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Cuba Reaffirms Denunciation of US Blockade at UN

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United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed today at the United Nations its denunciation of the US blockade and the difficulties caused to the Island in fulfilling its financial commitments with the world body. It also criticized the unilateral coercive measures and other actions carried out by the UN host against several members.

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Latin America Offers Trading Path out of Recession

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A joint article by Latin American ambassadors María Esther Teresa Bondanza, of Argentina; Pedro Fernando Bretas Bastos, of Brazil; Teresita de Caridad Trujillo Hernandez, of Cuba; Leonel Fernando Searle Couve, of Chile; and Carlos Garcia de Alba Zepeda, of Mexico

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German Parliamentarians Demand U.S. Release of the Cuban Five

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Berlin, May 24 (Prensa Latina) German parliamentarians demanded U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to act in favour of the release and return to Cuba of the Five antiterrorists condemned to long sentences in the northern country. In a letter sent to U.S. Justice Department through the German Embassy in Washington, the 17 federal signatory legislators also expressed great.

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Argentine, Angola, Diversify Commercial Exchange


Luanda, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentina and Angola are working to diversify their actual commercial exchange with a balance of trade, favorable to the South American country, a diplomatic source asssessed here on Monday.

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U.S. Grants Visa to Raul Castro’s Daughter but Denies Visit by Cuban Academics

Mariela Castro

The Obama administration granted a visa this week to the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro but rejected visas for nearly a dozen other Cubans to attend an academic conference in California, angering both conservative Cuban American leaders and American scholars seeking to improve U.S.-Cuban academic ties.

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Cuba Denounces U.S. Actions against Brands


The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday denounced new U.S. actions against Cuban trademarks, a position that threatens the protection of industrial property. In a declaration published in Granma newspaper, the Foreign Ministry mentioned the U.S. Supreme Court refusal to allow Cubaexport to defend its right to renew the registration of the Havana Club rum at the Patent and Trademark Office.

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US Prize Awarded to Cuban Poet Nancy Morejon

Nancy Morejon

Cuban writer and poet Nancy Morejon said she was surprised for the work/life award granted to her recently in San Francisco, California, by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). “It took me by surprise; I did not expect it,” the author of “Piedra Pulida” (Polished Stone) told Prensa Latina. She said it is not a book or an essay; it is an important award that recognizes an author’s career.

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Florida fire, journalist harassment reflect special U.S. rules for Cuba

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Early on April 27, fire destroyed the Coral Gables, Fla., offices of Airline Brokers, a charter flight provider servicing Cuba and other countries. The Fire Department blamed arson.

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Balancing Preservation and Transformation in Cuba: A Conversation with Eusebio Leal

Eusebio Leal

Cuba is undergoing a gradual economic and social transformation that potentially carries great importance for the island nation, as well as for its relationships with the United States and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Nefarious details in the Cuban Five case

Gerardo Hernández

I sit on a gray plastic chair, facing a tiny, gray, plastic table and another empty, gray, plastic chair, waiting for Gerardo Hernandez in the visiting room of the maximum-security federal pen in Victorville, California.