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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Cuba calls for end to EU sanctions

Cuba calls for end to EU sanctions
By IANS
Thursday November 29, 03:25 PM

Havana, Nov 29 (IANS) Cuba has called for an end to sanctions imposed on
it by the European Union (EU) to pave the way for improving bilateral
relations, Spanish news agency EFE said Thursday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Eumelio Caballero told a gathering here
Wednesday that Havana appreciated the… Continue reading

Castro biography a lost opportunity

Castro biography a lost opportunity
5:00AM Friday November 30, 2007
By Jason Burke

My Life by Fidel Castro, with Ignacio Ramonet, translated by Andrew
Hurley Published by Allen Lane

In the early afternoon of December 5, 1956, Fidel Castro, then aged 30,
and around 80 followers settled down to spend the night on a small hill
surrounded by sugarcane fields and woods… Continue reading

Activists seek independent universities in Cuba

Activists seek independent universities in Cuba
Posted on Wed, Nov. 28, 2007
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

HAVANA —
A group of Cuban students and young professionals said Tuesday it has
collected 5,000 signatures petitioning the government to allow
universities that would operate independently of the state while
encouraging freedom of speech.

Supporters of the University Students Without Borders Project want
Cuba's… Continue reading

Curiosidades del comunismo

27 de noviembre de 2007

Curiosidades del comunismo

Tania Díaz Castro

LA HABANA, Cuba, noviembre (www.cubanet.org) – Mientras por orden del
régimen cubano se celebraba en La Habana un aniversario más del triunfo
bolchevique de 1917, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin visitaba un
antiguo polígono de tiro de Butovo, en las afueras de Moscú, donde más
de veinte mil personas… Continue reading

Corruption rooted in society

CUBA
Corruption rooted in society
Posted on Mon, Nov. 26, 2007
By OSCAR ESPINOSA CHEPE

HAVANA — Two years ago, on Nov. 17, Fidel Castro delivered a speech at
the University of Havana in which he gave detailed information about the
rapid rise of corruption in Cuban society.

Until that moment, the problem had not been dealt with openly. One of
his… Continue reading

DENUNCIAN REPRESIÓN CONTRA PRESO POLÍTICO EN CUBA

DENUNCIAN REPRESIÓN CONTRA PRESO POLÍTICO EN CUBA
2007-11-21.
Carlos Serpa Maceira, Corresponsal en la isla de Misceláneas de Cuba

Diosdado González Marrero.
La Habana, 21 de noviembre.- La Dama de Blanco Alejandrina García de la
Riva denunció en La Habana que las autoridades de la prisión Kilo 5 y
medio, en la provincia de Pinar del Río, en el occidente de Cuba,… Continue reading

THE FIRST LIBERTY, THAT OF GOD'S CHILDREN

THE FIRST LIBERTY, THAT OF GOD'S CHILDREN*
2007-11-20. Congress Of Catholics In Public Life Madrid Nov 2007
Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, Christian Liberation Movement

No one wants the church to be persecuted but what is true is that a
persecuted church is freer than one that unites and submits to a
political power. The Cuban church has not had that experience of power,… Continue reading

Cuba's libraries don't have our liberties

MAILBAG:
Cuba's libraries don't have our liberties

Regarding the Daily Pilot's article on a UCI library exhibit ("Art
exhibit aims to improve America, Cuba's relations," Nov. 9), efforts to
improve friendship between nations are always welcome, and the Langson
Library has a right to hold an exhibit on any subject it wants.

Sadly, this right is not respected in Cuba, where libraries… Continue reading

WORLD FREEDOM DAY, 2007

WORLD FREEDOM DAY, 2007
2007-11-08.
THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary, (San Antonio, Texas),
For Immediate Release, November 8, 2007
By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On World Freedom Day, we commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and
reaffirm our conviction that freedom is the inalienable right of every
man, woman, and child.

On… Continue reading

Time for Washington to get creative with Castro's Cuba

John Metzler Archive
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Time for Washington to get creative with Castro's Cuba

UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to end the
American economic embargo on Castro's Cuba. In an embarrassingly
lopsided outcome, the Assembly voted 184 to 4 to lift the embargo which
has been part of Washington's policy since the Eisenhower
Administration. Even the… Continue reading

Represión masiva contra disidentes en Mayarí, Holguín

Represión masiva contra disidentes en Mayarí, Holguín
Tania Maceda Guerra
7 de noviembre de 2007

La Habana – La Seguridad del Estado citó para la unidad policial y
amenazó a activistas de la Fundación Cubana de Derechos Humanos en
Mayari, Holguín.

La represión fue desatada el domingo 4 de noviembre después que el
poblado amaneció inundado de pegatinas que llaman al cambio… Continue reading

'Change' in Cuba crucial

'Change' in Cuba crucial
Deseret Morning News editorial
Published: Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 12:14 a.m. MST

In Cuba, any whiff of reform is systematically snuffed out.

The latest example of repression was the roundup of young Cubans wearing
white rubber wristbands stenciled with the world "cambio," the Spanish
word for change. The young people were held for hours before they were
released… Continue reading

East Germans drew blueprint for Cuban spying

ESPIONAGE
E. Germans drew blueprint for Cuban spying
A once-jailed Cuban exile's research reveals how East Germany exported
its repressive Stasi security system to Cuba, where it lives on today.
Posted on Sun, Nov. 04, 2007
BY MICHAEL LEVITIN
Special to The Miami Herald

BERLIN —
In the cavernous underground jail once run by East Germany's notorious
Stasi security agency, Jorge Luís… Continue reading

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