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Daily Archives: January 5, 2014

It was the evening of November 29, it was still raining in Havana and Rebollar Augustine, a retired 71-year-old resident of Vedado, stood crestfallen covering his face with his hands so no one would see him cry. His mattress, appliances, … Continue reading Continue reading
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If the vast majority of Cubans can’t buy olive oil how are we going to buy a car? Continue reading
Middle East Times - Sunday 5th January, 2014 European river cruises and exotic locales, such as Cuba and Myanmar, that were not so long ago off-limits to U.S. visitors top the list of expected travel Continue reading
05 de enero de 2014, 16:31Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a world mass Twitter messaging denounced today the plot of the US media to manipulate the case of the Cuban antiterrorists jailed Continue reading
I WRITE this because of the importance on how Covenant §805 and Article XII came about in respect to land alienation restriction in the NMI from the perspective of the U.S. government, and others such Continue reading
El director deportivo de la Federación Internacional de Judo, el checo Vladimir Barta, realiza una visita a Cuba para supervisar los preparativos del Grand Prix de La Habana, clasificatorio de cara a los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro-2016, informaron medios locales. Continue reading
I’m fed up with poetry that doesn’t speak, that doesn’t shake you up, that doesn’t give you that punch in the face that we expect from every book. In the end this is the literature of a kind of sado-masochism … Continue reading Continue reading
Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Internet users around the world can post today on Twitter social network messages of solidarity and support to the worldwide movement for the immediate and unconditional Continue reading
DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS A Wind Chill Warning will be in effect for all of Iowa through Tuesday morning. Temperatures will drop below zero today and will stay below zero through Tuesday. Winds will be Continue reading
The Brazilian government is carrying out a controversial scheme to address a shortage of medical professionals in rural areas by importing more doctors from Cuba, reports the Financial Times: Dr. Wlad Continue reading
In 1959, "Face the Nation" broadcast the first U.S. television interview with Fidel Castro, then a young revolutionary who had just overthrown the Cuban dictator. Continue reading
The State brigade arrived in Vibora’s Red Plaza and in no time at all erected a slapdash wood and metal platform. On the nights of December 31 and January 1, a crowd fueled by cheap rum and bad beer will … Continue reading Continue reading
5 New stories published within the last 24 hours Purchasing a new or used car is a common, relatively painless transaction that happens thousands of times a day in the United States, enabled by Internet Continue reading
It looks as though most Cubans will have to keep driving vehicles built before 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, a lot longer.Flickr It looks as though most Cubans will have to keep driving vehicles Continue reading
Foreign-made cars have gone on sale in Cuba for the first time since the 1959 revolution, but the hugely inflated prices have drawn scathing criticism from the island's citizens. The Cuban government Continue reading
Talk about sticker shock. Cubans are flocking to Havana car dealerships as a new law takes effect eliminating a special permit requirement that has greatly restricted vehicle ownership in the country. Continue reading
La caravana que sigue la ruta de la tropa rebelde, hasta el venidero 8 de enero en La Habana, se caracteriza por multitudinarios espectáculos culturales y artísticos, y la entrega del carné de la Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas (UJC) a estudiantes y trabajadores con una sobresaliente trayectoria. Continue reading
Newspaper accounts written by different independent groups of the private sector in Cuba do not supply the images that emerge from the histories, essays and poems produced by the experience of being imprisoned under the Castro dictatorship in the 54 … Continue reading Continue reading
) of the takeover of Fidel Castro (87 years) to Santiago (Cuba), the Cuban President Raul Castro in his speech, referred to the date of independence of Haiti which also coincides on 1 January and declared Continue reading
PHOTO COURTESY OF Pioneers in Paradise: W.L. Rice  William L. Rice, a native of Halifax County, Va., arrived in Bristol April 1, 1855. At the age of 22 he served briefly as the new town's action mayor. Continue reading
Classic Cars Sales Official Report Politics Pricing Now this is the true "Government Motors." Only a few weeks ago the Cuban government announced that it'll allow all citizens to legally Continue reading
Se documentaron 853 detenciones arbitrarias en el mes de diciembre. Más de 350 ocurrieron el Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos. Continue reading

Durante más de dos décadas han sido necesarias dos cosas para postularse al Congreso en Miami, capital del exilio cubano: una tarjeta de pertenencia al Partido Republicano y ser opositor al régimen de los Castro, reporta la AP.

Así, cuando Joe García, de 50 años, se convirtió en el primer cubanoestadounidense demócrata del estado de Florida en ganar una elección a la Cámara de Representantes en 2012, ello representó una fractura en un distrito electoral crucial para los republicanos.

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Walter had his doubts. He was vacillating between a US-made Willys Jeep from the ’50s, with a Toyoto diesel engine, German air brakes, recently painted and restores, for 32,000 convertible pesos (about $35,000), or wait until January 3, to see … Continue reading Continue reading
El boxeador fue seleccionado ente los deportistas mas destacados en el ano 2013 en CUba. Fue hospitalizado tras sufrir "una agresión con arma de fuego", pero no corre peligro mortal. Continue reading
Frase: Un médico deberá ahorrar su sueldo íntegro durante 500 años para comprarle un Peugeout al Estado Continue reading
Consumer Corner: Europe's river cruises on a rollEuropean river cruises and exotic locales, such as Cuba and Myanmar, that were not so long ago off-limits to U.S. visitors top the list of expected travel Continue reading

El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, dijo este sábado que "el imperio norteamericano", como denomina a Washington, "se está moviendo con intrigas" para desunir a los Gobiernos del continente antes de la próxima cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC) en Cuba, reporta EFE.

"Sabemos que hay conspiraciones para tratar de crear problemas entre los gobiernos antes de la cumbre CELAC", sostuvo sin dar ninguna evidencia.

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Los que quemaron las naves tampoco lo son con respecto a la isla. Libertades a medias no bastan Continue reading
MIAMI Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida's maritime Continue reading
European river cruises and exotic locales, such as Cuba and Myanmar, that were not so long ago off-limits to U.S. visitors top the list of expected travel trends for 2014, travel experts say. A survey Continue reading
By MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International | Jan. 5, 2014 at 6:01 AM | 0 comments A survey of travel agents suggests European river cruising will be one of the top travel travel trends in 2014. Continue reading

Año tras año, desde la sublevación indígena que sorprendió a México y al mundo el 1 de enero de 1994, la "república" zapatista de Chiapas se hunde más en la irrelevancia y la pobreza. Y su líder enmascarado, el subcomandante Marcos, ha ido perdiendo la chispa que lo convirtió en uno de los primeros héroes globales, mucho antes que Julian Assange y Edward Snowden.

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Acaba de morir en La Habana a los 77 años de edad, monseñor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, vicario de la Arquidiócesis de La Habana y párroco de la Iglesia de San Agustín, en Marianao. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes era un hombre ilustrado, de linaje independentista y republicano. Soñaba con la reconciliación de todos los cubanos, creía en el perdón y el entendimiento, valores que tomaron cuerpo en la metáfora de la "Casa Cuba", que difundió a través de la revista Espacio Laical.

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HAVANA - Hundreds of people gave their final farewell Saturday to Cuban priest and intellectual Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, one of the most outstanding and influential figures of the Catholic Church on Continue reading
If the restaurant's name isn't a tip-off, the sandwiches on the menu certainly reveal that this dining establishment is unusual: B-52 Meatball Bomber, Cuban Pickle Crisis, Buffalo Soldier Chicken Wrap. Continue reading
Fam Brownlee, a librarian in the North Carolina Room at the Forsyth County Central Library in Winston-Salem, NC, walks through the HVAC room in the sub-basement of the 1952 library. The room was designated Continue reading
Las disidentes Damas de Blanco de Cuba ofrecieron torta y caramelos a 55 niños en un encuentro para celebrar el Día de los Reyes Magos en La Habana, celebración muy afectada por redadas policiales que confiscaron los juguetes que se repartirían, pero apoyado por una transferencia de dinero de emergencia desde Miami. Continue reading
Fancy a holiday to remember in 2014? Then forget the Costa del Sol or the south of France and jet off to Cuba, Costa Rica or Nepal. According to the latest Travellers' Choice Awards for Destinations Continue reading
McALLEN - In between cases of wine and a display stacked with jars of Pernigotti Nerogianduia, an Italian dark chocolate and hazelnut spread, Ruben G. Cavazos managed three conversations at once. A Continue reading
Editor's note: To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, CNN is again airing its epic 24-part documentary series on the Cold War. (CNN) -- The struggle between communism and capitalism Continue reading
Although I am not an enthusiastic user of the Internet, I recognize that its emergence has notably expanded free expression around the world and inflicted an almost-mortal blow to the censorship regimes Continue reading
Si el aire de Miami pudiera hablar, revelaría las voces que escucha en la sombra de la noche. Continue reading
Cientos de personas dieron el sábado el último adiós al sacerdote e intelectual cubano Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, una de las más destacadas e influyentes figuras de la Iglesia católica en la isla caribeña en las últimas décadas. Continue reading