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Daily Archives: February 11, 2006

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Trasladada al hospital la opositora Noelia Pedraza tras 8 dias en huelga de hambre y sed

Trasladada al hospital la opositora Noelia Pedraza tras 8 días en huelga
de hambre y sed

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viernes 10 de febrero de 2006 18:39:00

La opositora cubana Noelia Pedraza Jiménez fue trasladada este viernes
de urgencia a un hospital de Villa Clara, tras ocho días en huelga de
hambre y sed para reclamar el cese de los llamados “actos… Continue reading

Traficantes habrian ayudado a cubanos que escaparon de un centro migratorio de Yucatan

Emigración
Traficantes habrían ayudado a cubanos que escaparon de un centro
migratorio de Yucatán

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viernes 10 de febrero de 2006 18:24:00

Los ochos cubanos indocumentados que escaparon esta semana de un centro
migratorio en Yucatán, México, habrían recibido ayuda de una red de
traficantes, dijeron fuentes cercanas al Instituto Nacional de Migración
(INM) en la Ciudad de México.… Continue reading

Lech Walesa exhorta a los cubanos a prepararse para no ‘caer en la anarquia’

Transición
Lech Walesa exhorta a los cubanos a prepararse para no ‘caer en la anarquía’

‘Si Castro tuviera algo de honor y valentía renunciaría’, dijo el premio
Nobel de la Paz.

Agencias

viernes 10 de febrero de 2006 12:56:00

El ex presidente polaco y Premio Nobel de la Paz de 1983 Lech Walesa
reiteró este jueves en Miami su apoyo… Continue reading

Violence against dissidents up

Posted on Fri, Feb. 10, 2006

CUBA
Violence against dissidents up

BY VANESSA ARRINGTON
Associated Press

HAVANA – Aggression against Cuban dissidents by government supporters is
on the rise and becoming more violent, according to a report released
Thursday by a veteran human rights activist.

Elizardo Sánchez, who heads the non-governmental Cuban Commission on
Human Rights and National Reconciliation, lists… Continue reading

Walesa warns exiles about power vacuum

Posted on Fri, Feb. 10, 2006

CUBA
Walesa warns exiles about power vacuum

In Miami to offer lessons about Poland’s transition to democracy two
decades ago, Lech Walesa tells Cuban exiles they should prepare for the
worst.
By OSCAR CORRAL
[email protected]

Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, the
electrician whose working-man heroics helped bring down communism… Continue reading

Cuba Sells 160 Million Cigars in 2005

Feb. 10, 2006, 4:43PM

Cuba Sells 160 Million Cigars in 2005
© 2006 The Associated Press

HAVANA — Cuba sold about 160 million of its world-famous cigars last
year, in line with recent years’ sales, a tobacco executive said Friday
in announcing plans for this year’s annual international cigar festival.

Sales numbers in recent years have averaged around 150 million… Continue reading

Cuba to buy three Russian passenger airliners

Cuba to buy three Russian passenger airliners

10/02/2006 20:44

ULYANOVSK, February 10 (RIA Novosti, Lyubov Chilikova) – A delegation
from Cuba visited a Russian airplane manufacturing plant Friday in
Ulyanovsk, about 550 miles east of Moscow, and expressed interest in
purchasing three Russian passenger airliners.

Cuban Ambassador to Russia Jorge Marti Martinez, who headed the
delegation, expressed his colleagues’ conclusion:… Continue reading

Cuba: The lure of a forbidden land

Cuba: The lure of a forbidden land

By Rosemary McClure
Los Angeles Times

HAVANA — American visitor Rev. John Bakas roamed the cobblestone streets
of Old Havana, ate beans and rice at an outdoor cafe, and led vesper
services at a Greek Orthodox church.

At the same time, Kim Zimmerman, a pediatrician on her first trip to
Cuba, was visiting… Continue reading

Raleigh woman receives government letter about trip to Cuba

Posted on Fri, Feb. 10, 2006

Raleigh woman receives government letter about trip to Cuba
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh woman who tried to visit detainees at the
Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba last year has received a questionnaire
from the federal government about the trip.

Sheila Stumph was one of 10 protesters who got the letter… Continue reading

Forbidden Cuba

From the Los Angeles Times
Forbidden Cuba
Despite travel restrictions, American tourists are still finding their
way to the little island to our south

By Rosemary McClure
Times Staff Writer

February 12, 2006

9HAVANAThe Rev. John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old
Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led
vesper services… Continue reading

Two men accused of illegally bringing 14 Cuban migrants to Fla.

Posted on Thu, Feb. 09, 2006

Two men accused of illegally bringing 14 Cuban migrants to Fla.
Associated Press

KEY WEST, Fla. – Two men accused of smuggling 14 Cuban migrants into the
United States have been charged in federal court, authorities said Thursday.

Umberto G. Gonzalez and Larry A. Mitchell are charged with illegally
bringing aliens to the United… Continue reading

The rules of travel to Cuba

The rules of travel to Cuba

By Seattle Times travel staff

The U.S. government permits only certain American citizens to visit
Cuba, including those with relatives in Cuba or those with educational,
religious, journalistic or humanitarian reasons for traveling there. The
travel restrictions are part of the economic sanctions against Cuba by
the U.S. government, which opposes President Fidel Castro’s… Continue reading

Cuba flays IOC decision

Cuba flays IOC decision

Friday, February 10, 2006 (Havana):

Cuban officials decried the International Olympic Committee’s decision
on Thursday to not restore baseball to the program for the 2012 Summer
Games in London.

“It’s a strong blow not only for Cuba, but also for all of the countries
of Latin America, and Asia in particular,” said Carlos Rodriguez,
president of… Continue reading

Cubans return after departure

Cubans return after departure

A group of eighteen Cubans stayed on the Sister
Islands for four days
Friday, February 10, 2006

A group of seven Cubans that landed at East End Wednesday, remained in
the Sister Islands for four days, left Cayman Brac twice, and both times
deposited the larger portion of their group on Little Cayman before
continuing their… Continue reading

Combining Skills Training, Heritage Restoration and Jobs

Combining Skills Training, Heritage Restoration and Jobs
Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Feb 10 (IPS) – “Restoring our heritage is like reliving history
day by day,” said Alberto Herrera, making himself heard above the
banging of hammers and the strident buzz of a motor saw in this
vocational training school in Old Havana, where he is learning carpentry.

In adjoining rooms, other… Continue reading

Letter from Senator Mel Martinez to The Honorable Condoleezza Rice

Letter from Senator Mel Martinez to The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, U.S.
Secretary of State and to The Honorable Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the
President for National Security Affairs

2006-02-11

Letter from Senator Mel Martinez to The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, U.S.
Secretary of State

February 8, 2006

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State
Harry S. Truman Building
2201 C Street,… Continue reading

La Zafra Va Mal

La Zafra Va Mal
2006-02-11

La Habana, 10 de Febrero de 2006.- La zafra azucarera cubana del 2006
presenta graves dificultades. Iniciada a principios de Enero, tiene por
objetivo operar con 42 ingenios de los 156 existentes hace unos años.

Hasta comienzos de Febrero, con dificultades, sólo se han puesto en
marcha 37 instalaciones. Suceden a menudo paradas industriales,
fundamentalmente… Continue reading

Cuban dissident on hunger strike agrees to be fed intravenously

Cuban dissident on hunger strike agrees to be fed intravenously

HAVANA, Feb 9, 2006 (AFP) – A Cuban dissident journalist has agreed to
be fed intravenously after an eight-day hunger strike left him in
critical condition, a family member told AFP on Thursday. Guillermo
Farinas, who heads the outlawed Cubanacan news agency, had called the
hunger strike to protest the… Continue reading

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