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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.
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)
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.
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."
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.
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.
Northminster Church celebrates 25th anniversary On Sunday Northminster Church of Monroe will have a special service marking 25 years. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tJnI0s Northminster Church's 25th anniversary committee includes, from left, Bobbye Legan, Jackie Yeldell, Craig Henry, Susan Curry and D.H. Clark.
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.
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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.
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.
A member of the Venezuelan National Guard patrols along the Tachira River, which forms the border with Colombia, on Sept. 5, 2014.
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.
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.
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