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· June, 2008

Stories about Cuba from June, 2008

Cuba: Developing Hackers

André Deak is a Brazilian blogger who has recently visited Cuba, and in ‘Cuban Hackers‘ [PT] he tells about the ‘Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas‘ (Informatic Sciences University), where local...

Cuba: Waiting in Miami

Ninety miles away….in another country points readers to an article about the cultural milieu of Miami's Little Havana, where old men eat Cuban sandwiches and dream of regime change in...

Cuba: The Church and Gay Rights

The Cuban government's growing support for gay rights is drawing criticism from the island's Roman Catholic Church. Protest is good, says Uncommon Sense, but the Church has it all wrong...

Cuba: Above average

The Cuban Triangle comments on the astonishing results of a UNESCO education study on third and sixth graders, in which Cuban students did so much better than the rest of...

Cuba: Exploring Oil

The Cuban Triangle is puzzled by a Florida Congressional delegation's idea that Cuba should be blocked from drilling for oil in its own Gulf waters. He says comments by Senator...

Kazakhstan: Highway to prosperity

Ben reports on the World Bank’s president, Bob Zoellick, visit to Kazakhstan, which has resulted in a $2.5 billion infrastructure project.

Cuba: EU sanctions

Ninety miles away….in another country posts two updates on the European Union's lifting of sanctions against Cuba. One is a comment on a CNN reporter's use of the word “blockade“,...

Cuba: Election Summer

Circles Robinson Online on Cubans’ interest in November's US presidential election, and what the possible election of Barack Obama may mean for relations between the two countries.

Cuba: Europe to Lift Sanctions

The Cuban Triangle takes note of the European Union's decision to lift sanctions imposed in 2003, while Ninety Miles Away….in another country quotes Oswaldo Yañez to provide a “frame of...

Cuba: Review of Sanctions

Both Babalu and Child of the Revolution blog about the European Union‘s upcoming decision on whether or not to end sanctions on Cuba.

Azerbaijan: Media Campaigner Assaulted

This is Tbilisi Calling, the blog of journalist Matthew Collin, reports that a media rights campaigner has been pistol-whipped and hospitalized in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. The incident happened after...

Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Russert

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away…in another country, Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas and Living in Barbados acknowledge the passing of American journalist Tim Russert.

Cuba, Bermuda: Critiquing Che

Cuban blogger Babalu visits Argentina, where, “conspicuous in its absence was the che propaganda I fully expected to be bombarded with”, while A Radical in Bermuda says: “Che Guevara, like...

Cuba: Paying for Performance

Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution report on “a new rule that will allow Cubans to earn according (to) their labor”.

Cuba: Hemingway History

The Cuban Triangle and Child of the Revolution weigh on on an article in the London Times which exposes the goings-on at Finca Vigia, the Hemingway house in Cuba: “I...

Cuba: Media Morph?

Blogging from Havana, Circles Robinson says that “Cuba’s journalists are gearing up for a major congress on July 3-5 that could reshape what Cubans see on TV screens, in newspapers...

Cuba: Prison Protest

Uncommon Sense blogs about the reported quelling of a protest by guards at Cuba's Combindado de Guantánamo prison “that started after a political prisoner tried to inform a human rights...

Cuba: Now is the Time

Uncommon Sense thinks that now is the time to pay attention to Cuba.

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