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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)
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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
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 ."
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."
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.