March 1998

CUBA NEWS



MARCH 31
HEADLINES NEWS
U.S. delays report on Cuba's military capabilities / Reuters
Cuba, St. Kitts and Nevis sign cooperation accords / Reuters
Average Cuban says economy is worse / Miami Herald
Cuban Envoy Says Delta Harassed Him / AP
Canada says undecided on rejecting Cuban prisoners / Reuters
N.J. governor to ask Cuba for fugitive's return / Reuters
INTERVIEW-Cuba working towards sugar crop recovery / Reuters

MARCH 30
Pilgrims to make Cuba donation at Pope mass / Reuters
Cuba-Japan debt agreement seen boosting trade / Reuters
Oil Tankers Collide, Soiling Cuban Beach / Miami Herald
Castro's film criticism alarms Cuban artists, writers / Miami Herald
Gingrich Defends Cuban Embargo / AP
Agent Wants Visas for All Detainees / AP
Pentagon calls Cuban forces weak / Miami Herald

MARCH 27
Cuba Halts Export of Ball Players / AP
Rep.: End Russia Aid for Cuba Help / AP
China, Cuba to sign cooperation accords / Reuters
Cuba says sugarcane output rebound will take time / Reuters
Gaviria sees Cuba back in OAS, but Washington cool / Reuters

MARCH 26
Helms Wary of Clinton Mexico Choice / AP
Majority of Americans support Cuba embargo-poll / Reuters
Cuban foreign minister said to meet Pope Friday / Reuters
St Kitts and Nevis Premier Visits Cuba / CNN
Cuban loans among top exotic pick / Reuters

MARCH 25
Albright asks Vatican to help Cuban prisoners / Reuters
Costa Rica ready to take fleeing Cuban ball players / Reuters
Three die in eastern Cuba floods / Reuters
Sports Agents Eye Cuban Defectors / AP
Cuban Film Chief Defends Critical Looks At Society / Reuters
Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Mgimo Students and Faculty Members / CNN

MARCH 24
Cuban Defectors Protest Detention / AP
Cuban official sees no need to answer U.S. move / Reuters
Rain kills one, disrupts sugar harvest in Cuba / Reuters

MARCH 23
Detainees Decry Players' Treatment / AP
Cuban Defectors Held in Bahamas / AP
Baseball-Need clothes, rescued Cuban ballplayers say / Reuters
Hernandez Has First Yankees Workout / AP
Students seize Congo embassy / Miami Herald
Cuba says U.S. moves "drop of water in desert'' / Reuters
Is Castro Different From Former South African Rulers? / Contacto

MARCH 20
Clinton May Allow Flights to Cuba / AP
Exiles call easing Cuba embargo insult to dead pilots / Reuters
Carlos Varela Cuba's Bob Dylan or Paul Simon? / Reuters
No Signs of Missing Cuban Players / AP

MARCH 19
Cuban Ballplayers Still Missing / AP
1961 Nicaragua Crash Site Found / AP
Leonard brings humor, history to 'Cuba' / USA Today

MARCH 18
Cuban Ballplayers Feared Drowned / AP
Cuban dissidents seek to revive opposition group / Reuters
Top Japan firms to sign accord on Cuba debt / Reuters
Cuban Pitcher Arrives in Miami / AP
IAPA: Press Harassment Must End / AP

MARCH 17
Cuba Accepts No Pretended Humanitarian Aid from US
Cuba intelligence man kept his secrets -authors / Reuters
U.N. Celebrates Rights Declaration / AP
CIA To Look for Bay of Pig Victims / AP
Cuba receives remains of more of Che's guerrillas / Reuters

MARCH 16
U.S. visitors meet dissidents in Cuba / Reuters
Group Says Journalism Is Dangerous / AP
Sister parishes in South Florida and Cuba? / Miami Herald
Secrets, romance and betrayal / Miami Herald
Cuban bans on smoking on inter-city buses / Reuters
Russian defector ties Cuban base to Gulf War / Tampa Tribune
Canada-bound Cuban prisoners may include hijackers / Reuters
Cuba's future economy must overcome obstacles / Tampa Tribune
Questions circle seized property / Tampa Tribune
FIU Declaration: One Year Later

MARCH 13
Cuba buries intelligence man killed in car crash / Reuters
Job positions traffickers get 12 years in prison / AP
Cuban writer says book prizes build bridges / Reuters
U.S. denies visas to Cubans in growing policy debate / Reuters
Father Hurricane / CNN
Pope's steps producing D.C. echoes / Miami Herald
Exile's bank account probed in alleged anti-Castro plot / Miami Herald
New Jersey presses for fugitive's return from Cuba / Reuters

MARCH 12
Mexico-Cuba Ferry Service May Start / AP
U.S. group visits Cuba to review embargo impact / Reuters
Italy, Cuba sign anti-drugs cooperation accord / Reuters
U.S. State Dept. blocks Cuba academic conference / Reuters
Indians Sign Cuban Defector Santana / AP

MARCH 11
Cuba to get $1.45 mln reform boost from UNDP / Reuters
FESTIVAL'98 / Tribute to Cuban-French Cinematographer Ramón Suarez / Contacto Magazine

MARCH 10
Port officials postpone journey to Cuba / Tampa Tribune
Cuba sets new wage scheme to improve sugar quality / Reuters
Hernandez Delighted by Yankees Deal / AP
Castro Regime is Accused By Opposition Group In Cuba of "Abominable Proceedings" Against the Hunger Strikers in Santa Clara
"Afro-Cuban Voices"
Castro receives some faint praise / Miami Herald

MARCH 9
Yanks Sign Cuban Defector Hernandez / AP
Kids, cane and books: uneasy mix in Cuba / Miami Herald
U.S. businessmen in Cuba, boost anti-embargo lobby / Reuters
EDITORIAL: OUR MEN IN HAVANA / Contacto

MARCH 6
Cuba urges Albright to change U.S. embargo policy / Reuters
Miami Cubans thrilled by Havana-based singer / Reuters
US Congress report recommends Cuban humanitarian aid / Reuters
Cuban American Cultural Festival'98 / Contacto
INTERVIEW-Syria, Cuba weigh sugar barter deal / Reuters

MARCH 5
U.S. telecommunications firms pay Cuba $33 million / Reuters
Cobatec to process second shipment of Cuban cobalt/nickel / CNW
Study: EU Violates Cuba Pledges / AP
Culture-Cuba: Ideology Shake up Threatens Cultural Liberalization / CNN

MARCH 4
Br.Borneo says Cuba pullout was political - paper / Reuters
Cuba hails fish exports, but unpaid debts queried / Reuters
Cuba sentences two Floridians to 15 years on rebellion charges / Miami Herald
Visas for sale -- with a 'wedding' / Miami Herald

MARCH 3
Canadian Co. Profits Up in Cuba / AP

MARCH 2
Papal visit sparks interest in helping Cubans / Reuters
Cuban official calls tourism heart of the economy / Reuters
Opposition figures restart hunger strike in Santa Clara / Yara News



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