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September 17th

Cuba Denies the Possibility of Making any Concessions to End Embargo

<div align="justify"> Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the policy was &quot;absurd&quot; and should be lifted without conditions. His comments come a day after Mr Obama renewed the sanctions for another year. He also warned that Cuba was not prepared to make any political or policy concessions in order to improve relations. <br /> </div> Read More

Cuba Defeats Venezuela and It Is the Only Team Undefeated

<div align="justify"> The record champion took a fast 3-0 lead in the opening frame and blew things wide open in the last two innings to end the contest due to ten-run rule. Norge Vera allowed just four hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings, striking out ten. 69 of his 107 pitches were strikes </div> Read More

Amaury Pérez says that Exiles Must Be Allowed to Perform in Cuba

<div align="justify"> The comments by Amaury Pérez in a telephone interview with Miami television host Oscar Haza on Tuesday were surprising because of his strong support for the Castro government. In another recent interview, he said he prayed every night for Fidel Castro's health. <br /> </div> Read More

Richardson Thinks He Can Act as Mediator between Cuba and U.S.

<div align="justify"> Speaking Tuesday at the University of New Mexico, Richardson, who visited the communist island nation last month with a state delegation, said he has presented the idea to unnamed Cuban-American leaders, as well as to top Cuban officials, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. </div> Read More

September 16th

Cuba and China Strengthens Trade and Political Ties

<div align="justify"> A series of deals from Beijing to Havana are partly in line with Chinese economic expansion across the world -- trade between China and Latin America grew from $10 billion in 2000 to $140 billion in 2008 -- but there's also a nuanced political bond between the two that seems to go beyond cash. </div> Read More

Cuba Allows Organised Religious Services in Prisons for First Time in 50 Years

<div align="justify"> Last Christmas and Easter, religious services were permitted in some prisons for the first time since the revolution. The government's change in policy means now they will not be restricted to special occasions. <br /> </div> Read More

Cuba Defeats Nicaragua in Baseball Tournament

<div align="justify"> The match was a pitchers duel throughout with winning pitcher Yulieski Gonzalez giving up a lone run in the sixth inning on a double by pinch hitter Adolfo Matamoros, and after a rain delay, an RBI single by Jimmy Gonzalez. </div> Read More

Almeida's Buried in Eastern Cuba

<div align="justify"> Almeida was buried in a mausoleum on a hill known as La Esperanza — &quot;The Hope.&quot; President Raul Castro attended the ceremony, but it was closed to international news media and state television showed no images of his appearance. </div> Read More

Cuba Will Ask U.S. to Put an End to Trade Embargo

<div align="justify"> The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it will release Wednesday a report on the effects of the embargo that will be delivered later this month at the General Assembly meeting. </div> Read More

September 15th

Embargo on Cuba Extended by Obama

<div align="justify"> The extension of the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWTEA) was largely symbolic. While it was used by President John F. Kennedy as the legal basis for slapping the embargo on Havana, another law would have kept those sanctions in place even if Obama had not signed the extension. </div> Read More