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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Las autoridades, equivocándose una vez más, han hecho una pésima apuesta, escogiendo el peor camino para tratar de aplacar, la cada vez más creciente rebeldía de los cubanos responsables que han perdido el miedo. Continue reading
After more than 50 years, the first commercial flight from Key West landed in Havana Cuba. It took several years just to arrange this flight and regular air service still may be in the distant future. Continue reading
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"¡El año que viene estamos en Cuba!", decían los padres y los abuelos de Pérez Firmat, alzando sus copas de whiskey en las fiestas de Navidad y Año Nuevo. Continue reading
Havana (AFP) - For the first time in 50 years, Cuban dissidents were able to travel abroad in 2013 but as they distanced themselves from daily life on the island their influence at home waned. Continue reading
These are some of the startlingly diverse elements entangled within student media content that made news and went viral in 2013. Through my work with College Media Matters, a daily blog on the campus Continue reading
WASHINGTON The United States has transferred three Uighur Muslim detainees to Slovakia from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Continue reading
MIAMI - Three members of a persecuted ethnic minority from China have been released from Guantanamo Bay and sent to the Central European country of Slovakia, officials said Tuesday, resolving a diplomatic Continue reading
Three members of a persecuted ethnic minority from China have been released from Guantanamo Bay and sent to the Central European country of Slovakia, officials said Tuesday, resolving a diplomatic dilemma Continue reading
Six years ago I published a text titled “Disqualified for Dialogue,” where I related what occurred in a police station with some State Security agents. Since that date they haven’t returned to attempt one of these semi-friendly conversations in which … Continue reading Continue reading
Antonio Villareal Acosta, Cuban dissident, dies in Miami at 63 Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content Continue reading
KEY WEST, Fla. -   The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular Continue reading
Cuba's economic reforms are having an impact at the market and dinner table, and leaving many Cubans with a bad taste in their mouths. Related Videos Australian icebreaker to arrive Sunday night for Continue reading
En medio de un ambiente tranquilo y sin grandes resonancias, Cuba se prepara hoy para celebrar los 55 años de su revolución mañana 1 de enero con un acto político en la ciudad este de Santiago, al que se prevé acuda el gobernante Raúl Castro. Continue reading
Camp Delta at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (AFP Photo / Chantal Valery) Trends Tags China, Cuba, Human rights, Politics, Security, Terrorism, USA Three Chinese Gitmo detainees have Continue reading
By Chris Good @c_good Follow on Twitter Dec 31, 2013 1:57pm The Pentagon has freed the last three of 22 Chinese Uighurs from the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Announcing the release of Continue reading
MIAMI - Cuban dissident Antonio Augusto Villarreal Acosta, who began suffering from psychiatric problems during his seven years in island prisons, has died in Miami. Miami police said they found Villareal's Continue reading
Managua, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution showed that it is possible to build a just society with advanced social, cultural and human improvements in the Third World, said today the president Continue reading
31 de diciembre de 2013, 13:53Pyongyang, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Mariscal Kim Jong Un today sent a congratulation to President of Cuba, Continue reading
Key West - After more than fifty years, the first commercial flight from Key West landed in Havana Cuba. It took several years just to arrange this flight and regular air service still may be in the distant Continue reading
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HAVANA, Cuba , December, www.cubanet.org – While the celebrations for the Day of the Educator succeeded as a cultural fact, in the Palace of Conventions at the Second Regular Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s … Continue reading Continue reading
Uighur detainees talk to reporters at the Camp Iguana detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on June 1, 2009. The three last Uighurs who had languished in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay Continue reading
file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, Chinese Uighur Guantanamo detainees, who at the time were cleared for release but had no country to go to, show a homemade note to visiting members of the media, Continue reading
Relax environmentalists,elite financed Think Tanks creating Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential political issues,have Mother Earth on Hillary's Agenda ! Bashar Assad;s plan to tell U.N. he unlike Ugandan Continue reading
31 de diciembre de 2013, 12:49By Javier Rodriguez Roque Asuncion, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay will attend the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Continue reading
Moscow, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today congratulated his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on the 55th anniversary of the Revolution Victory and the National Liberation Day, Continue reading

La Unión Europea (UE) empezará a aplicar a partir de este 1 de enero su nueva política de ventajas arancelarias a terceros países, que excluirá a Cuba, Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay y Venezuela, entre otros, reporta EFE.

El bloque considera que las estadísticas de estos países están por encima de los más pobres, para los que reserva la aplicación de su preferencial.

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Concluye el 31 de diciembre el plazo impuesto por las autoridades a trabajadores del sector privado para dejar de comercializar artículos de uso doméstico y ropa importada. Continue reading
A woman shouts from the balcony and they stop, along with the cart they are pushing. On the sidewalk itself they set up a workshop. On some boards and in sight of everyone. The broken springs are replaced, Continue reading
Se encontraban allí Pablo Pacheco Avila, Margarito Broche Espinosa, Roberto de Miranda, Carmelo Díaz Fernández, Nelson Molinet, entre otros que han sufrido prisones políticas y conocieron a Villarreal. Continue reading

El Gobierno birmano anunció este martes la liberación de todos los presos políticos del país tras aprobar una amplia amnistía, tal como había prometido el presidente, el exgeneral Thein Sein, reporta EFE.

El perdón, publicado en el diario oficial New Light of Myanmar, permitirá excarcelar al medio centenar de reclusos que permanecen entre rejas acusados bajo las leyes que las autoridades han utilizado para reprimir a la disidencia.

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From human head transplants to magnets that prove gay marriage is wrong to potty-mouthed supercomputers, 2013 was truly a bizarre year for science and those purporting to be scientists. Here are 25 of Continue reading
The Colombian government has developed a program to reduce the deforestation rate in the Amazon region, which will be implemented if a peace agreement is reached with ... Continue reading
We are almost at 31st December and in all the world people celebrate that holiday. In Cuba, the incoherence of our life obliges us, at midnight, to make a toast and express our wish that the next year, 2014, will … Continue reading Continue reading
I just heard that a few small commercial flights have been approved from Key West to Havana Cuba. How long do you think before they will allow private planes to fly there? Continue reading
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It is hoped the new year will bring fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security, Continue reading
Both were mold-breaking former heads of state who reshaped their own countries and the world. Nelson Mandela, revered for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, and Margaret Thatcher, the ?Iron Continue reading
The majority of the Cuban community will celebrate Christmas and the advent of the new year, unaware that a political prisoner, David Piloto Barcelo, is serving his punishment in the worst conditions, for defending his unobjectionable right to choose a … Continue reading Continue reading
TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Rigoberto Diaz A farmer rests as he waits for fruits and vegetables retailers to buy from him a wholesale market in Havana, on August 6, 2013. After 50 years and due to President Continue reading
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Key West Mayor Craig Cates, right, waves goodbye as he boards a chartered aircraft at Key West International Airport Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, that Continue reading
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung have sent their greetings to Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, President Continue reading
The demand for court interpreters, particularly in Spanish, has risen in Racine County. Continue reading
in Key West, Florida   A regular air service between Key West and Cuba is still some way off. Photo: Reuters The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years has Continue reading
En La Habana, muchos comerciantes tratan de liquidar los productos que aún les quedan por vender. Continue reading