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Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Cuban Kid's HungerSeptember 27, 2011Rosa Martinez

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 27 — Around 9 o'clock last night, while I was passionately reading an autobiography, my youngest daughter interrupted me. With the face of a good little girl, she announced: "Mummy,… Continue reading

Yoani Sanchez – Award-Winning Cuban Blogger

Models for CaravaggioPosted: 9/27/11 10:10 PM ET

Narcissus stares fixedly into the water which reflects his own image, but at moments he also perceives in it the flashes of a city with crumbling columns… Continue reading

Cuba drilling next hurdle for U.S.By DARREN GOODE | 9/27/11 10:38 PM EDT

The White House must crisscross complex political and policy waters as it faces the impending reality of oil drilling off Cuba a mere 60 miles from the… Continue reading

Cuba Silent on Child Prostitution CaseSeptember 27, 2011Rosa Martinez

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 27 — According to unofficial media here, yesterday a trial began — behind closed doors — in which 14 people (among them three Italian citizens) are implicated in… Continue reading

U.S. presidential candidate says Cuba sponsoring HezbollahSeptember 28, 2011 12:53 PMBy Dana KhraicheThe Daily Star

BEIRUT: Republican Party presidential candidate Michele Bachmann warned against the U.S. normalizing trade relations with Cuba, citing reports that the Latin American country is working… Continue reading

By the Ways of Faith / Reinaldo EscobarReinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated

Our most powerful weapon: The unity of the nation.

Twenty years ago Cuba's Communist Party renounced atheism. I remember those discussions in which some militants couldn't manage to understand… Continue reading

Cuba Updates Insurance Services

BAYAMO, Cuba, Sept 26 (acn) The Cuban National Insurance Company (ESEN) is updating its services, as part of the agreements passed during the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), held last April.

The head… Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 09.26.11

Nonprofit plants seed for future US-Cuba relationsBy LAURA WIDES-MUNOZAP Hispanic Affairs Writer

MIAMI — When Latin pop star Juanes announced plans for a 2009 concert in Havana, the powerful Cuban exile community in the U.S. met… Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 09.26.11

Cuba seeks normalization with USBy CLAUDIA TORRENSAssociated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Cuba wants to re-establish relations with the United States with a focus on humanitarian and other issues, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday.

Rodriguez also… Continue reading

A Stone in the Shoe / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Jack Gibbard

I don't intend to persuade anyone that Cuba is some kind of hell. Nor to change the mind of those who imagine that it's a paradise. But it… Continue reading

Self-Employment Expanding, But Not EnoughBy Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Sep 26, 2011 (IPS) – This month, the Cuban government eased up on taxes and other legal aspects involved in self-employment. But experts warn that there are serious limitations standing in the… Continue reading

Fidel Castro calls Obama U.N. speech "gibberish"

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan television journalist Mario Silva talk during an interview in Havana. (Ho New / Reuters)Jeff Franks Reuters

12:27 a.m. PDT, September 26, 2011

HAVANA (Reuters) – Former… Continue reading

Fidel Castro calls Obama U.N. speech "gibberish"

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan television journalist Mario Silva talk during an interview in Havana. (Ho New / Reuters)Jeff Franks Reuters

12:27 a.m. PDT, September 26, 2011

HAVANA (Reuters) – Former… Continue reading

Father Varela, Man of the Present / Dimas CastellanosDimas Castellanos, Translator: Unstated

The accords of the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), along with those emanating from its five previous congresses, have demonstrated not only their inability… Continue reading

September 14, 2011 7:28 pmTies bolster regimes in Havana and CaracasBy Benedict Mander in Caracas

When Hugo Chávez recently took his third round of chemotherapy, the Venezuelan president opted to do so in Caracas rather than in Havana, where he… Continue reading

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