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Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers in Rare Public Appearance

(TODAY CUBA) HAVANA — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday. The photos showing the leader alive and well came out three days after...

US Approves Ferry Service Between Florida and Cuba

Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services. Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960. But...

For Cubans, the struggle to supplement meagre rations is a consuming obsession

TODAY CUBA - As a percussionist with one of Havana’s oldest and best known bands, Orlando Ramos has toured the world, attended dozens of international festivals and collaborated with a host of stars ranging from Billy Joel to Silvio Rodríguez. But while musicians from other...

Fidel Castro Re-Appears in Public For First Time in Over a Year

TODAY CUBA (La Habana -Havana) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported on Saturday. It was his first known appearance...

Scientists Discover in Cuba Aggressive New HIV Strain

TODAY CUBA - Reports of people in Cuba infected by new strain developing AIDS in less than three years. A recently-discovered form of HIV in Cuba has been found to progress into AIDS some three times faster than the most common strains of the virus,...

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