Archive for December, 2008

Cuba celebrates the Revolution’s 50th anniversary under a shadow of doubt

Fifty years after Fidel Castro’s guerrillas claimed control of Cuba, the country’s communist leadership will celebrate Thursday’s landmark anniversary amid a deepening economic crisis and speculation about the frail health of the father of that revolution.
 

Cubans stand in line in front of a shop, next to the image of ailing Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro

 
Castro’s [...]

100´s of thousands of Cuban´s eligible for Spanish Citizenship and Passport under new rules

Hundreds of Cubans cued outside the Spanish Embassy in Havana on Monday on the first day Spain began taking applications for Spanish citizenship under the country’s “historic memory” law.
The law makes grandchildren of Spanish immigrants eligible for citizenship, which officials estimate could result in as many as 200,000 Cubans seeking a Spanish passport.
Spain has said [...]

Quotes regarding a hint towards possible change in US Policy towards Cuba

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Legislators such as Reps. Jo Ann Emerson , R- Mo. , and Rosa DeLauro , D- Conn. , want to pass legislation that would allow all U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba , which would undo prohibitions that the U.S. government has imposed almost continuously since 1962. That embargo prohibits nearly all trade, travel or [...]

Interesting Reuters article - Obama may set new policy on Cuba’s aging revolution

(Reuters) - Five decades after Fidel Castro toppled a U.S.-backed dictator to take power in Cuba, the Cold War rivalry with Washington could be thawing as President-elect Barack Obama looks to ease sanctions against the communist-run island.
 
Obama has made clear he favors relaxing restrictions on family travel and cash remittances by Cuban Americans to Cuba, [...]

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