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Daily Archives: November 26, 2013

Cubans have a new private enterprise opportunity - acting as "telecommunications agents" by essentially turning their homes into phone booths and charging neighbors by the minute to use their telephones. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, November 26 (Xinhua) -- A Swiss-based oilfield services company has agreed to pay 100 million U.S. dollars to settle its potential liability for violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran, Sudan, Continue reading
Casa Cuba, the first new cigar brand from the Fuente family in many years, has gone on sale in a limited capacity throughout select cigar stores. The cigars are made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. in Continue reading
Cuba is closing nearly all of its consular services in the United States "until further notice" after it said it was unable to find a bank willing to handle its business, the government announced on Tuesday, Continue reading
Contributed by NAMPA / AFP. Cuba halts consular services in Washington over bank woes WASHINGTON, Nov 26, 2013 (AFP) - Cuba Tuesday said its de facto embassy in Washington was forced to suspend passport Continue reading
Cubans have a new private enterprise opportunity - acting as "telecommunications agents" by essentially turning their homes into phone booths and charging neighbors by the minute to use their telephones. Continue reading
Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban acrobat quartet was awarded with a bronze medal at the 1st International Festival of Circus held in the southern city of Zhuhai, China, for its performance in the Continue reading
Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Already difficult, traveling to Cuba from the United States may soon be getting a lot harder. The Cuban government said Tuesday it has suspended all consular services it provides Continue reading
Pongo punto final al debate abierto con los integristas anexo-autonomistas, no es meritorio perder más tiempo en rebatirles Continue reading

Un vehículo en el que viabaja el líder opositor venezolano Henrique Capriles, en la ciudad centro costera de Maracay, fue atacado este martes por un grupo de desconocidos que trataron de incendiar la unidad, informó AP.

Capriles anunció en su cuenta personal de Twitter que desconocidos "trataron de incendiar la unidad" donde se trasladaba en Maracay, durante una visita para promocionar a los candidatos opositores para las elecciones municipales del 8 de diciembre.

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CUBA STANDARD — Citing problems to find a new bank after it was dropped by its previous U.S. bank, the Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced it suspended consular services. “Due to this circumstance of force majeure, the Cuban Interests Section is forced to interrupt consular services, starting November 26, 2013, until further notice,” the Interests [...] Continue reading
SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 26 de noviembre de 2013, Yesmy Elena Mena/ www.cubanet.org.- Alberto Pérez Oliva, recluso de la prisión Canaleta, en Ciego de Ávila, dijo telefónicamente este lunes que la cárcel se encuentra en cuarentena, por el incremento de reos infestados por cólera. Pérez Oliva informó que los internos Raúl Domínguez Rivera, Erik Castellanos Blanco, [...] Continue reading
Desde Cuba comentan los economistas Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique y Karina Gálvez, y desde Miami, Manolo Reyes. Continue reading
Like every self-respecting homeland, ours is a cruel cemetery.  One by one we go diminishing the men and women who marked history, those who really shone in Cuba’s history with an intensely personal light, a history of the heart that … Continue reading Continue reading
Cuba potenciará el desarrollo de sus marinas turísticas con facilidades para las embarcaciones de recreo, incluido un permiso para que permanezcan hasta cinco años en la isla, según un decreto aprobado por el Gobierno y publicado este martes en la web de la Gaceta Oficial. Continue reading
Los vuelos entre Cayo Hueso y Cuba fueron autorizados hace dos años. Pero ni un solo avión ha despegado rumbo a la isla desde esta localidad de la Florida, que está más cerca de La Habana que de Miami. Continue reading

Ale y Barbarito, una webserie que instruye sobre la necesidad de proteger las comunicaciones en internet, está emitiendo un episodio semanal a través del sitio www.quimbumbia.org desde inicios de septiembre.

A través de la historia de dos estudiantes de la Universidad de Ciencias Informáticas (UCI), "el usuario aprenderá cuáles son sus prácticas más inseguras a la hora de comunicarse por la red", informaron sus creadores en un comunicado.

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Artemisa, Cuba, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Artists, relatives, friends and admirers today remember the legendary Cuban musician Polo Montaez, who died seven years ago, just as he was beginning to enjoy fame. Continue reading
Cuba will foster the development of its tourist marinas with facilities for recreational vessels, according to a decree approved by the government and published on Tuesday in the official gazette. The Continue reading
El Gobierno de Cuba ha anunciado este martes que suspende casi todos los servicios consulares en los Estados Unidos "hasta nuevo aviso", después de haber declarado que ningún banco ha querido avalar sus actividades en el país a causa del bloqueo económico que aplica el Gobierno estadounidense desde hace más de 50 años. Continue reading
26 de noviembre de 2013, 16:06Bogota, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Two women appointed by the Juan Manuel Santos administration, Nigeria Renteria and Maria Paulina Riveros, will join the government delegation Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — Switzerland-based oil and gas services company Weatherford International Ltd. settled an investigation by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) by paying a fine of $91 million. OFAC alleges that various subsidiaries of Weatherford violated U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Sudan in an “egregious” and “willful” way. Other than [...] Continue reading
An American Flag is seen through razor wire at Camp VI in Camp Delta where detainees are housed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on July 8, 2010. UPI/Roger L. ... Continue reading
Cuba says it has been forced to close most of its consular services in the United States because no bank will take its business. The Cuban Interests Section in Washington said the M&T Bank had informed Continue reading
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La medida afecta la emisión de pasaportes, visas, legalización de documentos y otros servicios, lo mismo que los intercambios académicos, culturales, educacionales, científicos, deportivos y de otra naturaleza entre Cuba y Estados Unidos. Continue reading
8:34pm GMT By MIAMI (Reuters) - Cuba is shutting down nearly all of its consular services in the United States "until further notice" after it said it was unable to find a bank willing to handle its Continue reading
También, por decreto, se el Gobierno es la creación de una Comisión Nacional de la Náutica que coordinará todas las políticas relacionadas con las marinas y el turismo náutico. Continue reading
26 de noviembre de 2013, 15:22Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Several Cuban Olympic medallists owe much of their success to opportune medical treatments, according to Dr. Rodrigo Álvarez Cambra, a recognized Continue reading
Three subsidiaries of Weatherford International Limited (Weatherford International), a Swiss oil services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, have agreed to plead guilty to anti-bribery Continue reading

La "embajada" de Cuba en Washington suspendió este martes los servicios consulares "hasta nuevo aviso", debido, según dice, a la imposibilidad de encontrar un banco "que asuma las cuentas bancarias de las misiones diplomáticas cubanas".

La nota, divulgada por el grupo procastrista Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) en su web, aclara que solo se atenderán los "trámites humanitarios", así como "otros, de forma limitada".

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HAVANA - Cuba's mission to the United States said it has been forced to halt nearly all consular services effective Tuesday because the bank that handled its accounts was severing the relationship, Continue reading
FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Silvio Garcia, left, photographs family members Marta Lucia, left, David Garcia, center, and Esther Gamboa, right, at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Continue reading
26 de noviembre de 2013, 14:45Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Guinean Culture Minister Ahmed Tidjane Cissé today visited the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America Continue reading
LA HABANA, Cuba, 26 de noviembre de 2013, Frank Correa/ www.cubanet.org.- En las primeras horas  de este útimo  lunes, una unidad naval de guardafronteras capturó una carcacha  vacía  en medio del mar, presuntamente utilizada en una salida ilegal consumada.  La sacaron a la orilla por un lugar de las costas de Jaimanitas llamado La Conchita, [...] Continue reading
Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The traveling Japanese crafts exhibition "Craft Forms, Traditions and Techniques" is now open to the public as part of activities celebrating Japan Culture Week. The National Continue reading
El organismo internacional pide que se adopten las medidas necesarias para preservar la vida e integridad personal de Iván Hernández Carrillo Continue reading
TAMPA Capt. Ellis Clifton, a Hillsborough County law man assigned to bring down the Tampa mafia in the 1950s and 60s, carried a heavy burden. He wondered until his death whether he could have prevented Continue reading
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn conferred with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla on Monday on bilateral issues. The Premier on the occasion said Ethiopia is keen to further boost bilateral Continue reading
Le hace saber al Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos, en Madrid, que comparte su inquietud acerca de la práctica de detenciones a corto plazo en la isla. Continue reading
Cuba's diplomatic mission to the U.S. says it has been forced to halt nearly all consular services because it has lost its ability to do banking in the country. Continue reading

El Departamento de Justicia estadounidense anunció este martes un acuerdo con la compañía de servicios petroleros suiza Weatherford International Ltd. por valor de 252 millones de dólares, en compensación por violación de las sanciones impuestas por Estados Unidos a Cuba, Irán y Sudán.

La compañía reconoció haber violado varias normas antisobornos de la Ley de Prácticas Corruptas en el Extranjero (FCPA, en inglés) y los controles de exportaciones en el marco de la Ley de Comercio con el Enemigo (TWEA, en inglés), informa EFE.

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Earlier this month, five Cuban nationals sponsored by the Center for Democracy in the Americas made the trek from Havana to Washington to discuss the openings they, and Cubans like them, are pursuing Continue reading
26 de noviembre de 2013, 13:52Artemisa, Cuba, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Artists, relatives, friends and admirers today remember the legendary Cuban musician Polo Montañez, who died seven years ago, just Continue reading