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Cubans Hear Nothing Radical In Raul Castro Speech

Cubans Hear Nothing Radical In Raul Castro Speech
by Jason Beaubien
Jason Beaubien/NPR

"Here, there's only one line. There's no change. Here we have one
revolutionary life. There's no change."

Eduardo, a Cuban in the audience for Raul Castro's speech

Weekend Edition Sunday, July 27, 2008 ·

Cuban President Raul Castro led the celebrations Saturday night to mark
the 55th… Continue reading

Raul Castro warns Cubans to prepare for economic downturn

Raul Castro warns Cubans to prepare for economic downturn

Cubans have been warned to prepare for tough times ahead as the island
becomes the latest victim of the global economic downturn.
By Fiona Govan
Last Updated: 3:06PM BST 27 Jul 2008

President Raul Castro on Saturday used a speech to mark the 55th
anniversary of the communist uprising to warn… Continue reading

Cuba leader makes cautious speech

News Americas
Cuba leader makes cautious speech

Raul Castro, Cuba's president, has made a keynote speech as part of
celebrations to mark 55 years since the communist government took power
in the country.

But Castro did not unveil any dramatic economic and social policy
measures in his televised address on Saturday to mark Revolution Day.

"Despite some expectations from people,… Continue reading

Cuba hopes to enjoy more fruits of its own labor

Cuba hopes to enjoy more fruits of its own labor

A campaign to reduce the country's dependence on imported food is
encouraging Cubans to grow their own.
By CAROL J. WILLIAMS, Los Angeles Times
ALTAHABANA, CUBA

Speckled chickens in Geraldo Pinera's garden will be on his family's
dinner table soon, stewed with herbs and tomatoes and garnished with
creamy slices… Continue reading

Castro silent on hoped-for reforms

Castro silent on hoped-for reforms
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2008
Source: PA News

President Raul Castro has warned Washington that Cuba will stay focused
on defence regardless of who wins November's presidential election.

But he failed to announce more changes to the Communist system during a
major address.

Mr Castro, a four-star general, instead highlighted the past as he spoke… Continue reading

Blimp surveys for smugglers in Florida Straits

Blimp surveys for smugglers in Florida Straits
9 hours ago

MIAMI (AFP) — A mainstay at sporting events and rock concerts, an
airship once used to survey mass revelry on land is currently scanning
the open waters of the Florida straits for drug smugglers and illegal
migrants.

The 197-foot (60-meter) Skyship 600 blimp, adorned with a US flag where
it… Continue reading

Florida Travel Agents Fight Higher Bond on Cuba Trips

Florida Travel Agents Fight Higher Bond on Cuba Trips
By CARMEN GENTILE
Published: July 27, 2008

MIAMI — Teresa Aral, a travel agent in South Florida, was greatly
relieved after learning she did not have to pay the state a quarter of a
million dollars to keep booking trips to Cuba. For now, at least.

Ms. Aral, along with 15… Continue reading

Cuban leader warns of austerity

Cuban leader warns of austerity

Cuban President Raul Castro has warned that Cubans must be prepared for
the consequences of the current global economic crisis.

He said that developing countries had already felt the effects of rising
fuel and food prices.

The speech was part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of
the beginning of the communist revolution.

President… Continue reading

Raul Castro fails to announce reforms in Cuba

Raul Castro fails to announce reforms in Cuba
Posted on Sun, Jul. 27, 2008
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

SANTIAGO, Cuba —
President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would keep its
defenses up no matter who wins November's U.S. presidential election,
but failed to announce any new changes to the communist system during a
speech Saturday.

In a… Continue reading

Castro: Defense is priority

CUBA | REVOLUTION DAY

Castro: Defense is priority
For Cuba's Revolution Day, President Raúl Castro returned to the site
that was the birthplace of the revolution led by his brother, Fidel.
Posted on Sun, Jul. 27, 2008
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Cuba —
President Raúl Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on
defense regardless of who… Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba tourism could shake up region

THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT
U.S.-Cuba tourism could shake up region
Posted on Sun, Jul. 27, 2008
BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com

For years, I have thought that Mexico and most Caribbean countries want
Cuba to remain a dictatorship subject to U.S. travel sanctions for as
long as possible, because an eventual opening of U.S. travel to Cuba
would badly hurt their own… Continue reading

Be ready for tough times, Raul Castro tells Cuba

Be ready for tough times, Raul Castro tells Cuba
By Ray Sanchez | Sun-Sentinel.com Havana Bureau
9:25 PM EDT, July 26, 2008

SANTIAGO DE CUBA – Returning to the birthplace of the Cuban revolution
for the island's biggest political event, President Raul Castro Saturday
night prepared Cubans for tough times ahead.

"As much as we desire to resolve all of… Continue reading

El rol del turismo en la política hacia Cuba

Publicado el domingo 27 de julio del 2008

El rol del turismo en la política hacia Cuba

Durante años he creído que México y la mayoría de los países del Caribe
no tienen el menor apuro en que Cuba deje de ser una dictadura, ni en
que Estados Unidos levante sus sanciones a los viajes a la isla, porque
una… Continue reading

La invasión y sus símbolos

Publicado el domingo 27 de julio del 2008

La invasión y sus símbolos
RAFAEL ROJAS

La historiografía oficial cubana ha hecho del paralelo entre la invasión
de Máximo Gómez y Antonio Maceo al Occidente de la isla, en 1896, y la
de Camilo Cienfuegos y Ernesto Guevara, sesenta años después, toda una
leyenda. Los propios protagonistas de aquella operación –Cienfuegos,… Continue reading

Raúl Castro ofrece pocas promesas para el futuro

Publicado el sábado 26 de julio del 2008

Raúl Castro ofrece pocas promesas para el futuro
WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
El Nuevo Herald

SANTIAGO, Cuba —
En un discurso de exaltación histórica y escasas promesas para el
futuro, el gobernante Raúl Castro dijo que Cuba no cuenta con los
recursos financieros para resolver de inmediato los problemas y advirtió
que la… Continue reading

Advierte el presidente Raúl Castro que se avecina una época de austeridad en Cuba

domingo 27 de julio de 2008

Advierte el presidente Raúl Castro que se avecina una época de
austeridad en Cuba

– Recuerdan el asalto al cuartel Moncada, el primer hecho de armas de la
revolución
Advierte el presidente Raúl Castro que se avecina una época de
austeridad en Cuba

– "No aspiramos a la unanimidad, que suele ser ficticia", afirma… Continue reading

Cuba se prepara militarmente gane quien gane presidencia de EEUU: Raúl

Cuba se prepara militarmente gane quien gane presidencia de EEUU: Raúl
26 de julio de 2008, 09:12 PM

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (AFP) – El gobernante Raúl Castro afirmó este
sábado que Cuba continuará preparando su defensa militar
independientemente del resultado de las elecciones presidenciales en
Estados Unidos, en noviembre próximo.

"La defensa continuará sin descuidarse independientemente de los
resultados… Continue reading

Cuba lleva un año en la ‘era Raúl’

Cuba lleva un año en la 'era Raúl'
Julio 27, 2008

LA HABANA | BBCMUNDO-AGENCIAS

Analistas señalan que el nuevo gobierno cubano es más pragmático y menos
idealista.

La búsqueda de una Cuba "realista" más que de una Cuba "igualitaria",
mediante inesperadas medidas económicas y sociales, ha caracterizado al
año transcurrido desde que Fidel Castro cedió el gobierno de la… Continue reading

Una no celebración en Cuba

Una no celebración en Cuba

Lo que se festejó ayer fue un régimen que ya ha tenido que reconocer su
fracaso

A menos que haya una real reforma, las contradicciones seguirán acumulándose

Fue una celebración muy extraña, que revela las enormes contradicciones
que enfrenta la dictadura cubana:

Cumpliendo con uno de los principales rituales del régimen, el
gobernante Raúl Castro… Continue reading

Castro advierte a cubanos que deben ahorrar en todo

DISCURSO EN ANIVERSARIO DEL ASALTO A LA MONCADA

Castro advierte a cubanos que deben ahorrar en todo

El presidente Raúl Castro dijo ayer a los cubanos que ahorren en todo,
especialmente combustible, y afirmó que "todavía nos faltan muchas cosas
que quisiéramos pudiera disfrutar nuestro pueblo".

Fachada del ex cuartel de La Moncada, adornada para las celebraciones
del aniversario del… Continue reading

Raúl Castro pide a los cubanos no acostumbrarse a recibir noticias buenas

Raúl Castro pide a los cubanos no acostumbrarse a recibir noticias buenas
26 de Julio de 2008, 11:50pm ET
Antonio Martínez

Santiago de Cuba, 26 jul (EFE).- El presidente Raúl Castro pidió hoy a
los cubanos que no se acostumbren a recibir solo noticias buenas, pintó
un sombrío panorama mundial que impacta en la isla, no anunció nuevas
reformas y… Continue reading

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