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Saturday 05 February 2011
So to Cuba then, at LAST, 45 years after I first got into Hemingway in Uganda after a teacher gave me his copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. I was a melancholic teenager drawn to stories of extreme courage and stubborn idealism and weepy endings. My family life was wretched and crying over fiction provided relief. The author was in East Africa twice, in the Thirties and Fifties, when my uncle supplied him with guns. Mr Hemingway, said Uncle, had overcome near-death accidents and illnesses and was unafraid. Unafraid. I wanted to be unafraid, too. In the year he killed himself (1961), I read all his books. Some twice.
Friday 05 November 2010
A state airliner filled with Cubans and travellers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers, the island's worst air disaster in more than 20 years.
Sunday 05 September 2010
It was not long after Dai Greene had become the European 400m hurdles champion in emphatic fashion in Barcelona that the Swansea Harrier looked ahead to the challenge of closing the gap on the global elite of his event. "I'll need to run under 48 seconds to win a medal," he said, turning his attention to the World Championships in Daegu next year and to the Olympic Games on home ground in 2012.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Just as officials in Washington ponder a partial easing of the ban on Americans travelling to Cuba at least for cultural, educational or research exchanges, the American Ballet Theatre has revealed that it is to perform in Havana this November for the first time in half a century.
Monday 26 July 2010
The cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been seen once again in the green military shirt that was his typical dress for decades, in his latest public appearance following four years spent in seclusion.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Cuba has ordered a colourful Chilean businessman with deep personal ties to Fidel Castro to appear before a corruption inquiry or face a warrant for his arrest.
Monday 12 July 2010
Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance since falling ill in 2006 and relinquishing the leadership of Cuba, the country's state-controlled media has reported.
Friday 09 July 2010
The Cuban regime has a tendency to time displays of clemency to coincide with the arrival of important visitors. In this case the visit of Spain's Foreign minster to Havana has been accompanied with a decision to release more than 50 political prisoners.
Friday 09 July 2010
The island of Cuba is like a Rorschach test for liberal opinion. For some, it represents hope followed by disappointment, a brave revolution which has hardened into insular authoritarianism, the music of heroic youth giving over time to the drone of three-hour speeches made my old men determined to hold on to power by whatever means necessary.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban castaway boy who became the object of an international custody battle a decade ago in Miami, has said he was happy he ended up back in Cuba. But, in his first public comments in several years, he added he had no hard feelings toward his relatives in Miami who fought to keep him there.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban castaway boy who became the object of an international custody battle a decade ago in Miami, said on Wednesday he was happy he ended up back in Cuba.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Thursday 06 May 2010
Alejandro Robaina, the "godfather" of the Cuban tobacco industry, was widely regarded as one of the finest cigar producers in the world. He started smoking at the age of 10, and eventually five cigars bore his family name – a unique distinction.
Saturday 23 January 2010
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