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Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

HAVANA -- Witnesses say independent vendors in eastern Cuba staged a highly unusual protest after state inspectors allegedly seized unauthorized goods from their stalls, prompting the state-backed labor Continue reading
Witnesses say independent vendors in eastern Cuba staged a highly unusual protest after state inspectors allegedly seized unauthorized goods from their stalls, prompting the state-backed labor union to Continue reading
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will travel to Cuba on Sunday to take part in the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) scheduled for next week, said a spokesman Continue reading
Japan's Minister for the Disaster Management and National Recovery, Keiji Furuya, described as successful the outcomes of a recent visit to Cuba, and said to be deeply impressed for the high level of Continue reading
After being arrested in the street by the political police, Oscar Biscet is taken to his home surrounded by State Security. Continue reading
Han sido alejados de sus cargos el mayor Kindelán, su segundo al mando y varios guardias de la prisión, situada en la provincia de Mayabeque, al sur de La Habana. Continue reading
Luanda, jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban professionals and specialists of radio and television are now visiting Angola to strenghten the links for exchange and assistance for communication, as a result from Continue reading
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to attend a regional conference of the Latin American and Caribbean countries in Cuba and a security conference in Germany Continue reading
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he hopes to sign a peace treaty with the rebels this year, ending the 50-year-old conflict. Mr Santos told the BBC the Farc rebels had been weakened and Continue reading
Las nuevas disposiciones de la legislación cubana toma en consideración resoluciones de las Naciones Unidas aprobadas en 1999 y el 2001. Continue reading
The decree, signed by President Raul Castro, stresses that the sanctions are part of Cuba's legal framework demonstrating its "commitment in the fight against money laundering, financing terrorism and Continue reading
Villa Clara marks Cuba's return to Caribbean Baseball Series Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. HAVANA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Villa Clara, Cuba's national baseball champion, will be the one leading the Continue reading
The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Cuba next week, but there's no confirmation of any meeting with former President Fidel Castro. A spokesman for Ban said Friday that the Continue reading
Havana: The Cuban government adopted legislation to immediately freeze funds from foreign banks linked to terror groups, including al Qaeda and the Taliban, officials said Friday. The decree, signed Continue reading
AFP/Havana FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas have accused President Juan Manuel Santos of escalating the war in Colombia even as his government engages in peace talks here. Continue reading

El papa Francisco ha conferido el título de Basílica Menor a la Iglesia Catedral de Camagüey, informó la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Cuba (COCC).

La ceremonia oficial se celebrará este sábado 25 de enero, a las 9.30 de la mañana, presidida por el cardenal Antonio Cañizares, prefecto de la Congregación para el Culto Divino y la Disciplina de los Sacramentos, quien viaja a la Isla como "delegado pontificio" del Papa.

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CUBA STANDARD — Weakened by a three-year drop in share prices, due to low nickel prices and a lagging mining project in Madagascar, Sherritt International Corp. has become the target of an activist investor who is headed for a proxy fight. The Toronto-based mining and energy concern — Cuba’s largest private foreign investor — announced it [...] Continue reading
“Reagan wears a skirt, we wear pants, we have a commandant whose balls roar! (revolutionary slogan made famous by Felipe Pérez Roque) Sunday, January 19, 2014 | Miriam Celaya Havana wakes up early, and before 8:00 am and there is … Continue reading Continue reading
When I made my decision in 2013 to officially leave an executive level desk job conveniently located just 15 minutes away from my home to become a freelance writer and tour guide, I made some heads turn. Continue reading
El ministro de Exteriores de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, ha considerado que el éxito de convocatoria de la cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), que se celebrará entre el 28 y el 29 de enero en La Habana, demuestra que "el intento de aislar al país ha fracasado". Continue reading
El opositor protestó que no pensaba acatar esa medida dictatorial. Salió a la calle y lo detuvieron Continue reading
Cuba is preparing , starting tomorrow , to welcome participants to the Second summit of CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, the mechanism strongly desired by the late Venezuelan Continue reading
Villa Clara, Cuba's national baseball champion, will be the one leading the island's return to the Caribbean Series, to be held from Feb. 1 to 8 in Venezuela's Margarita Island. The team, from the central Continue reading
Mexican President Visits Cuba to Take Advantage of "Key Moment" 03:16 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Mexico City, January 24 (RHC)-- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto next week will make a state Continue reading
03:09 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Kingston, January 24 (RHC)-- Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will carry out an official visit to Cuba next week, the Jamaica Gleamer reported on Friday. Continue reading
03:07 PM Facebook Twitter Google+ Tokyo, January 24 (RHC)-- The Japanese Minister for Disaster Management and National Recovery, Keiji Furuya, described as successful his recent visit to Cuba, and Continue reading
China, 24 de enero de 2014. La actividad cultural con motivo del  aniversario 161 del natalicio del Héroe Nacional de Cuba, José Martí, estuvo protagonizada por los niños y jóvenes cubanos, conscientes Continue reading
A Cuban-American initiative has muddied the waters of educational exchange with the U.S. in the run-up to an important international conference in Cuba February 10-14, Universidad 2014. Fifteen Cuban Continue reading

Raúl Castro decidió congelar "sin dilación" ni "previa notificación" los fondos de cualquier banco extranjero que opere en Cuba que tenga vínculos con Al Qaeda o los talibanes, indica un decreto publicados este viernes, según AFP.

"Serán congelados sin dilación y sin previa notificación los fondos u otros activos derivados o generados (...) o que pertenecen o están controlados directa o indirectamente por personas o entidades (...) vinculadas con Al-Qaeda y el Talibán", señala el decreto publicado en la Gaceta Oficial.

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Mientras el General Castro fue presidente pro témpore, los servicios especiales que coordina su hijo, el coronel Alejandro Castro Espín, efectuó 6, 424 arrestos a opositores. Continue reading
Foro independiente paralelo a la CELAC está siendo bloqueado por la Seguridad del Estado Continue reading
Visitará la isla el lunes y martes y aprovechará su presencia en La Habana para reunirse con las autoridades cubanas y con diferentes líderes de la Celac Continue reading
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Multilateral meetings between Cuba and the US are becoming more frequent, although often fly under the radar. Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Relations, CubaMinRex, recently hosted a delegation from the US-based Continue reading
24 de enero de 2014, 14:35Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the western Cuban province of Matanzas revealed a strategy until 2016 intent on boosting the use of renewable energy sources, Continue reading
24 de enero de 2014, 14:41Lisbon, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The ex-Portuguese president Mario Soares urged the U.S. Government to normalize relations with Cuba, Portuguese magazine Vision reported. In Continue reading
24 de enero de 2014, 14:37United Nations, jan 24 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will travel to Cuba on Sunday to participate in the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American Continue reading
I was shocked to learn of the death of one of my poetic heroes Amiri Baraka, who was known as Leroi Jones before he changed his name in the 1960s last week in Newark, N.J. After Huey P. Newton, co-founder Continue reading

Las relaciones entre La Habana y Buenos Aires parecen sujetas a una "mala memoria" interesada. El canciller argentino, Héctor Timerman, es uno de sus "practicantes".

Timerman mostró "una gran alegría" esta semana por la celebración en la Isla de la Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC).

"Estamos seguros de que va a ser un gran éxito", dijo, según citaron medios oficiales cubanos. Indica "la posibilidad de que los países de América Latina y el Caribe trabajemos juntos, es un hecho histórico que nunca había ocurrido antes", consideró.

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La Declaración en defensa de la democracia de esta organización es incompatible con un partido único en Cuba Continue reading
Brunswick Islands getaway The Winds Resort Beach Club in North Carolina?s Brunswick Islands has a Couples Getaway package that includes two nights accommodation with hot buffet breakfast plus one-hour Continue reading

El Ministerio del Transporte anunció  la creación del portal "De todos", con anuncios de compraventa de vehículos, desde ómnibus, piezas y accesorios hasta bicicletas, para "facilitar la comunicación", reportó el diario oficial Granma.

El "novedoso" sitio web especializado (dto2.transporte.cu) está disponible para "los cubanos radicados dentro del país". Podrá anunciarse la compra-venta de vehículos, equipos y piezas de transporte terrestre u otros servicios del sector.

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El gobierno cubano decidió congelar “sin dilación” ni “previa notificación” los fondos de cualquier banco extranjero que opere en Cuba que tenga vínculos con Al Qaida o los talibanes, indican dos decretos publicados este viernes. Continue reading