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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...

2009-02-24 14:16:00

Helms-Burton Act Title IV Investigation Could Bar Scaioli from Entering United States for Trafficking in Artwork Confiscated by Cuban Government PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fanjul family is pleased to note that the State Department has opened an investigation into a potential violation of U.S. law by Bruno Scaioli, an Italian-Argentinean art dealer. It has long been suspected that Bruno Scaioli is in possession of at least one of the paintings that belongs to...

2009-02-04 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cuban-American voters from both political parties strongly support U.S. trade and travel sanctions against the Cuban regime, according to a new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates. Overall, the poll found that 72% of Cuban-Americans support the continuation of the current U.S. trade embargo and 69% support the prohibition of tourist travel to the island. Amongst Cuban-American Democrats -- which the poll specifically over-sampled --...

2009-01-02 14:05:19

Miami police say they have arrested a Fidel Castro on an alleged license violation, but are quick to clarify it is not the Cuban dictator in their custody. Police Cmdr. Delrish Moss said if police had actually arrested the infamous Castro and not Fidel Christian Castro for allegedly driving with a revoked driver's license, there likely would be a major public reaction in Miami, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Friday. ''If this guy was wearing a beard and a jogging suit and was the...

2008-10-17 21:00:12

Cuban energy officials have said the communist island may have more than 20 billion barrels of oil in offshore deposits. Their estimate is more than twice that made by the U.S. Geologic Survey, which speculates that the communist island has a maximum of 9 billion barrel beneath Cuban waters, Granma newspaper reported Friday. Officials in Havana predict oil production will begin some time next year and have expressed hope that the poor Caribbean country will one day meet its own energy...

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2008-09-17 11:25:00

Russia's space agency chief, Anatoly Perminov, said on Wednesday that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space center after talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Russia is looking to establish better relations with both countries, which are ideological enemies of Washington, including sending Russian strategic bombers on a mission to Venezuela this month. Anatoly was quoted as saying: " We have held preliminary discussions about the...

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By Mauricio Claver-Carone The energy debate in the United States introduces one more powerful argument in support of current U.S. policy toward Cuba: environmental protection. For years the Castro brothers have been courting foreign oil companies, and in recent years none have been courted more assiduously than China's Sinopec. Why Sinopec? The answer is simple: If the Chinese were to start drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cuba - so very close to the coast of Florida -...

2008-06-19 21:00:10

The European Union is set to take the largely symbolic action of lifting sanctions on Cuba, officials said. The sanctions were imposed in 2003 in reaction to the jailing of about 70 dissidents, but were suspended, though not entirely removed, two years later. After the first day of an EU summit in Brussels, EU External Relations Commissioner made the announcement, the BBC reported. The plan to lift the sanctions is in defiance of U.S. policy. A decades-old U.S. trade embargo remains....

2008-06-18 03:00:04

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared on television for the first time in five months. The ailing Castro was seen Tuesday on a video shown on state-run television speaking with his younger brother and current Cuban leader Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Granma newspaper reported online. The 81-year-old Fidel turned over authority to his brother Raul in July 2006 after announcing he was suffering from an undisclosed gastro-intestinal illness. He was last seen on...

2008-05-25 15:00:09

By BETH REINHARD, ALFONSO CHARDY and CASEY WOODS, MC CLATCHY NEWSPAPERS MIAMI In a bold and politically risky move, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama called for "direct diplomacy" with communist Cuba before a prominent Cuban-American organization Friday. Obama made the pitch to a Republican-leaning constituency that is one of the keys to presidential victory in Florida. Obama outlined to the Cuban American National Foundation a new Cuban policy approach. He did so to an audience accustomed...


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