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Daily Archives: November 2, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Hall of Famer trainer Bob Baffert couldn't help thinking about the prospects of winning the Kentucky Derby again once New Year's Day hit the finish line Saturday. The 2-year-old colt Continue reading
11:32pm GMT By ARCADIA, California (Reuters) - New Year's Day produced a stunning late spurt on the inside rail to claim the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. The 10-1 Continue reading

El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, instó este sábado a su gabinete a preparar una propuesta para "liberar" a la región de Twitter, tras acusar el pasado jueves a la empresa de atacar su cuenta, la de ministros y otras 6.600 como parte de un plan contra su gobierno, reporta la AFP.

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El 24 de octubre de 1950, el dueño de Unión Radio, el animador Gaspar Pumarejo, inauguró, desde el patio de su casa en Mazón 52, esquina a San Miguel, en La Habana, el canal 4 de televisión. Continue reading
Martin Garcia rides New Year's Day to victory in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile race at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California, on November 2, 2013 The colt, ridden by Martin Garcia, provided a Continue reading
ARCADIA, Calif. -- New Year's Day overtook betting favorite Havana deep in the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 1¼ lengths.Ridden by Martin Garcia, New Year's Day covered 1 1/16 Continue reading
) [1 1/16m] Winner: New Year's Day, c, 2 by Street Cry (Ire) New Year's Day (Street Cry {Ire}--Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union), let go at 10-1, rated off the pace along the rail down the backstretch. Continue reading
ARCADIA, Calif. New Years Day overtook betting favorite Havana deep in the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders Cup Juvenile by 1 lengths. Ridden by Martin Garcia, New Years Day covered 1 1/16 miles Continue reading
(MENAFN - AFP) Some 3,000 more Cuban doctors are to arrive in Brazil from Monday to join a government program to fill vacancies in the country's public health system. Authorities said Saturday the Cubans Continue reading
Some 3,000 Cuban doctors will be on their way to Brazil starting Monday to join the 2,400 already participating in a government program to recruit foreign professionals to provide medical services in Continue reading
I had to let a year pass in order to compose this ode (fuck) which is not for Enrisco and his refrain of throwing it all to hell.  This is the story of a one-eyed but happy man.  I was … Continue reading Continue reading
Una delegación cubana de expertos en epidemias llegó este sábado a Managua para ayudar a combatir el dengue en Nicaragua, donde se han reportado 5,795 casos y la muerte de 16 personas en la que va del año, informó el gobierno del país centroamericano. Continue reading
El objetivo de la cita es reunir a intérpretes, agrupaciones, compositores, directores, realizadores y periodistas del espectáculo musical en diversos países. Participarán artistas de México, Alemania, entre otras naciones. Continue reading
Cuba closed dozens of home-based movie theaters on Saturday and reaffirmed its plans to end the private sale of imported goods as communist authorities pressed for "order, discipline and obedience" in Continue reading
Cuban entrepreneurs have quietly opened dozens of backroom video salons over the last year, many showing 3D movies. (Franklin Reyes/The Associated ... Continue reading
Cuba has ordered privately run cinemas and video game salons to stop operating immediately for being unauthorised. The communist authorities closed dozens of home-based film and gaming parlors on Saturday Continue reading
Tres mil médicos cubanos desembarcarán en Brasil a partir del lunes para sumarse a los 2,400 que ya participan en el programa del Gobierno que prevé la contratación de profesionales extranjeros para atender las áreas más remotas y pobres del país, informaron este sábado fuentes oficiales. Continue reading
says his country plans to write off 70 percent of a debt worth $487 million that Cuba has owed it over the last decade. "Seventy percent of the debt is to be waived," Videgaray said in an interview Continue reading
Fidel Castro and his lying, thieving, murdering, communist "revolution" may have stolen and destroyed our Cuba, but she does still live in our hopes, in our dreams, in our spirit. How it does is the theme of "Cubamerican," a documentary... Continue reading
Cuba ordered the closure of a number of privately run video game salons and movie theaters Saturday, according to a statement in the Communist Party newspaper Granma. Private theaters and video game Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, October, www.cubanet.org – While most young people have virtually no place to go, others go to clubs where the entry fee alone is more than the weekly wage of the average Cuban. The price, actually, is nothing special, … Continue reading Continue reading

Estado de Sats presentó este sábado por la mañana el primer número de su revista Cuadernos para la transición, pese a un operativo policial para obstaculizar la llegada del público y detener a varios activistas, informó a DIARIO DE CUBA Antonio Rodiles, director del proyecto independiente.

Según Rodiles, Gabriel Barrenechea, miembro del consejo de redacción de la revista, y Andrés Pérez fueron sitiados en sus casas. Mientras, el artista Luis Trápaga fue arrestado cuando se dirigía a la presentación, al igual que José Díaz Silva, quien permanecía detenido esta tarde.

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Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad may be getting her own monument on the Florida Keys beach where she staggered ashore after a 53-hour swim from Cuba. Continue reading
As measured by the number of politically motivated arrests, October was the worst month for repression in Cuba since March 2012. The outlawed Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Friday reported that the Castro police last month... Continue reading
Tara Nash, left, cries as she and her husband, Burton Nash, right, of San Leandro, arrive at Valley Springs Manor care home on Apricot Way in Castro Valley on Oct. 27, 2013. Burton's parents, Vernetta, 84, and Edward, 82, were among residents ... Continue reading
El Gobierno de Cuba ordenó este sábado el cierre de las salas privadas de cine 3D que han proliferado en la isla en el último año, al tiempo que puso un plazo tope para acabar también con los comercios autónomos de venta de ropa y otros artículos importados. Continue reading
Cuba has ordered the immediate closure of dozens of privately-run cinemas and video-game salons. The government said they were never authorised, and that it needed to bring "order" to the management Continue reading
Cuban authorities are bringing down the curtain at the privately run cinemas and video game salons that have mushroomed on the island recently, saying Saturday that the businesses are unauthorized and Continue reading
Califican a través de las redes sociales de #PasoAtras la orden del gobierno de cerrar de inmediato las salas privadas de cine. Continue reading
Self-employed Don't Take to the Streets in Massive Protest / Victor
Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on November 2, 2013

HAVANA, Cuba, November 1, 2013, Victor Ariel Gonzalez/ www.cubanet.org.-
For days now, rumors have been spreading about a strike of self-employed
workers somewhere in Central Havana in the capital. Presumably, the
event would be November 1st on Reina Street, where people would come to
the demonstrations to protest the restrictions announced in the Island's
official media for weeks, relating to private sector trade in industrial
products.

A call for public protest has been circulating on the Internet. But as
in Cuba there is no real access to the network, it's unlikely that an
announcement in this media will be effective; the population doesn't
know that something is afoot.

"This morning the Department of Technical Investigations, a division of
the Ministry of the Interior, came to ask who was going to participate,"
an appliance repairman who asked not to be identified confessed a few
days ago. Clearly, concerned State Security officers tried to intimidate
potential protesters.

There is no known trade union daring enough to organize a strike, nor
have links between the self-employed and opposition parties that could
be involved in the event, or the call to the streets, proven to be
strong enough.

So far, what could be identified as an emerging social class of
non-state workers doesn't have a political platform distinguished by the
regime nor does it seem to have a definite political opinion. This
sector, which is also too new in a country civicly depressed and without
the social networks that have helped the transition to democracy in
other parts of the world.

Weeks ago Cuban government officials declared what is obviously a
persecution of industrial goods vendors. These are retailers who, given
the lack of supply that we suffer, find it normal to speculate on the
price of products, which is the main weapon that the country's leaders
ranged against them.

But beyond this accusation, it has been proven that the self-employed
(officially they avoid the word "private") are able to fill the market
and even make better deals than the State, who would have all the
advantages of competition, but in instead they have chosen to annihilate
any opponent.

Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Cubanet, 1 November 2013

Source: "Self-employed Don't Take to the Streets in Massive Protest /
Victor Ariel Gonzalez | Translating Cuba" -
http://translatingcuba.com/self-employed-dont-take-to-the-streets-in-massive-protest-victor-ariel-gonzalez/ Continue reading
Government Orders Immediate Closure of Private Cinemas / Cubanet
Posted on November 2, 2013

The Cuban government on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of small
private cinemas, which for months have been operating in private homes,
because "they were never authorized," in a note published in the local
press.

The directive is signed by the Council of Ministers chaired by Raul
Castro, and refers to the situation of self-employment (private),
promoted by his Government among the reforms to "update" the economic
model of the island.

"The film exhibition (including 3D rooms) and computer games, will
immediately cease any self-employment activity," said the note, which
appeared simultaneously in Granma and Juventud Rebelde, the two national
newspapers.

These activities "have never been authorized and are being developed as
a single service and sometimes associated with other offerings, such as
those related to food services," it added.

Dozens of rooms opened in Havana and other cities in recent months,
improvised in houses or locations, with the peculiarity that many films
were projected in three dimensions (3D, a technology absent from the
state rooms)

The newspaper Juventud Rebelde even dedicated an extensive article on
Sunday to these rooms without criticism and noting that some state rooms
are planning to use 3D technology.

The audience, usually children, pay between one and four dollars per
function, a price which in many cases includes a snack.

The technology used in these small rooms is not for sale on the island,
and is usually sent by relatives and friends from abroad, with a value
estimated at $3,000.

The text makes reference to another previous provision, which prohibited
the activity of selling clothes imported through non-commercial means
and articles bought on the commercial network, using licenses meant for
other kinds of work.

It noted that in these last two cases, are granted "as an exception" a
deadline of January 31 to liquidate their inventories.

"These measures are necessary corrections to continue bringing order to
this kind of management, to combat impunity, enforce the law and protect
self-employed workers, the vast majority of whom meet established
regulations," said the note.

Private workers in Cuba increased from 157,000 in 2010 to 442,000 today,
according to official figures.

From Cubanet

2 November 2013

Source: "Government Orders Immediate Closure of Private Cinemas /
Cubanet | Translating Cuba" -
http://translatingcuba.com/government-orders-immediate-closure-of-private-cinemas-cubanet/ Continue reading
Más detenciones para impedir lanzamiento de revista “Cuadernos Para la Transición” Un fuerte ambiente policial y varias detenciones a pocos minutos del lanzamiento de la revista ‘Cuadernos para la Transición’ en La Habana. martinoticias.com noviembre 02, 2013 El proyecto alternativo cubano, Estado de Sats, lanza este sábado a las 10.30 am en La Habana el […] Continue reading
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The Cuban government on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of small private cinemas, which for months have been operating in private homes, because “they were never authorized,” in a note published in the local press. The directive is signed by … Continue reading Continue reading
By Marc Frank HAVANA, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Cuba closed dozens of home-based movie theaters on Saturday and reaffirmed its plans to end the private sale of imported goods as communist authorities pressed for "order, discipline and obedience&am... Continue reading
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PANAMA CITY - The Panamanian prosecutor investigating the case of a North Korean ship loaded with Cuban weapons has finished his probe and will present his conclusions this week, officials said. Prosecutor Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) The Cuban government is ordering the immediate closure of privately run cinemas and video game salons that have mushroomed on the island in recent months. The businesses have been operating in a legal gray area using independent restaurant ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government announced today some measures to keep order, discipline, and legality in the development of self-employment, a kind of non-state job that has had a strong impetus in the country since October 2010. Ove... Continue reading
El Gobierno cubano ha decretado el "cese inmediato" de las salas de exhibición cinematográfica privadas (incluidas las de 3D) al tiempo que ha reiterado la "ilegalidad" de la comercialización minorista de artículos importados, o la reventa de los adquiridos en la red comercial estatal. Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) -- The Cuban government is ordering the immediate closure of privately run cinemas and video game salons that have mushroomed on the island in recent months.The businesses have been operating in a legal gray area using independent restauran... Continue reading
The Cuban government is ordering the immediate closure of privately run cinemas and video game salons that have mushroomed on the island in recent months. The businesses have been operating in a legal gray area using independent restaurant licenses. Th... Continue reading
Prohiben pequeñas salas de cine privadas, incluye las salas de 3D y los juegos computacionales Continue reading
The Cuban government is ordering the immediate closure of privately run cinemas and video game salons that have mushroomed on the island in recent months. Continue reading