News & Public Affairs02/20/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
Cuban President Fidel Castro has announced he is resigning from the government because of his health. For 50 years he has bucked the United States, charting a path toward socialism and a foreign policy frequently at odds with Washington.
Today we talked with Patrick Manteiga, editor and publisher of La Gaceta, a trilingual newspaper published in Ybor City with strong ties to the local Cuban community. Manteiga discussed the U.S. embargo, the effect on Cuban families, the presidential can...Be the first to comment
02/19/08 Mitch E. Perry
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After nearly 50 years in office, 81-year-old Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced today that he is stepping down because his health will not allow him to accept another term as president of the ruling Council of State.
The move comes five days before the National Assembly is to meet elect new office holders.
Castro has effectively been out of power the last 19 months, after an acute infection in his colon forced him to undergo emergency surgery. His 76-year-old brother Raul has been in ...Be the first to comment
01/02/08 Seán Kinane
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In 2006, the Florida Legislature passed a law banning colleges and universities in the state from spending money to send professors to Cuba and other countries that are called state sponsors of terrorism. But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida filed a lawsuit on behalf of university professors.
Last month the governing body of the state’s university system, the Board of Governors, filed a brief supporting the ACLU’s position. This afternoon, WMNF’s Seán Kinane spoke with ...Be the first to comment
09/05/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Yesterday in the Channelside district near the Port of Tampa a Labor Day rally was held to end the Cuban embargo and to call attention to the campaign of Al Fox. Fox is a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, the seat Jim Davis is vacating.
Forty people held signs supporting Al Fox and calling for an end to the Cuban Embargo. One of the speakers at the rally was community historian Maura Barrios who spoke about why she thinks the embargo is unjust.
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