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Daily Archives: August 19, 2011

Monied Cubans Flock to Varadero HotelsAugust 18, 2011By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, August 18 — Privileged Cubans are flocking in record numbers this summer to Varadero Hotels reported the Ministry of Tourism on Thursday.

While the average Cuban professional struggles… Continue reading

Cuba seeking oil spill agreement with Mexico

The Cuban government and state oil company CubaPetróleo (Cupet) are seeking to reactivate an 11-year old cooperation agreement with Mexico and state oil company Pemex, Mexican daily Milenio reported.

Pemex and Cupet signed… Continue reading

Globe Editorial – The Boston Globe

Crushing dissent in CubaAugust 19, 2011

WHILE THE Syrian government's savage attacks on anti-government protesters have rightly drawn the world's attention, it isn't only on the other side of the world that dictatorial rulers… Continue reading

Cubana pre-orders three Antonov planes

Russia's Ilyushin Finance Co. signed a letter of intent to finance Cuba's purchase of three Antonov An-158 passenger aircraft at an undisclosed price, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

The pre-contract also includes an option for… Continue reading

HRW's Credibility Seen from CubaAugust 19, 2011Erasmo Calzadilla

At the end of July, Human Rights Watch (HRW) was news in Cuba again. The non-governmental organization questioned the Obama administration for not legally prosecuting George W. Bush and other high officials… Continue reading

An Old Man's IslandBy George H. Wittman on 8.19.11 @ 6:07AM

To lure a Cuban into actually telling you what he thinks requires something akin to a blood relationship, so it's hard to know how the average citizen feels about… Continue reading

Dutch FM wants to keep Cuba relations low-key

Relations between the Netherlands and Cuba should not extend beyond diplomatic contact through embassies, Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal told parliament today.

The minister said open dialogue with the Cuban authorities was… Continue reading

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