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Daily Archives: January 22, 2007

Communications vacuum will take time, money to fill

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

MEDIA
Communications vacuum will take time, money to fill

PROSPECTS: Cuba's radio and TV stations and newspapers are in need of a
major overhaul if political change comes to the island.
BY CHRISTINA HOAG
choag@MiamiHerald.com

It's about more than the money.

Radio, television and newspapers represent one of the most politically
strategic sectors for… Continue reading

Wealth of talent has foreigners eager to pounce on unknown artists

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

Wealth of talent has foreigners eager to pounce on unknown artists

PROSPECTS: Artists, performers, music publishing catalogs and film
archivers will all find opportunities.
BY CHRISTINA HOAG
choag@MiamiHerald.com

to MARKET

From Celia Cruz to Wifredo Lam, music and art have figured among Cuba's
most famed exports through the decades.

Songs and paintings still count… Continue reading

Bicycling UK Seminarians Raise Funds for Cuba

Date: 2007-01-21

Bicycling UK Seminarians Raise Funds for Cuba

LONDON, JAN. 21, 2007 (ZENIT.org).- Seminarians from the United Kingdom
decided to help the Church in Cuba with a bicycle ride fundraiser.

Some 270 kilometers (167 miles) later, they had raised €23,500 ($30,465).

Six seminarians and the vicerector from St. Mary's College, near
Birmingham, England, wanted to help the 77 seminarians… Continue reading

Cuba camp on par with Belmarsh, say MPs

Cuba camp on par with Belmarsh, say MPs
By George Jones, Political Editor
Last Updated: 12:35am GMT 22/01/2007

Facilities for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay and Belmarsh prison in
London are "broadly comparable", MPs said yesterday.

But while the controversial American base in Cuba scores highly on diet
and health provisions, it fails to achieve minimum UK standards on
access… Continue reading

Few nations follow U.S. in condemning Cuba

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

FOREIGN POLICY
Few nations follow U.S. in condemning Cuba

The Bush administration is campaigning to get more international
condemnation of abuses in Cuba. So far, there have been few takers.
BY PABLO BACHELET
pbachelet@MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON – Shortly after an ailing Fidel Castro handed power to his
brother Raúl last summer, Secretary of State Condoleezza… Continue reading

Businesses small and large prepare for Cuba

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

Businesses small and large prepare for Cuba
By CHRISTINA HOAG
choag@MiamiHerald.com

From small South Florida businesses run by Cuban exiles to
multinationals with sprawling global operations, many companies have
long had a Cuba plan in a drawer or a file somewhere, ready for the day
when the U.S. trade embargo is lifted.

Companies are… Continue reading

Cuba continues purchasing agricultural products from U.S.

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

AGRICULTURE AND SHIPPING
Cuba continues purchasing agricultural products from U.S.

PROSPECTS: No matter what happens, Cuba will continue purchasing
agricultural products from the United States, although the amounts could
drop if Washington makes it more difficult to export.
BY JANE BUSSEY
jbussey@MiamiHerald.com

Just over five years ago, the 526-foot freighter Express, loaded with
500… Continue reading

Once again, businesses look south towards a new Cuba

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

EDITOR'S NOTE
Once again, businesses look south towards a new Cuba
By Mimi Whitefield
mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com

Fidel Castro is ailing; his brother Raúl is at the helm — at least
temporarily — and that chain of events has set off another one on this
side of the Florida Straits.

Businesses are revisiting Cuba plans —… Continue reading

Florida Keys tourism officials prepare for day Cuba opens

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

TOURISM
Florida Keys tourism officials prepare for day Cuba opens

PROSPECTS: If Americans are once again allowed to vacation in Cuba,
Florida Keys tourism officials know they'll face big competition just 90
miles away. They aim for a slice of that new found market's business.
BY DOUGLAS HANKS
dhanks@MiamiHerald.com

Should Washington lift its travel… Continue reading

A perfect storm to free Cuba?

John C. Bersia
A 'perfect storm' to free Cuba?
Published January 22, 2007

Would a "perfect storm" help resolve the tedious Fidel Castro
illness-and-succession saga gripping Cuba?

The question came up during a recent forum on the island's future.
Specialists suggested that — contrary to some hopes after the Cuban
dictator first took ill — essentially no possibility presently exists… Continue reading

Emigration is one way out of poverty for many Cubans

January 22, 2007
Emigration is one way out of poverty for many Cubans
Los Angeles Times

HAVANA — The struggle to earn dollars plays out daily in the streets and
hovels of Cuba's underclass.

Elderly women beg surreptitiously in the alcoves of Old Havana's
colonial churches. Mothers bring infants to tourist haunts on weekends
to ask foreign visitors for "one… Continue reading

Few foreigners get to enjoy the music of Cuba

Few foreigners get to enjoy the music of Cuba
That's hardly surprising, given the lack of any easily accessible,
comprehensive guide
Celeste Mackenzie, Canadian Press
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2007

HAVANA — Electric guitarist Elmer Ferrer gave a sizzling performance
recently at Havana's upscale Sala Atril nightclub. Ferrer, who heads up
his own band and is also a sought-after studio… Continue reading

Trio of architects draft plan to preserve flavor of old Havana

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

REAL ESTATE
Trio of architects draft plan to preserve flavor of old Havana

PROSPECTS: Lots and lots of home building to meet a huge housing
deficit. If Cuba lifts government controls on its economy, it could
present a huge opportunity for developers.
BY MATTHEW HAGGMAN
mhaggman@MiamiHerald.com

Architect Nicolas Quintana has long feared that when… Continue reading

Coast Guard Takes 27 Migrants Into Custody

Coast Guard Takes 27 Migrants Into Custody
POSTED: 2:02 pm EST January 20, 2007
UPDATED: 6:59 pm EST January 20, 2007

BOCA CHITA, Fla. — More than two dozen Cuban migrants landed on the
shores of Boca Chita near Key Biscayne on Saturday and were immediately
taken into custody.

It was unclear Saturday afternoon if the 27 refugees were dropped… Continue reading

In 1971, Milwaukee’s hijacker flew friendlier skies to Cuba

In 1971, Milwaukee's hijacker flew friendlier skies to Cuba
Posted: Jan. 20, 2007

We know from the horrifying events of 9-11 what airplane hijackings look
like now.

The only successful hijacking of a jet out of Milwaukee – 36 years ago
tomorrow – is almost quaint by comparison.

The hijacker, Garland J. Grant, who eventually tired of Cuba and
returned… Continue reading

Could oil reserves prompt an end to embargo?

Posted on Mon, Jan. 22, 2007

Could oil reserves prompt an end to embargo?

PROSPECTS: If estimates of Cuba's offshore oil reserves prove accurate,
it could pressure the U.S. to lift its embargo and permit exploration by
U.S. oil companies. The island already has stepped up exploration for
oil and natural gas and expanded mining with foreign partners.
BY MARTHA… Continue reading

Once persecuted, gays find Cuba more tolerant

Once persecuted, gays find Cuba more tolerant
Monday, January 22, 2007
by Laura Bonilla

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): Wrapped in a figure-hugging sequined dress, the
statuesque Chantal swayed languorously in the steamy Havana night during
a transvestite show that reflected Cuba's slowly growing tolerance of
homosexuals.

Patrons sang along as the green-eyed drag queen belted out a sensuous
rendition of a… Continue reading

Religious freedom helps Jews in Hotel Cuba

Religious freedom helps Jews in "Hotel Cuba"
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:46 PM EST
By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) – Salomon Mitrani sat through his wedding ceremony.
After all, at 84 years old he finds it hard to stand.

By Cuban law, he has been married to his wife, Pilar, for 55 years, and
they have eight grandchildren. But, in… Continue reading

Raul Castro, subestimado; es mas fuerte de lo que se ve dice Brian Latell

Raúl Castro, subestimado; es más fuerte de lo que se ve dice Brian Latell
Por: Ricardo Pacheco Colín
Lunes 22 de Enero de 2007 | Hora de publicación: 00:01

Raúl Castro ha sido subestimado en Cuba durante todos estos años, es lo
que digo en mi libro. No ha sido bien entendido. Y es por una razón, ya
que antes… Continue reading

Compania privada dice tener la solucion a los tiempos de espera

Canadá

Compañía privada dice tener la solución a los tiempos de espera

Los pacientes canadienses podrían ser sometidos a las cirugías que
necesitan sin tener que esperar meses y meses y a un costo accesible,
pero para ello, según una compañía quebecuá, hay que viajar a Cuba.
Los pacientes canadienses podrían ser sometidos a las cirugías que
necesitan sin tener… Continue reading

FIDEL NO PUEDE RETENER SUS HECES

FIDEL NO PUEDE RETENER SUS HECES

Felipe Jiménez
La Razon
Espana
Infosearch:
Francisco Díaz
Dept. de Investigaciones
La Nueva Cuba
Enero 22, 2007

Ciudad de méxico- Mientras que Cuba continúa sin tener ninguna noticia
sobre la salud de Fidel Castro a causa de la censura, fuentes médicas
del Hospital Gregorio Marañón de Madrid -al que pertenece el doctor José
Luis… Continue reading

Censura, estas ahi? II

Con ojos de lector
Censura, ¿estás ahí? (II)

En Cuba, las noticias sobre la censura son también censuradas. Nada
difícil en un país donde el gobierno tiene el poder exclusivo de decidir
qué se publica en la prensa.

Carlos Espinosa Domínguez, Nueva Jersey
lunes 22 de enero de 2007 6:00:00

Desde los primeros años de la revolución, Castro insistió en… Continue reading

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