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Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

By Antonio Paneque BrizuelaHavana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Juan Bautista Rodriguez, the soldier who revealed the real situation of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when he was kidnapped on April 11, 2002, thanked today the Cuban repentistas homage to h... Continue reading
Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of 30 panels with sketches, drawings and images of the career of the clown, actor and French filmmaker Pierre Etaix opened here today as preliminary to the French Film Festival in Cuba. Titled "Pier... Continue reading
The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez believed in sharing his country's oil wealth with his Latin American neighbors. But now, Venezuelans are electing a new leader, and there are questions about whether the new president will continue tho... Continue reading
Some of the phrases by Rosa Maria Paya during the press conference she held in the University of Miami on Friday, April 12th 2013: “We are witnessing the awakening of the opposition, the exile and the Cuban people in general” “The future of Cuba is in all Cubans” “The problems we Cubans face must be [...] Continue reading
Recently in Havana it was announced that foreign and domestic journalists would visit “some prisons.” Something is being plotted or planned those in power on the island. It’s normal that the regime’s spokesmen defend the indefensible, this is what they … Continue reading Continue reading
A federal judge in Miami has granted a convicted Cuban spy's request for a visit home for his father's memorial service. Continue reading
View Photo Reuters/Reuters - U.S. singer Beyonce (L) and her husband rapper Jay-Z walk as they leave their hotel in Havana April 4, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique De La ... Continue reading
source Waiters dressed in black and orange uniforms served drinks and tapas to a mix of tourists and Cubans, some of whom had waited years for the reopening of the historic watering hole. "I'm very excited Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 12 (acn) The DVD Los Hermanos Arango y las Estrellas del Folclor (The Arango Brothers and the Folklore Stars of Cuba) by the Bis Music Cuban record label, has been selected to be included in the official screenings of 22nd editio... Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, April 12 (acn) An exhibition by three landscape painters from the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio was inaugurated at the headquarters of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, by the... Continue reading
Denunciaron la represión en Cuba y el control del estado sobre sus ciudadanos Continue reading
Ottawa, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Canadian journalist and writer Keith Bolender denounced in Toronto the U.S. terrorist actions and hostile policy against Cuba since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Bolender offered a lecture titled: "Cuba ... Continue reading
Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An optical phenomenom, common but attractive, the parahelium or solar halo, was seen today in Cuba from the western province of Pinar del Rio to Camagüey in the East. A while after midday, surrounding the King St... Continue reading
Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Great Master Leinier Dominguez agreed a tie, the 5th consecutive one, in the Russian Chess Championship for teams, and preserved himself undefeated in the event, with 3.5 of 6 possible points, product of a victo... Continue reading
Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) With the screening of the French comedy "Untouchable," starring Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet, the 16th French Film Festival will open today, presenting the most recent French movies. From directors Eric T... Continue reading
Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Writers, artists, religious and stars of Cuban sports expressed today their support to the transformation process in Venezuela and predicted victory for the socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro to next Sunday's pre... Continue reading
Recently reviewed restaurants [Pictures] The Rangos Building, the area's first completed project, now has a bank, a convenience store, a pharmacy and, as of February, the neighborhood's first new restaurant - and the first Cuban Revol... Continue reading
It is not every day that a Filipino gets to square off with a Cuban in a world title fight.This Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) in New York, that's what going to take place as Nonito Donaire faces Guillermo Rigondeaux in a scheduled ... Continue reading
LA HABANA, Cuba, abr. 12 (UPI) -- La comedia francesa Intocable, con los actores Omar Sy y François Cluzet en los protagónicos, inaugurará hoy aquí el 16 Festival de Cine Francés. Continue reading
El llamado "período especial" de principios de los 90 en Cuba permitió -sin quererlo- estudiar los efectos del sobrepeso en la diabetes y las enfermedades cardiovasculares en toda una población. Continue reading
En su primera aparición formal en Miami, Rosa María Payá Acevedo, hija del fallecido disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá, dijo el viernes que es tiempo que todos los cubanos dentro y fuera de la isla "empujen en la misma dirección". Continue reading

Brasil analiza extender a la constructora Odebrecht un crédito de 150 millones de dólares para remodelar los aeropuertos de La Habana y otras ciudades de Cuba, dijeron este viernes fuentes oficiales, según Reuters.

El crédito del banco estatal de desarrollo brasileño BNDES fue debatido en los últimos días durante una visita a Brasilia del vicepresidente cubano Marino Murillo, el hombre a cargo de las reformas económicas del general Raúl Castro.

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El presidente de la Federación Internacional de Fútbol (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, llegará el martes a Cuba para una visita de trabajo de dos días, en busca de darle un nuevo impulso a este deporte en la isla, informó AFP.

La visita a Cuba forma parte de una gira continental de Blatter, que llegará procedente de Haití y continuará hacia Panamá el jueves para participar en un congreso de la Concacaf, dijo Jit, portal del Instituto de Deportes (INDER).

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Image found at http://www.diariodeleon.es I had already read in a newspaper article by a fellow from the interior of Cuba that the salsa singer and musician Isaac Delgado, “the cool salsa guy”, had visited our country and offered his music, … Continue reading Continue reading
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Tanto Rosa María Payá como Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo participaron en programas de MartiNoticias Radio y se reunieron con los empleados. Continue reading
The children appeared at a press conference for the first time since their abduction. Continue reading
Rapper Jay-Z released a new song called "Open Letter," responding to criticism of his trip to Cuba with his wife, Beyonce. Tara Mergener reports from ... Continue reading
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Rosa María Payá, llegada anoche, ofrece rueda de prensa en el Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos (ICCAS) de la Universidad de Miami Continue reading
The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez believed in sharing his country's oil wealth with his Latin American neighbors. But now, Venezuelans are electing a new leader, and there are questions about Continue reading
Patricia and Robert Hauser escort their grandchildren, Chase Hakken, 2, second from right, and Cole, 4, out of their house to speak to the media in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, April 11, 2013. The boys were returned to the Hausers, who have legal custody of ... Continue reading
Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Educate Your Child program is developed in Cuba with the certainty that proper educational stimulation to preschoolers conducive to better human development, said today its national methodologist, Mercedes Leyva. In s... Continue reading

El William V. Musto Museum de Union City presenta la exposición colectiva Humanscape, de los artistas Arturo Cuenca, Juan Sí González, Frank Guiller, Armando Guiller y Guillermo Portieles, todos radicados en Estados Unidos.

Cuatro de ellos "usan la fotografía como punto de partida para crear obras que transitan de la imagen mecánica a la pintura y de la veneración a la irreverencia, y un escultor que reduce el caos urbano a su expresión más esencial y fría", señala la nota de invitación. 

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MIAMI -- The daughter of a prominent Cuban dissident killed in a car crash is pushing for an international investigation into how he died.Rosa Maria Paya spoke Friday at the University of Miami. She says text messages, testimony from the driver of the... Continue reading
Bolgatanga, April 12, GNA - Alhaji Limuna Mohammed- Muniru, Upper East Regional Minister on Thursday paid tribute to the Cuban Doctors Brigade for contributing significantly to the health delivery system in the ... Continue reading
Photo by Deborah Theisen Ben Johnson with Conserve It Forward mascot Clover and and Avalon Theisen. Photo by Deborah Theisen Avalon explains the call of a bullfrog while leading a frog listening hike. Continue reading
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Rick Warren's Son Used an Unregistered Gun He Bought on the Internet to Commit Suicide -- and Warren Has a Message for the Person Who Sold It to ... Continue reading
Cuban said that he will consider drafting Baylor's Brittney Griner in the second round of this year's NBA Draft. Yep, Cuban has officially fastened his seatbelt and flown his private jet over the cuckoo's nest. But what may b... Continue reading
April 12, 2013 HAVANA, April 12 - Mythic Cuban bar Sloppy Joe’s, a watering hole for a who’s who of Hollywood stars during Prohibition, reopens its doors today in ... Continue reading
El evento se centrará en una serie de temas como el arte de la disidencia, el activismo asimétrico, las nuevas herramientas para defensores de los derechos y el poder de los medios de comunicación. Continue reading
Photo: Víctor Manuel Domínguez For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and … Continue reading Continue reading
The Cuban Diet and the Politics of Hunger / Alexis Romay
Posted on April 11, 2013   

Today I didn't need my morning coffee. I woke up to a pair of articles about the profound socio-economic crisis in Cuba, which became acute in the early nineties with the collapse of the socialist bloc. What those champions of euphemism called "The Special Period." One of the articles, in Spanish, was published by that usually faithful friend of Cuba's Granma newspaper, El País, from Madrid; the other, in English, appeared in The Independent, from London.

Both were based on a study published today by the British Medical Journal. About what? Hunger. But not the infamy of starving a population. That's in poor taste. About hunger as a cure for obesity. The thesis that unites them is simple: while we ate cabbage as appetizer, main course and dessert —the first person plural is intentional: I experienced this first-hand—, we were doing a favor to the nutritionists and cardiologists of the first world, who then would go around shouting to the four winds that the lower the body weight, the lower the cardiovascular mortality. "A textbook example in real life," declared a Spanish scientist who wasn't part of the "experiment," although what he really wanted to say is: "they were dying of hunger, but not of heart disease."

It turns out that when Cubans were fainting on their bikes, or being overcome by polyneuritis —a severe inflammation of multiple nerves— or simply dying from lack of food, this was part of a long-range plan: to demonstrate to the British Medical Journal, to the international press —and to the world at large— that if you take food and transportation away from a population, the trouser sizes of men and women will be drastically reduced. One can't but wonder why they don't also recommend trying bulimia and anorexia.

Although separated by language, both articles have in common a contempt for the Cuban people, and they remind one of the great achievements of tropical totalitarianism: The Castro brothers have not only created a theme park so that those who love far off utopia have an island as a point of reference and place to visit; even before that, they have made Cuba into a giant laboratory where every human being is a guinea pig.

10 April 2013

http://translatingcuba.com/the-cuban-diet-and-the-politics-of-hunger-alexis-romay/

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Cubans are Prohibited from Boarding Tourist Boats / Yusnaby Perez
Posted on April 11, 2013   

While it's true that they have relaxed the Immigration Act in the recent update of January 14, 2013, nowhere is it reflected in this what will happen with the internal guidelines (there is no law on this) that prohibits Cubans from boarding tourist boats.

It is no secret that Cubans (simply for being Cuban) can not embark on catamarans, launches or boats for tourism, while all foreigners may. Often hotels in Varadero (and those at other beaches as well) offer deals including catamarans or motorboats, and although Cubans are hotel guests, they are denied access to the enjoyment this option.

The explanations (unofficial) that I have received with respect to this agree that a Cuban could steal a boat with the intention to migrate illegally (to go to Miami illegally) and therefore, this "measure" prevents the theft of boats.

In addition to calling us "terrorists" and "thieves," they discriminate against us in our own country again, violating several articles of the Constitution.

With the new immigration reform, supposedly they have eliminated all the restrictions that cause "the theft of ships" and have facilitated legal exit from the country. In addition, Cuba has maritime borders, allowing in "theory" that a Cuban could use a boat to travel to other lands. Planes are not the only means of international transport that exist; there is also the boat, among others.

If the Cuban supposedly can not ride on boats for tourism purposes, will they not let me travel to other countries on ships? Here we have one of the inconsistencies of immigration reform. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

22 January 2013

http://translatingcuba.com/cubans-are-prohibited-from-boarding-tourist-boats-yusnaby-perez/
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