By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/28/2009 - 12:33
In her new memoir, the younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro admits to working undercover for the CIA in Cuba in the early 1960s using the codename “Donna,” Reuters reports. Juanita Castro, who now lives in exile in Miami, says she helped opponents of her brothers’ communist rule to escape execution and imprisonment.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/14/2009 - 10:42
Cuba is attempting to salvage its failing economy by making last ditch efforts to scale back on socialism, The Miami Herald reports. Leaders insist picking away at socialism is the only way to save it, but some experts say their efforts are just a desperate attempt to stave off the inevitable.
By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | 10/02/2009 - 13:50
It was December 2008, and like an estimated 46 million other Americans, I was without health insurance. On New Year’s Eve I suddenly developed heart palpitations, vertigo, tremors, pins and needles, burning spots all over my body, slurred speech, crying spells and severe drops in blood pressure upon standing. I rushed to the emergency room, thinking I was having a heart attack.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2009 - 12:31
After taking steps towards healing the longstanding rift between the U.S. and Cuban governments, President Barack Obama recently renewed the economic embargo against the island nation.
Under the Trading With the Enemy Act, established after World War I, U.S. companies are banned from trading with what are determined to be hostile nations.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/03/2009 - 13:25
Che actor Benicio del Toro was celebrated in Cuba last week for his distinguished body of work. The Puerto Rican star was given the first Tomas Gutierrez Alea award (named after the late Cuban director) by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, or Uneac. "It's an honor. I share this with all the artists here. As an artist, I feel that we're all in the same boat," Del Toro said after accepting his honor.
By Diana Buendia | 06/08/2009 - 15:25
Seventy-two-year-old Walter Kendall Myers, a retired top intelligence analyst at the State Department, and his wife Gwendolyn, 71, stand accused of spying for the Cuban government over the past thirty years.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 14:00
The Senate has denied President Barack Obama's request for 80 million dollars to be alloted to facilitate the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp located on the Eastern coast of Cuba.
By Yuliana Gomez | 04/13/2009 - 17:32
Reuters.com is reporting that today President Barack Obama announced easing of restrictions on family travel and cash gifts from the United States to Cuba.
By Yuliana Gomez | 04/06/2009 - 16:50
This past weekend, seven U.S. legislators began talks with Cuban government officials, the Latin American Herald Tribune is reporting; the meetings are aimed at starting up a dialogue between two countries that have not had diplomatic relations in several decades.