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Latin lessons: What can we learn from the world’s most ambitious literacy campaign? Part 3

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, 7 November 2010.By: JOSE GOITIA. Fifty years ago this month, Cuba committed itself to teach every citizen basic literacy. Today, the country's education system is the envy of the rest of the world. Nina Lakhani travels to Havana to discover the story behind the success – and ask why some believe that cracks are starting to show... Read More

Latin lessons: What can we learn from the world’s most ambitious literacy campaign? Part 2

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, 7 November 2010.By: JOSE GOITIA. Fifty years ago this month, Cuba committed itself to teach every citizen basic literacy. Today, the country's education system is the envy of the rest of the world. Nina Lakhani travels to Havana to discover the story behind the success – and ask why some believe that cracks are starting to show... Read More

Latin lessons: What can we learn from the world’s most ambitious literacy campaign? Part 1

<p style="text-align: justify;">Fifty years ago this month, Cuba committed itself to teach every citizen basic literacy. Today, the country's education system is the envy of the rest of the world. Nina Lakhani travels to Havana to discover the story behind the success – and ask why some believe that cracks are starting to show...Sunday, 7 November 2010.By: JOSE GOITIA Read More

Noble Extremists who Come with Buena Fe

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Elizabeth Lopez Corzo.&nbsp; From the same garage that saw the birth of the songs included in “Noble Extremist”, Buena Fe’s and Frank Delgado’s last album. The launch of the album is scheduled on a big concert next Saturday 13 at La Tropical. I confess I had heard rumors about the disk, people commented on some of the songs that already raise some controversy (The Sparrow or Cubañolito) due to the social issues they approach, a feature frequently seen in the style of these artists. Certainly many will be surprised just like I was because after you listen to it for the first time, you will return to it and it won't be specifically for those songs but for other beautiful songs. Read More

Cuban airline pilot died as hero to villagers

<p style="text-align: justify;">The wreckage of AeroCaribbean Flight 883 is seen near Guasimal, Cuba, Friday,Nov. 5, 2010. A state airliner carrying Cubans and travelers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area Thursday after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers. All 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners aboard died, authorities announced early Friday. By Mary_Murray Read More

In Rubio, Some See Rise of "Great Right Hope": The New York Times

<p style="text-align: justify;">By DAMIEN CAVE. November 3, 2010. CORAL GABLES, Fla. "For many Tea Party conservatives, Hispanics, and young Americans frustrated with the national debt that baby boomers have saddled on their future, Marco Rubio's victory in the Florida Senate race gave them an extra reason to celebrate. The right finally had an action hero: young, dynamic, serious about policy, with a biography ready-made for inspiration. Read More

United States' Cuba Relations: 2010 Mid Term Elections Analysis

<p style="text-align: justify;">As we predicted, Kendrick Meek, lost the U.S. Senate race in Florida.&nbsp; Sadly his intransigence to remain in the Senate race assured Marco Rubio’s victory.&nbsp; The question that needs to be asked of Mr. Meek is what was his deal with Marco Rubio? Marco Rubio owes Kendrick Meek big time.&nbsp; For Charlie Crist, his political future remains open to challenge Senator Bill Nelson for that seat in 2012. Read More

A Visit to Cuba's Libraries

<p style="text-align: justify;">AUDRA CAPLAN is the President of the Public Library Association and Director of the Harford (Md.) Public Library; The following article appeared in the latest edition of PUBLIC LIBRARIES. From The President, A Visit to Cuba's Libraries. In May I traveled to Cuba on an educational tour comprised of teachers and librarians. Read More

USA win thriller with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">The United States had to dig deep to maintain their unbeaten record in Group C at the World Championship in Matsumoto on Wednesday, winning a thriller with Cuba 3-1 (30-28, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23). The USA finished with a 5-0 record, dropping only two sets, while the improving Cuba team – who lost their first match to Croatia 3-0 – ended the first round 2-3. Read More

A Trip to Havana’s Highest Buildings and Statues

<p style="text-align: justify;">10/31/2010. By: Ciro Bianchi Ross. Havana is a controversial city. Poet Miguel Barnet wrote that “Havana reigns over time and memories.” Cuban architect Andres Dunay described it as “the Rome of Latin America,” Spanish poet Garcia Lorca said that Havana was simply “wonderful,” art historian Graciella Pogolotti pondered that its charm came from its “irreducible ambivalence,” and historian Eusebuio Leal opined that trying to define the city of Havana was as hard as defining poetry. Read More

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