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Raul Castro Highlights Atmosphere of Mutual Understanding with Pope

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Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro, said at the farewell ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI that his visit to the island took place in an atmosphere of mutual understanding.In his speech at Jose Marti International Airport, the head of State stressed the existence of “many deep coincidences, but, of course, we do not think the same about all matters.”

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Benedict XVI to Officiate Public Mass in Havana

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Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Pope Benedict XVI will officiate a public mass in the Cuban capital at the open in the Jose Marti Revolution Square in the third day of his apostolic visit to the Caribbean island. A massive attendance by believers and non-believers is expected, and the Revolution Square was prepared in honour

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Benedict XVI will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro

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Havana, March 27 (PL) Pope Benedict XVI will be held here today a comprehensive program of activities including a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, during the second day of the Pope on the island.According to the agenda of the visit, the dialogue with the administrator of the Caribbean will be held in the afternoon at the Revolution Palace in Havana, where it is expected that both heads of state to conduct a courtesy to the people on the stairs of the building.

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Granma newspaper denounces provocations by counterrevolutionary groups

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Havana, March 21, (RHC), — The newspaper Granma has denounced recent provocations by counterrevolutionary groups, funded by right-wing Cuban expatriates, who seek to tarnish the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Caribbean island. Havana Church occupied last week by counterrevolutionary elementsIn a Wednesday article titled “Another chapter of disrespect and falsehoods,” Granma says that due to the its failure in preventing the visit of His Holiness to Cuba, the Miami-based Cuban extreme-right has planned an agenda of provocative actions aimed at pressuring the Vatican to speak against the Cuban revolutionary project.

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Persevering

Diana Nyasa swim from U.S. to Cuba

It’s a little after 10am and Diana is swimming strongly. We are 67 nautical miles from Cuba. She has a strong heart rate of 85 and is persevering. The challenge will be the prospect of crossing the Gulf Stream to reach land. Every professional aboard the flotilla, whether they be physicians or international marathon swimming hall of fame representatives, is astounded at this achievement, even to this point.

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Encountering Extraordinary Animals

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This afternoon – it is stunning to actually witness – Diana is swimming stronger and stronger. Her strokes are up to 50 per minute, she is eating pasta, gobbling bananas, bits of peanut butter sandwiches, along with high-carb & high calorie liquid concoctions. Bonnie Stoll has not left her side.

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Eusebio Leal was Awarded Honoris Causa Title In Spain

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The Spanish University of Alicante (UA) conferred it’s Honoris Causa doctorate to the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal. At the ceremony, the house of higher studies highlighted Leal work in the process of restoration and conservation of the historic area of Havana, combined with the economic and social development of his community. The Historian of Havana thanked the distinction and stressed the historic ties between Spain and his country.

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US Top Diplomat Monitored Internet in Cuba

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<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1949" src="/files/2011/08/201 If I Tell My Ex I Am Over If He Come Back 10604073504-wikileaks-logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”250″ />Chief of Mission of the US Interest Section in Havana, Jonathan Farrar, monitored the Internet for possible subversive actions, according to a cable released by Wikileaks and reproduced by Cuban websites on Saturday. Farrar’s

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Havana: Restoration as a Social Issue

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Restoration projects in the historic district of the Cuban capital are helping to perfect an urban development project that prioritizes patrimonial and social interests. In an interview with Prensa Latina, Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal explained these projects are focused on the human aspect, not just the restoration of the city´s architecture and beauty.

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El Paso Diary: The Witness From María Elvira, Live!

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El Paso Diary: Day 39 of the Posada Carriles Trial By José Pertierra The María Elvira, Live! show came to El Paso this week. Luis Posada Carriles’ defense attorney turned the federal trial into a television talk show. The defense called Roberto Hernández del Llano as a star witness in an attempt to impeach the previous testimony