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Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Aunque ahora no puede competir bajo la bandera de Cuba, el vallista Dayron Robles cifra sus esperanzas en volver a subir a lo más alto del podio y oír el himno de la Isla en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016.

Robles, campeón olímpico de los 110 metros con vallas en Beijing 2008, arranca el domingo su temporada de 2014 en la ciudad francesa de Burdeos. Pero lo hace de manera individidual, debido a que su conflicto con las autoridades del atletismo aún no ha sido resuelto.

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González Acosta dijo que los balseros partieron de la isla el nueve de enero en la tarde, de la provincia de Villaclara, y de los pueblos de Corralillo y Caibarién. Continue reading
Cuba's government announced a new initiative to drill its deepest oil wells yet, even as industry experts say the country has little chance of attracting investments from multinational oil companies that Continue reading
"Fui acusado de desacato y resistencia por el solo hecho de tomar un video de los trabajadores reclamando sus derechos", comentó el joven cuentapropista, Osmel Céspedes, tras ser liberado Continue reading
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A news item we posted yesterday on Cuba Standard had an incorrect headline. Here is the correct version of the facts, as stated by a press release issued by the Cuban Interests Section in Washington on Dec. 9, 2013: “On December 6, 2013, M&T Bank informed the Cuban Interests Section about its decision to extend the deadline [...] Continue reading

William Levy asegura que ha recibido diferentes propuestas de trabajo para regresar a la pequeña pantalla, sin embargo prefiere enfocar su carrera al cine, además de querer estar más cerca de su familia, informó la revista People en español.

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La ministra para el Servicio Penitenciario de Venezuela, Iris Varela, dijo este jueves que las discotecas en las cárceles venezolanas "siempre han existido", después del escándalo desatado por la muerte de una visitante y la evidencia de que estos espacios funcionan en los penales, informó EFE.

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Your Holiness Francisco, I write to you, once more, to ask you, if it is possible, to make an appeal to the leaders and delegations of the member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States which will … Continue reading Continue reading
Two-time Cuban world boxing champion Julio Cesar La Cruz was discharged from a hospital in Havana after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet, the National Information Agency (ANI) said Thursday. Dr. Continue reading
RORY STEWART, a former diplomat, soldier, old Afghan hand, coalition administrator in Iraq and now British member of parliament, made a shrewd point about foreign-policy “strategies” in a Guardian interview this month. When experts draw up clever lists of the things far-off places need to thrive—building up the rule of law, say, or better civil administration—they are often talking in tautologies."They pretend to be a plan, but they're actually just a description of an absence,” Mr Stewart explained. “Saying 'What we need is security, and what we need to do is eliminate corruption' is just another way of saying: 'It's really dangerous and corrupt.' None of that actually tells you how it's done."Mr Stewart’s gloom is very much in the spirit of the moment. Twelve years of attempted nation-building have marked America and allies such as Britain, especially when so much has been spent in blood and treasure to achieve relatively little in Afghanistan and Iraq. The mood of melancholic realism (not to mention cynicism) is still more palpable in Washington.Legislators are listening to their constituents. For the first time in decades of polling by the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans now say that their country should “mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.” In the same poll, conducted late last year, a ...
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Cuba presenta en la Feria Internacional de Turismo, Fitur, de Madrid su tradicional oferta de “sol y playa”, en un expositor en el que no podía faltar el tabaquero José Castelar Cairo, que con cinco récords Guiness lleva 16 años acudiendo a esta cita turística de Madrid. Continue reading
BARBADOS, 23 de enero de 2014. La Comunidad de Cubanos Residentes en Barbados tuvo una amplia presencia en el acto central en ocasión del 55 Aniversario del Triunfo de la Revolución, celebrado en la Universidad Continue reading
BARBADOS, 23 de enero de 2014. La trascendental visita que realizara el líder sudafricano Nelson Mandela a Cuba en 1991 y los históricos discursos del propio Mandela y del Cro. Fidel en el acto por el Continue reading
BARBADOS, 23 de enero de 2014. En el contexto del acto central por el Aniversario 55 del Triunfo de la Revolución, reconocidos artistas y agrupaciones culturales de Barbados rindieron homenaje a Cuba Continue reading
ECUADOR, 23 enero de 2014. El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, calificó de extraordinaria las relaciones de cooperación con Cuba en diferentes sectores, las cuales inciden en la calidad de vida de Continue reading
Tres nuevos medicamentos serán lanzados en Cuba este año por el laboratorio Medicamentos Líquidos Orales (Medilip), el cual pretende ampliar el mercado farmacéutico en el país caribeño, gracias a la fabricación de productos menos invasivos. Continue reading
Husband in abduction case in Florida determined to be insane Copyright 2014 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content Continue reading
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is to make an official visit to Cuba next week. The minister with responsibility for information, Sandrea Falconer, told journalists this morning that the Prime Continue reading
01:05 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Buenos Aires, January 23 (RHC)-- Argentinian President Cristina Fernández will travel to Havana to participate in the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American Continue reading
01:04 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Havana, January 23 (RHC)-- Cuba will allow residents to rent homes or commercial space from real estate agencies, which previously offer services only to foreign Continue reading
11:06 AM Facebook Twitter Google+ Nicolas Dorr and Gerardo Fulleda were presented the National Theater Award for 2014 at a ceremony in Havana's Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center on the occasion of Continue reading
01:05 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Quito, January 23 (RHC)-- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Wednesday described as extraordinarily cooperative his country's relations with Cuba. In statements Continue reading
01:04 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Madrid, January 23 (RHC)-- The Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe de Borbon, visited the Cuban stand at the Madrid Tourism Fair FITUR 2014. Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Continue reading

We are one, del rapero cubanoamericano Pitbull, en colaboración con Jennifer López y la brasileña Claudia Leitte, será la canción oficial del Mundial de Brasil, según anunció por sorpresa el cantante en su cuenta de Twitter, adelantándose a la FIFA.

"Una canción une al mundo We are One", escribió Pitbull en su perfil en la red social, en un mensaje acompañado de una foto suya junto a Claudia Leitte, y en el que, además de la brasileña, se refirió a Jennifer López y a la Copa del Mundo de Fútbol, reportó EFE.

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Amarres previos a la II Cumbre de la CELAC también incluyen recogida de mendigos Continue reading
Havana (AFP) - FARC guerrillas Thursday accused President Juan Manuel Santos of escalating the war in Colombia even as his government engages in peace talks here. The comments by the FARC's chief negotiator Continue reading
23 de enero de 2014, 15:08Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Women''s Federation (FMC) greeted the upcoming celebration here of the II Summit of the Community and Latin American and Caribbean States Continue reading
Malabo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Malabo, Pedro Doa, received here a group of 19 Cuban professors, who along with those already in the country, will give classes at the National University Continue reading
At the top of the dance world sits Britain's Royal Ballet; and at the top of that sits Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta, from Cuba â?" the first Cuban to ascend such heights. Amanpour first met him when Continue reading
Following the success of the Facebook-led "Hackathon" in California last November that sought to draw attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants, a group of bloggers and techies will gather in Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba – The Cuatro Caminos (Four Roads) Market, one of the most important of Havana, and pioneer of the system of supply and demand for agricultural products, will close its doors on 2 February. They already met with the … Continue reading Continue reading
Tras recibir la documentación que le convierte en agente libre, el cubano Odrisamer Despaigne ya está negociando un pacto de Grandes Ligas que le permitiría insertarse en los campamentos de primavera que comenzarán a mediados de febrero. Continue reading

La opositora Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional (CCDHRN) anunció este jueves que solicitó entrevistas con delegados de Gobiernos asistentes a la II Cumbre de la CELAC, que se celebrará en La Habana la próxima semana, reporta EFE.

El grupo que encabeza Elizardo Sánchez dijo en un comunicado que cursó esas peticiones mediante cartas a varios Gobiernos latinoamericanos a través de sus embajadas en La Habana.

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Operativo de Seguridad del Estado. Detenidos opositores. Plantón logró liberarlos Continue reading
Pierna de cerdo, filete de pescado, langosta: los dueños de “paladares”, los florecientes restaurantes privados cubanos, sacan cuentas jugosas de cara a la cumbre de la Celac, que congregará a unos 2,000 visitantes extranjeros, entre presidentes, diplomáticos y periodistas. Continue reading
(CNN) -- An American man accused of kidnapping his two young sons and sailing to Cuba was declared insane by a Florida judge. Josh Hakken is insane and will likely be sent to a hospital for treatment Continue reading
Hoy la alianza entre Cuba y China está consolidada. Delegaciones oficiales de ambos Gobiernos y Partidos Comunistas han intercambiado múltiples visitas. Las cifras oficiales sitúan en dos mil millones de dólares el intercambio comercial entre ambos países. Continue reading
A friend called me yesterday. He was nervous. All around his house the police were engaged in an intense “cleansing.” The reason for such concern was that this retiree with no pension has an illegal satellite antenna with which he … Continue reading Continue reading

El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto, realizará la semana próxima una visita de Estado a Cuba que buscará aprovechar el "momento clave" para profundizar las relaciones entre los dos gobiernos, dijo la subsecretaria mexicana de Relaciones Exteriores para América Latina y el Caribe, Vanessa Rubio, reporta EFE.

El gobernante viajará a la Isla para asistir a la II Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), el 28 y 29 de enero, y después extenderá su estancia en La Habana.

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A coral reef in Cuba isn't just a tourist destination-it can be a lesson in effective ecosystem management. I recently visited Cuba at the invitation of " The Ocean Doctor ," an NGO led by Dr. David Continue reading
Cuba will take another crack at drilling for oil in 2014, with its state company planning a long well that will aim to tap offshore oil from land, reports said. Continue reading
At first glance, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is a laudable mechanism for consultation and integration of the nations located south of the Rio Grande. When it was founded in Caracas in December of 2011, under … Continue reading Continue reading