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US adds popular Cuban debit card to restricted list

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Cubans living in several European countries will hold a virtual meeting in October to support the island, amid an escalation of hostility from the United States, organizers of the forum announced today. Speaking to Prensa Latina, the president of the Association of Cuban Residents in Germany, José Conde, specified that the event will be launched on October 10, to be held on October 24 with the participation of organizations and people scattered throughout the old continent.

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Rafael Fundora’s secret, or how Cuban lemons got to Spain

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Lázaro Rafael Fundora Hernández is a man who does not believe in luck. Making his first export of lemons to Spain and directing the sale of avocados abroad has been the result of many years of perseverance. “What we achieved was a family endeavor, we proposed them and we achieved it,” he says without stopping the movement of the mincer over the lands where he was born.

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When risking life is all life offers

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They do not want to die, but the reality is that it’s the same if the choice is drowning in the Mediterranean when trying to cross in a fragile boat, or suffering the fate of their compatriots facing hunger, disease, and the crossfire of rival bands or terrorists financed from abroad. From Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Gambia… they come, heading to Europe, to the former colonial powers that plundered their countries.

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EUROCLIMA + Cuba, a Project to Climate Change

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The EUROCLIMA + Cuba program was launched today in this central-eastern region, with a project that aims at reducing disaster risks (RDR) due to climate change. In the case of this island, the chronogram has as main organizer the United Nations Development Program – Cuba, focused on the effects of Climate Change

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Cuba calls for constructive dialogue between Latin America and Europe

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On June 9, Cuba’s First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Ca nel, highlighted the existence of differences and common challenges between Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe and called for a constructive dialogue between both regions.

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Chavez’ Economic Lesson for Europe

President Hugo Chávez's address to the People of Venezuela

Some years ago, travelling on the presidential plane of Hugo Chávez of Venezuela with a French friend from Le Monde Diplomatique, we were asked what we thought was happening in Europe. Was there any chance of a move to the left? We replied in the depressed and pessimistic tones typical of the early years of the 21st century. Neither in Britain nor France, nor anywhere in the eurozone, did we see much chance of a political breakthrough.

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22 Reasons Why We Could See An Economic Collapse In Europe In 2012

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Will 2012 be the year that we see an economic collapse in Europe? Before you dismiss the title of this article as “alarmist”, read the facts listed in the rest of this article first. Over the past several months, there has been an astonishing loss of confidence in the European financial system. Right now, virtually nobody wants to loan money to financially troubled nations in the EU and virtually nobody wants to lend money to major European banks. Remember, one of the primary reasons for the financial crisis of 2008 was a major credit crunch that happened here in the United States.