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Posted on Sunday, 12.27.09LATIN AMERICAHuman rights our priorityBY GEORGE LeMIEUXlemieux.senate.gov

As a senator from Florida, the gateway to Latin America, it is incumbent upon me to focus on U.S. policy as it relates to the Western Hemisphere. U.S. foreign… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 12.26.09OPERATION PEDRO PANOperation Pedro Pan marks 49th anniversarySaturday marks the 49th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan, the unique exodus of Cuban children to the United States that began on Dec. 26, 1960.BY LUISA YANEZlyanez@MiamiHerald.com

Forty-nine years ago… Continue reading

In Cuba, Christmas makes cautious returnIsland gets festive spirit as a result of reforms to Marxist state.By Nick MiroffPublished: December 25, 2009 09:35 ET

HAVANA, Cuba — It's been more than a decade since Christmas was restored to national holiday… Continue reading

Do pro-democracy groups help Cuba?Published: Dec. 25, 2009 at 1:03 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) — A critic says U.S. pro-democracy groups trying to smuggle cellphones and DVDs into Cuba may do more harm than good.

Ted Henken of Baruch… Continue reading

Posted on Friday, 12.25.09Cuba reports more tourism, less revenueMore foreigners visited Cuba this year than last year, the government reported, but they stayed less time and spent less money.

HAVANA — (AP) — Cuba says more than 2.4 million tourists… Continue reading

Four Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret) Cancels Trip to Cuba Because of 'Shallow, Vitriolic' Comments and Actions by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 23

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret), former White… Continue reading

SIN LUGAR A DUDAS2009-12-23.Hugo Araña, Corresponsal de Misceláneas de Cuba

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Ya quedó comprobado para conocimiento tanto de la población como a nivel mundial, que las marchas pacíficas de cubanos incómodos con el régimen, han aparecido en el… Continue reading

Cuba plants more sugarcaneHAVANA, Dec 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX)

Cuba has planted 119,000 hectares of sugarcane by the end of October 2009, an expansion of 5,550 hectares from 2008, Cuban media reported Monday.

The country is expected to harvest… Continue reading

Press organisation protests heightened repression in CubaPublished on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MIAMI, USA (IAPA/IFEX) — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has expressed concern and alarm at the increased violence and repression against Cuba's independent journalists, bloggers, human rights… Continue reading

Thousands of Cubans attend American concertIANSTuesday 22nd December, 2009

The US band `Kool & the Gang' gave a concert in Havana over the weekend that attracted thousands of Cubans who danced and sang along to songs like 'Celebration'.

The band… Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, 12.22.09Cuba lets cardinal give X-mas message on state TVBy ANNE-MARIE GARCIAMiami Herald Key Biscayne

Cuba's Roman Catholic cardinal will read a Christmas message on state television for the second straight year, another small sign the once officially… Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, 12.22.09Florida's U.S. Senate candidates unified on CubaThe four candidates for U.S. Senate affirmed their support for democratic reforms in Cuba and took a tough line on American policy toward the island nation.BY WILFREDO CANCIO ISLAwcancio@ElNuevoHerald.com

The four… Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 12.21.09Cuban prisons torture, former inmates claimTwo former prisoners say they were tortured while incarcerated, but Cuban officials deny the allegations.By JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Inmates in a high-security prison in eastern Cuba are alleging that guards punish infractions… Continue reading

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