2011 Cuba Special Weapons News
- Wife of American Imprisoned in Cuba Presses for His Release VOA 01 Dec 2011 -- Two years ago this week, American contractor Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba on charges of bringing communications equipment into the country illegally.
- Russia to help Cuba with production of rifle ammunition RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2011 -- Russia and Cuba are planning to sign a contract on building an assembly line for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles.
- Cuba Legalizes Private Property Sales VOA 03 Nov 2011 -- Cuba says it will allow people to buy and sell homes for the first time in more than 50 years.
- Cuban Ladies in White Vow to Continue Protests VOA 17 Oct 2011 -- Cuba's dissident Ladies in White staged their weekly protest march Sunday, despite the death of their leader Laura Pollan.
- Cuba Criticizes Longstanding US Embargo VOA 27 Sep 2011 -- Cuban FM Rodriguez has criticized the longstanding U.S. trade embargo against his country, saying it has cost the communist-led island $975 billion.
- Intervention in Libya an excuse to plunder resources, Cuba tells UN UN News Centre 26 Sep 2011 -- Cuba’s Foreign Minister" A “preventive war” is taking place in Libya using the protection of civilians as a pretext to plunder the country’s resources.
- Cuba Says Fidel Castro in Good Health VOA 09 Sep 2011 -- Cuba has posted new photographs of former President Fidel Castro on a government website following rumors of his failing health or death.
- Cuban defense minister dies of heart attack aged 75 RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2011 -- The Cuban defense minister, Gen. Julio Casas Regueiro, died on Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 75.
- Cuba Urges Patience on Free-Market Reforms VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the failed attack on army barracks that sparked the beginning of the overthrow of the government of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
- Letter from the President Regarding the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 The White House 15 Jul 2011
- Raul Castro Named Head of Cuba's Communist Party VOA 19 Apr 2011 -- Cuban President Raul Castro has been named the head of the nation's ruling Communist Party, officially replacing his brother, former President Fidel Castro, who held the post since the party's founding 46 years ago.
- Raul Castro opens 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2011 -- The 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress opened in Havana on Saturday to chart the new social and economic course for the country.
- Carter Wraps Up Visit to Cuba VOA 30 Mar 2011 -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday wrapped up a three-day, private visit to Cuba.
- Carter to Meet Cuban Dissidents VOA 29 Mar 2011 -- Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is set to meet with Cuba's top dissidents one day after meeting with the government's top officials.
- Carter: Freeing US Contractor Not Part of Cuba Mission VOA 29 Mar 2011 -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he is not in Cuba to seek the release of an American contractor who was jailed recently for crimes against the state.
- Former US President Carter Visits Cuba VOA 28 Mar 2011 -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba Monday for a three-day unofficial visit.
- Cuban Paper Slams US Cyber Warfare KCNA 13 Mar 2011 -- The Cuban newspaper Granma on March 8 carried an article denouncing the U.S. cyber warfare against Cuba.
- Clinton Calls for Release of American on Trial in Cuba VOA 04 Mar 2011 -- The US has called on Cuba to release an American contractor who is going on trial in Havana.
- Trial Begins for US Contractor in Cuba VOA 04 Mar 2011 -- A U.S. government contractor who has been held for more than one year in a Cuban jail was set to go on trial.
- Cuba to Punish US Spy KCNA 28 Feb 2011 -- Cuba will try U.S. spy Alan Gross in March.
- US Diplomat Urges Cuba to Release Jailed Contractor VOA 18 Feb 2011 -- The top US diplomat for the Americas is calling for the "unconditional release" of a U.S. contractor held in Cuba on suspicion of spying.
- Cuba seeks 20-year jail term to accused U.S. 'spy' RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Cuban prosecutors have requested a 20-year prison term for a U.S. citizen accused of 'spying,' the Communist Party newspaper Granma has reported.
- Cuba to Release 2 Political Prisoners VOA 04 Feb 2011 -- The Cuban Roman Catholic Church says Havana has agreed to release two jailed political prisoners and allow one of them to stay in the country.
- Catholic Church: Cuba to Free 4 More Political Prisoners VOA 03 Feb 2011 -- Cuban Roman Catholic Church officials say the government has agreed to release four more political prisoners and send them into exile in Spain.
- Obama Loosens Travel Restrictions on Cuba VOA 15 Jan 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has loosened travel restrictions on Cuba to allow religious groups and students to travel to the communist country.
- Reaching Out to the Cuban People The White House 14 Jan 2011
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