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2 hrs ago | OpEdNews

16th Anniversary of the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five

Statement from Ann Wright for the September 13, 2014 Conference in Washington, DC on the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five I thank the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five for the opportunity to speak on the injustices of the law enforcement, judicial system and media of the United States concerning the pre-trial incarceration, trial, sentencing and the appeals process of the Cuban Five . I am a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Central America, US Military, US Army, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

9 hrs ago | Insight News

Nachito Herrera and Creole Choir of Cuba to Perform at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2014-2015 World Music and Dance Series in October with two special one-night-only performances. The season opens with "A Night in Havana" with Nachito Herrera and his Cuban orchestra on Oct. 5, followed by the Creole Choir of Cuba on Oct. 22. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office, 345 Washington St., Saint Paul.


Related Topix: Folk, World Music, St. Paul, MN, World News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/14/2014

GUYS & DOLLS HIGH STREET ARTS CENTER 8/22-9/21/2014 Set in Damon Runyon 's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown , the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling 's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser 's ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Frank Loesser, World News

Stars and Stripes

Is Guantanamo Navy base part of the USA? Well, that depends ...

U.S. troops blare The Star Spangled Banner across this 45-square-mile base each morning at 8 o'clock sharp. Fireworks crackle overhead on the Fourth of July.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US Military, US Navy, World News, US Marine Corps

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Babalu Blog

Photos of the day: Castro's urban reform, a half-century of genuine progress

Once again, the images are from Guanabacoa, formerly a middle class neighborhood in Havana, now just another Cuban sinkhole of destitution and despair. He has been living in this 9' x 9' shack for 19 years.


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

Guantanamo Bay exhibit opens at Tulane

Jana Lipman, associate professor of history at Tulane University, says she hopes the Guantanamo Public Memory Project will provide a complex portrait of the base's history. A traveling exhibit that examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay is now on display at Tulane University .

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Tulane University, World News,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cuba's Ebola aid latest example of 'medical diplomacy'

Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of 'medical diplomacy'. HAVANA: Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of "medical diplomacy."


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Medicine, Nursing, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez


Cuba answers WHO's call for more Ebola help

The communist island nation of Cuba is sending 165 healthcare workers to West Africa to help fight Ebola, said to be the biggest commitment of personnel from any one country against the current outbreak. Mana Rabiee reports.


Related Topix: Central America, World News, Nursing, Medicine

WMTW-TV Auburn

Fort Allen Park has cannon returned

A crane lowered the only cannon remaining from the USS Maine into place in Portland's Fort Allen Park on Friday after the cannon underwent restoration. The battleship sunk in Havana harbor in Cuba in 1898.


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The News-Star

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Northminster Church celebrates 25th anniversary On Sunday Northminster Church of Monroe will have a special service marking 25 years. Check out this story on Northminster Church's 25th anniversary committee includes, from left, Bobbye Legan, Jackie Yeldell, Craig Henry, Susan Curry and D.H. Clark.


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Twenty years after Cuban raft exodus, they keep coming

Alicia Garcia vividly recalls her rescue at sea 20 years ago during a mass exodus from Cuba, a dramatic event that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and reshaped relations between the communist-run island and the United States. "We didn't think we'd make it.


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


Imprisoned for Fighting Terrorism

Today marks 16 years that five Cuban men known as the Cuban Five have endured prison - 5,840 days - precisely for having fought terrorism in Miami. The reason is, the terrorism the Cuban Five were fighting against has been supported and financed by the U.S. government, through the CIA and other means.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Prison, Terrorism,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

A-Infos Radio Project

outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 09/12/14 Listen Globally!, Segment 1

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)


Hemingway scholar talks about author's upbringing in Oak Park

For Hemingway scholar and author Nancy Sindelar there's "no place like home" when it comes to understanding great American writer Ernest Hemingway. Sindelar's new book, "Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work" , is a well-researched, fluidly written study on Hemingway and the family roots and upbringing that helped form and influence his life and writings.


Related Topix: Oak Park, IL,

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Papa's favorite poison

Years ago, I had little use for the daiquiri. I regarded it as a fruity, frothy, adolescent concoction, made for injudicious college drinking and the "specialty cocktail" page at chain restaurants, all too often impregnated with artificial colors and flavors.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Cuba Travel, Caribbean Travel, Inventions, Science / Technology, World News,

Los Angeles Times

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

A member of the Venezuelan National Guard patrols along the Tachira River, which forms the border with Colombia, on Sept. 5, 2014.


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

The Miami Herald

Permanent jail set for Guantanamo

In this handout photo from the Department of Defense, military police escort a detainee inside a holding area at Camp X-Ray at Navy Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing on Jan. 11, 2002. Even as federal judges weigh whether the U.S. has the authority to detain and try suspects in the war on terror, the Pentagon is quietly planning for permanency at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, The Herald has learned.


Related Topix: Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, World News, Guantanamo Bay, US News, Camp Delta

Fidel Castro, with and without the beard

A man I know once spent three days interviewing Fidel Castro. This was in 1964. "It was like washing your hands in Niagara" was how he describes the experience.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

Hicks pleads guilty; sentence reduced to 9 months

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Self-confessed al Qaeda foot soldier David Hicks pleaded guilty here Friday to supporting terrorism in exchange for a nine-month prison sentence under a plea deal that forbids him from claiming he was abused in U.S. custody. In return, Hicks, 31, will be allowed to leave Guantanamo to serve out the sentence in his native Australia within 60 days.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US Military, US Navy, Terrorism, World News,

Saratoga News

Pizarro: Montalvo Arts Center goes Cuban for gala fundraiser

The clock was turned back on Montalvo's historic villa Sunday night as it was transformed into a 1950s Cuban nightclub for the Saratoga art center's biennial fundraiser. Co-chairs Marcia Hansen and Sydene Kober pulled out all the stops, with mojitos in the Italianate Garden, Cuban contemporary art, vintage fashion and classic cars on the grounds.


Related Topix: World News, Central America, Santa Clara County, CA, Saratoga, CA, Morgan Hill, CA