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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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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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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Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI on March 29, 2012
Venezuelan Doctor Claims Fidel Castro Suffered a Stroke
By Sugey Palomares | 10/19/2012 - 12:08

Several reports have claimed that Fidel Castro’s health decline is taking a rapid turn for the worst. As Fox News Latino reports, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Marquina, revealed to the Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Dia that the 86-year-old dictator suffered a massive stroke.


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George Clooney at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon 2012 in Los Angeles
George Clooney Set to Direct New Cuban Military Film ‘The Yankee Comandante’
By Samantha Leal | 06/07/2012 - 17:13

George Clooney has been tapped to direct The Yankee Comandante, a drama based on a New Yorker article on an American who assisted Fidel Castro and other Cuban rebels in overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista, reports the Hollywood Reporter.  Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce the film through their production company, Smokehouse. The movie will be a Focus Features film.


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Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro Steps Down: For Real This Time
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/19/2011 - 15:00

For real, for real?
 
Fidel Castro, who first stepped out of the limelight (sort of) after becoming seriously ill in 2006, then handed over power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008, has made it official. He resigned his role as secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday.
 


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Castro Says Tea Party is Leading U.S. to Fascism
Castro Says Tea Party is Leading U.S. to Fascism
By Fox News Latino | 11/19/2010 - 14:00

In a recent report published in the Cuban state-run newspaper, Granma, Fidel Castro made a bold declaration about American politics when speaking to a group of studens visiting Havana.

What was on his mind? The rise of the Tea Party in the United States. He called the country a "ruined nation" and said the new movement was "extreme right," warning that Tea Party activists were leading the country towards fascism.


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Cuban Government Denounces Popular Video Game
Virtual Assassination Attempt on Fidel Castro has Cuban Government Up in Arms
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2010 - 09:36

The Cuban government is harshly criticizing a new video game released this week in the U.S. Call of Duty: Black Ops was expected to be one of the highest selling video games of the year and sold $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale. Its release this week has been highly anticipated by gamers all across the country.


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Four Books to Read this Fall
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!


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Maria Conchita Alonso: "Oliver Stone is Hugo Chavez's Minister of Propaganda!"
By Mariela Rosario | 07/06/2010 - 17:00

Oliver Stone's new documentary South of the Border has generated a lot of controversy since it hit theaters two weeks ago.


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