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· July, 2008

Stories about Cuba from July, 2008

Cuba, Venezuela, U.S.A.: Empty Dialogue?

Cuban bloggers Babalu and Ninety miles away…in another country focus on U.S. Republican senator Arlen Specter's upcoming Latin American trip, during which he hopes to meet with both Raul Castro...

Cuba, Mexico: Good Relations

“I’ve always admired how Mexico, despite its own internal contradictions and conflicts, was able to dodge the US pressure on Cuba…in the early 1960s”: On a recent trip to Mexico...

Russia: Exaggerated Rumours of a New Cuban Crisis

FP Passport – Russia follows up on the commotion and official denials following rumours of Russian plans to station strategic bombers to Cuba.

Cuba: Carnival Time

“It is a time to shrug off the slogans, the shortages and the frustrated expectations. Dancing is a magnificent way of forgetting. And so we will have a festival along...

Cuba: July 26th

This past weekend, on July 26th, Cuba marked the 55th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago that came to be recognised as the start of the...

Russia, US: A Cuba Crisis in the Making

Der Spiegelfechter (GER) comments on rumours in Moscow, according to which Russia might station strategic bombers on Cuba in reply to deployment of the US missile defence system to Poland...

Cuba: July 26

Raul Castro is scheduled to address his fellow Cubans this weekend and speculation is rife about what he might say. Child of the Revolution: “I hope Castro II announces for...

Cuba: Glorious Future?

Both Child of the Revolution and Ninety miles away…in another country take issue with a series of articles in the Christian Science Monitor speculating about Cuba's economic future: “It is...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Sharpton Calls for Prisoners’ Release

“When it comes to Cuban political prisoners, any publicity is good publicity”: Uncommon Sense and Balablu Blog draw attention to Reverend Al Sharpton's “call for the release of Cuba's prisoners...

Barbados, Cuba, U.S.A.: The Times Rejects Mc Cain

Caribbean blogs are irate over The New York Times‘ rejection of John Mc Cain's rebuttal to Barack Obama's recent editorial on Iraq: Babalu Blog: “Who the hell gave them the...

Cuba: Cyber-Citizens?

“Never having become citizens in the real world, it is hard for us to behave as citizens on the web”: Yoani Sanchez at Generation Y shares her thoughts about the...

Cuba: Nothing is Free

A long wait at a “free” clinic gets Yoani Sanchez thinking about the true cost of freedom: “I imagine that Aladdin’s lamp, rubbed by eleven million Cubans, has succeeded in...

Cuba: Escaping Reality

From Havana, Generation Y writes a haunting post on “dreams of escape”.

Cuba: Family Travel to Cuba

The US Congress has approved a 2009 fiscal spending bill containing a controversial provision that lifts family travel restrictions to Cuba. Uncommon Sense believes this would “restore some humanitarian sanity...

Cuba: The US and Cuban Oil

An article on negotiations between Brazil's Petrobras and Cuba prompts The Cuban Triangle to consider the implications of oil exploration in Cuba's Gulf reserves.

Cuba: Ties with the US

Circles Robinson Online joined two Fourth of July celebrations in Havana, and finds history and culture make for a closer relationship than one would expect between Cuba and the US.

Cuba: Oh joy!

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away….in another country and Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full?, from Trinidad, both find good reasons to delight in their...

Cuba: A FARC Cry

Cuban blogger Machetera questions the timing of the rescue of French/Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt. And, she says, the comments of this high profile hostage show Ms Betancourt's experiences with the...

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