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Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Moody Airmen rescue Cuban migrants found at sea

Moody Airmen rescue Cuban migrants found at sea

4/29/2008 – MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) — Airmen from the 23rd
Wing at Moody AFB performed a maritime rescue in the Gulf of Mexico
April 25 that saved six lives.

Moody Airmen responded by providing two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters
from the 41st Rescue Squadron, a 71st RQS HC-130P King… Continue reading

Fewer U.S. immigrants sending money to Latin America

Fewer U.S. immigrants sending money to Latin America
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:40pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fewer immigrants in the United States are sending
money home to Latin America due to the U.S. economic slowdown and a
harsher immigration climate, Inter-American Development Bank survey said
on Wednesday.

"Three million fewer families will be receiving money in 2008 (in the… Continue reading

Cuba says tourism industry appears to be recovering from slump

Cuba says tourism industry appears to be recovering from slump
Posted on Wed, Apr. 30, 2008
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA —
Cuba announced Wednesday that its crucial tourism industry appears to be
recovering from a two-year slump, with a 15 percent increase in visitors
during the first quarter of the year.

The number of international visitors topped… Continue reading

The Challenge of Boosting Productivity

LABOUR-CUBA: The Challenge of Boosting Productivity
By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Apr 30 (IPS) – Workers are facing thorny questions related to
productivity, wages, participation in decision-making or unemployment at
a time when the government is discreetly adopting measures aimed at
finally pulling the country out of an economic crisis that has dragged
on for more than 15 years.

The suffocating… Continue reading

La UE aparca el debate sobre Cuba hasta después de la cumbre de Lima

La UE aparca el debate sobre Cuba hasta después de la cumbre de Lima

30 de abril de 2008, 08:51 AM

Bruselas, 30 abr (EFE).- Los Estados miembros de la Unión Europea (UE)
no reabrirán su debate sobre la política común hacia Cuba hasta después
de la cumbre euro-latinoamericana que se celebrará en Lima los días 16 y
17 de… Continue reading

EEUU destaca vínculos de Venezuela con Irán y Cuba

Diario Las Americas
Publicado el 04-30-2008

EEUU destaca vínculos de Venezuela con Irán y Cuba

Elogia esfuerzos Colombia

WASHINGTON (EFE).

El Gobierno de EE.UU. destacó hoy los vínculos de Venezuela con Irán y
Cuba, países que a su juicio patrocinan el terrorismo, y elogió los
esfuerzos de Colombia en su lucha contra la guerrilla y los grupos
paramilitares.

En el… Continue reading

Cuba iguala producción de azúcar de 2007, según cálculos

Cuba iguala producción de azúcar de 2007, según cálculos
Reuters
miércoles 30 de abril de 2008 11:09 GYT
Por Marc Frank

LA HABANA (Reuters) – La producción cubana de azúcar cruda igualó las
1,2 millones de toneladas reportadas durante la zafra anterior, según
cálculos de Reuters basados en cifras de 10 de las 13 provincias
productoras de la isla.

Sin… Continue reading

Turismo en Cuba crece 15% gracias a Chile, Argentina, Colombia y Canadá

Miércoles, 30 de Abril de 2008, 10:43hs

Fuente: AFP
Principal rama de la economía de la isla
Turismo en Cuba crece 15% gracias a Chile, Argentina, Colombia y Canadá

Ese aumento se produjo gracias al incremento de llegadas procedentes de
Colombia (35%), Chile (34%), Argentina (33%), Canadá (30%), España (13%)
y Rusia (18%).

LA HABANA, abril 30.- Cuba llegó con… Continue reading

Aumentaron 15% los turistas que visitaron Cuba en primer trimestre

CUBA-TURISMO
Aumentaron 15% los turistas que visitaron Cuba en primer trimestre
Hora: 14:22 Fuente : EFE

La Habana, 30 abr (EFECOM).- Los turistas que visitaron Cuba en el
primer trimestre de 2008 aumentaron un 15% respecto al mismo periodo de
2007, informaron hoy medios oficiales.

Hasta el pasado lunes, 28 de abril, llegaron a Cuba un millón de
turistas, mientras… Continue reading

Casi 26.000 habaneros residen en inmuebles a punto de derrumbarse

Casi 26.000 habaneros residen en inmuebles a punto de derrumbarse

En la capital hay cerca de mil edificios 'en estado crítico', que
albergan unas 8.000 viviendas, según datos oficiales.

Agencias

miércoles 30 de abril de 2008 18:12:00

En La Habana hay cerca de mil edificios "en estado crítico", con unas
8.000 viviendas que alojan a cerca de 26.000 personas, y… Continue reading

Confesor de salvadoreños condenados a muerte aboga por una conmutación general

Confesor de salvadoreños condenados a muerte aboga por una conmutación
general

Agencias

miércoles 30 de abril de 2008 15:22:00

AFP/ La Habana. El cura colombiano Noel Mojica, confesor de dos
salvadoreños condenados a muerte hace nueve años en Cuba bajo cargos de
terrorismo, abogó por la conmutación de la totalidad de ese tipo de
sentencias, y afirmó que los presos… Continue reading

México y Cuba negocian acuerdo migratorio

Publicado el martes 29 de abril del 2008

México y Cuba negocian acuerdo migratorio
Agence France Presse
MEXICO

Una delegación del gobierno cubano inició el martes en México las
negociaciones para un acuerdo migratorio que llene el vacío legal que
padecen en México los ciudadanos de la isla, quienes muchas veces
enfrentan procesos irregulares y son víctimas de abusos.

Autoridades… Continue reading

Pide asilo en EEUU otra primera figura del ballet cubano

Publicado el miércoles 30 de abril del 2008

Pide asilo en EEUU otra primera figura del ballet cubano
JORDAN LEVIN
The Miami Herald

Otro destacado bailarín cubano pidió asilo en Estados Unidos, el cuarto
en meses recientes, y se presentará en el sur de la Florida el próximo
fin de semana.

Carlos Quenedit, ex figura principal del Ballet Nacional de… Continue reading

Defecting Cuban dancer to perform here

Defecting Cuban dancer to perform here
Posted on Tue, Apr. 29, 2008
BY JORDAN LEVIN
jlevin@MiamiHerald.com

Another leading Cuban dancer has defected to the United States and will
perform in South Florida next weekend, the fourth Cuban ballet performer
to come to the United States in as many months.

Carlos Quenedit, former principal dancer with the National Ballet of
Cuba,… Continue reading

Raúl Castro ends ‘provisional’ leadership of Cuba

Raúl Castro ends 'provisional' leadership of Cuba
Posted on Tue, Apr. 29, 2008
By RUIT FERREIRA and WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
El Nuevo Herald

T6V Cubana channel showed Cuban President Raul Castro delivering a
speech during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party
in Havana Monday. Castro called for the sixth Congress of the Communist
Party to be… Continue reading

Press freedom declines worldwide, NKorea listed as worst

Press freedom declines worldwide, NKorea listed as worst
Posted on Tue, Apr. 29, 2008
By BARRY SCHWEID
AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON —
Worldwide, the environment for journalists grew more hostile last year,
extending a six-year downturn, researchers reported Tuesday.

Setbacks for press freedom outnumbered advances 2-to-1 across the globe,
although the Internet and blogs helped slow the decline, particularly in… Continue reading

Castro extends powers to party functionaries

CUBA
Castro extends powers to party functionaries
Cuba on Monday ended a nearly two-year provisional period, which began
when Fidel Castro fell ill in July 2006.
Posted on Wed, Apr. 30, 2008
BY RUI FERREIRA AND WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
El Nuevo Herald

Cuban leader Raúl Castro has put an end to his country's nearly two-year
''provisional'' period, increasing the powers… Continue reading

Speak up against totalitarian rule

CUBA
Speak up against totalitarian rule
Posted on Wed, Apr. 30, 2008
By FRANK CALZON
www.cubacenter.org

In his book The Case for Democracy: The Power to Overcome Tyranny and
Terror, Natan Sharansky, the former Israeli Cabinet member and one-time
Soviet dissident, writes that three conditions must exist for people to
break free of totalitarian rule: • People must want freedom… Continue reading

Cuba calls Czech ambassador an agent

Cuba calls Czech ambassador an agent
By Daniel Anýž, Tereza Nosálková / HOSPODÁ?SKÉ NOVINY / Published 30
April 2008
Translated with permission by the Prague Daily Monitor
?tk

Petr Kolá?, Czech ambassador to the US, has said a story recently
published in a Cuban newspaper identifying him as a CIA agent could be a
sign "the local regime is becoming… Continue reading

Raul Castro consolidates power in Cuba

Raul Castro consolidates power in Cuba
Tue 29 Apr 2008, 16:58 GMT
By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro has reorganized the
Communist Party's leadership and consolidated his power as he pushes
through reforms two months after succeeding his ailing brother Fidel Castro.

In a speech to the party's Central Committee published by Cuba's
official media on… Continue reading

Glencoe synagogue’s visit gives members rare glimpse of how Cubans live

On a Mission
RELIEF TRIP | Glencoe synagogue's visit gives members rare glimpse of
how Cubans live

April 30, 2008
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BY LORI RACKL Staff Reporter/lrackl@suntimes.com

With a suitcase full of drugs, Sue Yellen left her Chicago home and
headed for Miami.

Her final destination: Cuba, the forbidden fruit on Americans' travel
menu. For decades, the United States government hasn't… Continue reading

No Space for Dissent in Cuba

Diario Las Americas
Publicado el 04-29-2008

No Space for Dissent in Cuba

It is necessary that the world be informed about the patriotic and
peaceful demonstrations of the group of Cuban women identified as
"Ladies in White". Their demonstrations are very important from a point
of view of political morality and civic efforts on behalf of the freedom
of fifty-five… Continue reading

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