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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Posted on Friday, 02.12.10Moderate quake hits eastern Cuba

HAVANA — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake hit eastern Cuba early Friday, rattling nerves but causing no reported injuries or damage.

The temblor hit just after 7 a.m. Friday, centered about 35 miles (55… Continue reading

Envoy Sees Bright Future for Church in Cuba

Notes Climate of Increasing Openness

ROME, FEB. 10, 2010 ( There is hope that Cuba will become continuously more open to a free practice of religion, according to the nation's ambassador to… Continue reading

U.S. food exports to Cuba fell 26 percent in 2009Friday February 12, 2010 04:32:00 PM GMT

USA-CUBA/TRADE* Drop due to Cuba's economic troubles* Unlikely that sales will increase this yearBy Esteban Israel

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – U.S. food and… Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 02.10.10Cuba sharply reduces US food imports amid hardshipBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba has slashed food and agriculture imports from the United States – its largest food supplier despite decades of sour relations – as… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 02.11.10DEMOCRACY IN CUBAEurope might take another step backBY MARIFELI

Until June 30, Spain holds the presidency of the European Union. Madrid has always taken the lead on Cuba, and so it has been since the Socialists… Continue reading

Cuba To Purchase 40,000 MT Rice From VietnamPublished on 10th February, 2010 16:11:00

According to reports in the local Vietnamese media, Cuba will buy 400,000 MT of rice this year from Vietnam through its regular purchases with deferred payment, which… Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba rapprochement? Not anytime soonPosted By Josh Rogin Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – 6:33 PM Share

At last week's Senate Intelligence committee hearing, top officials acknowledged that President Obama's campaign promise to drastically alter U.S. policy toward Cuba is meeting… Continue reading

Cuba's sweet 15 endures in crisisBy Shasta Darlington, CNNFebruary 9, 2010 — Updated 2204 GMT (0604 HKT)

* In Cuba, a girl's 15th birthday is a sacred, expensive rite of passage* Party often includes photo shoots and balls* Parents start… Continue reading

Cuba slow to ease its grip on shopkeepersBy Marc Frank in CamagüeyPublished: February 10 2010 02:00

Three years after Cuba's Rebel Youth newspaper published "The Big Old Swindle" – a scathing series calling for reform of a state-managed retail sector… Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 02.10.10CUBAU.S. broadcasts to Cuba get strongerBy LAURA WIDES-MUNOZAP Hispanic Affairs Writer

MIAMI — The U.S. government's official broadcasts to Cuba and the government-funded Voice of America are for the first time regularly sharing resources – a move… Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 02.10.10CUBA | HUNGER STRIKECuban hunger striker's condition reportedly worseThe mother of a Cuban political prisoner on a hunger strike said her son's condition has worsened and that he has lost considerable weight.By JUAN O.

A Cuban… Continue reading

Cuba's public "privatization" debate

Cuba's Communist Party newspaper has been publishing unusually frank criticisms of Cuban socialism.By Nick MiroffPublished: February 9, 2010 06:29 ET

HAVANA, Cuba — Something unusual has been stirring lately in the pages of Granma, this country's… Continue reading

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010Cuban community grows with refugeesBy: Perla Trevizo

Staff photo by Matt Fields-Johnson/Chattanooga Times Free PressEdiee Perez, who immigrated from Cuba in 1959 and has been helping other refugees since 2005, hands Jose Noa Roque the keys to… Continue reading

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