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2 hrs ago | Free Republic

Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI,

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Kitchen Table Kibitzing: "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him."

I had something prepared that was full of sweetness and light, when I learned that Gabriel Garcia Marquez had walked on.


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Fri Apr 18, 2014


Ideas Cuba, you owe us $7 billion

Enacted in 1960, shortly after Fidel Castro came to power, and expanded in 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the embargo has frozen the United States and its tiny neighbor off the Florida coast in a standoff that seems as dated as the classic American cars on Havana streets.


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Alabama Live

Alabamians killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion are remembered

They stood by Lt. Thomas "Pete" Ray's grave as 21 rifles were fired in salute. The solemn notes of "Taps" brought tears to the eyes of the veterans.


Related Topix: Alabama, US Military, US Air Force, Cuba, AL


19 Reasons Latin Americans Come To The U.S. That Have Nothing To Do With The American Dream

The conventional wisdom says that most Latin American migrants who come to the United States are looking for a better life, inspired by the "American Dream."


Related Topix: Prison, Texas, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Army


Nobel laureate writer Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," died on Thursday, April 17. He was 87. GarcA a MA rquez, a native of Colombia, talks on the phone at his home in 1982.


Related Topix: Metal, Solitude, Carl Gustaf, Train Disaster


The Ukraine Imbroglio and the Decline of the American Empire

MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US Military Prisons, Russia, World News, Asia

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: 'I only know that I am afraid'

For almost the first three years of his regime, Fidel Castro was not interested in Cuban intellectuals.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Remembrance: Gabriel Garca Mrquez's Gentle Touch

I had a chance to meet Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez several years ago and he held my hand during our entire conversation.


Related Topix: Colombia Travel, Travel, Advertising

The Age

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, has died at the age of 87 Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned ... (more)


Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This day in history - April 17

On this date in 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Eleven years since the Baragua

On April 12, 2003, media throughout the world carried the news of the execution of three young Cubans for their involvement in the hijacking of the Regla-based boat "BaraguA ."


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, Death Penalty, US News, Conservative Political News

Babalu Blog

Today's Must-Read: Letter from Cuba: To Embargo or Not

Cuban communism survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, so in 1993 the purpose of the embargo was modified by the Cuban Democracy Act, stating that it will not be lifted unless and until the government in Havana respects the "internationally accepted standards of human rights" and "democratic values."


Related Topix: Prison, us Travel, US News, Conservative Political News

Free Republic

Will the Bundy Ranch Be Obama’s Reverse Grenada? A Turning Point?

Hi, The videos and pics did not copy in, but this is the text. Thank you Freepers! You are the ones that uncovered much of the evidence in this case.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Cuban Doctors In Eye Of Venezuelan Hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, South America, Venezuela,

Hispanically Speaking

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012 .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, The National, Entertainment, Television, Raul Castro

Babalu Blog

New Boss Same As The Old Boss: Castroism's International Projection 1959 - 2014

The dictatorship in Cuba has been in power for 55 years. Despite being an island just 90 miles south of the United States it has projected itself internationally to undermine democraticand international human rights standards over that time working through international institutions such as the UN Human Rights Council.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Raul Castro, US News, Conservative Political News

The Daily Star

Tarique revealed truth of history: Fakhrul

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today advised Awami League leaders to read books on history and said Tarique Rahman has "revealed truth of history" from different books.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

Hemmings Auto Blogs

"Havana Motor Club" tells the story of racing's (official) return to Cuba

Cubans have a passion for automobiles and motorsports that has been largely dormant since the Cuban Revolution of 1959.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, World News,

Sun Apr 13, 2014


A cold case with connections to Cuba?

After all, Morales, 25, was known as the host of a radio program on astrology and a flashy dresser who favored big hats in vivid colors.


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