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  • Remarks by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community   At The Opening Ceremony Of the FOURTH MEETING OF MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CARICOM AND CUBA CALIVIGNY ISLAND, GRENADA

    Allow me to begin by expressing my appreciation for the warm Spice Island welcome that has been extended to all delegations since our arrival in Grenada for the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of CARICOM and Cuba. It has undoubtedly set a pleasant tone for a fruitful discussion between friends. The timing of today’s Meeting could not have…

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  • CARICOM and Cuba Foreign Ministers get together in Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold discussions on advancing cooperation on developmental issues between the two sides on Friday 6 September in Grenada. A special retreat of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), preceded Friday’s meeting. CARICOM-Cuba Cooperation, which dates back to 1972, has seen…

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  • UNITED STATES-MIGRATION – US Coast Guard continues to repatriate Cuban migrants

    MIAMI, CMC – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island have repatriated 23 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, in the latest repatriation efforts. In a release on Friday, the US Coast Guard said the repatriation was a result of three migrant interdiction cases. It said Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, said two weeks ago,…

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  • Fidel Castro’s role in Cuba is chiefly offstage as he turns 87

    HAVANA, (Reuters) – Fidel Castro turns 87 today, largely out of sight but not out of mind, as Cuba struggles to move on from his half-century rule and as many of his policies are reconsidered under the leadership of his younger brother Raul. The birthday of one of Latin America’s most iconic revolutionary figures has been a low key celebration…

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  • UNITED STATES-MIGRATION – US Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

    MIAMI, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says crewmembers aboard the Cutter Margaret Norvell have repatriated 11 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The Coast Guard said while on routine patrol on Saturday, the crew of a HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft, from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, located a “30-foot rustic vessel” off the coast of Marathon, Florida.…

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  • CUBA-POLITICS-Widow of late Cuban dissident calls for international inquiry

    MIAMI, CMC – The widow of a Cuban dissident killed in a car crash in Cuba last year has called for an international inquiry into his death. Ofelia Acevedo, the widow of Oswaldo Payá, told reporters here that claims by the Spanish driver of the car in which Payá was travelling make it even more relevant for an international investigation.…

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  • UNITED STATES – VISA – US begins new multiple-entry visa program for Cubans

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The US Department of State says it has begun a new multiple-entry visa program for Cubans. “The Obama administration believes these measures, in addition to others, will increase people-to-people contact, support civil society in Cuba and enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people,” said the State Department in a statement. The…

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  • CUBA-RIGHTS-Amnesty International wants immediate release of five prisoners of conscience

    LONDON, CMC – The London-based human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has called on Cuban authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release five men named as prisoners of conscience. Amnesty International said the cases of the five men – Rafael Matos Montes de Oca, Emilio Planas Robert and the brothers Alexeis, Diango, and Vianco Vargas Martín – are “indicative of the continuing…

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  • VENEZUELA-POLITICS -Cuban exiles accused of supporting assassination plot.

    CARACAS, Venezuela, CMC – Venezuelan government officials have accused members of Cuba’s exile community in Miami and ex-CIA agent Luís Posada Carriles of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro. “The plans to physically eliminate Maduro are under way,” said National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello on Venezuela state-run television. “Where is this coming from? Miami… from Cubans who went there many…

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  • US resumes migration talks with Cuba

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States says it has resumed migration talks with Cuba, marking the first time since January 2011 that the periodic talks have been held. US and Cuban officials met here on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 US-Cuba Migration Accords. Under the Accords, both governments pledge to promote safe, legal, and orderly…

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