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  President of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Cuba is the Head of State of Cuba.
According to the Cuban Constitution of 1976, the President is the chief executive of the Council of State of Cuba.
The President of the Council of State is elected by the National Assembly of Cuba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Cuba   (442 words)

 President Bush Discusses Cuba Policy in Rose Garden Speech
Cuba's political prisoners subjected to beatings and solitary confinement and the denial of medical treatment.
A rapidly growing part of Cuba's tourism industry is the illicit sex trade, a modern form of slavery which is encouraged by the Cuban government.
Cuba has a proud history of fighting for freedom, and that fight goes on.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/10/20031010-2.html   (1343 words)

 Cuba text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cuba and the United States have suffered from bad relations since Fidel Castro became President in 1959.
Cuba’s present economic trials have been aggravated by the enduring economic embargo that the United States has maintained since 1962.
Cuba has promised not to punish those who return but has been unwilling to reintegrate Cubans who left in 1980 from the port of Mariel.
www.nutshellnotes.com /cuba_text.htm   (1754 words)

 Cuba Free Press - Español
Cuba Free Press, who I am honored to preside, is a palpable example of what I have just described.
This the independent journalists accomplish by reading their chronicles and news reports from within Cuba to foreign radio stations which in turn are heard on the island, principally, through Radio Marti and medium wave stations originating from Miami.
Organizations like Cuba Free Press publish and maintain a permanent library of articles and news reports issued by independent journalists, which encompass all aspects of Cuban social life, health, nutrition, transportation, religion, human rights, culture, etc. Many of these works are translated into other languages.
www.cubafreepress.org /cij.html   (629 words)

 Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba is south of the eastern United States and the Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti and east of Mexico.
Cuba was a Spanish possession for 388 years, ruled by a governor in Havana, with an economy based on plantation agriculture and the export of sugar, coffee and tobacco to Europe and later to North America.
Cuba had been expelled from the Organization of American States in 1962 and the OAS had cooperated with the U.S. trade boycott for the next decade, but, in 1975, the OAS lifted all sanctions against Cuba and both Mexico and Canada defied the U.S. by developing closer relations with Cuba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuba   (8182 words)

 President Bush Announces Initiative for a New Cuba
Cuba's independence one century ago today was the inspiration of great figures such as Felix Varela.
If Cuba wants to create more good-paying jobs, private employers have to be able to negotiate with and pay workers of their own choosing, without the government telling who they can hire and who they must fire.
Full normalization of relations with Cuba -- diplomatic recognition, open trade, and a robust aid program -- will only be possible when Cuba has a new government that is fully democratic, when the rule of law is respected, and when the human rights of all Cubans are fully protected.
www.state.gov /p/wha/rls/rm/10321.htm   (1812 words)

 Close Up Foundation Civics Education | U.S. Policy Toward Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cuba becomes a U.S. protectorate as the Cuban constitution is amended to allow U.S. intervention to protect "life, property, and individual liberty" in Cuba.
Confronting Cuba In the aftermath of the Cuban shootdown of two unarmed planes flown by members of the group "Brothers to the Rescue," Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Frank Calzon of Freedom House and Jose Pertierra of Cambio Cubano about the future of U.S.–Cuban relations.
Cuba Warned Betty Ann Bowser's report on "Brothers to the Rescue," the Cuban refugee group whose planes were shot down by the Cuban Air Force in February 1996.
www.closeup.org /cuba.htm   (4103 words)

 Cuba: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
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.
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, 1871–1939, president of Cuba - Céspedes, Carlos Manuel de, 1871–1939, president of Cuba (1933), b.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107443.html   (1243 words)

 Cuba (Harpers.org)
Granma, Cuba's Communist newspaper, accused the United States of waging “biological war” against Cuba, resulting in the loss of $2 million of their honey output.
President George W. Bush said that allegations made by Amnesty International, claiming that the prison at Guantánamo Bay is a “gulag,” were absurd.
President Bush said that he was “willing to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court” in Hamdan v.
www.harpers.org /Cuba.html   (2261 words)

 President may ease Cuba restrictions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The plan, described as a follow-up to the January visit to Cuba by Pope John Paul II, is expected to be approved by Clinton, perhaps as early as Friday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the move does not signify a softening of the U.S. embargo against Cuba but is aimed only at easing the plight of the Cuban people.
He said the prisoner releases announced by Cuba shortly after the pope's visit did not represent a genuine gesture because those freed face rearrest or, in many cases, exile.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/98/03/19/cuba.html   (397 words)

 Cuba Under Communism
Liberated from Spain in 1898 by the United States, Cuba had had two constitutional republics: the first one began in 1902 with the election of Tomas Estrada Palma as Cuba's first president; the second one began in 1940, after a new Constitution and with Batista as an elected president.
Moscow agreed to withdraw the missiles and Washington promised not to invade Cuba.
Cuba's Communist Party is the only legal political party in the small country.
www.contactomagazine.com /cuba46.htm   (1092 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Mexican president in first Cuba visit
Mexican President Vicente Fox has met his Cuban counterpart, Fidel Castro, at the beginning of a visit designed to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
It is President Fox's first trip to the communist island and he has come under pressure from his own conservative National Action Party and the United States to meet Cuban dissidents while he is there.
Mexico remains one of Cuba's main trading partners, although relations between the two countries have chilled a little in the past few years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1799360.stm   (297 words)

 TomPaine.com - Cuba's Vote For President
Is it the tempestuous Cold War history, Cuba's close proximity to Florida, memories of the boy Elián González, or the beautiful beaches and palm trees?
The presidency is the only elected office where a candidate can win a majority of the popular vote but lose the election.
Vice President Al Gore, who was running for president, disregarded his own administration's policy by making a pilgrimage to Florida to support the Cuban leaders' bid to hold the boy in the U.S. The Clinton administration had to order law enforcement to forcibly remove Elian.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/08/18/cubas_vote_for_president.php   (777 words)

 Fidel Castro Ruz, President of Cuba
Cuba does not have a single investment in any of the countries where our internationalists fulfilled their duty (APPLAUSE); it does not have a single dollar of capital invested, and does not own a single square meter of land.
He first came to Cuba as a draftee with the Spanish army in the last war of independence and had never gone to school.
This idea came up one day when I asked the president of Niger, who was visiting Cuba, what the illiteracy rate was in his country, and he said, 87% illiteracy and only 17% have any schooling.
www.afrocubaweb.com /fidelcastroriversidespeech.htm   (15828 words)

 President Bush Pledges to Assist Cause of Freedom in Cuba
The president said the April arrest and imprisonment of 75 pro-democracy dissidents by the regime of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro demonstrates that it is not interested in reform.
In addition to launching these initiatives, the president said the United States will continue "to build a strong international coalition to advance the cause of freedom inside of Cuba." He added that the United States will also continue and expand efforts to break the "information embargo" the Cuban government has imposed on its people.
The distribution of more printed materials and radios for Cubans, as well as the expansion of Internet information available in Cuba, "is only the beginning of a more robust effort to break through to the Cuban people," he said.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/cuba/10-176586.htm   (1877 words)

 Sierra Leone: President: President Kabbah In Cuba
The President was taken on a conduct tour of the Jose Marti Memorial and was shown a collection from the life and work of Jose Marti, which includes photographic documents (Iconography, engravings, drawings and maps).
President Kabbah later visited the Jose Marti Junior High School in old Havana, accompanied by Julio Martinez, First Secretary of the Young Communist League who offered a detailed explanation of the educational system in the country.
President Kabbah observed that the Cuban educational system has many advantages, adding that he was impressed with the example of bilingual education offered to the pupils during his welcome reception.
www.statehouse-sl.org /cuba-vis-mar23.html   (341 words)

 President's Statement on Cuba
Seven years ago today, a tugboat carrying 72 people off the coast of Cuba, the 13 de Marzo, was repeatedly rammed by Cuban authorities resulting in 41 deaths, including 10 children.
The tyranny that rules Cuba today bears direct responsibility for this and other crimes -- crimes, that should not go unpunished, against innocent civilians and countless other human rights violations over the years.
It is important that we uphold and enforce the law to the fullest extent with a view toward preventing unlicensed and excessive travel, enforcing limits on remittances, and ensuring humanitarian and cultural exchanges actually reach pro-democracy activists in Cuba.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2001/07/20010713-12.html   (406 words)

 ESPN.com: OLY - IOC president in Cuba to discuss baseball, drugs
HAVANA -- The president of the International Olympic Committee arrived Saturday for a five-day visit that will include listening to Cuba's concerns about a proposal to drop baseball from the Olympics.
Cuba complains that sports teams from richer countries ''rob'' the communist nation's athletes by offering them lucrative contracts.
The IOC president also planned a visit to Cuba's new $2.7 million anti-doping laboratory, which the Caribbean country hopes the IOC will accredit in the coming months.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2002/1116/1462011.html   (324 words)

 Seeking better relations, Argentine president may visit Cuba
Argentine President Carlos Menem, one of the most vocal critics of Cuban President Fidel Castro, said Friday in Miami that he is likely to visit Cuba within the next 12 months as part of a possible improvement in relations with that country.
The Argentine president's statements came amid reports that King Juan Carlos II of Spain may visit Cuba at the end of this year, signaling improvement in strained Spanish-Cuban relations.
Sources close to the Argentine president said that, in addition to the Pope's visit to Cuba, Menem has been influenced by Argentina's new ambassador to Cuba, who has recently held top-level meetings in Havana and reported about them enthusiastically.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/menemcuba2998.html   (748 words)

 CubaCentral :: Food sales to Cuba scrutinized
The law stipulated that Cuba purchase food products with cash in advance, and not on credit, which some administration officials interpret as payment before the goods leave the United States.
The letter raises the possibility that once Cuba has paid for goods sitting at a U.S. port, those goods could be confiscated in order to settle legal claims against Cuba pending in U.S. courts.
John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, which monitors trade between the two countries, said that if the change goes through, it is not likely to lead to confiscations because sales that are authorized by the United States are exempt from seizure.
www.cubacentral.com /todaysnewsdetail.cfm?ID=639   (584 words)

 americas.org - President Bush approves Cuba policy report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
WASHINGTON - President Bush approved today a much-awaited report that updates U.S. plans and policies to hasten and assist Cuba's turn to democracy after the death or incapacitation of Fidel Castro.
Bush also approved a Compact with the People of Cuba, ''which outlines how the United States will support the Cuban people as they transition from the repressive control of the Castro regime to freedom and a genuine democracy,'' according to a statement put out by the White House.
The second Commission for Asssistance to a Free cuba report is to be officially unveiled by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Cuban-American Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, the co-chairs of the commission.
www.americas.org /item_28390   (338 words)

 Bolivia’s new president visits Cuba
Presidents Castro and Morales immediately signed bilateral cooperation and solidarity agreements during the visit.
Cuba is also offering 5,000 scholarships for Bolivians to become future doctors and specialists.
Morales stated in Cuba that his visit signified “one of two generations of struggle for dignity, a meeting of two revolutions.
www.workers.org /2006/world/morales-0112   (679 words)

 Zanzibar President Thanks Cuba for Cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
HAVANA.— The president of the semi-autonomous African nation of Zanzibar, Amani Abeid Karume, thanked Cuba Wednesday for its cooperation, especially in the field of public healthcare.
In his meeting in Havana with Yiliam Jimenez, the Cuban vice minister of Foreign Affairs, the African leader highlighted the assistance that has benefited many people in his country.
President Karume placed a floral offering at the monument to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti at the Plaza de la Revolucion and also met Wednesday with Ramon Ripoll, acting minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration.
www.periodico26.cu /english/news_cuba/zanzibar111606.htm   (156 words)

 Is the real president of Cuba living here?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tampa surgeon Jose Mijares, a historian and researcher, found the loophole in Cuba's 1940 constitution, allowing for a provisional president.
The key, he said, was in Article 149, which says in the absence of democratic presidential elections, Cuba's senior supreme court judge is in charge.
Jose Mijares belives he has found a Florida man who is the real president of Cuba.
www.abcactionnews.com /stories/cubanconnection/presidente.shtml   (326 words)

 Prime Minister of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Castro became President of the Council of state (President of Cuba) and president of the Council of ministers, positions he has filled ever since.
The role of president of the Council of Ministers is sometimes still referred to as the "prime minister".
Between 1940 and 1959 Cuba saw fifteen changes to the position, Félix Lancís Sánchez was Prime Minister twice (1944-1945 and 1950-1951) whilst Fulgencio Batista held the role concurrently alongside that of President of Cuba for one month (April 1952) following a military coup.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Cuba   (227 words)

 Cuba: Statement by President Bush
The United States is actively monitoring the situation in Cuba following the announcement of a transfer of power.
At this time of uncertainty in Cuba, one thing is clear: The United States is absolutely committed to supporting the Cuban people’s aspirations for democracy and freedom.
We will support you in your effort to build a transitional government in Cuba committed to democracy, and we will take note of those, in the current Cuban regime, who obstruct your desire for a free Cuba.
www.state.gov /p/wha/rls/prsrl/2006/q3/69940.htm   (269 words)

 MiamiHerald.com | 07/10/2006 | President Bush approves Cuba policy report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bush also approved an accompanying Compact with the People of Cuba, ''which outlines how the United States will support the Cuban people as they transition from the repressive control of the Castro regime to freedom and a genuine democracy,'' according to a White House statement.
The second Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba report was officially unveiled by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Cuban-American Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, the co-chairs of the commission.
The text was commissioned in December as a follow-up to the commission's 400-plus page 2004 report that, among other measures, tightened travel by Cuban Americans to the island.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/news/world/cuba/15006235.htm   (629 words)

 CNN.com - Russian president leaves Cuba for Canada after embracing Fidel - December 17, 2000
President Castro's brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, and Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, traveled to the beach resort Varadero east of Havana to say farewell to the Russian leader.
There was no news media access to the Russian president during his private rest.
The two days of talks between the two presidents were aimed at renewing the Cold War-era friendship that existed between the two nations.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/americas/12/17/carib.cuba.russia.ap   (319 words)

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