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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...

2010-02-23 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Democracy in the Americas released the following statement by Sarah Stephens, executive director, on bipartisan legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives to increase agriculture exports to Cuba and to lift the travel ban on all Americans wishing to travel to the island: "There is new momentum in Congress for replacing the policy of starving and isolating Cuba with one that uses our best exports -- food and...

2009-02-04 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cuban-American voters from both political parties strongly support U.S. trade and travel sanctions against the Cuban regime, according to a new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates. Overall, the poll found that 72% of Cuban-Americans support the continuation of the current U.S. trade embargo and 69% support the prohibition of tourist travel to the island. Amongst Cuban-American Democrats -- which the poll specifically over-sampled --...

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 -...

2006-08-01 10:15:05

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is unlikely to heed calls to loosen its embargo against Cuba that are expected to intensify following President Fidel Castro's temporary transfer of power to his brother. A State Department official said there would be no change in policy toward Cuba, whether Castro or his brother Raul were in charge, because of American laws restricting U.S. dealings with the communist government. "This is one of our most regimented policies....

2006-06-14 19:37:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to make it easier to sell U.S. farm products to Cuba by overriding a Bush administration requirement to pay in cash before the ship leaves harbor. By voice vote, the House adopted language allowing payment to be made before the goods change hands, a more common approach for cash sales that also speeds delivery. It became part of a Treasury funding bill passed on a 406-22 vote. Representatives killed two other...

2006-05-23 15:18:41

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. commission is preparing to advise President George W. Bush on how to inject democracy into a post-Castro Cuba, but critics say Washington's 40 years of isolating the island may limit its chances of heading off a communist succession. The report by the Commission on Assistance to a Free Cuba, expected in the next few days, will suggest ways Washington can influence Cubans to turn away from communism and move to democracy and a free-market...

2006-03-27 17:03:58

HAVANA (Reuters) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for "regime change" in the United States on Monday and denounced "wicked" U.S. policies for turning the world against America. "We need a new government, we need regime change in America," he said at the end of a visit to Communist Cuba. Farrakhan, who led the Million Man March on the Washington Mall in 1995 to promote black self-reliance, said the Bush administration's domestic policies were "sucking the blood of the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'