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2005-11-03 15:30:27

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba scoffed at a U.S. offer of $100,000 in assistance for Cuban hurricane victims on Thursday, saying the money was apparently destined for opposition groups on the communist-run island. The aid was to be sent through independent, nongovernmental organizations to help Cubans hit by Hurricane Wilma, which flooded parts of Havana and western shore areas 10 days ago. A Cuban Foreign Ministry statement said the U.S. government was trying to use the storm as a pretext...

2005-07-12 00:51:29

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis left 16 people dead and $1.4 billion in damages in Cuba when it roared through the island last week flattening houses and downing trees and powerlines, Cuban president Fidel Castro said on Monday. "In total, 16 people died," Castro said in a seven-hour national television broadcast on the impact of the storm. The new death toll raised to 38 the number of people killed by the hurricane's rampage through the Caribbean before slamming the U.S. Gulf Coast....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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