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Obama’s Nobel win positive, says Fidel Castro

Obama's Nobel win positive, says Fidel Castro
IANS Sunday 11th October, 2009

The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama
was 'a positive measure and compensates his defeat in Copenhagen when
Rio de Janeiro was picked as a site for 2016 Olympic Games', Cuban
leader Fidel Castro has said.

He added that Obama's Nobel win… Continue reading

Revista Encuentro despide a empleados

Publicado el sábado, 10.10.09
Revista Encuentro despide a empleados
Por WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
wcancio@elnuevoherald.com

La revista Encuentro y el diario digital Encuentro en la Red, editados
por exiliados cubanos en Madrid, despidieron esta semana a sus empleados
por falta de fondos y la continuidad de ambas publicaciones es incierta
si no logran conseguir financiamiento a corto plazo.

"Este ha sido… Continue reading

Yoani Sánchez: ”Mi vida está en otra Cuba, no en otra parte”

Publicado el sábado, 10.10.09
ENTREVISTA EXCLUSIVA
Yoani Sánchez: ''Mi vida está en otra Cuba, no en otra parte''
Por WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
wcancio@elnuevoherald.com

Yoani Sánchez, la bloguera que ha ganado reconocimiento internacional
por su crítica al castrismo, aún no ha obtenido permiso de las
autoridades cubanas para viajar la próxima semana a Estados Unidos a la
entrega del Premio Maria… Continue reading

Exiliados cubanos esperan que Moratinos se reúna con los disidentes

Exiliados cubanos esperan que Moratinos se reúna con los disidentes
EFE
Madrid

Varias asociaciones de exiliados cubanos en España han expresado a EFE
su deseo de que el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores español, Miguel Ángel
Moratinos, se reúna con los disidentes al régimen castrista en su visita
a La Habana de la próxima semana.

Una aspiración que, en declaraciones a… Continue reading

La bloguera más famosa de Cuba, prisionera del régimen castrista

La bloguera más famosa de Cuba, prisionera del régimen castrista

Yoani Sánchez no puede recibir un importante galardón a su labor
periodística otorgado por una universidad norteamericana porque las
autoridades comunistas no le permiten salir de la isla
Ver galerias de imagenes

Por su tarea periodística de crítica al castrismo a través de su blog
"Generación Y" Yoani, de 34… Continue reading

Brascuba lanza nueva marca de cigarrillos

Consumo
Brascuba lanza nueva marca de cigarrillos

La mayoría de los ciudadanos se mantiene al margen de estos productos,
que se venden desde 60 centavos de dólar hasta 1,20 dólares el paquete.

Agencias | 11/10/2009

La compañía cubano-brasileña Brascuba, líder de cigarrillos en el
mercado cubano en divisas, presentó la marca H. Upmann Selecto, con la
que busca incrementar sus… Continue reading

Fidel Castro califica de ‘positiva’ la concesión del Nobel a Obama

Política
Fidel Castro califica de 'positiva' la concesión del Nobel a Obama

En cambio, el portal Cubadebate dijo que la concesión era un premio 'a
las promesas y las buenas intenciones'.

Agencias | 10/10/2009

Fidel Castro calificó de "positiva" la concesión del Premio Nobel de la
Paz al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, y la consideró una
crítica a… Continue reading

EL ESTADO CUBANO NO GARANTIZA LA ALIMENTACIÓN REQUERIDA A LOS ENFERMOS

EL ESTADO CUBANO NO GARANTIZA LA ALIMENTACIÓN REQUERIDA A LOS ENFERMOS
2009-10-10.
José Escobar Sánchez, Red Cubana de Comunicadores Comunitarios

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Holguín, 9 de octubre de 2009.- Según la
declaración de Madelaine Escobar Barceló, vecina de Mariana de la Torre
No.64, altos, en el municipio cabecera de Holguín, los productos
cárnicos que se expenden a las personas que… Continue reading

FALTA DE MEDICAMENTOS CREA MALESTAR EN LA POBLACIÓN

FALTA DE MEDICAMENTOS CREA MALESTAR EN LA POBLACIÓN
2009-10-10.
José Escobar Sánchez, Red Cubana de Comunicadores Comunitarios

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Sra.Magda Barceló Navas, vecina de
Mariana de la Torre 64, altos, municipio cabecera de Holguín,
consumidora de los medicamento Levotiroxina sódica y Nitrosolvide, que
no puede dejar de tomar, denuncia estos están en falta, y cuando
abastecen la farmacia,… Continue reading

Cuba announces first swine flu deaths

Cuba announces first swine flu deaths
(AFP) – 9 hours ago

HAVANA — Cuba announced that three pregnant women died after contracting
swine flu, the first report of A(H1N1) casualties on the communist island.

"We unfortunately have to regret three confirmed cases of people who
died" of swine flu, Deputy Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda
said on a television… Continue reading

Cuba’s beaches are no longer as beautiful as they were in the 1940s and 1950s

Paradise Lost

Cuba's beaches are no longer as beautiful as they were in the 1940s and
1950s
By Ana Menendez | NEWSWEEK
Published Oct 9, 2009

I have photos of Cuba's Varadero beach from when my father was growing
up there in the 1940s and '50s. They are remarkable mostly for what's
missing: high-rise hotels and their tangle of tourists.… Continue reading

Journalist Proposes Cuba Ditch Ration Books

Journalist Proposes Cuba Ditch Ration Books
By PAUL HAVEN
THE Associated Press
Published: Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 1:22 a.m.

HAVANA | Cuba may soon be saying adios to ration books.

The system that allows islanders to buy food at deeply subsidized prices
each month has long been one of the central building blocks of the
country's socialist system, providing… Continue reading

Errol Flynn’s Cuban adventures

Errol Flynn's Cuban adventures
By Patrick Humphries
Presenter, Robin Hood and the Cuban Revolutionaries

Newspaper articles written by film star Errol Flynn documenting his last
years spent in Cuba with Fidel Castro's rebels have been unearthed in a
university library.

Mention the name of Errol Flynn, and an image of a larger-than-life,
swashbuckling screen hero comes to mind. Or the… Continue reading

Cuban envoy: "Everything is possible once we sit down at the table"

Cuban envoy: "Everything is possible once we sit down at the table"
Fri, 10/09/2009 – 5:28pm

Following State Department official Bisa Williams's trip to Havana last
month, the discussion of changes to U.S. Cuba policy has taken off,
bringing together an unusual amalgamation of progressive
internationalists and old-bull realists centered around the common
realization that a window for engagement may… Continue reading

Cuba-Venezuela Sea Cable in Motion

Cuba-Venezuela Sea Cable in Motion
October 9, 2009

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 9 – The installation of the underwater fiber-optic
cable that will join Cuba and Venezuela will begin on October 14,
informed Jesse Chacon, minister of Science, Technology and Basic
Industries of Venezuela. The official said the new connection would be
operating in two years.

The project was originally announced… Continue reading

Jamaica hijacker given 20 years

Jamaica hijacker given 20 years

The aircraft had been bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia

A man who tried to hijack a Canadian charter jet in Jamaica in April
this year has been jailed for 20 years.

Stephen Fray, 21, forced his way on to the Canada-bound plane demanding
passage to Cuba.

Fray was overpowered by police after releasing some 170… Continue reading

Cuba hits at Obama ‘lip service’ and Nobel Prize

Cuba hits at Obama 'lip service' and Nobel Prize
Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:21:29 GMT

The peace prize which was awarded to Barack Obama for his international
diplomacy initiatives has met with criticism in Cuba, where the word is
the president of the United States has been rewarded solely for the
"promises" he has made.

An official Cuban website, Cuba… Continue reading

Could Cuba be ready to get rid of ration book?

Could Cuba be ready to get rid of ration book?
By PAUL HAVEN (AP) – 11 hours ago

HAVANA — Cuba may soon be saying adios to ration books.

The system that allows islanders to buy food at deeply subsidized prices
each month has long been one of the central building blocks of the
country's socialist system, providing everyone from… Continue reading

Domestic challenges put brake on U.S.-Cuba thaw

Friday October 9, 2009
ANALYSIS – Domestic challenges put brake on U.S.-Cuba thaw
By Jeff Franks

HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S.-Cuba relations have warmed under U.S. President
Barack Obama, but domestic political and economic problems weighing on
both governments are likely to slow any major progress in ending 50
years of hostility.

For both Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, change… Continue reading

Ukraine to earmark UAH 5 million in humanitarian aid for Cuba

Ukraine to earmark UAH 5 million in humanitarian aid for Cuba
11:16

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers will earmark UAH 5 in humanitarian
aid for Cuba.

A relevant resolution was passed at the government's meeting on October
7, the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry said referring to its head
Volodymyr Shandra.

According to him, the Foreign Ministry was instructed to negotiate the… Continue reading

Baby Jamari off to Cuba

Baby Jamari off to Cuba

~Mom has high hopes he will see again~

PHILIPSBURG–After months of lobbying, disabled mother of four Anuska
Brooks has accumulated sufficient funds and will be taking her visually
disabled toddler Jamari Smith to see an eye specialist in Cuba next week
with high hopes that he will see again.

Brown, who had sought the public's… Continue reading

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