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From Ireland: the Dalai Lama, Limerick and yours truly

University of Limerick

Posted in Cubadebate on April 29, 2011 in News, Reinaldo Taladrid A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. A 90-minute ride from Dublin will take you to Limerick, a beautiful city where for various reasons great progress has been made in the last 20 years. This name seems to have very little meaning to most

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PayPal and eBay impose blockade against Cuba in Germany

eBay & PayPal

The daily Die Welt recognizes PayPal and eBay’s actions against businessmen who sell Cuban products in the Internet in Germany are “grossly illegal”. The journal criticized actions against the German owners of a web site that sells Cuban Havana cigars, who were victims of the blockage of their transactions and the closing of their PayPal accounts. PayPal extended the US sanctions against Cuba to German territory. The European branch of PayPal, a company that facilitates electronic transactions in the Internet, demanded that German firm Rum & Co. remove Havana cigars, rum and other Cuban products from their web page

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Only in Norway?

Cartoon by Manel Fontdevila

buy oem software download p> Cartoon captions: It’s crazy! The murderer was just like one of these incredible bad guys in a novel by Steig Larsson or Henning Mankell But his ideas are like an everyday editorial in any of the newspapers in the newsstand. Crazy, isn’t it! The notorious “deed” by Anders Behring Breivik,

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The Mysteries of Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Those who have held in their hands the famous FBI file on Ernest Hemingway affirm it contains 124 pages, 15 of which even today are still held back “in the interest of national defense”. Of the remaining pages, 40 are covered with black ink except for their greetings and signatures, and several more are practically illegible. Between the readable and those crossed out in black, it is possible to determine that the file holds information on Hemingway gathered between 1942, during the 2nd World War and 1974, almost 15 years after his death.

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Religious Tourism: A New Modality?

Religious Tourism: A New Modality

A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. Published on July 21st, in Cultura, NosOtros, Rosa María de Lahaye Guerra (RMLG) interviews M.Sc. Clemente Hugo Ramírez Frías (CHRF), professor of the Escuela de Altos Estudios de Hotelería y Turismo at Hotel Sevilla in Havana. Rosa María de Lahaye Guerra: You tell us you have researched “religious

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Amnesty International Declares to be in Favor of Cuban Five

The Cuban Five in Miami

Amnesty International (AI) issued a report which reflects serious concerns about the fairness of the trial of the five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in U.S. jails. There are fears about serious injustices and a real concern that the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal, which violates Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

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Ricardo Alarcón: Truth Held Hostage

Ricardo Alarcón: Truth Held Hostage

A talk delivered at the Cuban University of Information Sciences (UCI), Havana, July 20, 2011. Translation by Mara Ochoa “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” (Luke 12:2) To start out, from a juridical standpoint the case of the Cuban Five has run its course.

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Cuba, Fidel and Che on the Norwegian criminal's hate list

Behring Anders Breivik

Behring Anders Breivik (in red), twice-confessed author of the attack which cost the lives of more than 90 people in Norway, leaving the court today in Oslo. Photo: Reuters Anders Breivik Behring, the author of the horrific crimes in Norway, which have shocked the world and has killed 76 people (68 in the island of

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Progreso Weekly

Danny Glover, Gerardo Hernandez and Saul-Landau

6:50 a.m. Plane leaves Oakland California airport. 8:05 a.m. Plane lands in Ontario, California, wait for the rent-a-car bus, pick up the rental and drive northeast toward Las Vegas (how else to explain heavy traffic on Saturday morning?). 9:30 a.m. We step from the air-conditioned rent-a-car into the burning sun of the Mojave Desert, the landscape for the U.S. Correction Complex in Victorville, California.

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When the Hunger Strike is in the US

California’s Pelican Bay state prison

On the 1st of July, several dozen inmates at California’s Pelican Bay state prison began a hunger strike against the inhuman conditions at the Security Housing Unit [SHU, pronounced "shoe"] where one-third of the 3100 prisoners are locked up. In this maximum security facility, near the Oregon state border, convicts are locked in for more than 22 hours a day in windowless isolation cells, and can have little or no contact with other prisoners for years and sometimes decades.