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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

Castro mocks Obama visit to CopenhagenDec 18 02:38 PM US/Eastern

Veteran Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday dismissed US President Barack Obama's trip to UN climate change talks in Copenhagen as a "show," and complained that the world's poor will… Continue reading

TP not cheap for CubansDecember 20, 2009 12:14 AM

Doing a little research into the Cuban people's way of life can show you what to expect in our country when Barack Obama's rush to socialism, communism and a dictatorship is… Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, 12.20.09BLACKS IN CUBAWhy the delayed outcry?BY NINOSKA PEREZ-CASTELLONninoskapc@aol.com

“All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.''

Edmund Burke

Agroup of 60 African-American leaders, influenced by Brazil's Abdias Nascimiento, a… Continue reading

Cuban farm reforms sow seeds of enterprise12.17.09, 10:26 AM EST* Farming is focus of Raul Castro's tentative reforms* Private farms leased state land in bid to boost output* Cuba fighting to reduce heavy reliance on food importsBy Helen Popper

BEJUCAL,… Continue reading

More Castro fumingSaturday, December 19, 2009

Fidel Castro's displeasure with President Barack Obama and the United States means little except continuing misery for Cubans.

In a letter read by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to a summit of leftist Latin American… Continue reading

Tackling Cuba's Food Service BluesDecember 17, 2009Yusimi Rodriguez

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 17 – In a previous piece I wrote about the many tasks that a State gastronomy, or food service, worker has to perform in this country in order to… Continue reading

Vietnam gives Cuban Customs new gear

A news item in Wednesday's Granma said that Nguyen Duong Thai, deputy director of the Vietnamese Customs Department, had donated to the Cuban Customs Administration 50 computers and 11 printers "to potentiate the computerized… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 12.17.09Credit Suisse to pay $536M to U.S.The financial institution admitted to hiding illegal business it was doing with Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Burma and Libya.Bloomberg News

Credit Suisse agreed to pay $536 million to settle claims the bank… Continue reading

The Free Blogosphere Takes Off in Cuba

Like the sneeze of a desired flu, the alternative Cuban blogosphere continues to propagate itself. It is no longer like the bleak wasteland that displayed — if anything — a few pseudonymous pages… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 12.17.09Amid crisis, Cuba falls short on home-buildingThe Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuba built about 20,000 homes in 2009, meeting barely 60 percent of its modest annual construction goal and further exacerbating a severe housing crunch, the official… Continue reading

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