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Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

MIAMI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A man who hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984 returned to Miami Wednesday, where a former U.S. prosecutor says he will likely face trial on air piracy charges. William Potts Jr., Continue reading
An American Black Panther who hijacked a plane from the United States to Cuba in 1984 returned to his home country Wednesday and was arrested, the Justice Department said. William Potts, now 56, has Continue reading

El régimen de La Habana no está dispuesto a desafíos personales, de ninguna índole. Veinticuatro horas después de que el vallista Dayron Robles anunciara su regreso a la Isla, para "entrenar y participar" en eventos nacionales o internacionales, las autoridades han reaccionado con una sonora negativa: nada ha cambiado en la posición oficial.

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Agentes de la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) esperaban a William Potts en el aeropuerto internacional de Miami para proceder a su detención y llevarlo ante la justicia estadounidense Continue reading
A one-time U.S. militant who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago has returned to his homeland, with the hope of resolving criminal charges that he still faces in the United States. William Potts was a member of a black nationalist group... Continue reading
CLEVELAND (AP) -- One of three women held for a decade in a Cleveland home says kidnapper Ariel Castro took the "coward's way out" when he died in prison in what was ruled as a ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) In line with time-honored tradition, Havana''s 35th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema features fine arts exhibitions as part of its program, including the work of Cuban artist Servando C... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) A special edition of Negocios en Cuba, newspaper published by Prensa Latina, is circulating today among participants at the 31st Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV), highlighting Cuban companies and their offers. This ... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Italy today reaffirmed its interest and desire in reinforcing its status as Cuba''s number two trading partner. Speaking at an event for Italy Day at the Havana International Trade Fair, Italian ambassado... Continue reading
United Nations, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) At the UN General Assembly today, Cuba denounced what it called the theft of talented athletes from developing countries. ... Continue reading
Greylock Partners' Reid Hoffman joined 38 other startup investors in a letter calling for Congress to enact curbs on patent troll activity. A group of 39 startup investors including Mark Cuban and Reid Hoffman sent a letter to Congress on Wedne... Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, November www.cubanet.org – Last year the regime institutionalized non-agricultural cooperatives through Decree-Law No. 305 and its associated rules. There are now more the 56 institutions of this type. In principle, the legal statute is questionable, because it’s a … Continue reading Continue reading

El diario New York Post pidió este miércoles al cantante norteamericano Jay-Z que se pronuncie sobre la situación del rapero y activista cubano El Crítico, en huelga de hambre desde hace 21 días en la ciudad de Bayamo.

"¿Qué te parece, Jay Z? ¿Qué tal si le haces un favor a un colega rapero y pides a Raúl Castro que libere a un hombre que está muriendo en una prisión cubana por hacer lo que tú haces cada día", dijo el periódico en un editorial.

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A 1955 Mexican immigration document of Cuba's Fidel Castro is displayed as part of the National Migration Institute exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of the organization's creation, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The exhibi... Continue reading
HAVANA - Colombian government and rebel negotiators on Wednesday announced a partial agreement covering the guerrillas' participation in national politics if talks in Havana reach a final deal to end their decades-old armed conflict. In a joi... Continue reading
Montevideo, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) President Jose Mujica received Cuban scholar Jose Bell, a professor at the University of Havana, and discussed development issues with him. Bell, who is also a professor and researcher with the Latin American School of... Continue reading
Paris, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez asserted today that UNESCO could play an essential role in the struggle for peace, basic-literacy teaching and defense of the environment. Velazquez spoke in the Leaders'... Continue reading
Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Olympic champion Ramirez Robeisy is leading the Cuban team of five fighters to Cuba''s debut in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) next week. According to the Cuban Boxing Federation, Robeisy, who won the 5... Continue reading
When you think of the people David Stern has clashed with, Mark Cuban comes first to mind. There have been fines, public disagreements, fines, the "David Stern University" T-shirt, backhanded insults, and don't forget fines. ... Continue reading
LA HABANA, Cuba, 6 de noviembre de 2013, Reinaldo Cosano Alén/ www.cubanet.org.- La Facultad provincial de Cultura Física Manuel “Piti” Fajardo, de la ciudad Pinar del Río, posee, entre otras instalaciones, dos piscinas olímpicas para prácticas deportivas. Una está en uso, pero nadie se explica por qué la piscina de clavado contiene la misma agua [...] Continue reading
HAVANA, November 6 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban government announced Wednesday new regulations, making it easier to sell agricultural products. The new regulations aim to get rid of mechanisms that "hinder" Continue reading
MIAMI An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago as a self-described revolutionary flew back home Wednesday to face U.S. justice. FBI agents took William Potts, 56, into custody shortly after his charter flight from Havana landed ... Continue reading
Colombia's government and FARC have reached a "fundamental agreement" on the group's future in politics, one of the thorniest issues addressed in peace talks in Cuba, according to a joint statement. Continue reading

William Potts, casi tres décadas después de secuestrar hacia Cuba un avión comercial que se dirigía a Florida, regresó este miércoles de manera voluntaria a Estados Unidos, reportó Notimex.

Potts, de 56 años, fue puesto bajo custodia por agentes del Buro Federal de Investigaciones (FBI), momentos después de arribar al mediodía al Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami en un vuelo charter desde Cuba, confirmaron autoridades.

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Así lo considera Elliot Abrams, experto del Consejo de Relaciones Exteriores (CFR). Continue reading
12:17 PM The man who hijacked a Florida-bound plane to Cuba almost 30 years ago has voluntarily returned to U.S. soil. William Potts, 56, was taken into custody by FBI agents shortly after his charter Continue reading
Colombia's lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle and FARC negotiator Jesus Santrich (back) sit during a joint declaration in Havana November 6, 2013.Reuters Bogotá/Havana - Colombia's government Continue reading
William Potts, el norteamericano acusado de hace casi 30 años secuestrar hacia Cuba un avión comercial que se dirigía a la Florida, llegó la tarde del miércoles a Miami para enfrentar cargos de piratería aérea. Continue reading
LA HABANA, Cuba, 6 de noviembre de 2013, Dania Virgen García/ www.cubanet.org.- En la prisión Kilo 7, de régimen severo, en la provincia de Camagüey, el preso Leandro Lorenzo Pino, de 23 años de edad, se auto agredió luego de ser golpeado el pasado 31 de octubre. En horas de la mañana de ese día,  [...] Continue reading
The Colombian government and the country's FARC rebel group said here Wednesday they reached partial agreement on the issue of the guerrillas' participation in politics, the second item on the agenda Continue reading

El gobierno de Colombia y la narcoguerrilla de las FARC lograron este miércoles un demorado y crucial acuerdo sobre participación política, segundo de los cinco puntos de la agenda de los diálogos de paz de La Habana, que buscan acabar un conflicto armado de medio siglo, reportó AFP.

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Colombian government and rebel negotiators on Wednesday announced a partial agreement covering the guerrillas' participation in national politics if talks in Havana reach a final deal to end their Continue reading
El activista cubano Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina, Coordinador de la Alianza Democrática Oriental, se reúne en New Jersey con exiliados cubanos. Continue reading
Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Fuentes, who has managed Cuba''s championship-winning national baseball team for many years, will manage the Mexican pro baseball team Piratas de Campeche in the 2014 season, the Cuban Baseball Fede... Continue reading
_ HAVANA (Reuters) - A former U.S. militant who hijacked a plane to Cuba almost 30 years ago flew home to the United States to face air piracy charges on Wednesday and was taken into FBI custody in Miami, Continue reading
An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago as a self-described revolutionary has flown home to face US justice. FBI agents took William Potts, 56, into custody shortly after his Continue reading
Havana (AFP) - Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla group reached agreement Wednesday on the rebels' participation in politics once they end their near 50-year insurgency, the two sides announced."We have reached fund... Continue reading
El Gobierno de Cuba ha comenzado las gestiones para que se puedan llevar a cabo las primeras inversiones extranjeras en la zona del puerto de Mariel, municipio ubicado en el oeste de la isla, con la creación de una oficina que tramitará las solicitudes que lleguen para invertir en la región en un plazo máximo de 90 días. Continue reading
Negotiator for Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel force Pablo Catatumbo (2nd L) arrives for peace talks with lead negotiator Ivan Marquez (L) and Ricardo Tellez (R) in Havana November 5, ... Continue reading
In an album for weddings there are photos of blouses, pants, shoes. They aren’t good photos, but you can see the labels and brands, which is most important to the buyers. They have everything: evening wear, tennis outfits, socks for … Continue reading Continue reading
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Algún día dejará de ser hoy [06-11-2013] Julia Estrella Aramburu (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En el año 2003 fueron sancionados por un intento de salida ilegal del país 11 jóvenes cubanos, víctimas del deseo de Fidel Castro de dar un escarmiento, los Tribunales cubanos sumisos a sus órdenes les hicieron un juicio sumarísimo, sancionándolos con penas de: tres […] Continue reading
En espera y sin solución [06-11-2013] José Antonio Sieres Ramallo Movimiento Juvenil del Barrio, un proyecto de la Red de Comunicadores Comunitarios (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- ¡Sin solución! Es a la conclusión que llegó María del Carmen después de años de respuestas evasivas a la problemática de su vivienda. Vecina de calle División # 457ª e/ Calixto García […] Continue reading
Comienzan a cerrar cines privados de 3D [06-11-2013] Yadira Rodríguez Bombino Periodista Independiente (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El día 2 de noviembre salió un comunicado en el periódico Granma, sobre los trabajadores por cuenta propia, informando –entre otras cosas- que tenían que ser cerrados con inmediatez los llamados Cines de Tercera Dimanación (3D). Los propietarios de estos cines, […] Continue reading
Amenazan con apedrear a activistas del PRC y la FLAMUR en Holguín [06-11-2013] Alexei Jiménez Amarales Prensa Joven (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El delegado de circunscripción Rafael Góngora dijo en una reunión que estaban autorizados para caerles a pedradas a los disidentes Yonier Antonio Gonzales Carbonell, Arelis Castañeda Almarales,Yanna Hidalgo Almarales Sandro Núñez González. Rafael Góngora convocó el […] Continue reading