Saturday, November 26, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90

Fidel Castro/photo via Fox News)
Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the bearded, cigar-smoking Communist revolutionary who infuriated the United States, inspired both loyalty and loathing from his countrymen and maintained an iron grip on Cuban politics for almost 50 years, died Friday at the age of 90.

Castro, who was the only leader most of his countrymen ever knew, outlasted 11 US presidents since he first took power in 1959.

Castro had been in declining health for years – he continued to spew his anti-American tirades almost until the end.
In October, 2014, Castro reprinted a New York Times editorial in state-run media that argued that the U.S. embargo on Cuba should end. The editorial ran almost verbatim, omitting one line about Cuba’s release of political prisoners.

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Monitoring Radio Havana Cuba on shortwave

B16-Winter Schedule Effective to 26 March 2017

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2030-2100 15370eu

0100-0130 5040sa
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2300-2330 17730na

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2200-2300 11880af
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1600-1630 11760va
2230-2300 17730sa

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2100-2130 11880af  15140na
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(Arnie Coro B16)

Target areas:
af (Africa)
am (America's)
eu (Europe)
na (North America)
sa (South America)
va (various areas)

Radio Progreso from Cuba on shortwave in Spanish, 4765 kHz; 0030-0400. Medium wave in Spanish, 24 hours 660, 720, 730, 820, 880, and 940 kHz.

Radio Rebelde from Cuba on shortwave n Spanish, 5025, 24 hours; Medium wave in Spanish 24 hours; 610, 670, 820, 1180, 1210 and 1620 kHz.

Radio Reloj from Cuba, on medium wave in Spanish 24 hours on 570, 610, 790, 850, 860, 870, and 950 kHz.
(Gayle Van Horn W4GVH/International Shortwave Broadcast Guide-Winter 2016)