Antonio Augusto Villarreal served seven years in prison before his release in 2010.

The democracy activist known as Antunez says the island’s governing system will not end by itself.

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.

Cuban followers of the Santeria faith are singing, beating sacred drums and sacrificing animals to give thanks for the year's blessings and ask for prosperity in 2014.

Several entrepreneurs who started up two years ago when the government allowed limited free enterprise haven’t been able to stay in business.

In their first years of exile from Cuba in the 1960s, Gustavo Pérez Firmat's family uttered the toast as a wish they anxiously waited to fulfill.

The United States has given refugee status to a man who shouted against the Cuban government during Pope Benedict XVI's 2012 visit.

Cuba says it's easing the terms of lending to private business owners in an attempt to boost the country's new small business sector.

The dented metal pizza trays are packed away, so too the old blender that never worked when it was needed. Gone is the sweet smell of rising dough that infused Julio Cesar Hidalgo's Havana apartment when he and his girlfriend were in business for themselves, churning out cheesy pies for hungry costumers.

Andrés Carrión Says security agents threatened to kill him, fired his wife, forced them out of their home and sent two snitches to get close to him.