, but Web access has been a luxury in Cuba. Although home Web services will remain largely restricted, Cubans will soon be able to use the Internet at more than 100 public computer labs across the island. On Tuesday, Cuban authorities confirmed that the new measure would begin on June 4th.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05
Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/20/2013 - 12:44
The streets of Havana were home to colorful marches, cultural events, and drag shows during the celebrations for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia last Friday. The event’s scheduled included a gala bash at the capital's infamous Karl Marx Theater, where drag performers took the stage along with the popular musical group Los Van Van.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2013 - 12:07
These pages were supposed to host a virtual quinceañera — a celebration of Dolores Prida’s 15 years as Latina’s advice columnist, with a special piece by the veteran writer herself. It was to be a toast to her witty, on-point, irreverent and unabashedly feminist advice on everything from getting rid of cheating boyfriends to reconnecting with Latin culture.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/15/2013 - 14:34
Mary Miranda stole viewers’ hearts last week on The Voice with her rousing rendition of Selena’s “Como La Flor.” With the The Voice’s battle rounds beginning tonight, Miranda looks forward to gaining more fans on her way to the top of competition. Here, she talks to Latina.com about her music idols, Selena and Michael Jackson, her Voice coach, Shakira, and her Cuba travel tips for Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/10/2013 - 09:49
Since getting snapped enjoying their 5thwedding anniversary in Cuba, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been in the center of a heated debate about their Caribbean getaway. Travel to Cuba is restricted to U.S. citizens under the embargo, but visas are granted for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange purposes.