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September 30th

Coup in Ecuador , report by Walter Lipman

<p style="text-align: justify;">We have received reports that a coup is taking place in Ecuador. The situation is in flux. There are reports that President Rafael Correa disappeared after meeting with the police but other reports say he is in the hospital surrounded by police after a tear gas attack. All the airports are closed; the Congress has been taken over by the police; banks are closed. Read More

Correa Tackles Insubordination of 1,000 Police

<p style="text-align: justify;">jueves, 30 de septiembre de 2010, 12:45Quito, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is personally dealing with the strike and insubordination of nearly 1,000 police from different garrisons of the country, who are protesting a decision by Parliament to eliminate their privileges. Read More

Just a Few Hours for the Debut in Puerto Rico

<p style="text-align: justify;">Puerto Rico will only be a stopover on the journey of the Cuban baseball team, a place where they will go to seek their ticket for much bigger competitions. A port where they will replenish - of self-esteem and desires - with the intention of recovering some of the crowns lost and ratify another. Read More

16th Tropical Depression Moves North

<p style="text-align: justify;">The eye of the 16th tropical depression of the current storm season crossed Matanzas province, Cuba, heading northward, according to the Meteorology Institute. Read More

Malawian President Said Africa Will Reciprocate

<p style="text-align: justify;">Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika said on Wednesday that Africa will always appreciate Cuban help and will reciprocate it by helping in Cuban’s fight against the superpowers’ policies. Cuba will always be able to count on African peoples' gratitude and support, Bingu wa Mutharika said, who is also President of the African Union, during his first official visit to Havana, where he will meet President Raul Castro. Read More

Uruguay and Paraguay against Washington’s Blockade of Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 29 (acn) Uruguay and Paraguay joined on Wednesday the increasing condemnation expressed during the debates of the UN General Assembly against the US blockade of Cuba. Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro addressed participants in the plenary meeting, which on Wednesday concluded the general analysis of its 65th ordinary period of sessions. Read More

GLOBAL POST: The challenge in Cuba's free-market reforms

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, A major shakeup is coming to this Caribbean island over the next six months, as the Cuban government plans to slash state payrolls by 500,000 workers and offset the cuts with new opportunities for self-employment and limited private enterprise. The communist party newspaper Granma published an index Friday of the 178 occupations that some 250,000 additional Cubans will be licensed to perform under the new self-employment guidelines. But it was a list of jobs that many Cubans already do illegally, as black marketeers, risking fines and possibly worse, while paying no taxes and leaving no paper trail. Will the island's unlicensed nannies, gardeners and dog trainers be willing to pay taxes and truthfully report their income? Read More

BRADENTON HERALD: Cuba poised for offshore drilling?

<p style="text-align: justify;">SARASOTA. Cuba may be poised to begin offshore drilling for oil and gas as soon as next year, according to some of those attending a tri-national conference on marine issues here. "They will begin drilling, I think, within the next year," said Wayne Smith, who served in the foreign service in Cuba during the Carter and Reagan administrations, and now works for the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. Read More

UNAIDS Recognizes Cuba and Brazil’s Achievements in Fight Against AIDS

<p style="text-align: justify;">2010.09.29 - 13:46:01 / [email protected] HAVANA, CUBA.- UN’s Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) presented a study in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday in which Cuba and Brazil’s were recognized for their significant progress in the treatment of the epidemics. Read More

Cuban '09 coffee harvest was worst in history

<p style="text-align: justify;">Cuba -- where super-strong shots of espresso are a way of life -- says it had its worst coffee harvest in history last year, with production plummeting to just 5,500 tons nationwide. And a full-page article in the Communist Party newspaper Granma on Wednesday warned that authorities will no longer fill the shortfall with imports. It said the government cannot afford to spend a projected $40 million this year and $47 million next just to keep islanders in high-octane caffeine. Read More