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August 26th

We Should Reverse Our Policy to Cuba

<div align="justify"> Bad U.S. relations with Cuba, an economically weak Caribbean island 90 miles off our shores, is a shameful blot on American policy and an example of America's leaders finding themselves unwilling or too blinded in terms of U.S. domestic politics to act sensibly and solve an unnecessary problem. </div> Read More

Cuba Tries to Increase Control on Cigars

<div align="justify"> The new regulation was passed on July 10 and comes into effect on October 10.  It replaces a 2007 regulation that allowed travelers to have up to 50 cigars either in boxes or loose without any receipt. <br /> </div> Read More

Juanes Insists Concert in Cuba Is Not About Politics

<div align="justify"> &quot;This is not about politics,&quot; he told The Miami Herald Tuesday of his decision to play a concert in Cuba in the historic Plaza de la Revolución in Havana on Sept. 20. &quot;Nobody called us, nobody invited us to Havana,&quot; he said. &quot;I am not a communist. I am not aligned with the government. I'm not going to Cuba to play for the Cuban regime. </div> Read More

Agriculture Going Back to Basics in Cuba

<div align="justify"> &quot;The current world financial crisis requires a mixture of the modern and the traditional,&quot; agricultural expert Juan Varela wrote in the Granma newspaper. &quot;Our country has sufficient capacity and experience to come out a winner and not allow itself to be defeated by problems and justifications.&quot; </div> Read More

August 25th

Cuba: Fidel Castro Claims Racist Righ-wingers Oppose Obama

<div align="justify"> In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the &quot;powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way.&quot; </div> Read More

NM Governor Travels to Cuba in Trade Mission, but Is He onto Something Else?

<div align="justify"> New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will spend the week in Cuba on a trade mission, and he's paying his own way because of the state's budget problems. A spokeswoman in his office said the governor was to fly to Havana on Monday and return on Friday. He is slated to discuss potential agricultural and cultural partnerships between New Mexico and Cuba. </div> Read More

The Church's Presence Is Felt in Cuba

<div align="justify"> While Cuba is no longer an officially &quot;atheistic&quot; state, 50 years of communism during which religious practice was actively discouraged has had its effect on Cuban society. Through it all, the church -- though weakened and reduced in numbers -- survived. Today the church in Cuba, beyond just surviving, is striving to be a witness to hope. </div> Read More

Allegiant Ends Cuba Charter Business

<div align="justify"> The charters, which Allegiant started earlier this summer, were flown as part of a U.S. government program open to eligible travelers. Allegiant flew for five different charter sponsors. <br /> </div> Read More

August 24th

First Video of Fidel Castro in More Than a Year

<div align="justify"> Castro has rarely been shown on Cuban TV since he fell ill three years ago. He ceded power to his brother Raul and has not been seen in public since. Castro formally stepped down as president in February 2008. The video showed Castro talking with a group of visiting Venezuelan students at an undisclosed location. </div> Read More

U.S. Judges Making the Improving of U.S.-Cuba Relations More Difficult

<div align="justify"> American judges are giving millions of dollars to plaintiffs who are demading the Cuban government for the death of their relatives. Many of this people died in covert missions against the Island, which makes the rulings a bit peculiar to say the least. </div> Read More