Havana

By IndepthAfrica
In Nil NIKANDROV
Jul 29th, 2012
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Nil NIKANDROV On July 26 1953 in the morning a group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro stormed the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba. The first attack against the Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship failed, but a signal to start fighting the regime was sounded. A few years passed and a small gro...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Mar 29th, 2012
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Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana’s Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for “authentic freedom.” Changes between Cuba and the world can come only if “each one is...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 23rd, 2012
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Farooque Chowdhury The meeting, dubbed ‘Encounter of Intellectuals for Peace and Environmental Conservation’, was attended by more than a hundred laureates in literature, history and social and natural sciences and eminent thinkers from 21 countries. ‘Fight, don’t let pessimism win; it’s our duty’ “W...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Dec 16th, 2010
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Cuban leader Fidel Castro came close to death in 2006, according to the latest secret US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks. Mr Castro almost died after suffering a perforated intestine during an internal flight, unnamed sources told US diplomats in Havana. The illness led Mr Castro to hand pow...
By benim
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Nov 5th, 2010
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A plane carrying 68 people crashed in a mountainous region of central Cuba after issuing an emergency call, state-run media said on Thursday, and there were no initial reports of survivors. Cuban television said the plane was an ATR-72-212 twin turboprop aircraft flown by Cuba’s state-owned Aer...
By benim
In Canada
Oct 26th, 2010
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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – In the midst of a deadly firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, a 15-year-old Omar Khadr — believing his death was at hand — wanted to kill as many Americans as he could, jurors heard Tuesday as they prepared to pass sentence on the Canadian-born man newly convicted as a war c...