up early today and accompanied my neighbor Felipe
on his daily route around the city. He's a 68
year-old retiree who devotes himself to selling
candies made by his wife. Felipe is an electrician
by trade and he worked for thirty years.
RIO, Rafael Ferro Salas
releases 40 dissidents arrested Thursday: opposition
The Cuban government
has released around 40 people it had detained for
trying join a small but bold Havana street protest
headed by a leading dissident, an opposition human
rights group said Friday.
Cuban dissidents freed after brief detention
18 Cuban migrants arrive at gas station
Cuban dad wins ruling but not custody -- yet
Two dozen dissidents rounded up in Havana
Cuban archbishop: Religious freedom slowly spreading
Cuban girl's rights to be next decision
Cuban official assails Bush
Photo shows heavier-looking Fidel Castro standing,
meeting with Angolan president
daughter recalls homeland for Berks audience
her father as a tall, hairy man wreathed in cigar
smoke whose image replaced the cartoons she watched
on television as a child.
Peρa. Reading Eagle.
of Cuban Singer Honored
Celia Cruz came from humble origins in Cuba to become
a larger than life persona known for her unforgettable
-- San Antonio Express-News.
detains at least 21 dissidents: activist
cracked down on a bold demonstration organized by
the leading woman dissident in the Americas' only
Not Politics, Moves Chucho Valdes
drums are thundering, but it's the piano driving
the beat with a furious array of improvisations
that blend raw Afro-Cuban rhythms with the toe-tapping,
head-bobbing beats of straight jazz.
automaker Yutong exports more buses to Cuba
Yutong Group Co. Ltd. has delivered 200 mass transit
buses to Cuba, the first such China-made vehicles
ever exported, a company spokesman said.
urges U.N. to spread freedom
Bush announced new sanctions Tuesday against the
military dictatorship in Myanmar, accusing it of
imposing "a 19-year reign of fear" that denies basic
freedoms of speech, assembly and worship.
says Castro rule near end, urges 'free' polls in
George W. Bush, in a speech to the UN General Assembly
here Tuesday, called for "free and competitive elections"
in Cuba, saying the long rule of ailing President
Fidel Castro "is nearing its end."
walk out during Bush UN speech
minister walked out of the U.N. General Assembly
on Tuesday in protest of President Bush's speech
in which he said the "long rule of a cruel dictator
is nearing its end" on the communist island.
mocks rumors of his death in TV interview
reappearance on state television has dispelled rumors
of his death, but left open the question whether
the ailing Cuban leader could emerge from his long
convalescence to take back the reins of power.
Cubans skeptical of Castro on TV
Miami's Little Havana neighborhood expressed a mixture
of skepticism and disappointment Friday at Fidel
Castro's first appearance on Cuban television in
of people were excited when they heard the news.
After many years this city would have a civic
plaza. Every province in Cuba has one.
RIO, Rafael Ferro Salas
'Cuba's future must be democratic,' U.S. diplomat
5 Cubans spared death penalty in attempted hijacking
Cuba's trade prospects challenging
Arturo Sandoval: On a mission to elevate jazz
Hernandez, an extremely ill Cuban prisoner of conscience,
is moved to a Havana hospital
of State Security carried out the move in the early
morning hours on Friday, September 14th, and according
to what they told his wife, Yaraν Reyes Marνn, the
prisoner will be given a general checkup.
Guerra. Payo Libre.
Has Better Health Care Than U.S.?
countries are famous for hiding the truth. Twenty
years ago, when I reported from the Soviet Union,
officials insisted there were no poor people in
Russia, but they refused to let me look for myself.
pray for Castro's health
No one knows
how his death would affect restrictions on religion.
Government, UN Seek to Boost Impact of Aid
the United Nations have agreed to concentrate their
cooperation on five areas in the next few years,
in order to avoid spreading resources too thinly,
and to increase synergy between projects.
find fast, illegal path to U.S.
human-smuggling enterprise is bringing thousands
of Cubans to the United States on speedboats at
a price of up to $10,000 a head, and the flourishing
business has increased the number of Cubans illegally
entering the country by double-digit percentages
in each of the past three years.
Carol J. Williams,
The Seattle Times.
Cuban writer, extremely ill, hospitalized; may be
Gonzalez is one of 59 writers still imprisoned following
a 2003 crackdown on dissidents. At the time, 75
writers were arrested, tried and convicted of "endangering
the state's independence or territorial integrity.''
wonder where their Web access went
At a government-run
Internet cafe inside a Havana post office, the 1,942
Cubans signed up to use the computers were left
with a question this summer: Why had the government
abruptly cut their Internet access, leaving them
only with e-mail on a state account?
arguments in Cuban custody case
A Cuban farmer
fighting for custody of his 5-year-old daughter
made virtually no effort to be a parent when the
girl left the island nation with her mother, state
child welfare attorneys said in closing arguments
president to visit Cuba
veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is to
embark on a three-day official visit to long-time
ally Cuba on Wednesday, state media reported.
US Embargo Has Cost Over $89B
45-year-old embargo has cost Cuba more than $89
billion to date, wreaking havoc on everything from
primary education to pest control and nearly all
other facets of island life, the foreign minister
Planning Cuba Trade Trip
delegation this fall will be making another trade
trip to Cuba. Governor Dave Heineman said he's going
to lead the agriculture-based group to the island
nation in November.
Discusses Cuba During Visit To Miami
presidential candidate Fred Thompson blamed Democratic
rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday for the publicity
surrounding his remark suggesting Cuban immigrants
are bringing suitcase bombs to the United States.
Cuban dad asked in court about sex life
Cuban dad breaks down in custody case
Cuban girl's mother is pressed: Why the lies?
For Dad's neighbors, dispute not complicated
Senate restores aid to Cuban opposition
Democrat Chris Dodd would end Cuba embargo if
Break Law to Visit Cuba
of U.S. tourists already travel to Cuba behind Washington's
back, and many say being sneaky is part of the fun.
accuses US of 9/11 conspiracy
attributed to Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday
accused the US government of deceiving the world
about the September 11 terror attacks in the United
Cuba provided info that saved Ronald Reagan from
assassination in 1984
saved the life of U.S. President Ronald Reagan by
giving American officials information about an assassination
plot, President Fidel Castro wrote in an essay published
no guarantee of success for Cuban baseball players
every Cuban boy hopes to play baseball for the national
team in the Olympics. It is only when that wish
is taken away - as it was from Francisley Bueno
- that thoughts turn to America.
Cuban girl's mom: Dad knew she had problems
Mom says she sent pictures to Cuba after all
Fidel warns of coming global recession
Chι Guevara's relics go up for auction
Rumors of Castro's death persist, except in Cuba
Doubts cast on report of Raul Castro Italy trip
Fidel not in danger as he convalesces: minister
Girl's custody battle continues in Miami
Lawyer who kissed Castro back in the spotlight
Africa: SA, Cuba agree to train unemployed youth
and Cuba have signed a co-operation agreement that
will benefit many unemployed young people, by training
them n the field of social development.
up home 'easy' in needy Cuba
after having his press accreditation withdrawn,
BBC correspondent Stephen Gibbs reflects on whether
the Cuban authorities really need to go to the lengths
they do to control information.
upgrading its weapons in case of U.S. invasion
been upgrading its military arsenal since President
Fidel Castro fell ill 13 months ago, to defend itself
against a possible U.S. invasion, senior officers
told Trabajadores weekly on August 27.
dancers crazy for democracy
ranks alongside rum and cigars as one of the island's
most famous exports. It seems curious, then, that
a UK-inspired dance initiative is causing such a
stir in Havana.
secret love of Cubans: the imperialist refrigerator
disappeared from public life, an ailing Fidel Castro
enlisted the prowess of Chinese industry last year
to get rid of some of the most resilient totems
of American imperialism: Frigidaire, Kelvinator
and Westinghouse refrigerators from the 1950s.
International Herald Tribune.
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