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Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

… ," said Alain Izquierdo, a Havana butcher, and one of 15 … Izquierdo's friend, 50-year-old Havana car mechanic, Rafael Baratuti O … had quit their jobs in Havana six months earlier after hearing … daughter in Cuba. Economic reforms underway to modernize the Cuban economy by … Continue reading
… have a serious interest in Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas. While the … homers and five RBIs for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball … Continue reading
Photo taken from Periodico Escambray The periodical “Escambray” published a somewhat contradictory note.  It said that next Saturday Cuban children and adolescents would send a message of hope, unity, happiness and love to their contemporaries in the world and to … Continue reading Continue reading
… Cricketing countries accredited to Cuba, in collaboration with Cuban National Institute of … Saborit International Sports Complex, in Havana. A high level delegation of … and International Cricketer, flew into Havana to officiate at the historic … Continue reading
… Marc Stein, Mavs owner Mark Cuban explains why he keeps going … the free agency window. While Cuban hasn't been able … the playoffs. Monta Ellis, who Cuban signed on a relatively frugal … Daryl Morey — who's Cuban's nemesis du jour … Continue reading
The first group of Cuban health professionals to take part in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have arrived in this country, the Liberian government said Tuesday. About 50 more medical experts are Continue reading
Ukrainian duet Fresh Wind dedicated a concert at Kiev's Independence Square to the three Cuban anti-terrorist fighters still behind bars in the USA for over 16 years of serving unjust sentences. During Continue reading
Cuban victims of state terrorism, plotted and funded by the United States against the Caribbean nation starting 1959, demanded an end to the policy against Cuba and the release of the three of the Cuban Continue reading
(Special for CAFS) Cuba sends 165 medical personnel to tackle Ebola in West Africa Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban government is sending 165 health workers Continue reading
México amplió sus cuotas de importación de ron y tabaco procedentes de Cuba, así como langosta, camarones, medicamentos y ropa de vestir, según la información divulgada en el diario mexicano "El Economista". Continue reading
La vocera de los venezolanos en Chile, María Laura Liscano, denunció un supuesto plan de espionaje desde la embajada de Cuba contra cubanos y sectores contrarios a Maduro. Continue reading
… Independence Square to the three Cuban anti-terrorist fighters that remain in … and Fernando already returned to Cuba after fully serving their sentences … for their solidarity with the Cuban people, the duet played songs … disaster in Chernobyl (1986). The Cuban assistance benefited more than 20 … Continue reading
Judy Gross: “Alan apenas puede caminar” La esposa del subcontratista estadounidense encarcelado en Cuba dice que su marido padece una afección en las caderas y que perdió una pieza dental debido a la mala alimentación. Martinoticias.com octubre 07, 2014 La salud del estadounidense Alan Gross, quien cumple 15 años de prisión en Cuba, ha empeorado […] Continue reading
Gobierno comunista cobra venganza [07-10-2014 10:32:09] Enrique Díaz Rodríguez (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En Cuba, hija de Defensora de los Derechos Humanos, es expulsada de la escuela de deportes a consecuencia de la integración política de su progenitora. Según Aliuska Gómez García, fuente de la información, su hija Bárbara Barrueto Gómez, de doce años, ha sido víctima de […] Continue reading
En cada cuadra un basurero [07-10-2014 17:03:32] Enrique Díaz Rodríguez (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En Cuba, contenedor de desperdicios conspira contra la salud, a la vez que afecta el entorno de lugareños, poniendo al descubierto deficiencias en la recogida de desechos. La información fue suministrada a este reportero por fuente que prefirió el anonimato, quien refiere que en […] Continue reading
Incompetencia burocrática en Cuba [07-10-2014 11:51:02] Nelson Rodríguez Chartrand ICLEP (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- ICLEP- AMANECER HABANERO: La funcionaria a cargo me dijo que, no obstante, tenía que traer a mi madre anciana e incapacitada para firmar el contrato. Realizar cualquier trámite en Cuba, constituye un verdadero dolor de cabezas, no sólo por la extrema burocracia existente y […] Continue reading
En Cuba, problemas para unos, facilidades para otros [07-10-2014 12:03:00] Bernardo León Martínez ICLEP (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Pinar del Río. ICLEP- PANORAMA PINAREÑO: Las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias del vecindario se han agudizado al extremo de que muchos niños y ancianos se ven afectados por infecciones en la piel lo que denota la falta de higiene en esta familias. […] Continue reading
Un niño de 2 años de edad en peligro de muerte por cólera [07-10-2014 11:35:45] Vladimir Turró Paez Periodista Independiente (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana, Cuba. La empresa estatal Aguas de la Habana comenzó, este 3 de octubre, la reparación de varias tuberías de aguas albañales en una pequeña ciudadela del municipio Lisa, luego del reciente ingreso […] Continue reading
El prisionero de conciencia Iván Fernández Depestre en exposición sobre la libertad de expresión [07-10-2014 11:31:49] Julio Antonio Rojas Grupo Decoro (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El reconocido artista y disidente chino Ai Wei Wei ha incluido al cubano prisionero de conciencia Iván Fernández Depestre(foto) en una exposición inaugurada en la isla de Alcatraz y que explora la libertad […] Continue reading
Historic museum vote exposes rift among Bay of Pigs veterans
BY DAVID SMILEY DSMILEY@MIAMIHERALD.COM
10/06/2014 6:38 PM 10/06/2014 6:45 PM

For nearly 30 years, the renovated Little Havana duplex off Calle Ocho
has been home to artifacts and images from the failed CIA-backed attempt
in 1961 by Cuban exiles to overthrow the communist regime of Fidel
Castro. It has hosted international politicians, movie stars and grade
school students and held memorials for the dozens who died during the
Bay of Pigs invasion.

But should the Brigade 2506 Museum and Library itself become a piece of
history?

That's a complicated question now before Miami's Historic and
Environmental Preservation Board — one made more difficult by an
internal dispute among surviving veterans over the museum's looming move
to new digs in Hialeah Gardens.

"Definitely in 2015 we're going to move the museum to a new location,"
said Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia, president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans
Association, 2506 Brigade. "Under those circumstances, it doesn't help
us to declare that a monument."

The Bay of Pigs Veterans Association first inaugurated its museum and
library 28 years ago inside a 1940s duplex at 1821 SW Ninth St.,
described by The Herald at the time as "run down." The building was
renovated and filled with items like combat boots, maps, flags, jackets
and guns, and black-and-white photos from the invasion by the Brigade
2506, which had been trained by the CIA and landed at Cuba's Giron Beach
on April 17, 1961.

The invasion was ill-fated, and undercut by a lack of U.S. air support.
More than 100 died and hundreds more were taken prisoner, leaving behind
a proud and tragic legacy for Cuban exiles, many of whom returned to Miami.

But decades after opening the museum, the remaining veterans are getting
older, and Brigade 2506 president Rodriguez says the association is
making a smart move to Hialeah Gardens. There, in a municipal complex,
he said both the funding and the operations of the museum will be
preserved as members grow older and pass away.

The Little Havana facility, he said, is to remain an association
headquarters and meeting space. But Rodriguez said the board of
directors considers the property an asset, and designating it historic
would only bind it in red tape. That could be a problem, he said,
especially should there ever be a desire to sell it.

Furthermore, he said the board of directors had no clue the city was
even considering historic designation until The Herald reported it
several days ago. Esteban Bovo Sr., the board's secretary, said the
proposal comes after a rocky internal election in which two parties were
divided along the lines of supporting or opposing a move.

The group supporting the move won.

"He went ahead and did the application without consulting us," Bovo, who
is also a curator, said of de Varona. "I don't think he knows what he's
doing because it's a detriment."

De Varona said the pending move to Hialeah Gardens has nothing to do
with his seeking historic designation, though believes the artifacts at
the Little Havana site should stay put. He said his request was strictly
about the importance of the facility and the potential to secure grants
to help fund the museum.

"The whole area there is a cultural landmark for the Hispanic
community," he said. "When you get a designation like that you can ask
for grants, and that will help us keep the museum alive when we're all
gone."

City planners say they were unaware of any concerns about their efforts
until this weekend, and decided to request a deferral Tuesday from the
board in order to listen to any opposition and give the differing sides
time to work out their differences.

"We were under the impression Mr. de Varona was speaking on behalf of
the association," said Planning Director Francisco Garcia.

Should the application be withdrawn, the issue would go away. Otherwise,
Megan Schmitt, the city's preservation officer, has recommended that the
board allow her to investigate the merits of historic designation
further on the grounds of the museum's cultural and political importance.

"It's clearly not about the building itself, the structure in which the
museum is housed," said Garcia. "It's more the museum itself."

Source: Historic museum vote exposes rift among Bay of Pigs veterans |
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El éxodo de los maestros ha sido, según la prensa oficial, el tema de una reunión la semana pasada entre la ministra de Educación, Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, y los directivos de su administración. La funcionaria admitió que "hay cuestiones que son decisiones del país y se resolverán en el momento en que estén las condiciones creadas". Sus palabras no aplacan la insatisfacción de los trabajadores del sector por los bajos salarios y las malas condiciones laborales.

Según cifras brindadas por Velázquez Cobiella, en el pasado curso escolar, "427 trabajadores de la educación causaron baja por inconformidades con la evaluación; 166 por acercamiento a la residencia; 766 por mayor remuneración; 37 por inconformidad con los métodos y 2.343 alegaron problemas personales". Estos datos contrastan con la extendida opinión que apunta a los bajos salarios como el principal motivo para abandonar la profesión pedagógica.

"Yo dije que me iba para cuidar a mi mamá que estaba enferma, pero en realidad ya no aguantaba más el exceso de trabajo y los bajos sueldos", cuenta Cristina Rodríguez, quien se desempeñó como maestra de primaria por casi dos décadas en una escuela del municipio Cerro. Al igual que ella, muchos han esgrimido dificultades familiares o de salud para librarse de una carga demasiado pesada de llevar.

"La máxima dirección de la nación tiene conciencia y posee la voluntad de resolver el problema, mas eso se hará de manera ordenada y cuando la economía del país lo permita", dijo la ministra. Sus palabras fueron un jarro de agua fría sobre las expectativas del sector de la educación en materia salarial.

A mediados de este año los profesionales de la salud pública experimentaron un significativo aumento de sueldos, que fomentó las ilusiones de algo similar en otras ramas de servicios. Sin embargo, la medida no se ha extendido hacia otros ministerios.

[[QUOTE:Como una interrogante sin resolver queda la fecha en la que los educadores podrán recibir salarios más dignos]]Entre las críticas que afloran en la discusión entre la ministra de Educación y otros funcionarios, hay el exceso de papeleo que lastra la labor docente. Cada maestro debe llevar una serie de documentos para informar de las incidencias en el aula y otros que incluyen información extra escolar, como evaluaciones de la familia, caracterizaciones de la comunidad y los consabidos reportes con más carácter policial que educativo. La ministra exhortó a limitar esa burocracia al registro de asistencia y evaluación y al expediente acumulativo de los alumnos.

En el país funcionan actualmente 10.366 centros docentes, cuyo imperativo principal es resolver el éxodo de maestros hacia otras profesiones. "Al aula no vuelvo si no me pagan un salario digno", asegura Martha Vázquez, que proviene de la educación especial. Una postura similar esgrimen miles de profesores dedicados a otras labores a lo largo del país.

Como una interrogante sin resolver queda la fecha en la que los educadores podrán recibir salarios más dignos y acordes con las exigencias económicas de la vida cotidiana. Mientras tanto, las aulas seguirán perdiendo a valiosos maestros, que terminarán detrás del mostrador de una cafetería o en el vacío del desempleo.

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Miami.- La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) concedió al escritor cubano Ángel Santiesteban Prats y a su hijo Ángel Eduardo Santiesteben Rodríguez, de 16 años, medidas cautelares.



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Buenos Aires, October 7 (RHC) -- Doctor Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban-Argentinean guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, has demanded the release of three anti-terrorist Cubans held in U.S. prisons Continue reading
Havana, October 7 (RHC) -- Digital TV has reached Cuba's 15 provincial capitals and is also present in other large urban areas across the country, government authorities cited by Xinhua news agency said. Continue reading
Mexico City, October 7 (RHC) -- Cuban anti-terrorist fighter Rene Gonzalez recalled that terrorist actions against the island have been taking place since 1959, as Cubans recalled the 1976 bombing in Continue reading
Havana, October 7 (RHC) -- Cuban and foreign experts are gathering at an international forum on renewable energy, in Havana, particularly addressing the processing of biomass into usable gas, a project Continue reading
Havana, October 7 (RHC) -- Several activities will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8th, in the central Cuban province of Villa Clara to honor world-renowned revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara on Continue reading
Baseball Ciego de Ávila dawned today as the undisputed leader of the 54 th Cuban Baseball Championship , after leaving on the field runner-up Matanzas by a closed 3-2 margin on Monday. The Avilanians' Continue reading

El presidente de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Diputados de Chile y legislador del Partido por la Democracia (PPD), Jorge Tarud, pidió a la Cancillería convocar al embajador de Cuba, Adolfo Curbelo, para explicar las acusaciones sobre espionaje a venezolanos en el país.

Según las informaciones, un funcionario de la Embajada de Cuba en Chile habría espiado a a residentes venezolanos, informa UPI.

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Bilbao, Spain, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The CD-DVD "Seguimos en Pie" (We're Still Standing), a homage to the five Cuban men sentenced to harsh prison terms in the United States for having Continue reading
A Colorado teen says she was kidnapped and raped by a man she met at a party who took her to Phoenix while she was passed out. Phoenix Police arrested 27-year-old Jesus Holguin after the 16-year-old Continue reading
07 de octubre de 2014, 15:02 México, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will increase import of rum and cigars from Cuba as part of a renegotiation of the Agreement of Economic Complementariety (ACE 51) between Continue reading
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Emilio Cueto's book entitled " " was launched at El Cobre a few days ago. This book extensively describes how such a Cuban image as the Virgin of the Charity has been the theme of paintings, songs and Continue reading
One hundred and sixty-five (165) man Medics Team from the Republic of Cuba to aid Sierra Leone in the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country arrived on Thursday October Continue reading
The Havana BID sponsorso the East West Fall Fest where Denver meets Aurora. - Oct. 7, 2014 - AURORA, Colo. -- "Two weeks of food, drink and a celebration of community spirit," flavor shopping in Aurora Continue reading
… . Rafael Perez, director of the Cuban Center for State Drug Control … , which began yesterday in the Havana Convention Center, welcomes businessmen, academics … Continue reading
Today - 13:00 GMT SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CUBA Beverage Company (OTC: CUBV) ("CUBA") is now selling its CUBA Herbal Energy Juice ® in Fresh Healthy Vending Machines (OTCBB: VEND). Continue reading
07 de octubre de 2014, 14:43 United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today to the UN General Assembly of serious threats that endanger humankind, and demanded commitment to face them. "Humankind Continue reading
A Colorado teen says she was kidnapped and raped by a man she met at a party who took her to Phoenix while she was passed out. Phoenix Police arrested 27-year-old Jesus Holguin after the 16-year-old Continue reading
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- On Movers & Shakers, Betty Liu reports on Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, to invest in Snapchat to help build up Yahoo products in mobile and messaging services. Liu speaks on In The ... Continue reading