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El Paso Diary: The Sound and Fury of Otto Reich

Portada de Newsweek. Foto: Página web de Otto Reich www.ottoreich.com

The defendant’s name was barely mentioned in court in today. Instead, Judge Kathleen Cardone allowed the defense attorney to put the New York Times, its journalist Ann Louise Bardach and the Republic of Cuba on trial. Last week, after 11 grueling weeks and 23 witnesses, the Government rested. The prosecution’s final witness was Ann Louise Bardach. Now it is the defense’s turn to present its case-in-chief.

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Noam Chomsky: On Libya and the Unfolding Crises

Noam Chomsky

What are U.S. motives in international relations most broadly? That is, what are the over arching motives and themes one can pretty much always find informing U.S. policy choices, no matter where in the world we are discussing? What are the somewhat more specific but still over arching motives and themes for U.S. policy in Middle

Identity of Cuban Double Agent Recruited by CIA Revealed

Raul Capote

option trading strategies p>Raúl Capote, the agent “Daniel” of Cuban State Security, revealed his identity in the chapter “The Invention of a Leader” of the series “The Reasons of Cuba”, today transmitted by national television. For six years Capote, professor in the University of Pedagogical Sciences in Havana, recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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El Paso Diary: Swinging Doors

Ann Louise Bardach

A pair of swinging doors separates the well of the court from the seating area for the press and invited guests. They swing four or five times every time someone pushes on them to pass through. This afternoon, after the defense attorney for Luis Posada Carriles finished his cross-examination of the journalist Ann Louise Bardach, he barreled through the doors with such force that they swung 12 times altogether. I know because I counted.

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Libyan rebels receive foreign training

Rebels said Friday's NATO raid that killed at least 13 people was "collateral damage". Photo: Reuters

US and Egyptian special forces have reportedly been providing covert training to rebel fighters in the battle for Libya, Al Jazeera has been told. An unnamed rebel source related how he had undergone training in military techniques at a “secret facility” in eastern Libya. He told our correspondent Laurence Lee, reporting from the rebel-stronghold of Benghazi, that he was sent to fire Katyusha rockets but was given a simple, unguided version of the rocket instead.

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The Best and Most Intelligent

The Best and Most Intelligent

Yesterday, because of a lack of time and space, I did not write one word about Barack Obama’s speech on the Libyan war that he gave on Monday, March 28. I had a copy of the official version that the US administration had provided to the press. I underlined some of his statements. I went through it again and concluded that it was not worth wasting too much paper on.

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Cubadebate opens its Web page in Italian language

Cubadebate Italiano

With versions of Fidel Castro’s Reflections, and news articles about various national and international themes, Cubadebate opens today its Web page in Italian language that you can find at: http://it.cubadebate.cu/. This Web page joins to the series of blogs written in at least 8 languages that we have begun to publish, as the first step for the redesign of our Website, present on the Internet since August 5th, 2003.

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The Disaster in Japan and a visit from a Friend

The Disaster in Japan and a visit from a Friend

Today I had the pleasure of greeting Jimmy Carter, who from 1977 to 1981 was the President of the United States, the only one, in my opinion, who had enough serenity and courage to tackle the issue of US-Cuba relations. Carter did what he could to reduce international tensions and to promote the establishment of Cuban and US Interest offices. His administration was the only one that took a few steps towards easing the criminal blockade imposed against our people.

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Jimmy Carter's Havana Press Conference

James Carter

Before concluding his three-day visit to Cuba, Jimmy Carter gave a press conference about his agenda on the island, this is a synopsis: In his introductory statement he said that when he was in office he did all possible efforts to improve diplomatic links between the United States and Cuba. He said he lifted all

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Interview with former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, by Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Cuban Television journalist (+ Photos)

James Carter in Havana. Photo: Alex Castro

Translation: Machetera Translation: Machetera Arleen Rodríguez: Hello!  A greeting to all of those who are watching Cuban Television right now.   I welcome all of you, along with the former President of the United States, James Carter, who just moments before leaving to return to his country has graciously agreed to give us an interview, and