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Tropical Storm Nicole strikes Cuba causing floods and mudslides

<p style="text-align: justify;">30.09.2010 | Source: Pravda.Ru. Newly formed Tropical Storm Nicole soaked much of Cuba on Wednesday while causing floods and landslides that toppled bridges, knocked out power and killed at least two people in hard-hit Jamaica. The storm had sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and it was not expected to grow much further as it passes over the ocean east of Florida on a track that could carry it over parts of the Bahamas by evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Read More

12 October: Conference and journal launch

<p style="text-align: justify;">12 October 2010. 5pm-9pm. CONFERENCE and Launch Event for the redesigned International Journal of Cuban Studies. Keynote speakers: Dr George Lambie, De Montfort University, member of the IJCS Editorial Board and author of the forthcoming book: 'The Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century' (Pluto Press, 2010) Read More

What the Economic Reforms Mean For the Cuban Revolution

<p style="text-align: justify;">With the announcement of the elimination of 500,000 State jobs in Cuba, there are major developments taking place in Cuba's socialist economy. It is essential for progressives and revolutionaries to study these developments through a progressive lens and draw the appropriate conclusions, as the bourgeois press and the White House pounces on the opportunity to discredit Cuba's revolutionary course. Read More

China offers to expand ties with Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao expressed their country's interest in broadening its bilateral ties with Cuba, the Prensa Latina news agency reported Wednesday. Read More

Cuban delegation discussing deals in Belarus

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Cuban trade delegation toured dairy factories, a bus and a tractor plant, and a bottling plant in Belarus, Granma reported today. The delegation, in Belarus for five days, is headed by Deputy Trade and Foreign Investment Minister Oscar Pérez-Oliva Fraga. During the visit, RUE Minsk Kristall, the country’s largest vodka producer, agreed to import Cuban rum. Read More

NYT: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

<p style="text-align: justify;">WASHINGTON. Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is "going dark" as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Read More

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