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Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

El acuerdo de revalidación académica permitirá que estudiantes de ambos países puedan acreditar sus grados académicos desde bachiller hasta doctorado. Continue reading

El embajador de Venezuela ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA),  Roy Chaderton, dijo el lunes en el canal estatal Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) que cuando un proyectil impacta la cabeza de un opositor "pasa rápido" y suena hueco, informó el portal Run Runes.

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Polls indicate that Americans want a stronger US role in global affairs, which could include, if necessary, US 'boots on the ground' to defeat the Islamic State. Some experts see support for practical, Continue reading
By | Yahoo Sports - 1 minute 27 seconds ago The San Diego Padres are positioning themselves as a favorite to land Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, showing a willingness to spend significant money after Continue reading
The sweetness of the fritter ... the classic broiled burger. Together at last. How do you make your milkshake even more of an indulgence? Forget soft serve and make it with pure cream. That Continue reading
Members of American cooperatives from different sectors of the economy announced Tuesday the launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences with their Continue reading
In 1959, Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show, interviewed Fidel Castro in Havana. That was the last time an American late-night host filmed in Cuba - until, that is, Conan O'Brien hightailed it down Continue reading
By , RICHMOND - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba as part of a trade mission intended to build on partnerships forged between the commonwealth and the island nation Continue reading
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Braves announced Mike Minor is dealing with inflammation of the left shoulder and will begin the season on the DL. Thus, Atlanta went from... Continue reading
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… ongoing exhibition game activity in Cuba,” Manfred, the new baseball commissioner … a timeframe. There were 25 Cuban-born players in the major leagues … culture.” Major league teams visited Cuba before Fidel Castro’s revolution … Orioles played Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999. Cuba’s … Continue reading
Several organizations, including Operation Pedro Pan Group, have joined forces to organize a field day on Saturday at a former Southwest Miami-Dade camp site that has played an important role in local Continue reading
Washington, March 10 (RHC)-- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Syrian man who sued the U.S. government over his seven-year wrongful imprisonment at Guantánamo. Continue reading
Havana, March 10 (RHC) -- Havana's Palace of Conventions is hosting since Monday the International Convention Anthropology 2015 and the Third IberoAmerican Congress of Anthropology, attended by delegates Continue reading
… relations with Cuba while simultaneously turning the screws on Venezuela, Havana… attempt to overthrow him, the Cuban government affirmed its "unconditional … Havana. Since the White House announced the sanctions on Monday, Venezuela, CubaContinue reading
… relations with Cuba while simultaneously turning the screws on Venezuela, Havana… attempt to overthrow him, the Cuban government affirmed its "unconditional … Havana. Since the White House announced the sanctions on Monday, Venezuela, CubaContinue reading
CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will request Tuesday special decree powers to confront what he termed "imperialist aggressions" from the United States, as relations between the countries Continue reading
Yosmel Carrido Campos recibió una fuerte golpiza propinada por el Jefe de Orden Interior, el Teniente Coronel ¨Hector¨, junto a tres oficiales más, frente a 60 reclusos Continue reading
Coincidiendo con la visita del vicepresidente del Consejo de Ministros, Ricardo Cabrisas, el Japón concretó este martes la donación a Cuba de cuatro equipos de Escáner de Temperatura Infrarrojo para el Aeropuerto Internacional de La Habana. Continue reading
The expansion project, which has been in the planning stages since at least 2013, begins as the US and Cuba work to normalize relations. Award-winning and trusted the world over, Business News Continue reading
… ongoing exhibition game activity in Cuba,” Manfred, the new baseball commissioner … this Story There were 25 Cuban-born players in the major leagues … culture.” Major league teams visited Cuba before Fidel Castro’s revolution … Orioles played Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999. Cuba’s … Continue reading
… about reviving baseball relations with Cuba. Players' association president Tony … a Triple-A team based in Havana, the Sugar Kings. More recently … played an exhibition in Havana against the Cuban national team in 1999 … league teams. There were 19 Cuban-born players on major league rosters … Continue reading
… R. Cabañas, chief of the Cuban Interests Section, on stage at … will head to Cuba.” Virginia has been trading with Cuba for more … banking. Cabañas, chief of the Cuban Interests Section, told the audience … . “I am not yet the Cuban ambassador,” he said, playfully correcting … Continue reading
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Tensions between the United States and Venezuela intensified Tuesday over new U.S. sanctions, with the move also drawing fire from Venezuela's Latin American allies. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Continue reading
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Holguin won gold and brought home the second and final Men's Double Trap Olympic quota slot during the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, Continue reading

La líder de las Damas de Blanco, Berta Soler, habla de las primeras votaciones en el referéndum para definir su continuidad al frente de la organización y denuncia la represión que acompañó la consulta. Los primeros resultados le son muy favorables, aunque todavía quedan por escrutar los votos de La Habana, cuyas conclusiones se conocerán este miércoles.

Pregunta. ¿Qué es lo más actual que tiene del referéndum revocatorio?

Respuesta. Estaba previsto realizarlo el próximo 16 de marzo, pero ateniendo a las condiciones de cada provincia y las problemáticas de algunas Damas de Blanco que deben desplazarse, se decidió adelantar la fecha.

P. ¿Matanzas fue la primera provincia en votar?

R. Sí, lo hicieron el pasado sábado. Para mí ha sido impresionante puesto que esta provincia cuenta con 33 Damas de Blanco con derecho al voto y se presentaron todas. De ellas, 32 votaron por el "sí" y una por el "no".

El domingo muchas se dirigieron a las sedes de cada delegación para ejercer su voto. De las 22 integrantes de Guantánamo, se presentaron 18: 16 votaron por el "sí" y dos anularon su boleta. En Santa Clara, se presentaron 12 de las 13 registradas: ocho se expresaron por el "sí". En Santiago de Cuba, de las 12 con derecho al voto, 10 optaron por el "sí" y dos por el "no". En Bayamo, cinco votaron "sí" y una no se presentó. Hoy martes, se celebró el referéndum en Holguín, con un resultado de 22 "sí", cuatro "no", una boleta anulada y una en blanco.

[[QUOTE:"Si el Gobierno cubano ha pegado dondequiera la foto de 'Los cinco', tenemos derecho también que se sepa de los presos nuestros"]]Queda pendiente ahora el voto de siete personas de Ciego de Ávila, cinco de Pinar del Río y de al menos otras 92 en La Habana.

En todas las provincias, la votación ha seguido las mismas normas. Hay una urna, las muchachas van, bajo la mirada de observadores de diferentes organizaciones que no tienen que ver nada con las Damas de Blanco, como la UNPACU o el Partido Republicano, por ejemplo.

P. ¿Cómo se mueve la información?

R. Por teléfono. Tan pronto como terminaba la votación, con los observadores presentes y las Damas que estaban ahí, se abrían las boletas, se hacía el conteo y se anunciaban públicamente los resultados. Después se sellaba y se enviaban los votos hacia La Habana para que se pueda hacer un conteo antes del miércoles.

P. ¿Ha habido algún tipo de represión?

R. Sí. Un observador de la provincia de Granma fue detenido por la mañana y a las cinco de la tarde todavía no lo habían liberado. En La Habana, pegamos fotos de Ángel Santiesteban y de El Sexto. Lo hacemos así, lo estamos haciendo y lo vamos a seguir haciendo, porque si el Gobierno cubano ha pegado dondequiera la foto de "Los cinco" , tenemos derecho también que se sepa de los presos nuestros.

[[QUOTE:"Yo felicité a todas, incluso a las que dijeron que no. Yo sí quiero que haya votos por el no para que vean que es posible decir no"]]Detuvieron a siete Damas de Blanco en la Virgen del Camino y tres activistas de derechos humanos de otras organizaciones. Un agente de seguridad que se hace llamar Luisito dijo a Dayamí Ortiz: "Si votas para Berta, te vamos a trancar cuatro días junto con presos". Sobrelis Turroella, que está enferma, también estuvo presa ayer en Alamar. A ella le dijeron: "¿Y tu cáncer cómo va?", "estás muy mal, ¿qué vas a hacer con el cáncer?" o "si vas a votar por el sí, en vez de ponerte 1.500 pesos de multa por el azúcar que no tenía papeles, te vamos a poner 3.000 pesos".

Hemos buscado que este referéndum sea bien claro, bien transparente, pero lo quiere empañar el Gobierno cubano. Hasta este momento, hay 112 "sí", nueve "no" y cinco boletas en blanco o anuladas. Yo felicité a todas, incluso a las que dijeron que no. Yo quiero que haya votos por el "no" para que vean que es posible decir no.

Este proceso que surgió de un incidente desagradable al final va a traer como consecuencia un fortalecimiento del movimiento. Pienso que en la sociedad civil cubana tenemos que aprender la democracia haciendo democracia.

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10 de marzo de 2015, 15:16 Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban baseball current champion Pinar del Rio has still a chance to classify for the playoffs of the 54th National Baseball Championship, when Continue reading
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"Acepto su oferta. Nos vamos a Cuba", dijo McAuliffe al jefe de la Sección de Intereses de Cuba en Estados Unidos, José R. Cabañas, durante una conferencia de comercio agrícola en Richmond. Continue reading
Prensa Latina Tuesday 10th March, 2015 Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, congratulated Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, for his speech Continue reading
HAVANA - The Cuban Catholic Church will build its first new church on the island since the 1959 revolution, in a municipality of the western province of Pinar del Rio, according to the latest issue of Continue reading
Homenaje a Argelio García, "Chaflán", el aplaudido cómico que para tratar temas serios se quitaba el sombrerito y, cuando bromeaba, se lo ponía. Funciones en Santa Clara, en el Teatro la Caridad y en la Universidad Central, y en los municipios de Sagua La grande, Remedios, Cifuentes, Camajuani y Santo Domingo Continue reading
10 de marzo de 2015, 14:49 Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An outlook of the current condition and quality of Mexican documentary films will be exhibited between Tuesday and Thursday, as part of the Continue reading
HAVANA - President Obama's attempt to mend relations with Cuba while simultaneously turning the screws on Venezuela, Havana's closest ally, is making for some fascinating triangular diplomacy. Late Continue reading
The Guardian Tuesday 10th March, 2015 President Nicolas Maduro criticises Barack Obama after the US president declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven government Continue reading
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro was seeking special decree powers from Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday in response to new U.S. sanctions, drawing opposition protests of a power-grab. Continue reading
[1]14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 4 March 2015 – The political and electoral system put in place in Cuba in the name of a socialism that has never existed, on which bureaucracy placed its bets and with which it has always won, has distinguished itself for its representative and indirect character, like that of the representative democracies that it has always criticized in other countries. That indirect and representative form, where those at the bottom only count when its time to vote for candidates that have been predetermined by the top – except in the case of district delegates – of whom all that is known is a small biography, has only served to depoliticize constituents and make them lose interest in politics, which is nothing more than a way to manage issues that concern everyone, be they political, economic, fiscal, labor, judicial, or social. Since no one is elected for the policies they would put in place to resolve issues in the community, the region, or the country, people simply don’t discuss politics nor do they vote for a specific policy. Thus far, those elected are the one’s who are “best trained” to make and defend the policies that have already been established by the Government-party. This has been the essence of the “socialist democracy.” Given that the vast majority of Cubans have left politics in the hands of the same people who have governed this country – under a single party and in a single direction – for over half a century, they have decided and continue to decide all our destinies. It’s time for Cubans, regardless of our ways of thinking, to begin taking care of politics, making it work for all our interests and pulling it from the stagnation into which it has been plunged. We should do the same with the economy, to extract it from the high levels of centralization that have characterized it. The point is not to be consulted about what should be done; it’s to make ourselves the deciders of what occurs. No one explains what the Party’s Central Committee’s announced new electoral law proposes  The last plenary session of the Party’s Central Committee approved the establishment of a new electoral law. There are no doubts that it is necessary, but no one explains what the new legislation proposes or how it will impact citizens, if we will participate in its drafting and if we will vote for it in referendum or not, as it should be due to its importance. Meanwhile, independent civil society demands a new constitution, rule of law, a multi-party system, and democratic elections, and the left, additionally, urges the delivery of a more direct democracy, increased public control, and more effective forms of participation and decision-making. How will we Cubans participate in the discussion process regarding the new law so that politics doesn’t continue to take care of us and instead it is us who takes care of politics? How to reconcile that new law with the demands of a great part of Cuban society? Why link it to the negotiations with the United States when it deals with a topic that is solely the responsibility of the Cuban people? Will a new electoral law be democratic or just a patching up of the previous one aimed at keeping up appearances and prolonging the Party’s time in power? How can a new electoral law be conceived without having previously changed a Constitution that has various antidemocratic articles such as the following? Article 5: establishes the rule of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) over the society. Article 53: restricts the freedoms of expression and press insofar as it advances the interests of the socialist society, a socialism that also lacks a precise definition. Article 54: limits the rights to assembly, protest, and association to existing organizations that are subordinate to the PCC. Article 74: establishes indirect elections for the offices of President and Vice-President at the hands of the National Assembly of People’s Power. Article 116: establishes that Provincial and Municipal Assemblies are responsible for indirectly electing mayors and governors. How can a new electoral law be conceived without having previously changed a Constitution that has various antidemocratic articles?  How to discuss and approve a new electoral law in a country whose political climate does not allow free expression of different ideas or the right to form political associations to defend them. Regardless, relative to the electoral system, Chapter XIV of the Constitution is sufficiently ample and imprecise to allow for almost anything, even when it seems to contradict other aspects of the Magna Carta, it would be too hasty to draw conclusions for now, given that there are also many other articles that would justify an electoral law that would be entirely democratic. Regarding this with an optimistic eye, which would not be supported by the actions of Raul Castro’s government in this area, it would be possible to expect that this announcement could be a prelude to others, essential for the creation of a climate of national dialogue and confidence needed for the longed-for process of democratization to open up. Consequently, we should practice politics, organize ourselves and continue to demand, through every possible track, the creation of a political atmosphere that will be conducive to a necessary national dialogue without exclusions; the establishment of thorough respect for the freedoms of expression, association, and election; the beginning of the works toward a new democratic Constitution that will be approved in a referendum and will allow for the establishment of a rule of law; and continue to push for the complete liberation of the country’s forces of production from all the bonds, regulations, and monopolies imposed by the salaried state forces. Take care of politics, or politics will take care of you! Translated by Fernando Fornaris [1] http://www.14ymedio.com/ Continue reading
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Digna Guerra, professor and director of the National Choir of Cuba, received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of the Arts (ISA by its Spanish acronym), in a ceremony that took its seat Continue reading
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