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Daily Archives: August 18, 2012

Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Diana Nyad is back at it again -- once more in the water off Havana and heading, she hopes, to Key West. The 62-year-old endurance athlete jumped into waters off Cuba at 3:42 p.m. Continue reading
DDC Edmonton La jugadora Odrisleisis Peguero del Sol, que escapó de la selección nacional,&n... Continue reading
Junto a Cuba, también están incluidos como países terroristas, Irán, Sudán y Siria Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de UruguayEn un comunicado emitido por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Uruguay, se rechaza la calificación del Gobi... Continue reading
Nikita Khrushchev's decision to secretly install nuclear-armed intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Cuba began to form in his mind sometime earlier, perhaps in April of 1961. Then it was that the Continue reading
U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad announces her upcoming swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. On Saturday, endurance athlete Nyad will attempt for a fourth time to ... Continue reading
Diana Nyad starts swimming off Cuba, a day earlier than planned She hopes to swim 103 miles over several days to the Florida Keys The endurance athlete's three earlier attempts ended prematurely Havana, Continue reading
Third time's a charm? Continue reading
According to historical accounts—which in this case are obviously told by the victors—one morning in December of 1958 Fidel Castro observed from his command post in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra a ruthless attack by the air force of Fulgencio... Continue reading
Less than a week shy of her 63rd birthday, American endurance athlete Diana Nyad is trying for the third time in a year to become the first person to swim across the waters separating the U.S. from Cuba without using a shark cage. Continue reading
La defensa del cubano Gerardo Hernández, considerado por las autoridades estadounidenses el líder de la red de espionaje ?Avispa?, presentará el lunes en un tribunal de Miami una nueva petición para que su condena sea revocada. Continue reading
ON THE AFTERNOON of July 22, in Cubas eastern Granma province, a blue Hyundai rental car was in a terrible accident. The driver was Angel Carromero, leader of the youth wing of Spains ruling party. Sitting Continue reading
By HAVANA (Reuters) - With a shout of "courage," veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad dove into the Florida Straits on Saturday and began stroking her way north in her fourth and likely final attempt Continue reading
Florida without a shark cage. The 62-year-old planned to hit the water at 3:00 pm (19H00 GMT), almost a full day earlier than initially scheduled. The swimmer admitted at a press conference that ... Continue reading
As newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan prepared to campaign Saturday in Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said he was being given shelter because his event Continue reading
The dissident leader suffered strong chest and head pains during his arrest but was denied medical assistance in police unit and local Placetas Hospital.  Meanwhile, activist Atruro Conde Zamora was threatened by police agents that they would fabricate him a crime in order to disappear him. At around 9 AM on the morning of Friday, [...] Continue reading
For Another Cuba: Press Release in Response to Arrest of Activists / For Another Cuba Antonio Rodiles, For Another Cuba, Translator: Unstated, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida Our Position: Félix Navarro, José Daniel Ferrer, Librado Linares, Ant... Continue reading
Hurto en comercios de Rodas Félix Reyes Gutiérrez 18 de agosto de 2012 Ranchuelo, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Los días 12 y 13 de agosto personas aún no identificadas robaron mercancías de los comercios El Tostadero y El ... Continue reading
Orlando Freire Santana La Habana Falta de planificación y de estudios de mercado, impuestos abusiv... Continue reading
Someone threw a letter through the window of the principal’s office, in a nylon bag with a stone inside. Rows and rows of cramped handwriting, restless, denouncing the diversion of resources in the dining room. There was a meticulous description of t... Continue reading
Yoani Sanchez - Award-winning Cuban blogger Is Fidel Castro Alive? So We're Told. Posted: 08/16/2012 5:57 pm One day my grandchildren will ask me, "What was his name... Grandma, what was his name? Gastro...? Mastro...?" And I'll be ... Continue reading
Publicado el viernes, 08.17.12 Anticlímax olímpico Miguel Sales Figueroa La prensa cubana, aquejada de triunfalismo crónico, ha glosado los éxitos de los deportistas nacionales en los trigésimos Juegos Olímpicos que ac... Continue reading
18 de agosto de 2012, 15:12Chiclayo, Peru, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The trial against the Cuban Five is in very important moment, according to a message sent by Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cuban Continue reading
“He tenido una idea maravillosa, me voy a España, a la revolución española”- Pablo de la Torriente Brau Continue reading
… selection of music from around the globe. Including songs from Tinariwen, Serge Gainsbourg and The Creole Choir of Cuba. Continue reading
Whenever Carnivals come to the Cuban city of Holguin every August, people packed alongside the Los Libertadores avenue to enjoy the parade of the colorful floats and comparsas. And it is that this cultural Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba -- At least twice in her life, Fort Pierce resident Jaye Melanson has had tentative arrangements to visit Cuba. Twice those plans fell ... Continue reading
LATEST NEWS: Floats and Comparsas in Holguin Carnivals LATEST NEWS: Holguin Honors Noted Cultural Institutions LATEST NEWS: Cuba-Trinidad and Tobago Links Closer LATEST NEWS: Children, True Victims in Continue reading
Publicado el sábado, 08.18.12 El llamado de los 300 Ariel Hidalgo Trescientos cubanos residentes en 27 países de América y Europa, sin excluir a Cuba, unieron sus firmas para apoyar el Llamamiento Urgente por una Cuba mejor y posible... Continue reading
Cuba alerta sobre incremento de presencia de mosquito transmisor de dengue Noticias EFE La Habana, 16 ago (EFE).- Las autoridades sanitarias de Cuba han alertado de un "notable incremento" en los mosquitos transmisores del dengue en el 14%... Continue reading
Martin Longley makes his annual pilgrimage to the Gent Jazz Festival in Belgium. Tagged with: Gent Jazz Festival gig review Martin Longley music Gent Jazz Festival 2012 Part One: Hardcore Jazz Day One: Continue reading
In Miami, a flurry of speculation was stirred recently when it was discovered Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, voted at least three times against the US trade embargo with Cuba in 2001 and Continue reading
18 de agosto de 2012, 11:49Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The 12 th Argentine Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin since Saturday and throughout the weekend on the the Municipal Sports Continue reading
Written by keishaw71 (la-keisha) on 8/18/2012 11:04 AM I love the rumba vibe of Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" nearing the end of my workout. It adds a little salsa spice to my step and leaves me wanting Continue reading
Havana, August 18 (RHC)-- On Monday, August 20th, a groundbreaking affidavit for Cuban Five defendant Gerardo Hernández will be filed in Federal District Court in Miami by attorney Martin Garbus.  Garbus, Continue reading
Defense Team For One of Cuban 5 Files Appeal in U.S. Court The defense team for Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters sentenced to long prison terms in the United States, Continue reading
The ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, Jenifer Jones Kernahah, highlighted today the strong ties between both countries during the announcement of a cultural event to celebrate the 50th anniversaries Continue reading
Pro Bani Semper or always fighting for the people's liberty, a maxim of the Coat of Arms of the Cuban city of Banes, in the province of Holguin. By Maria Alejandra de la Cruz Piñeiro / editorweb@radioangulo.icrt.cu Continue reading
Grand Master (GM) Isam Ortiz and International Master (IM) Lisandra Llaudy, from the northeastern province of Holguin, are one of the players to represent Cuba in the 2012 World Chess Olympiad to be held Continue reading
The Camilo Cienfuegos plaza hosted a gala to honor the Aviles orchestra in its 130 anniversary foundation and popular Cuban soloist Pedrito Calvo for his 55 year artistic career, as part of the ongoing Continue reading
LATEST NEWS: Holguin Chess Players to Istambul LATEST NEWS: Threats on Ecuadorian Embassy Rejected LATEST NEWS: Holguin Backs Havana to Kill Vectors LATEST NEWS: Carnivals Start, Joy Bursts in Holguin Continue reading
La situación es crítica en 15 municipios de la capital y en los de cabeceras de las provincias de Pinar del Río, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Granma e Isla de la Juventud. Continue reading
Perhaps the years have softened certain desires, but I prefer a peaceful transition to democracy rather than a revolution. That is why I look forward toward the day after which, by the laws of life — precisely the common place — our current leaders... Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 08.17.12 Unleashing music's power for political change in Cuba BY JOE CARDONA jccigar@aol.com Last week the BBC ran a story, by reporter Sarah Rainsford, claiming sources within the dogmatic and unyielding Cuban state-run radio... Continue reading
Publicado el viernes, 08.17.12 Cantantes cubanos protestan por condena a banda rusa ROBERTO MOREANO y JULIO MENACHE rmoreano@elnuevoherald.com jmenache@elnuevoherald.com Cantantes cubanos se sumaron a las voces de protesta por la condena a dos a&#24... Continue reading
Cuba utiliza accidente de Payá y enturbia la libertad Cuba posee las peores redes de carreteras, por lo que no se puede señalar como principal culpable al conductor del automóvil que ocasionó el accidente. Notimex Madrid.- El d... Continue reading