July 29, 2021

Cuba’s Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

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From BBC Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba’s new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government. Mr Díaz-Canel had been serving as first vice-president for […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The end of ‘Wet Foot-Dry Foot’ Is a parting gift – for whom?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From tribune 242 Tomas Regalado, the Mayor of Miami – long a hot bed for Cuban exiles – has described as a “parting gift” the decision of the waning Obama administration to end the United States’ ‘wet foot-dry foot’ policy toward Cubans seeking entry to the country. The question is: a […]

Cayman Islands Premier Statement/Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90

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From BBC Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. […]

Fidel Castro tells his country goodbye

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By Caribbean News Service From St Lucia online Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his […]

Raul Castro prepares Cuba for tough year despite US opening

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By Michael Weissenstein Associated Press From The Olympian Havana – President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Tuesday to prepare for tough economic conditions in 2016 despite warmer relations with the United States. Castro said that while tourism is booming, low oil prices have damaged the outlook of an economy that depends on billions of dollars of subsidized oil and […]