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18 hrs ago | 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,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Voices: In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle

Are the economic changes instituted in recent years by President Raul Castro working? Can the dissident movement ever gain enough traction to overthrow the Communist government? Just how good is its acclaimed but flawed health care system? But when looking to the future of the island a?? a post-Castro period that is often contemplated by American ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Fidel Castro, us Travel, Travel,

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Reuters

Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Fidel Castro,

World Magazine

Cuba cracks down on Christians

Cuba's communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious liberty violations almost doubling in the last six months.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Accuracy In Academia

Castro's Spy, the CIA, John Kerry and the AP

Editor's Note: When you're too far left to work in the government for a Democratic Administration, an academic berth probably awaits.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Prison, Vladimir Putin

Babalu Blog

Cuban opposition leader AntAonez pens an open letter to dictator Raul Castro

On August 20, 2014 Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" made public an open letter to Raul Castro in which he denounced fraudulent reforms, and the murders of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero in Cuba and declared that national reconciliation necessitates justice, freedom and democracy.

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Related Topix: Prison, Cuba, World News, US News, Conservative Political News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Babalu Blog

Castro's Spy, the CIA, John Kerry, and AP

Cliff Kincaid investigates the Associated Press' shameless shilling for the Castro dictatorship and the Castro regime's American lap dog, Fulton Armstrong .

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Vladimir Putin, US News, Conservative Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Marine News

Cuba Struggles to Attract Investors Despite Reforms

Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms.

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Babalu Blog

Google begins offering its Chrome internet browser in Cuba to surf...

Right on cue, the usual suspects jumped up to applaud the news that Google was now offering its Chrome internet browser in Cuba.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

In what could be a first, Mariela Castro , daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, voted against legislation in the country's parliament.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Fidel Castro, Blog News

Babalu Blog

Ros-Lehtinen calls on Secretary Kerry to deny entry visas to...

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding news that the State Department has granted three high-level Cuban regime officials entry visas to the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Fidel Castro, Conservative Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Fidel Castro, Associated Press, Gay/Lesbian, University of Denver

The Washington Post

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Mariela Castro, lawmaker and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education smiles before giving a press conference on the first day of the VI Regional ILGALAC Conference and the start of activities at the VII Cuban Symposium Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, Cuba.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Human Sexuality, Cuba, World News, Fidel Castro, Associated Press

Washington Examiner

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Fidel Castro, Associated Press, Gay/Lesbian, University of Denver

OpEdNews

Fareed's Screed

The American media campaign against Vladimir Putin reached a new low yesterday when CNN's Fareed Zakaria turned his attention to the Russian President's trip to Cuba.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Asia, Prison, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Hugo Chavez

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