U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43

Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba. 

The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.


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Amazing Feat: Diana Nyad Completes Swim from Cuba to Florida!
Amazing Feat: Diana Nyad Completes Swim from Cuba to Florida!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/03/2013 - 13:45

To say we are impressed by U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's recent accomplishment would be an understatement!

According to Fox News Latino, Nyad reached the shore of Key West on Monday afternoon, making her the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.


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Cuba Libro
First English Language Cuban "Bookstore" - A Complete Lie?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/13/2013 - 15:35

American journalist Conner Gorry stands next to a Cuba Libro logo at her English-language bookstore in Cuba enjoying, of course, a Cuban cigar.


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Evidence Indicates Human Presence in Cuba 8,000 Years Ago
Evidence Indicates Human Presence in Cuba 8,000 Years Ago
By Celia Fernandez | 08/12/2013 - 13:52

The presence of humans in Cuba hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, according to an archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry.

The data for the archaeological census has been collected for the past two years and is expected to wrap up in January 2014. It includes research done by experts, historians, archaeologists, institutions, hobbyists and the officials heading it, according to the state-run Prensa Latina news agency.


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Travel Visas from Cuba to U.S. On the Rise
Travel Visas from Cuba to U.S. On the Rise
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/05/2013 - 14:19

It appears more Cubans have been making their way to the United States.

According to Fox News Latino, Granma -- a Cuban Communist Party newspaper -- reported on Friday that the number of Cubans receiving non-immigrant visas to the U.S. has jumped to 79 percent this year.


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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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