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.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/31/2009 - 16:30
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attended the Progressive Government Summit in Chile this weekend, where he spoke at length about Cuba’s fate. He said the United States is not planning to lift its trade embargo on Cuba, and that it’s up to Cuba to build itself up.
“We thought that there was a need for transition in our policy toward Cuba. But we all share one thing in common. We think the Cuban people should determine their own fate, and that they should be able to live in freedom and with some prospect of economic prosperity,” Biden said.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/12/2009 - 16:05
United States residents will now have an easier time traveling to Cuba and sending money to family thanks to three provisions attached to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill President Obama signed yesterday.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/03/2009 - 16:10
An ailing Fidel Castro hasn’t made many public appearances since taking ill in 2006, prompting endless rumors about the Cuban leader’s proximity to death. The New York Times reports (via The Daily Beast) Castro was spotted walking the streets of Havana recently after being released from the hospital. He casually strolled around, trailed heavily by security and sporting shorts and a track jacket.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2009 - 12:45
Benicio del Toro is no stranger to accolades; the thespian recently took home a Goya Award for "Best Actor" for his work in Steven Soderbergh's epic film Che on top of the "Best Actor" award he won last year when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2009 - 16:30
Benicio del Toro was apparently upset by a writer for the Washington Times during an interview last week about the new film Che. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring del Toro in the eponymous role, has sparked a controversy about the legacy of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/26/2009 - 14:20
A new photo Fidel Castro was released on Friday, temporarily quieting rumors that the former Cuban leader is gravely ill. The picture came from the office of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez two days after her meeting with Castro in Cuba. Castro, 82, can be seen standing next to Fernandez looking relatively strong.