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Sunday 23 July 2017

Cuban Housing Crisis Shows Deficit of 800,000 Homes

Cuba currently faces a drastic housing crisis. A report presented to the island’s Parliament revealed “critical” problems stretching...

Cuba slams Trump’s reversal of newfound friendship

Pictures of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro hang on a wall as tourists ride in a vintage car...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba...

In booming Old Havana tourist quarter, Trump speech puts Cubans in a bad mood

© Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images A man wearing a T-shirt with a U.S. flag design walks along a street...

Airbnb Rentals Offer Cuban Residents Much-Needed Extra Income

In its annual report on Cuba, Airbnb highlighted the economic contribution that its platform provides to Cubans. (Flickr) TODAY...

UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba

The island has seen a nine percent increase in HIV infections, just under Eastern Europe and Central Asia....

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

TODAY CUBA – A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited...

White House Promises Major Break with Obama’s Cuba Policy

TODAY CUBA – On Wednesday, a senior State Department official said president Donald Trump will be considering “significant differences”...

Cuba Launches Landmark Libertarian Party “Jose Marti”

We, the members of the Cuban Libertarian Party, do not fear any attacks against our bodies, because our...

End of an era in Cuba?

TODAY CUBA – The Cuban government’s traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by...

Google Becomes First Foreign Internet Company in Cuba

TODAY CUBA – Google’s servers started running in Cuba this Wednesday, April 26, making the technology giant the...

Russian Government to Help Cuba Modernize Its Defense Industry

Russia and Cuba are cooperating on maintaining Cuba’s Soviet-era military equipment (Flickr). Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal...

Castro Regime Arrests Nearly 50 Ladies in White Activists Throughout Cuba

The Cuban government has unleashed a new round of repression against the Ladies in White (Twitter). TODAY CUBA –...

Cuba’s Ladies in White Claim Normalization Made Repression Worse

“Look at Cuba. What is happening on the island is very hard to handle.” (Twitter) TODAY CUBA – The...

“Castro’s Wikipedia” Removed an Article that Labeled Homosexuality a Perversion

The article about homosexuality was removed from the “Castro version” of Wikipedia after multiple complaints considered it an...

Move Aside Castro, Cubans Want Capitalism

Sixty years after the communist revolution it is obvious that Cubans do not abhor, but desire a more...

No Major Changes in US Cuba Policy: Business Licenses Issued

TODAY CUBA – The United States government, headed by Donald Trump, has promised to review its policy on...

Cuban Hospitals Begin Telling Patients There Is No Such Thing as Free Healthcare

Cuban hospitals have begun to issue “symbolic” bills to their patients (Cubanet). TODAY CUBA – A report from Cuban...

Why Cuban Schoolteachers Are Quitting their Jobs Massively

Teachers claim their main reason for leaving is low salaries. (Flickr) TODAY CUBA, MAYABEQUE, CUBA — Teachers and other...

New Cuban Documentary Highlights Struggles of Political Prisoners’ Families

TODAY CUBA – A short documentary was shown this Thursday in Miami to raise awareness of struggles of...

US Captures First Cuban Refugees in Post “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Era

TODAY CUBA – On Sunday, March 12th, 29 Cuban refugees were caught trying to reach Florida by boat. According to authorities,...

The ‘Lettuce Ladies’ Get To Work In Cuba

Scantily-clad vegan women wearing bikinis made out of lettuce in Havana to lecture impoverished Cubans against eating meat....

Cuban Baseball Player José Abreu Says He Ate a Page of His Fake Passport to Enter US

I swallowed the first page little by little,” Jose Abreu told the jury. “I could not reach the...

After Censorship and Blocked Visas, Award Ceremony in Cuba Honoring Dissident Payá Held in Secret

Approximately 50 people attended the event, including Cuban opponents, journalists and diplomats from Sweden, the Czech Republic and...

How Life Has Changed For These Cuban Women Over 20 years

Norma Guillard. Credit: Matt Rogers (TODAY CUBA) Cuba had a big year in 2016 — beginning with a visit...

Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

TODAY CUBA (Varadero, Cuba)  Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out...

Meet Leo Canosa, Founder of Cuba’s First (Sort of) Legal Tattoo Studio

TODAY CUBA – As tattoo art has exploded in Cuba over the last few years, artists have grown...

Havana Art Contest Censors Photo of Cuban Daily as Toilet Paper

TODAY CUBA – A picture of a woman using Cuba’s national newspaper Trabajadores as toilet paper was censored...

Cuba’s Flying Pizzas

TODAY CUBA – When Cuba expanded private enterprise in 2010, Marta Castaeda and her husband were granted a...

Cuban Tourism Boom as January Sees 15% Increase in Foreign Arrivals

Cuban tourism has been booming of late (Enviajes). TODAY CUBA – María del Carmen Orellana, head of marketing at...

Trump’s Refugee Ban Could Affect Cuban Doctors Fleeing

Cuban doctors apply for parole to the United States while waiting for their visas to be processed. (Tijuana...

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Artisans Lost Fight For Call 13 bis, Agree To Relocate

After 22 years of conflict and uncertainty, the artisans of Calle 13 bis, on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia, in...

USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between Costa Rica and the United States,...

Is Tesla gearing up for a big surprise? Or is it hiding something?

TSGMAX - For a car that is widely expected to take the world by storm soon -- and that is now officially in production...

The Typewriter Over the Computer

The typewriter might be the snail-writer but it still has advantages over your computer. For one, your ‘files’ cannot be hacked and stolen. The...

July 25 is Guanacaste Day: A National Holiday

On Tuesday, Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating Costa Rica's annexation of Guanacaste province in 1824. It is celebrated every July 25th....

U.S. Looks To Flip Script on Costa Rica in Gold Cup Semifinals Tonight

Q SPORTS - Bruce Arena wasn’t in charge the last time the United States faced Costa Rica, but he’s well aware of the final...

Picking The Perfect Sandía (Watermelon)

  If you are like me, picking the right sandía (watermelon) is a hit and a miss. To show off my expertise to no one...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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