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2 men from Fort Lauderdale, Miami charged with violating travel laws to Cuba

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday charged two men with obtaining fraudulent licenses for religious travel to Cuba by making up churches. Victor Vazquez and David Margolis obtained the licenses under false pretenses and provided them to travel agencies, according to court records. The agencies sold the authorization to travel under the licenses for $250 a piece to more than 4,500 customers who could not have gone to Cuba legally, the affidavit stated. Read More

Cuba imports first shipment of DDGS since December 2005

Cuba is importing its first shipment of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) since December of 2005. A shipment of 8,000 metric tons was purchased by ALIMPORT, Cuba's sole trade entity. Read More

Caravan to Cuba calls for volunteers

Each year the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba directly challenges the United States government by openly traveling to island nation. A delegation from Santa Cruz makes the trip each year. This is the call for "Caravanistas" for the summer 2007 caravan. Read More

Students' Cuba trip up against the clock

FIFTY of his students are planning to go to Cuba next month, but Silver Heights Collegiate band instructor Blaine Workman is starting to worry that some may not have their passports in time. "All the reports I'm hearing are of delays," said Workman. With 21,000 applications a day -- 60 per cent more passport applications than the system is designed to handle -- Passport Canada has warned it can take 60 days to process applications. Read More

Cuba expert brings slide show in Vancouver

Travel writer Christopher Baker, author of the Moon Cuba Handbook, will present an evening of Cuban culture at which he will deliver an extensive talk and slide show on his recent journeys and experiences in Cuba. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Larch and Second Avenue. Read More

U.S. Avoids Trying Luis Posada Carriles for What He Is: A Murderer and Terrorist

Cuba's Foreign Ministery published an official note on Monday in Havana on Washington's continued protection of Cuban-born terrorist Luis Posada Carribes. On January 31, the note says, the United States government once again used legal subterfuge to avoid bringing charges against Luis Posada Carriles for what he actually is: a murderer and a terrorist. Read More

Burlington College establishes relations with Cuba

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie arranged the sale of cows to Cuba. And now Vermont is expanding relations with the communist country in another way. Read More

A medical delegation from Wisconsin, US visits Camagüey

A delegation from the US city of Madison, Wisconsin made up by members of a medical project in solidarity with Cuba, visits Camagüey and exchange points of view with professionals of diverse hospital institutions. Read More

Cuba continues purchasing agricultural products from U.S.

Nearly $1.5 billion in exports later, diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States are still icy, but farm diplomacy is moving on its own track as state trade officials, farmers, ranchers and food traders flock to Cuba to sign deals with Cuba's food import firm Alimport. Read More

Cuban culture to Canada

When Alina Orraca listened to 7 Canadian choirs singing a version of the internationally popular Cuban dance song El bodeguero by Richard Egües in the University of Lethbridge, she realized too much effort and work excelled in that distant land were not in vain. Read More

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