Daily Archives: September 18, 2008

Unos 20 países y organismos han enviado donaciones a la Isla

Ayuda HumanitariaUnos 20 países y organismos han enviado donaciones a la Isla

Agencias | 18/09/2008

Al menos veinte países y organismos internacionales han enviado oanunciado ayuda humanitaria a Cuba hasta el momento, entre materiales deemergencia y donaciones para los damnificados de los huracanes Ike yGustav, informó EFE.

Rusia, España, , Brasil, México, Timor Oriental, Bélgica,Ecuador, Holanda, la República Dominicana… Continue reading

Huber Matos llama a los militares de la Isla a instalar una Junta de Gobierno

Huber Matos llama a los militares de la Isla a instalar una Junta deGobierno

Cuba está 'en el peor momento de su historia' y los gobernantes sólobuscan fórmulas 'para mantenerse en el poder, no las que puedan resolverla crisis', dijo el exiliado.

Agencias | 18/09/2008

Huber Matos, un ex comandante de la revolución cubana, llamó a losmilitares de la Isla… Continue reading

Raúl Castro aparece por primera vez en público y pide ‘optimismo’

El golpe de los huracanesRaúl Castro aparece por primera vez en público y pide 'optimismo'

El gobernante dijo a los habitantes de Isla de Pinos que sus problemasserán resueltos, pero que hará falta tiempo y esfuerzo.

Agencias | 18/09/2008

Raúl Castro apareció este miércoles por primera vez en público tras elpaso de los huracanes Gustav y Ike, en una visita… Continue reading

CARTA ABIERTA: LA INADMISIBILIDAD DE LO INADMISIBLE

CARTA ABIERTA: LA INADMISIBILIDAD DE LO INADMISIBLE2008-09-18.Enviado por: Vladimiro Roca, Ex Prisionero de Conciencia y Activista Pro(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Esta es una carta abierta dirigida,

1) En primer lugar a nuestros hermanos del exilio con una petición desus hermanos de la isla: que la hagan llegar a las autoridadescompetentes en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en… Continue reading

A COSTA DE LOS NECESITADOS

A COSTA DE LOS NECESITADOS2008-09-18.Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El Gobierno de Cuba rechazó la ayudahumanitaria que le ofreció de América. Una nota de prensadel Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba así loconfirma. La misma resultó emitida el día 6 de septiembre del 2008. Laresistencia a recibir esta ayuda yanqui,… Continue reading

AFECTADA POBLACIÓN PENAL POR ESTAFILOCOCO

AFECTADA POBLACIÓN PENAL POR ESTAFILOCOCO2008-09-18.Félix Reyes Gutiérrez, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- RANCHUELO, Cuba 18 de septiembre.- Más deun centenar de prisioneros recluidos en la prisión Guamajal-Hombres deVilla Clara padecen trastornos de por la propagación de unestafilococo, hace una semana.

En misiva enviada a la redacción de Cubanacán Press, por el prisioneropolítico y de conciencia Ivan Hernández… Continue reading

DAN A CONOCER DAÑOS EN VILLA CLARA TRAS PASO DE HURACÁN

DAN A CONOCER DAÑOS EN VILLA CLARA TRAS PASO DE HURACÁN2008-09-18.Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 12 de septiembre.- OmarRuiz Martín primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba en VillaClara reconoció no públicamente los daños ocasionados, tras el paso delhuracán Ike por las cercanías de este territorio central, el pasado 11de septiembre.

En… Continue reading

EVACUADOS LOS RESIDENTES DEL POBLADO EL SANTO

EVACUADOS LOS RESIDENTES DEL POBLADO EL SANTO2008-09-18.Félix Reyes Gutiérrez, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- RANCHUELO, Cuba, 10 de septiembre.- Losresidentes de El Santo en el municipio Encrucijada, el 9 de septiembreúltimo, fueron evacuados por tropas de las Fuerzas ArmadasRevolucionarias, por la peligrosa inundación de ese poblado.

Según Ramón García López, miembro del Foro de Estudios Sociales "MartaAbreu" y… Continue reading

RESCATAN A POBLADORES DEL VALLE DE JIBACOA

RESCATAN A POBLADORES DEL VALLE DE JIBACOA2008-09-18.Yoel Espinosa Medrano, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 10 de septiembre.- Losvecinos del poblado de Jibacoa en el macizo montañoso del Escambray dela provincia Villa Clara, fueron rescatados por efectivos del ejércitocubano, en horas de la tarde del 9 de septiembre último.

Las fuertes lluvias asociadas al huracán Ike,… Continue reading

Cuba, más desolada que nunca tras los huracanes

Jueves 18 de Septiembre de 2008Cuba, más desolada que nunca tras los huracanesPor Ana Laura Carrega (Infobae.com)

La Isla vive el drama de los daños por Ike y Gustav. El aparenteentusiasmo en la gente que muestran los medios castristas poco tiene dereal.

"La Revolución evita que provincias como Pinar del Río, Holguín, LasTunas, Camagüey, por mencionar las que recibieron el… Continue reading

RAÚL CASTRO, LOS CICLONES Y EL NUEVO ESCENARIO POLÍTICO

RAÚL CASTRO, LOS CICLONES Y EL NUEVO ESCENARIO POLÍTICO2008-09-18.Elías Amor, Economista, ULC

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Los últimos acontecimientos que estánproduciéndose en la Isla están provocando cierta sorpresa entre losobservadores y analistas que se empeñan en obtener alguna idea de en quémedida Cuba está cambiando hacia la democracia, y si estos cambios sonreales o no.

Por el contrario, el nuevo escenario… Continue reading

CARTA A LOS MILITARES CUBANOS

CARTA A LOS MILITARES CUBANOS2008-09-18.Comandante Huber Matos

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Miami, Septiembre 17 de 2008

Compatriotas:

Estamos en el peor momento de nuestra historia, compitiendo en angustiascon Haití, el más pobre e infortunado país del continente americano. Doshuracanes recientes han puesto en transparencia el drama acumuladodurante medio siglo, resultante de un fraude enmascarado detrás de lademagógica campaña contra el "imperialismo… Continue reading

Cuba aceptó restablecer diálogo político con la UE

Cuba aceptó restablecer diálogo político con la 16 de Setiembre de 2008

La Habana, (dpa) – Cuba aceptó restablecer el diálogo político con laUnión Europea después de que ésta levantara en junio las sancionesimpuestas a la isla desde 2003, confirmó hoy a la agencia dpa larepresentación de la Comisión Europea en La Habana.

"La respuesta ha sido positiva", dijo… Continue reading

Dignity costs Cuba $5m in US aid

Dignity costs Cuba $5m in US aidPublished Date: 18 September 2008

CUBA, devastated in recent weeks by two hurricanes, but also hit bydecades of US sanctions, has too much dignity to accept aid fromAmerica, former leader said in an article published yesterday.Cuba suffered $5 billion in damage from hurricanes Ike and Gustav, buthas rejected offers of up to… Continue reading

Poultry Farming Devastated in Pinar del Rio

Poultry Farming Devastated in Pinar del Rio

HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 16(acn)The poultry industry in the westernmost Cubanprovince of Pinar del Rio was devastated after the passing of two majorhurricanes within two weeks that damaged 39 large facilities to someextent, reported Granma newspaper.

Cuban News Agency

Up until the end of August, the average monthly egg production in Pinardel Rio was… Continue reading

Cuba pushes for production of idle land

APCuba pushes for production of idle landMonday September 15, 3:40 pm ETCuba rushes to get idle state land into private hands after hurricanesdamage crops

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it will speed up plans to give private farmersand cooperatives idle plots of government land as it rushes to produce after a pair of hurricanes ravaged island crops.

The Continue reading

Cuban storms damage ‘worst ever’

Cuban storms damage 'worst ever'

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike have between them inflicted the worst stormdamage in Cuba's history, the government says.

The storms – which hit within two weeks of each other – have caused some$5bn (£2.8bn) of damage, affecting nearly 450,000 homes, officials said.

At least 200,000 Cubans lost their homes and crops have been destroyed.

Analysts say… Continue reading

Ike Might Speed Up Private Farming In Cuba

Sep 15, 2008 4:35 pm US/EasternIke Might Speed Up Private Farming In Cuba

Cuba says it will speed up plans to give private farmers andcooperatives idle plots of government land as it rushes to produce after a pair of hurricanes ravaged island crops.

The Ministry said Monday in a statement that it will beginaccepting applications for the government… Continue reading

US regrets Cuba rejecting hurricane aid

US regrets Cuba rejecting hurricane aidMon Sep 15, 5:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US State Department said Monday it regretted thatCuba has rejected its offer of up to five million dollars in aid for thevictims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

The United States has tense and limited relations with its communistneighbor, which has been under a US Continue reading

Will Cuba get help it needs after hurricanes?

Will Cuba get help it needs after hurricanes?By David AdamsSt. Petersburg TimesPublished: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:53 PM EDT

MIAMI — After an unprecedented double blow from powerful hurricanesbarely a week apart, Cuba is in desperate need of international help.But where will it come from? Half the island's crops were flattened andtens of thousands of homes destroyed, putting the total… Continue reading

US eases embargo on storm-hit Cuba

US eases on storm-hit CubaArticle from: AAP From correspondents in HavanaSeptember 17, 2008 08:34am

BYPASSING its trade embargo on communist Cuba, the United States hasapproved $US250 million ($315 million) in "farm sales" to Havana,including and construction materials in an aid offer afterHurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated Cuba's crops leaving potential fora food crisis.The licenses for agricultural sales were… Continue reading

Cuba ‘accepts dialogue’ with EU

Cuba 'accepts dialogue' with

Cuba has conditionally accepted the resumption of formal politicaldialogue with the .

The offer was made by the EU in June when sanctions were lifted againstthe Communist-run island state.

The Cuban foreign ministry said it would accept the proposal "once thefoundations and bases are established by joint agreement", Reuters reported.

Havana's response came… Continue reading

Fidel Castro says dignity stops Cuba taking U.S. aid

says dignity stops Cuba taking U.S. aidWed Sep 17, 2008 12:49pm EDT

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba, devastated in recent weeks by two powerfulhurricanes, has too much dignity to accept aid from the United States,former leader Fidel Castro said in a column published on Wednesday.

He said the United States had done billions of dollars in damage to Cubawith… Continue reading

US gives green light to food sales to hurricane-hit Cuba

US gives green light to sales to hurricane-hit Cuba19 hours ago

HAVANA (AFP) — Bypassing its trade on communist Cuba, the UnitedStates on Tuesday announced approving 250 million dollars in "farmsales" to Havana after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated Cuba's crops.

The licenses for agricultural sales, which include food and constructionmaterials, were approved after Ike lashed Cuba a… Continue reading

Russia May Build Space Center in Cuba

Russia May Build Space Center in CubaWednesday, September 17, 2008

The Russians may be putting more rockets in Cuba — but they likely won'tbe carrying nuclear warheads.

Russia Federal Space Agency Anatoly Perminov told the Itar-Tass newsagency that there had been "preliminary discussions" about helping Cubabuild its own space center.

"With our Cuban colleagues, we discussed the possibilities of joint… Continue reading

Cuba Sugar Crop Flooded, Flattened by Ike, Gustav, Reuters Says

Cuba Sugar Crop Flooded, Flattened by Ike, Gustav, Reuters SaysBy Claudia Carpenter

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Cuba's “entire'' sugar crop was flattened andflooded this month by hurricanes Ike and Gustav, Reuters reported,citing a broadcast on state-run television.

An estimated 156,600 hectares (386,967 acres) of sugar cane wereflattened and 518,878 hectares were flooded, according to the reportyesterday. Flooded crops need to… Continue reading

U.S. approves ‘farm sales’ to storm-ravaged Cuba

U.S. approves 'farm sales' to storm-ravaged CubaAFPSeptember 17, 2008

Havana — Bypassing its trade on Communist Cuba, the UnitedStates yesterday announced it has approved $250-million in "farm sales"to Havana after hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated Cuba's crops.

The licences for agricultural sales, which include and constructionmaterials, were approved after Ike lashed Cuba a week ago and "wood, amaterial… Continue reading

Unicef starts work in Cuba

Unicef starts work in Cuba16 September 2008

Map of CubaUnicef is highlighting the plight of 2.5 million people inCuba who have lost or been evacuated from their homes.

Following hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Unicef has expressed concern overthe children without schools, hospitals or electricity.

Viviana Limpias, deputy representative of Unicef in Cuba, said thecharity's top priority was to avoid the… Continue reading

Cubans line up for chance to use idle state land

Cubans line up for chance to use idle state landThe Associated Press2:14 PM EDT, September 17, 2008

HAVANA – Cuba has begun accepting applications from private farmers –both with and without experience — who want to till idle government land.

is struggling to revive Cuba's mismanaged sector and is hoping the private farmers will raise more… Continue reading

WHO/PAHO supports health response to Hurricane Ike in Cub

Source: Pan American Organization (PAHO); World Organization (WHO)

Date: 17 Sep 2008WHO/PAHO supports health response to Hurricane Ike in Cuba

17 September 2008 ¦ HAVANA/GENEVA – Cuban medical facilities have beenextensively damaged by extreme weather events in recent weeks,jeopardizing health care delivery in the country's west. In response,the World Health Organization (WHO) has secured US$524 000 to re-equiphealth… Continue reading

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