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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Cuba Gay Rights March
LGBT Community in Cuba Celebrates Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia
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.


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Dolores Prida
Adiós, Dolores: Celebrating The Life And Work Of The Extraordinary Woman Behind 'Dolores Dice'
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.


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Mary Miranda The Voice NBC
'The Voice's' Mary Miranda Talks Selena, Shakira & Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s Cuban Trip
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.


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Beyonce and Jay-Z in Cuba for their wedding anniversary
Beyonce and Jay-Z's Trip to Cuba Deemed Legal by U.S. Treasury Department
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.


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Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat
Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat Since Cuba's Missile Crisis
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21

As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.


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