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Miami Things

Cuba - Miami

By Lázaro Fariñas A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann The Cuban American extreme right in Miami is happy these days because they have had a few victories in the city. Of course, these are so decadent that in fact they are pyrrhic victories. The segment of Cuban society living here cannot tell a victory

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Survey: 75% of U.S. consumers interested in Cuba visit

In Cuba's eastern mountains, Photo by Doreen Hemlock

sick betta fish p>By Doreen Hemlock (Published SUN-SENTINEL) Would you consider a trip to Cuba if restrictions on U.S. travel to the island were lifted? A U.S. consumer survey released Tuesday found that 75 respondents would visit or at least consider a trip to Cuba, if Americans were allowed to travel freely there. Another 1.7

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NYT: Secret Case Against Detainee Crumbles

A judge ruled in January 2009 that Mohammed el-Gharani should be released

By William Glaberson and Charlie Savage (Published The New York Times) The secret document described Prisoner 269, Mohammed el-Gharani, as the very incarnation of a terrorist threat: “an al Qaeda suicide operative” with links to a London cell and ties to senior plotters of international havoc. But there was more to the story, as there

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The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill

Niña Boliviana

baby betta fish p>By Nick Buxton (Published YES! Magazine) A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation’s economy and society Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in

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Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya's Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)

Libya

By Manlio Dinucci, for Il Manifesto Translated by John Catalinotto (Published Global Research) The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of

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U.S. abuse exposed in illegal Guantánamo base

Prisoners in Guantánamo are treated like slaves. Photo: Reuters

More than 750 secret reports disclosed by Wikileaks have confirmed abuses committed by the United States in the prison on the illegal Guantánamo base and the fact that 60% of prisoners with no links to the jihad have been taken there. The cases of the majority of the prisoners – 758 out of 779 – are described in detail in memos that the Joint Task Force in Guantánamo bay sent to the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

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BP’s criminal negligence exposed

CBD, GRN, the Natural Resources Defence Council, and the Sierra Club intend on suing the US interior secretary for breaking marine-mammal protection laws when approving offshore oil and gas activities in the Gulf [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera]

One year after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the number of lawsuits against the oil giant continues to mount. The Gulf Coast-based law firm Brent Coon and Associates (BCA) is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on BP, and has successfully sued the oil giant in the past. BCA now represents more than 5,000 claimants from BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster, and has been appointed by the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee to head several key sub-committees relating to discovery.

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US Government has asked Federal District Court to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Habeas Corpus Motion

The bird and the prisoner (Gerardo Hernández)

The US Government has asked the District Court in Florida to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence and also to deny him a hearing to analyze his arguments and the so-called evidence presented against him. The official position is in a 123-page document plus three annexes filed today before the Miami federal court by Caroline Heck Miller, who is the principal prosecuting attorney against our comrade and who was also the one who refused to charge terrorist Posada Carriles in 2005. In the near future, Gerardo’s defense attorneys will file his response and Judge Joan Lenard will make her decision.

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John Paul II said Castro was Best Prepared for Pope's visit

Wojtyla said Castro was Best Prepared for Pope's visit

Wojtyla once told Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone that possibly no Head of State was better prepared than Castro for a Pope’s visit. Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone reveals in the book “Un cuore grande, Omaggio a Giovanni Paolo II” that Fidel Castro was really looking forward to John Paul II’s historic visit to Cuba in

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Cuba Denounces Lack of Political Will on Nuclear Disarmament

Nuclear Disarmament

prescription diet dog food p> Cuba denounced on Thursday at the United Nations the lack of political will of several states to make real progress in nuclear disarmament. It also proposed the immediate creation of a UN fund with at least half the world military spending to be allocated to economic and social development of