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Daily Archives: November 24, 2013

Catalina Sandino Moreno will star as Alina Fernandez in historical drama "Castro's Daughter" with shooting planned for March in Puerto Rico. Sarah Siegel-Magness came on board in August to direct "Castro's Continue reading
John F. Kennedy discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis with his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy This article is the sixth installment of an HPR series exploring President Kennedy's legacy as Continue reading
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(CNN) -- "I cannot tell a lie." That's the signature line from a classic American story. When the nation's first president was asked as a boy if he had chopped down his father's cherry tree, he didn't Continue reading
“All the Ladies in White of Cárdenes have been arrested as they left the church and [driven to] and abandoned in distant places under a strong rain.” 24 November 2013 Continue reading
Today, I had the privilege of listening to DailyKos's own David Harris Gershon at the Amram Scholar Series at Washington Hebrew Congregation. (I guess I haven't announced it, but I moved to Washington Continue reading
Liberals cannot be trusted with government nor should they be trusted with history. Over the last few days, as America has remembered the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy?s assassination, Continue reading
Según el exguerrillero venezolano Héctor Pérez Marcano, el organismo (Saime) creado por el cubano José Lavandero, permite a La Habana "manipular el Registro Electoral" del país sudamericano. Continue reading
Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The laundry, dry cleaning and sanitation, essential for the development of the tourism industry, are among the segments boosted today by the so called leisure industry in Continue reading
Fifty years after the murder of President Kennedy, the event is scarcely less saddening than it was in its immediate aftermath. It must rank with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as the most Continue reading
Cuba presentará su primer equipo de televisión digital LCD LED, concebido en colaboración con China, el próximo miércoles en La Habana durante el evento “Semana tecnológica”, anunciaron este domingo medios oficiales locales. Continue reading
A man dressed like a mechanic pours liquid from a tank into the sewer. A few yards away, two boys are scrubbing a motorcycle and the soapy water runs off onto the ground, watering the roots of some nearby trees. … Continue reading Continue reading
Eight years this week, on Nov. 29, 2005, this blog was born. I didn't have a plan for what Uncommon Sense would be, and it would be a few months before it evolved into a "Cuba blog." I never imagined... Continue reading
The material reveals that the entity launched last July the initiative SOL-OAA-13-00110 and at least 20 NGOs requested funding for the program which was to train dissidents in Cuba in the next three years, Continue reading
The Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed the existence of a subversive program of six million dollars against Cuba. This information was known due to an error when using an unprotected Continue reading
Rosario, Argentina, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The final declaration of the XIII Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, which concluded here today, confirms the willingness of the Argentine movement of friendship Continue reading

El periodista independiente Yoeni Guerra García habría sido "drogado" y "violado" en la cárcel Nieves Morejón, de Sancti Spíritus, por orden de la policía política, denunció este domingo el Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos (CRDH).

"Lo drogaron con medicamentos y se lo entregaron inconsciente a dos delincuentes comunes homosexuales, a quienes ordenaron que lo violaran", aseguró a DIARIO DE CUBA Juan Carlos González Leiva, presidente del CRDH.

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La tranquilizadora escasez de huracanes en el Mar Caribe durante esta temporada fue atribuida por expertos al polvo del Sahara, que en su "rostro feo" causa sequías en las islas de la región, reportó ANSA.

Un informe especializado publicado en Cuba dijo que este año pasó por el área el menor número de ciclones desde 1982, pese a que se esperaban más y también más severos.

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Hiking the Lake Ladora Loop at Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Deb Stanley) Deb StanleyDenver Hiking Examiner Follow: Related Photo: Deb Stanley Lake Ladora, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Continue reading
24 de noviembre de 2013, 14:01Rosario, Argentina, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, MASCUBA today alerted the world on the seriousness of the legal situation of four Cuban Continue reading
How cowardly is the Castro dictatorship in Cuba? On Sunday, for the umpteenth Sunday in a row, the regime's agents in Colon, in the province of Matanzas, target members of the Damas De Blanco, or "Ladies In White," as they... Continue reading
24 de noviembre de 2013, 13:18Rosario, Argentina, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The final declaration of the XIII Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, which concluded here today, confirms the willingness of the Continue reading
Cuban Artist displays his one of a kind furniture and art work.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Designer, Carlos Bacelar, Continue reading
Los cubanos fueron puestos a disposición de la Dirección de Migración en el departamento de Ocotepeque. Continue reading
IN November 1963, Cuban intelligence officer Florentino Aspillaga was posted in a little hut near a Cuban beach where he operated listening equipment trained on Miami and CIA headquarters in Virginia. Continue reading
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, 2:02 AM googleon: snippet-- John P. Rossi is emeritus professor of history at La Salle University Amid all the stories about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, it's interesting Continue reading
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El diario El Nuevo Herald pide a la administración del presidente Obama que al elaborar cambios en la política hacia Cuba, escuche al pueblo cubano. Continue reading
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Havana's El Trigal Market Reappears / Ernesto Garcia Diaz
Posted on November 23, 2013

Havana, Cuba, November, www.cubanet.org — The Cuban regime, in pursuit
of "unleashing the productive forces," has established, through Law
Decree No. 318/2013, the new "Rule About the Commercialization of
Agricultural Products in the provinces of Artemisa, Mayabeque and
Havana." The communist leaders say that this new regulation is directed
to eliminate the mechanisms that hinder the process of agricultural
commercialization, as well as the "quest to make it more dynamic,
efficient and flexible."

The official newspaper Granma circulates, with optimism, various
articles about this new Commercialization System which will begin to
function this coming December. The Havana population receives the news
with despair and reservations, because it does not see substantial
changes in the scarcity of food, their high prices, or the lack of
quality and variety.

Producers continue to be circumspect because although the regulation
permits the sale and purchase of the surplus once the contracts with the
State have been fulfilled, the control and Statism that the regime
maintains make them doubt that this will happen. Also because the State
does not sell them the necessary equipment to assure the safety of their
products to their final destination.

It is reasonable to remember that during the decade of the '80's, in the
capital of the Island, three farmers market hubs operated: Berroa, Ocho
Vias and El Trigal. These centers have been led by the Council of the
Administration of Provincial Popular Power of Havana and the ministers
of Interior Commerce and Agriculture.

For many years, the commercial organization created facilitated the
illegal markets or "black market," which occasioned crimes of larceny,
theft and diversion of resources, with the consequent loss of millions.
Audits and inspections by the Agricultural Ministry and other State
agencies have reflected excessive costs and alleged losses. El Trigal,
not a few times, was implicated and closed for said causes.

On the other hand, on the esplanade of 114th Street and the Pinar del
Rio Highway, belonging to the Marianao township, a wholesale
agricultural market functions in the open, attended by productive
methods, points of sale and brokers. This structure, headed by Colonel
Samblon, will close in December, and has not been exempt from acts of
vandalism and a regulated commercial organization.

The peculiar and striking thing is that the colonel mentioned, converted
into the president of the non-agricultural cooperative who will operate
the El Trigal market, will head that center under the supervision of
General Colás, according to what I was able to learn there.

The farmer's market will offer to sellers and buyers a night service
between six in the afternoon and six in the morning. To that end, it
will rent spaces for the sale of merchandise. The entry (as much for
trucks as for persons), the loading and unloading, the weighing and
other secondary services will be leased and collected by the cooperative.

Also, the competitors will be obliged to leave the market at six in the
morning with their unsold merchandise in tow, in order to get in a new
line and enter the enclosure again at six in the afternoon. An
agonizing way of marketing, conserving and preserving perishable
products in an installation whose refrigerators are not operational! In
the daytime they will weigh the trucks that come from the provinces, for
their distribution to the basic units or network of markets.

It is anecdotal to remember when the communist ex-dictator Fidel Castro
Ruz, in August 1960, before 600 cooperative coordinators, said, "Now we
enter a higher level, now we enter into a new project, a new purpose, a
new aspiration: the aspiration to diversify agriculture." The
ex-leader, with his "development programs," years later destroyed the
productive and industrial base of the Cuban economy. Will we now be
journeying through the dreams and deliriums of the General President?

In summary, the new commercial organization that the regime tried to
implement will enrich the cooperative businessmen of military ancestry,
at the expense of producers, private sales representatives and the
people, who will continue enduring the experiments of the dictatorship
of the Castro brothers.

Ernesto Garcia Diaz

Cubanet, November 12, 2013

Translated by mlk

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