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2006-08-10 16:50:37

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court has upheld the convictions of five Cuban men for spying on behalf of Fidel Castro's government, ruling a lower court was right not to move their trial out of Miami despite claims of a biased jury pool. The men, known as the "Cuban Five," were found guilty in 2001 of being part of a ring that infiltrated U.S. military bases and Cuban exile groups and fed information to Havana. In a 10-2 decision issued on Wednesday, the 11th U.S....

2006-08-10 13:38:35

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court has upheld the convictions of five Cuban men for spying on behalf of Fidel Castro's government, ruling a lower court was right not to move their trial out of Miami despite claims of a biased jury pool. The men, known as the "Cuban Five," were found guilty in 2001 of being part of a ring that infiltrated U.S. military bases and Cuban exile groups and fed information to Havana. In a 10-2 decision issued on Wednesday, the 11th U.S....

2006-08-09 22:32:23

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's government signaled a crackdown on Wednesday on black-market satellite dishes on which its citizens get news from the United States, nine days after ailing President Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to his brother. The Communist Party newspaper Granma warned that the dishes, on which many Cubans receive Spanish-language TV programs from the exile bastion of Miami, could be used by the U.S. government to broadcast subversive...

2006-08-09 17:55:57

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's government signaled a crackdown on Wednesday on black-market satellite dishes on which its citizens get news from the United States, nine days after ailing President Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to his brother. The Communist Party newspaper Granma warned that the dishes, on which many Cubans receive Spanish-language TV programs from the exile bastion of Miami, could be used by the U.S. government to broadcast subversive...

2006-08-09 11:45:00

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's communist government has signaled a crackdown on black-market satellite dishes used by citizens to get news and views from its arch enemy, the United States, nine days after ailing leader Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother. The Communist Party newspaper Granma warned that the dishes, which many Cubans use to watch Spanish-language TV programs from the exile bastion of Miami, could be used by the U.S. government to broadcast...

2006-08-09 08:43:15

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's Communist government has signaled a crackdown on the use of black-market satellite dishes, just over a week after ailing leader Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother. The Communist Party newspaper Granma on Wednesday warned that the dishes, which many Cubans use to watch Spanish-language television programs from Miami, could be used by the U.S. government to broadcast subversive information. "They are fertile ground for those who want to...

2006-08-07 21:08:47

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials bragged on Monday they had achieved a peaceful succession of power and mocked opponents for hoping otherwise, but shed no new light on Fidel Castro's condition or when he would be back. They repeated earlier assurances that the man who led them for 47 years was getting better a week after stomach surgery, but estimates on when he could retake power varied from several weeks to several months, depending on who was talking. Castro,...

2006-08-07 16:23:53

Corrects reference in paragraph 11 to Fidel Castro, not Raul Castro By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials mocked the United States and other opponents on Monday for hoping Fidel Castro's transfer of power would provoke an uprising against communist rule on the island he has controlled for nearly five decades. A member of the Cuba's state council said a peaceful transfer of power to Castro's younger brother had begun, and Cuba's vice-president said the veteran...

2006-08-07 15:19:31

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials mocked the United States and other opponents on Monday for hoping Fidel Castro's transfer of power would provoke an uprising against communist rule on the island he has controlled for nearly five decades. A member of the Cuba's state council said a peaceful transfer of power to Castro's younger brother had begun, and Cuba's vice-president said the veteran revolutionary himself was talking about returning to the helm in weeks. "All...

2006-08-07 12:16:52

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials on Monday mocked opponents who had hoped that unrest would erupt in the Communist-ruled nation following the hospitalization of veteran leader Fidel Castro. In the latest of several messages from Washington aimed at encouraging Cubans to push for change, President Bush said Cubans should decide their own form of government. A leading intellectual and Cuban government member said the country had set in motion a "peaceful...


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