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Daily Archives: February 4, 2011

Posted on Friday, 02.04.11

Church: Cuba to free 2 prominent prisonersBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press

HAVANA — Cuba will free two prominent political prisoners and allow one of the men to remain in the country, the Catholic church said Friday, a… Continue reading

Joint UK-Cuban venture to build power plantsBy Sarah MishkinPublished: January 16 2011 23:33 | Last updated: January 16 2011 23:33

A UK and Cuban joint venture will invest $250m in building a biomass power plant near Havana, in one of… Continue reading

Rejecting oil is not an option, says reportByEd Crooks in New York and Sheila McNulty in HoustonPublished: January 11 2011 19:36 | Last updated: January 12 2011 01:08

The conclusions of National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon disaster are based… Continue reading

Exiles tense over lighter US stance on CubaBy Andres Schipani in MiamiPublished: January 16 2011 23:41 | Last updated: January 16 2011 23:41

In Miami's Little Havana, the heartland of Cuba's exile community, the mood is tense.

"This is outrageous,… Continue reading

Digital Rations

Internet Policy in Castro's CubaBy Ellery Roberts BiddleFebruary 3, 2011

Fidel Castro has an acute understanding of the power of communication. It fueled his force as a ruler for over half a century, and was freshly evident last… Continue reading

Cuba begins laying off 500,000 state workersJob cuts are part of economic overhaul aimed at slashing government expendituresupdated 1/4/2011 3:35:00 AM ET 2011-01-04T08:35:00HAVANA — The first layoffs have begun in the communist government's prog... Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 01.30.11

Cuba's economic changes create new entrepreneursBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press

HAVANA — Where some might see a rotten window frame pocked by termites, Julio Cesar Hidalgo envisions a polished takeout counter, the rich smell of garlic and… Continue reading

Swap shopWhere a beach-front house can be (almost) yours for a snipCuba's housing marketFeb 3rd 2011 | HAVANACUBA'S government likes to crow that over 85% of Cubans own their homes. The claim is technically correct. However, there is a catch: h... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, 02.02.11 Cuba to free 4 opposition prisoners By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuba’s government has agreed to free four men convicted of trying to flee the island by hijacking boats, and will send them into… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 01.30.11

Cuba’s economic changes create new entrepreneurs By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press

HAVANA — Where some might see a rotten window frame pocked by termites, Julio Cesar Hidalgo envisions a polished takeout counter, the rich smell of… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 01.30.11

List of 178 Cuban private-sector jobs By Associated Press

Cubans can now seek licenses for any of the following 178 private-sector jobs, under economic reforms announced last year by President Raul Castro:

1. Musical Instrument Tuning… Continue reading

Posted on Friday, 01.28.11 VERBATIM

Convicted Cuban spies got their due

Editor’s note: This is The Miami Herald’s editorial position about the Cuban Five spy trial, which was first published June 18, 2009, under the headline: Spies got fair trial:… Continue reading

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