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2 hrs ago | The Age

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, has died at the age of 87 Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned ... (more)


6 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This day in history - April 17

On this date in 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Eleven years since the Baragua

On April 12, 2003, media throughout the world carried the news of the execution of three young Cubans for their involvement in the hijacking of the Regla-based boat "BaraguA ."


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, Death Penalty, US News, Conservative Political News

Babalu Blog

Today's Must-Read: Letter from Cuba: To Embargo or Not

Cuban communism survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, so in 1993 the purpose of the embargo was modified by the Cuban Democracy Act, stating that it will not be lifted unless and until the government in Havana respects the "internationally accepted standards of human rights" and "democratic values."


Related Topix: Prison, us Travel, US News, Conservative Political News

Free Republic

Will the Bundy Ranch Be Obama’s Reverse Grenada? A Turning Point?

Hi, The videos and pics did not copy in, but this is the text. Thank you Freepers! You are the ones that uncovered much of the evidence in this case.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Cuban Doctors In Eye Of Venezuelan Hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, South America, Venezuela,

Hispanically Speaking

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012 .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, The National, Entertainment, Television, Raul Castro

Babalu Blog

New Boss Same As The Old Boss: Castroism's International Projection 1959 - 2014

The dictatorship in Cuba has been in power for 55 years. Despite being an island just 90 miles south of the United States it has projected itself internationally to undermine democraticand international human rights standards over that time working through international institutions such as the UN Human Rights Council.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Raul Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

The Daily Star

Tarique revealed truth of history: Fakhrul

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today advised Awami League leaders to read books on history and said Tarique Rahman has "revealed truth of history" from different books.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

Hemmings Auto Blogs

"Havana Motor Club" tells the story of racing's (official) return to Cuba

Cubans have a passion for automobiles and motorsports that has been largely dormant since the Cuban Revolution of 1959.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, World News,

Sun Apr 13, 2014


A cold case with connections to Cuba?

After all, Morales, 25, was known as the host of a radio program on astrology and a flashy dresser who favored big hats in vivid colors.


Related Topix: Coral Gables, FL, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, Miami, FL

National Public Radio

What 'Life In The New Cuba' Is Really Like

Since Fidel Castro ceded authority to his brother Raul in 2006, life in Cuba has slowly been changing.


Sat Apr 12, 2014

Free Republic

Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

It's not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Cuba, World News, Central America, Twitter

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Two Cuban-American lawyers to be honored

Adalberto Tosca had rendered aid to Fidel Castro's soldiers and was a close friend of a high-ranking general.


Related Topix: Raul Castro, Prison, University of Florida, Plant City, FL, Hillsborough County, FL


Poisoned Cigars And A Painful Chapter In Our History

The 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is almost upon us, but the celebrations began this week at the Johnson presidential library.


Related Topix: Neshoba County, MS, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Hispanic Business

Maduro Threatens Latin American Democracy: Mario Vargas Llosa

The Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has warned that Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government street protests is a threat to democracy across Latin America.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez


Next 25 Articles

Barbara Walters gave a big interview to Variety about her impending exit from The View and the prospect of getting a follow-up talk with one of her most famous interviewees of all time.


Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Immigration Reform, Brandeis University, John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Apr 09, 2014


Cuba: U.S. using new weapon -- spam

Cuban officials have accused the U.S. government of bizarre plots over the years, such as trying to kill Fidel Castro with exploding cigars.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, Email Spam,

The Huffington Post

Conversation Between Fidel and Chavez After Coup Illustrates Their Humanity, Restraint

Fidel Castro just released the full transcript of the phone call he had with then President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, just after Chavez returned to power 72 hours after being overthrown and kidnapped in the unconstitutional coup of April 11 to April 13, 2002.


Related Topix: South America, Venezuela, World News, Hugo Chavez

Babalu Blog

NBC News covers release of black dissident imprisoned for 23 years by Cuba's apartheid regime

Although a very rare occurrence, news agencies will take a break from writing stories on the world's largest cigar and bartender competitions in Havana and actually report important news items from Cuba.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Conservative Political News