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2013-06-27 23:37:47

Indino founder and recent college graduate, Luis Batista, devises a solution to a problem faced by 19.7 million college students living in America today with his creation of Indino. The University of South Florida's clubs and organizations are showing immediate support having seen the beta, and are looking forward to implementing Indino in the upcoming school year. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 College life is undeniably busy. The vast majority of students remain in a four-year...

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...

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Phil Davison Director who told the stories of Cuba's struggles under Castro As a child of Fidel Castro's revolution, the Cuban film director Humberto Sols had to walk a fine line in his craft but he walked it well. He became one of the country's most internationally-respected film-makers, helping drag Cuban film out of early 20th century Hollywood exploitation, through communist censorship and patriotic self-censorship, to its current status as a leading light in Latin American film....

2006-08-15 16:48:14

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's armed forces, a one-time guerrilla outfit that became the communist country's most efficient and business-savvy institution, will play a crucial role whatever happens after Fidel Castro, experts on Cuba say. With their commander, Defense Minister Raul Castro, now taking over at least temporarily from his brother Fidel Castro as president, the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) are virtually running the country, they said. "We have the head...

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...

2006-08-06 09:52:35

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - In the foothills of Cuba's rugged Sierra Maestra mountains, where President Fidel Castro launched his armed revolution half a century ago, life appears frozen in time. Cars are scarce. Horse and buggy are still the best way to get around, other than by bicycle, foot or the back of a Soviet-era truck. Oxen pull plows through fields and many peasant families live in traditional thatched wooden huts in the region some 500 miles east of Havana....

2006-06-01 12:21:31

Please read in paragraph 21 ... vice-president Carlos Lage ... instead of ... vice-president Carlos Laje . A corrected version follows. By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Raul Castro, Cuban leader Fidel Castro's younger brother and designated successor, is no spring chicken. The world's longest-serving defense minister will be 75 on Saturday, and many wonder whether he is too old to fill his brother's over-sized shoes if he outlives the president. The elder Castro himself recently...

2006-05-09 15:34:40

please read in 15th paragraph "...in Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather Part III"' instead of "...in Francis Ford Coppolla's 'The Godfather Part III"' A corrected story follows: By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than a labor of love, new movie "The Lost City" was a labor of life for Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia. Garcia, 50, directed, produced, scored and starred in the film about pre-communist Cuba that begins playing in theaters around the United States on Friday...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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