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Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis played a key role in the successful recent negotiations between the U.S and Cuba, adding another reason for his growing public appeal. U.S. president Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the pontiff issued a personal communication to both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, urging them to resolve the case of five […]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross was released from Cuban detention marking the end of the five-year saga. U.S. officials reportedly negotiated his release with the release of several Cubans detained in the United States. Fox News reported that a senior Obama official said Gross left the communist country Wednesday morning on a government plane accompanied by his wife, […]

Vladimir Putin Brings Russia to Latin America

Vladimir Putin Brings Russia to Latin America

Russia’s efforts as Vladimir Putin brings Russia to Latin America would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. First there was the Monroe Doctrine, established in 1823 by United States President James Monroe. The Monroe Doctrine declared that any effort by European nations to involve themselves in North or South America would be viewed […]

Possible New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Possible New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Growing pressure from a few Florida members of Congress is making it increasingly difficult for Americans to travel to Cuba due to possible new restrictions. The influx of passengers coming from south Florida and heading to Cuba has been slowing since 2011 due to the cost of licensed educational tours being high in price. There […]

Cuba Theater Company to Stage LGBT Themed ‘Bent’

Cuba Theater Company to Stage LGBT Themed ‘Bent’

The independent Cuban theater company La Peña Meisner de la Habana hopes to stage the internationally acclaimed play Bent in front of Cuban audiences in Havana in 2014. The 1979 stage play, named after the slang term used by Europeans to describe homosexuality, portrays the mistreatment and imprisonment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany in the […]

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