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Daily Archives: July 25, 2009

Castro speech likely to reflect tough times in Cuba

Castro speech likely to reflect tough times in Cuba
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:24am EDT
By Jeff Franks

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans are not likely to hear much encouraging news
about their economy or the state of U.S.-Cuba relations when President
Raul Castro gives his main speech of the year on Sunday amid difficult
times on… Continue reading

Governor seeks exports to Cuba

Governor seeks exports to Cuba
BY CHARLIE FRAGO
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gov. Mike Beebe will headline a group of lawmakers, economic development
officials and business leaders seeking to sow seeds for future Arkansas
agricultural exports to Cuba in a three-day trip next week.

Cuba has been under a U.S. trade embargo since October… Continue reading

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation

Cuban Days: The Inscrutable Nation
Tom Gjelten

I made my first reporting trip to Cuba in 1994 to cover the balsero
crisis. Over a four-week period in August and September of that year,
about 35,000 desperate Cubans took to the sea on makeshift rafts
(balsas), hoping somehow to reach Florida. It was a time of crushing… Continue reading

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