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Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

It's possible the person filling out the paperwork just had one too many rum coolers. The Bacardi USA Political Action Committee left blank two sections of an amended statement of organization, prompting Continue reading
Rodeada de platanares y dominada por un calor sofocante propio del Caribe, Aracataca fue la población colombiana en la que nació Gabriel García Márquez. Un lugar en el que las leyendas y la fantasía forman parte del día a día de sus habitantes y que permanece hoy alejado de las grandes rutas turísticas, ajeno al devenir de los tiempos y un tanto solitario. Continue reading
It's possible the person filling out the paperwork just had one too many rum coolers. The Bacardi USA Political Action Committee left blank two sections of an amended statement of organization, prompting Continue reading
El cantautor cubano Silvio Rodriguez, uno de los iconos del movimiento musical de la Nueva Trova Cubana, ha escrito una carta al fallecido escritor colombiano García Márquez en la que recuerda su relación con el célebre autor. Continue reading
HAVANA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A passenger vehicle overturned Monday in the eastern province of Holguin, Cuba, leaving five dead and 42 injured, the National Information Agency (NIA) reported. A dairy Continue reading
, barely 48 hours of the Cuban victory in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), the Cuban Eastern Army was constituted to become a strong armed tool of the Cuban Revolution, therefore today, its members mark the Continue reading
A program financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the technology for a novel Wi-Fi network in Cuba has not been deployed on the island and is under review, a USAID spokesman Continue reading
The special election to fill the District 6 seat on city council has been set for July 19. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a proclamation setting the date today. City Rep. Eddie Holguin is the current Continue reading
By n"(Reuters) - As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled Continue reading
Having no choice, the press has presented a ton of coverage of the VIII Congress of the Cuban Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC), which concluded with the presence of Army General Raul Castro, and  which affirmed during the different discussions … Continue reading Continue reading

La diputada colombiana María Fernanda Cabal, electa representante al Congreso por Bogotá, fue denunciada ante la Corte Suprema de Justicia por decir que Gabriel García Márquez y Fidel Castro "pronto estarán juntos en el infierno".

La extraña denuncia sería por el "delito de discriminación", informa el diario colombiano El Espectador.

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Quien quiera emplearse en una empresa extranjera, debe firmar un contrato con una entidad empleadora estatal, intermediaria Continue reading
El suceso tuvo lugar en las primeras horas de este lunes en la localidad de Camazán, ubicada en la provincia este de Holguín. Continue reading

El Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual, que dirige Mariela Castro Espín, indicó este lunes que incluirá la letra "H" [heterosexuales] en las siglas LGBTI [lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transexuales e intersexuales).

"Movimiento Cubano LGBTHI. Las personas heterosexuales forman parte de la sociedad en transformación desde el principio de unidad en la diversidad", dijo Castro Espín, según la web del organismo.

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En la calle Dragones e Industria, en La Habana, mecánicos del acero hacen andar viejas locomotoras. Anteriormente se pagó a un extranjero "una millonada" y el trabajo no sirvió
Ocurrió este fin de semana en la capital cubana. Presuntamente se recalentó un neumático. La gente saltó por las ventanillas. Llegó un solo camión de bomberos y se quedó sin agua en pooco tiempo Continue reading
El tres veces ganador del Oscar, Jack Nicholson, cumple 77 años este martes y lo hace lejos de los estudios cinematográficos, en los que ha pasado más de cuatro décadas como actor, productor y guionista. Continue reading
(Photo courtesy of Neo Club Press) I have the pleasure to announce that my work, which won the 2013 International Franz Kafka Novels From the Drawer Prize 2013, “The Summer when God Slept,” will be reprinted in coming weeks by … Continue reading Continue reading
The aid arm of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to grant Cuba 50 million U.S. dollars over the next few years to renovate infrastructure and boost agriculture, state Continue reading
21 de abril de 2014, 16:35 Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A traffic accident in the province of Holguin, located to the East of Cuba, caused today five dead and 42 injured, informed local television. Continue reading
The tale of a runaway Cuban baseball player illustrates a human smuggling route from the Communist island to the US, and how Mexico ' s brutal Zetas may profit from the trade. According to the expose Continue reading
Unas cinco personas fallecieron y más de 40 quedaron lesionadas debido a un accidente de tránsito ocurrido el lunes en una pequeña comunidad y que investigan las autoridades en el oriente de la isla. Continue reading
As miraculous as it was that a 16-year-old California boy was able to hitch a ride from San Jose to Hawaii and survive, it isn't the first time a wheel-well stowaway has lived to tell about it. The Continue reading
Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba''s Council of State and Minister, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, welcomed Wang Yi yesterday afternoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the ... Continue reading
Five people died and 42 were injured Monday in a traffic accident in east Cuba when a truck full of passengers turned over, official news agency AIN said. The accident occurred in the early hours Monday Continue reading
Shamed into leaving the world of professional dance, former prodigy Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) has resigned himself to a hapless and ordinary existence. But after Bruce learns that his beautiful new boss Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Press TV) - The US State Department has provided millions of dollars to a team of hackers and software experts to develop a digital network for dissidents abroad to communicate more securely Continue reading
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, April 18: The interest that Russia shows in developments in its neighboring countries stands in sharp contrast to U.S. ... Continue reading
21 de abril de 2014, 15:14 Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The relation between Cuba and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has showed relevant results over a decade of cooperation, Director Continue reading
Cuba, you owe us $7 billion: Leon Neyfakh on an under-recognized sticking point in any normalization of US-Cuba relations. When Fidel Castro nationalized the Cuban economy beginning in 1959, he seized Continue reading
Un ruido estruendoso, como de tren al pasar o de explosión, sacudió en la madrugada a los residentes de Oquendo 308, en el populoso barrio de Centro Habana: parte del séptimo piso se derrumbó hacia el patio interior, dañando a los apartamentos de abajo. Nadie murió, pero las 120 familias que vivían en el edificio se quedaron sin hogar. Continue reading
Prensa Latina Monday 21st April, 2014 Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Several courses for professional artists who work with puppets opened today the 11th International Puppets Workshop in Continue reading
El ministro de Asuntos Exteriores chino, Wang Yi, inició este domingo en Cuba una gira por cuatro países latinoamericanos. Aseguró que "es muy importante reforzar la relación estratégica y de cooperación" entre China y Cuba Continue reading
Nadie sabe de dónde viene, pero muchos cubanos lo esperan con impaciencia: es el “paquete” de películas, series de TV, deportes, juegos y música, que se vende en ‘pendrives' cada semana bajo cuerda, enriqueciendo la insípida oferta audiovisual pública en la isla. Continue reading
Cuba, which has been subject to U.S. embargoes since the 1960s, has over the years experienced frequent shortages of commercial goods, including food. But now the island nation 90 miles south of Florida Continue reading
21 de abril de 2014, 15:10 Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Latin American News Agencies (ULAN) opened today its Third General Assembly aimed at consolidating itself as a space for integration Continue reading

Cinco personas murieron y 32 resultaron heridas un accidente de tránsito ocurrido al amanecer de este lunes en la comunidad de Camazán, a unos doce kilómetros de la ciudad de Holguín, reportaron medios oficiales.

Los hospitales Lenin, Lucía Íñiguez y el pediátrico Octavio de la Concepción atienden a los lesionados. Once menores se reportan "de cuidado, sin peligro para sus vidas".

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As miraculous as it was that a 16-year-old California boy was able to hitch a ride from San Jose to Hawaii and survive, it isn't the first time a wheel-well stowaway has lived to tell about it. The Continue reading
BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez last Thursday shocked and saddened many Chinese fans of the Colombian writer, who started out as an obscure journalist Continue reading
Photo: Peter Deel The Eighth Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) recently ended, yielding very poor results, which was not unexpected to those of us who have been following it before the run-up and during the … Continue reading Continue reading
photo, a man walks past a building that collapsed due to the heavy rain next to an image of revolutionary leader Che Guevara in Havana, Cuba. Despite reforms in recent years to ... Continue reading
As miraculous as it was that a 16-year-old California boy was able to hitch a ride from San Jose to Hawaii and survive, it isn't the first time a wheel-well stowaway has lived to tell about it. The Continue reading
As official coffee sponsor, illy is supporting TFI Interactive Day (TFIi), a day-long meeting of the minds that takes place during Tribeca Innovation Week at the Tribeca Film Festival. As part of TFI Continue reading
¿Por qué Venezuela permitió esta intervención extranjera tan abusiva? La respuesta es Hugo Chávez. Durante sus 14 años, disfrutó de un poder absoluto. También dispuso a su antojo de los ingresos petroleros. Dejar entrar a los cubanos fue una de las expresiones más contundentes de ese poder absoluto. Continue reading
HAVANA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would deepen its mutually beneficial cooperation with Cuba in various fields and refresh China-Cuba ties. China also would Continue reading