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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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The Brutal and Turbulent North

The Brutal and Turbulent North

I was reading abundant materials and books to make good my promise of continuing writing on the Reflection of April 14 about the Battle of Girón when I had a look at the recent news that came yesterday, which were also as abundant as they are everyday. You could pile up mountains of news on

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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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Nostalgia of the Future

Arleen Rodríguez Derivet

raw dog food recipes p>A Playa Girón hero told me a couple of days ago that he frequently felt nostalgic about those days when at only 20, he manned a mortar battery and went to battle with a smile, because all his utopias were intact. Even I felt infected by his feelings as I reviewed

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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

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Been to Cuba Lately?

Mike Farrel integrates Actors and United Artists for Freedom of the cuban Five and has been one of the signatories of the letter of thanks to Jimmy Carter.

By: Mike Farrell, Huffington Post Hey, how you doing? What’s new? Been to Cuba lately? Oh, that’s right, you’re only a U.S. citizen; you can’t. You can’t. How stupid is that? I guess they worry you’ll catch communism or something. But you know what? Canadians and Europeans go there all the time without catching …

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Cuba Denies Responsibility for U.S. Barge Losses

Tugboat Muheet

Cuba on Thursday categorically refuted statements by the U.S. company Harbor Homes LLC blaming Cuban authorities for losses from the tugboat Muheet. A statement from the Transport Ministry described as false the complaints regarding the losses of humanitarian aid on two barges that were being towed to Haiti by the tugboat. On Nov. 30, the Muheet ran out of fuel off the coast of Baracoa, Cuba, and was stranded as it awaited another tugboat for assistance promised by shipowner Caribbean Investor LLC.

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Chinese President Sends Message to Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro & Hu Jintao

Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed his most sincere respect and cordial greetings to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. The 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, held on the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution, has been a Congress that inherits the past and

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Libyan Government Gives Weapons to the People

Libya

The Libyan Government started to distribute weapons among the population in anticipation of a NATO land invasion, according to a spokesman who denied reports on the capture of a western city by rebels. According to government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, “many cities are organizing squadrons to repeal any possible land attack” by the North Atlantic Treaty