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CUBA: Women in the pulpit

 

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Izet Samá has no regrets about her decision to devote every waking hour to her mission as pastor of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church, guiding a small congregation in the Cuban province of Havana.
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FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, ttudents gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba.  The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks. The Costa Rican government has asked the Obama administration Wednesday April 23, 2014, to explain why it launched a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

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U.S. lawyer Scott Gilbert, speaks to reporters about imprisoned U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Gross was imprisoned in December 2009 after he was caught setting up hard-to-detect Internet networks under a U.S. government contract. Cuba considers such programs to be an affront to its sovereignty and sentenced him to 15 years.

    Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

    The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead.

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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Conrado Marrero holds up a baseball as he poses for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba. Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player,  has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014.

    Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

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