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Detainees, U.S. guards clash at Guantanamo Bay

Detainees, U.S. guards clash at Guantanamo Bay | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Guantanamo Bay detainees wielding "improvised weapons" clashed Saturday with guards, an episode that occurred amid simmering tensions at the U.S. military base.
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Inmates at the U.S.'s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba have been restless lately.  This news is following a hunger strike that many prisoners have been taking part in lately.

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After a century without the disease, Cuba fights to contain cholera

After a century without the disease, Cuba fights to contain cholera | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Camilo, my 7-year old grandson in Cuba, has never been shy about asking for presents – especially when he knows I’m heading to Havana from that big shopping mall 90 miles away.
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Cuba, Haiti Sign Collaboration Agreements - Bernama

Cuba, Haiti Sign Collaboration Agreements - Bernama | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Cuba NewsCuba, Haiti Sign Collaboration AgreementsBernamaHAVANA, Nov 29 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Cuba and Haiti signed eight collaboration agreements Wednesday on health, education, agriculture, food and iron and steel industries.
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Rethinking the Cuba embargo after 50 years - Big News Network.com

Rethinking the Cuba embargo after 50 years - Big News Network.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Rethinking the Cuba embargo after 50 yearsBig News Network.comThe New York Times reported Tuesday Cuba's recent legalization of hundreds of thousands of small businesses is being accepted by some in the United States as a sign it is time to loosen...
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Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is' - CNN.com

Castro scoffs at death rumors: 'I don't even remember what a headache is' - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
In an article published early Monday, Fidel Castro scoffs at recent rumors about his health and those who circulated them.
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Cuba still limiting freedom of speech

Being able to connect with strangers through writing is a unique gift not many people are granted. Unfortunately, there are some individuals, like Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, who are constantly ostracized for expressing themselves.
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The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ...

The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ... | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The rule of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America has recently been proclaimed dead. The leadership transition from Pope John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI has greatly undermined the Church's power and influence in ...
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Cuba Blackout: Power Back After Massive Power Outage

Cuba Blackout: Power Back After Massive Power Outage | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
HAVANA — Power was restored to millions of people early Monday after a blackout that cut the lights in much of western Cuba, including the capital Havana. Electricity began to return to the capital at about 1 a.m.
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Ellen Creager: Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba?

Ellen Creager: Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba? | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The Cuba 'People to People” travel program touted so highly by President Obama in 2011 is coming to a screeching halt, drowning in paperwork and non-renewed licenses for travel organizations.
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Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US

Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willing to mend fences with bitter Cold War foe the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it is a conversation between equals.
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Cuban human rights group: Number of political prisoners has doubled - MiamiHerald.com

Cuban human rights group: Number of political prisoners has doubled MiamiHerald.com The number of prisoners held on political charges in Cuba doubled to 90 in the past 10 months despite the government's preference for short-term detentions to...
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Cubans eager to take advantage of looser travel rules

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Cuba has loosened travel restrictions for its citizens, and the new rules -- such as abolishing exit permits -- take effect Monday.
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Embargo Affecting Cuba's Education, Says Ministry - Bernama

Embargo Affecting Cuba's Education, Says MinistryBernamaHAVANA, Nov 27 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- The 50-year trade embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba has severely undermined the country's education efforts, the Cuban government said Monday.
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Cuban vice president visits hurricane-hit towns - Global Times

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Cuba NewsCuban vice president visits hurricane-hit townsGlobal TimesSandy swept across Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains, where 92 percent of the nation's plantations are concentrated, and battered the two largest grain-producing provinces, Santiago...
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Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas - CNN.com

Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
As Hurricane Sandy approached the Bahamas after pummeling eastern Cuba, residents were not too concerned but were making preparations.
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Cuba: Cholera's back | The Impartial Latin American News Link

Cuba: Cholera's back | The Impartial Latin American News Link | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
New cases of cholera reported in the interior of the island; nomination period closes for representation at the National Assembly of People's Power.
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Cuba says ending US embargo would help both countries - Reuters

My MoinfoCuba says ending US embargo would help both countriesReutersEmbargo said to have done $108 billion in damages to Cuba. * U.S. fully imposed trade embargo in 1962. * Embargo-related fines up sharply this year.
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Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Cuba: Island recovers from Isaac

Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Cuba: Island recovers from Isaac | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Eastern Cuba recovers from Tropical Storm Isaac; dissidents denounce 'wave of repression'; Nyad abandons fourth attempt at Cuba-Florida swim.

 

There are two other stories about Cuba on this link.

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Cuba Lifts Radio Ban on its Greatest Musicians: It's About Time ...

Cuba Lifts Radio Ban on its Greatest Musicians: It's About Time ... | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Music is dangerous.......and in extreme cases, history has shown us that totalitarian dictatorships don't tolerate musicians well--to put it mildy-- especially.
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