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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Cuba's most famous resort welcomes 1M tourists in 2009(Xinhua)Updated: 2009-12-31 15:03

HAVANA: Varadero, Cuba's most famous resort, welcomed 1 million tourists this year, a source from the Cuban tourism sector said Wednesday.

Velio Barrera, an expert on commercialization and communication… Continue reading

CubaBy ANTHONY DEPALMA | Updated: Oct. 27, 2009Overview

A half-century ago, on Jan. 1, 1959, Fidel Castro brought down the curtain on Fulgencio Batista's right-wing dictatorship in Cuba. As Mr. Castro planted himself firmly in the Communist camp and began… Continue reading

December 31, 2009In Cuba, Hopeful Tenor Toward Obama Is EbbingBy MARC LACEY

HAVANA — The Obama honeymoon here is over.

When President Obama came to office, the unflattering billboards of George W. Bush, including one outside the United States Interests… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 12.31.09

Cuba's vitriolOUR OPINION: After 51 years, Cuba's leadership sticks to dictatorial

As Cubans end 51 years of living under the Castro brothers' rule, the regime continues to crack down on bloggers, artists, dissidents and others who… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 12.31.09

Los Van Van plans concert in Miami

Cuban dance band Los Van Van will return to Miami in January for the first time since more than 3,500 protesters created havoc outside their Miami Arena show in… Continue reading

Publicado el 12-30-2009More Than Half a Century of Tragedy in Cuba

January 1st, 2010 marks the fifty-first anniversary of the enslavement of the Cuban people by the totalitarian Marxist-Leninist tyranny of Fidel Castro, and in the last two years of… Continue reading

Cuban nickel output seen lowest in a decadeWed Dec 30, 2009 11:25am EST

* National output seen between 60,000 and 65,000 tonnes* Sherritt International venture operating at capacity* Industry still struggling to overcome hurricane damage

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, Dec… Continue reading

The Castro brothers' big dirty secretPosted: December 30, 2009

For years I have been reporting on how Fidel Castro has been crushing internal dissent. I did this while simultaneously trying to demythicize his comrade, Che Guevara, a charismatic man when… Continue reading

Cuba's "World-Class" Music Education?Matt Welch | December 30, 2009

The short one, on the rightThe New York Times has a goo-goo story up about how Carlos Varela, "Cuba's Bob Dylan" (quick question: what does the world wrongly think it has… Continue reading

"Control" over cultural projects questioned in CubaDecember 29, 2009

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 29 – A group of Cuban intellectuals and civil society initiatives questioned the "increase of the bureaucratic-authoritarian control and obstruction of social initiatives" in a letter released in… Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, 12.29.09Cuba critical of all 4 Florida Senate candidatesThe Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuba's official media lashed out at all four main candidates to become Florida's next senator – Democrats and Republicans alike – saying Tuesday they will… Continue reading

Cuba offers medical expertise to KuwaitPublished Date: December 28, 2009By Ben Garcia, Staff Writer

KUWAIT: Cuba plans to renew its previous bilateral agreement with Kuwait, especially in the field of medical cooperation, once the country's new envoy secures a formal… Continue reading

Hit song changes Cuban tune on migrationPublished Date: December 28, 2009By Vicente Poveda

A song, both humorous and poignant, about Cuban migrants has become one of the most popular hits on the communist island, illustrating a change in the attitude… Continue reading

Young dancers perform in Cuba in the new yearArts & EntertainmentDec 25, 2009

Dundas and Ancaster dancers will be among the first Canadians to perform in Havana's Gran Teatro.

After a successful performance of The Nutcracker ballet in Hamilton, seven… Continue reading

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