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    Hopes rise for release of US contractor Alan Gross in Cuba jail

    December 1, 2014 3:07 pm Hopes rise for release of US contractor Alan Gross in Cuba jail Marc Frank in Havana Alan Gross completes his fifth year in a Cuban jail on Wednesday for alleged spying, and the 65-year old US contractor insists it will be his last behind bars. The signals sent in the […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba Ready to Negotiate with the USA?

    Is Cuba Ready to Negotiate with the USA? November 19, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — The governments of Cuba and the United States have maintained a series of negotiations in different areas of common interest for a number of years now. The two countries refer to such talks as “technical” in nature, but they […] Continue reading

    Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment GENEVA Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:53pm EST (Reuters) – A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in the next 48 hours for treatment in a Geneva hospital, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday. The doctor, identified by Cuban […] Continue reading

    Aid agency rules would ban risky undercover work

    Aid agency rules would ban risky undercover work BY DESMOND BUTLER AND JACK GILLUM ASSOCIATED PRESS 11/10/2014 9:09 PM 11/10/2014 9:09 PM WASHINGTON The U.S. global development agency is preparing internal rules that would effectively end risky undercover work in hostile countries, such as the once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program it orchestrated, The Associated Press has […] Continue reading

    Agency may halt risky democracy work

    AP NewsBreak: Agency may halt risky democracy work By DESMOND BUTLER and JACK GILLUM WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. global development agency is preparing internal rules that would effectively end risky undercover work in hostile countries, such as the once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program it orchestrated, The Associated Press has learned. The new policy follows an […] Continue reading

    Cuba emerges as committed ally against Ebola – yet can’t treat illnesses at home

    Cuba emerges as committed ally against Ebola – yet can’t treat illnesses at home By Andrew O’ReillyPublished October 22, 2014 Fox News Latino Cuba is a nation of just over 11 million people that has been in economic dire straits since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and has had a […] Continue reading