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Alan Gross and the Cuban Five: Why not exchange holiday gifts?

Although the U.S. government has been saying "no exchange," Mr. and Mrs. Gross are not, because it is not in their interests to shut off that possibility.

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President Chavez of Venezuela to Cuba for cancer treatment

For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.

World condemns U.S. Cuba policy once again

On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted, for the twenty-second consecutive time, to condemn the United States' economic blockade against Cuba.

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Cuban report to United Nations condemns U.S. blockade

"The best humanitarian aid Cuba could receive - the equivalent of billions of tons - would be to end the blockade."

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Cuba drops most restrictions on foreign travel

The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,

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Winds of change blow strong in Cuban colleges

Many regard Cuba's success in making education accessible and socially useful to have been a prime achievement of the Cuban Revolution.

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Cuba's new, experimental urban cooperatives

The plan is to develop 222 urban cooperatives throughout the island: food service ventures, agricultural markets, technical and personal services, fisheries, and water management services.

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At Maine-Canada border, anti-Cuba blockade is broken

The half-century-old U.S. economic blockade against Cuba was broken in one small corner of the United States on June 30.

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Cuba struggles for food self-sufficiency

Cuba is restructuring its economy. Agricultural changes are part of the process.

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Cuba celebrates International Children's Day

Cuba puts itself onto a fiesta footing each June 1 to entertain "those they know" who want every happiness, love, and an unforgettable International Children's Day.

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