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2008-09-09 09:00:04

By ANITA SNOW By Anita Snow The Associated Press HAVANA Hurricane Ike roared down Cuba's spine Monday and toward the island's densely populated capital of fragile, historic buildings after ravaging homes and forcing more than 1 million people to evacuate. U.S. residents from Florida to Texas braced for Ike's next wallop. Ike, which raked the Bahamas and worsened floods in Haiti that have killed at least 312 people, made landfall on eastern Cuba as a terrifying Category 3...

2006-05-01 14:44:48

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Protesters seeking a shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay U.S. prison camp marched to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Monday and held an interfaith service in its entryway after building owners asked New York police not to arrest them. Nearly half the 135 demonstrators, many of them members of the clergy, had hoped to be arrested as an act of civil disobedience to protest what they say is torture at the U.S. camp. When police announced they would not...

2005-07-12 16:59:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new commander has been named for the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, site of the prison for foreign terrorism suspects, after the previous one was fired for unspecified "inappropriate" practices, the military said on Tuesday. Navy Capt. Lawrence Cotton was installed as Guantanamo base commander on an interim basis, likely to last several months, to replace Capt. Leslie McCoy until a permanent commander is named, said Pat Dooling, a Navy spokesman in...


Latest Geography of Cuba Reference Libraries

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

American Mediterranean Sea
2013-04-18 12:49:28

The American Mediterranean Sea is the combined waterbody of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The American Mediterranean’s surface area is 4.319 million square kilometers and an average depth of 7,270 feet. The basins of the sea include those of the southern Caribbean: The Venezuelan, the Magdalena River, the two Colombians and the Gulf of Darien; and the Yucatan Basin. It also consists of the Mexican and the Mississippi basin, both of the Gulf of Mexico. The sea is considered...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'