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18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: France, Europe, World News

22 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Conservative Political News

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

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

CBS Local

Nearly 3,000 Cuban Rafters Picked Up By US Authorities So Far In 2014

Cuban President Raul Castro , Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes and Cuban first vice president Miguel Diaz Canel are seen during the 61st Anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack celebrations at the Artemisa Mausoleum monument on July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Accuracy In Media

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

With wars raging in the Middle East, and Russia still threatening Ukraine, the problem of anti-Americanism in Latin America has been put on the back burner.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Prison, Vladimir Putin

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Babalu Blog

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: Investment in Cuba? What for?

The following is my translation of the comments delivered by Cuban dissident Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo at the 24th annual congress of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy given on August 1st, 2014 in Miami, Florida: _______________________________ Investment in Cuba? What for? ASCE XXIV / 2014 Annual Conference, Miami Hilton Downtown ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Conservative Political News

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Japan and China compete for Latin America clout

Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and China's President Xi Jinping at a welcoming ceremony at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba last month.

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Related Topix: Xi Jinping, Cuba,

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bad cover: USAID uses an HIV program for political purposes

Beginning in October 2009, U.S. officials deployed a dozen Peruvians, Venezuelans and Costa Ricans to Cuba.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Opinion

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Miami Herald

Cuban women say their businesses are doing well

Five who spoke in Miami said that despite their success, they still need better access to locations, supplies and training.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Florida, Florida International University,

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Sheldon Richman on the US's Latest Misguided Effort at Subverting the Cuban Government

Twilight Zone moment for sure: "U.S. program aimed to stir dissent in Cuba." I expected Rod Serling to welcome me to "another dimension."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro, Activism

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Economist

Cuba and the outside world: Rekindling old friendships

CARLITO, a wiry man with greying hair, sits under a palm tree in Mariel, a town on a bay 40km west of Havana, sipping rum and watching a container ship edge out towards the Caribbean.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Fox News

US rabbis ask Obama to step up efforts to free aid worker from Cuban prison

In the latest effort to get an American contractor freed from a Cuban prison, hundreds of U.S.-based rabbis have penned a letter to President Obama urging him to "take action" and secure Alan Gross' release after five years of incarceration.

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Related Topix: Prison

Babalu Blog

Fried Rice in Havana

In the 1960s, Fidel Castro mocked Chinese leader Mao as a senile, old man. Naturally, in his quest to oppose the U.S., Castro sided with the Soviets and opened Cuba's door to nuclear missiles.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Xi Jinping, World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, US News, Conservative Political News

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Inside Costa Rica

US sent Costa Ricans to Cuba to destabilize government: report

August 5th, 2014 The Associated Press has learned that the United States employed young Costa Ricans and other Latin Americans on covert missions to Cuba to foster anti-government activism.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Prison, Rice, WA, Activism,

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