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The Economist: Troubles on two fronts

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HUGO CHÁVEZ is unwell. The normally voluble, hyperactive Venezuelan president is running his country from a hospital bed in Havana, following an emergency operation on June 10th to deal with a “pelvic abscess” that interrupted the latest of his many official visits to Cuba. Quite what caused the abscess, or exactly how severe it was, […]

June 17th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Miami Herald (Editorial): Release democracy funding for Cuba

At a time when Cuba’s masters are fighting desperately to avoid an economic and political collapse, Washington is caught up in an increasingly silly and pointless dispute over funds to promote civil society and democracy on the island. This nonsense could not come at a worse time. Sen. John Kerry has put the brakes on […]

June 17th, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News | Read More »

AP: As bank fees escalate, prepaid cards go mainstream

— Rising fees have chased millions of people away from banks and into prepaid debit cards. In just a handful of years, prepaid cards have become the fastest growing payment method in the U.S. Just this week, American Express became the first mainstream financial company to offer a prepaid card. But the cards have problems […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Current News | Read More »

Cubatradition.com: Silvio’s interview with Carlos Eire

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In case anyone missed it,  Silvio Canto interviewed Carlos Eire on Blogtalkradio.com: Guest: Carlos Eire, Cuban American. Carlos is a professor at Yale, a member of the “Peter Pan children” who came to the US in the early 1960s and author of “Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy”. His previous book […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Technology News: Privacy Orgs Take Facebook Facial Face-off to FTC

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Four consumer protection organizations, led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), have filed a complaint with the United States Federal Trade Commission over Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology. The complaint states that the process creates an image identification system under the social networking giant’s sole control. This, the complaint contends, violates Facebook’s privacy […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Telegraph.co.uk: Cuban cigar sales on the rise again

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The dexterous fingers of Cuba’s cigar makers rolled out 81.5 million of the much sought-after smokes last year, compared with 75.4 million in 2009, according to a report released by the National Statistics Office on its Web page. Cuba’s finest tobacco leaf is grown and cured in westernmost Pinar del Rio province where the just-concluded […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

E!Science: New insights on how solar minimums affect Earth

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Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun. The number of these sunspots wax and wane over approximately an 11-year cycle — more sunspots generally mean more activity and eruptions on the sun and vice versa. The number of sunspots can change from cycle to cycle and 2008 […]

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Science News | Read More »

CNN: GOP presidential contenders take aim at Obama in CNN debate

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Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) — Seven Republican presidential contenders faced off Monday in one of the first debates of the primary season, offering policy ideas and criticism of President Barack Obama to try to separate themselves from the competition almost 17 months before the 2012 election. With Obama intent on re-election, Republican viewers were paying […]

June 14th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

WSJ: Affordable-Housing Delays Threaten China’s Economy

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By BOB DAVIS BEIJING—China acknowledged it was falling behind schedule on ambitious plans to build low-income housing, a delay that could add to concerns around its economy. The low-income housing push is crucial, not only as a way to help ordinary Chinese buy homes, but to provide an economic cushion at a time when signs […]

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Economy,Post To Slider | Read More »

Technology Review: GE Combines Natural Gas, Wind, and Solar

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GE has announced the first power plant to integrate wind and solar power with natural gas—a 530-megawatt plant that will start operating in Turkey in 2015. The power plant is made practical by a flexible, high-efficiency natural-gas system the company announced two weeks ago and a solar thermal power system created by eSolar, a Burbank, […]

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

The New Zeal: Panetta Hearing for SecDef on Thursday: Obama’s CIA Director Linked to Spies Through Communist Party Figure

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New research from writers and researchers Trevor Loudon and Cliff Kincaid shows that Leon Panetta, the CIA director being considered on Thursday for the position of Secretary of Defense, had a previously undisclosed personal and friendly relationship with Hugh DeLacy, a prominent member of the Communist Party USA. DeLacy visited such countries as China and […]

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

FoxNews.com: Massive Arizona Wildfire Reignites Debate Over Environmental Lawsuits

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A raging wildfire that could become the largest in Arizona history is rekindling the blame game surrounding ponderosa pine forests that have become dangerously overgrown after a century of fire suppression. Some critics put the responsibility on environmentalists for lawsuits that have cut back on logging. Others blame overzealous firefighters for altering the natural cycle […]

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Forbes.com: The World’s Best Companies for Leadership

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What businesses most expect their employees to lead, and best prepare their employees to lead? It’s very, very hard to say, of course, but the management consultancy Hay Group tries. It just released its ranking of the world’s 20 “best companies for leadership.” The champion: General Electric. Hay Group polled 3,769 individuals and 1,827 organizations […]

June 7th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Economy,Post To Slider | Read More »

Mashable.com: Steve Jobs’ Keynote: The Apple News You Need To Know

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Greetings from our perch at Moscone West where Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at WWDC 2011, the Apple developers’ conference, is about to get underway. Luminaries milling around the stage include Jonathan Ive, Apple’s star product designer, and Walter Isaacson, author of the forthcoming official Jobs biography. We’re expecting to learn all about the iCloud streaming […]

June 7th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Yankeeology.com: High Socks For Hope

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The David and Erin Robertson Foundation: David and Erin Robertson have created a fund to help those affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit David’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011. David has pledged to donate $100 for every strikeout he records throughout the 2011 Season……Learn More Our Mission The David and Erin […]

June 5th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

CloudComputingExpo: The Only Enterprise IT Event in 2011 Covering the Entire Scope of the Cloud Computing Spectrum

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Cloud computing is steadily becoming an integral part of the enterprise computing environment. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term “cloud computing” was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. This coming June 6-9, 2011, Cloud Expo is returning to […]

June 4th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Cubatradition.com: “Everyday Chica” on Cubanarama, Book and Cd Album

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Cubanarama on Blogtalkradio.com: Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Author of “Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles”  published in 2009 and most recently “Everyday Chica”  Music and More  2011 As Latinos/as we struggle to define and redefine ourselves, works like ‘Everyday Chica” are indispensible in our search for a new identity. […]

June 4th, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Cubanarama: EVERYDAY CHICA by CECILIA RODRIGUEZ MILANES

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As Latinos/as we struggle to define and redefine ourselves, works like ‘Everyday Chica” are indispensible in our search for a new identity. Although Cristina Milanes’s work is fresh and new, it brings an air of the old Country’s classical storytelling that has been lost through the decades. By listening to her poetry we become aware […]

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Human Rights Watch: Cuba: Stop Imprisoning Peaceful Dissidents

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(Washington, DC) – The conviction of six dissidents in summary trials for doing no more than exercising their fundamental rights highlights the continuing abuse of the criminal justice system to repress dissent in Cuba, Human Rights Watch said today. Raúl Castro’s government should immediately release the prisoners, who were given sentences ranging from two to […]

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Capitol Hill Cubans: Similar Regimes, Same Tactics

It’s not a coincidence that Cuban dictator Raul Castro and Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad are such close friends. They (tragically) share the same tactics — the murder of dissidents and the intimidation of relatives. …Read More

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News | Read More »

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