Raul letter to reviewers who fought Ebola in Africa: The country receives with pride.

Raul letter to reviewers who fought Ebola in Africa: The country receives with pride

 

Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales

Havana, July 8, 2015
“Year 57 of the Revolution”

Dear companions:

After having done the honorable mission that led to West Africa six months ago, even at the risk of their own lives, to combat the outbreak of Ebola that whipped to the continent, they returned to the country that welcomed them with the greatest pride.

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Behind the Greek Debt.

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Behind the Greek Debt

The current debate about the Greek debt has given rise to all sorts of threats, first of all against Tsípras’ government, then against the Greek voters. Without becoming involved in a discussion of the repugnant side of this affair, Thierry Meyssan observes the international campaign against Greece leaving the Euro zone. He shines a light on the historic project of the European Union and the Euro, as they were formulated in 1946 by Churchill and Truman, and concludes that in the end, Greece is trapped by the international geopolitical environment and not by its economic situation.

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You can fly to Cuba from Orlando International Airport starting July 8.

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You can fly to Cuba from Orlando International Airport starting July 8

July 9, 2015 | Comment

Beginning tomorrow, you can catch a direct, nonstop flight to Cuba twice per week from Orlando. According to the Orlando International Airport, Island Travel & Tours plans to offer two flights per week – Island Travel’s website says you’ll be able to fly out on Wednesdays or Sundays at 3 p.m. and you’ll be in Havana by 4:20 p.m. The flights are going to be chartered (which means you have to book through Island Travel, you can’t just get online and book a flight yourself) through Swift Air and they’ll carry up to 150 passengers at a time on Boeing 737-400 jets. Continue reading

Cuba continues to grow as a tourist destination.

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Cuba continues to grow as a tourist destination

July 9, 2015 | Comment

Cuba continues to occupy second place among the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations, according to a recent report by the Caribbean Tourism Organization

It comes as no surprise that Cuba continues to occupy second place among the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations, according to a recent report by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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HOPEWELL VALLEY: Chamber is Cuba bound again.

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HOPEWELL VALLEY: Chamber is Cuba bound again

July 10, 2015 | Comment

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More and more Americans are beginning to travel Cuba now that diplomatic relations between the United States and that Caribbean island nation are on the mend.

Come mid-September, members of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce and the local business community will be traveling to Cuba’s capital city, Havana, and the country’s rural and scenic Vinales Valley for the second time since 2013.

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Gay Men’s Chorus Heading to Cuba to Spread Message of LGBTQ Acceptance.

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Gay Men’s Chorus Heading to Cuba to Spread Message of LGBTQ Acceptance

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington performs in May 2015.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is traveling to Cuba Saturday to spread their message through song.

The 23 singers are among the first U.S. citizens who will be able to travel to Cuba since diplomatic relations with the U.S. improved. The group aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights through music. Continue reading

Putin: Where was EU when Greek crisis was evolving?

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Putin: Where was EU when Greek crisis was evolving?

Published time: July 10, 2015 16:03
Edited time: July 10, 2015 17:10

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference in Ufa. (RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin)

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference in Ufa. (RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin)

The European Commission should have adjusted the economic activity of Greece before the crisis, Russian President Putin has said, adding that the EU shouldn’t have issued such high bonuses and loans to the debt ridden country. Continue reading

What differentiates Andres Paez and Guillermo Lasso Mauricio Rodas Jaime Nebot?.

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What differentiates Andres Paez and Guillermo Lasso Mauricio Rodas Jaime Nebot?

 

War checkbooks

JULY 8

By: Orlando Perez, Director of “The Telegraph”

The only thing that unites them is an intense anticorreísmo. It goes without mentioning that there are many examples, phrases, speeches and formulas that ‘ideological’ unit. And yet, being what most unites them, too many symbols, for now, it is very difficult to see them all together.

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Cruise giant Carnival Corp. to launch sailings to Cuba.

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Cruise giant Carnival Corp. to launch sailings to Cuba

July 8, 2015 | Comment

Add cruise giant Carnival Corp. to the list of travel companies starting up trips to Cuba.

The parent company of Carnival, Princess and eight other cruise brands says it’ll launch seven-night “people-to-people” tours to the island via ship beginning in May 2016, contingent on approval by Cuban authorities.

The cruises will be operated bi-weekly out of Miami by the company’s new social impact-focused fathom brand, which will debut in April 2016 with volunteer vacations to the Dominican Republic.

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CUBA RANKS US BLOCKADE TOP OBSTACLE TO TIES.

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CUBA RANKS US BLOCKADE TOP OBSTACLE TO TIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAVANA, July 7 (NNN-XINHUA)– Since Washington and Havana announced their decision to restore diplomatic ties on Wednesday, the Cuban government and people have strongly and repeatedly demanded that the United States lift its almost half-a-century-old embargo against the island nation.

The Cuban government puts the U.S. blockade on top of its list of obstacles to the normalization of bilateral ties due to the huge losses it has inflicted on many sectors of the Cuban society.

Tourism is among the sectors that are most vulnerable to the blockade, according to Cuba’s official daily Granma. Continue reading

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