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Cuban Cigars Now Legal In The U.S

December 18, 2014 

One of the most sought after Cuban product for Americans has been the Cuban cigar. Ever since President John F. Kennedy first made Cuban cigars illegal in the U.S. as part of a broad embargo in 1962, the Cuban cigar has become an elusive mythical item that all smokers have dreamed of having. Well for….

Cuba Releases Alan Gross After Five Years In Prison

December 17, 2014 

The American government has managed the release USAID worker Alan Gross after spending five years in a Cuban prison. He left Cuba in a plane bound for the United States late last night. We told you last week that in an interview with Jorge Ramos President Obama said that they were in talks with Cuba….

U.S. Government Infiltrates Cuban Hip Hop

December 15, 2014 

An Associated Press report blew the lid off of a USAID program which sought to infiltrate the Cuban hip hop scene to create a youth movement to overthrow the Cuban government. Millions of American tax dollars were spent sending operatives to encourage young Cuban rappers to criticize the government and call for democratic reforms. This….

U.S. In Talks With Cuba To Release Alan Gross

December 10, 2014 

President Obama told news anchor Jorge Ramos yesterday on Fusion that the U.S. government has been in negotiations for some time to try and secure the release of Alan Gross. The government contractor has been held prisoner on the island after he was accused to distributing telecommunications devices to anti-Castro dissidents. The Cuban government then….

Mariachi Opera Hits The Stage

December 09, 2014 

I’ve really tried to like opera over the years but it just doesn’t do anything for me. Maybe it’s that the songs are usually in either Italian or German or maybe it’s because the usual subject matter of ancient myths or barbers getting married do nothing for me. But maybe I’ll be more connected to….

The Saga Of Yasmany Tomas’ MLB Start

December 03, 2014 

When Yasmany Tomas defected from Cuba in June, the buzz started almost immediately. This 24-year-old player is one of the heaviest hitters to come out of Cuba in a long time. Back on the island he hit .289 with a .538 slugging percentage and 15 home runs. He really showed what he could do at….

The Broadway Hit “Rent” Comes To Cuba

December 02, 2014 

For the first time in over 50 years a Broadway show will be staged in Cuba. The show will be the Tony award winning musical Rent. The producers of the show, Nederlander Entertainment,  have been working for years with the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts to mount the show. American musicals were banned by the….

Cuban Doctor Contracts Ebola In Sierra Leone

November 25, 2014 

One member of a large team of doctors and medical professionals sent by the Cuban government to help with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly disease. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors and will be transferred to a hospital in Geneva for further medical care. Cuba sent….

Venezuela Promoting Barbie/Socialism

November 17, 2014 

In a move that has some people scratching their heads, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has made it easier to buy Barbie dolls. The quasi-socialist country has a history of putting price caps on certain items to make it easier for the masses to buy them. Things like gasoline, for example. Now, just in time for….

Cuban Defector Jose Abreu Named Rookie Of The Year

November 11, 2014 

Cuban baseball player Jose Abreu was unanimously named the American League rookie of the year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. 27-year-old Abreu had a .581 slugging percentage, a .317 batting average, 36 home runs, and 107 RBIs. That’s pretty amazing considering the fact that two years ago Abreu wasn’t even in the American….

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