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Denied by the Judge Lenard Rene’s motion on his return to Cuba

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This 16th day of September, 2011, Joan A. Lenard, US District Judge denied Rene Gonzalez’s Motion to Modify Conditions of Supervised Release (“Motion,” D.E. 1808), filed on February 16, 2011. On March 7, 2011, the Government filed its response in opposition (“Response,” D.E. 1814), to which Defendant filed his reply (“Reply,” D.E. 1817), on March 25, 2011.

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New Cohibas and Habano Cigars to France

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Cuban tobacco industry authorities announced Thursday the presence of new Cohibas and Havano cigars in the 25th edition of the TFWA World Exhibition Cannes in France. The Cuban most famous tobacco Premium type brand will take its cigars to the 2011 Limited Edition, with interesting proposals for collectors and the most demanding cigar smokers in the world.

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A Bright Opportunity for Unity, Says Danny Glover

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US actor Danny Glover said in this capital that this is an ideal context to join our peoples and think again what to do to save mankind. He wondered how to preserve ourselves and the planet and said this is the greatest test we must pass. Invited to the First Meeting of Moviemakers from Africa, the Caribbean and their Diasporas in Havana, Glover, 65, urged this Wednesday participants to work from culture to promote a new vision of mankind that allow us to imagine again the ideas of what we really are.

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Cuba in Geneva: Right to Development without Blockade

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Cuba on Thursday reiterated its commitment with development despite the blockade the United States has maintained on the island for over 50 years ago, during a speech at the UN Human Right Council (HRC). Cuban delegate Juan Antonio Quintanilla stated that the main obstacle for the right to the development of the Cuban people is the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by Washington. That blockade is a massive, blatant and systematic violation of the human rights of a people, particularly the right to development, Quintanilla noted.

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Danny Glover Chairs Filmmakers Meeting in Cuba

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U.S. actor and producer Danny Glover presides over on Wednesday in this capital a panel about relations and prospects of African and Caribbean filmmakers and the Afro-American community. Invited to a filmmakers meeting from those regions, attended by film directors, academicians and experts from over 30 countries, the protagonist of The Color Purple will also

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Chamber Music Festival dedicated to Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés

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Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer announced that the Chamber Music Festival scheduled for September 30th through October 7th will be dedicated to Chucho Valdés on his 70th birthday. Chucho is simply great as a pianist, composer and person, he deserves this homage and much more,” said Brower in Havana, adding that he has admired and worked with the great Cuban jazz musician for 50 years.

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World Youth Study Medicine in Cuba

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More than 20,000 youth from Latin American, African and Oceania countries are currently training in the Medical Sciences universities of all Cuban provinces. The 2011-2012 school year officially began on Monday at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), located at the outskirts of Havana, with an enrollment of about 2,300 foreign students. This is the 12th academic year of this institution, founded in 1999 by an initiative by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Previously, the center graduated about 10,000 physicians.

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The Cuban Five Must be Unconditionally Freed

Ricardo Alarcón

“The official U.S. attitude is essentially one of coverup. If the citizens of that country know little or nothing about the subject, they will not ask essential questions. When they understand the truth, they will be able to persuade President Obama to do what he must: free the Cuban Five, each and every one, unconditionally.” Speech given by Ricardo Alarcón at the central event held at the Astral theatre in Havana during a day of solidarity for the Cuban Five, September 12, 2011.

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Fidel Castro: “None of the present world problems can be solved with the use of force”

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Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, the day of the tragic events that occurred in the United States. September 11, 2001.

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UN High Commissioner Updated on Case of Cuban 5

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The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, was informed on Friday about the situation of five Cuban antiterrorists held in U.S. prisons. Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, sent a letter to Pillay about the case of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Rene Gonzalez, known as the Cuban Five.