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Daily Archives: December 21, 2008

Las Damas de Blanco creen que el Premio Sajarov les ha dado cierta 'protección' ante la represión

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Las Damas de Blanco creen que el Premio Sajarov les ha dado cierta
'protección' ante la represión

Redacción CE | 16/12/2008

Las Damas de Blanco pidieron este martes al Parlamento Europeo (PE) que
cada eurodiputado que realice una visita de trabajo a la Isla, "incluya
un saludo de cortesía, una conversación amistosa, un breve intercambio
humano" con ellas.

En… Continue reading

Change comes to Cuba

Change comes to Cuba
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press writer
December 21, 2008 6:00 AM
Cuba at a glance

Here is a look at Cuba, now 50 years beyond the Communist revolution

LAND

Largest island in Caribbean, covers 44,344 square miles, about the size
of Pennsylvania. Sierra Maestra mountains at eastern end, but mostly
flat or slightly rolling countryside.

PEOPLE… Continue reading

Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution

Posted on Saturday, 12.20.08
Aging Castro still rules 50 years after revolution
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — In the palace of a fallen dictator, the grade-school kids in
their red Communist Pioneer bandanas are getting their mandatory
introduction to the glories of the revolution. Clattering from one
display case to the next, they gaze wide-eyed at an… Continue reading

Cuba's revolution at 50: gains fade, despair endures

Posted on Wednesday, 12.17.08
Cuba's revolution at 50: gains fade, despair endures
Andres Oppenheimer reflects on Castro's revolution
Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer dissects the Cuban Revolution
on the eve of its 50th anniversary.
Miami Herald Staff
BY FRANCES ROBLES
frobles@MiamiHerald.com

Fifty years ago, an attorney turned bearded guerrilla marched
triumphantly into Havana and declared victory over a departing dictator.… Continue reading

Is Fidel Castro still in control?

Posted on Sunday, 12.14.08

CUBA
Is Fidel Castro still in control?
According to a Cuban official, Fidel Castro has been playing a larger
role in the Cuban government than has been apparent.
BY WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
El Nuevo Herald

Although Raúl Castro was declared the new Cuban leader in February,
Fidel Castro may not have stepped down completely.

Fidel was… Continue reading