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Cuba Says U.S. Manipulates Antiterrorist Fight

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

The Cuban Foreign Ministry accused the United States of political manipulation regarding such a sensitive issue as the antiterrorist fight. In a declaration issued here on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry rejected the “U.S. spurious list of sponsors of international terrorism” published in Washington, and pointed out that its “only aim is to discredit our country

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More than 2,200 pages of documents obtained through FOIA

FOIA

In 1998, five Cuban men were arrested by the U.S. government and tried in Miami on charges of conspiring to commit espionage on the United States. What the Cuban Five and their attorneys did not know during trial was that the U.S. government—through its official propaganda agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors—was covertly paying prominent Miami journalists who, at the same time as the government conducted its prosecution, saturated the Miami media with reports that were highly inflammatory and prejudicial to the Cuban Five.

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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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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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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.

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A Brilliant and Courageous Statement

A Brilliant and Courageous Statement

Now the external and internal enemies of Hugo Chávez are at the mercy of his words and his initiatives. Without a doubt there shall be surprises in store for them. Let us wish him our most steadfast support and trust. The lies of the empire and the treason of the quislings shall be defeated. Today there are millions of militant and aware Venezuelans who shall never be made to submit to the oligarchy and the empire.