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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

In this April 12, 2014 photo, buildings line the waterfront esplanade known as the Malecon as seen from the Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Real Estate

9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

In this April 12, 2014 photo, a man in a wheelchair passes next to a living room set sitting on the steet to dry, next to a poster of a house that reads "Swap Agreement" in Havana, Cuba.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Real Estate

15 hrs ago | Suria

Chinese foreign minister starts Latin...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Cuba Sunday, the first stop on a tour of four Latin America countries.


Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

23 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Cuban workers reap rewards

Cuba's slow, cautious reforms to revive its state-run economy suddenly burst into life at businesses like Karabali, a Havana nightclub owned by a 21-member co-operative.


Sat Apr 19, 2014

New York Daily News

Condom shortage strikes Cuba

Condoms and leaflets on AIDS information are seen in foreground as a transvestite performs at a community center in Havana.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, World News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Huffington Post

World Leaders, Intellectuals React To Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Death

Cartagena, COLOMBIA: Former US President Bill Clinton speaks with Colombian writer and 1982 Literature Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during the IV International Congress of the Spanish Language 26 March 2007 in Cartagena, Colombia.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

DFW Catholic

Good Friday Declared National Holiday in Cuba

The Cuban government has issued a directive making Good Friday an annual holiday.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Trinadad Express

Cuba's bold new moves...

THE CUBAN government is currently pursuing bold new initiatives to combat the destructive effects of the unprecedented 50-year-old trade and economic blockade against it by the United States of America.


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, Fidel 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, Fidel Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

Sat Apr 12, 2014


UPDATE 2-French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.


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: Fidel Castro, Prison, University of Florida, Plant City, FL, Hillsborough County, FL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Senate Investigates: Was 'Cuban Twitter' a Pro-Democracy Campaign?

Last week, The Associated Press revealed that United States government attempted to create a Twitter-like social media network, called ZunZuneo, with the intention of stoking opposition in the Castro regime in Cuba, inciting social unrest, and undermining the country's communist government.


Related Topix: Twitter


Nothing covert about 'Cuban Twitter' revelations

Havana - Cuban authorities on Wednesday unveiled plans to expand Internet access on the communist island in the wake of recent revelations about ZunZuneo, a clandestine US-sponsored social network known as the "Cuban Twitter."


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Twitter,

Tue Apr 08, 2014

National Public Radio

Glance: Draft Messages For Secret 'Cuban Twitter'

USAID's secret Cuban Twitter program hired Alen Lauzan Falcon, a Havana-born satirical artist based in Chile, to propose text messages to be sent to Cuban users.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Hugo Chavez

Babalu Blog

Cuba's 'reformed' dictatorship savagely beats...

Just imagine how much worse it would have been for Cuban political prisoner Vladimir Morera if not for the marvelous and magnificently benevolent reforms of Raul Castro and his apartheid dictatorship ... The Castro dictatorship is at war with political prisoner Vladimir Morera .


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News


Cuba's expanding Internet connection

Last week, an Associated Press article, "US Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest," sparked an uproar.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Twitter, Blog News,

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Colombia seeks judicial aid, mulls GITMO request

Luis Carlos Villegas, a former peace negotiator, is Colombia's ambassador to the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Hugo Chavez

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

'Cuban Twitter' a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles

The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and exile groups that work to increase access to technology.


Related Topix: Blog News, Twitter, Cellphones, Activism, Cell Phones, Electronics

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba Relations

ZunZuneo, a Twitter-style application designed to get Cubans talking among themselves on their cell phones, has become the latest obstacle to improved relations between Washington and Havana.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics,