Comoros, Cuba, Gen Raul Castro, President Council

Cuba Profile

LocationCaribbean
Population11,087,330 (July 2011 est.)
Ethnicity (%)white (65.1), mulatto and mestizo (24.8), black (10.1)
Religion (%)Christianity (56.5), Non-religious (25.0), Ethnic Religions (18.1), Other (0.2)
LeaderGen. Raul Castro, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers
Government typeCommunist state
Legal systemBased on Spanish civil law and influenced by American legal concepts with large elements of Communist legal theory.
Statistics provided by CIA World Factbook, Joshua Project and Operation World.

Update: Formerly imprisoned pastor forced to remain in Cuba
(November 17, 2011)
Update: Formerly imprisoned pastor settles in United States
(August 18, 2011)
Christians facing intense pressure
(February 24, 2011)
Update: Family of imprisoned pastor given eviction order
(April 22, 2010)
Update: Pastors under fire
(February 04, 2010)
Authorities target Christians
(August 26, 2009)
Update: Pastor sentenced to prison
(July 15, 2009)

  1. Cuba: morto dissidente Payà, incidente d'auto


    ANSA.it - 2 ore fa
    Cuba: morte Paya', per autista e' stato incidente, Durante messa letto un messaggio di Benedetto XVI, , Mondo, Ansa.
    Cuba, decine di dissidenti arrestati ai funerali di PayàCorriere della Sera
    Cuba: arrestati decine dissidenti ai funerali di Payà.euronews
    Incidenti stradali a Cuba: morto Oswaldo Payà ennesimo episodio ...AgoraVox Italia
    InformazioneWeb - La Stampa
    tutte le 82 notizie »


  2. Cuba, entro fine anno via a fase sperimentale cooperative private


    Tiscali - 16 ore fa
    L'Avana (Cuba), 24 lug. (LaPresse/AP) - Cuba darà avvio entro la fine dell'anno a una fase sperimentale di cooperative non statali in diversi ...


  3. "I Buena Vista sono Cuba non il successo di un film"


    La Stampa - 1 giorno fa
    Viene voglia di cantare solo guardando Omara Portuondo, classe 1930, protagonista indiscussa di «son e habanera», cantante cubana ...


  4. Cuba: decine di arresti ai funerali del dissidente Paya'


    AGI - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - 13 ore fa
    (AGI) L'Avana - Decine di presunti dissidenti sono arrestati dalla polizia cubana all'Avana, all'esterno della Chiesa del Salvatore del Mondo ...
  5. Cuba, la chiesa in campo per contrastare il colera


    La Stampa - 1 giorno fa
    La Chiesa cubana si mobilita per distribuire aiuti alle persone ammalate di colera nella diocesi di Bayamo-Manzanillo (nella provincia ...
    Allerta colera a CubaCittà Nuova
    Yoani Sánchez. A Cuba Assad è soltanto una vittimaTellus Folio
    Il colera in CubaThis is Cuba
    tutte le 6 notizie »
  6. A Cuba niente glasnost e poca perestrojka


    Limes, rivista italia di geopolitica - 20 ore fa
    RUBRICA ALTREAMERICHE. Per la ristrutturazione dell'economia Raúl Castro segue il modello cinese, che non prevede la trasparenza.


  7. Cuba: Mecacci (Radicali), fare chiarezza su morte Osvaldo Paya'


    Agenzia di Stampa Asca - 1 giorno fa
    Cuba: Mecacci (Radicali), fare chiarezza su morte Osvaldo Paya'


  8. Cuba: decine dissidenti arrestati a funerali Paya


    Agenzia di Stampa Asca - 14 ore fa
    (ASCA-AFP) - L'Avana, 24 lug - La polizia cubana ha arrestato decine di dissidenti dopo i funerali di Oswaldo Paya, attivista politico morto nei ...


  9. I Dirotta su Cuba 'on Air' su Radio Alex


    Giornal - 14 ore fa
    I Dirotta su Cuba, l'acid jazz & funky band più nota e amata d'Italia, è di nuovo protagonista in tutte le radio italiane con “Ragione o Sentimento” ...


  10. Anniversario Hemingway: Cuba gli dedica il maxi daiquiri da record


    La Repubblica - 2 giorni fa
    Un maxi daiquiri preparato dai migliori barman cubani de L'Avana hanno realizzato nella taverna 'Old Havana', nel centro della città , proprio ...


Cuba

Fidel Castro rose to power in 1959, steering Cuba into communism. After decades of exporting his revolution to Latin America and Africa, the nation of 11.2 million is the last bastion of communism in the West. Following a decline in health, Castro turned the presidency over to his brother, Raúl, in 2008. Subsequent economic reform has not brought civil or political change.
Despite increasing dissident activity, political opposition remains illegal. Emigration and pervasive hopelessness are prevalent, as Cuba’s progress continues to be hampered by the U.S. trade embargo, devastating hurricanes, repressive centralized-socialist planning, corruption and poor productivity. Lack of many essentials, including food, still affects the country.
In the early years of Communist rule, strict control of all church activities and repression of religious freedom was common, but since 1990, the degree of pressure has lessened. Discrimination against Christians is illegal. However, discrimination and harassment continue, as growing churches are often perceived as a threat to regime stability. The Cuban Council of Churches is the Protestant umbrella group sanctioned by the regime. It endorses an expression of faith more in keeping with the revolutionary ideals of the regime, including liberation theology. Following Jesus remains a sacrificial choice while the regime fears the Church as a social movement like that which undermined communism in Eastern Europe and China.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for a dynamic and expanding Church
  • Pray for continued courage and perseverance for suffering believers.
  • Pray the faith community will be a light to the nation and have a powerful transforming effect on Cuba.

Comoros

Comoros consists of three volcanic islands between Madagascar and Mozambique. Underdeveloped, poor and overpopulated, it is one of Africa’s poorest countries. The nation has endured more than 20 coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. The two smaller islands, Moheli and Anjouan, constantly agitate for autonomy or independence. A new constitution in 2001 granted each island greater autonomy, but has not prevented rebellions, secession attempts and further intervention from the African Union.
Until 1973, Comoros was almost completely unevangellized. The vast majority of the population is Muslim, and Islamic fundamentalism is on the rise. However, most are involved in occult practices through witchcraft, curses and spirit possession. Many young people—disillusioned with life in this society that offers so little hope—attempt to find solace in drugs, sex or the opportunity to leave the islands.
There are severe restrictions on Christians. Evangelism is forbidden, and those who convert to Christianity can expect severe reprisals from the community and from their own family. Harassment and persecution have risen in frequency and intensity in recent years.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for courage for those choosing to follow Jesus, and wisdom for all who must walk out their faith in this hostile atmosphere.
  • Pray those in Comoros might have opportunities to hear the gospel of life that offers hope to all.

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  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 secondo fa
    [to all blasphemers: you were on Calvary: to express with certainty, your judgment: against Jesus? but, he is dead with infinite love also, for a piece of shit like you] Light of the world: in the darkness of the heart come and enlighten me, you are my only hope of life, remain with me forever. I'm here to praise, to adore you here, here to tell you that you are my God and only you are holy, you're wonderful and worthy glory are to me. King and King in glory in the history, you come down on earth among us, with humility you left your throne to show your love. I'm here to praise, to adore you here, here to tell you that you are my God; and only you are holy, you're wonderful and worthy glory are to me. I do not know how much it cost you dying on the cross there for me.
  • NoahTheNephilim
    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    24 minuti fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]], Two powerful explosions hit the region of Qazaz in Damascus on Thursday, killing around 55 people and leaving hundreds injured. "Two terrorist explosions hit Damascus near al-Qazaz intersection at the southern ring-road", state news agency, SANA, said, adding that the explosions "took place at a densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and the students are going to their jobs and schools". Television footage at the site of the blasts showed an apocalyptic scene with charred bodies and the carcasses of vehicles with smoke still rising from them. STOP BLOODSHED. The Head of the UN mission in Syria, Major General Robert Mood appealed for help to stop the bloodshed in the country, as he visited the site of the attacks.
  • NoahTheNephilim
    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    24 minuti fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]],"This is yet another example of the suffering brought upon the people of Syria from acts of violence", the Norwegian general said as he visited the site of one of the blasts. "We, the world community, are here with the Syrian people and I call on everyone within and outside Syria to help stop this violence", he said, according to a statement. Mood surveyed the damage left by the explosions which came just a day after the Norwegian general escaped unharmed when a roadside bomb exploded as he led a team of UN observers into the southern flashpoint city of Daraa. Six Syrian soldiers escorting them were reportedly hurt in Wednesday's bombing.
  • NoahTheNephilim
    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    24 minuti fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]], Some of the victims of this massacre: - MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH ABDUL-NABI, his wife and six children. - AL-Oulo Rateb, and a son. - AREF MOHAMMAD AL-Sayyid, his two brothers and IMAD OUQBA, his wife Izdihar ALI AL-Daher and three children. - The terrorists by the U.S. burned many houses - simulating a bombing in the Syrian Army Taldo. Even sabotaged the National Hospital in the area - and attacked a headquarters of the Police Forces. Recently, the Lebanese authorities have arrested a ship sponsored by the United States, he was doing the smuggling of weapons from Libya to Syria. Brasilia, May 27, 2012. Manufactured by Dialplus.
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    41 minuti fa
    [666 synnek1 you have the power to block: all other comments on this page only for today! thanks!] @ Saudi Arabia -> your minister, said to me: "how, jews have did: kill Jesus, by the Romans? Same way: the Jews are killing innocent Christian martyrs, by us!" another, your minister said: "it is useless: your work: about, the complaint of all our crimes!" But, God said to me: "No! he is mistaken." If you are: for God: YHWH my Allah, that is, if the value of your life has become for him (the Holy ONE) like a dog shit? the fault is yours alone!
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    Syria: opposition: closes: "no to a transitional government, with the regime" AGI - Agenzia Journalistic Italy - ANSWER -> this: he said: the Democracy: lol. of the regime of Saudi Arabia! Siria: l'opposizione: chiude: "no a un governo di transizione, con il regime"‎ AGI - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia -- ANSWER--> questo: ha detto: la democrazia: lol. del regime dell'Arabia Saudita!
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    @ synnek1 IMF, 666 -> perhaps: I do not know all your crimes (aberrant cannibalism, etc. ..) that: institutional Satanists, have had to do to you, for to take control of your mind? perhaps: I want to hurt you: personally? no, I love you! perhaps: I not love you: even: as a person: personally? I do not fight, also, for you, too: for to see, also, the day of your liberation? and if I did not love you: how you could still be alive? @synnek1 @FMI, 666 -> forse che: io non conosco tutti i crimini(aberranti di cannibalismo, ecc..) che: i satanisti istituzionali ti hanno costretto a fare: per prendere il controllo della tua mente? forse che: io voglio fare del male a te: personalmente, per questo? forse che: io non amo te: anche: come persona? io non lotto anche per te: per vedere il giorno della tua liberazione? e se io non amavo te: come tu potresti essere ancora in vita?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> and: that Answers: I can get: from a slave like you that: he must be afraid: for his own life? e che: risposte: io posso ottenere: da uno schiavo: come te: che: lui deve temere: per la sua stessa vita?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> why a Satanist like you: must have control of the most important page(this) in the world: for all the intelligence service secret? synnek1 @ 666 -> perché un satanista come te: ha il controllo della pagina più importante del mondo: dal punto di vista dei servizi segreti?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    after the crime: abnormal: of the banking seigniorage? responses were given all! However, we all try to grow with the experience of others! dopo il crimine: abnorme: di signoraggio bancario ? le risposte sono state date tutte! tuttavia, tutti noi cerchiamo di crescere con l'esperienza altrui!
  • Synnek1
    Synnek1 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    searching for answers...
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> because the CIA and the IMF: have imposed: the control and management: of so many Satanists: in youtube and google? @synnek1 666 --> perché la CIA e il FMI: hanno imposto: il controllo e la gestione: di così tanti satanisti: dentro youtube e google? synnek1 @ 666 -> parce que la CIA et le FMI: ont imposé: le contrôle et la gestion: des satanistes tant: dans youtube et google? synnek1 @ 666 -> weil der CIA und dem IWF: auferlegt haben: die Kontrolle und Verwaltung: so vieler Satanisten: Youtube und Google? synnek1 @ 666 -> потому, что ЦРУ и МВФ: ввели: контроль и управление: столько сатанистов: в YouTube и Google? synnek1@666 - > CIAと国際通貨基金(IMF)ので:課せられています:コントロールと管理を:非常に多くの悪魔の:YouTubeやGoogleで?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [genocidio: para el imperialismo saudita] Siria: Tlass DIJO: "Los soldados, se negó crímenes!" ([pero la oposición: se puede hacer?]), el Alto funcionario: el ejército ha desertado ([TRAIDOR]), "el país se mantiene unido ([es decir, sin embargo, están obligados: que hacer en la guerra en contra: el régimen? él: como un traidor, que ha huido al extranjero])? "Debido a que: se niegan a realizar: que: que: que él llamó" los crímenes de guerra "([pero he visto en youtube: matar, por la oposición: los que: : que se niegan: luchar contra el régimen: y tirar: también: la gente de las ventanas de éstas, por supuesto: no son crímenes de guerra, es decir, impuesta desde el exterior: una guerra civil: en contra de una nación del Pacífico, como, Occidente tiene hecho esto lo que:. que el crimen es])? "Me dirijo a usted como un niño ... Ejército Árabe Siria: que: se negó a llevar a cabo la actividad delictiva de un régimen corrupto ([como la corrupción?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [le génocide: l'impérialisme saoudien] Syrie: Tlass DIT: «Les soldats, a refusé crimes!" ([mais l'opposition: ils peuvent le faire?]), Alto agent: l'armée a fait défection ([TRAÎTRE]), «pays reste uni ([qui est, cependant, sont tous obligés: à faire dans la guerre contre: le régime? lui: comme un traître, qui, a fui à l'étranger])? "Parce que: refuser d'exécuter: que: ce qui suit: il a appelé" les crimes de guerre »([mais j'ai vu sur youtube: kill, par l'opposition: ceux qui: : avoir refuser: pour lutter contre le régime: et jeter: aussi:! les gens par les fenêtres il s'agit bien sûr: ils ne sont pas des crimes de guerre à savoir, imposée de l'extérieur: une guerre civile: contre une nation du Pacifique, comme, l'Occident a fait ce ce que:?. que le crime est])? "Je m'adresse à vous comme un enfant ... l'armée syrienne arabe: ce qui suit: il a refusé de procéder à des activités criminelles d'un régime corrompu ([que la corruption?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [genocide: for saudi imperialism]Syria: Tlass SAID: "soldiers, refused crimes!" ([but the opposition: they can do?]), Alto officer: army has defected ([TRAITOR]), "country remains united ([that is, however, are all forced: to do into the war against: the regime? Him: as a traitor, that, has fled abroad?])" Because: refuse to perform : than: that: he called "war crimes" ([but I've seen in youtube: kill, by the opposition: those: who: have refuse: to fight against the regime: and throw: also: people from the windows! these of course: they are not war crimes! ie, imposed from without: a civil war: against a Pacific nation, as, the West has done? this what: that crime is?]). "I address you as a child ... Syrian Arab Army: that: he refused to carry out criminal activity of a corrupt regime ([as corruption?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    Siria: Tlass SAID: "soldati, rifiutate crimini!" ([ma l'opposizione li può fare?]) Alto ufficiale che: ha defezionato esercito([TRADITORE]), "Paese resti unito([cioè, sia costretto add entrare comunque nella guerra contro il regime? mentre lui come traditore è fuggito all'estero?])" perché: rifiutino di compiere: quelli: che: ha definito "crimini di guerra"([ma, io ho visto in youtube: l'opposizione uccidere quelli: che: si rifiutano: di combattere il regime: e di buttare: anche: la gente dalle finestre! Questi ovviamente: non sono crimini di guerra! cioè, imporre dall'esterno una guerra civile ad una Nazione Pacifica, come l'Occidente ha fatto? questo che crimine è?]). "Mi rivolgo a voi... come uno dei figli dell'Esercito arabo siriano: che: si è rifiutato di compiere atti criminali: di un regime corrotto([quale corruzione?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    3 ore fa
    Syria , the CNS : Assad go away, then, after : we do: "transition " by halo (but They Do not know the rules of pluralism ) : for C: how is Been: Already done in Eritrea , where Christians, are Been imprisoned in containers: by salafis Islamist: for Sharia, for saudi imperialism ! The Revolt Against Assad is " closer to victory , more than ever." Convinced he is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan turkish ( after HAVING Consulted His crystal ball ) which, he stressed That Ankara is ready to Respond firmly to any hostility ( Which he wants to invent : out of thin air ) from Damascus. Turkey has asked Assad to step down: after failing : because , HIS salafis terrorists of Al Qaeda have prevented HIM from Implementing the Reforms promised : that he wanted to do: so much so, That, Assad has changed, even the Constitution.
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    3 ore fa
    La Syrie , le CNS: s'en aller Assad, puis, après: nous faisons : « transition» par lui seul ( mais ils ne connaissent pas les règles du pluralisme ): pour les faire : comment est-été: déjà fait en Erythrée: où les chrétiens, sont été emprisonné, dans le conteneur: par salafistes islamiste: pour faire: la charia, pour l'impérialisme Arabie! la révolte contre Assad est " plus proche de la victoire , plus que jamais." Il est convaincu le Premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan ( après avoir consulté sa boule de cristal), qui, il a souligné que Ankara est prêt à répondre fermement à tout acte d'hostilité (dont il veut inventer: à partir de rien) de Damas . La Turquie a demandé Assad à démissionner: après avoir échoué: parce que, ses terroristes salafistes d'Al-Qaïda ont empêché de mettre en œuvre les réformes promises: qu'il voulait faire: tant et si bien, que, Assad a changé, même la Constitution.