December 31

FROM CUBA / Brutal repression frustrates independent library opening / Reinaldo Cosano Alén

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Dissidents defy censorship / Miami Herald

Destination Guantanamo Bay / BBC News

Russia to tear down spy station in Cuba / The Washington Times

Russian base to close within weeks / BBC News

Six volleyballers leave Cuban team / The Globe and Mail

External links

Japan not head over heals for Cuba / Japan Times

Groups say police battered 5 journalists / Chicago Tribune (related link)

Foreign ships took supplies to Cuba /

Guantanamo keeps media and justice at bay / Sydney Morning Herald

Interrogation in Cuba for lieutenants of terror / Sydney Morning Herald

Guantanamo Bay: a guide / The Times

Cubans put lives in smugglers' hands /

Cuban MPs oppose US plan to use base: Al Qaeda prisoners /

Global spotlight shines on Cubas music biz / CNN Europe

A visit to Cuba / Achy Obejas /

Cuba's economy hit hard by Hurricane Michelle / Northen Light

December 28

FROM CUBA / Political prisoner on hunger protesting the lack of medical attention / APSIC

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

External links

Cuba is next stop for Afghan POWs / Chicago Tribune

Pows to be Held at Base on Cuba / New York Daily News

Man sentenced to life in prison as spy for Cuba / Chicagro Tribune

New mission for odd outpost / Atlanta Journal

We'll hold PoWs in Cuba, says Rumsfeld / The Independent

December 27

Fifth of five Cuban spies to learn fate / Yahoo!

Papa's pal finally gives up the whisky / National Post

External links

Veterans object to sister in Cuba / Seattle Post Intelligencer

Cuba, France to Intensify Transportation Cooperation / Free Realtime

Cuba Values Relationship with Spain / Xinhua News Agency

Progress with Cuba, embargoed / The News & Observer

George Merino: Cuba on his mind / NY Times

Sad old man of the sea lives off memories of his famous friend / Sydney Morning Herald

December 26

Cuba News / The Miami Herald

Cuban Catholics recover traditions / Yahoo!

French minister in Cuba for official visit / The Times of India

Review of "Beyond Elian Gonzalez: Cubriendo y Descubriendo, Covering and Discovering" /

Walsh respected for more than Pedro Pan / Max J. Castro / Miami Herald

Coast Guard Returns Refugees To Cuba / Crosswalk

Jose Fajardo / San Fransisco Chronicle

Talk Visual tests phone cards for Cuba / Amcity

Practicing People-to-People / Common Dreams

U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 30 Cuban migrants /

Cuban-American activist Bello dies /

December 24

FROM CUBA / Dispensary falling apart three months after it was built / CPIC

FROM CUBA / The sign goes, the trash stays / Cuba-Verdad

Walsh honored for 'labor of love' / Miami Herald

December 21

FROM CUBA / No one knows when the next train will come to Paso Real / UPECI

FROM CUBA / Havana's water supply becomes more precarious / Cuba-Verdad

'Pedro Pan' priest dies; Walsh guided Cuban kids / The Miami Herald

A humanitarian legacy / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / The Information Bridge Cuba Miami

Family's massacre in Cuba haunts Miami-Dade survivors / Miami Herald

Cash liberator on trail of Bresea riches / National Post

External links

Monsignor Brian Walsh passing away early today / WSVN-TV

Niall Connolly was well known in Cuba / Irish News

Gerry Adams leaves Cuba after Castro meeting /

December 20

FROM CUBA / Italian businessman lives in house taken from Cuban / Grupo Decoro

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Adams' Cuba trip comes under fire / BBC News

Grain company executive 'talks turkey' with Cuban leader / CNSNews

Cuba's Lourdes radar base, terrorist Mohamed Atta and the Kremlin / NewsMax

Adams, Cuba and IRA / Washington Times

"I'm Not a Spy, I'm a Rabbi" / The New American

External links

Two vessels complete historic Cuban journey / Maritime Press

Adams invites Cuban leader Castro to Belfast / Irish Times

Adams makes a point to the man in Havana / Unison

Adams hails Cuban support of Irish republican efforts / Boston Herald

Iran-Cuba Friendship Association mourns demise of its founder / Irna

Venezuela not being Cubanized, Chavez says / Houston Chronicle

Farm Bureau Advocates More Cuban Trade / Decatur Tribune

Slayings during visit end new life in South Florida for Cuban family / Sun-Sentinel

Floridians among family members killed in Cuba / CNN

"I Was a Captive": An Interview with Rabbi Brian Kent / Front Page Magazine

The Murder of Mario de la Peña / Front Page Magazine

December 19

FROM CUBA / "Zorro" distributes beef to the poor / CPIC

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Robbery apparent motive in 5 killings / Miami Herald

External links

Adams cements links with Cuba / Belfast Telegraph

Adams unveils Cuba memorial to Bobby Sands / News

Couple visiting from Florida and 8-year-old boy among dead / MSNBC

Gerry Adams says supporters will back Cuba visit / News

Adams embraces Castro in return to Sinn Fein's past / The Independent

Report says lifting US embargo against Cuba would help energy firms / Oil & Gas Journal

Cuban memorial for IRA hunger strikers / Belfast Telegraph

Cuban visit bound to create tensions / Belfast Telegraph

Cubans hail 'revolutionary brother' Adams / The Daily Telegraph

Followers of Afro-Cuban religion honor Babalu Aye, one of their holiest saints with unusual procession / Sun-Sentinel

December 18

FROM CUBA / Dental clinic has been out of service for eighteen months / Grupo Decoro

FROM CUBA / Mass in Havana's Cathedral for September 11 victims / Cuba-Verdad

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Medical attention denied to Rodríguez Lobaina / Information Bridge Cuba Miami

Not yet time to trade / Miami Herald

Adams's Cuban visit called 'ill-timed' / The Irish Times

External links

Sinn Fein leader welcomed in / St. Petersburg Times

Adams urges end to Cuba / CNN

US shipment to Cuba raises hopes of trade revival / Scotsman Online

Study on World Freedom Released / The Associated Press

Sinn Fein president in danger of angering party's US sympathisers with visit to Cuba / Financial Times

Cuba grrrrrrrr… / Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. energy firms, consumers would gain by lifting Cuba embargo / Northen Light

Feds seek prison for Cuban spy / Bradenton Herald

A Chink In The Embargo /

Cuban spy sentenced in Miami to 19 years in prison /

December 17

FROM CUBA / At the scene of a building collapse / Ramón Díaz-Marzo

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / Information Bridge Cuba Miami

Faria's 'Cuba in Revolution' Makes Waves /

External links

U.S. food lands in Cuba for first time in 40 years / CNN

Cancer drug heads to Cuba / Amarillo Globe News

Adams defends Cuba visit / icBirmingham

Adams to unveil Cuba memorial / CNN Europe

His man in Havana / The Times

Practicing people-to-people diplomacy / 'Forgotten cities' hope to bridge chasm between U.S. and Cuba / San Fransisco Chronicle

Adams dismisses 'hype' on arrival in Cuba / Irish Independent

Food shipments debut in Cuba / Chicago Tribune

Meet the new pioneers of hip-hop music / Sun-Sentinel

Cuba receives U.S. shipment, first purchase since embargo / NY Times

December 14

FROM CUBA / 51 food items to be pulled from "parallel" markets / Grupo Decoro

FROM CUBA / The strange case of the exploding croquettes / Reinaldo Cosano Alén

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Second Cuban spy sentenced to life / BBC News

Cuban spy sentenced to life /

Our Man From Havana / Wall Street Journal

External links

Our Man From Havana / Wall Street Journal

U.S. judge has harsh words as Cuban spy sentenced to life /

Shipment to Cuba will include grain grown in Kansas /

Cuba's Castro condemns U.S. espionage trial, applauds U.S. food shipment /

Cuba leads Latin America in primary education, study finds / NY Times

Sentencing set to continue this morning for another convicted cuban spy / WSVN-TV

Cuba's Castro discreet on Colombian conflict / BBC Monitoring Service

December 13

FROM CUBA / Cuban border guards frustrate escape attempt / CPIC

FROM CUBA / Living in the movies / Lucas Garve / CPI

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / BBC News

Mexican Senate approves investment agreement with Cuba / The News

Cuba sued 40 years after execution of accused spy / The National Law Journal

External links

Cuban food deals suggest severe hurricane damage / Bradenton Herald

Adams confirms long-delayed trip to Cuba / Ananova

Cuba Will Buy 250,000 Tons of Vietnamese Rice /

This morning two more convicted Cuban spies set to learn their fate at U.S. District court / WSVN-TV

Afro-Cuban Giants Turn a Folk Sound Into High Art / LA Times

December 12

FROM CUBA / Police and spectators clash in front of theater / Cuba-Verdad

FROM CUBA / Special year-end food offer / Cuba-Verdad

Cuba News / Information Bridge Cuba Miami

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuban exile group demands more scrutiny of Castro-terrorism link / CNSNews

The Real Cuban Mafia / NewsMax

External links

IRA Leader's Cuba Trip Seen as Snub to Washington / FOX News

Coast ports may ship chickens to Cuba /

Spies intended to stop terrorists, mothers say /

European Union sends $450,000 worth of medicines to Cuba / Northen Light

FIU gets trove of Cuban / Orlando Sentinel

Cubans sentencing near in shootdown of 2 planes /

County OKs Cuba exchange proposal / Bradenton Herald

UNITED STATES: A dream realized / Florida Times-Union

Fidel Won't Like This Website /

College snots, Eagleton's rap, Jackson's low, &c. / Jay Nordlinger / NR

Mexican Senate asks gov't to lobby U.N. to end Cuban embargo /

Adams to visit Cuba this month to unveil memorial / Irish Times

December 11

Mothers of Cuban spies say their sons are 'patriots' / Miami Herald

Cuba News /

Redrawing the lines on Cuba / Max J. Castro / Miami Herald

External links

ADM awaits green light to fill Cuban corn order / Chicago Tribune

Adams to risk US links on Cuba trip / The Times

Sotomayor denial / The Guardian

December 10

FROM CUBA / U. S. acknowledges solidarity with terror victims / Cuba-Verdad

FROM CUBA / Building collapse in Havana leaves several dead / AIDH

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuban dissidents launch worldwide web site /

Eighty Cuban doctors on way / The Namibian

Prisoners in Combinado de Guantánamo, denounce situation involving prison's medical post / Information Bridge Cuba Miami

Hugs and kisses are just not enough / All Africa

External links

European Union to maintain position on needed reforms in Cuba / Northen Light

U.S., Cuba discuss smuggling of illegal immigrants / MSNBC

Cuba Pays Tribute to Once-Shunned John Lennon /

Miracle worker waits for one /

Dissident Web site spotlights economy /

Mothers of Cuban agents travel to Miami for sons' sentencing / MSNBC

Birthplace of a revolution: A look at life in Cubas Sierra Maestra mountains /

Four sisters say life has changed little in the mountains of Cuba /

December 7

FROM CUBA / At least 60 have committed suicide in one year in western town / Grupo Decoro

FROM CUBA / Eggs no longer available in dollar stores / Grupo Decoro

Evidence of ancient city found in depths off Cuba / The Globe and Mail

Cuban-Americans exit during Reno visit / Yahoo!

Elian gonzalez turns eight /

'Lost city' found beneath Cuban waters / BBC News

Benes: A victim of intolerance / Miami Herald

External links

Cuban-Americans snub Reno /

EU to Offer Cuba Reconstruction Aid /

Havana seeking visas for relatives of 5 convicted Cuban spies / Florida Times-Union

Vietnamese deputy prime minister ends Cuba visit / BBC Monitoring Service

Mexican PRD leader Garcia rejects US blockade of Cuba, criticizes NAFTA / BBC Monitoring Service

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Supernova /

Reno gets applause in House, but Cuban caucus snubs her / Orlando Sentinel

December 6

FROM CUBA / Medical aid for hurricane victims prompts police visit / Cuba-Verdad

FROM CUBA / Police break up journalist's romance / APLA

Cuba News / Miami Herald

U.S. Students Visit Cuba / Yahoo!

Family members mistreated by prison authorities in Combinado de Guantánamo / Puente Informativo Cuba Miami

External links

Filmmaker Faces Fine for Cuba / Cigar Aficionado

Accused Cuban smuggler ordered held without bond / Sun-Serntinel

Ballet troupe welcomes pair / The Cincinnati Post

Italy-Cuba JV Builds 3rd Cement Plant /

NEEC Helps Cuba with Mini-Generators /

Namibia: Cuba to send doctors to Namibia in early 2002 to ease "acute shortage" / BBC Monitoring Service

Cuba: Fidel Castro, Vietnamese deputy premier witness signing of agreements / BBC Monitoring Service

Cuba: Fidel Castro praises "close" relationship with Vietnam / BBC Monitoring Service

Cuban exiles consider U.S. policy toward Cuba a failure / Northen Ligth

Government raises death toll to 4 from building collapse, 4 others injured / Sun-Sentinel

December 5

U.S. says no to Cuba on information / Yahoo!

Prisoner physically attacked for refusing to participate in military exercises / Puente Informativo Cuba Miami

Castro government mends fences with European Union /

External links

Cubans lower infant deaths /

U.S. is basically friendly toward Cuba, Che Guevara's son says / Northen Light

A Beat That Demands Dancing in the Aisles / NY Times

Old building collapses in aging Havana neighborhood, killing at least / Sun-Sentinel

U.S. students visit communist Cuba after floating campus diverted from Mideast / Sun-Sentinel

December 4

FROM CUBA / Beating sends activist to the hospital / CPIC

FROM CUBA / Street peddlers arrested and fined / Grupo Decoro

FROM CUBA / Bus station odor unbearable, say travelers / CPIC

Cuba News / Miami Herald

External links

Cuba's military now focuses on economic battles /

Cubans can't buy a house - but they can trade for one /

Thomas Cook forges Cuban connection: Developing countries are seen as the way ahead / Financial Times

Cuba: Mexican Labour Secretary visits to sign cooperation agreement / BBC Monitoring Service

Cuba: Mexican Labour Secretary visits to sign cooperation agreement / BBC Monitoring Service

Is There A Better Way? / CBS News

Reopening of political dialogue is new stage in EU-Cuba relations / EU Business

Nazis vs. Conservatives . . . / NRO

Castro reports lower infant mortality rate, existence of some dengue / Sun-Sentinel

Athletic Federation Renews Bilateral Relationship With Cuba / AfricaNews

The Hidden World of Cuban Music / Newsday

December 3

FROM CUBA / Company plans to offer cell phones to Cubans / Juan Carlos Linares

FROM CUBA / Egg quota not available in provinces / Amarilis Cortina Rey

FROM CUBA / Cubans' daily bread ration harder to get / Juan Carlos Linares

Cuba News / Miami Herald

Cuba News / Yahoo!

Cuba News / BBC News

New round of US-Cuba immigration talks begin Monday /

External links

Widow sues Cuba over husbands execution /

That giant cooing sound from Cuba to the US / Christian Science Monitor

An Eye on Cuba While Blending In Country Music / New York Times

General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly To Reject Cuban Trade Embargo / EuropaWorld

7 indicted on Cuban smuggling charges /

Flint: Cuba tour planned for 2002 / The Flint Journal

Cuba will be guest of honor at 2002 Guadalajara Book Fair / Northern Light

Cuba, EU come out in favour of resuming political dialogue / Northen Light

In Havana, Talks With The West / CBS News

Cuba announces plans to purchase U.S. rice, wheat; hurdles remain / Southwest Farm Press

Cuba and EU officials wind up talks with agreement to set aside differences /



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