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    Monthly Archives: April 2008

    Pactos Internacionales y legislación cubana

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    Pactos Internacionales y legislación cubana

    Artículo de Rolando Suárez Cobián en la revista 'Palabra Nueva', sobre
    las leyes actuales de la Isla y los Pactos de Derechos Humanos de la ONU
    firmados por La Habana.

    martes 29 de abril de 2008 18:01:00

    "En toda sociedad pluralista la Iglesia presenta sus orientaciones y
    propuestas que pueden… Continue reading

    South Africa: Country Welcomes Cuban Doctors

    South Africa: Country Welcomes Cuban Doctors

    Inter Press Service (Johannesburg)

    28 April 2008
    Posted to the web 29 April 2008

    Stephanie Nieuwoudt
    Cape Town

    For more than a decade, Cuban doctors have filled part of a gap left by
    South African doctors who in large numbers leave the country looking for
    better salaries and employment opportunities.… Continue reading

    Making a mockery out of human rights

    UNITED NATIONS
    Making a mockery out of human rights
    Posted on Mon, Apr. 28, 2008
    By JOEL BRINKLEY

    The world's foremost human rights organization has ordered its envoys to
    begin investigating people or groups who abuse freedom of speech by
    violating certain ''moral'' standards. The envoys would rely on
    individual governments to define morality in their… Continue reading

    Cuba: ambiguas expectativas, dura realidad

    Publicado el lunes 28 de abril del 2008

    Cuba: ambiguas expectativas, dura realidad
    JUAN BENEMELIS
    Especial para El Nuevo Herald

    El punto crucial del viraje económico se ha identificado en lograr la
    motivación de la fuerza de trabajo, ajustar los salarios y los precios a
    las realidades, buscar ofertas reales de consumo para la demanda,
    tratando… Continue reading

    Cubanos no gozan aún de los efectos concretos de los cambios de Raúl

    Sábado 19 de abril de 2008
    Reformas en la isla:
    Cubanos no gozan aún de los efectos concretos de los cambios de Raúl

    Si bien se levantaron ciertas restricciones, el alto precio de los
    celulares y la censura en internet los hacen inaccesibles.

    ERIKA LÜTERS GAMBOA

    Raúl Castro prometió terminar con el "exceso de prohibiciones" y… Continue reading

    Raul Castro loosens travel restrictions for Cubans

    Raul Castro loosens travel restrictions for Cubans
    By CHRISTINA BOYLE
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Friday, April 18th 2008, 10:12 AM

    Raul Castro plans to lift restrictions on foreign travel for Cubans,
    allowing them to leave the country without permission from the
    authorities, it was reported Friday.

    Residents will no longer need to obtain special permission to… Continue reading

    Cuba and the Vatican

    OPINION

    Cuba and the Vatican
    By ARMANDO VALLADARES
    April 18, 2008; Page A16

    Pope Benedict XVI is in the midst of the first journey to America of his
    pontificate, and he met with President George W. Bush this week.
    Hopefully this visit will reinforce the need for a joint commitment to
    freedom in Cuba.

    The Catholic… Continue reading

    Comienzan a derogarse una serie de prohibiciones en Cuba

    Comienzan a derogarse una serie de prohibiciones en Cuba
    Fecha: 17 de abril del 2008
    Reportero: Federico Campbell Peña
    Fuente: Agencias

    Cuba vive cambios a pasos acelerados. Tras la toma del poder de manera
    formal por el general Raúl Castro en febrero pasado como presidente del
    Consejo de Estado, comenzaron a derogarse una serie de prohibiciones… Continue reading

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality

    Cuban "reforms" promote private property and social inequality
    By Bill Van Auken
    17 April 2008

    The Cuban government was compelled to issue a statement Wednesday
    denying that the series of reforms announced by President Raul Castro in
    the barely two months since his assuming the reins of power from his
    ailing older brother Fidel signal an… Continue reading

    Cubans line up for cell phones, but fewer for hotel rooms

    Cubans line up for cell phones, but fewer for hotel rooms
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    7:42 AM EDT, April 15, 2008
    Havana, Cuba

    While hundreds of Cubans have been lining up to buy cellular phone
    services previously available only to foreigners and certain state
    workers, fewer are taking advantage of the lifting of the… Continue reading

    More Cubans abandoning communist island in 'silent exodus'

    More Cubans abandoning communist island in 'silent exodus'
    by Patrick Lescot Sun Apr 13, 10:20 PM ET

    HAVANA (AFP) – Despite a dizzying array of reforms since Raul Castro
    took the helm of Cuba's government, 2008 looks to be a record year for
    emigration, as inhabitants abandon the communist island in droves.

    In the first half… Continue reading

    UN RÉGIMEN QUE DESPRECIA A QUIENES UTILIZA

    UN RÉGIMEN QUE DESPRECIA A QUIENES UTILIZA
    2008-04-13.
    Silvio Benítez Márquez, Vicepresidente del Partido Liberal Nacional
    Cubano, PLNC

    En la Cuba de hoy, después de medio siglo de horrores políticos, la
    segregación racial y el apartheid contra sectores del pueblo cubano es
    algo bochornoso. En la isla, por más que lo niegue el régimen, existen
    manifestaciones… Continue reading

    Cuba: disidentes crean plataforma transitoria

    10/04/2008 18:16
    Cuba: disidentes crean plataforma transitoria

    Un grupo de 18 conocidos disidentes crearon en La Habana una "Agenda
    para la Transición", una plataforma política para el proceso que "se
    avecina" en Cuba, y el cual debe transcurrir en una "atmósfera de
    reconciliación", dijeron sus directivos.
    :: Cuba, en busca de su modelo económico

    Redacción /… Continue reading

    Principales reformas del presidente cubano Raúl Castro

    DATOS-Principales reformas del presidente cubano Raúl Castro
    jueves 10 de abril de 2008 17:18 GYT

    LA HABANA (Reuters) – El nuevo presidente de Cuba, Raúl Castro, ha
    introducido una serie de reformas desde que sucedió hace seis semanas a
    su enfermo hermano Fidel Castro, con vistas a aumentar la producción de
    alimentos y poner fin al… Continue reading

    Reforms by Raul Castro in Cuba – update

    FACTBOX-Reforms by Raul Castro in Cuba
    Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:04pm EDT

    April 10 (Reuters) – In the six weeks since he succeeded his ailing
    brother Fidel Castro, Cuba's new leader Raul Castro has introduced a
    series of reforms to improve life in the communist Caribbean island state.

    Following are some steps taken so far, as… Continue reading

    US wants bold Cuban reforms before engagement

    US wants bold Cuban reforms before engagement
    Published on Monday, April 7, 2008
    By Sue Pleming and Arshad Mohammed

    WASHINGTON, USA (Reuters): Cuba must make bolder reforms, free political
    prisoners and improve human rights before Washington can engage
    President Raul Castro and end a half-century of isolation, a US official
    said.

    In an interview with Reuters… Continue reading

    Cuba's pressure-cooker pace of change

    Cuba's pressure-cooker pace of change
    Rigoberto Diaz | Havana, Cuba
    02 April 2008 06:09

    It took Fidel Castro four decades to accept limited economic reform in
    communist Cuba, but it has taken his brother, Raul Castro, the President
    since February, just weeks to launch a flurry of changes.

    On Tuesday, Cubans lined up outside stores to… Continue reading

    Thirst for freedom not easily restrained

    Thirst for freedom not easily restrained
    OUR OPINION: TOO SOON TO TELL WHERE CUBA'S CHANGES WILL LEAD
    Posted on Thu, Apr. 03, 2008

    Change is happening in Cuba, but its impact is still uncertain. Under
    Raúl Castro, the government is lifting some old prohibitions. If they
    can afford it, ordinary Cubans can now buy what could… Continue reading

    Long lines form to view, buy pricey goods in Havana

    Long lines form to view, buy pricey goods in Havana
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    8:55 PM EDT, April 1, 2008

    HAVANA

    On the first day of sales of DVD players, motorbikes and other
    electronics to the general public, long lines formed outside state
    department stores on Tuesday.

    Still, most Cubans came to gawk at… Continue reading

    Starting today, Cubans can buy computers, DVDs, other electronics

    Starting today, Cubans can buy computers, DVDs, other electronics
    Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
    7:04 AM EDT, April 1, 2008
    Havana, Cuba

    Cubans shops began selling computers, DVD players and other consumer
    electronics this morning. But it remained to be seen whether people
    living on state salaries of about $20 a month will be able… Continue reading

    Cubans may now stay in tourist hotels – if they can afford it

    Cubans may now stay in tourist hotels – if they can afford it
    Most couldn't afford to stay, but it's a psychological lift
    By Ray Sánchez | Havana Bureau
    April 1, 2008

    HAVANA – In the lobby of the grand Hotel Nacional, a small celebration
    erupted early Monday among workers who learned the ban on Cubans… Continue reading