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Cries of love to Havana, to Cuba


The evening runs from its blue into the golden nuances , in Havana horizon. Groups of young people full of excitement and eager to share preferences and feelings are occupying the yard of the Cuba Pavilion in the heart of Vedado. The usual venue of the exhibition Art in La Rampa, venue of the International Book Fair of Havana, and which also houses the Association “Hermanos Saiz”, is invaded by the love of Cuban youth.

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Cuban woman’s letter to her husband unjustly imprisoned in U.S.


“I wish to wake up by your side and hug you as most couples will do; of them, I am envious today. A right we have been deprived of for a long time; more than fourteen years without kissing you, touching you, settling for only listening to your voice on a phone call whenever possible, a postcard or some detail thanks to your characteristic creativity and to the solidary support of those who manage to get a smile of happiness out of us.” Adriana’s letter

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Cuba Condemns Tightening of U.S. Blockade

Cuba Bloqueo

The economic, commercial and financial U.S. blockade against Cuba has now been in force for 50 years, and its harrasment and siege mechanisms are being strengthened, the cuban Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday. In an interview with the Prensa Latina news agency, Anayansi Rodriguez, head of Multilateral Affairs, denied that the measure enacted on February 7, 1962, by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy, is being applied with more flexibility, as the White House claims.

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The Marketing of Yoani Sánchez: Translation as invention


As one might have expected, Bloomberg and Reuters dutifully shaded their reports on the recent visit to Cuba of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff with mentions of the Yoani Sánchez Twitter campaign to pressure Rousseff to intercede on Sánchez’s behalf and persuade the Cuban government to grant her an exit visa to attend a propaganda event in Brazil.

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Cubans Mourn Sara Gonzalez

Sara Gonzalez

Cuban media have widely covered on Thursday the life and work of singer songwriter Sara González, one of the most representative voices of the Cuban New Song Movement, who died of cancer at age 60. Her death, announced on Wednesday, has raised a wave of grief in cultural sectors and among people, who followed her

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Thousands of Proposals for New Venezuelan Labor Law

Portrait of a boy with the flag of Venezuela painted on his face

Some 11,500 proposals were submitted to Venezuela´s Cabinet Commission to draft a new Labor Law or LOT (Ley Organica del Trabajo), said Wil Rangel, President of the Central Bolivariana Socialista de Trabajadores. Rangel said unionists, Legislators and representatives of private and public sectors will submit and discuss until April their initiatives in national assemblies to rescue the social benefits “smothered during the government of Rafael Caldera”.

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Presidents of Brazil and Haití Discuss Cooperation

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Presidents Michel Martelly (Haiti) and Dilma Rosusseff (Brazil) discussed migration and cooperation-related issues in this capital before visiting the squadron of Brazilian UN blue helmets deployed here. According to a communiqué of the Haitian presidency, the presidents reviewed a bilateral agenda, placing emphasis on the process of reconstruction and economic and social development in Haiti.According to the program of the visit, Martelly and Rousseff would also discuss the migration issue in the wake of adoption by Brazil of a new mode of visa issued exclusively for Haitian citizens.

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Cuban Party Meeting Debates End

Raúl Castro Ruz.

The First Conference of Cuba’s Communist Party is scheduled to end today two days of debates focused on intensifying the organization’s work and its role in updating the country’s economic model. More than 800 delegates are discussing the operation, methods and working style of the party, the political and ideological work, the cadres’ training and the party links with the Young Communist League (UJC) and other grassroots organizations.

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Casa Award Winner Calls for Anti-Racial Policies

Zuleica Romay Guerra

Cuban essayist Zuleica Romay, who won the special 2012 Casa de las Americas Literature Award on black presence in the contemporary Americas and the Caribbean, called for cultural policies to face today’s stereotypes and racist behaviors.After receiving the award, the author of “Elogio de la Altea o las Paradojas de la Racialidad” (Altea Praise and Racial Paradoxes), told Prensa Latina that the the work allows her to appreciate racial prejudices through socio-cultural processes that are often covert.

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New Pressures of the UN Security Council Vs Syria


The Western and Arab member countries of the UN Security Council will insist on Friday on implementing sanctions against Syria in an effort to launch a new offensive, despite Russia´s strong opposition.Syria Seeks Alternatives to Tackle Economic Sanctions.The world body will hold a private session on Friday to discuss a draft resolution sponsored by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany and Morocco to back the measures proposed by the Arab League against the Syrian government.