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Dissident blogger released after detention in Cuba

Dissident blogger released after detention in Cuba | Cuba | Scoop.it

Cuban authorities released prominent dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez late on Friday after detaining her on the eve of a Spanish activist's high-profile manslaughter trial...

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The renegade blogger vs. Cuba’s clueless Castros

The renegade blogger vs. Cuba’s clueless Castros | Cuba | Scoop.it
The author of ‘Havana Real’ is the blogger the Castros love to hate. And for good reason.
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HAVANA: Chavez reportedly at exclusive Cuba hospital

HAVANA: Chavez reportedly at exclusive Cuba hospital | Cuba | Scoop.it
It's a blocky, blush-colored building surrounded by a lush canopy of trees near the rumored home of Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
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Yaron Brook: Should We Worry About Overpopulation?

Yaron Brook answers a question from James: "What will happen if our population grows beyond sustainability capacities of the earth?
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The true cost of the TSA

Adam interviews the public on the pros and cons of the TSA.

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Jailed Aid Worker Alan Gross Seeks High-level US Envoy, $60 Million

Jailed Aid Worker Alan Gross Seeks High-level US Envoy, $60 Million | Cuba | Scoop.it
Supporters of Alan Gross, the 62-year-old aid worker jailed three years ago by Cuba for handing out Internet equipment, called Friday on the U.S. government to send a high-level envoy to Havana and seek release of the ailing humanitarian worker.
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Alan Gross' wife suing U.S. over Cuba detention

Alan Gross' wife suing U.S. over Cuba detention | Cuba | Scoop.it
Judy Gross contends U.S., husband's company didn't properly train jailed husband for risks of working in Cuba...
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Cuba’s influence on New Orleans music

Cuba’s influence on New Orleans music | Cuba | Scoop.it

It’s been said that Cuba and New Orleans are more than musical cousins; they are more like twins and equally responsible for much of what we call jazz.

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How Capitalist Are the Cubans?

How Capitalist Are the Cubans? | Cuba | Scoop.it
Cuba seems to be sputtering, but not roaring, toward capitalism.
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Can Foster and Acosta rescue Cuba's lost temple to ballet?

Can Foster and Acosta rescue Cuba's lost temple to ballet? | Cuba | Scoop.it

Half a century after building was halted, Norman Foster has joined forces with Cuba's most famous dancer, Carlos Acosta, in a plan to resurrect a remarkable arts centre.

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Cuba cancels 2 charter firms’ flights

Two of the largest operators of charter flights to Cuba had their permits suspended by the Cuban government.

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Coast Guard Repatriates 23 Cuban Migrants

District Seven command center in Miami received notification of a rustic vessel with 23 Cuban migrants aboard southwest of Key West, Fla., Nov. 5. The Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne arrived on scene and embarked 23 Cuban migrants. The 23 migrants were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke for repatriation.

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Amid tempered hopes, Colombia, FARC set for talks in Cuba

Amid hopes tempered by a history of failure, Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels begin talks in Cuba on Monday in the latest bid to end their bloody, half-century-old conflict.

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Widely condemned U.S. policy on Cuba unlikely to change soon

Widely condemned U.S. policy on Cuba unlikely to change soon | Cuba | Scoop.it
Washington and Havana have taken baby steps over the last four years to end some of the more destructive elements of their relationship, like a U.S. prohibition against Cuban Americans' visiting their homeland more than once every three years and Cuba's demand that citizens get exit visas to go abroad.
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TAMPA: Cuban comrade now a house-flipping capitalist savant

TAMPA: Cuban comrade now a house-flipping capitalist savant | Cuba | Scoop.it
High-level defector Pedro Alvarez Borrego has become a house flipper extraordinaire. Some question the source of his stake money.
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We are One Cuba - Interview with University of Florida student Anna Carabeo

Like One Cuba on Facebook for campaign updates, Cuba news and more! http://www.facebook.com/OneCuba One Cuba's supporters come from a lot of different perspe...
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Spending cuts over tax increases

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Cuba sees economy growing 3.1 pct in 2012, below forecast

Growth in the Cuban economy will come in at 3.1 percent this year, slightly less than the government's forecast of 3.4 percent as market-oriented reforms aimed at stimulating the state-dominated economy continue to perform below expectations.

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Cuba’s Economy to Grew Less-Than-Forecast 3.1% This Year

Cuban Economy Minister Adel Yzquierdo
Rodriguez said the island’s economy would grow 3.1 percent this
year, trailing earlier forecasts of 3.4 percent, after the
government failed to complete construction projects on time.
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American jailed in Cuba wants US to sign 'non-belligerency pact' to speed release

American jailed in Cuba wants US to sign 'non-belligerency pact' to speed release | Cuba | Scoop.it

Peter Kornbluh, a Cuba specialist at the National Security Archives, a nonprofit research center in Washington, met with Gross for four hours on Wednesday at the military hospital in Havana where the contractor is being held. He said Gross appeared "extremely thin" — he has lost over 100 pounds since his arrest —and dispirited.

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Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana

Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana | Cuba | Scoop.it
While the U.S. is demanding that Cuba release Gross, who visitors say is angry and frail, having lost 110 pounds in prison, Cuban officials say they are willing to do so only if President Barack Obama will release the Cuban agents.
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HAVANA: Cuba says it's cutting rates on phone calls to US | State | Bradenton Herald

Cuba has announced it is eliminating a surcharge on phone calls to and from the United States that contributed to high prices.
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U.S. Century Bank files foreclosure against Cuban American National Council

The 40-year-old nonprofit organization (CNC) in Miami has run schools, offered employment programs, hosted health fairs, issued political policy papers, and helped develop affordable housing for low-income seniors. One of its operations was an alternative school in Hialeah, which the Doral-based bank now wants to seize.

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Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile

Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile | Cuba | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Cubans with dubious pasts, including State Security officers and snitches, have moved to Miami, much to the disgust of those they tormented.
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IKEA Says It Never Sold Furniture Made By Cuban Prisoners (Though It Did Use German Forced Labor)

IKEA Says It Never Sold Furniture Made By Cuban Prisoners (Though It Did Use German Forced Labor) | Cuba | Scoop.it

This morning, IKEA released an independent report into the allegations. It found that indeed German prisoners had been used to make furniture -- but that Cuba only delivered a few dozen samples that were never sold because they didn't "meet quality standards."

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In Cuba, Carlos Acosta’s Dream Project Draws Fire

In Cuba, Carlos Acosta’s Dream Project Draws Fire | Cuba | Scoop.it
Carlos Acosta, the Cuban-born ballet star, wants to restore an abandoned dance school in Havana, but a dispute with the original architect echoes the debate over Cuba’s future.
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