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Man in Yuba helicopter hijack try back in court
A Santa Maria man who claimed Fidel Castro ordered him to hijack a helicopter last year in Yuba County was returned to the Marysville courthouse on Friday to face criminal charges.
Fri May 24, 2013
Why golf is a revolutionary pursuit in Castro's Cuba
The Economist turns logic on its head and explains why the game of golf is a "revolutionary pursuit" in Castro's Cuba: AFTER the 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro denounced golf as a "bourgeois" hobby.
Lake Elsinore Valley News
Students simulate historical crisis, learn about Reagans presidency
TEMECULA Fifty-five eighth grade students from Temecula Preparatory School took a field trip to the Ronald Reagan Library's Discovery Center in Simi Valley on May 7. The library personnel simulated an actual crisis that happened in 1983 rescuing 800 medical students in Grenada.
Downtown Phoenix Journal
Wire | Phoenix Chosen for Launch of PBS 'Latino Americans'
Public screening and discussion tour for PBS special celebrating Latino American history opens with arts and culture event in downtown Phoenix Eight, Arizona PBS in partnership with the City of Phoenix Latino Institute , will host two events on May 23 to launch the new three-part, six-hour PBS documentary series Latino Americans .
Thu May 23, 2013
'Elvis at 21' exhibit at Fort Worth Science Museum proves interesting even for non-fans
The year 1956 was a pretty interesting one in the history of the world. The Suez Canal erupted into a crisis between Egypt and Israel.
The Miami Herald
Sociologist: Income levels of Mariel migrants lower than earlier Cuban exiles
Cubans who arrived in the United States during and after the Mariel boatlift have lower income levels than older migrants from the island and now rank close to other Latin American arrivals, according to an expert on the Cuban Diaspora.
Albany Times Union
Dissidents find 'Cuba outside Cuba' in Miami
In this Friday, May 20, 2013 photo, Cuban dissidents Ladies in White, from left, Laura Labrada Pollan, Berta Soler, and Belkis Cantillo acknowledge the guests at the Freedom Tower in Miami.
It's My Mind
Might want to keep eyes peeled for this one...
George Ryan served as Governor of Illinois from 1999-2003 and if you believe Rich Miller who writes about him today Ryan was a Governor who got things done and in spite of being a convicted felon he was a solid governor.
Business in Cuba: A new course
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The Macon Telegraph
Quinceanera celebrations still mean big business to some Florida firms
When it comes to quinceaneras, the words "gran sacrificio" come to Miriam Rodriguez's mind.
Lake County Record-Bee
Wanabi: And yet, we complain
Coming from a small island whose political future is yet to be determined, I like to keep myself updated with what's going on with my island's neighbors and their ways of handling politics.
Wed May 22, 2013
Europe falls into trap set by Cuba's dictatorship
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said in Miami that migration reforms that have allowed several high-profile dissidents off the communist island in recent weeks is a "trap" into which Europe has fallen.
Castro Sees Red
As a sign of the potentially huge consequences of the historic event, all parties to the deal are largely playing it down.
National Review Online
Jay Nordlinger: Oslo Journal, Part V
The previous parts of his journal are at the following links: I , II , III , IV .
The Arizona Republic
Cuba lifts ban on energy-hogging appliances
Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts.
Tue May 21, 2013
Does the city need a new, billion-dollar Kansas City International?
November 12, 1972, marked the middle of a terrifying 32-hour jet hijacking, one of the more remarkable such air-industry ordeals in U.S. history.
La Palina's Goldie Laguito No. 5
And while cigar smoking is typically a boys' club, this collection was made in celebration of women in the cigar industry.
A Felicidades! Cuba on Your 111th Year of Independence
Today, all of Cuba is celebrating its 111-year old independence from Spain. Christopher Columbus arrives in 1492 that brought colonization by the Spaniards for over 400 years.
Kevin Riordan: From a local author, adventure story with cinematic sweep
Patti Sheehy remembers thinking, this story has everything : Bravery, romance, suspense, and an evocative historical backdrop.
Mon May 20, 2013
General Escalante was Wrong About "The Yankee Comandante"
In his book The Secret War: CIA Covert Operations Against Cuba 1959-62 , General FabiA n Escalante , former chief and current historian of the Castro State Security, asserted that as early as in February 1959, the CIA representative Gerard Droller, a.k.a. Frank Bender, had agents in Cuba conspiring against Castro, "among them William Morgan." ... (more)