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Cuba Now to House American Business

Cuba Now to House American Business

Hot off the bench changes declared on Friday marked the biggest moment in U.S.-Cuba relations in over half a century. Tourism will continue to be off-limits for some time, but President Obama and his staff have generated new opportunities on the island for financial, travel, and telecommunications companies,  along with American citizens. Unlike the past […]

Cuba: Fugitive Haven?

Cuba: Fugitive Haven?

Will Cuba become a fugitive haven? As President Obama attempts to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation after more than 50 years of strife, one of the many issues to be addressed as the United States and Cuba seek to establish improved communication and cooperation is the issue of extraditing American fugitives from the […]

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 […]

Cuba Has Limited Access To Internet

Cuba Has Limited Access To Internet

Cuba recently expanded public internet access last year, but its resident are still limited when it comes to restricted use and hourly fees. Soon this may change for the better. Last year, the Cuban government set up 118 internet access points available for surfing for a fee of about $4.50 per hour, down $2 from […]

Cuba Prisoner from America Ends Hunger Strike

Cuba Prisoner from America Ends Hunger Strike

Alan Gross, the American government worker from America that became a prisoner of Cuba, has ended his hunger strike. The hunger strike was in direct protest to his imprisonment in the island country, attempting to highlight the minimal effort on behalf of the United States of America to free him. Since his imprisonment, his health […]

Cuba Twitter the US Clandestine Social Media Flop

Cuba Twitter the US Clandestine Social Media Flop

The US plans for a clandestine Twitter-like social media outlet in Cuba used to gather information and spread messages of dissent to 200,000 Cubans flopped and Congress shakes its head. “Cockamamie.” That’s what Sen. Patrick Leahy called the U.S. Agency for International Development’s plan for the Cuban Twitter program, as he interrogated USAID administrator Dr. […]

Cuban Twitter: Strategic U.S. Initiative

Cuban Twitter: Strategic U.S. Initiative

With the U.S. government’s covert operations, both domestic and international, taking serious blows in the last few years, the latest revelation of its involvement in the Cuban Twitter to stir strategic unrest in that country seems like a ‘not so covert’ initiative, considering it involves social media. In Cuba, a country where information is tightly […]

Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter’s ubiquity in the world of the internet and apps continues to reach stark heights. Depending on the follower count of one person, one line of information can be sent out to thousands of people at a time. If those thousands of people choose to re-tweet it, that information snowballs and finds an audience of […]

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