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Fidel Castro As Young Rebel Leader in “Papa”

Fidel Castro As Young Rebel Leader in “Papa”

By Lacy Langley May 8, 2014

Fidel Castro and his rebel alliance are featured in a new movie, “Papa” based on the friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Denne Bart Petitclerc during Cuba’s turbulent 50′s. This film is incredibly special and different than any other made about …

Athlete wants to dispel skepticism Athlete wants to dispel skepticism

Diana Nyad wants to dispel any doubts her fellow endurance athletes may have about the authenticity of her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad’s swim, the fulfillment of a lifelong goal for the 64 year-old marathon swimmer, was tracked …

Ariel Castro Is Dead, Twitter Thinks It Effects Cuba Ariel Castro Is Dead, Twitter Thinks It Effects Cuba

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The nation was rocked today at the startling news that Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell, hanging from the ceiling in a successful suicide attempt. For those unfamiliar with Ariel Castro, he is the despicable human who …

Diana Nyad Could Complete Swim in 3 days Diana Nyad Could Complete Swim in 3 days

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Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who has attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida, which is 103 miles, for 35 years may finally reach her goal in 3 days. This is the fifth attempt for Nyad, who says it will …

Fidel Castro Not Dead, Speaks Against Health Rumors Fidel Castro Not Dead, Speaks Against Health Rumors

Fidel Castro recently turned 86, and rumors of his poor health, or even death, had begun to pop up in media across the world. The former Cuban leader used to publish a semi-regular opinion column for the Cuban state press, …

Fidel Castro Turns 86, Maintains Silence Fidel Castro Turns 86, Maintains Silence

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Today marks the 86th birthday of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and decades-long leader of the Caribbean country. Castro has maintained silence and stayed out of view for two months now, prompting speculation about his health or possible death. A …

Online Free Speech A Basic Human Right Says UN Online Free Speech A Basic Human Right Says UN
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The United Nations has been in a funny place for a while now in regards to the Internet. By funny, of course, I mean terrifying. There has been talk of the UN pushing for the Internet to be put in …

Google Blocks Cuba From Analytics, Other Services Google Blocks Cuba From Analytics, Other Services
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Google Analytics is one of the most popular web analytics packages around. The fact that the standard version of Google Analytics is free plays a big part in its adoption, but more than that, it’s a very robust platform that …

Ozzie Guillen Suspended For 5 Games, Apologizes Ozzie Guillen Suspended For 5 Games, Apologizes

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has incensed the Cuban community in Miami with comments he made to Time Magazine about his feelings toward dictator Fidel Castro, and today he’ll have to eat a little bit of crow. “I respect Fidel Castro,” …

Internet Freedom Around The World [VIDEO] Internet Freedom Around The World [VIDEO]
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The Internet doesn’t mean the same thing everywhere in the world. Depending on where you go, access to all parts of the web can be limited to varying degrees. Governments and ruling parties in some countries limit access to the …

Google May Offer Services In Cuba, Iran, Sudan
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It looks like Google may be ready to wade into another controversial censorship vs. availability of services situation.  A high-ranking corporate representative has welcomed the U.S. Treasury’s decision to allow the exportation of online communications tools to Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

Filmmaker Accuses Facebook Of Censorship
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Independent filmmaker Luis Moro and his wife, producer and actress Bobbi Miller-Moro say Facebook deleted Luis’s Facebook account for political reasons. Facebook says the allegations are “absurd.”

Cuba Offers Pricey Computers To Its Citizens
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Cuba has lifted its ban on the sale of home computers, allowing citizens to now legally purchase PCs.

Cuban Blogger Wins Award From Spain
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Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, who writes a blog about life in Cuba, has received one of Spain’s major journalism awards, the Ortega and Gasset prize for digital journalism.

Spanish newspaper El Pais, which gives out the award annually, said Sanchez won it for her "shrewdness" in overcoming obstacles for freedom of expression in Cuba, her "vivacious" style and her enthusiasm to join the "global space of citizen journalism."

Cuba Censors Popular Cuban Blogger

The Cuban government has blocked access to one of the country’s most popular blogs, "Generacion Y."

The blog written by Yoani Sanchez is critical of the Cuban government but remains widely read receiving 1.2 million visitors in February. Readers in Cuba who try to access her blog receive an "error downloading" message.