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Cuba's black market thrives

Posted on: Oct 23 2014 - 4:51am | #0
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From foreign DVDs to perfume, rum and coffee, Cuba’s shelves are packed with pirated and counterfeit goods, which are sold as authorities turn a blind eye — using the longstanding US embargo as justification. The more than 50-year US trade freeze with communist-ruled Havana has bred a healthy appetite for smuggled goods, including TV series, films, music and software — all available at a low cost. Click here to read the original article...

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 12:47pm | #0
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Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers. Source: BBC...

Cuba Sends 91 More Doctors to Fight Ebola

Cuban Doctor Ronald Hernandez is served coffee before the start of a press event in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Some of the 91 health workers who will travel to Liberia and Guinea to help with the treatment of Ebola patients were presented to the press. Click here to read the original article...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 11:21pm | #0
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Daily Press Briefing: Ebola

There was, as I’m sure you know, a big conference in Havana today about Ebola, and Raul Castro publicly said that Cuba is ready to cooperate with any country in the world, including the U.S. I’m wondering if this is a comment that you welcome, and if there is a response that the U.S. is indeed willing to work with Cuba on this. MS. HARF: Well, you heard Secretary Kerry last...


Saudi inmate to stay at Guantanamo, another cleare…

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 12:38am | #0
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A Saudi inmate with links to al Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison and a second Saudi man has been cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said on Monday. Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani, 39, should stay at the U.S. prison in Cuba because he remains a security threat, the Periodic Review Board said in an online posting. Click here to read the original article...

'Experience Cuba' exhibit features handcrafted books

Where there is political struggle, there is almost always art. The Ediciones Vigia is a press in Cuba, founded in 1985, that has been a haven for artists and writers, many of whom have difficulty finding materials to work with. Click here to read the original article...

Posted on: Oct 20 2014 - 2:11am | #0
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