· August, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2006

Cuba: Anti-government posters appear

  6 August 2006

Marc Masferrer links to a CubaNet article stating that anti-government posters appeared in the city of Santiago de Cuba, bearing the messsages “Fidel, you have finally arrived at your end,” and “Fidel, you must have already died before.” The article also reported an increased military and police presence in the...

The week that was in Bahrain

After almost a month of continuous bombing, most of Bahrain's bloggers have strayed away from covering Lebanon and Palestine and turned their attention to home affairs – except for Sabbah, who continues to provide blanket coverage of the atrocities being committed against Arabs in the occupied territories. He even posts...

Cuba: More links

  4 August 2006

The Latin Americanist posted another list of links to various news sources commenting on the Cuba situation early this afternoon.

Cuba: Foreign journalists barred

  3 August 2006

Cuba Libre Digital (ES) and Ya No Mas (ES) have published a report stating that “at least six” foreign journalist have been barred from entering Cuba. According to the report, the journalist are from Peru, Chile and the US, and were stopped at José Martí airport in Havana.

Cuba: Fidel in High Spirits

  2 August 2006

Writing from Venezuela, Daniel Duquenal pokes fun at Fidel Castro's opening sentence of a message to the Cuban population (available in its entirety (ES) at Juventud Rebelde) assuring his good health and high spirits after undergoing surgery. Agnerys Rodríguez Gavilán adds (ES) that, while Castro recuperates, “the Cuban Revolution will...

Cuba: Fidel's location

  1 August 2006

On the basis of “information received directly from Cuba,” Fort Worth, Texas-based Dr. Eloy González identifies the location where Fidel Castro is said to be hospitalised.

Cuba: New message from Fidel

  1 August 2006

Zenia reports from Cuba (ES) that “a message from Fidel was read at 645pm — Cuba time — during the information round table on Televisión Cubana, in which he made it known that known that in due course the Cuban people would be given details of the progress of his...

Cuba: Not so fast, Miami

  1 August 2006

“Those rejoicing in the streets of Miami could do well to rethink their jubilation,” says Curzon as he posts an excerpt from a profile of Raúl Castro, the brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to whom the latter temporarily passed presidential power on Monday night. According to Curzon's profile, Raúl...

Cuba: Some anti-Castro links

  1 August 2006

“As the hemisphere’s worst-ever dictator slides into death’s embrace, the mainstream media sweetly qualifies the Monster of Havana, one of the century’s worst tyrants, as a ‘maverick’ and other crap,” writes A. M. Mora y Leon in the opening paragraph of a post which includes several links to commentary on...

Cuba: CNN on Fidel

  1 August 2006

Babalu Blog weighs in on the CNN coverage of the Fidel Castro situation in two posts, one calling CNN the “Chávez News Network”, and another in which “the ‘internet’ expert, after a long schpiel on Latin American obviously leftists internet portals, used the words blogs and ‘rampant rumors’ in the...

Cuba: Castro links

  1 August 2006

The Latin Americanist posts a valuable set of links relating to the Castro situation, including one for a few anti-Castro jokes.

Cuba: FidelWatch

  1 August 2006

The Miami Herald's RSS feed is buzzing today with reports of Miami's Cuban community and their anticipation of the death of Fidel Castro, in light of Castro's announcement yesterday that he was temporarily ceding presidential power to his brother Raúl “due to ‘an intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding’ that required...

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