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It Is Expected that Obama Will Extend Trade Embargo with Cuba

<div align="justify"> All U.S. presidents since the mid-1970s have signed one-year extensions of the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWTEA). And Obama is expected to do the same because even without it the Helms-Burton law would keep the sanctions in place. </div> Read More

Judge in U.S. Awards Cuban Jailed Journalist's Mother $27.5 million

<div align="justify"> Omar Rodríguez Saludes was one of 75 dissidents rounded up in 2003 and sentenced to the longest term. His mother, Olivia Saludes, of Kentucky, sued the Cuban government for pain and suffering under the Alien Tort Claims Act. </div> Read More

China Lends Cuba $600 Millions

<div align="justify"> Wu, the second most powerful man in China's ruling Communist Party, and Cuban parliamentary chief Ricardo Alarcon oversaw the signing of a series of agreements, including for a loan worth 260 million dollars for the purchase of 10 grain shipments, as well as another loan to help improve Cuba's telecommunications network. </div> Read More

Cuban's Health Is Put at Risk by U.S. Sanctions

<div align="justify"> An Amnesty report examines the effects of the sanctions, which have been in place since 1962. Amnesty International Secretary-General Irene Khan called the U.S. embargo immoral and said it should be lifted. &quot;It's preventing millions of Cubans from benefiting from vital medicines and medical equipment essential for their health.&quot; </div> Read More

Political Prisioners in Cuba Back Juanes Concert

<div align="justify"> The group, which includes 18 people still behind bars since a 2003 crackdown on dissidents and six freed on probation, said the September 20 concert would help reconcile Cubans bitterly divided since Fidel Castro took power in a 1959 revolution. </div> Read More