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Daily Archives: November 17, 2013

HAVANA, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Cuba swept the international Havana marathon Sunday, winning both the men's and women's races, in which more than 2,800 runners took part, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported. Continue reading

El régimen anunció este domingo que entre el 19 y el 22 de noviembre se realizará en la Isla el ejercicio de preparación militar Bastión 2013, y dijo que será el más importante de los últimos cuatro años, reporta EFE.

"La realización de Bastión 2013 no es para amenazar a nadie, ni para alardear de poderío militar", publicó este domingo el periódico oficial Juventud Rebelde en un artículo que detalló los objetivos de las maniobras.

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En Santa Clara. Hay tres alumnos ingresados, así como la directora y una maestra Continue reading
This occasioned the need for labor from China, the "coolies," to take the place of the African slaves slowly decreasing in number. "Coolie" is Hindu for Asian wage-earner working outside his country. Continue reading
and that’s how life surprises you on a saturday night in manhattan, as if it were the most uninhabited corner of havana. there are no differences. the world is like this. horizontal and simultaneous. we are all here and now. … Continue reading Continue reading
Kennedy needs to woo Texas if he is to beat off Barry Goldwater, the Republican senator likely to be his opponent in the presidential race of 1964. But Dallas is a hotbed of extreme conservatism, the Continue reading
This occasioned the need for labor from China, the "coolies," to take the place of the African slaves slowly decreasing in number. "Coolie" is Hindu for Asian wage-earner working outside his country. Continue reading
Fox News Latino In this Oct. 25, 2013 photo, Manuel Rodriguez, 73, holds an article published by the Granma newspaper in 2010 about U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Havana, Cuba. The newspaper reads Continue reading
Afirma que el Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí (La Habana), es uno de los más lentos del mundo, de los peor iluminados y de los que exhibe menos servicios para el viajero. Continue reading
In the nation's debate over maintaining our nuclear deterrent, two questions are often asked: why do we need these weapons and how many should we keep? While there is no exact formula that can provide Continue reading

La poeta cubana Fina García Marruz es una de las candidatas al Premio Cervantes 2013, considerado el galardón más importante de cuantos se conceden en los países de habla hispana, que se fallará el próximo martes, reporta EFE.

Entre los candidatos están también los escritores Sergio Ramírez, Juan y Luis Goytisolo, Fernando del Paso y Francisco Nieva.

Creado en 1975 por el Ministerio de Cultura español, está dotado con 125.000 euros y reconoce la figura de un escritor que con el conjunto de su obra haya contribuido a enriquecer el legado literario hispano.

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People crowd together in the suffocating heat, some are holding signs with names printed on them. The flight from Madrid just landed at José Martí International Airport, bringing tourists and many nationals now living in Spain. Each person must wait … Continue reading Continue reading
Cuba realizará el ejercicio de preparación militar “Bastión 2013”, el más importante de los últimos cuatro años, entre el 19 y el 22 de noviembre, informaron este domingo medios oficiales. Continue reading
Only a trickle of visitors come to the John F. Kennedy Memorial, located on about a half-hectare (an acre) of land given to the people of the United States by Queen Elizabeth II in an unprecedented act Continue reading
It's one of the enduring mysteries to come out of the latter half of the 20th Century: who shot JFK, and why? Fifty years after his death, a scant 25% of Americans believe the official version of John Continue reading
People crowd together in the suffocating heat, some are holding signs with names printed on them. The flight from Madrid just landed at José Martí International Airport, bringing tourists and many nationals Continue reading
¿Qué hubiera opinado José Antonio Aponte, --nuestro temprano mártir afrocubano-- de las pateaduras a negros disidentes? Continue reading
Las opositoras fueron agredidas por las Brigadas de Respuesta Rápida, después que las mujeres escucharon misa. Continue reading
  “Cuba is not the place of origin, transit or destination of human trafficking”.  This was declared by Isabel Moya Richard, the director of ’Editorial de la Mujer’ (A Cuban Women’s Federation publisher) on November 1.  However, later in the … Continue reading Continue reading
As soon as the Mariel container terminal begins to operate, Havana's ageing port will start to be overhauled and renovated, to turn it into a marina for yachts and cruise ships , especially once the half-century Continue reading
I was sooo on a roll! I was up a little bit at my WI on Thursday, but I'd been recently going to the gym, so I knew it was because of the muscle I'm starting to build. I was soo happy when the points Continue reading
CNN's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the author of  Dallas, November 22, 1963 , Robert Caro , who spoke to CNN about the 50 th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. This Continue reading
It may seem like a stretch, but the Cold War crises that President John F. Kennedy faced hold important lessons for the nuclear impasse with Iran. Newly released historical files on the confrontations Continue reading
Incivility in politics often makes for good melodrama. And the El Paso City Council is no exception to the growing number of episodes of unruly behavior playing out across public government meetings Continue reading
17 de noviembre de 2013, 11:29Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The peace talks between delegates from the Colombian government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) Continue reading
Guillermo Fariñas, Premio Sájarov 2010 a la Libertad de Conciencia, y Berta Soler, en representación de las Damas de Blanco (Premio Sájarov 2005), están en Estrasburgo, Francia, donde compartirán con otros galardonados. Continue reading
It may seem like a stretch, but the Cold War crises that President John F. Kennedy faced hold important lessons for the nuclear impasse with Iran. Newly released historical files on the confrontations Continue reading
SAY NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY Che Guevara speaking at the United Nations: 11 December 1964 “We have to say here what is a well-known truth that we have always expressed before the world: firing squads, yes, we have executed; … Continue reading Continue reading
17 de noviembre de 2013, 11:16Cienfuegos, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Ambassador to Cuba Edgar Ponce on Saturday asked for solidarity with his people and government to face the aggression Continue reading
This occasioned the need for labor from China, the "coolies," to take the place of the African slaves slowly decreasing in number. "Coolie" is Hindu for Asian wage-earner working outside his country. Continue reading
MIAMI/HAVANA, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. relations with Cuba have undergone a surprise warming in recent months, raising expectations of possible agreements to bring the two countries closer after more than Continue reading
17 de noviembre de 2013, 09:41Holguin, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) With a call to goodwill people to mobilize in support for the cause of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters, the 9th International Colloquium Continue reading
APhilippine Star columnist declared, "Thank God for the United States!" That really got my blood boiling and my heart gushing with rage. Here is this US Embassy PR man reinforcing the "dependent personality Continue reading
A walk in Cuba, where the future left one day for the north, and never returned. The most famous Cuban not named Castro, Yoani Sánchez, offers her vision of its unique streets. El Pais, 14 November 2013 ———————– Contrasts, anachronisms, … Continue reading Continue reading
>Watch "The Assassination of President Kennedy" on CNN TV Sunday, November 17 at 9p and 11p ET. (CNN) -- During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard Continue reading

Desde carne hasta queso blanco y sandía se vendieron el sábado en una céntrica plaza de Caracas como parte del primer encuentro nacional de comuneros, a los que el Gobierno venezolano describe como una de sus puntas de lanza para enfrentar la escasez y altos precios que agobian al país, reporta la AP.

Las ventas de alimentos coincidieron con el inicio de la campaña para las elecciones municipales del próximo 8 de diciembre, que se consideran un termómetro sobre la gestión del Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro.

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U.S. relations with Cuba have undergone a surprise warming in recent months, raising expectations of possible agreements to bring the two countries closer after more than 50 years of hostility. U.S. Continue reading
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Familiares de los cinco agentes del régimen condenados en Estados Unidos por espionaje condecoraron este sábado en Holguín al exfiscal general de Estados Unidos William Ramsey Clark con la Orden de la Solidaridad, otorgada por el Consejo de Estado, informa la prensa oficial de la Isla.

"El mundo le debe mucho a la Revolución cubana, por eso les pido a todos ustedes que jamás la abandonen, pues su éxito será el éxito de todos nosotros", dijo Clark, quien fue fiscal general entre 1967 y 1969, durante el Gobierno de Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Activistas cubanos piden ayuda a los turistas argentinos “Si se va a Cuba, hay que ser solidario, negarse a ser llevado al gueto turístico, donde sólo se ve lo que los guías quieren”, es la propuesta de referentes de la incipiente sociedad civil de la isla. Vea el video   Continue reading
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Latin American markets are a subject of intense interest from the Continue reading
An expert at John F Kennedyâs assassination has claimed that a Cuban hitman was the second assassin who was involved in the former US Presidentâs âmurder plotâ. Professor Robert Blakey, who has closely Continue reading
"Schools in the Countryside" Suspended Because of Dengue Fever / CID
Posted on November 16, 2013

Santa Clara, Cuba November 13, 2013. Officers of the Ministry of
Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday
the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside program for November
and December, because of the complicated epidemiological situation in
the province.

Guilfredo Martin Betancourt, a MINED official, said the province is
experiencing cases of cholera and dengue fever, without giving specifics
with regards to numbers, given the environmental and social indiscipline
problems.

Captain Robert Rodriguez said, during a meeting with families of the
students at the school, that since the beginning of the summer rains and
despite the efforts of workers in the provincial health system, foci of
the vector (mosquitoes) have accumulated in the capital city and other
municipalities.

Yudmila de la Caridad Vázquez, a teacher of the institution, told this
publication that the curriculum of the Cuban school is planned such that
students from eighth grade upward, spend 30 days of work in the fields,
thereby strengthening the Marti principle of Work Study, but that this
time the suspension is the right thing to do, because they can not
endanger the health of students.

15 November 2013

Source: ""Schools in the Countryside" Suspended Because of Dengue Fever
/ CID | Translating Cuba" -
http://translatingcuba.com/schools-in-the-countryside-suspended-because-of-dengue-fever-cid/ Continue reading
Russian Millionaires Come to do Business / Tania Diaz Castro
Posted on November 16, 2013

Havana, Cuba, November 2013 – www.cubanet.org.- Mr Rodrigo Malmierca,
minister for external trade and foreign investment, said that in the
31st Havana International Fair (HIF), held from November 3 to 9, the
participation of various foreign delegations shows that "our country is
not alone and there is no economic blockade of worldwide power that is
capable of changing our course".

Does this mean that the Castro regime will stop requesting the end to
the blockade or commercial, economic and financial embargo imposed on
Cuba by the United States?

The embargo was imposed in October 1960 when Fidel Castro illegally
occupied properties owned by North American citizens and companies. In
1992 the embargo became law when Castro refused to take steps towards
democratization or to show respect to the Universal Charter of Human Rights.

More than twenty years later, the Cuban military dictatorship continues
to violate the world's most respected citizen rights and further
impoverishes the country.

On the streets many ask what purpose 31 fairs that look for countries to
trade with Cuba have served if Cubans continue to live in poverty,
subsisting on incomes much less than a dollar a day, the same as those
who live in sub-Saharan Africa.

it isn't understood why numerous Cuban companies received prizes and
mentions for many of their products exhibited at the 2013 HIF while in
Granma, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban
Communist Party, the poor quality of the country's products and services
are criticised almost daily.

If the 2013 HIF welcomed Russian millionaire businessman — there are
more than 20 in the country including one woman, Mrs Yelena Baturina,
wife of the mayor of Moscow — why isn't anything known of the commercial
agreements that were reached with them?

How can we forget February 22 of this year when Russian president
Dimitri A. Medvedev, visiting the island, signed an agreement about the
"adjustment of Cuban debt to the Russian Federation, for credit granted
during the period of the defunct USSR?

How can we forget that days afterward on May 22, the president of the
Russian Federation Council, Ms Valentina Matvienko, expressed to Granma
"We are pleased to have found a solution for the readjustment of debt".

It is said that it refers to thirty billion dollars, an impressive figure.

How then will the insolvent and inefficient Cuban dictatorship be able
to pay? Why haven't the technical aspects of the signed agreement signed
by Ms Matvienko and the Cuban National Assembly "for a prompt
ratification of debt and approval in the Russian parliament" been
explained to the people?

Nothing is known. Only that the Russian business advisor in Cuba, Vadim
Tiemnikov, visibly moved on television, thanked the Cuban authorities
celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Great October Socialist
Revolution, despite having dismantled socialism some twenty two years ago.

Despite the Havana International Fair of 2013, Cuba will continue to be
a country weighed downed by marginalization, by the shortage of basic
food products, with miserable salaries and fields infested with the
invasive marabou weed, without a fishing industry or merchant navy, the
livestock industry on its knees, the sugar industry in its worst state
in history, an obsolete ration book system (Lenin's idea) and a military
dictatorship that asks the people to change their mentality although the
people still doesn't know how the hell they should change their mind.

Tania Díaz Castro

Cubanet, 13 November 2013

Translated by Peter W Davies

Source: "Russian Millionaires Come to do Business / Tania Diaz Castro |
Translating Cuba" -
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Convocan en Cuba a repudiar violencia contra mujeres La iniciativa, que cuenta con el apoyo de artistas de la isla caribeña, abarcará además 16 días de activismo por la no violencia. La Habana, 16 Nov (Notimex).- La Red Iberoamericana y Africana de Masculinidades (RIAM) organizó un conjunto de acciones en Cuba en apoyo a la […] Continue reading