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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

PR Newswire

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

Employment & Social Measures Needed in CubaDecember 21, 2009Pedro Campos*

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 21 – All seems to indicate that the leadership of the Cuban government/party has begun to understand the pernicious character of its paternalism.

As the natural consequence… Continue reading

Omnibus Clarifies Intent of Onerous Cuba Payment RuleUSAgNet – 12/21/2009

An omnibus appropriations bill signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday included language to clarify Congress' intent with regards to the so-called 'payment of cash in advance' rule affecting trade… Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 12.21.09Cuba makes Valdes, Bejerano Council of State VPsThe Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuba has promoted revolutionary commander Ramiro Valdes and comptroller Gladys Bejerano to vice presidents of its supreme governing body, the Council of State.

Valdes is… Continue reading

New multimedia show hits old HavanaBy LINDA MACK, Special to the Star TribuneLast update: December 20, 2009 – 12:32 AM

HAVANA – The excitement was palpable outside Havana's Teatro Mella two weeks ago as a crowd waited for the doors… Continue reading

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