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Choe Ryong Hae, center left, a vice chairman of North Korea's Workers' Party, shakes hands with Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song, center right, as a delegation arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of …

North Korea Sends Second-in-Command to Cuba amid Denuclearization Talks

North Korea sent its vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North’s Workers’ Party Choe Ryong-hae, considered second in power only to dictator Kim Jong-un, to Cuba this week to reinforce bilateral ties as denuclearization talks continue with the United States.

Jorge Luis García Pérez (better known as “Antúnez”) was born in Placetas, Cuba in 1964. He is the leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front. The Front is a Cuban civil society organization named for a political prisoner who died while on a hunger strike in 2010.

Cuba Rearrests 17-Year Political Prisoner for Ties to Miami ‘Terrorists’

Cuba’s political police arrested prominent anti-communist dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known popularly as “Antúnez,” on Wednesday after summoning him to a state immigration office. His wife says police told her he was banned from leaving the country due to his association with members of the Cuban exile community, which the officer referred to as “terrorists.”

Members of dissident group "Ladies in White", wives of former political prisoners protest on March 20, 2016 in Havana.

Cuban Christian Demands More Visibility in State Media

A Christian attorney in Cuba levied a complaint against the nation’s Ministry of Culture and government broadcast agency this week for discriminating against people of faith, arguing that a growing number of citizens in the communist country are identifying as Christians and deserve visibility.

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North Korea Sends Senior Officials to Cuba Before Pompeo Meeting

North Korea’s state media confirmed that communist dictator Kim Jong-un sent a high-ranking delegation to Havana, Cuba, Tuesday for their first meeting with figurehead President Miguel Díaz-Canel since he assumed the title, and to discuss affairs of mutual interest with the actual leader of the island, dictator Raúl Castro.

Members of the Cuban Human Rights group Ladies in White make an 'L' (of liberation) with their fingers as they march along the 5th Avenue in Havana, on November 7, 2010. The march demanded Cuban President Raul Castro to complete the liberation of 52 political prisoners, which deadline was today. …

Trump Administration Invites Cuban Dissidents to 4th of July Party at Havana Embassy

The U.S. embassy in Cuba, operating only on essential staff since the State Department confirmed more than two dozen diplomats and their families suffered health attacks of unknown origin there, hosted some of the country’s most prominent anti-communist dissidents for a Fourth of July celebration Thursday.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Quoting Jefferson and Demanding His U.S. Flag Back, Cuba’s May Day Protester Freed

The government of Cuba released Daniel Llorente, an independent dissident, from a notorious mental hospital where he was detained for more than a year after being diagnosed with “believing in God.” Llorente was arrested after interrupting the 2017 May Day parade in Havana, waving an American flag and demanding freedom for Cuba.

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Distributor: Cuba Blocking Modern Translations Despite End of Bible Ban

A Bible publisher protested this week that the Cuban communist regime has prevented them from distributing 17,000 copies printed for the island of the New International Version of the text, an update only legally available to Cuba since the regime lifted its ban on printing new Bibles in 2015.

Kenyan nurses and other health-workers demonstrate over low pay at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. All doctors and nurses from public hospitals across the country have gone on strike, leading to a crisis in the health sector and putting emergency cases at higher risk of …

Unemployed Kenyan Doctors Outraged as Government Imports Cuban Slaves

Medical organizations in Kenya condemned a government plan Monday to import doctors from Cuba to address the nation’s vast shortage of medical professionals, citing that more than one thousand ready-to-work Kenyan doctors are still unemployed in the country.

US Senator Patrick Leahy is such a huge fan of Batman he has made cameo appearances in five of the franchise's movies

Congressional Democrats Condemn Trump Policy on Cuba After Meeting with Raúl Castro

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro welcomed a delegation of American Congresspersons this week led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who used the opportunity to disparage their own government as “stupid” for maintaining sanctions on Havana and defend the communist regime from evidence that it allowed an attack on U.S. diplomats that resulted in brain damage.

FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, staff stand within the United States embassy facility in Havana, Cuba. The terrifying attacks in Cuba overwhelmingly hit U.S. intelligence operatives in Havana, not ordinary diplomats, when they began within days of President Donald Trump’s election, The Associated Press has …

Study: ‘Novel Mechanism’ for Brain Damage May Have Hurt U.S. Diplomats in Cuba

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Thursday reveals that 21 of the Americans complaining of hearing loss, balance problems, and other cognitive issues after working at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba suffered “widespread brain network dysfunction” of an unknown cause.