AmEx Admits to Providing Unauthorized Trips to Cuba
AmEx Admits to Providing Unauthorized Trips to Cuba
By Amaris Castillo | 07/24/2013 - 10:19

After neglecting to get the proper approval for more than 14,000 airplane tickets it dispensed for travel between Cuba and other foreign countries, American Express has reached a settlement with the U.S. Treasury Department.


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Jay-Z’s 10 Latino Obsessions
By Jesus Trivino | 07/13/2013 - 11:00

With Jay-Z’s single, “Picasso Baby,” getting the art world treatment, we started thinking, Damn, Jigga loves us! Below click through Jay-Z’s 10 Latino Obsessions and you’re sure to find out Shawn Carter is down with the La Raza.   


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Beyonce and Jay Z in Cuba for their 5th anniversary
'Jay-Z and Beyonce Bill' Restricts Travel To Cuba
By Fox News Latino | 07/12/2013 - 15:41

Despite his lyrics, Jay-Z won’t be “smoking Cubanos with Castro in cabanas” anytime soon if the House of Representatives has any say in it.

In the wake of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba earlier this year, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee helped pass earlier this week a spending bill with a provision that seeks to further tighten travel restrictions to the communist island.


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MLB Returns to Cuban TV After 50 Years
MLB Returns to Cuban TV After 50 Years
By Amaris Castillo | 07/03/2013 - 14:22

After 50 years, Major League Baseball is finally back in Cuba. According to Fox News Latino, Cubans were able to watch an MLB game broadcast in its entirety on the open airwaves, for the first time in decades.


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Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela
Do Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela Share a Mutual Admiration?
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.


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U.S. and Cuba To Resume Migration Talks
U.S. and Cuba To Resume Migration Talks
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.


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After 50 Years, U.S. and Cuba Will Discuss Resuming Direct Mail
After 50 Years, U.S. and Cuba Will Discuss Resuming Direct Mail
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.


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Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
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.


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State-Run Computer Center in Havana, Cuba
Cuba to Offer Internet Access in More Than 100 Public Locations
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.


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Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
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.


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