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Wed, 22 May 2013 14:47:50 GMT
Wed, 22 May 2013 06:38:14 GMT
Cuba reopens sugar mills after price riseBBC NewsCuba was once the world's biggest sugar exporter, but the industry was devastated in the 1990s with the disappearance of its big buyer, the Soviet Union. Cane-fields were overrun by weeds, many mills fell to ruin and more than 100,000 people lost their ...and more »
Wed, 22 May 2013 04:17:11 GMT
Cuba's sugar mills get new lease of lifeBBC NewsIt is a sight the people of Mejico thought they would never see again - sugar cane pouring onto a conveyer belt, beneath chimneys pouring smoke into a bright blue sky. Silent for seven years, the town's sugar mill has been given a new lease of life ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 18:39:28 GMT
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US envoy in Cuba engages critics on and offlineMiamiHerald.comHAVANA -- The meeting on a sunny Havana square was a little bit revolutionary for Cuba's revolution. And for U.S. diplomacy as well. Dozens of young bloggers and tweeters gathered to talk about their place in a socialist society whose leaders have ...and more »
Tue, 21 May 2013 20:30:52 GMT
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How to Take a Cuba Vacation with the FamilyCondé Nast TravelerCuba is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of a typical family vacation?even when the family, as in our case, is rather creatively defined; in our imagination the country is equal parts Buena Vista Social Club and Our Man in Havana ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 20:52:19 GMT
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Wednesday, August 14th, 2002
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At least 30 al-Qaeda and Taleban suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base in Cuba have tried to commit suicide, doctors at the detention centre say.
The centre, in operation for the past seven months, is now almost at full capacity.
Last week 34 new arrivals took the number of detainees to 598. A US military medical team examines the detainees once they arrive here at Guantanamo Bay.
- Most are healthy with only run-of-the-mill medical problems, commander James Radkee, a doctor with the US navy, told visiting journalists.
- Over the months doctors have dealt with at least 30 incidents they see as suicide attempts.
- These have ranged from detainees trying to cut themselves with plastic utensils to banging their heads against walls and punching the walls.
- None of the detainees was able to do much damage to himself.
- Commander Radkee says some of this behaviour is seen as a sign that the detainees are showing remorse for their actions.
It is a glimpse - albeit from the US militaryâ€™s perspective - into the lives of men who are completely hidden from the world in Camp Delta. They were moved there at the end of April when Camp X-Ray, with its open-air metal cages, was emptied. But even the new camp is now almost full. A further 200 cells are to be built by October, and possibly more after that. This all suggests that this naval base will remain the main detention centre for al-Qaeda and Taleban suspects for the foreseeable future - the Americans see it as the most effective way of keeping dangerous men out of circulation.
But human rights groups are increasingly questioning the legal basis on which these detentions continue.