THE THEFT OF CUBAN BASEBALL TALENT Print E-mail

By Manuel E. Yepe

The attempt to attribute a political motive to the theft of talent from Cuban sports by describing this international crime as an anti-communist exodus adds cynicism and cruelty to a criminal abuse poor countries have faced from time immemorial.

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Cuba, General Debate, 69th Session of the United Nations Print E-mail

27 Sep 2014 - Address by His Excellency Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014).

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Cuba's Temerity - The Tomakjian Case Print E-mail

-Statement by the Canadian Network On Cuba, October 2nd , 2014 -
 
Much bile has been spilled in the Canadian media condemning Cuba regarding the conviction and sentencing of Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian and two of his executives (Claudio Vetere and Marco Puche) for corruption, bribery and suborning of Cuban officials, Under Cuba law they were convicted of acts “that are contrary to the principles and ethics that should characterize commercial activity, and contravene the Cuban judicial order.” Of course, it is within the legitimate purview of anyone to question the correctness of the outcome of any judicial process, however, some other motives and motifs appear to be guiding the Globe & Mail, CBC, Toronto Sun, Financial Post, CTV and others. While articles in the monopoly media denounce the conviction on the basis of “lack of due process” and “unfairness”, this is an uninformed statement since in fact the trial went to great lengths to ensure that everything was done by the book. Most importantly, however, is that none of the media who accuse Cuba of lack of due process even attempt to address the question of whether Tomakjian actually engaged in corrupt activities.

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Cuba has sent over 300,000 health workers to 158 countries in the past half century Print E-mail

Telesur, September 19, 2014 - Cuba confirmed the sending of 165 health workers to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on Thursday.

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Cuba's 'friendship' again — Now to help combat Ebola Print E-mail

By RICKEY SINGH - Jamaica Observer, Sunday, September 21, 2014 - They say that a friend in times of need is truly a friend indeed. Well, Cuba has been routinely demonstrating practical examples of friendship to countries in need across continents, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean/Latin American region ever since its Fidel Castro-led revolution 55 years ago.

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Available as an ebook... and more Print E-mail

What Lies Across the Water Book Cover

The book is the result of an exhaustive research effort, including the author’s review of more than 20,000 pages of court records of the longest case in U.S. history, that he presents in a clear and objective narrative. Kimber’s style is riveting from the first page to the last as he leads the reader through the twists and turns of their mission leading up to the arrest of the Cuban 5. The book shows how embedded the case is in U.S. – Cuba relations while being so hidden from the U.S. public. Stephen Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. 

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THE THEFT OF CUBAN BASEBALL TALENT
19/10/2014

By Manuel E. Yepe The attempt to attribute a political motive to the theft of talent from Cuban sports by describing this international crime as an a...

Cuba has sent over 300,000 health workers to 158 countries in the past half century
22/09/2014

Telesur, September 19, 2014 - Cuba confirmed the sending of 165 health workers to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak during a United Nation...

Cuba's 'friendship' again — Now to help combat Ebola
22/09/2014

By RICKEY SINGH - Jamaica Observer, Sunday, September 21, 2014 - They say that a friend in times of need is truly a friend indeed. Well, Cuba has bee...

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