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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...

2010-05-13 14:49:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a written statement submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) today encouraged stricter enforcement of the U.S. regulations on trade with Cuba, particularly with respect to China. Over the past six years, China has invested heavily in Cuba's nickel development and, according to official trade data, China is now absorbing the overwhelming majority...

2009-08-27 16:39:51

A Cuban retiree says the country's toilet paper shortage has created a lucrative business for seniors -- buying and reselling newspapers as an alternative. The Havana retiree said he and other seniors line up before dawn to buy surplus newspapers from distribution points for factories and offices that have closed for economic reasons and shortages of electricity and raw materials, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. The man, who requested anonymity to prevent trouble with authorities, said...

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...

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 -...

2008-06-18 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...

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2008-02-25 09:00:00

Nearly 50 years of rule by Fidel Castro ended in Cuba on Sunday, as parliament chose his brother Raul to replace him as president. But two WVU professors and a few area residents don't think it will make much difference. "I don't think it will change anything," said Mitch Liston, 31, of Morgantown. "It's his brother, so Raul will try to live up to his brother's ideals." Roger Hollis, 70, of Morgantown, remembers when a naval blockade of Cuba nearly started a nuclear war in 1962, during the...

2006-09-05 07:15:30

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro said he has put the worst of his health crisis behind him and will be able to receive foreign dignitaries in private during a summit of developing nations next week. But the left-wing firebrand said in a statement published on Tuesday that a full recovery from the undisclosed illness that forced him to turn over power to his brother will take a long time. Castro, 80, said he lost 41 lbs (18.6 kg) in a few days after...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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