Sunday, November 28, 2010

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US, SKorea launch war games in tense Yellow Sea

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YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack.
As tensions escalated across the region, with North Korea threatening another "merciless" attack, China belatedly jumped into the fray. Beijing's top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, called for an emergency meeting in early December among regional powers involved in nuclear disarmament talks, including North Korea.
Seoul responded cautiously to the proposal from North Korea's staunch ally, saying it should be "reviewed very carefully" in light of North Korea's recent revelation of a new uranium-enrichment facility, even as protesters begged President Lee Myung-bak to find a way to resolve the tension and restore peace.
The troubled relations between the two Koreas, which fought a three-year war in the 1950s, have steadily deteriorated since Lee's conservative government took power in 2008 with a tough new policy toward nuclear-armed North Korea.
Eight months ago, a South Korean warship went down in the western waters, killing 46 sailors in the worst attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War. Then, last Tuesday, North Korean troops showered artillery on Yeonpyeong, a South Korean-held island that houses military bases as well as a civilian population of 1,300 — an attack that marked a new level of hostility.
Two South Korean marines and two civilians were killed and 18 others wounded in the hailstorm of artillery that sent residents fleeing into bunkers and reduced homes on the island to charred rubble.
North Korea blamed the South for provoking the attack by holding artillery drills near the Koreas' maritime border, and has threatened to be "merciless" if the current war games — set to last until Dec. 1 — get too close to its territory.
As U.S. and South Korean ships, including the nuclear-powered USS George Washington, sailed into the waters off Korea's west coast Sunday, China began launching its diplomatic bid to calm tensions.
Washington and Seoul had been pressing China, North Korea's main ally and benefactor, to help defuse the situation amid fears of all-out war.
China, slow at first to react, has quickened its diplomatic intervention in recent days. Chinese state councilor Dai Bingguo made a last-minute visit to Seoul to confer with Lee.
Lee pressured China to contribute to peace in a "more objective, responsible" matter, and warned Sunday that Seoul would respond "strongly" to any further provocation, the presidential office said.
The strong words were Lee's first public comment in days. He was due to address the nation Monday morning amid calls from his people to take stronger action in dealing with the defiant North.
Appearing Sunday CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, U.S. Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said China should rein in its neighbor.
"The key to this, obviously, is China," McCain said. "And, unfortunately, China is not behaving as a responsible world power. It cannot be in China's long-term interest to see a renewed conflict on the Korean peninsula."
North Korea has walked a path of defiance since launching a rocket in April 2009 in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and abandoning the disarmament process in protest against the condemnation that followed.
However, in recent months Pyongyang has shown an eagerness to get back to the talks, and has appeared increasingly frustrated by U.S. and South Korean reluctance to restart the negotiations.
Seoul has said it wants an acknowledgment of regret for the sinking of the Cheonan warship in March as well as a concrete show of commitment to denuclearization.
North Korea, which cites the U.S. military presence in South Korea as a main reason behind its drive to build atomic weapons, routinely calls the joint exercises between the allies a rehearsal for war.
Washington, which keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect the ally, insists the routine drills were planned before last Tuesday's attack.
The exercises will take place over four days, but no live-fire drills are planned, said Cmdr. Jeff Davis, spokesman for the 7th Fleet in Japan.
Along scenic Mallipo Beach on the west coast, about 50 South Korean soldiers were laying down an aluminum road to prepare for an amphibious landing drill Monday. Barbed wire and metal staves ran the length of the beach for about 2 miles (3 kilometers). Military ships hovered in the distance.
North Korea expressed renewed outrage over the Yellow Sea drills.
The war games are a "pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost," the National Peace Committee of Korea said in a statement carried Sunday by the official Korean Central News Agency.
Hours earlier, the rattle of new artillery fire from North Korea sent residents, journalists, police and troops scrambling for cover on Yeonpyeong Island. None of the rounds landed on the island, military officials said, but the incident showed how tense the situation remains.
Saying they could not guarantee the journalists' safety, South Korea's Defense Ministry sent a ship to ferry them off the island but bad weather forced them to cancel the evacuation. About 380 people, including 28 islanders and 190 journalists, remained on Yeonpyeong on Sunday, officials said.
A similar burst of artillery fire Friday occurred just as the U.S. military's top commander in the region, Gen. Walter Sharp, was touring Yeonpyeong Island. No shells landed anywhere in South Korean territory.
Calls for tougher action made way Sunday for pleas for peace among about 150 South Koreans who turned out for a vigil Sunday evening in a Seoul plaza, huddling with candles in paper cups and chanting, "Give us peace!"
"It was very shocking," said Kang Hong-koo, 22, a student. "I'm here to appease the souls of the people who were killed in the North Korean attack. I hope the current tense situation is alleviated quickly."
Jean H. Lee reported from Seoul. AP writers Hyung-jin Kim and Kelly Olsen in Seoul, photographer Wally Santana on Mallipo Beach, Gillian Wong in Beijing and Douglass K. Daniel in Washington D.C. contributed to this report.

China proposes emergency talks on Korea crisis

YEONPYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) – China called for emergency talks on resolving a crisis on the Korean peninsula on Sunday, and Seoul and Tokyo said they would study the proposal, as the U.S. and South Korean militaries started a massive drill.
Beijing's move to bring the two Koreas to the negotiating table comes after global pressure on China to take a more responsible role in the standoff and try to rein in ally Pyongyang.
China made clear the talks would not amount to a resumption of six-party disarmament discussions that North Korea walked out of two years ago and declared dead. South Korea said it would carefully consider China's suggestion.
Both Beijing and Pyongyang have been pressing regional powers to return to talks, in some form or other, for the past few months in a move analysts say is designed to extract concessions.
China, which agreed with South Korea that the situation was "worrisome," suggested the emergency talks for December among North and South Korea, host China, the United States, Japan and Russia. It did not say whether Pyongyang had agreed to join.
Japan was non-committal. "We want to respond cautiously while cooperating closely with South Korea and the United States," Kyodo news agency quoted Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama as saying.
Beijing has longstanding bonds with Pyongyang, and has sought to shield its small, poor neighbor from a backlash that China fears could draw an even more ferocious reaction from North Korea and dangerously destabilize the region.
Critics in Washington and other capitals have said China's approach amounts to coddling a dangerous nuclear-armed state.
John McCain, a Republican senator who lost to President Barack Obama in the 2008 White House race, said China should do more to restrain North Korea.
"Unfortunately, China is not behaving as a responsible world power," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday. He said the call for talks was "a fine first step" but was not enough.
"I cannot believe that the Chinese should, in a mature fashion, not find it in their interest to restrain North Korea. So far, they are not," he said.
South Korea's marine commander on Saturday vowed "thousand-fold" revenge for the North Korean attack. North Korea said that if there had been civilian deaths, they were "very regrettable," but that South Korea should be blamed for using a human shield.
It also said the United States should be blamed for "orchestrating" the whole sequence of events to justify sending an aircraft carrier to join the maritime maneuvers.
Yonhap new agency in Seoul said North Korea, whose ailing leader, Kim Jong-il, is preparing to hand over power to his youngest son, had moved surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles to frontline areas, days after it shelled Yeonpyeong killing four people. The North's official KCNA news agency warned of retaliatory action if its territory is violated.
South Korea's Defense Ministry told journalists to leave the island on Sunday because the situation was "bad." Many residents evacuated earlier said they did not want to return.
In Seoul, life carried on normally for the city's more than 10 million residents, with downtown shopping districts jammed with people despite the freezing temperatures, and cafes decked with Christmas decorations doing brisk business.
"I am worried, but not that worried that I need to stay at home," said Eunhye Kim, an usher showing people from a packed theater in the capital. "They don't really want to make war ... there's no gain for either side."
The around-the-clock exercises, in waters well south of the disputed maritime boundary off the west coast, are being held in the face of misgivings by China and threats of all-out war from North Korea.
The chairman of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly will visit China from Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
China has not taken sides in the conflict and declined to blame North Korea, unlike the United States, for the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel in March.
"We ask that China make a contribution to peace on the Korean peninsula by taking a more fair and responsible position on South-North Korea ties," South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said he had told a visiting Chinese delegation.
Washington says the four-day drill is intended as a deterrent after the worst assault on South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Seoul expects jitters in financial markets to settle in the short term unless North Korea carries out further provocations, Yonhap quoted a senior Finance Ministry official as saying.
The nuclear-powered carrier USS George Washington, which carries 75 warplanes and has a crew of over 6,000, has joined the exercises and will be accompanied by at least four other U.S. warships, an official from U.S. Forces Korea said.
South Korea has deployed three destroyers, frigates and anti-submarine aircraft, Yonhap reported.
(Additional reporting by Cheon Jong-woo, Jack Kim and Jeremy Laurence in Seoul; Chris Buckley and Sui-Lee Wee in Beijing and Ed Klamann in Tokyo)
(Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Andrew Marshall and Philip Barbara)

WikiLeaks documents reveal sensitive U.S. cables: report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State Department documents released by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks provided candid views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
The documents show Saudi donors remain chief financiers of militant groups like al Qaeda and that Chinese government operatives have waged a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage targeting the United States and its allies, according to a review of the WikiLeaks documents published in the Times.
The WikiLeaks documents also show Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes any military strike on Iran would only delay its pursuit of a nuclear weapon by one to three years, the Times reported on its website on Sunday.
The Pentagon immediately condemned WikiLeaks' "reckless" dump of classified State Department documents and said it was taking steps to bolster security of U.S. military networks.
"The (Defense) Department has undertaken a series of actions to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.
The White House said the leak of the diplomatic cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders and may put at risk the lives of named individuals living "under oppressive regimes."
The pending documents release had been widely reported for more than a week and expected on Sunday.
The U.S. government, which was informed in advance of the contents, has contacted governments around the world, including in Russia, Europe and the Middle East, to try to limit any damage. Sources familiar with the documents say they include corruption allegations against foreign leaders and governments.
WikiLeaks had reported earlier on Sunday that its website was under attack, but said later that media outlets would publish some of the classified documents it had released even if the group's website crashed.
"El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many U.S. embassy cables tonight, even if WikiLeaks goes down," the website said in a Twitter posting an hour after it tweeted that its site was under attack.
The State Department had warned WikiLeaks that the expected release would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues.
The department's top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter on Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records of them from its database and return any material to the U.S. government.
(Reporting by Ross Colvin, Phil Stewart and Doina Chiacu; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Central Army troops in urban and mountain maneuvers

Troops from Cuba’s Central Army conducted maneuvers in the urban areas of Santa Clara.
CA troops were comprised of small infantry units, tanks, anti-aircraft defenses, territorial militia troops and production and defense brigades, reported Juventud Rebelde.
Also, tactical exercises were staged in the mountainous zone of el Escambray with small mountain infantry units and Territorial Militia Troops acting as guerrillas.

The Absurd U.N. Results Are In

Saturday, November 27, 2010
This past summer, the U.S. volunteered itself for scrutiny by (and legitimization of) the U.N. Human Rights Council, led by such human rights "leaders" as Cuba, China, Iran and Libya.

Here are some of the self-assessments made by the U.N.'s human rights "leaders":

- China claimed that it "adheres to the principle that all ethnic groups are equal and implements a system of regional ethnic autonomy in areas with high concentrations of ethnic minorities" and that its elections are "democratic" and "competitive."

- Cuba claimed its "democratic system is based on the principle of 'government of the people, by the people and for the people.'" Cuba also claimed the rights to "freedom of opinion, expression and the press" are protected.

- North Korea claimed it "comprehensively provides" for fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedoms "of speech, the press, assembly, demonstration and association… work and relaxation, free medical care, education and social security."

And here are their assessments of the U.S.:
- From Cuba came a recommendation "to end the blockade against Cuba, which is described as a crime of genocide… to put on trial the perpetrators of torture… to halt the war crimes of their troops abroad… to put an end to the persecution and execution of mentally ill persons and minors and discrimination against persons of African origin." Additionally, the Cuban delegation insisted the U.S. "ensure realization of rights of food and health of all who live in their territory."

- From Iran was a call "to implement the following recommendations… to halt serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law… Legislate appropriate regulations to prevent the violation of individual privacy… to take effective measures to counter insults against Islam and the holy Quran as well as Islamophobia… and effectively combat violence against women."

- Nicaragua tagged the U.S. with the blame for, well, almost everything: "The United States of America, since its very origin, has used force indiscriminately as the central pillar of its policy of conquest and expansionism, causing death and destruction… The United States of America, which pretends to be the guardian of human rights in the world, questioning other countries, has been and continues to be the one which most systematically violates human rights. Nicaragua therefore makes the following recommendations: To immediately halt the unjustified arms race and to judge those responsible for all war crimes and massacres against unarmed civilians, women and children, as well as torture… Assume its responsibilities which have been caused by capitalism, causing natural disasters, particularly in the poorest countries."

- North Korea: "The DPRK remains gravely concerned by persistent reports of systematic and widespread human rights violations committed by the United States of America, and recommends as the following: Take legislation and administrative measures to address a wide range of racial discrimination and inequalities in housing, employment and education. Prohibiting and punishing the brutality… by law enforcement officials. Take effective measures to put an end to gross human rights abuse, including violence against women."

- Egypt: "We remain concerned about certain U.S. policies and practices in the field of human rights, and therefore Egypt presents the following recommendations to the United States: Review its laws at the federal and state levels with a view to bringing them in line with its international human rights obligations. To devise specific programs aimed at countering growing Islamaphobia and xenophobic trends in society. To end the use of military technology and weaponry that have proven to be indiscriminate and cause excessive and disproportionate damage to civilian life."

- Not to be outdone, China said: "We have also noticed with concern that there are gaps in the U.S. laws protecting human rights… there is also a serious discrimination against Muslims and minority racial groups… in the name of fighting terror. The United States is also monitoring the exercise of its citizens' freedom of expression and the right to free Internet access. We have the following recommendations… ending excessive use of force by law enforcement agents... modify the definition of discrimination in its laws to bring it in line with… international standards."

- Said Libya: "The United States need to accede to international human rights instruments… it should prosecute those responsible for violations of human rights in American prisons."

Somehow, this process is supposed to make tyrants less hostile by showing that the U.S. is "reasonable."

Yet, as abolitionist leader William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) wisely wrote:

"With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."

Cuban Punk Band Detained and Threatened

Cuban punk rocker, Gorki Aguila, and his band, Porno Para Ricardo, have been detained by the Castro regime's police and threatened with prosecution if they proceed with their concert tonight.

As we'd previously posted, Porno Para Ricardo is launching a concert tour tonight of Havana's Committee's for Defense of the Revolution -- taking punk music to the censors.

The regime has threatened prosecution under the infamous Law 88, which is used to imprison dissidents and anyone deemed to "insult the Castro brothers."

Why is Castro afraid of punk rock?


ETA: pending matter

The Spanish authorities say has Arturo Cubillas maintained its role as a link in Venezuela between ETA and FARC. Le  accused of serious crimes, but judges have to wait. By Oscar Medina

Arturo Cubillas, according photography book The Palestinian

Venezuela and José Andrés is is Cuba. Or were. So they were mentioned in code in a document seized by the authorities  Spanish is part of the record which has strengthened the image the country as a playground for terrorist training organization ETA: "To make the tests would like Andrés to come and clear it is  on the other hand, the one with those of Joseph, do not move. "

The ETA claimed, accordingly, a kind of test here ETA grenade that two had been designed in Cuba - "40 kilos is  tuned to reach a point 600 meters - and for such a thing requesting permission and cooperation of the FARC.

This became known in March 1999, thanks to the arrest in Paris three separatist militants who carried the correspondence in which José Ignacio Echarte Urbieta-refugee Cuba-consulting such a thing to Colombian guerrillas.

The case is part of the statement of the facts of the indictment National Court of Madrid (Summary 75/09 263/08 DP) of 24 February 2010, which begins with a brief account of episodes show the old connection between ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), both declared as "terrorists" by the European Union on June 17, 2002.

This collaboration dates back to 1993, as evidenced by documents found in the hands of ETA leaders arrested in February this year detailing meetings between Jokin Gorosti Artola (Alias Haritza) representative in Cuba of the deportees of ETA, and FARC commander "... were very happy working together on other occasions, the contribution of our fellow ... ".

The alliance for the exchange of techniques have formalized November 1999, "acting at all times as a partner to ETA  responsible for the collective in Cuba, José Ángel Martínez Urtiaga, alias Josean. Urtiaga would be responsible for establishing linkages between 1984 and 1998 to experiment with explosives and the same would have made their José Manuel Arrugaeta substitute, alias Julia.

In 2002, police in Colombia found in the possession of FARC explosive material similar to that used by their colleagues in ETA-between They bomb-throwers cylinders and some of the guerrillas detainees reported having attended courses taught by members ETA first outside Colombia and later in themselves FARC camps.

The records of the National Court says coordinators these exchanges were Emiro terrorist pedagogy Ward Smith (Aka Ruben Zamora), commander of the FARC's Front 33 based in the border with Venezuela, and Arturo Cubillas Fontan, ETA suspect who settled in Venezuela on an arrest warrant then weighed from  1985 charged with murder.

The great manager

For the time of writing the self, the Spanish authorities Cubillas could specify that he was married with Venezuelan daughter of Basque immigrants, Goizeder Odriozola, who details some of their positions in government agencies, and that October 2005 he was appointed "director within the Office of Services Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands Venezuela ". But they say more:" ... being responsible for the ETA group  that part of America since 1999, responsible for coordinating the relations with the FARC. "

A Cubillas, naturalized Venezuelan efforts to attribute four ETA members received military training in FARC camps by Noel Mata Mata, alias Nariño, and Luciano Martin Arango, alias Ivan bordering Zulia: "and deployed for more in the future. "

As part of those relationships, people have been doing ETA evidence of their own-made mortars the "matter Raincoat" according to their key-in guerrilla camps in soil settled Venezuela. In these mortars, which were used for the first time in Spain  October 2003 - ETA calls Jotake-Handi and authorities Colombian tell "cylinder bomb."

Along with Rodrigo Granda, known as Foreign Minister Arturo Cubillas would agreed to "a meeting in Colombia to be held in second half of 2004 by Raul Reyes and a board member ETA, which could not be carried out before the arrests of some of the senior management throughout 2004. "

The relationship between the band took on new proportions: on March 8  and September 30, 2000, Victor Vargas Ramón Salazar, alias Chato, was sent to Spain by the FARC "to do surveillance" on Colombian Embassy and follow in the footsteps of former President Andrés Pastrana. In their report, they say, highlighted the relative ease attack as long as both goals counted with the help of ETA.

So we asked this partnership and opened the range of "Objectives": the former ambassador Noemi Sanin, former presidential candidate Antanas Mockus, Vice President Francisco Santos and some other political personalities and military, until the fish more fat, Alvaro Uribe Vélez.

The courses followed. In August 2007, Capa and Ignacio Martín alias Achalandabaso Domínguez, alias Txomin, "taught in the jungle Venezuela on a farm near Guasdualito, State of Apure, a  theoretical and practical course of 20 days in 6 days 2 hours ... "A 13 members of the FARC (and 7 of an organization identified as FLB).

This workshop would have been about "advanced techniques in handling C4 explosive, more destructive power of dynamite, but lower volume, easily acquired in Venezuela ... ".

Cubillas reappears here who ranks as one of the organizers of this course that had a second stage in camps  Caribbean Bloc of the guerrillas, where they moved "traveling  ground via Maracaibo with the knowledge and the company of a person vest wearing shield DIM (Directorate of Intelligence Military of Venezuela) and a military escort vehicle Venezuelans. "

The charges and the Palestinian

From these facts emerge serious charges against Cubillas: crime  of "possession of explosives in collaboration with an armed terrorist  (6 to 10 years in prison) and conspiracy to commit murder terrorists "(10 to 20 years) supported, among other things, to Documents found on computer of Raúl Reyes and alias testimonies of captured guerrillas who confirmed exchanges between ETA and the FARC and plans to assassinate political Colombians in Spain.

Accordingly, arrest warrant was issued and capture international all involved, including Cubillas, and requested negotiations "To the Cuban authorities, and especially also to the Venezuelan to cooperate in the delivery of some of the pending extradition processed, held for prosecution in the proceedings and put the highlighted the Venezuelan government cooperation in illicit collaboration between the FARC and ETA and especially in the case of Arturo Cubillas Fontan. "

To this was added the Order of the October 4 this year, product Gorosabel Atristain Xavier arrest and Juan Carlos Besance Zugasti, occurred on September 29, who were part of the so called Command  Imanol.

ETA admitted having taken courses captured in Venezuela 2008 for which they would have contacted Cubillas and Jose Lorenzo Ayestaran Lego.

On 30 October, finally, Spain sought the extradition of Cubillas, although the Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz had warned  previously that such was inappropriate and that if an investigation requested by the local-self-Cubillas showed that Basque nationalized Venezuela has committed crimes would be prosecuted by the justice of the country that gave refuge in 1989.

A Spanish diplomatic source said that he wants Cubillas prosecuted for crimes "current" because, as is known, the charge prescribed and murder case, dating from 1985, was filed Nov. 3. Either way, you have called to testify on December 14 in Madrid, an event which, presumably, no attend.

"ETA passes through hard times and seek refuge," said the official: "And today Venezuela is the safest place for ETA. That is an achievement Cubillas. "

Although not part of the record, the recent publication of the book The Palestinian,  of course Spanish journalist Antonio Salas, added fuel to the fire: in its pages-and documentary-image ensures that the fields there training. The book also claims that Cubillas is Chavez recognized among the organizations as "the head visible  ETA in Venezuela and the first receiver nationalist (Radical nationalists, according to the RAE) who flock to the country. "

In Spain, concluded that the interests of Venezuelan officials for protect only explains: "Cubillas is not a simple citizen, he manages information that should not be aired during a trial in Spain that has to do with the implications of the Government with armed groups Latin America. "

And again the Spanish source said: "Cubillas has created a support network has the possibility of maintaining Venezuela hidden members ETA. "However, he acknowledged that nothing else can make your home in case to continued refusal to extradite the officials of the Institute  National Land. Efforts were made, this story continue.
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criminals accused of human trafficking...

Were arrested on their way to pick up more people would move to Mexico and then to the U.S.

Raúl Martínez Flores
MEXICO, 27-Nov. Cuba's government extradited to Mexico Gordillo Carlos Reinaldo Bermudez, Higinio Lizarde Pérez, Sergio Andrade and Freddy Cruz Ramírez Sánchez, who were detained in the prison of La Condesa, Havana Province.
These inmates were imprisoned for their role in the crime of trafficking.
The defendants were arrested on November 25, 2007 in territorial waters of the Republic of Cuba, by a Coast Guard Navy ship when they went to Puerto Juarez, Quintana Roo, San Juan y Martinez.
This site will pick up several people, who had previously paid for out of the country and be moved into Mexican territory and then are taken to the United States of America.
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to head House Foreign Affairs
Nov. 27 - She hung up on the next president, Barack Obama. Twice. She thought it was a prank.
In an expert stroke of political spin, she immediately sent out a press release explaining the apparent snub as a mix-up.
Meet Florida U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban-American to serve in Congress and the next in line to head the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The phone incident occurred in late 2008 as the president-elect reached out to potentially friendly Republicans and shortly after a radio host fooled Sarah Palin by impersonating the president of France on the phone. But it was vintage "Ily," as she is known in Washington: frank, almost irreverent, yet imbued with an underlying seriousness and political savvy. Read the whole story at the realcubablog
Cardinal Ortega is in Spain, but refuses to meet with Cubans he helped send to exile
Nov. 25 - Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega traveled to Spain on Thursday and met with Spain's Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez, but refused to meet with Cubans who were recently deported to Spain, as part of a deal between Ortega, the Castro brothers and the Spanish government.
Jiménez and Ortega exchanged views on the situation in Cuba, economic "reforms" implemented by Cuban dictator Raul Castro and the possibility that more dissidents could leave prison in the coming weeks.
Later on the day, Ortega had lunch with former Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, who together with him worked out a deal with the Castro brothers to release from prison 51 political prisoners who were willing to accept a forced exile in Spain.
Several of the Cubans who were are currently exiled in Spain asked for a meeting with Ortega, but he refused to meet with them.
Read the whole story at the realcubablog
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