Canada, US Alone on Cuba Exclusion at Americas' Summit (and vid)
"A summit of 33 Western Hemisphere leaders open Saturday with the United States and Canada standing firm, but alone, against everyone else's insistence that Cuba join future summits.
'This is the last Summit of the Americas', Bolivia's foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, told the Associated Press, 'unless Cuba is allowed to take part.'
With Special Guest:
Dr. Aleida Guevara
Cuban Leader, Prominent Author and Daughter of Legendary Revolutionary
Ernesto Che Guevara
The previously unpublished diary by Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna- Diario de un combatiente, Sierra Maestra- Santa Clara (1956-1958) [Diary of a Combatant, Sierra Maestra - Santa Clara (1956-1958)] will be launched on June 14, 2011, at the International Press Center in Havana, Cuba. The launch coincides with Che Guevara's birth date. It includes a prologue by Armando Hart, one of his friends and fellow combatants.
Written by Canadian author Keith Bolender, the book is the first ever collection of interviews with dozens of Cubans who have suffered directly from these acts or have had friends or relatives killed. The Cuban government has documented more than 700 incidents of terrorism, resulting in the deaths of 3,500, with thousands more injured. Most have been committed by anti-revolutionary groups originating from the United States, the Cuban side maintains.