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  Cuba News - by CubaNet News Inc.
Cuba has confirmed that the body found at a grave in Bolivia's Vallegrande town was that of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, thus ending a controversy over the authenticity of the body of the socialist revolutionary who was slain by Bolivian army in 1967.
Cuba's foreign minister walked out of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday in protest of President Bush's speech in which he said the "long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end" on the communist island.
Cuba and the United Nations have agreed to concentrate their cooperation on five areas in the next few years, in order to avoid spreading resources too thinly, and to increase synergy between projects.
www.cubanet.org /cubanews.html   (2592 words)

Cuba fue muy coherente con el pensamiento dominante, pero puedo asegurar que en la isla no hubo asesinatos de homosexuales, no hubo torturas a homosexuales, hubo humillación y eso está mal.
Si Cuba tiene relaciones comerciales con Estados Unidos, si Cuba recibe de Estados Unidos muchísimos alimentos, muchísima ayuda, posiblemente más que otros países.
Cuba es un pueblo hermano para Venezuela, pero hasta ahí llega todo''.
www.lanuevacuba.com /master.htm   (7206 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cuba, "The Pearl of the Antilles", is the largest and westernmost island of the West Indies.
Cuba was discovered by Columbus during his first voyage, on the 28th of October, 1492.
The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba is metropolitan of the island.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04558c.htm   (3755 words)

 Cuba Special Weapons
Cuba is generally regarded as having a program of research on biological warfare agents, though the scope and focus of this effort remains obscure and controversial.
Cuba has taken no action on the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and as of early 2000 was one of only four states that was not a signatory [the others being Israel, India and Pakistan].
Cuba's position towards the NPT proceeds from a view that the technical assistance aspect of the IAEA’s activities had not produced so many benefits as the nuclear safeguards aspect, which implies a notable imbalance in the Agency’s different sectors.
fas.org /nuke/guide/cuba   (2264 words)

 CUBA - LoveToKnow Article on CUBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cuba is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic in religion, but under the new Republic there is a complete separation of church and state, and liberalism and indifference are increasing.
Conslilution.The constitution upon which the government of Cuba rests was framed during the period of the United States military government; it was adopted the 21st of February i9oi~ and certain amendments or conditions required by the United States were accepted on the 12th of June 1901.
The captaincy-general of Cuba was not originally, however, by any means so broad in powers as the viceroyalties of Mexico and Peru; and by the creation in 1765 of the office of intendantthe delegate of the national treasury his faculties were very greatly curtailed.
www.1911ency.org /C/CU/CUBA.htm   (14932 words)

Travelers wishing to visit an immediate family member in Cuba who is authorized to be in Cuba, but is not a national of Cuba, may be granted a specific license in exigent circumstances provided that the U.S. Interests Section in Havana concurs in the issuance of such a license.
In Cuba, hijackers will be sentenced to lengthy prison terms at a minimum, and may be subject to the death penalty; on April 11, 2003, the Government of Cuba executed three suspected hijackers, nine days after taking them into custody.
Authorized travelers to Cuba are limited to 44 pounds of accompanied baggage per traveler unless a specific license from OFAC or the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security authorizes a higher amount.
travel.state.gov /travel/cuba.html   (5693 words)

 Cuba on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cuba was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and remained Spanish even as most of Spain's possessions became (early 19th cent.) independent republics.
Cuba was launched as an independent republic in 1902 with Estrada Palma as its first president, although the Platt Amendment (see Platt, Orville Hitchcock), reluctantly accepted by the Cubans, kept the island under U.S. protection and gave the United States the right to intervene in Cuban affairs.
Cuba's significance in the cold war was further dramatized the following year when the USSR began to buttress Cuba's military power and to build missile bases on the islands.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cuba.asp   (3389 words)

 Cuba Travel Guide - Travel to Cuba
Cuba offers not only some of the world's finest beaches but also a rich cultural heritage and vibrant, passionate approach to life that has been enticing visitors throughout the ages.
Cuba offers amazing architecture from the seventeenth century Spanish colonial era, mixed with some buildings which were inspired by post-war Russia.
Holidays to Cuba come in many forms, including to a variety of cities like the captivating Havana, culture rich Trinidad or beautiful Santiago de Cuba, or one of Cuba's 1,500 tropical islands, each a little unique from the rest.
www.justcuba.org   (381 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Cuba today?
Cuba has a remarkable avifauna, ranging from Bee Hummingbird, the world's smallest bird, to several very rare species, and including some 30 species which are virtually endemic to the island.
Cuba has 24 endemic species as well as many other Caribbean specialities and is fast becoming a popular birdwatching holiday destination.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and while it cannot claim to possess the most endemics (Jamaica is the richest in this respect), it certainly attracts the most controversy and interest.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/carcuba.htm   (1310 words)

 Cuba News
Cuba and Haiti have agreed to set up a special committee to expand their cooperation, Haiti's President-elect Rene Preval told Cuban media here on Tuesday at the end of his four-day visit to Cuba.
Washington faces uphill battle against Venezuela and Cuba in the U.N. The Bush administration is battling to stop Venezuela and Cuba from gaining seats in important U.N. posts in a confrontation that has many...
Cuban researchers say there are signs in the center of their island of the mega-meteor that slammed into modern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago, in what was the beginning of the end for...
www.topix.net /world/cuba   (713 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Cuba
Cuba has survived more than 40 years of US sanctions intended to topple the government of Fidel Castro.
Cuba has forged closer ties with China and with oil-producing Venezuela.
Cuba has fallen foul of international bodies, including the UN's top human rights forum, over alleged rights abuses.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1203299.stm   (896 words)

 Cuba - Amnesty International
The embargo by the USA against Cuba continued to contribute to a climate in which fundamental rights were denied.
Similarly, Cuba’s relations with Canada, which had deteriorated over the three previous years, improved with the visit of a senior Canadian official in November.
Cuba continued to express opposition to US control of the land on which the US naval base in Guantánamo is sited, but indicated that allowing the use of Cuban airspace by US planes was a gesture of goodwill on its part towards the global effort against “terrorism”.
web.amnesty.org /report2003/cub-summary-eng   (1277 words)

 Cuba - Amnesty International
It also called on Cuba to receive the visit of the personal representative for Cuba of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In a move that was interpreted by some as a response to such criticism, the US government announced the creation of a commission for a transition to democracy in Cuba and improvements in the broadcasting and distribution of printed materials to Cuba.
In August, Cuba wrote to the EU saying that it would no longer accept development aid from the EU or its member states, as a rejection of the conditionality of EU aid on human rights improvements.
web.amnesty.org /report2004/cub-summary-eng   (1338 words)

The largest island of the West Indies group (equal in area to Pennsylvania), Cuba is also the westernmost—just west of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and 90 mi (145 km) south of Key West, Fla., at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
Cuba fomented Communist revolutions around the world, especially in Angola, where thousands of Cuban troops were sent in the 1980s.
Cuba - Cuba, officially Republic of Cuba, republic (2005 est.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107443.html   (1206 words)

 Technorati Tag: cuba
Cuba Study Group A comprehensive site with news, information, research and other information about Cuba.
Cuba Vacations Compare prices, read user reviews of hotels and search for travel deals to Cuba.
Thursday April 20th 2006, 2:48 am Filed under: Cuba Cigar News While Cuban cigars are illegal due to the trade embargo, no one has ever met a cigar...
www.technorati.com /tag/cuba   (526 words)

 Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exhausted from planning all that was entailed in bringing Revolution to Cuba, he sat a local park, and quickly fell asleep.
Céspedes Flag was officially designated the flag of the city of his birth: Bayamo, Oriente, and the flag which Venezuelan-born, Cuban patriot, Narciso López flew in the city of Cárdenas on May 19, 1850, was officially designated the Cuban national flag.
Cuba 1959." The Three Commanders are Fidel Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, respectively..
flagspot.net /flags/cu.html   (1516 words)

 Cuba - Country Profile - Destination Caribbean, Antilles - Cuba visitors guide
The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries.
Cuba's communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
This gallery introduces the 14 provinces of Cuba by a collection of 126 travel photos taken by David Stanley.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/cuba.htm   (701 words)

 Cuba-Junky - All About Cuba
Remind, what you read about Cuba in newspapers, books, see on TV etc etc. Most media have a colored opinion and want to show the world this opinion...
Cuba is a spectacular country, with beautiful and very warm loving people.
Most tourists will go to areas such as Varadero, Jardines del Rey or Holguin and stay in resorts, but my best advice to you is to travel around the country, stay in Casas Particulares, where you will be a guest in a Cuban family's home.
www.cuba-junky.com   (711 words)

 MiamiHerald.com - Cuba
Cuba will close deals for Canadian wheat and Vietnamese rice at the annual trade fair in Havana that opened on Monday, while U.S. food sales dwindle.
Ramon Castro, the elder brother of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, center, looks on as Florida's cattleman John Parke Wright IV, right, talks to an unidentified man during the opening ceremony of the International Fair of Havana, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.
More than two decades after 125,000 refugess fled Cuba at Mariel Harbor, they are part of every aspect of South Florida life.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/news/world/cuba   (422 words)

 Encyclopedia of Cuba — www.greenwood.com
The editors have complied a non-politicized reference work on Cuba, aiming for balance and objectivity in their treatment of the island's history, politics, and culture.
As an introduction to Cuba, the encyclopedia is certainly a success, and is suitable for high school, public, and academic libraries.
Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Cuba is a unique, thorough, and impartial reference set, ideal for high school and university students, scholars, and the general public alike.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/OXCUBA.aspx   (545 words)

 granma.cu - Granma International English Edition
Attendance at the 25th fair is higher than that of the last event and evidence of the failure of the powerful U.S. effort to isolate Cuba from the rest of the world’s nations.
CUBA had a dramatic and important victory at the start of the second round of the Volleyball World Cup, at the close of this edition, after beating Poland 3-2 in the Japanese city of Sendai.
Cuba works to eliminate substances depleting the ozone layer
www.granma.cu /ingles/index.html   (731 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Large numbers of African slaves were imported to work the coffee and sugar plantations, and Havana became the launching point for the annual treasure fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru.
Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/cu.html   (1495 words)

 USAID - Latin America & Caribbean: Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cuba is one of the most economically and politically repressed countries in the world.
Freedom House lists the Government of Cuba (GOC) among the 11 "most repressive regimes" in the world, with failing scores on political rights and civil liberties.
The USAID Cuba program has issued a formal request for grant applications (RFA) to all accredited public and private U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. non-governmental organizations with tax exempt status under section 501-C-3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
www.usaid.gov /locations/latin_america_caribbean/country/cuba   (329 words)

 Cuba/Americas -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Ray Sanchez: In Cuba, dissidents say opposition groups are weak
Cuba acudirá a Mundial de Taipei con pelotero estrella recuperado
Cuba remains defiant in face of Bush speech
www.sun-sentinel.com /news/local/cuba   (252 words)

 | Review | The History Teacher, 37.2 | The History Cooperative
With the exception of the first chapter, the rest of the encyclopedia takes into consideration renowned figures who have made their mark on and/or off the Caribbean nation, coupled with events that have shaped the nation's history as well as its domestic and foreign policy.
However, the Encyclopedia of Cuba avoids extolling a single maxim of the Caribbean nation, and thus provides readers with a tool to unveiling Cuban history and its culture via the comparative accounts of Cubans living on the island and residing elsewhere.
Finally, the Encyclopedia of Cuba is work that provides students and instructors, as well as secondary-level and college libraries with a concise and brilliant analysis of Cuba's history, culture, and people.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ht/37.2/br_9.html   (700 words)

 Cuba Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Travel in Cuba can involve anything from sipping mojittos at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero to scraping the spit and sawdust off your shoes outside the Casa de las Tradiciones in Santiago.
When To Go The best time to go to Cuba is between December and April, after the lashing rains of the hurricane season and before the hot and sticky discomfort of the scorching summer months.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Cuba book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/caribbean/cuba   (406 words)

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