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Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English

Cubadebate English

buy essay p>With versions of Fidel Castro’s Reflections, El Paso Diary of José Pertierra, exclusive materials from Cuba’s Reasons series and news articles about various national and international themes, Cubadebate opens today its Web page in English that you can find at: http://en.cubadebate.cu Of course, it will be always updated with information about the Cuban

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Strikes will ‘antagonise’ many in Arab world, says Chomsky

Noam Chomnsky

“Military intervention in Libya is a serious mistake”, says Chomsky. “When the United States, Britain and France opt for military intervention, we have to bear in mind that these countries are hated in the region for very good reasons. The rich and powerful can say history is bunk but victims don’t have that luxury,” he says. “Threatening moves, I’m sure, evoke all sorts of terrible thoughts and memories in the region – and many people across Africa and the Arab world will be seriously antagonised by military intervention.”

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El Paso Diary: Fabio’s Friend

Fabio Di Celmo

Although the Government only indicted Posada Carriles for lying, one of the lies is about a murder. Under oath, he denied being behind the killing in Havana of a 32-year-old Italian businessman named Fabio Di Celmo on September 4, 1997. The jury in El Paso has already heard a medical examiner state that Di Celmo’s death was a homicide resulting from a bomb planted in the lobby of Havana’s Copacabana Hotel. The bomb hurled a piece of shrapnel that lodged in Di Celmo’s neck and severed his jugular vein. Today the jury will hear from an eyewitness.

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El Paso Diary: Follow the Money

Mas Canosa Monzón

Oscar de Rojas, a Cuban-American accountant from New Jersey, testified in federal court today that he wired money to ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles and others in El Salvador and Guatemala in 1997. The Justice Department alleges that Posada Carriles used that money to finance a terrorist bombing campaign against Cuba in 1997. One of the bombs killed an Italian businessman, Fabio Di Celmo, on September 4, 1997 in Havana’s Copacabana Hotel.

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“Well paid lies”, in Las Razones de Cuba (+ Photos and Videos)

Cuba's Reasons

“A group of young artists and I had the idea to create a cultural project that would promote the visual arts among those young people”, that is the beginning of the testimony of Frank Carlos Vásquez, agent Robin of Cuban State Security, in the new documentary that Cuban television aired for the series “Cuba´s Reasons”.

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Billions for company that hired Alan Gross

USAID

The Maryland company that hired American development worker Alan Gross won more than $2.7 billion in USAID contracts from 2000 to the third quarter of 2009, statistics show. Development Alternatives Inc., or DAI, sent Gross to Cuba as part of a USAID-financed democracy program. Cuban authorities accused Gross of setting up an illegal satellite communications network and sentenced him on Friday to a 15-year prison term.

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Japan – Vast Devastation (+ Photos)

Japan - Vast Devastation

The vast devastation wrought by the earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, may only be matched by the destroyed lives left in their wake. Few survivors have been found, but families continue to search for their sons, daughters, wives, husbands and friends. Threats of a nuclear reactor meltdown and resulting disaster loom.

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Cuba Restores Parity between the Convertible Peso and the U.S. Dollar

Cuban convertible peso

An analysis of all these factors has resulted in the conclusion by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Cuba that it is opportune to devalue the Cuban convertible peso exchange rate with the dollar and other foreign currencies by 8%; in other words, to reestablish parity between the convertible peso and the U.S. dollar.

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There will always be an Emilio

Carlos Manuel Serpa with the then head of the US Interest Section Michael Parmly. Photo: Ismael Francisco

Shortly before this interview was published he was considered the “spokesman of Ladies in White” as well as the “independent journalist” who had issued the highest number of reports for the anti-Cuban media. His statements reveal that the US subversive policy against Cuba is still in place.

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The bird and the prisoner

The bird and the prisoner

Translation: Machetera En Español Once upon a time, a bird made friends with a prisoner.  Both were incarcerated in the United States and both were unjustly imprisoned for defending Cuba from terrorist activity. This is how the story began.  On June 4, 2009, the same day as his birthday, Gerardo Hernández heard about this creature.