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Hit song changes Cuban tune on migrationPublished Date: December 28, 2009By Vicente Poveda

A song, both humorous and poignant, about Cuban migrants has become one of the most popular hits on the communist island, illustrating a change in the attitude… Continue reading

Top gifts fill Cuba after easing of ban

HAVANA Christmas in Cuba was awash with hard-to-get presents like flat-screen TVs and expensive candies as a wave of US-based Cubans visited for family reunions only made possible by a recent scrapping… 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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