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Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

In January 2009 Cuba’s Etecsa Stated That It Intended to Add a Further 250,000 Mobile Subscribers During 2009

Research and Markets: In January 2009 Cuba's Etecsa Stated That It
Intended to Add a Further 250,000 Mobile Subscribers During 2009

June 18, 2009 –
DUBLIN, BUSINESS WIRE –

Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4b3107/cuba_telecoms_m) has
announced the addition of the "Cuba – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband"
report to their offering.

BuddeComm's Cuba – Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband profiles the… Continue reading

Alleged spy couple planned to sail ‘home’ to Cuba

Alleged spy couple planned to sail 'home' to Cuba
Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, arrested two weeks ago, made a court
appearance Wednesday.
By Warren Richey | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

from the June 17, 2009 edition

Washington – Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn, looked oddly out of
place in their blue prison jumpsuits standing before a… Continue reading

Pasiones cubanas

Pasiones cubanas
Fernando Ravsberg
17/06/2009, 12:27 PM

Hilda Molina entrevistada por Fernando Ravsberg en La Habana (Foto:
Raquel Pérez)Finalmente la Dra. Hilda Molina pudo reunirse con su
familia en Argentina. Tardó 15 años en conseguir el permiso de las
autoridades cubanas. El propio Fidel Castro tomó el asunto en sus manos,
con mucha vehemencia.

Es muy difícil entender la reacción… Continue reading

Alarcón: La liberación de los cinco espías es el tema más importante de la agenda con Washington

Espionaje
Alarcón: La liberación de los cinco espías es el tema más importante de
la agenda con Washington

El funcionario dijo que, con el rechazo del caso, el Tribunal Supremo de
Estados Unidos ha dado 'respaldo a la política terrorista contra Cuba'.

Agencias | 18/06/2009

La liberación de cinco agentes cubanos presos en Estados Unidos, cuyos
expedientes fueron rechazados esta… Continue reading

Obispo emérito de Pinar del Río: La revista ‘Convivencia’ molesta

Represión
Obispo emérito de Pinar del Río: La revista 'Convivencia' molesta

José Siro González cree que las nuevas amenazas contra Dagoberto Valdés
'van creando un estado de crispación fatal'.

Michel Suárez, Madrid | 18/06/2009

Monseñor José Siro González, obispo emérito de Pinar del Río, afirmó
este jueves que la revista Convivencia "en el fondo molesta" a las
autoridades, al comentar… Continue reading

El proyecto Diálogo Nacional entra en su segunda etapa

Disidencia
El proyecto Diálogo Nacional entra en su segunda etapa

'Este proceso no es para definir si a los cubanos nos corresponden o no
los derechos, sino para concertar un camino pacífico' hacia el cambio,
según un documento de los gestores.

Redacción CE | 18/06/2009

El Diálogo Nacional, impulsado por Oswaldo Payá y varios opositores, "no
es para definir" si… Continue reading

EU must raise Cuba’s iron curtain

EU must raise Cuba's iron curtain

In discussions this week, EU politicians should remind their Cuban
partners of their duty to respect human and civil rights

One of the fundamental pillars of Europe's political architecture is a
strong and enduring belief in the universal validity of equal,
universal, and inalienable human rights. At the core of this is a belief… Continue reading

A MARIELA CASTRO SE LE DIJO EN ESTOCOLMO: "¡VIVA CUBA LIBRE! ¡VIVA LA DEMOCRACIA! ¡ABAJO LA DICTADURA!"

A MARIELA CASTRO SE LE DIJO EN ESTOCOLMO: "¡VIVA CUBA LIBRE! ¡VIVA LA
DEMOCRACIA! ¡ABAJO LA DICTADURA!"
2009-06-18.
Alexis Gainza Solenzal, Director de Misceláneas de Cuba, Revista de
Asignaturas Cubanas

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El 16 de junio, según anunciara la pro
castrista Asociación Sueco-Cubana, Mariela Castro, Presidenta del Centro
Nacional de Educación Sexual en Cuba, CENESEX, ofrecería una charla en… Continue reading

Cuban Spy Case: Retirement Account Will be Frozen

Cuban Spy Case: Retirement Account Will be Frozen
Flight Risk? Prosecutors Think Couple, Who Will Remain in Custody, Might
Go South
By KRISTINA WONG

June 17, 2009

Government prosecutors in USA v. Myers involving an American couple
accused of spying for the Cuban government — requested without
opposition to freeze a retirement account owned by the defendants,
72-year-old Walter Kendall… Continue reading

Blogging all over the world

Blogging all over the world

In a special edition, World Service programme Digital Planet looked at
the role of blogging, censorship and citizen journalism in a special
edition. In particular it considered bloggers in Vietnam, Cuba and China.

"There are about 18 to 20 million web users registered in Vietnam, of
which two to three million are blogging everyday," said… Continue reading

Cuban spies’ shortwave radios go undetected

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban spies' shortwave radios go undetected
Low-tech transmissions no big deal for U.S. intelligence
By Carmen Gentile THE WASHINGTON TIMES | Thursday, June 18, 2009

EXCLUSIVE

MIAMI | A retired State Department officer and his wife who are accused
of spying for Cuba appear to have avoided capture for 30 years because
their communications with the Caribbean island were… Continue reading

Top Cuba legislator says US court won’t hurt talks

Top Cuba legislator says US court won't hurt talks
AP
By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer Will Weissert, Associated
Press Writer – 32 mins ago

HAVANA – The head of Cuba's parliament says the U.S. Supreme Court's
decision not to consider an appeal by five convicted Cuban spies is "a
great insult," but it won't jeopardize upcoming negotiations with
Washington.… Continue reading

Press Group Demands Cuba Release Photojournalist

Press Group Demands Cuba Release Photojournalist

PARIS – Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday demanded the immediate
release of Cuban photojournalist Maria Nelida Lopez Baez, who is being
held at an unknown location on the communist-ruled island.

The journalist faces possible persecution for "pre-criminal social
danger," the Paris-based organization, known as RSF, said in a statement.

"The regime once again feels… Continue reading

Cuba is "rolling museum" of vintage U.S. cars

Cuba is "rolling museum" of vintage U.S. cars
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:39pm EDT
By Tom Brown

HAVANA (Reuters) – Elvis Presley croons "All Shook Up" from the CD
player as Florentino Marin wipes down his 1955 Buick Century sedan on a
central Havana street.

"It's always been said that Buicks and Cadillacs were the Kings of the
Road," Marin… Continue reading

U.S. ports set to deal with Cuba

U.S. ports set to deal with Cuba
Updated 6h 21m ago
By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY

NEW ORLEANS — Some U.S. port cities are putting plans in place to
increase travel and trade with Cuba — just in case relations with the
communist island begin to thaw.

U.S. lawmakers are still far from lifting the 47-year-old trade embargo
on Cuba,… Continue reading

Cuba joins UN nuke pact

Cuba joins UN nuke pact
June 18, 2009

UNITED NATIONS – CUBA on Wednesday became the 54th state to join the UN
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

Cuba's UN representative Abelardo Moreno delivered the signed document
at United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, according his spokesman,
Alaim Pena.

'This sovereign decision of the Cuban government illustrates… Continue reading

Report Cites Continued Weaknesses in US Broadcasting to Cuba

Report Cites Continued Weaknesses in US Broadcasting to Cuba
By Dan Robinson
Washington
18 June 2009

U.S. lawmakers have heard testimony about continuing weaknesses in
U.S.-government funded television broadcasting to Cuba. The Government
Accountability Office (GAO) updated members of Congress on steps taken
by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its Office of Cuba
Broadcasting on recommendations to deal with… Continue reading

Local chiropractor going on mission trip to Cuba

Local chiropractor going on mission trip to Cuba
By Tim Turner
Staff Writer
Published:
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 3:24 PM EDT

After spending 30 years as a doctor of chiropractic medicine and 25 as a
Christian, John Sharpless is putting both together to go on a mission
trip to Cuba.

Sharpless, who became a chiropractor after serving in the U.S.… Continue reading

Cuban Five got a fair trial

Posted on Thursday, 06.18.09
Cuban Five got a fair trial
OUR OPINION: Jury and evidence in Cuban Five case indicates no trampling
on rights

By choosing not to hear an appeal in the so-called Cuban Five case, the
U.S. Supreme Court sent an important message: Cuban spies received a
fair trial in Miami-Dade County.

It's laughable that Ricardo Alarcón, who… Continue reading

U.N. Human Rights Council ignores Cuba’s track record

U.N. Human Rights Council ignores Cuba's track record
Guillermo I. Martinez | Columnist
June 18, 2009

George Orwell's classic novel could well have been titled 2009 instead
of 1984, for much of what he predicted back then has become reality today.

No, we have not quite gotten to the point where people accept the
government saying "War is Peace," but… Continue reading

Suman 13 los casos de gripe porcina en Cuba

Publicado el miércoles, 06.17.09
Suman 13 los casos de gripe porcina en Cuba
Por ar/ac
The Associated Press

LA HABANA — Las autoridades cubanas confirmaron cuatro nuevos casos de
gripe porcina en la isla, con lo cual ya suman 13 las personas que
fueron detectadas con el virus.

Una nota oficial difundida por el Ministerio de Salud indicó que se… Continue reading

El sexo socialista cubano visita Suecia

El sexo socialista cubano visita Suecia
La hija de Raúl Castro, Mariela Castro, presenta una conferencia en
Estocolmo sobre 'Sexo y Socialismo'
MARISOL ALIAGA – Estocolmo (Suecia) – 18/06/2009

En la casa del ABF de Estocolmo se llevó a cabo este martes 16 de junio
la conferencia Sexo y Socialismo en Cuba, organizada por la asociación
sueco-cubana y ABF y… Continue reading

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