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When Learning Turns to Dust

When Learning Turns to Dust
For several days I have been coaching my son for his final secondary
school exams. I dusted off my notions about quadratic equations,
formulas for calculating the area of a pyramid, and factoring. After
more than twenty years of not encountering these mathematical
complexities, I reconnected neurons to help him prepare and to avoid
paying… Continue reading

Gazprom wants to move forward in Cuba and in Iran

Gazprom wants to move forward in Cuba and in Iran

Gazprom Neft is looking to expand its foreign operations into oil-rich
Cuba and Iran, which are both hindered by trade sanctions, CEO Alexander
Dyukov said Tuesday. The company is actively seeking to increase its
resource base to meet an ambitious oil output goal of 100,000 million
metric tons a year… Continue reading

Amnesty International says Cuba stepping up repression of independent media

Amnesty International says Cuba stepping up repression of independent media
By: The Associated Press
30/06/2010 6:50 AM

MADRID – Amnesty International says Cuba is stepping up repression of
independent media as journalists try to report on a country eager for
change now that longtime ruler Fidel Castro has been replaced by his
brother Raul.

The New York-based human rights group… Continue reading

Cuban ‘climate of fear’ blasted

Jun 30, 2010

Cuban 'climate of fear' blasted

MADRID – THE communist government in Havana has created a 'climate of
fear' among Cuban dissidents and journalists through its 'repressive'
legal system, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

'The laws are so vague that almost any act of dissent can be deemed
criminal in some way, making it very difficult for activists… Continue reading

Climate of fear in Cuba criticised

'Climate of fear' in Cuba criticised

Human rights group Amnesty International urged Cuba to release political
prisoners and take other measures to end what it called a "climate of
fear" for government opponents, in a report issued today.

The London-based organization said Cuban leaders used the longstanding
US trade embargo against the communist-led island as what it called a
"lame… Continue reading

Amnesty report slams Cuba

Amnesty report slams Cuba
View as one page
3:06 PM Wednesday Jun 30, 2010

Cuba uses repressive laws, a well-oiled state security apparatus and
complicit courts to stifle political dissent as it harasses, spies on
and imprisons those who openly oppose its communist system, Amnesty
International said in a report released today.

The 35-page analysis said restrictions on expressing views… Continue reading

Amnesty urges Cuba to end political repression

Amnesty urges Cuba to end political repression
By David Ariosto, CNN
June 30, 2010 — Updated 1555 GMT (2355 HKT)

* Amnesty says Cuban government has created "climate of fear"
* Group says laws are so vague almost any dissent is illegal in some way
* Prisoner transfers, releases seem to hint at policy change
* Catholic Church's influence apparently… Continue reading

Amnesty says Cuba must end "climate of fear"

Amnesty says Cuba must end "climate of fear"
HAVANA
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:00am EDT

HAVANA (Reuters) – Human rights group Amnesty International urged Cuba
to release political prisoners and take other measures to end what it
called a "climate of fear" for government opponents, in a report issued
on Wednesday.

World | Cuba

The London-based organization said Cuban leaders… Continue reading

AI: Laws create fear of expression in Cuba

AI: Laws create fear of expression in Cuba
Published: June 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

HAVANA, June 30 (UPI) — Cuba's legal system has created a climate of
fear among journalists, dissidents and activists, Amnesty International
said in a report Wednesday.

The report, "Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Cuba," highlights
provisions in Cuba's legal system and government practices that… Continue reading

Amnesty: Cuba courts complicit in stifling dissent

Posted on Wednesday, 06.30.10

Amnesty: Cuba courts complicit in stifling dissent
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba uses repressive laws, a well-oiled state security
apparatus and complicit courts to stifle political dissent as it
harasses, spies on and imprisons those who openly oppose its communist
system, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

The 35-page analysis… Continue reading

Body of exile slain in Cuba returns to Florida

Posted on Wednesday, 06.30.10
Body of exile slain in Cuba returns to Florida
BY ALFONSO CHARDY
achardy@ElNuevoHerald.com

The body of a Cuban exile slain on the island two weeks ago has been
returned to Miami, and a Naples funeral home will handle funeral
services, family members said.

Meanwhile, the woman's injured husband has been ordered to remain in
Cuba pending… Continue reading

Informar en Cuba puede costar la vida, dicen sus periodistas independientes

Publicado el miércoles, 06.30.10
Informar en Cuba puede costar la vida, dicen sus periodistas independientes
Por EFE
MADRID

El mero hecho de divulgar noticias en Cuba "te puede costar la vida'',
afirmó hoy el periodista Yosvani Anzardo Hernández, quien explicó en
conversación telefónica desde la isla que, para el régimen castrista, un
informador independiente puede ser sinónimo de espía o… Continue reading

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba
30 June 2010

Full report:
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR25/005/2010/en/62b9caf8-8407-4a08-90bb-b5e8339634fe/amr250052010en.pdf

Cuba's repressive legal system has created a climate of fear among
journalists, dissidents and activists, putting them at risk of arbitrary
arrest and harassment by the authorities, Amnesty International said in
a report released on Wednesday.

The report Restrictions on Freedom of Expression… Continue reading

Las restricciones a la libertad de expresión crean un clima de temor en Cuba – Amnistía Internacional

Las restricciones a la libertad de expresión crean un clima de temor en Cuba
30 Junio 2010
Índice AI: PRE01/207/2010

El represivo sistema legal cubano ha creado un clima de temor entre
periodistas, disidentes y activistas, poniéndolos en riesgo de arrestos
arbitrarios y hostigamiento, dijo Amnistía Internacional en un informe
publicado hoy.

El informe Restricciones a la libertad de expresión… Continue reading

Crea Cuba ambiente de temor para periodistas y disidentes: Amnistía

Crea Cuba ambiente de temor para periodistas y disidentes: Amnistía

En su informe "Restricciones a la libertad de expresión en Cuba", AI
llamó al gobierno cubano a revocar o enmendar las medidas legales que
limitan la libertad de expresión, poner fin al hostigamiento a los
disidentes y liberar a todos los presos de conciencia.
Mié, 30/06/2010 – 09:40

Londres.- Amnistía… Continue reading

Amnistía Internacional acusa a Cuba de perseguir a disidentes

Amnistía Internacional acusa a Cuba de perseguir a disidentes

Un informe de 35 páginas dado a conocer aseguró que en Cuba hay una
"sistemática" persecución contra quienes se expresan fuera de la línea
oficial, a pesar de que el gobierno dio "algunos pasos limitados" en la
dirección de lograr libertades, como la firma del Convenio Internacional
de los Derechos Civiles… Continue reading

Lleida dona 33 coches en desuso para que sus piezas se envíen a Cuba

Lleida dona 33 coches en desuso para que sus piezas se envíen a Cuba
30-06-2010 / 18:00 h

Lleida, 30 jun (EFE).- El Ayuntamiento de Lleida ha donado 33 vehículos
en desuso del depósito municipal a la Asociación Casal de Amigos de
Cuba, que los desmontará para rescatar algunas piezas y enviarlas a
diferentes provincias cubanas con el objetivo de… Continue reading

Peligros para la prensa en Cuba

Peligros para la prensa en Cuba

MADRID. El mero hecho de divulgar noticias en Cuba "te puede costar la
vida", afirmó hoy el periodista Yosvani Anzardo Hernández, quien explicó
en conversación telefónica desde la isla que, para el régimen castrista,
un informador independiente puede ser sinónimo de espía o de terrorista
de estado.
por EFE

Hernández y la también periodista… Continue reading

Recordando "La Patria es de Todos"

Recordando "La Patria es de Todos"
Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello

LA HABANA, Cuba, junio, www.cubanet.org -El 27 de junio de 1997 se
divulgó por primera vez el documento "La Patria es de Todos", escrito
por los miembros del Grupo de Trabajo de la Disidencia Interna: Félix
Antonio Bonne Carcassés, René de Jesús Gómez Manzano, Vladimiro Roca
Antúnez y Martha Beatriz… Continue reading

Las cubanas del hip hop

Las cubanas del hip hop
Lucas Garve, Fundación por la Libertad de Expresión

LA HABANA, Cuba, junio (www.cubanet.org) – Las mujeres cantantes de hip
hop en Cuba tienen una particularidad novedosa, aunque no ajena al
fenómeno del rap en general. Propiciaron la aparición de un discurso
femenino propio, expresado por mujeres negras y jóvenes, que no deja de… Continue reading

Apartheid en San Antonio

Apartheid en San Antonio

LA HABANA, Cuba, 30 de junio, (Lamasiel Gutiérrez, Agencia Isla Press,
www.cubanet.org) – "Los pobladores del poblado habanero de San Antonio,
se encuentran indignados, especialmente los trabajadores por cuenta
propia que no pueden vender públicamente sus mercancías. En cambio los
estudiantes chinos de la escuela de lengua española en este municipio,
venden ropas y otros… Continue reading

Cortan energía a empresas

Cortan energía a empresas

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 30 de junio (Yoel Espinosa / www.cubanet.org) – La
Empresa Eléctrica de Villa Clara suspendió esta semana el servicio a 172
establecimientos, debido a la falta de pago.

Armando Hernández, de la oficina de atención al cliente, dijo a un medio
local que a principios del año enviaron notificaciones a las entidades… Continue reading

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