Posts Tagged ‘General’

Blogomania Hits Fidelandia

  With the advent of this site, it seems that this year will be best remembered as the “Year of the Blog” in Cuba.  Along with this site, which will likely cover different aspects of life inside and outside of Cuba for Cuba aficionados throughout, a growing number of Cuba-related blogs are coming to the […]

Videos of different Views from Obama and McCain on Cuba

Pretty much like most of you, we at the CubaBlog have been glued to the comments of the future elect and upcoming president of the United States. Whoever it is next week, it would appear that change is in the pipeline. Obama´s pipe appears less obstructed than Mc Cain´s but, both have made quite a […]

UN embargo vote approaches — Cuba steps up diplomacy

–New Videos from Cuba October 24, 2008 Dear Friend: Watch the United Nations next week. On Wednesday, October 29, the UN General Assembly will vote for the seventeenth consecutive year on a resolution condemning the United States’ embargo on Cuba. Last year, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 184-4. The outcome, this year, […]

If the world could vote on the US elections what would the result be?

Pretty interesting site out there at If the World Could Vote which also includes online polls from Cuba and Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran, etc.  Seems that Mc Cain got a bit of a battering…wonder why?

Cuba Reports Progress on Sugar, Schools, and Diplomacy; America offers photo-ops instead of hurricane relief

Dear Friend: During Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration was scorned for its indifferent response to broad suffering in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.  This indifference has now become the guiding hand of the administration’s response to the destruction in Cuba caused by this season’s hurricanes. Specifically, it has terminated a license it granted just […]

Ideas on Limits of fruits and vegetables. And a solution?

An idea to get food from where it is to where it should be

Oct 2 Newsblast: Frozen food prices in Havana…

Oct 2 Newsblast: Frozen food prices in Havana, Frozen visas in the United States and Frozen foreign policy laws in Florida Dear Friend: When we looked at the news in Cuba this week, we saw a series of fascinating but troubling contrasts. On the issue of hurricane relief and recovery:  Cuba’s government has taken steps […]

Nationalization in the US?

Was thinking the other day about the 700 Billion USD they are trying to pass through congress for distressed home mortgages.  While thinking it through I googled and got this thanks to www.usgovinfo.about.com “The U.S. national average purchase price for a single-family home reached $264,540 in October 2004, according to figures released by the Federal […]

After the Hurricanes: Still time for Congress to Act, Video Footage of Determined Survivor, Political Winds Blow

Dear Friends: We again highlight stories that focus on Cuba’s recovery from the hurricanes. Congress, as it deals with the financial storms battering the U.S. economy, can still pass legislation freeing Cuban-Americans to help their families on the island, before its Members leave Washington to campaign for reelection. Cuba, while receiving international donations, continues to […]

New photos from Cuba

Hi gang. Several of us from the Center for Democracy in the Americas had the opportunity to visit Cuba over the weekend. We visited Havana, and several areas around the island, interviewing random people and taking pictures and video to assess local attitudes and progress on hurricane recovery. You may now view photos from this […]

Breakthrough as US eases embargo on Cuba

For all Cuba watchers yesterday’s decision by the US government can only mean a gradual easing of the embargo before it is finally lifted. The paramount part of this latest move is that it shows the US is still listening to the world or that someone has a heart at the state department. Nevertheless, the […]

Worldwide oil prices drop 40% pump prices increase by over 40%

Oil prices plummeted on Tuesday in Asia, falling briefly below $92 a barrel as investors feared the U.S. credit crisis that brought down brokerage giant Lehman Brothers will drag on global economic growth and restrain demand for crude. Light, sweet crude for October delivery tumbled $3.59 to $92.12 a barrel in electronic trading on the […]

Economic woes, hurricane fallout…then gas increases

On May 29th we reported that gas prices in Cuba were set to rise that same weekend. For some reason the increase was held back until September the 14th but was more than expected. It would appear that the bare essentials of food items are also leaping up in price while a lack of basic […]

Reporting on Cuba, the hurricane damage it has experienced, and the enormous tragedy stemming from losses of food and shelter

Dear Friend: Our news summary, once again, contains extensive reporting on Cuba, the hurricane damage it has experienced, and the enormous tragedy stemming from losses of food and shelter. In the short-run, we continue to ask our fellow citizens to support legal efforts that provide aid to Cuba’s people.  We do so again today, and […]

After Gustav and Ike, Cuba Needs A Gentle Storm of Generosity

The Cuban people need our help.   As you know, Hurricane Gustav inflicted grave damage on Cuba last week, including the destruction of homes, electrical grids and crops.   It was described as Cuba’s worst hurricane in 50 years.   With little time to recover, Hurricane Ike entered and hammered the eastern part of the island […]

Hurricane Hits Cuba During Political Season in America

Dear Friend: This week, our news summary is dominated by the sorrowful news from Cuba about the destruction inflicted by Hurricane Gustav on the island and its people. While no lives were lost, its grievous damage included the destruction of 100,000 homes and crops worth millions of dollars. The devastation, we’re told, is horrific. Billions […]

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