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2006-08-10 20:45:57

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday he had exchanged letters with his friend and ally Fidel Castro, who is recovering from abdominal surgery. Chavez, who has described the ailing Cuban leader as a father for Latin American socialists, said during a ceremony in eastern Venezuela that he received a letter from Castro on Wednesday. "I received a message from Fidel yesterday," Chavez said on Thursday. "An emissary brought me a message that...

2006-08-10 20:42:42

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday he had exchanged letters with his friend and ally Fidel Castro, who is recovering from abdominal surgery. Chavez, who has described the ailing Cuban leader as a father for Latin American socialists, said during a ceremony in eastern Venezuela that he received a letter from Castro on Wednesday. "I received a message from Fidel yesterday," Chavez said on Thursday. "An emissary brought me a message that...

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....

2006-08-10 05:01:05

By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR (Reuters) - As the world wonders about Fidel Castro's health, Africa remembers him as the foreign leader who most invested his personal effort -- and Cuban lives -- to help end colonialism and apartheid. Throughout the veteran Comandante's 47-year rule, the world's poorest continent has loomed large in his global outlook and it was the scene of his most ambitious overseas adventures. From the deserts of Algeria and Ethiopia to the jungles of Guinea Bissau...

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...

2006-08-08 10:53:15

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro's family has not been immune to the political rift his left-wing rule has caused among Cubans since his 1959 revolution. Castro's six sons live in Cuba and support their father's government from a second-row position, increasingly showing up at public events. But other members of the family live abroad, from where they often make a living by spewing vitriol. His daughter Alina Fernandez, who fled the island disguised as...