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Daily Archives: December 8, 2013

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) lead negotiator Ivan Marquez makes an announcement while flanked by fellow negotiators Pablo Catatumbo (R), Jesus Santrich (2nd L) and Yuri Camargo (L) in Continue reading
Just in time for the first International Human Rights Day since being elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Castro dictatorship today launched another Sunday of repression in Cuba, complete with communist goons beseiging the homes of dissidents... Continue reading
It’s five in the morning and they are beginning to pile a few pieces of port on the stand. They’ve made the long and rugged journey from a private farm to get to this market in the city. They will … Continue reading Continue reading
I noticed over the weekend that lists of quotes from Nelson Mandela had gone viral on the Internet. None of the lists I saw included any of these - which say more about the man and the myth than you Continue reading
Marcelino Abreu Bonora Hunger strikes against the Castro dictatorship are dangerous because in most instances, the regime doesm't care if the protester dies -- especially if the hunger striker is a political prisoner. But sometimes, a hunger striker, like political... Continue reading
Havana, Dec 8 (EFE).- Cuban President Raul Castro met in Havana with the top leaders of two of Spain's political parties - Cayo Lara of the United Left, or IU, and Jose Luis Centella of the Communist Continue reading
Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) announced today a unilateral ceasefire in that South American country that will be valid for Continue reading
Sudden suspension of U.S.-to-Cuba travel creates holiday heartbreak for Cuban-Americans Activists blame the sudden cancellation of Cuban-Americans' bank accounts on the chilling effects of the U.S. embargo Continue reading
HAVANA - John Lennon needed help. At least his statue did. A bronze likeness of the Beatle, who was assassinated 33 years ago Sunday, was inaugurated in a leafy Havana park 13 years ago. But souvenir-seekers Continue reading
Juan Gonzalez, poses next to the bronze statue of the late Beatle John Lennon in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. When a statue of Lennon was inaugurated in a leafy Havana park 13 years ago, souvenir-seekers Continue reading
Nusa Dua, Indonesia - The World Trade Organization (WTO) reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island Continue reading
The article that I published in Issue 19 of the journal Voices "Every frustration is the daughter of an excess of expectations," a friend repeated to me when the forecasts of beautiful tints that I invent Continue reading
Even those who thought they had seen it all in the bizarre world of U.S.-Cuba relations, were surprised last month by an unexpected and surreal new twist. On Nov. 26, just in time for Christmas, when Continue reading

Miles de ucranianos ocuparon este domingo una plaza en el centro de la capital para protestar contra la decisión del presidente Viktor Yanukovich de no firmar un acuerdo de asociación con la Unión Europea y en lugar de ello alinearse con Rusia, reportó AP.

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It might not yet be Wall Street or the Square Mile, but as more and more Cubans go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro's economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly Continue reading
Cuba is taking advantage of the upcoming Panama Canal expansion with the implementation of a free-trade Saturday, 07.Dec.2013, 03:00 (GMT+3) Cuba is taking advantage of the upcoming Panama Canal expansion Continue reading
PUERTO PADRE, Cuba, November, www.cubanet.org — The latest collapse in this city, that of the carpenter’s shop El Nivel, and the next that presumably will occur, that of the Plaza Hotel, make the residents of Puerto Padre ask themselves:  How … Continue reading Continue reading
Mike Mira inspects ingredients in the kitchen at Island Breeze, his new restaurant in Zephyrhills. His family's authentic Cuban recipes date back at least 125 years. Mike Mira has opened a new Cuban Continue reading
Carnival Cruise Lines ' Victory was being evacuated from the ocean liner northwest of Cuba on Sunday morning after the man was reported to have suffered internal injuries, according to ... Continue reading
TAMPA - Joe Garcia remembers when flights from Tampa to Cuba were as common as guayaberas and cigar shops in Ybor City. This was before Fidel Castro, before the Cuban embargo, when the two nations were Continue reading
Guantanamo inmate gets encouragement from U.K. government Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content Continue reading
AFP - Colombia's FARC rebels declared a 30-day unilateral ceasefire on Sunday and urged the government to do the same in the wake of a deadly bombing blamed on the guerillas. The announcement, effective Continue reading
Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, has announced a 30-day-long ceasefire starting on 15 December. The announcement came a day after five soldiers, one police officer and three civilians were Continue reading
Related Topic(s): Africa; Apartheid; Indigenous; Neoliberalism; South; Struggle, Add Tags Add to My Group(s) View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 12/8/13 (59 fans) Source: RT Nelson Mandela Continue reading
(Adds FARC negotiator's quote, Santos' reaction, details on peace talks) HAVANA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Colombia's main leftist guerrilla group, the FARC, said on Sunday it would implement a 30-day ceasefire Continue reading
En Cuba hubiésemos necesitado un Nelson Mandela. Sus preceptos debieran escribirse en letras góticas. Y los devaluados políticos criollos, o aspirantes a serlos, leerlos una vez a la semana. Continue reading

Al menos 44.000 cubanos llegaron a Estados Unidos en el año fiscal que terminó el 30 de septiembre, el total más alto desde 1994 y un 10 por ciento por encima de los que se estima llegaron en 2012, informó El Nuevo Herald.

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El XXXV Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano y la Feria Internacional de Artesanía Fiart 2013, con sede en Cuba suspendieron sus actividades para este domingo en señal de luto por la muerte de Nelson Mandela. El Gobierno cubano decretó duelo oficial y nacional por su fallecimiento. Continue reading
Se reportaron arrestos de Damas de Blanco y activistas de derechos humanos en La Habana, Matanzas y Holguín. Continue reading
08 de diciembre de 2013, 11:40Iquique, Chile, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The 21st national meting of the Chilean movement of solidarity with Cuba concluded in this city today with the renewed commitment of Continue reading
According to the latest travel report out of TripAdvisor, the Cuban capital took the top spot for seeing the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest.   Havana beat out Continue reading
08 de diciembre de 2013, 10:53Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Although in these days the Chilean Sergio Hernandez wanted to take home an award of the film festival in Havana , this experienced actor confesses Continue reading
What has happened to our boy from Cheshire? But we have to admit those shoes are mighty lovely Twinkle toes Floppy haired pop prince Harry Styles kept to the debonair One Direction dress code on SNL Continue reading
MADRID, Spain, Dec. 8, CMC - A founder and leading figure of Cuba's human rights movement and a sharp critic of the Fidel and Raúl Castro governments for decades is dead. Martha Frayde Barraqué, who Continue reading
At a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ministers from 159 member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) reached a deal that will make it easier to move goods around the world and streamlines customs Continue reading
El primero retuvo los títulos de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo y la Organización Mundial de Boxeo. El segundo mantuvo el título interino superwelter de la AMB Continue reading
Formas del capitalismo comienzan a infiltrarse en la Isla. Algunos temen otros esperan que la gente se aproveche de los beneficios de un negocio Continue reading
Cuban Jewish leaders met with Alan Gross, a Jewish-American contractor in prison in Cuba. Click here for the rest of the article... Continue reading
MADRID, Spain, Dec. 8, CMC - A founder and leading figure of Cuba's human rights movement and a sharp critic of the Fidel and Raúl Castro governments for decades is dead. Continue reading
Marco León Calarca, member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, centre, speaks to journalists accompanied by Yuri Camargo, right, and Rubén Zamora during the continuation of peace talks Continue reading
No es el sálvese quien pueda, ni mucho menos, pero algunos mecanismos y formas del capitalismo comienzan a filtrarse lentamente en la vida cotidiana de Cuba, al tiempo que más de 460.000 personas pusieron sus propios negocios al calor de reformas económicas iniciadas por el presidente Raúl Castro. Continue reading
La película cubana recibió el premio especial del Jurado en Festival Internacional de Cine Marraquech. Continue reading
Guillermo Rigondeaux, campeón peso gallo, retuvo sus títulos mientras Erislandy Lara, luego de vencer a Austin Trout, dice estar listo para el "Canelo" Álvarez. Continue reading
The article that I published in Issue 19 of the journal Voices “Every frustration is the daughter of an excess of expectations,” a friend repeated to me when the forecasts of beautiful tints that I invent every now and then … Continue reading Continue reading
Un reporte de la agencia Associated Press en La Habana asegura que la creciente apertura a veces entra en conflicto con algunos ideales de la revolución. Continue reading