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2011-04-20 00:00:30

This new website offers the first-ever the story of an American service dog visiting Cuba. It is told by his traveling companion Davis Hawn. Mr. Hawn, a grad student at Bergin University of Canine Studies, and his service dog Booster, joined a Cuba Education Tour in March 2011. They remained on the island for an extra three weeks to conduct research, meet the people and make new friends. Blaine, Washington (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 This new website offers the first-ever the story of an...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Cuba and its foreign partners preparing to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. embargo prohibits American companies from joining Cuba in efforts to extract offshore resources, denies Cuba access to U.S. equipment for drilling and environmental protection, ties the U.S. government's hands, leaving it unable to plan adequately for a potential spill, and puts our coastal assets at great peril. These are among the findings...

2010-10-24 00:14:29

Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba is an exciting and timely book, with up-to-the minute facts about economic and legal issues now being debated in Congress and throughout America. Recent massive oil finds and the tourist boom have made Cuba a hot topic, and an opportunity for jobs and business. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 A new and relevant book on the complex, and controversial issue of the U.S. embargo of Cuba is released. Reconciliation: 78 Reasons...

2010-06-25 15:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In reaction to the announcement by the House Agriculture Committee that it will meet to mark-up legislation to end the ban on travel by Americans to Cuba and to remove key impediments to U.S. agriculture exports to the island, key experts on Cuba policy issued the following statements: "This is the moment for making a decisive change in Cuba policy; a change that will put money in the pockets of American farmers and workers, put better food...

2010-06-17 15:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, nearly 500 pro-democracy leaders from within Cuba have sent a letter to the House Agriculture Committee in OPPOSITION to Chairman Collin Peterson's legislation, H.R. 4645, which seeks to ease tourism-travel and trade sanctions towards the Castro regime. In the letter, these courageous leaders state, "Congressmen/Congresswomen, the cause of liberty, and firm opposition to the oppressive totalitarian dictatorship in Havana, is so sacred that it is...

2010-06-08 08:08:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a tell-all book released for the first time in English, former Cuban military leader-turned-spy Julio Antonio Del Marmol exposes the Cuban government's corruption and totalitarian rule. His book, Cuba: Russian Roulette of America, was first published in 1976 and won a 2008 award from the National Latin American Institute of Journalism for exposing the barbarities of Fidel Castro's regime. The book has been printed in three editions; a fourth...

2010-03-26 05:18:00

DALLAS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Round About Place reported that Fidel Castro, undisputed dictator of Cuba has come out on state-run media and made some comments about the health care overhaul in the U.S. under the Obama administration. The remarks are shocking democrats and justifying the claims of conservatives concerning the bill that was signed into law on Tuesday by president Obama. Castro called the passage and signing "a miracle" but then chastised America for taking too long to...

2010-02-23 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Democracy in the Americas released the following statement by Sarah Stephens, executive director, on bipartisan legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives to increase agriculture exports to Cuba and to lift the travel ban on all Americans wishing to travel to the island: "There is new momentum in Congress for replacing the policy of starving and isolating Cuba with one that uses our best exports -- food and...

2009-09-21 06:30:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11, 1971, an article appeared in the Allentown Morning Call describing how a local man, Fritz Sprandel, had been captured and was being held as a pawn in a political game of chess between the United States and Cuba. Sprandel had set out on a dare in a wood canvas canoe on a trip from New York to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal. Sprandel drifted off course and onto the shores of Cuba. Fidel Castro's severe communist government charged...

2009-03-31 11:10:00

Workable Rules for the Sale of U.S. Food and Agricultural Products also Needed HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Rice Producers Association applauds Senators Dorgan, Enzi, Lugar, and Dodd for their introduction of The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act. On behalf of our thousands of farmer-members, we encourage the Congress to pass this legislation as soon as possible -- and that President Obama sign it into law. The freedom of Americans to travel is one of the many...