Oscar Espinosa Chepe was a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities. He was one of 75 writers and political activists locked up in 2003 during the "Black Spring", a notorious crackdown on dissent that provoked international criticism and EU sanctions lasting five years.
Saul Landau, an American documentary filmmaker best known for films on Cuba, Chile and atomic bomb testing, died of bladder cancer on Monday. He was 77.
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Lawyers for four inmates have also filed petitions with the US government to stop this procedure during the religious festival
A convicted American killer living in Cuba has become the first woman to be named on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.
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The daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro has been refused permission to travel to Philadelphia, despite being invited to receive an award for her gay rights activism there.
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President Hugo Chavez is breathing with greater difficulty as a new and severe respiratory infection has taken hold, Venezuela's government said, describing the cancer-stricken president's condition as “very delicate.”
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
Ageing President Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel, appoints new deputy and signals transition to democracy