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Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. The documents are part of a federal lawsuit in Miami and describe a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Puig since he ...(4/17/2014 4:37:49 PM)
MLB: Puig's journey from Cuba
Two years ago, Yasiel Puig fled Cuba in the hands of black-market smugglers. This is the story of how the cost of the defection journey - in money and human lives - shadows him still.(4/17/2014 8:53:02 AM)
Cuba sells condoms after expiration dates to address shortage
Hoping to resolve a shortage of condoms that has sparked complaints around Cuba, the island's public health system has approved the sale of more than one million prophylactics with apparently expired dates.(4/20/2014 5:30:00 PM)
Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.(4/16/2014 6:09:30 PM)
U.S. government contractor jailed in Cuba ends hunger strike
A U.S. contractor imprisoned in Cuba ended a hunger strike on Friday after eight days of protesting his treatment by the Cuban and U.S. governments while serving a 15-year term for illegally attempting to establish Internet service on the island. "My protest fast is suspended as of today, although there will be further protests to come," Alan Gross said in a statement. Gross was arrested in 2009 ...(4/11/2014 5:51:14 PM)
Cuba says U.S. created other 'Cuban Twitter' projects
By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to "subvert" the island's government and that the revelation this week of a U.S.-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just one of several examples. The U.S. government has admitted it created a social media network called ZunZuneo, which takes its name from Cuban slang for the tweet of a ...(4/6/2014 8:43:27 PM)
Cuba protests PriceSmart's suspension of memberships in Jamaica
Cuba is protesting the decision by PriceSmart Inc, a major U.S.-based bulk-shopping warehouse, to suspend memberships of shoppers from the communist country at its Jamaica subsidiary, Cuban officials said on Friday. PriceSmart took the action this week, citing the decades-old U.S. embargo on Cuba that prohibits economic relations between the two countries, Cuban officials say. PriceSmart did not ...(4/11/2014 8:31:04 PM)
Cuba probes mobile data leak in ZunZuneo case
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's government said Wednesday it has launched a probe into how hundreds of thousands of customer cellphone numbers fell into the hands of a U.S. government program that used them to secretly set up a mobile-based, Twitter-like social network on the island.(4/9/2014 3:46:29 PM)
Cuba says U.S. hunger striker's treatment in prison 'dignified'
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - A U.S. contractor who has launched a hunger strike while serving a long prison term in Cuba is receiving "dignified and decent treatment" in a hospital ward where he is in stable health, a Cuban official said on Wednesday. Cuba's communist government said it was concerned by a statement from Alan Gross's lawyer on Tuesday that said his client had begun a ...(4/9/2014 1:32:37 PM)
Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise
The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday. Within the first three months of 2014 ...(4/7/2014 2:53:45 PM)
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