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Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Direct maritime shipments from Miami to Cuba resumed Friday for the first time in half a century, the Voice of America reports. The shipments included items from authorized religious groups, charitable Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Houston Astros placed infielder Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the disabled list on Sunday.Lowrie was injured during a collision at second base in the third inning of ... Continue reading
All Gov July 15, 2012 The cargo ship Ana Cecilia, carrying humanitarian goods directly from the United States to Cuba, arrived in Havana Bay on Friday, the first direct shipment since President ... Continue reading
He is not behind the wheel of a Metrobus or on the platform of a Metrorail station, but Aurelio Bellos work touches every corner of Washingtons transit system. At Metros printing plant in Northeast Washington, Continue reading
I owe this vignette to my friends Agnes and Cecile, in Toulouse. They came to San German a couple of years ago, right when Hurricane Ike had ravaged a good part of the north-eastern geography of Cuba. The strong winds had left the entire area on end, a... Continue reading
In Cuba the government throws people in jail for daring to speak their minds A Danish cartoonist from a Cuban's perspective (0) Comments | Print friendly | Email Us My encounter with Kurt Westergaard Continue reading
Tucked into a corner of a two-story strip shopping mall in the South Florida city of Hialeah, more than 100 Mitt Romney supporters turned out Saturday for the opening of the Republican Presidential candidate's Continue reading
For the first time in 50 years, Havana Bay has received a shipment of humanitarian aid from Miami in the United States. The Ana Cecilia sailed into the Cuban harbor shortly after 11:00 GMT or 7am local Continue reading
Beachgoers, give your coolers a break. As New York City's seaside playgrounds undergo massive transformations, so too have their concession stand offerings. No matter where you lay down the beach towel Continue reading
También marcharon para pedir la libertad de las prisioneras políticas Sonia Garro y Niurka Luque Álvarez Continue reading
The absence of rules in the majority of private Cuban childcare centers means that some kids arrive late every day and their parents and families, with the greatest nonchalance, explain that they fell asleep, or the babies didn’t want to get up, whic... Continue reading
First Half Year / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated Just six months since it opened, a full house has been the common denominator for the whole half-year, for the private restaurant La Rosa Negra. Early on Pedrito, the young owner, h... Continue reading
Cubanos famosos y a la vez desconocidos Fernando Ravsberg La Habana Una cubana amamantó a Bolívar, otro se convirtió en yerno de Carlos Marx, un tercero trabajó codo a codo con Gustavo Eiffel (el de la torre) y el himno nacional ... Continue reading
Crimen sin castigo [15-07-2012] Angélica Mora (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Dieciocho años han pasado desde el día en que se produjo el hundimiento del remolcador 13 de marzo. Un número fatídico en una nación donde no s... Continue reading
Sigue situación de anciana de 79 años en prisión [15-07-2012] Dania Virgen García Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Juana Verena González Monzón, de 79 años, se encuentra recl... Continue reading
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Demolerán su vivienda, después de 25 años de vivir en ella [15-07-2012] Dania Virgen García Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Jorge Palau Portilla, quien vive en la calle 72 número 2717, a... Continue reading
The chairwoman of the is rattling a left-wing Irish politician who wants to erect a statue to , one of the most blood-thirsty rebels of the Cuban revolution ? the same Che whose iconic image in a beard Continue reading
Ahmadinejad anti-semitism Cuban Jews hezbollah Hu Jintao Israel Iran Israel Islamism israel Israel News Israel-Cuba Jewish Jewish News Jews Latin America Jews Political Islam Raul Castro Israel Continue reading
Beachgoers, give your coolers a break. As New York City's seaside playgrounds undergo massive transformations, so too have their concession stand offerings. No matter where you lay down the beach towel Continue reading
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Barcelona 2012 logo (IAAF) Pedro Pichardo set a new Personal Best and World leading 16.79 to clinch the fourth World Junior Triple Jump title for Cuba following in the footsteps of Yoelbi Quesada in 1992, Continue reading
El filme “Amor crónico”, dirigido por el actor cubano Jorge Perugorría, sobre la primera gira musical en la isla de una cantante nacional que emigró a Estados Unidos, fue presentado en La Habana y será postulado a festivales internacionales de... Continue reading
Just six months since it opened, a full house has been the common denominator for the whole half-year, for the private restaurant La Rosa Negra. Early on Pedrito, the young owner, had to face many bureaucratic obstacles and so many others caused, unfor... Continue reading
Though a consistently good show, few conservatives mistook M.A.S.H for anything but pinko propaganda. Last week long-time M.A.S.H star Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicut) took the last few baby-steps and Continue reading
¡Qué curioso! Les gustan los yumas –como decía aquel reguetón que fue prohibido-, pero no los palestinos, como llaman despectivamente en La Habana a los habitantes de las provincias orientales. Continue reading
Cuba's National Assembly plans to discuss tax reform at its semiannual meeting on July 23 to weigh changes set out by President Raul Castro, official media said Saturday.After half a century ... Continue reading
The Ana Cecilia (photo: NBC 6 Miami) The cargo ship Ana Cecilia, carrying humanitarian goods directly from the United States to Cuba, arrived in Havana Bay on Friday, the first direct shipment since President Continue reading
Beachgoers, give your coolers a break. As New York City's seaside playgrounds undergo massive transformations, so too have their concession stand offerings. No matter where you lay down the beach towel Continue reading
Autoridades sanitarias de países como México, Venezuela y Costa Rica han reforzado la vigilancia epidemiológica en sus aeropuertos internacionales ante el recrudecimiento del brote de cólera en la isla. Continue reading
Las mujeres se disponían a regresar a sus hogares tras asistir a la misa dominical en el Santuario del Cobre Continue reading
DDC Guantánamo A junio de 2012, según datos de la Unión Internacional de las Telecomunicaciones,... Continue reading
This is the 8th year that Adriatic Luxury Hotels organize an entertainment music summer program of the very expressive name ?Stars beneath the Stars?, for the city of Dubrovnik and its guests. The most Continue reading
Canada Issues Travel Advisory for Cuban Cholera Outbreak Canada, which does not have the travel ban on Cuban travel as does the United States, has issued a travel advisory to its citizens contemplating Continue reading
Se triplica el número de casos de cólera en Cuba Una nota en segunda página del diario oficial reconoce la existencia de 158 casos de cólera, un considerable aumento con los 53 del pasado 3 de julio, al tiempo que explican el tip... Continue reading
Pastors For What? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Dámaso, Translator: Maria Montoto The caravans for Cuba, which are organized annually by the so-called Pastors for Peace, force one to think. In the one held this year (the 22nd), which already... Continue reading
The Day My Mother Lost Her Faith in Fidel and the Revolution / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez My mother, devoted to Fidel, sat in front of the television. A few days later her two daughters understood that a transcendent... Continue reading
The Elevator and the Wheelchair / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, Translator: Maria Montoto The other day in the hospital, after waiting fifteen minutes for an elevator to take my husband to the medical offices on the top floor of the building, a man ... Continue reading
DDC - Agencias Caracas El gobernante exigió respeto a la Fuerza Armada, que calificó como 'revolu... Continue reading
ALL OF US CHRISTIAN CUBANS SHOULD SIGN THE CITIZEN DEMAND FOR ANOTHER CUBA / Mario Barroso Mario Barroso, Translator: Maria Montoto ALL OF US CHRISTIAN CUBANS SHOULD SIGN THE CITIZEN DEMAND FOR ANOTHER CUBA For several weeks now the CITIZEN DEMAND ... Continue reading
Plumbers and Computer Experts / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Everything was planned for weeks. We would escape far from the city, disabling our cellphones so State Security couldn't track us, and have our first br... Continue reading
A few days before the end of July celebrations for the Summer Olympics Games in London will begin. In our country, as in many others, it will be a sporting festival that will see many fans anchored in front of their TV sets to enjoy the competitive dis... Continue reading
Cuban Cholera Outbreak Causes Canada Health Advisory – UPDATE Posted by Staff on Jul 15th, 2012 // No Comment Canada Issues Travel Advisory for Cuban Cholera Outbreak Canada, which does not have the travel ban on Cuban travel as does the United St... Continue reading
Cuba abraza cierta liberalización El Gobierno promueve medio millón de autónomos y la creación de zonas económicas especiales Juan Jesús Aznarez Madrid 15 JUL 2012 - 01:03 CET1 Los tiempos cambian y las necesidades acuci... Continue reading
Publicado el domingo, 07.15.12 MENSAJES Y SOCIEDAD La libertad y los dilemas cibernéticos Ricardo Trotti Mientras el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas (CDHNU) pedía por primera vez a los gobiernos que protejan y garanticen la ... Continue reading