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Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

Cuba scraps rave festivalBig News Network.com (IANS)Monday 8th August, 2011

The Cuban Rotilla festival, considered to be the island's largest rave event, was cancelled on the weekend by officials and replaced with a group of summer concerts.

The 2011 Rotilla… Continue reading

Obama calls for release of American in CubaThe Daily Caller – Fri, Aug 5, 2011

White House officials are urging Cuba's socialist government to release American Alan Gross, only a few hours after his 15-year sentence was confirmed by island's… Continue reading

It's getting easier to visit CubaBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau11:42 p.m. EDT, August 7, 2011

WASHINGTON — Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel… Continue reading

Where Cubans Can Meet the Beatles at LastThe New York Times

At the Yellow Submarine bar, the Beatles provide the decoration and the inspiration.By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 7, 2011

HAVANA — The hair and accents were wrong, but the audience… Continue reading

Cuba: Farm Leader Calls for Higher Food Production

Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Association of Small Farmers, Orlando Lugo, called for increasing food production in Cuba to reduce imports.

The association, ANAP, represents private and family… Continue reading

Cuba's new hit film tackles inequality

A film about two boys — one rich, one poor — is really striking a cord on the socialist island.Nick MiroffAugust 7, 2011 09:35

HAVANA, Cuba — Despite the long lines and sweltering cinemas,… Continue reading

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Alan Gross, Castro and ObamaBy Jennifer Rubin

The Post reported:

Cuba's top court has rejected the final appeal of a U.S. government contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison, despite appeals from top American… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 08.07.11The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL

Unjust verdict, unjust regime

OUR OPINION: Rejected appeal of Alan Gross requires stiff U.S. responseBy The Miami Herald EditorialHeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com

The decision by a Cuban court to reject the appeal of American citizen… Continue reading

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