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- Cuban Missile Crisis (ThinkQuest 11046)
"The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded."
"If you want to know everything about the Crisis, however, go to the Crisis Center where the tension begins. The site is also filled with tons of other goodies including the Recon Room, dossiers on the Major Players, and a Situation Room. Before leaving the site be sure to stop by the Debriefing Room to post your thoughts and questions on the message board and take a quiz to test your knowledge on the events of October 1962." 8-02
- Cuban Missile Crisis - Key Players (ThinkQuest 11046)
Provides profiles of key players in the Cuban missile crisis, including Nikita Khrushchev, Anatoly Dobrynin, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, McGeorge Bundy, Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, Maxwell Taylor, Theodore Sorensen, George Ball, Douglas Dillon, Paul Nitze, and Adlai Stevenson. 8-02
- -10-28-04 UN Condemns U.S. Embargo of Cuba (CBS News)
"For the 13th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. The vote in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution was 179-4. The four opposing votes came from the United States, Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands." 10-04
- -Evacuation: Cuban Evacuation Success (CNN News)
"Cuba is the largest and most populated island in the Caribbean yet is consistently experiences the lowest death tolls during hurricane season. According to United Nations, it's not because Cubans are lucky but because they're prepared."
"State run television and the civil defense authority bombard the population with information and instructions about what measures to take. On every block, there's a person assigned to take a census on who is being evacuated to which shelter, with special attention paid to the elderly and pregnant women." 9-05
- -0001 The Secret Cuban Missile Crisis--After the One We Know About (BBC News)
"Contrary to popular belief, the Cuban missile crisis did not end with the agreement between the US and Soviet Union in October, 1962. Unknown to the US at the time, there were 100 other nuclear weapons also in the hands of Cuba, sparking a frantic - and ingenious - Russian mission to recover them." 10-12
- Cuban News (Granma Internacional)
Provides news from Cuba in Cuban. 4-00
- Cuba - An American View (Oregonian)
Describes Cuba from the view of a visiting American journalist who wants to see the culture of Cuba undamaged when embargos are lifted in the future. He describes people in Cuba as happy but not satisfied, while he describes Americans as satisfied but not happy. 12-01
- Cuba (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 6-02
- Cuban History (HistoryofCuba.com - Sierra)
Provides a history from 1478 to the present. 8-02
- 05-16-04 Cubans Protest New U.S. Curbs (MSNBC News - Murray)
"Hundreds of thousands of Cubans walk along Havana's seafront during a march to protest against new steps taken by the United States to squeeze Cuba's economy and topple Castro's government." 5-04
- -06-09-08 Cuban Researchers Claim Cancer Breakthrough (MSNBC News)
"A Cuban Scientific Research Institute just patented a promising new drug that it says helps terminal lung cancer patients live longer." 03-08
- Rulers by Country - A-C (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin (Dahomey), Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cap Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa, former Zaire), Costa Rica, Cote Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia). leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- World Response to American Crisis (CNN)
Shows that leaders of almost all nations, even traditional adversaries of the USA, such as Cuba and Libya, stated their support for the USA in its time of grief and even in stopping acts of terrorism. In the face of such pain, the world has become one home for us all. 9-01
- Bay of Pigs (ThinkQuest 11046)
Reports on why the USA backed exiles to attack Cuba and how the attack failed. 8-02
- 04-30-03 Terrorist Attacks Decline Sharply (CBS News)
"International terrorist attacks declined sharply in 2002 and the number of anti-U.S. attacks dropped as well, the State Department reported Wednesday."
"The United States again branded seven countries — Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria and Sudan — as sponsors of terrorism." 4-03
- 11-10-03 Supreme Court to Rule on Guantanamo Prisoners (BBC News)
"The US Supreme Court is to hear appeals by Afghan war detainees at the US military's Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba." 11-03
- 12-31-03 Bush Advisors See Syria, Iran, and North Korea as Next Targets (SMH.com.au - Rennie)
"Washington's hawks have sent a public manifesto to President George Bush demanding regime change in Syria and Iran and a Cuba-style military blockade of North Korea backed by planning for a pre-emptive strike on its nuclear sites." 12-03
- 01-05-04 Supreme Court to Rule on Government Imprisonment Policies (CBS News)
"The Supreme Court will announce this month whether it will broaden a review of the Bush administration's imprisonment of terror suspects."
"The court already overrode the objections of the administration in November to take an appeal that asks whether foreigners held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may contest their captivity in American courts." 1-04
- 02-13-04 Rumsfeld: Gitmo Detainees to be Allowed Appeal (CBS News)
"Suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will be allowed to appeal their detentions to a new panel that would determine if they are an ongoing threat to the United States, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Friday."
"About 660 alleged al Qaeda and Taliban fighters captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are being held at the maximum-security prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, though none has been charged."
Human rights groups and some foreign governments have criticized the detainees' treatment and the lack of trials or access to lawyers."
The Supreme Court will decide this year whether the Guantanamo detainees can be held indefinitely without lawyers and hearings. The Court announced in November that it would consider appeals on behalf of Guantanamo inmates." 2-04