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Cuba Libre (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Philly Cuban Restaurant Offering Drink Specials In Honor Of Historic Announcement From White House

A Cuban restaurant that’s name literally translates to “Free Cuba” is offering a deal in honor of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the small island nation and the United States.

8 hours ago

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NJ State Police Want Fugitive Living In Cuba Back In Prison

Cops in the Garden State see plans by the Obama Administration to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba as an opportunity to return a convicted cop killer to prison.

9 hours ago

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961. In a prisoner exchange, U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed after being held in Cuba since 2009 and sent to Cuba three Cuban spies who had imprisoned in the U.S. since 2001.  (Credit:  Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings About Obama’s Decision To Restore Ties With Cuba

People have mixed feelings about President Obama’s decision to open a new chapter with the communist country.

20 hours ago

(Guillermo Pernot, whose wife is Cuban, watched Pres. Obama's announcement from the KYW Newsradio newsroom.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Obama’s Decision to Normalize Relations With Cuba is ‘Huge,’ Says Local Man

In anticipation of Obama’s speech on Cuba, we invited chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre restaurant, in Old City, to watch the speech in our newsroom. His wife is Cuban.

12/17/2014

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Cuban-American Lawmakers In NJ Oppose Renewing Relations

High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against the United States plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations between the nations.

12/17/2014

Statue Of Liberty Re-Opens To The Public For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy

NJ Sen. Menendez Wants Federal Probe Of Potential Cuban Role In Allegations Against Him

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe.

07/08/2014

Cuba Libre (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Top Spots For Cuban Cuisine

There are a few restaurants in the Philadelphia area that can almost sate my hankering for Cuban cuisine when it strikes. Here’s where to go for a taste of an island that’s so close, yet—sadly—so far for most of us.

01/02/2014

(Mariela Castro, in Feburary 2013.  Credit: Adalberto Roque/ AFP/ Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Fidel Castro’s Niece Visits Philadelphia For LGBT Event

But the visit almost didn’t happen.

12/31/2013

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Phillies Sign Free Agent Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free agent right-handed pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Friday.

08/30/2013

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Guilty Pleas For 2 NJ Slay Suspects Caught In Cuba

Prosecutors say two former southern New Jersey residents have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a burning car nearly three years ago.

07/14/2013

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Raúl Castro’s Daughter Speaks In Philadelphia On Gay Rights In Cuba

A panel discussion was held Saturday afternoon in Center City on gay civil rights in Cuba and the daughter of the Cuban President was among the speakers.

05/04/2013

(Mariela Castro speaking at Equality Forum Credit: John McDevitt)

Cuban President’s Daughter Visits Philadelphia To Participate In Equality Forum

The Cuban president’s daughter is in Philadelphia to participate in a panel discussion and to receive an award for her gay rights activism.

05/03/2013

(Mariela Castro, in Feburary 2013.  Credit: Adalberto Roque/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Castro’s Daughter Denied Permission To Visit Philadelphia For Upcoming Conference

Equality Forum executive director Malcom Lazin says Mariela Castro accepted an invitation several months ago to speak at the conference and receive an award on May 4.

04/25/2013

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Exit Visa No Longer Needed For Citizens To Leave Cuba

This week Cuba announced its citizens no longer need an exit visa to leave the country, giving them the freedom to leave without government permission.

10/20/2012

Ozzie Guillen

Ozzie Guillen’s Big Mistake

Anyone who doesn’t understand the magnitude of Ozzie Guillen’s mistake, needs to take a closer look.

04/13/2012

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