By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05 | 0 Comments
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...
By Samantha Leal | 02/24/2013 - 19:49 | 0 Comments
Cuban leader Raul Castro has announced his plans for retirement after his second term ends in 2018, reports Reuters. The announcement came on Sunday, in a nationally broadcast speech shortly after the Cuban National Assembly elected him to a...
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
Raul Castro, a 96-year-old former Arizona governor and U.S. diplomat, was held at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in stifling heat after his pacemaker set off a radiation sensor.
Castro, who was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, says he wasn't mistreated, but that agents could have been more sensitive to his condition. Castro has said he...
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2011 - 11:00 | 2 Comments
Raul Castro announced this week that the Cuban government will allow citizens of the island nation to travel abroad freely, as tourists, for the first time in 50 years. Although there was not a formal law keeping Cubans...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/19/2011 - 15:00 | 1 Comment
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/26/2010 - 10:35 | 4 Comments
Cuba'n president, Raul Castro, recently told reporters for Brazil’s official Estado news agency that his government is open to talks with the United States about any and all topics, as long as the condition of "equality" is fulfilled.
“We want to...
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