Category: Cuba

Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya Killed In Car Crash

Top Story — Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá, the leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, was killed in a car crash on Sunday in eastern Granma province along with another dissident. The […] Read More >

Cuban Internet Users Caught Between U.S. And Cuban Restrictions

Top Story — After blocking Cuba’s access to Google Analytics last week despite having approved $4 million in taxpayer money to create a “digital democracy” program on the island, the […] Read More >

Judge Rejects Declassification Of CIA Volume On Bay of Pigs

Top Story — A U.S. federal judge rejected an effort by the National Security Archive to declassify the CIA’s fifth and final volume on the history of the U.S. Bay of Pigs […] Read More >

IKEA Used Cuban Dissidents to Manufacture Furniture: Report

Top Story — Already in deep water over allegations that it used prisoners from the former East Germany to make its products, Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA now faces charges […] Read More >

Cuba: Waiting For The Revolution

Photographer Daniel Lascano captured the following images in Cuba from July 7-28, 2011 as he traveled from Havana to Baracoa. Lascano writes, “Cuba for me– and many Latin Americans– is […] Read More >

Fidel Castro Is Dead, Says Unfounded And Likely False Twitter Rumor

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has passed away, according to an unverified rumor that spread like a forest fire through the social media site Twitter Monday evening. The rumor is […] Read More >

Cuba Declares 3-Day Mourning Period For Kim Jong Il

The Cuban government will observe a three-day mourning period beginning Tuesday to honor the death of North Korean autocrat Kim Jong Il. For the duration of the mourning period, public […] Read More >

Cuba Releases New Real Estate Rules, Will Allow Home Sales

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Cuban government released new rules governing real estate on Thursday, which will allow citizens and permanent residents to buy and sell homes and apartments, […] Read More >

Cuban 5: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Other Celebrities Ask Obama To Send René González Home

A group of U.S. celebrities including Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and Pete Seeger called on President Barack Obama Monday to send a Cuban agent who was released from prison on […] Read More >

Cuba’s Armed Forces: On The Threshold Of A Generational Change

The death of Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas should remind President Raúl Castro of two things: 1) that he has limited time to replace the old guard, and 2) age […] Read More >