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Monthly Archives: June 2012

MIAMI (AFP) - British-Australian woman Penny Palfrey forged ahead Saturday with her quest to swim unassisted from Cuba to Florida, ignoring jellyfish stings and shark sightings while breaking her own Continue reading
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey has muscled past the halfway mark as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become Continue reading
The Cubs announced the official signing of outfielder Jorge Soler on Saturday afternoon. The Cuban will receive $30 million over nine years and will report early next week to the club's ... Continue reading
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past halfway in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted from Cuba to Florida, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions. Continue reading
(CNN) -- She has been scorched by the sun, stung by jellyfish and inspected by sharks. But Penny Palfrey keeps swimming. Palfrey, 49, is vying to be the first person to without any assistance -- no shark Continue reading
Email Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey is on target to reach her goal of crossing unassisted from Cuba to Florida. The mother of three and grandmother of two has now reached the halfway mark as she attempts Continue reading
KEY WEST, Fla. - Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions Continue reading
NEW: Penny Palfrey has swum about 70 miles NEW: She is more than halfway across the expected distance to the Florida Keys She started her swim in Cuba (CNN) -- She has been scorched by the sun, stung Continue reading
Agencias La Habana Aunque la tasa de asesinatos se ha más que duplicado desde que el mandatario ll... Continue reading
The recently concluded Festival Clic [ES], which took place in Havana from June 21-23 and was designed to discuss Internet and Society in Cuba, has got several bloggers talking about technology and the Continue reading
ISLAMABAD A Taliban emissary sat face-to-face this week with a senior Afghan government official responsible for peace talks in a rare high-level gathering between the bitter adversaries, an official Continue reading
British-Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey smiles as she is flashed a thumbs up at the start of her bid to complete a record swim from Cuba to Florida, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 29, 2012. Palfrey ... Continue reading
Be strong and courageous and connect us at once! / Eliécer Ávila Eliécer Ávila, Translator: UnstatedAttentive and engaged, and all ages, participants at the independent CLIC Festival held in Havana in June 2012Just being in Cu... Continue reading
The Ghost of the Treaties / Cuban Law Association, Wilfredo Vallín Almeida Cuban Law Association, Translator: Chabeli, Wilfredo Vallin AlmeidaBy Wilfredo Vallín Almeida"A ghost is traveling around Europe: it is the ghost of Communis... Continue reading
Efficiency and Productivity / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: UnstatedToday, Friday, we woke without electricity. Regular television viewers said yesterday's late-night news program had reported that a large area of one town, Plaza, wou... Continue reading
Sonia Garro: Notes from Prison / Iván García Iván García, Translator: UnstatedThe road that led to jail began with a project for poor children in Marianao.A gray afternoon in 2010, Sonia Garro told me her reasons for creating ... Continue reading
Paying the Price / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani SánchezrestauranteTo brag about the achievements of our children and to crow about the good grades they got on a test are some of the pleasures that we can't forgo when the... Continue reading
An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani SánchezA colorfully painted presidential plane landed at José Marti airport last Sunday, and by Monday afternoon was al... Continue reading
Cellular Telephony "a la Cubana" / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Maria Montoto"+0000000000 Today 6:48From mobile phones compradetodo.com (buyeverything.com)Call as soon as possible to 07 2043145For recharge of minutes ... Continue reading
The Presidency and Family / Anddy Sierra Alvarez Anddy Sierra Alvarez, Translator: Maria MontotoThe cases of corruption involving Cuban officials who served in Fidel Castro's regime are increasing. Or Raúl Castro is simply switching Fidel... Continue reading
Readers of Granma in an Angry Struggle Against Retailers / Laritza Diversent Laritza Diversent, Translator: Regina Anavyby Laritza DiversentReaders of Granma, the official daily publication of the Communist Party of Cuba, are requesting real acti... Continue reading
Cancelan exámenes por filtración Idalberto Acuña Carabeo 30 de junio de 2012La Habana, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Cancelan exámenes finales de Química en todas las Secundarias Básicas en Marianao tras detectarse que... Continue reading
Cuban dissident arrives in U.S. as political refugee Published June 29, 2012 EFECuban dissident Darsi Ferrer traveled Friday from Miami to Tennessee, where he will live with his family after coming to the United States with a political refugee prog... Continue reading
World Watch June 29, 2012 4:48 PMCuba both fuels, fights new private restaurants By Portia Siegelbaum(CBS News) HAVANA - As Cuba attempts to retool its economy, contradictions pop up, some of them seemingly inexplicable.Last year, the state elim... Continue reading
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey crossed the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted mor... Continue reading
Publicado el viernes, 06.29.12Brote de cólera en Cuba Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.comAl menos dos muertos y más de un centenar de personas hospitalizadas ha dejado un brote de cólera en el municipio cubano de Manzanill... Continue reading
Los que a Cuba hicieron famosa 29 JUN 2012 | J. M. BALLESTERLos Bacardí figuran entre los anticastristas más acérrimos: llegaron incluso a planear atentados.Durante un siglo Bacardí contribuyó de forma decisiva al desarrol... Continue reading
Derechos HumanosGrupos del exilio presentan en Madrid la exposición 'Cuba con dolor en el corazón' DDC Madrid 30-06-2012 - 11:02 am.Según sus responsables, es parte de 'una campaña permanente de sensibilizació... Continue reading
El cantautor cubano Silvio Rodríguez respaldó hoy en su blog al presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, en un artículo en el que celebra sus políticas sociales en el orden de ?detener y revertir? el problema de la violencia en Venezuela. Continue reading
KEY WEST, Fla. - Enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted more than 100 miles from Cuba to Florida, endurance Continue reading
HAVANA, June 30, 2012 (AFP) - - British-Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey forged ahead Saturday with her quest to cross unassisted from Cuba to Florida, reaching the halfway mark after a night ... Continue reading
Agencias La Habana Miguel Díaz-Canel afirma que enfrentarán el 'enfoque humanista y formador' al ... Continue reading
Just being in Cuba and within this struggle for the right to exist, makes you realize how difficult it is to organize a participate and plural event such as the recent CLICK Festival. Here is it virtually impossible to do anything without the support o... Continue reading
Cameramen, sound assistants, and a program director from Tele Cristal - the local channel for the eastern province of Holguin - make up the Cuban delegation to work in the broadcast of the Olympic Games Continue reading
Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida yesterday as she attempted a record 166km unassisted swim from Cuba to Florida that tests the limits of human endurance and the ... Continue reading
Havana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban writer Maria de las Nieves Morales won the second prize of the 37 International Short Story Contest Golden Piggy Bank, by Fundacion Cajas de Ahorros de Madrid, ... Continue reading
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have signed Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million deal. The Cubs announced the deal before Saturday's game against the Houston Astros. The 20-year-old Soler Continue reading
British-Australian swimmer Penny Palfrey smiles as she is flashed a thumbs up at the start of her bid to complete a record swim from Cuba to Florida, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 29, 2012. Palfrey ... Continue reading
La nadadora de resistencia Penny Palfrrey se acercaba el sábado por la mañana a la mitad de camino entre Cuba y la Florida en aguas tranquilas y con la única molestia hasta ahora de picaduras de medusas. Continue reading
Today, Friday, we woke without electricity. Regular television viewers said yesterday’s late-night news program had reported that a large area of one town, Plaza, would be impacted by maintenance workfrom 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. This has been going on... Continue reading
The Culture Board from the northeastern province of Holguin has scheduled a program of activities for the summer season which opens today.   The organizing committee said that all the municipalities Continue reading
International Master (IM) Lisandra Llaudy Pupo with a rating of 2,277 points and Grand Master (GM) Isam Ortiz Suarez (2,572 points) make up the Cuba teams to take part in the World Chess Olympics, slated Continue reading
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey pushed through the calm waters of the Florida Straits overnight and through the Saturday dawn, enduring jellyfish stings but otherwise encountering perfect conditions as she neared the halfway mark in her attempt to be... Continue reading
(CBS) Last week, before Chicago was swallowed whole by the arrival of Rizzanity, Theo Epstein spent a little time chatting with the media about another Cubs youngster. Some guy named Starlin ... Continue reading
A British grandmother is continuing to swim from Cuba to Florida, in an attempt to become the first person to complete the journey ... Continue reading