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Cuban Children’s Theater Director Responds to Harsh Attack by Prominent U.S. Congresswoman

La Colmenita. Fhoto: Bill Hackwell

The director of a Cuban children’s theater group touring the U.S. expressed dismay Tuesday that the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs would use her political power to try and stop them from delivering a message of peace, love and cultural understanding. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) demanded to know why the troupe, La Colmenita, was given visas and whether any taxpayer money was used for the trip. She also called on the White House to end all cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba.

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The Two Venezuelas

The Two Venezuelas

Yesterday I spoke about the time when Venezuela was an ally of the US empire and the country where Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch carried out their plans for the brutal in-flight bombing of a Cuban plane that caused the death and disappearance of all people aboard, including the youth fencing team that had just won all the gold medals at the Central-American and Caribbean Championships held in Venezuela.

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Rene Gonzalez probation RHC interview with Richard Klugh

René González

Radio Havana Cuba interview with Richard Klugh, one of the defence team of the Cuban Five on the conditions of supervised release imposed on René Gonzalez, one of the Five who was released from Marianna Prison in Florida on the 7th October having served his full sentence of fifteen years.

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The Will Of Steel (Part One)

The Will Of Steel (Part One)

Two days ago on Friday October 14th, Granma and Juventud Rebelde, the Communist Party and Youth League newspapers, published a brave and energetic message from René González, Hero of the Republic, to the people of Cuba, after the odious and unfair 13-year punishment had finished, separately, like the other four heroes who are serving longer sentences in prisons that are hundreds of miles away from each other.

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Communist Party of Cuba against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

PCC Cuba

I bought it this morning at my nearest news-stand and I first read it throughout while standing in the bus, then after I found a seat and finally in my office. I devoured the base document for the National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba to be held next January. It was published last Friday and contains two explicit references to sexual orientation, something unheard of in our country.

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Camaguey Cuban Ballet Premieres in Paris

Ballet Camaguey

To come to one of the Meccas of classical dance worldwide, it must be done in style, and this is what Camaguey’s Cuban Ballet intends to do, with its premiere in this capital of “Flammes de Paris”. This demanding work has never been presented by the prestigious company from Camaguey, whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first performance will be in the City of Light today, and tomorrow the company presents the work at the Palais des Congres in Porte de Maillot.

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Cuban Antiterrorist Calls to Continue Struggle to free Cuban Five

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Cuban anti-terrorist Rene Gonzalez, who is on probation in the United States, called to continue fighting for the release of his four fellow countrymen, who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998. Rene Gonzalez, along with Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez were severely condemned for reporting terrorist plans against Cuba, which were forged by terrorist groups based in the state of Florida.

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Cuba Awaits Strong Condemnation to US Blockade

Rogelio Polanco

Cuba is awaiting the international community once again pronounces against the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the US government against the Caribbean island for more than 50 years, declared Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Rogelio Polanco. The Cuban diplomat told Prensa Latina that the authorities of Cuba will present a resolution on the negative consequences of the blockade to Cuba, for the consecutive 20th time, before the United Nations Organization’s General Assembly.

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Four Cuban Dancers among the World’s 100 Best

Viengsay Valdés in Venice

Cuban dancers Viengsay Valdés, Alejandro Virelles, Dani Hernández and Osiel Gounod were selected among the best 100 dancers of the 2010-2011 season by the prestigious Dance Europe magazine, confirmed to Prensa Latina sources of the National Ballet of Cuba. In the magazine’s top 100, Valdez has the 4th place of female dancers and the 6th place of the world list; meanwhile Hernadez has the 16th place, Virelles the 18th and Gounod the 21st.

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“Obama’s Chance to Distance Himself from Bush”

Ricardo Alarcón considers that Obama can open a new stage in his administration if he decides to release the four Cuban prisoners and allows René González to return home.

Thanksgiving is near and, following an old American tradition, President Barack Obama might decide to release the four Cubans accused of espionage who are jailed in different US prisons, on the basis of documents of the Court of Appeals and the Justice Department. The documents concluded at the time that there was no evidence that the arrested Cubans had spied on the government and that the sentences passed by the Miami court were illegal and disproportionate.