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Miami’s first Hackathon for Cuba kicks off – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comInspired by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez’s call to action, about 40 computer programmers gathered Saturday morning for South Florida’s first Hackathon for Cuba taking place at The LAB Miami in Wynwood. The challenge: Problems with connectivity, …Hackathon for Cuba draws online activists to MiamiAl Jazeera AmericaHackathon For Cuba Begins In MiamiWBFSWeb Developers Gather for ‘Hackathon […]

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Fidel Castro ‘talked a lot’ during meeting, Brazil’s Rousseff says – Reuters

ReutersHAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro was lucid, displayed a sharp memory and “talked a lot,” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday of her two-hour meeting with the former Cuban president. Rousseff met Castro, 87, on Monday during her visit to …Cuba challenges neighbours on poverty, then faces own criticseuronewsUS, rights groups condemn Cuban dissident […]

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Cuba’s Raul Castro calls for better US relations – BBC News

BBC NewsCuban President Raul Castro has called for “civilised relations” with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences. President Castro said the US should drop its demand for regime change on the communist-run island, which he …Cuba’s Castro urges US to boost relationseuronewsCuba to unveil new foreign investment lawXinhuaIn Cuba, clock […]

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White House says Obama-Castro handshake ‘not planned’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro’s handshake at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was unplanned, the White House has said. White House aide Ben Rhodes told reporters the two exchanged nothing more substantive than a …Handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro offers hope for US-Cuba tiesABC OnlineRepublicans thump Obama for Castro handshakeAFPPresident […]

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President Obama Shakes Raul Castro’s Hand, Twitter Trend Erupts

President Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro at the funeral for Nelson Mandela, and really, in the sprit of Mandela himself, and yet, many on Twitter, who are either ignorant of the meaning of the now-late South African President’s life, or just looking for something to blast Obama about just because, issued some rather […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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World leaders, singing crowds gather for Mandela memorial – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across …Mandela memorial: Thousands gather in JohannesburgBBC NewsMourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorialHouston ChronicleNelson Mandela memorial: […]

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WTO agrees global trade deal worth $1tn – BBC News

BBC NewsThe World Trade Organization has agreed its first ever global deal aimed at boosting commerce. The agreement reached in Bali, Indonesia, simplifies trade procedures and also makes it easier for the poorest countries to sell their goods. The deal could add …Cuba throws wrench in WTO talks over trade embargoBusinessweekRPT-UPDATE 2-WTO reaches its first […]

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Edward Snowden On Way To Cuba Or Not? Then Ecuador? Arrested?

Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower and Ex-CIA Contractor, is reportedly on his way to Cuba as this is being written, and a 7 AM press conference is planned in Ecuador with the Foreign Minister. Sources are quoting an Interfax source (Interfax is a subscription news service.) From reports citing a source in Sheremetevo airport air […]

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Diana Nyad Ends Epic Swim

Yesterday I blogged about Diana Nyad beginning her epic 103 mile swim from Cuba to the Key West, but on CNN this morning it has been reported that due to very bad winds the 61-year-old has been forced to call it quits, for the second time. On Nyad’s Twitter account she reported that she was […]