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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

Eusebio Leal

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

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El Paso Diary: Swinging Doors

Ann Louise Bardach

A pair of swinging doors separates the well of the court from the seating area for the press and invited guests. They swing four or five times every time someone pushes on them to pass through. This afternoon, after the defense attorney for Luis Posada Carriles finished his cross-examination of the journalist Ann Louise Bardach, he barreled through the doors with such force that they swung 12 times altogether. I know because I counted.

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Jimmy Carter's Havana Press Conference

James Carter

Before concluding his three-day visit to Cuba, Jimmy Carter gave a press conference about his agenda on the island, this is a synopsis: In his introductory statement he said that when he was in office he did all possible efforts to improve diplomatic links between the United States and Cuba. He said he lifted all