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2006-08-04 17:55:55

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sent a message of support to Cubans on Friday, urging them to stay at home to work for "positive change" now that President Fidel Castro's leadership was in question.

2006-08-04 18:02:30

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans love most things American. They play baseball with a passion and ride in vintage Dodges and Buicks. But few on the island want the United States to intervene in shaping their country's future.

2006-08-04 14:04:52

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering from surgery and will return to office soon, the health minister said on Friday as uncertainty grew over the future of the island he has ruled for nearly half a century.

2006-08-04 13:38:56

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro is recovering after surgery and "will be back with us soon," the country's health minister said on Friday. "We know Comandante Fidel will recover soon and will be back with us soon," Jose Ramon Balaguer said during a visit to Guatemala.

2006-08-04 15:17:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will broadcast a "message of support" to Cubans on Friday, urging them to stay on the island and work for a peaceful transition of power, the State Department said.

2006-08-04 14:31:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Friday the United States was willing and eager to help Cuba if there is a real change in leadership from that of ailing Fidel Castro.

2006-08-04 12:36:30

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban state media said on Friday Raul Castro had firm control of the communist-ruled island while his brother Fidel Castro was in hospital but uncertainty over Cuba's future grew as both men stayed out of public view.

2006-08-04 10:41:36

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban state media said on Friday Raul Castro had firm control of the communist-ruled island while his brother Fidel Castro was in hospital but uncertainty over Cuba's future grew as both men stayed out of public view.

2006-08-04 10:32:08

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's communist government said on Friday that Raul Castro was firmly in charge of the country but uncertainty over its political future grew as the new acting president still did not appear in public.

2006-08-03 23:53:34

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba bristled at U.S. President George W. Bush's call for democracy for the Communist island amid growing uncertainty after ailing President Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to brother Raul.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.