Cuban Interests Section in USA

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Piero Gleijeses: Why South Africa Loves Cuba
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"While the American news media recently focused on “the handshake” between President Obama and Raúl Castro, it is worth pondering why the organizers of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service invited Raúl Castro to be one of only six foreign leaders—of the ninety-one in attendance—to speak at the ceremony," notes Professor Piero Gleijeses, of John Hopkins. The U.S. scholar and author explains that "not only was Raúl Castro accorded that honor, but he also received by far the warmest introduction: "We now will get an address from a tiny island, an island of people who liberated us ... the people of Cuba" Read More...

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Press release issued by the Cuban delegation to the round of migration talks with the United States
Thursday, January 09, 2014

A new round of migration talks was held today in Havana between the United States and Cuba, presided over respectively by Edward Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the US State Department, and Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director-General of the US Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting took place in a respectful environment. An analysis was made of the status of compliance with the migration accords in force between both countries, including the actions taken by both parties to combat illegal migration and aliens smuggling.

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Campaign to release the Cuban Five comes to Twitter
Sunday, January 05, 2014

Internet users around the world were invited today to post Twitter messages of solidarity and support for the release of the Cuban Five, in prison in the United States since 1998. Read More...

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IPS Director John Cavanagh sends letter to Obama asking for release of Cuban Five
Friday, January 03, 2014

John Cavanagh is the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington DC. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997, and is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad.
Find here letter that the outstanding U.S. research sends President Barack Obama asking him to release the Cuban Five.

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Message from Cuban Five Antonio Guerrero
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"I remember when I first came to the penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, in the middle of a severe winter in 2002. I arrived carrying a life sentences on my shoulders, and soon learned that some inmates called that prison "a cemetery of living men".Violence was a daily part of the routine inside the walls of Florence USP and it was really hard just to find somebody there who was a quiet peaceful person.
I still remember some of my conversations with the most veteran prisoners in the penitentiary who told me that when you reach 15 years of time you cross a line when "prison is prison". They explained that is the time when physical and psychological problems start to appear. We now find ourselves in the 16th year of unjust incarceration and are fortunate that we have no symptoms of disorientation or depression. On the contrary, each day in prison we are more positive and creative; we are more serene and supremely optimistic."

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