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The Gold is Mine (+Photos)

Welcome Baseball Team

One had to be there to see it: A sea of people on the streets despite the heat, the strong sunlight and the long wait to welcome the baseball team. After a tour through several municipalities of the province the team of Alfonso Urquiola returned to Pinar del Rio where tens of thousands were awaiting to thank him for the dream come true of being champions again. One by one went up the stage: Lorenzo Quintana, David Castillo, Vladimir Baños, Norlis Concepción, Yosvani Torres, Yovani Peraza… all of them full of joy, waving the people and dancing with good reggeaton.

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Peace Seminar in Cuba Calls for Global Coexistence

Camp Delta. JTF Guantánamo

The 2nd Peace Seminar for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases begins Wednesday in the eastern province of Guantanamo with a call for peaceful coexistence worldwide. Sponsored by the World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, the forum will analyze the disastrous consequences of military bases for the

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Raul Castro Presided Over May Day Parade in Santiago de Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in eastern Santiago de Cuba city, according to a live report of the Cuban television. Raul was accompanied by Santiago de Cuba’s Communist Party First Secretary Lazaro Exposito, and other leaders of grassroots organizations. In the Mariana Grajales square’s grandstand there were several Labor Heroes, union leaders and founders of the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) along with members of foreign delegations.

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Cuba’s Fina Garcia Marruz Awarded Queen Sophia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry

Fina García Marruz

betta fish diseases p> Fina, born on April 28, 1923, has a degree on Social Sciences and she belonged to the group of Cuban poets and writers of the renowned magazine ‘Origenes’ (1944-1956), along with her late husband Cintio Vitier, Jose Lezama Lima and Eliseo Diego. Fina is one of Cuba’s most outstanding poets of

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Miami Things

Cuba - Miami

By Lázaro Fariñas A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann The Cuban American extreme right in Miami is happy these days because they have had a few victories in the city. Of course, these are so decadent that in fact they are pyrrhic victories. The segment of Cuban society living here cannot tell a victory

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Wikileaks: Five illustrative cases of prisoners at Guantánamo (+ Video)

Cárcel en la base naval de Guatánamo

By Iroel Sánchez / Cubadebate Translation: Machetera / Tlaxcala New evidence of the upside down world that governs the United States is found in the Wikileaks documents which reveal information about the treatment of prisoners at the concentration camp in Guantánamo – maintained by Washington on territory it is illegally occupying against the will of the

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Survey: 75% of U.S. consumers interested in Cuba visit

In Cuba's eastern mountains, Photo by Doreen Hemlock

sick betta fish p>By Doreen Hemlock (Published SUN-SENTINEL) Would you consider a trip to Cuba if restrictions on U.S. travel to the island were lifted? A U.S. consumer survey released Tuesday found that 75 respondents would visit or at least consider a trip to Cuba, if Americans were allowed to travel freely there. Another 1.7

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NYT: Secret Case Against Detainee Crumbles

A judge ruled in January 2009 that Mohammed el-Gharani should be released

By William Glaberson and Charlie Savage (Published The New York Times) The secret document described Prisoner 269, Mohammed el-Gharani, as the very incarnation of a terrorist threat: “an al Qaeda suicide operative” with links to a London cell and ties to senior plotters of international havoc. But there was more to the story, as there

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U.S. abuse exposed in illegal Guantánamo base

Prisoners in Guantánamo are treated like slaves. Photo: Reuters

More than 750 secret reports disclosed by Wikileaks have confirmed abuses committed by the United States in the prison on the illegal Guantánamo base and the fact that 60% of prisoners with no links to the jihad have been taken there. The cases of the majority of the prisoners – 758 out of 779 – are described in detail in memos that the Joint Task Force in Guantánamo bay sent to the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

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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.