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Cuba looks past Raul for next leader

Cuba looks past Raúl for next leader
By Marc Frank in Havana
Published: January 23 2007 19:24 | Last updated: January 23 2007 19:24

Fidel Castro may be knocking at death's door after three failed
operations, as reported by the Spanish paper El País, or he may be
"slowly recovering", as a Spanish doctor who examined him in December
insists,… Continue reading

Tyrrell: Castro’s murderous legacy

Issue Date: www.insightmag.com – Jan. 23-29, 2007, Posted On: 1/20/2007

Tyrrell: Castro's murderous legacy
Commentary by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

In these last months of Fidel Castro's moribundity, there is delicious
irony in the film clip of him that is repeatedly shown on cable
television. Wearing a clownishly incongruous jogging suit, the fabled
maestro of revolution and progress is filmed… Continue reading

Hogs in Havana: Harley aficionados keep American classics on Cuban roads

Hogs in Havana: Harley aficionados keep American classics on Cuban roads
Mon Jan 22, 2:20 PM

HAVANA (AFP) – Unable to get original parts because of a 45-year-old US
embargo, Harley-Davidson aficionados resort to ingenuity and Soviet
truck parts to keep the decades-old US classics on Cuban roads.

Cuban fans, said to include Ernesto Guevarra, a son of the famed… Continue reading

Cuba: dilema y esperanza

Cuba: dilema y esperanza
Pedro Campos Santos
Miércoles, 3 de enero de 2007

"…de justificaciones estamos cansados en esta Revolución…" Raúl Castro(*)

El crecimiento del 12,5 %, impacto en la cotidianeidad y significado reales

Siempre se ha dicho y la práctica lo ha demostrado, que los datos sobre
el crecimiento o decrecimiento del PIB, poco a casi nada dicen de… Continue reading

Asian Fashion Show and Food Exhibition in Havana, Cuba

Asian Fashion Show and Food Exhibition in Havana, Cuba

CUBA: A colourful Fashion Show and a Food Exhibition was held on January
18 in the Indian Ambassador's Residence in Havana where all the Asian
countries participated.

From Sri Lanka, members of the Embassy Staff and their families and Sri
Lankan students studying in Cuba participated in the Fashion Pageant
dressed… Continue reading

With little known about Castro’s condition, Cuba is abuzz with rumors

With little known about Castro's condition, Cuba is abuzz with rumors
by Carlos Batista Wed Jan 24, 2:49 AM ET

HAVANA (AFP) – With little known about the condition of ailing President
Fidel Castro over the past six months, Cuba has been abuzz with wild
rumors, further fueled by speculation reaching the island from abroad.

Authorities in communist Cuba have… Continue reading

Crazy Over Cuba

Crazy Over Cuba
By Dan Caplinger
January 23, 2007

At the end of each year, it's always interesting to look at the
investments that performed the best during the previous year. Among
domestic stocks, land developer and magazine distributor Amrep (NYSE:
AXR) and network application developer Internap (Nasdaq: INAP) topped
the list of best returns for 2006, along with a… Continue reading

US Congressman dismisses Chavez influence on Cuba

US Congressman dismisses Chávez' influence on Cuba

A US Democrat Congressman Tuesday conceded that Venezuelan President
Hugo Chávez is "playing an important role" in Cuban economy, but
stressed that this should not be a reason for concern or alarm, AP reported.

"The Government of China, the European governments and the Canadian
Government have also played an important role," James McGovern… Continue reading

What will Castro’s death bring to Cuba?

Posted on Wed, Jan. 24, 2007

What will Castro's death bring to Cuba?
BY NINA KHRUSHCHEVA
www.project-syndicate.org

The death watch for Fidel Castro is something that only Gabriel García
Márquez could get right. The author's novel Autumn of the Patriarch
captures perfectly the moral squalor, political paralysis and savage
ennui that enshrouds a society awaiting the death of a long-term… Continue reading

Bush emphasizes support for freedom cause in Cuba

Posted on Wed, Jan. 24, 2007

FOREIGN POLICY
Bush emphasizes support for freedom cause in Cuba
Cuban-American lawmakers said President Bush's mention of Cuba in his
address was a sign that he will not waver on his tough position on Cuba.
BY PABLO BACHELET
pbachelet@MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON – President Bush said Tuesday his administration would
continue to ''speak out'' for freedom… Continue reading

Cuba kicks up its heels

Cuba kicks up its heels
By Brendan Sainsbury
Article from: The Australian

RICH, animated, hip-gyrating and soulful, Cuban music has long acted as
a breeding ground for the sounds and rhythms of Latin America.

From the down-at-heel drinking houses of urban Havana to the villages
of Pinardel Rio, everything from son, salsa and charanga to cha-cha-cha
owe at least a… Continue reading

Economic Freedom: Cuba and Venezuela worst

Economic Freedom: Cuba and Venezuela worst

The Latin American countries closely allied with Venezuela are among the
least-free economies in Latin America, a new survey shows. Cuba,
Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador are among the five least-free economies
in the region, according to the 2007 Index of Economic Freedom from the
Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.

"The recent rise… Continue reading

Cuba: Journalists live on the line

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Cuba: Journalists live on the line

Cuban independent journalists risk their lives for a short piece of
critical reporting, and as Fidel Castro's illness worsens, they engage
deeper in the underground fight.
The Miami New Times told the story of Carlos Rios Otero, one of the
island's rare independent journalists, scribbling notes under
candlelight and the… Continue reading

Congresista EEUU desestima influencia de Chavez en Cuba

Posted on Tue, Jan. 23, 2007

Congresista EEUU desestima influencia de Chávez en Cuba
NESTOR IKEDA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Un congresista demócrata reconoció el martes que el
presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez está "desempeñando un papel
importante" en la economía cubana, pero aseguró que ello no debe ser
motivo de preocupación ni alarma.

"También han tenido un papel importante el… Continue reading

Bush espera progreso democratico en Cuba, Mianmar y Bielorrusia

Bush espera progreso democrático en Cuba, Mianmar y Bielorrusia
23 de enero de 2007, 03:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – El presidente George W. Bush, en su mensaje sobre el
estado de la nación, pidió que haya progresos democráticos en Cuba,
Mianmar y Bielorrusa, países que su gobierno considera "bastiones de la
tiranía".

Bush señalaba la necesidad de tener "una voz… Continue reading

Legisladores estadounidenses pretenden flexibilizar el embargo contra Cuba este ano

Legisladores estadounidenses pretenden flexibilizar el embargo contra
Cuba este año

23 de enero de 2007, 10:28 AM

Washington, 23 ene (EFE).- Líderes de los dos partidos del Congreso de
Estados Unidos anunciaron hoy que impulsarán este año medidas para
flexibilizar el embargo contra Cuba, aunque admitieron que la decisión
afrontará el veto del presidente George W. Bush.

La legisladora republicana… Continue reading

Legisladores no ven gran iniciativa del Congreso sobre Cuba

Legisladores no ven gran iniciativa del Congreso sobre Cuba
23 de enero de 2007, 06:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dos congresistas que visitaron Cuba el mes pasado
dijeron el martes que aun cuando la isla estaba en un momento político
crucial, no veían en el Congreso un gran entusiasmo para iniciativas
sobre un cambio drástico en las relaciones de Washington… Continue reading

Ignorancia o desinformacion?

¿Ignorancia o desinformación?
2007-1-23

París, 22 de enero de 2007

Querida Ofelia,

la televisión francesa dedicó su programa semanal "Thalasa", sobre el
mar, a Cuba.

El comentarista dijo: "Las autoridades estadounidenses incitan a los
cubanos para que abandonen el país ilegalmente en peligrosas balsas".

Más adelante agregó: "Todos los cubanos que logran pisar suelo americano
obtienen inmediatamente la nacionalidad americana… Continue reading

Problemas de cicatrizacion

TRIBUNA: RAFAEL ROJAS
Problemas de cicatrización
RAFAEL ROJAS 24/01/2007

La historia de la revolución cubana es, en alguna medida, la historia
del cuerpo de Fidel Castro. Todo comenzó, hace más de medio siglo,
cuando los músculos del joven caudillo se prepararon para entrar en la
política latinoamericana por la vía del riesgo y la violencia. No todo,
pero sí mucho… Continue reading

Gloria Estefan: Cantar en una cuba libre, ese ha sido el sueno de toda mi vida

Gloria Estefan: "Cantar en una cuba libre, ese ha sido el sueño de toda
mi vida" en El Nuevo Herald
22/01/2007

La artista ha reaparecido para promocionar su próxima actuación: un
concierto benéfico que se llevará a cabo en su casa para recaudar fondos
para la Fundanción Gloria Estefan y el Instituto Neurológico del
Children s Hospital.

Ha desmentido que… Continue reading

Economistas ofreceran conferencia en FIU sobre Corrupcion en Cuba

Publicado el 01-22-2007
Economistas ofrecerán conferencia en FIU sobre Corrupción en Cuba

Los investigadores Sergio Díaz-Briquets y Jorge Pérez-López ofrecerán
una charla el miércoles 24 de enero a las 7:30 p.m. sobre el tema de la
"Corrupción en Cuba".

La presentación es parte del Ciclo de Conferencias 2006-2007 del
Instituto de Investigaciones Cubanas (CRI) de la Universidad
Internacional de la… Continue reading

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