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Daily Archives: November 22, 2013

El ministro de Comercio Exterior de Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, aseguró este viernes que en su país “nunca” se permitirá que se presenten a las elecciones formaciones que lleven unas siglas distintas a las del Partido Comunista Cubano (PCC), que gobierna la isla desde 1959, año de la Revolución. Continue reading

El ministro de Comercio Exterior, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, aseguró este viernes que en el régimen "nunca" permitirá que se presenten a las elecciones formaciones que lleven unas siglas distintas a las del Partido Comunista Cubano (PCC), informó EFE.

Malmierca realizó estas declaraciones durante un seminario celebrado en el Palacio de Comercio de Río de Janeiro, que tuvo como objetivo el estímulo de inversiones brasileñas en Cuba.

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LA HABANA, Cuba, 22 de noviembre de 2013, DaniaVirgen García/ www.cubanet.org.- Desde la prisión de enfermos con VIH-SIDA El Caguayo, en la provincia Santiago de Cuba, , informó el preso Yoandris Lucero Rosillo que el pasado 16 de noviembre falleció el reo Alexander Rodríguez Diver,  de 26 años de edad, quien residía en el barrio [...] Continue reading

Michelle Bachelet regresará pronto a la casa de gobierno en Chile. La quieren y, probablemente, lo merece. Ya pasó por La Moneda y abandonó el poder con un altísimo grado de aprobación. Sin embargo, esta vez la han votado para que gobierne de otro modo y lo ha prometido. Habrá salud y educación "gratis". Va a echar las bases del Estado benefactor.  El gasto público, claro, aumentará sustancialmente, y con él la alegre legión de los funcionarios. 

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El director de la galería de Viena que subastó las fotos de Guevara no quiso revelar datos sobre cómo logró obtener las imágenes. Continue reading
One pilot said they'd buzz around below him, "like angry bees." When the U-2 "Dragon Lady" debuted in 1957 it was an astonishing piece of technological achievement. Able to fly reconnaissance from Continue reading
PINAR DEL RÍO, Cuba, 22 de noviembre 2013, Rafael Ferro Salas/ www.cubanet.org.- Efectivos de la Policía Política en esta provincia detuvieron, en un operativo, a integrantes de organizaciones de la oposición pacífica. Según reporta el corresponsal Ediesmel Manzano, en horas de la mañana de ayer fue llevado a cabo un operativo policial en la localidad [...] Continue reading
One of the most significant moments of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago today, began when the United States discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba. The Cuban missile crisis Continue reading
Rosa María Payá ha insistido en que no fue un "accidente" sino un "asesinato" y ha subrayado la necesidad de esclarecer lo ocurrido”. Continue reading
The US has been marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas. The city, which long struggled with the legacy of the assassination, is hosting a Continue reading
SAN ANDROS AIRPORT, Bahamas - Describing traffic on Western Air's recently introduced Havana route as a "mixed bag", the airline's director of operations yesterday told Tribune Business that advanced Continue reading
(CNN) - Fifty years after President Kennedy's assassination, numerous polls indicate that most Americans now believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted as part of a broader plot or conspiracy. But a new CNN/ORC Continue reading
Marijuana businesses raided by federal agents in the Denver, Colo., metro-area on Thursday are being investigated for possible links to Colombian drug cartels, sources told The Denver Post on Friday. Continue reading
This is a sad morning for me. We lost John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today. We lost his humanity, intelligence, compassion, and decency (Please forgive him for his character faults.) I am always haunted Continue reading
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy, new TV film Killing Kennedy looks at the lives of an American icon and the man who murdered him IT'S 1959. TWO men Continue reading
"Ha incumplido su palabra" con trece expresos del denominado Grupo de los 75 a los que mantiene con una licencia extrapenal que implica que no tienen libertad de movimiento dentro de la isla ni pueden abandonar el país. Continue reading
Taken from/By: BBC Report by: BBC The US has been marking 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas. The city, which long struggled with the legacy Continue reading
Marijuana businesses raided by federal agents in the Denver metro-area on Thursday are being investigated for possible links to Colombian drug cartels, sources told The Denver Post on Friday. The two Continue reading
For all these years, they've hidden the truth about the Kennedy assassination. It didn't require a conspiracy. It just took repeating a falsehood until it became conventional wisdom. The myth about Continue reading
The governments most recent investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy began in 1994. The Oliver Stone movie JFK was still fresh in mind, and almost four in five Americans believed in a conspiracy Continue reading
Marginado por homosexual, luego premiado, guardo un silencio que algunos catalogan de complicidad, otros de miedo Continue reading
Cuban activist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo will speak on the subject of Internet freedom in Cuba, the Cuban blogosphere versus the open blogosphere, and new activism and social media under restricted Internet Continue reading

El Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos, con sede en Madrid, ha remitido una carta al presidente regional de Galicia, el conservador Alberto Núñez Feijóo, en la que le reclama que se reúna con los opositores durante su visita oficial a la Isla.

En la misiva, el Observatorio afirma que muchos cubanos, "orgullosos de su origen gallego", se alegrarán con la visita del presidente regional de Galicia a Cuba, reportó Europa Press.

"Los lazos familiares y culturales entre los gallegos y los cubanos son históricos", explica la carta.

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El dramaturgo Abelardo Estorino, una de las grandes figuras del teatro cubano, murió el viernes en La Habana a los 88 años, informó el sitio oficialista cubadebate.cu. Continue reading
HAVANA - More than a dozen Cuban state-run businesses have been authorized to begin selling their goods wholesale to selected buyers. A new resolution from the Economy and Planning Ministry says legally Continue reading
By HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are upset over decrees by the communist government shuttering private 3D movie theaters and banning the private sale of imported clothing in a land where venues to screen Continue reading
Fifty years ago Friday, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The assassination was a tragedy -- and it turned the target into something of a secular political saint. There are few Continue reading

El Gobierno permitirá a empresas estatales a vender sus excedentes de producción a otras compañías públicas y cooperativas, aflojando un poco más el control del Estado sobre la economía doméstica, informa Reuters.

La medida experimental anunciada este viernes por la prensa oficial se aplicará a aquellas empresas que hayan cumplido sus contratos de suministro con el Estado.

El excedente puede aliviar la falta de un mercado mayorista que limita el desarrollo de los miles de pequeños negocios privados surgidos tras las reformas del general Raúl Castro.

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In my last column, I called for a revival of the American space program as a way to make our nation stronger and bring the legacy of JFK alive in our times. On this day, Nov. 22, I write for the first Continue reading
Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will begin to apply, as an experiment, a new concept by means of which several State-run companies will have the authority to sell wholesale to Cuban legal entities, Continue reading
"How could we have been so stupid?" asked President Kennedy. When: April, 1961, less than 100 days into his presidency. What happened: Kennedy approved an invasion of Cuba. Over 1,400 Cuban exiles, Continue reading
Ñongo le exhibió al gendarme el contenido de la mochila, así como el recibo que le entregaron al hacer la compra. El agente ni se disculpó: llamó a un carro patrullero y condujo al pobre viejo a la unidad de policía. Continue reading
Editor's note: This article first appeared at American Spectator. This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert Continue reading
VENEZUELA, 22 de noviembre de 2013. Con el objetivo de fortalecer la formación académica de docentes y triunfadores de la Misión Sucre, el Convenio Cuba-Venezuela, impulsa una jornada de cursos socio-políticos Continue reading
ITALIA, 22 de noviembre de 2013. En la sede del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) en Roma, Italia, se llevó a cabo la firma del acuerdo de financiamiento del Proyecto de desarrollo rural Continue reading
22 de noviembre de 2013, 12:50Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Famous Cuban playwright Abelardo Estorino, 2002 National Theater prize winner, died here today at the age of 88, sources said. Born on January Continue reading
In recent weeks we have heard some information in the United States media about the possibility of selling medicines produced in Cuba in that country, particularly Heberprot-P, a drug for the treatment of diabetic foot. On the other hand, the … Continue reading Continue reading
Cuba permitirá a las empresas públicas vender sus excedentes de producción en el mercado nacional para incentivar el tráfico comercial, en el marco de las reformas económicas impulsadas por el Gobierno de Raúl Castro. Continue reading
La mayoría de los cubanos ven el matrimonio como algo formal y vacío, sin algún sentido práctico. Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — Cuba is asking Brazil to help fund part of the construction of an ambitious industrial zone around the Port of Mariel, Cuban Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca told businesspeople in São Paulo Thursday. Before his presentation at the Federation of Industries in São Paulo (FIESP), Malmierca met in Brasilia with officials of [...] Continue reading
Rosa María Payá, hija del fallecido disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá, no descarta la posibilidad de que la Justicia española ordene la apertura de una investigación sobre la muerte de su padre y del también opositor Harold Cepero y ha apuntado que la Audiencia Nacional todavía está a tiempo de "recapacitar" en este sentido. Continue reading
Algunos sacerdotes temen hablar para no perder una beca en la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana o para que el Obispo no los saque del lugar acomodado donde están, aseguró Manuel Robles Villamarin. Continue reading

El dramaturgo cubano Abelardo Estorino, Premio Nacional de Teatro en 2002, falleció este viernes en La Habana a los 88 años de edad, informa la prensa oficial de la Isla.

Nacido el 29 de enero de 1925, Estorino deja piezas consideradas clásicos del teatro cubano, como La casa vieja (1964). Además, la primera comedia musical cubana Las vacas gordas (1962), junto con Gerardo Piloto y Alberto Vera, así como una amplia colección de piezas infantiles.

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Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security / Lilianne Ruiz
Posted on November 22, 2013

On Tuesday we learned of the beating of Marta Beatriz. They didn't just
beat her, they also dragged her up the stairs, 31 steps, beating her
neck and whole body. I did not ask Marta's age but she is an older
woman, perhaps older than 60. She was the only woman in the group of 75
(from the Black Spring of 2003), imprisoned for her activism and for
publishing her opinions against the regime.

She, a group of activists and friends, had been standing in front of the
Zanja police station to protest the harassment she suffers from some of
her neighbors.

That morning Marta had refused to let her house be fumigated with smoke
and oil, an invasion on the pretext of doing away with the mosquito that
carried dengue fever. There are other methods of fumigation, which here
they call "special" that also eliminate the larva and the mosquitoes,
but that was not available and the smoke was spreading into the house
through the slats of the blinds, and the smoke is toxic for people with
asthma and any respiratory problems, like her.

I can't stand even the noise these smoke machines make and also that any
stranger can come into our rooms. Sometimes they must enter our houses
along, because if the smoke injures us they assume we have to leave for
them to fumigate, and trust they won't touch any of our personal things.

To me, it seems like a form of violation of our spaces. On the other
hand, the city is full of trash dumps and potential breeding grounds for
mosquito larva, huge deposits of stinking water. But our houses are
preferred by the State.

Marta had spent the whole night in front of the police station,
protesting. At 7 in the morning a police car stopped in front of her she
was taken by force by two of those rude women who join the Ministry of
the Interior — it's sad to see what they turn into because of their envy
and hatred, attacking without scruples any enemy o the government.If the
order was to kill they would kill. It seems they have no conscience.

They are the result of ideological propaganda and the zone of ignorance
fed to them by the free education of the State. Later you see them
coveting any trinket, proudly receiving some jewelry, probably the fruit
of Customs forfeitures, as a reward for their cruelty.

The two MININT women were beating Marta the whole way, stopping at the
entrance to the building where she lives, on Belascoain, and dragging
her out of the car. They continued dragging her up the stairs without
allowing her to stand up, the 31 steps to the door of her house.

Since then her home has been under siege by the police. The second day
didn't let her 17-year-old nephew come up to bring her juice. The two
activists with her happened to be in the house because they went there
to make coffee to take to the Station, and were surprised to see Marta
beaten, swollen and bruised, with the veins of her arms and legs on the
point of splitting from so much trauma. They won't let them see her,
which seems to be the point of the siege at the house; perhaps they are
waiting for the bruises to fade.

But Marta Beatriz hasn't been able to be seen by a doctor. She is taking
anti-inflammatory pills that have begun to damage her stomach. Yesterday
they were arresting all those who came to visit.

21 November 2013

Source: "Marta Beatriz Roque, Injured by State Security / Lilianne Ruiz
| Translating Cuba" -
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Never-ending Wait / Cuban Law Association, Esperanza Rodriguez Bernal
Posted on November 21, 2013
Esperanza Rodríguez Bernal

Juan José returns to the Cuban Law Association for advice because the
Compensation Fund has paid only 3,000 of the 39,000 pesos that he was
awarded in the judgment of the People's Municipal Court of Arroyo
Naranjo as compensation for the injuries and damages caused by Ernesto,
the driver of the Ministry of Agriculture truck that collided with his
vehicle.

He told us that he has gone to the Fund many times and that the answer
is always, "we have no money to pay."

His health condition caused by the accident has deteriorated: he has had
to undergo two operations on his arm, and two on his spine, declining a
third because of the risk of being rendered completely disabled.

To make matters worse, his wife had to undergo surgery for breast
cancer, resulting in expenses for transportation and food that his
retirement pension cannot cover.

Juan contends that if he could have recovered the majority of the
compensation he could at least have fixed their vehicle, and this would
have allowed him to get a taxi-driver's license in order to improve
their economic situation.

A letter from the Director of the Compensation Fund dated March 13,
2012, informed Juan, among other things, that "the obliged or debtor has
not begun to pay the civil liability imposed by the Municipal Court of
Arroyo."

The letter added that the Fund serves as an intermediary through which
the injured party can collect, but it does not take on the
responsibility of the debtors to pay the compensation, and therefore it
has no funds for assuming that responsibility.

The judgment declaring Ernesto responsible was dated July 6, 2011, and
in May 2012, Juan José had recovered only a fraction of it.

According to Article 26 of the Constitution, Juan has the right to make
a request to confirm the legality of the judgment of the Arroyo Naranjo
Court because it has not been complied with, as regulated in Article 474
in relation with Article 473 of the Labor and Economic Administrative
Civil Procedure Law, as well as that established in Law 82 of the
People's Courts in Articles 6 and 7, paragraphs a), b), c) and f), which
expressly states:

The courts must effectively implement the rulings that they issue and
monitor compliance with them by the agencies charged with being involved
in the implementation process, and must also perform the acts prescribed
in the appropriate procedural laws, when the execution of their rulings
lies with other state agencies.
How much longer must Juan wait to collect the compensation that the
Municipal Court of Arroyo Naranjo ordered in a final judgment?

If the agencies charged with enforcing the law do not take the matter in
hand, Juan's wait will be never-ending.

13 November 2013

Source: "Never-ending Wait / Cuban Law Association, Esperanza Rodriguez
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