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TPAO To Explore Natural Gas In Cuba

TPAO To Explore Natural Gas In Cuba
Published: 3/26/2008

ANKARA – Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler said
Tuesday Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) can cooperate with Cuba in
oil and natural gas exploration as it does in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and
Libya.

"TPAO is eager to join natural gas and oil exploration tenders in
Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador,"… Continue reading

La censura cubana no cambia

La censura cubana no cambia
Viernes 28 de marzo de 2008 | Publicado en la Edición impresa

Hay un viejo refrán español que aconseja no cantar victoria antes de la
gloria y que bien puede aplicarse a Cuba y a las modestas expectativas
que había despertado su nuevo gobierno, que encabeza Raúl Castro. Pues
bien, no conviene apresurarse porque esta… Continue reading

Vargas Llosa critica a Venezuela y Cuba que "rechazan democracia"

Vargas Llosa critica a Venezuela y Cuba que "rechazan democracia"
1 hora, 11 minutos

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – El escritor peruano Mario Vargas Llosa reiteró el
jueves sus críticas a los gobiernos de Cuba y Venezuela al señalar que
"rechazan la democracia" y aseguró que Argentina está cerca del
populismo, en un seminario en Rosario (300 kilómetros al norte de… Continue reading

Cuban observers say new President is moving in the right direction

Cuban observers say new President is moving in the right direction
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

One month after Raul Castro took over the leadership of Cuba observers
say they have already begun seeing some changes.

Mr. Castro has begun to lift some of the many restrictions on daily life
as he tries to meet popular demand for better living conditions.… Continue reading

Cuba: Blocking Bloggers

Cuba: Blocking Bloggers
Cuba Published by Janine Mendes-Franco March 28th, 2008 Share This
Tags: block, bloggers, Cuba.

Want to get the Cuban blogosphere talking? Block access to a popular
blog. Ever since Cuban authorities did just that to several
less-than-supportive Havana-based blogs earlier this week, the blogging
diaspora have come out in full support of Cuban bloggers – especially
Yoani… Continue reading

Cuba anuncia que levanta la restricción a la telefonía móvil

Cuba anuncia que levanta la restricción a la telefonía móvil
Viernes 28 de Marzo, 2008 1:54 GMT147

LA HABANA (Reuters) – Cuba anunció el viernes que permitirá sin
restricciones el uso de la telefonía móvil para los ciudadanos del país,
en una de las medidas más recientes del nuevo presidente, Raúl Castro.

La utilización legal de teléfonos móviles estaba exclusivamente… Continue reading

El gobierno autoriza el acceso a la telefonía celular

Comunicación
El gobierno autoriza el acceso a la telefonía celular

Agencias

viernes 28 de marzo de 2008 12:23:00

AFP/ La Habana. El gobierno autorizó a todos los cubanos la contratación
de teléfonos celulares, aunque su pago será en divisas, en una medida
que, según se informó oficialmente este viernes, tiene como objetivo el
desarrollo de la "conectividad" y nuevos servicios.… Continue reading

In Cuba, next restriction to be lifted: Cellphone service

In Cuba, next restriction to be lifted: Cellphone service
Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
7:47 AM EDT, March 28, 2008
Havana, Cuba

Ordinary Cubans will be allowed to buy cell phone service for the first
time, Cuba's phone company announced Friday.

The announcement, which came in a six-paragraph company statement
published in the state press, was the latest in… Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Cuba changing the rules

Raul Castro's Cuba changing the rules

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 4:00 AM

Change, that powerful concept that has propelled Sen. Barack Obama to
the top in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is also
working its magic 90 miles south of Florida.

On the island of Cuba – as in the U.S. – people are eagerly awaiting
change. One… Continue reading

Cuba Allows Residents To Receive 1st Microwaves

Cuba Allows Residents To Receive 1st Microwaves
HAVANA (CBS4) ? An appliance that is taken for granted in just about
every home in America could soon be coming to thousands of kitchens in Cuba.

It's the microwave oven.

"In the past, only people with money had them; poor people couldn't have
one. The only way was by paying in installments… Continue reading

Cuba and China should be told: Respect human rights

Cuba and China should be told: Respect human rights
Published on Thursday, March 27, 2008

By Sir Ronald Sanders

At a recent conference that I attended, a minister of one of the newly
elected Caribbean governments expressed concern about human rights
violations in Cuba.

Even though the conference was subject to "Chatham House rules" – that
is, nothing said at… Continue reading

Will Cuba follow China’s path?

Will Cuba follow China's path?
By ZHANG QUANYI
Column: Global Survey
Published: March 27, 2008

SHANGHAI, China, Cuba's National Assembly smoothly transferred the
country's presidency from Fidel Castro to his brother Raul Castro last
month. Although the succession was within the Castro family, the world
in general acclaimed this power transfer, hoping it would give Cuba a
new face to… Continue reading

Cuban program gives town a glimpse of life with a microwave

Cuban program gives town a glimpse of life with a microwave
Posted on Wed, Mar. 26, 2008
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

LAS GUASIMAS, Cuba —
Ana Magdalena Melian, a spry 91-year-old, had never seen a microwave
oven until one landed in her kitchen courtesy of the communist government.

''There were some rich people in Havana who had a microwave,… Continue reading

Reuters: Cubans can fill prescriptions at any pharmacy

Reuters: Cubans can fill prescriptions at any pharmacy
Posted on Wed, Mar. 26, 2008

HAVANA —
The Reuters news agency reports that Cuba has lifted a rule that forced
people to pick up prescription drugs from a pharmacy assigned by the
state — part of President Raul Castro's effort to cut excessive
regulation in the Communist country.

Public health sources… Continue reading

Castro champions gay rights in Cuba

Castro champions gay rights in Cuba
By Michael Voss
BBC News, Havana

There is a Castro who is fighting to introduce radical changes in Cuba.

Not the new president, Raul, although he has promised to push through
"structural and conceptual" changes to this communist island in the
Caribbean.

It is Raul's daughter, Mariela Castro.

As head of the government-funded National… Continue reading

Government reports private businesses slowly growing

Government reports private businesses slowly growing
Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
7:38 AM EDT, March 27, 2008
Havana, Cuba

A new report by Cuba's National Office of Statistics estimated that the
cost of goods and services purchased from private sources rose 4 percent
in the last year.

The report, titled "Survey of Prices in the Informal Sector," represents
an… Continue reading

US National Telecom (USNT) Negotiates $550,000 Voice Traffic Capacity to Cuba

US National Telecom (USNT) Negotiates $550,000 Voice Traffic Capacity to
Cuba

2008-03-27 09:13 ET – News Release

DENVER, CO — (MARKET WIRE) — 03/27/08

US National Telecom (PINKSHEETS: USNT), through its wholesale
subsidiary, has taken steps to benefit from the regime change in Cuba
and yesterday began interop testing of a voice traffic route to Cuba.
The demand for voice… Continue reading

Fidel Castro, principal editor de prensa cubana

Fidel Castro, principal editor de prensa cubana
Internacional – Jueves 27 de marzo (12:20 hrs.)

* El líder histórico ha escrito contra la política de EU
* Está por cumplirse el primer aniversario de las "Reflexiones del
comandante en jefe"

El Financiero en línea

La Habana, 27 de marzo.- El líder histórico Fidel Castro, a quien una
grave enfermedad impidió… Continue reading

Al-Ahmar meets Cuban Foreign Minister

Al-Ahmar meets Cuban Foreign Minister
Thursday, March 27, 2008 – 05:30 PM

DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Assistant Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist
Party Abdullah al-Ahmar on Thursday discussed with Cuban Foreign
Minister Felipe Perez Rouque the latest developments in the region and
ties between Syria and Cuba.

Talks during the meeting dealt with relations between al-Baath party and
the Cuban Communist party… Continue reading

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