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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba. But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to fight off the surging candidacy of reform-minded Marina Silva before presidential voting in October, South America's largest economy could reset its focus.

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1 hr ago | Fox News

Brazil election could shift diplomatic direction away from Latin America, toward US and Europe

More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba. But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to fight off the surging candidacy of reform-minded Marina Silva before presidential voting in October, South America's largest economy could reset its focus.

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Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff

2 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

Cuba's - friendship' reality

THEY SAY that a friend in times of need is truly a friend indeed.Well, Cuba has been routinely demonstrating practical examples of friendship to countries in need across continents, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean/Latin American region, ever since its Fidel Castro-led revolution of 55 years ago. Latest example was last week's disclosure that the administration of President Raul Castro is sending a team of doctors and nurses to help combat the dreaded Ebola virus in afflicted African states.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Babalu Blog

Castro-friendly news agency almost admits its reporting on "reforms" was dead wrong

The question is: why would they call attention to something that proves how awful life is in Castrogonia? And why would they dare to say that Raul Castro's reforms "have failed to improve living conditions for most people"? Hasn't Reuters devoted itself to highlighting these "reforms" constantly, and to portraying them as proof of a new "openness" to change in Castrogonia? Ahhhhh.... you have to wait till you get to the end of the story to find out what Reuters is really up to. This isn't about the fact that the "reforms" were all phony or about Reuter's willing complicity with the Castro Ministry of Truth.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Conservative Political News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS News

Cuba sending medical teams to fight Ebola

Cuba's Public Health Minister Roberto Morales announced today. He said the 165-member team will include 62 doctors and 103 nurses.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Sep 11, 2014

SFGate

Poor working conditions in Venezuela send Cuban doctors to U.S.

Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban medical personnel working there to immigrate to the United States under a special program that expedites their applications, according to Colombian officials who help process many of the refugees. This week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington said the number of Cuban doctors, nurses, optometrists and medical technicians applying for U.S. visas under the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program is running as much as 50 percent ahead of last year's pace, which was nearly double that of the year before.

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Related Topix: Prison, South America, World News, Colombia, Cuba,

Wed Sep 10, 2014

West Australian

Raul Castro reforms not enough, Cuba's bishops say

Cuba's Roman Catholic bishops pressed the Americas' only Communist government to deepen economic reforms and hinted at a desire for political opening in a document obtained by AFP Wednesday. In a country with a centrally planned economy where opposition political parties remain outlawed, the Church is the only sizeable non-state actor that has an ongoing dialogue with President Raul Castro's government.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Fidel Castro

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: What purpose did the dual currency system serve?

The information that the Central Bank of Cuba published on August 19th in the paper edition of the newspaper Granma about "the next issuance of high denomination bank notes with new security measures" brings back to the forefront the issue of the dual currency and its unification, as announced by the same official press, a change which will take place in the near future. Security measures that will begin to appear in the above currency issues starting in 2014 consist of the placement of a watermark with each patriot's image corresponding to each denomination placed in the upper left corner of the front face of such bills.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Korean News

Kim Jong Un Receives Greetings from Raul Castro Ruz

Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of greeting from Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, on Tuesday.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Babalu Blog

Criticism for increase in religious persecution by Cuba's apartheid dictatorship continues

Cuba is drawing ire from religious freedom watchdogs as the communist regime is oppressing Christian institutions and reports are escalating human rights violations over the past few months. According to a new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide this week, from January to mid-July of 2014, there were "170 religious freedom violations" including government authorities beating pastors and lay workers, dragging politically dissident women away from Sunday services, and enforcing arbitrary detentions, church closures, and demolitions.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Who is filling the university classrooms?

Born during the Special Period, they have grown up trapped in the dual currency system, and when they get their degrees Raul Castro will no longer be in power. They are the more than one hundred thousand young people just starting college throughout the country.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

Fri Sep 05, 2014

News Max

FBI: Cuba's Recruiting U.S. Students, Professors as Spies

The FBI has issued an alert that Cuban spy services are actively enlisting American students and college professors as "clandestine agents" and propaganda peddlers. In a five-page unclassified FBI report obtained by The Washington Free Beacon , the agency said that the communist country's intelligence bureau is known to aggressively "target the U.S. academic world for the purposes of recruiting agents, in order to both obtain useful information and conduct influence activities."

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Babalu Blog

The Castro Mafia: Cuba's Serial Monopolist

This week, the Castro regime's new customs regulations took effect , whereby most personal goods carried by travelers into the island will now be deemed "commercial" -- and thus, fall within the domain of the state's import monopoly.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Babalu Blog

Political arrests in Cuba top 7,000 for 2014, breaking record set by...

The media, the "Cuba Experts," and the apartheid Castro regime's lobbyists here in the U.S. keep telling us that Cuban dictator Raul Castro is a reformed dictator.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Reuters

Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Cuba Travel, Travel, Caribbean Travel, Fidel Castro, Small Business, Personal Finance,

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Reuters

Cubans angered by new restrictions on importing consumer goods

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

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Related Topix: Cuba Travel, Travel, Caribbean Travel, Small Business, Personal Finance, Homestead, FL

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: You can't come in

"You can't come in," a young doorkeeper emphatically tells a young man, while gesturing for him to move away from the door.

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

Babalu Blog

A message of grave concern from opposition leader before her return to Cuba

Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera is worried about her husband's life and safety. Yris is a human rights defender and president of the Rosa Parks Movement for Civil Rights.

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Related Topix: Activism, Conservative Political News, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Mariela Castro defied party line and voted against exclusion of HIV-positive and Trans workers

Hers was not only the sole No vote on the bill, but reportedly the only No vote ever cast in the one-party Cuban parliament since Fidel Castro ousted the previous U.S.-backed regime in 1959.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Transgender, Human Sexuality

The Miami Herald

Catholic archbishop in Cuba criticizes government

In an unusual gesture for a member high in the Catholic Church's hierarchy in Cuba, the apostolic nuncio Bruno Musaro spoke openly about Cuba's "extreme poverty and human and civil degradation."

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI,

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