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  • Cuba and the United States reached a preliminary agreement for the establishmen of flights between both country. | Cubadebate (English)
    meeting both parties reached a preliminary agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of scheduled flights between Cuba and the United States Its adoption will be shortly announced by both governments With the implementation of this Memorandum airlines from both countries will be able to conclude comercial cooperation agreements such as code sharing and aircrafts leasing agreements between them or with third countries airlines The Memorandum ratifies both countries commitment to protect civil aviation from acts of unlawful interference and reiterates the commitment to act according to the international conventions related to aviation security to which Cuba and the United States are States Parties During the meeting other issues related to civil aviation were updated and the Cuban delegation ratified its willingness to broaden mutually beneficial cooperation relations on air transportation Cubaminrex Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles Pertierra s journals describe the testimony evidence legal skirmishes quirks and follies

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  • Cuban tourism: broad foreign investment opportunities | Cubadebate (English)
    partners such as Meliá and Iberostar or other debut companies from Europe and Latin America To Excelencias of Colombia and French company Warwick International Hotels the two new management firms which began operating in Cuba in 2014 must be added the prestigious Kempinski Company from Switzerland and Banyan Tree from Singapore With a focus of renovating hotel infrastructure Mintur is offering 27 development plots in Guardalavaca north of Holguín province the south central cost specifically Cienfuegos and Trinidad and the beaches of Santa Lucía Camagüey and Covarrubias Las Tunas According to the Mintur business director there are currently no new opportunities in the historic center of the Cuban capital nor its network of northern cays but other zones in Havana and Varadero Matanzas will be considered in the future BEYOND ACCOMODATION Although Mintur initiatives include the construction of modern technology theme parks they do not feature activities related to dolphin centers marinas and complementary services The main opportunities for foreign entities to invest in tourism facilities according to José Daniel are primarily linked to golf courses spread over eleven initiatives in the first stage foreign partners for ten of which have already been identified On route to transforming Cuba into one of the Caribbean s top golfing destinations two joint enterprises have been created responsible for hotel construction with British and Chinese financing in Carbonera and Bello Monte respectively meanwhile work is currently underway to identify other new sites throughout the country Daniel adds In addition to these projects worth over 400 million dollars the third foreign venture in Pinar del Rio s Punta Colorada comprising of a 25 year investment scheme with a Spanish company also features The deficit of non hotel services is countered by other attractions including the zip line crystal tower or new ski cable on offer in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo notes the director He clarified that although Cuba is a renowned beach destination with over 80 of rooms catering for vacationers seeking this modality sector policy is directed toward carrying out integrated nature and heritage tourism projects linked with sporting and cultural activities The official highlighted that big investors absent two or three years ago today want to contribute to the development of areas such as Viñales Trinidad or northern Camagüey which lack infrastructure but are abundant in natural resources Studies are even being carried out into the construction of the country s first airport hotel while the ministry is also collaborating with the body responsible for marketing Cuban medical services in order to promote so called health tourism which could offer travelers a better quality of life and increase sales of Cuban products From Swiss financed eco hotels to the renovation of campsites in order to provide quality eco tourism offers Cuba continually monitors the sector which grows annually with a view to improving sustainable practices and respect for the environment A key problem which sometimes affects the quality and speed of these development and investment processes is related to ongoing difficulties

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  • Possible attacks against the Revolution | Cubadebate (English)
    and should they be impeded along the way as a last resort call for a recall referendum But they view this as difficult to win and it would not guarantee the exit of the 55 chavista deputies elected or the 20 governors of the revolution or the more than 200 mayoralties controlled by chavismo They need and this is the order from the United States to create social turmoil that would justify the exit of chavismo from all spaces of national life without allowing the electoral support of December 6 to cool off For the right the exit of Nicolás Maduro and bastions such as Diosdado Cabello is urgent However in order to carry out these and other fatal attacks against the revolution the parliamentary majority will require the approval of the TSJ and more specifically of the judges of the Constitutional Chamber Therefore removing and appointing its members will be a top priority However although having a two thirds majority permits this there are certain conditions that they may not circumvent such as respecting the terms of office of each judge or only replacing them should they violate well defined legal requirements Along with these powerful weapons there are other possible reforms that could be highly damaging to the institutional order established by the revolution and would at least slow progress and even revoke the social and economic laws which have brought increasing inclusion With two thirds of the seats in the National Assembly the Venezuelan opposition could among other prerogatives Issue a vote of no confidence in the Executive Vice President and ministers resulting in their removal from office Approve the operating expenses budget of the Central Bank of Venezuela authorize the National Budget as well as make amendments and approve Extraordinary Credits Approve or block enabling laws Approve states of emergency and their prorogation Approve draft amendments to the Constitution with the support of 30 of the members of parliament Approve the Initiative and Draft for Constitutional Reform as well as convene a Constituent Assembly Approve reject or defer a bill Approve draft organic laws as well as modifications to existing ones which are used to organize authorities and serve as a normative framework for other laws Elect and remove the rectors of the National Electoral Council and the members of the Citizens Power branch of government Submit bills to approbatory referendums Given the numerical advantage of the oligarchic bloc a powerful concept promoted by the Bolivarian government within parliament will be respect for constitutionality Ombudsman Tarek William Saab has already warned that there are constitutional balances that limit the use of these powers particularly when a tendency toward dismantling public authorities or revoking laws that resulted in a positive leap in terms of human rights are concerned There is the option of convening a National Constituent Assembly with the power to draft a new Constitution that would signal a return to the past and do away with the progress seen since 1999 but it would be

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  • Raúl receives the President of Costa Rica | Cubadebate (English)
    Adjustment Act encourage illegal migration are discriminatory with respect to other countries in the region and create serious problems for our nations and the United States itself Both leaders agreed on the need to find an appropriate solution as soon as possible that takes into account the welfare of Cuban citizens and helps ensure legal safe and orderly migration Raúl reiterated that those Cubans currently in Costa Rica who wish to return to the island have every right to do so as established by the country s immigration law Accompanying the distinguished visitor were Manuel A González Sanz minister of Foreign Affairs Rodrigo Carreras Jiménez Costa Rica s ambassador to Cuba and several members of the accompanying delegation Participating on the Cuban side were Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla minister of Foreign Affairs and other government leaders Granma Make a comment Your email address will not be published The mandatory fields are marked Name Email Title Comment Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition

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  • Cubadebate, Against Terrorism in the Media - Part 3
    expressed in a message sent to the President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro following the legislative elections held this Sunday News The Bolivarian Revolution will see future victories Dec 7th 2015 We come with our morals our ethics to recognize these adverse results We accept them the constitution and democracy have triumphed Nicolás Maduro Moros President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela stated this Sunday night having received the results of the parliamentary elections announced by the President of the National Electoral Council CNE Tibisay Lucena News I m going to study in Cuba Dec 4th 2015 Upon reading his surnames it is immediately clear that his father is not Cuban He later confirms this in conversation My father is from Zimbabwe He and my mother met when he was studying here This could be one of many stories of young foreign students who come to pursue their higher education at Cuban institutions which have seen over 60 000 international professionals graduate News Los Portales explores the world Dec 4th 2015 As 2015 draws to a close Los Portales S A a joint enterprise created by Cuba s Corporación Alimentaria and the Nestle Group will complete two decades of existence having reached monthly sales of eight million CUC within the national market News Movie lovers descend on Havana Dec 4th 2015 Festival president Iván Giroud commented in his opening remarks that the event occurs this year in a different environment at a time when the world is facing new challenges threats and uncertainty in which organizers have as their first priority protecting Latin American cinema implementing policies of promotion preservation and development News 6th Round of Negotiations between Cuba and the EU concludes Dec 3rd 2015 European Union and Cuba negotiating teams led by Christian Leffler Deputy Secretary General in charge

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  • Cubadebate, Against Terrorism in the Media - Part 4
    Government Statement Dec 1st 2015 Since the beginning of the month of November a difficult situation has developed as a result of the arrival to Costa Rica of an increasing number of Cuban citizens coming from various Latin American countries with the intention of emigrating to the United States News Press release from Cuban delegation to migration talks in U S Dec 1st 2015 On November 30 a new round of migratory talks took place between delegations from Cuba and the United States respectively led by the Ministry of Foreign Relations Director General for the United States Josefina Vidal Ferreiro and Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America Edward Alex Lee News Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez Humanity has placed its hopes in the results of this conference Dec 1st 2015 Twenty three years have passed since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro where the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz warned that and I quote An important biological species is in danger of disappearing given the rapid and progressive destruction of its natural habitat humankind News Valuable lessons learned Nov 30th 2015 As a commemoration of Revolutionary Armed Forces Day marking the anniversary of the Granma yacht s departure from Mexico in 1956 military exercises were successfully conducted November 28 29 to ensure the nation s readiness to defend its conquests in the event of any aggression News Ecuadorian Consulate in Havana addresses Cuban citizens Nov 30th 2015 With the purpose of controlling the movement of persons who are targeted by human trafficking networks protecting the physical integrity of those whose lives are at risk and stopping any attempt to violate human rights Ecuador has made a commitment to the Cuban government and to the Latin American and Caribbean Community to make a contribution to protecting Cuban citizens given the vulnerability they could face if they come under the influence of traffickers who offer them the possibility of leaving the country and especially of reaching the United States News A festival of books and literature Nov 30th 2015 Soon Havana will be immersed in literature In just three months time February 11 21 2016 the 25th International Book Fair will be held this year dedicated to the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and authors Lina de Feria and Rogelio Martínez Furé Rodolfo Nin Novoa Foreign Minister of Uruguay and Sergio Mautone National Director of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Education were in Havana to coordinate preparations prior to the event heading a large Uruguayan delegation News New round of talks between Cuba and EU Nov 27th 2015 Representatives from the EU and Cuba will meet for the sixth occasion this time in Brussels from December 1 2 to continue negotiations on a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement reported the Ministry of Foreign Relations Minrex November 27 Page 4 of 168 First 2 3 4 5 6 Last Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela

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  • Cubadebate, Against Terrorism in the Media - Part 5
    to listen learn and grow reports Prensa Latina Glover s encounter with Gerardo Hernández who he visited on many occasions while the decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba was unjustly imprisoned in a California penitentiary was a jovial one News New round of talks between Cuba and EU Nov 27th 2015 Representatives from the EU and Cuba will meet for the sixth occasion this time in Brussels from December 1 2 to continue negotiations on a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement reported the Ministry of Foreign Relations Minrex November 27 News Opening the doors to artisans Nov 27th 2015 Just like every year Cuba s largest crafts fair is back December 4 20 the Pabexpo exposition center will host the 19th edition of Fiart an event which attracts artisans from across the world to the Cuban capital in order to showcase and sell their products ranging from textiles and footwear to all manner of decorative objects News Raúl holds meeting with Uruguayan Foreign Minister Nov 26th 2015 Army General Raúl Castro Ruz President of Cuba s Councils of Ministers and State yesterday November 25 received Rodolfo Nin Novoa foreign minister of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay who was making an official visit to the country In a cordial environment the two parties emphasized the excellent state of current bilateral relations and reiterated their disposition to continue working on implementation of the Binational Program agreed upon when Raúl visited Uruguay in March earlier this year They additionally discussed issues of regional and international interest News Raúl receives President of the International Red Cross Nov 25th 2015 President Raúl Castro Ruz yesterday November 24 received Peter Maurer president of the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC who is on an official visit to the country The two parties discussed the positive relations shared by Cuba and the Red Cross as well as other issues of humanitarian interest News Emir of Qatar arrives in Cuba Nov 23rd 2015 Emir of the state of Qatar Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani arrived yesterday November 22 in Cuba the first stop of a Latin American tour which includes visits to Mexico and Venezuela Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz and members of the diplomatic corps from several Arab countries welcomes the leader at José Martí International Airport News Guantánamo central to debate on world peace Nov 23rd 2015 Opening today in the city of Guantánamo is the 4th International Seminar on Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases with some 200 delegates from 30 countries participating Objectives of the gathering announced include expanding actions calling for world peace denouncing the establishment of military bases on all continents by powerful nations and supporting Cuba s demand for the return of territory illegally occupied by the U S Naval Base in Guantánamo Page 5 of 168 First 3 4 5 6 7 Last Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide

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  • Cubadebate, Against Terrorism in the Media - Part 168
    the Cuban family Opinions Cuban Americans couldn t believe it was going to happen People are losing their fear of speaking out Jul 1st 2004 By Bernie Dwyer Marazul is a travel agency based in Miami that has been arranging travel to Cuba for the last 25 years It is the biggest company dealing with North American travellers to Cuba with direct departures from New York and Miami Armando Garcia vice president of Marazul heads up the department that caters to Cuban American passengers and Bernie Dwyer of Radio Havana Cuba spoke to him by telephone at his office in Miami today 1st July the day after stringent and inhumane travel restrictions imposed by the Bush administration came into effect Opinions Saul Landau These Five Guys are Victims and Are Truly Deserving of Public Support Jun 13th 2004 By Bernie Dwyer Saul Landau an internationally known scholar author commentator and filmmaker is the Director of Digital Media Programs and International Outreach at California State Polytechnic University Pomona He is known for his work on foreign and domestic policy issues Native American and South American cultures and science and technology Saul Landau s most widely praised achievements are the forty films he has produced on social political and historical issues and worldwide human rights He has also written extensively on Cuba and recently published an article in the newsletter CounterPunch called Five Cubans in Prison Victims of Bush s Obsession Opinions Report From Panama Mar 22nd 2004 By Bernie Dwyer Among those attending the trial this week in Panama City are families of victims of previous terrorist acts by the accused as well as the Venezuelan ambassador to Panama Claudio Grenado whose country is interested in the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles to complete serving a prison sentence there Posada Carriles was convicted of the sabotage deaths of 73 passengers aboard a Cubana airliner in October 1976 He escaped from a Caracas prison in 1985 and was since sought by Venezuelan authorities for nearly 20 years Opinions The Cuban Five Not a word of Top Secret in Four Years of Wire Taps Mar 16th 2004 By Bernie Dwyer This is a report on the oral arguments of the appeal put to the US Court of Appeal of the 11th Circuit by the defense team in the names of Antonio Guerrero Fernando Hernández René González Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labanino at the James Lawrence King Courthouse in Miami Wednesday 10th March 2004 Opinions Fascism A Thing of the Past Aug 2nd 2003 By Bernie Dwyer Mussolini said that fascism should more properly be called corporatism since it was under Mussolini a blending of state and corporate power He should know he was the first fascist leader As an economic system fascism was widely admired in the Northern hemisphere But fascism has other elements apart from an economic system in which corporations and governments serve each others needs Many people think that fascism is a thing of the past but if one examines

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