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News on Cuba - March 26, 2012 Print E-mail

Pope Benedict XVI to Arrive in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 26 (acn) Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Cuba this Monday after a three-day visit to Mexico, his first trip to Spanish-speaking countries since he started his pontificate.

His Holiness will be received in an official ceremony this afternoon at the Antonio Maceo International Airport in Santiago de Cuba, some 765 kilometers east of Havana City.

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News on Cuba - March 14, 2012 Print E-mail

Cindy Sheehan Promotes Solidarity with Cuban Five in Sweden

HAVANA, Cuba, March 14 (acn) Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, from the U.S., gave a lecture in Stockholm about the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in her country, in an effort to raise solidarity.

Sheehan expressed her respect for the five Cubans and their families and noted that she felt attached to them right from the moment she learned about their case in an International Peace Meeting that took place in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2006, reported several media outlets.

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News on Cuba - February 24, 2012 Print E-mail

Cuban President Meets with U.S. Senators

Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina)  Cuban President Raul Castro met in this capital with two U.S. senators and exchanged viewpoints on issues of interest for the two countries.

Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont and chairman of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, and Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama and minority leader of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, are visiting Cuba, as part of a delegation of Senators and Representatives of the U.S. Congress.

According to an official press release published in Havana, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez attended the meeting on Thursday.

 

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News on Cuba - February 18, 2012 Print E-mail

Indignants of OWS Support Release of The Cuban Five

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 18 (acn) With a call to support the campaign for the release of political prisoners in the United States, the US movement Occupy Wall Street (OWS) also supported on Friday the cause of the Cuban Five, condemned in that country.

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News on Cuba - February 14, 2012 Print E-mail

Fidel Castro and Natural Disasters, in Havana Book Fair

Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The work of President Fidel Castro on disaster prevention and relief planning attracted the public at the 21st International Book Fair in Havana.

"Fidel Castro and Natural Disasters, Prevention and Relief" by Luis Ramos pictures life-saving effort and government policies in dealing with 51 such events in Cuba and other countries.

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