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Latin America Makes History In 2016

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Satisfaction! On March 25, just one day after the end of a historic visit from US President Barack Obama, who was the first US president to visit Cuba in 88 years, the Rolling Stones played Havana. Tens of thousands of Cubans poured into the Ciudad Deportiva stadium to cheer the cult British band’s first ever […]

French Government Corrects Minister: Cuba is not a Democracy

French Government Corrects Minister: Cuba is not a Democracy

The French government was forced to clarify controversial comments made by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, who, on December 5, while representing France at Fidel Castro‘s funeral, stated that there are no political prisoners in Cuba. TODAY CUBA – French government spokesman Stéphane Le Foll stressed that “Cuba is not a democracy and there have […]

Dissent: Fidel Castro’s death is a chance to “move forward in peace”

Dissent: Fidel Castro’s death is a chance to “move forward in peace”

Fidel Castro’s death is a chance to “move forward in peace” TODAY CUBA – Venezuelan opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) stressed in a communiqué that following Fidel Castro’s death, both Cuba and Venezuela “now see the possibility to move forward in peace, restoring the political, economic and social rights their respective governments have denied […]

The World Woke Up Without Fidel

The World Woke Up Without Fidel

People with images of Fidel Castro gather one day after his death in Havana, Cuba, Nov. 26, 2016. Cuba will observe nine days of mourning for the former president. TODAY CUBA – Despite his age and visible deterioration, the death of Fidel Castro on Friday surprised everyone and more, there were no even previous rumours […]

Cuba Announced Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba Announced Death of Fidel Castro

(Q24N) TODAY CUBA NEWS – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90. Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television. It provided no further details. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing […]

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos – ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms the position of the government of Daniel Ortega’s position in the breach of human rights in the case of the Cubans stranded in Costa Rica. “That was already known by the […]

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

QCOSTARICA (DigitalJournal) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe. The 88-year-old revolutionary icon had said nothing since last month’s surprise agreement, raising questions not only about where he stood on mending relations […]