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Posted on Tuesday, 01.19.10Cuba performing state-sponsored sex change surgeryBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba has begun performing state-sponsored sex-change operations after the government lifted a longtime ban on the procedure in 2007, President Raul Castro's daughter said Tuesday.… Continue reading

CubaEvents of 2009

The change in government leadership in 2006-when Fidel Castro handed control to his brother Raul-has had little effect on Cuba's dismal human rights record. Cuba remains the one country in Latin America that represses virtually all forms… Continue reading

ARTSCuban Musicians Resuming U.S. PerformancesBy Roque Planas*Credit:Roque Planas

NEW YORK, Jan 18, 2010 (IPS) – New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that… Continue reading

Firm develops golf courses in Cuba(19-01-2010)

HANOI — The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUD) and Cuba's Palmares SA Group have signed a real estate deal to build two golf courses-cum-hotel complexes in Cuba.

The two complexes, which will include… Continue reading

Houston now exports to Havana, Santiago

A French shipping company has been authorized by Washington to provide weekly cargo transport from Houston to Cuba, The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.The Marseilles-based CMA CGM Group, a container line, has begun to carry… Continue reading

Castrocare: Freezing to death in Havana

The Associated Press reported: "26 patients at Cuba's largest hospital for the mentally ill died this week during a cold snap, the government said Friday."

As John Stossel pointed out: "Michael Moore, in his… Continue reading

Exchanging a PhD for freedomCuban immigrant embraces custodial jobUpdated: Monday, 18 Jan 2010, 1:53 PM MST

AUSTIN (KXAN) – At the age of 65, Rafael Garcia roams the halls of Westlake High School, broom in hand.

That's a far cry… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 01.17.10

FICTIONReview | 'The Autobiography of Fidel Castro': Quoting the despot, in matters large and smallA former friend of Castro sends him up in this mix of history and satire.BY ANN LOUISE BARDACH

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FIDEL… Continue reading

Bitter words cut short US-Cuba progressBy Marc Frank in HavanaPublished: January 13 2010 00:46

A year after Barack Obama became US president, pledging "a new beginning" in relations with Cuba and winning praise from Fidel Castro, vitriolic rhetoric is once… Continue reading

Updating the CohibaBy Nick Foulkes | NEWSWEEKPublished Jan 15, 2010

It is a warm and slightly sticky late November afternoon inside the early-20th-century mansion that houses the global headquarters of Habanos SA, the body that markets Havana cigars. Fierce sunlight… Continue reading

Cuba investigates psychiatric hospital deaths

Cuban authorities are investigating the deaths of 26 patients at a psychiatric hospital linked to a spell of unusually cold weather.

Human rights activists blamed the deaths on negligence and the dilapidated state of the… Continue reading

Houston's port has a Cuba connectionBy JENALIA MORENOJan. 15, 2010, 10:17PM

HOUSTON'S EXPORTS TO CUBA

Cuba is a small portion of the Port of Houston Authority's business but exports are expected to increase to the island nation now that a… Continue reading

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