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El Paso Diary: The Cross-Examination of Ann Louise Bardach

Ann Louise Bardach. Foto: Archivo de la familia Bardach

The lawyer representing Luis Posada Carriles has a reputation for aggressive and effective cross-examination. Today his job was to question one of the case’s star witnesses: Ann Louise Bardach. Anticipating the moment, some of the jurors leaned forward when Arturo Hernández approached the witness stand this morning. The African-American in the second row exchanged a knowing look with the Chicano on his right, who was rubbing his hands together with the look of a child about to devour an ice-cream cone.

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Nato’s Fascist War

Nato’s Fascist War

You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee what I wrote with great detail in three Reflection Articles I published on the CubaDebate website between February 21 and March 3: “The NATO Plan Is to Occupy Libya,” “The Cynical Danse Macabre,” and “NATO’s Inevitable War.” Not even the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy were

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James Carter in Cuba

James Carter in Cuba

Former president Jimmy Carter has arrived in Cuba on a three-day, non-governmental visit. Carter, who is accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn, will meet with President Raul Castro and other Cuban officials. It is Carter’s second trip to the island. In 2002, he met with then-President Fidel Castro and addressed the public at the University of

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El Paso Diary: How Ann Louise Bardach Helped Win the Second Battle Over the Solo Fax

Ann Louise Bardach

By José Pertierra < Using the testimony of the journalist Ann Louise Bardach, the Government was able to introduce the Solo fax as evidence against Luis Posada Carriles. In the fax, the defendant alerts his co-conspirators to the money orders they would receive from New Jersey to carry out the bombing campaign in Havana in 1997.

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U.N. Chief's Ambivalent Role in the No-Fly Zone

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) holds a press conference with Amr Moussa (right), Secretary General of the League of Arab States, in Cairo

essays to buy p>By Thalif Deen (Inter Press) The eight-page resolution calls on member states to “immediately” inform both Ban and Moussa of measures taken in enforcing the “no-fly zone” over Libya and also to “coordinate closely” on measures taken to implement the ban on flights, including “to supply a concept of operations”. “This is

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Welcome to the new NATO quagmire

NATO

The minute Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the Anatolia news agency, “The coalition that was formed following the Paris meeting will abandon the mission and hand it over entirely to a single command system under NATO”, the issue was settled.

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Between Emigration and Crime

Between Emigration and Crime

buy cheap essays p>Latin Americans are not born-criminals nor did they invent drugs. The Aztecs, Maya and other pre-Columbian human groups in Mexico and Central America, for example, were excellent farmers and didn’t even know about growing coca. The Quechua and Aymara were capable of producing nutritious foods on perfect terraces that followed the mountain

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Obituary Leonard Weinglass: Another error against the Cuban Five

Leonard I. Weinglass

By Jane Franlin Dear Friends in my Cubalists, Len would be amused that I would interrupt my hiatus to bring attention to an error about the case of the five Cuban heroes in his New York Times obituary this morning, an error frequently made by the media and frequently corrected by Len. He would have wanted this

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For Lenny

Ricardo Alarcón

He’d suffered a terrible illness that since January had brought him to a critical and especially painful phase of his life, yet he never stopped working for even a moment. During the last months of his life, as he struggled heroically against illness and physical pain, he dedicated himself body and soul to the preparation and presentation of a Habeas Corpus appeal for Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and for Antonio Guerrero, without stopping to work on the appeals for the rest of the Five.

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Cubadebate opens its Web page in French language

Cubadebate Francaise

With versions of Fidel Castro’s Reflections, and news articles about various national and international themes, Cubadebate opens today its Web page in French language that you can find at: http://fr.cubadebate.cu. This Web page joins to the English version, as part of a 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.