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02/23/2017 06:50 PM
Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners
Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican […]
02/23/2017 06:44 PM
Cuba Refuses OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Entry To The Island
Cuba Refuses OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Entry To The Island / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has published a letter explaining why he can not attend the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Award ceremony. In the letter, addressed to Rosa […]
02/22/2017 06:28 PM
OAS chief denied visa to visit Cuba
OAS chief denied visa to visit Cuba Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 10:38 AM WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Cuban authorities have denied a visa to the head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, to travel to the communist-ruled island to receive a prize from a dissident organisation, he said Wednesday. Almagro had […]
02/22/2017 06:26 PM
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […]
02/22/2017 06:15 PM
Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year
Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year BY MIMI WHITEFIELD AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES mwhitefield@miamiherald.com A year from now — on February 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year will be one of definitions in […]
02/20/2017 11:35 PM
Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy
Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:12pm TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to […]
02/19/2017 05:54 PM
Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon
Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto, Camaguey, 17 February 2017 – With a predominance of mixed techniques and recycled materials, Camaguey artists hide the shortage of raw materials in the City Salon show. The art show opened on 2 February and will run […]
02/17/2017 09:08 PM
Cuban Doctors and Nurses in Exchange for Angolan Oil
Cuban Doctors and Nurses in Exchange for Angolan Oil / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 14 February 2017 — In a memorable address on December 18, 2008 in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil, Raúl Castro referred to what we now know as Operation Carlota, saying, “We told the Angolan people we will only take with […]
02/17/2017 09:03 PM
The Student Who Did Not Want To ‘Ride With Fidel’
The Student Who Did Not Want To ‘Ride With Fidel’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Excobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 — David Mauri Cardoso, a 24-year-old from Cienfuegos, dreamt of being lawyer but could not successfully pass a test of dishonesty. In appearance it was a test of Spanish, but what was being evaluated […]
02/17/2017 08:00 PM
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements Vishakha Sonawane International Business TimesFebruary 17, 2017 Iran and Cuba signed 12 new cooperation agreements Thursday fortifying ties at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Tehran and Havana have upset the two countries. The agreements have been made in areas such as agriculture, health, […]
02/17/2017 07:56 PM
In Cuba Most Small Businesses Are Still Illegal
In Cuba Most Small Businesses Are Still Illegal February 17, 2017 By Eileen Sosin Martinez HAVANA TIMES — Mairim Rodriguez* used to spend her days looking through Revolico and other ad websites, seeing “what jobs were out there on the market.” She quickly found out that there were lots of other people in the same […]
02/16/2017 10:19 PM
Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon
Cuba’s Social Control, A Highly Effective Weapon February 15, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban system is well thought out, that doesn’t mean to say that it is flawless though. It works; it holds itself up and manages to keep afloat in spite of shortages and its lack of success. How […]
02/14/2017 06:17 PM
Cuban Graffiti Artist Makes His Mark in Havana
Cuban Graffiti Artist Makes His Mark in Havana The whimsical designs of Cuban graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. stand out for being different and for their sly sense of social criticism. Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:03 a.m. By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with […]
02/13/2017 08:43 PM
“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio
“Those Who Do Not Help the Victims of Castro-ism Are Complicit in the Oppression,” says Rocio Monasterio / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 11 February 2017 – Rocio Monasterio, a Cuban living in Spain who became popular after starring in a televised debate at the end of November in which she confronted […]
02/10/2017 04:53 PM
The MUAD and Otro18 lament that the electoral process will not be held under the ‘Law promised by the Government’
The MUAD and #Otro18 lament that the electoral process will not be held under the ‘Law promised by the Government’ DDC | La Habana | 10 de Febrero de 2017 – 00:09 CET. The Democratic Action Unity Roundtable (MUAD) and the Civic Platform #Otro18 expressed their regret Wednesday that the electoral process initiated on the […]
02/08/2017 09:26 PM
Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA
Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. Those in the group are among professionals who were stranded in third countries following […]
02/08/2017 05:02 PM
The Cuban hustle – Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay
The Cuban hustle: Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay By ROB WATERS FEBRUARY 8, 2017 HAVANA — He knew as a child that he wanted to be a doctor, like his father. He went to medical school, became a general surgeon and ultimately a heart specialist. He practiced at […]
02/07/2017 02:10 PM
Cuban health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA
Cuban health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. The group is among professionals who were stranded in third countries following former President […]
02/06/2017 03:08 PM
Have you been to Cuba? CEOs discuss business and travel opportunities on the island
Have you been to Cuba? CEOs discuss business and travel opportunities on the island This week’s question: Have you ever been to Cuba? Do you plan to go? Why or why not? ========== No, I have not been to Cuba. Of all of the places I would like to visit, Cuba is not a priority […]
02/04/2017 10:09 PM
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist known as El Sexto, is the very antithesis of the communist “new man” the Castro revolution was supposed to create. Maldonado spent 55 days in prison after […]
02/04/2017 02:29 AM
Everyone in Cuba Wants to Learn English
Everyone in Cuba Wants to Learn English / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 February 2017 — It’s raining cats and dogs in Havana and the Weather Institute announces a moderate cold front on the west of the island. Like any weekend, after lunch people gather in front of the TV to watch a Spanish football […]
02/02/2017 07:57 PM
Rural Women – Between Furrow And Domestic Labors
Rural Women: Between Furrow And Domestic Labors / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Alquizar (Artemisa), 30 January 2017 –In Alquízar the red earth covers everything with a reddish layer. To Gladys Montero that crimson powder gets into the wrinkles of the face. “I come from the deep field,” she warns. In Cuba, 21% of […]
02/02/2017 07:50 PM
Statistics Reflect The Serious Crisis Of The Cuban Education System
Statistics Reflect The Serious Crisis Of The Cuban Education System / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 February 2017 – The rapid aging of the population, joined with the reduction in available resources and the decline in the quality of teaching, are three of the features with which the economist Carmelo Mesa-Lago has […]
02/02/2017 06:36 PM
Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market
Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […]
02/01/2017 08:52 PM
Coexistence Profiles Future Proposals For Cuban Education And Culture
Coexistence Profiles Future Proposals For Cuban Education And Culture / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 30 January 2017 — A pluralistic education, deeply democratic, with a privileged use of technology and communications together with a vision of culture open to universality: these were some of the proposals of the third meeting of the […]
01/30/2017 06:31 PM
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier By Emily DeRuy The announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba is good news for students who want to study on the island. After decades of restrictions and bureaucratic bickering, it will likely become much easier for American students to study abroad in […]
01/28/2017 05:39 PM
We are very afraid
We are very afraid / Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin and Rudy Cabrera Cubanet, Augusto Cesar San Martin and Rudy Cabrera, Havana, 23 January 2017 – In 2014, Cuban doctor Nelson Cabrera Quinta, his wife and two teenage children were declared illegal occupants of his home located at No. 1705 – 200th Street in the […]
01/27/2017 05:09 PM
Cuba Water Hassles
Cuba Water Hassles By Barbara Gutierrez 01-18-2017 An interdisciplinary study at UM is looking at how Cubans on the island cope with water issues that result in health and hygiene concerns. When Evaristo lived in his native Cuba, hardly a day went by where he wasn’t dealing with water-related problems such as contaminated drinking water, […]
01/23/2017 03:22 PM
Granada, 1983, the Hidden Cuban Martyrology
Granada, 1983, the Hidden Cuban Martyrology / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 19 January 2017 — Thirty-three years later, I talked to more than 60 people under age 40 and with more than a 9th grade education; none of them knew exactly what I was talking about. I asked them: Do you know what […]
01/23/2017 03:19 PM
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 10 January 2017 — – I have often heard or read about the supposed Cuban “culture and education,” a fabulous academic record based on official Cuban statistics and, of course, the Cuban Revolution and its (literally) ashen leader. A few weeks […]
01/23/2017 02:19 PM
Finally, it’s easier for Cubans to plug in as Internet access grows
Finally, it’s easier for Cubans to plug in as Internet access grows THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba’s state-owned telecommunications company. The 55-year-old theater producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service […]
01/18/2017 06:34 PM
Economist Karina Gálvez Released On Bail, After Six Days Of Arrest
Economist Karina Gálvez Released On Bail, After Six Days Of Arrest / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 17 January 2017 — On Tuesday night, economist Karina Gálvez was released after her family paid a bond of 2,000 Cuban pesos. The editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) thanked the solidarity of all those who denounced her arrest on […]
01/16/2017 06:57 PM
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 21 January 2017 — The editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence), the economist Karina Galvez, is still being held incommunicado 24 hours after a spectacular police raid on her home in Pinar del Río. Gálvez is accused of […]
01/14/2017 09:42 PM
Cuban Economist and Activist Karina Galvez Arrested And Taken To State Security Headquarters
Cuban Economist and Activist Karina Galvez Arrested And Taken To State Security Headquarters / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 11 January 2017 — The economist Karina Galvez, a member of the editorial board of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) has been arrested and taken to the headquarters of State Security on the Pinar del Rio highway. Her home […]
01/12/2017 06:25 PM
Cuban doctors visiting Chicago offer a fresh perspective
Cuban doctors visiting Chicago offer a fresh perspective Mitch Dudek @mitchdudek Dr. Robert Winn wants to understand exactly how doctors in Cuba are able to utilize high school students as front line health care workers by having them check in on sick patients in their neighborhoods. So Winn is thrilled to host three Cuban doctors […]
01/12/2017 06:13 PM
Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast
Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […]
01/11/2017 06:35 PM
The Three Kings Are Also Sexist
The Three Kings Are Also Sexist / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Havana, Luz Escobar, 6 January 2016 — Half a hundred people crowded around the outside of the store. Some shelves display dolls, play tea sets and teddy bears: an explosion of pink and lilac. In others, plastic wagons, swords and firefighters’ equipment appear darker […]
01/09/2017 12:32 PM
Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains
Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […]
01/06/2017 07:09 PM
Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment?
Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment? January 5, 2017 by Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Ending the year, President Raul Castro announced to the legislature that financial constraints in 2017 “could even get worse in certain circumstances” but even then we would be able to get the “GDP growing at a moderate rate around […]
01/04/2017 06:16 PM
Cuba says ‘yes’ to English as tourism flourishes
Cuba says ‘yes’ to English as tourism flourishes 4 January 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean As Cuba slowly opens up its economy to the rest of the world, more and more Cubans are learning English. The Cuban government has made proficiency in English a requirement for all high school and university students. […]
01/01/2017 06:51 PM
Raul Castro’s Hourglass is Running Out
Raul Castro’s Hourglass is Running Out / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 December 2016 — A popular joke inquires about the color of a train that arrives late at the station. The answer is a play on words: de morado.* Raul Castro has dressed in just that tone in relation to his […]
12/30/2016 09:12 PM
250 Ghanaian medical students ‘neglected’ in Cuba call for help
250 Ghanaian medical students ‘neglected’ in Cuba call for help Ghanaian medical students in Cuba have called for immediate restructuring of the Cuban-Ghana medical program after decrying what they termed “maltreatment” suffered under the programme for years. The 250 students who have spent four years in Cuba studying a 7-year programme in medicine, complained bitterly […]
12/30/2016 09:10 PM
Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change
Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 00:33 CET. The general philosophy that will pervade the Government next year, until the promised resignation of General Raúl Castro, was clearly outlined […]
12/29/2016 07:12 PM
Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US
Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press December 28, 2016 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a plunge in aid from Venezuela overwhelmed a surge in tourism set off by detente with […]
12/29/2016 05:49 PM
Estudiantes de música de La Habana participarán en un concierto comunitario en EEUU
Estudiantes de música de La Habana participarán en un concierto comunitario en EEUU DDC | La Habana | 28 de Diciembre de 2016 – 21:48 CET. Estudiantes de la Jazz Band del Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán de La Habana participarán en un concierto comunitario el próximo 5 de enero en Estados Unidos, informó este miércoles el […]
12/27/2016 02:38 AM
If It’s About Abuses…
If It’s About Abuses… / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 25 December 2016 — Some official journalists, who seem to be following orders from on high, have taken against the self-employed and their prices, which they consider too high for the ordinary citizen. Of course no one has written a single line or even a word […]
12/26/2016 04:29 PM
Police Question Publisher Of ‘Coexistence’ About Her Travel Abroad
Police Question Publisher Of ‘Coexistence’ About Her Travel Abroad / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2016 – Karina Galvez Chiú, editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) was questioned Saturday about her travels outside Cuba, during a meeting with the Department of Immigration and Nationality of Pinar del Rio. Two interior ministry officials demanded information from […]
12/26/2016 03:36 PM
Cuba after Fidel Castro – Arthur I. Cyr
Cuba after Fidel Castro Published December 4, 2016 By Arthur I. Cyr The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment in the midst of important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor in no way minimizes the ruthlessness of his regime. In May 2015, the United States […]
12/24/2016 06:00 PM
Billionaire philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has spent years quietly uniting Tampa and Cuba
Billionaire philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has spent years quietly uniting Tampa and Cuba Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:00am Former banker and Tampa philanthropist David Straz Jr. is interviewed in his Tampa office. Straz is so well-respected in Cuba that when his private jet is enroute to Havana’s airport, large […]
12/24/2016 04:33 PM
The One Who Left Ashes
The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief statement read by Raúl Castro on Cuban television. at midnight. As a deceased person, the […]
12/24/2016 04:31 PM
It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It
It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […]
12/23/2016 07:26 PM
In Cuba Everybody Wants My Money
In Cuba Everybody Wants My Money December 22, 2016 By Yudarkis Veloz Sarduy (Progreso Semanal) HAVANA TIMES — In my household, nobody could believe what journalist Boris Fuentes was telling us on the “Cuba Says” segment of the National News on Cuban TV one night at the end of November. If a bunch of onions […]
12/22/2016 06:43 PM
No due process in Cuba
No due process in Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. A few posts ago, we mentioned that “El Sexto”, a popular singer in Cuba, was arrested for celebrating the death of Castro. His problem is that he constantly dissents from the Castro dictatorship and prefers to do it his way, a crime in Cuba, unless “your […]
12/22/2016 06:08 PM
Looking at Cuba Right Now
Looking at Cuba Right Now PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 12:27 CET. In Cuba, in the name of socialism, the revolution and the workers, “Fidelism” placed the economy under state control, along with all large, medium and small properties, whether Cuban or foreign-owned, on which it organized wage-based […]
12/19/2016 07:53 PM
POST-CASTRO CUBA CONTINUES TO LOCK UP DISSENTING ARTISTS
POST-CASTRO CUBA CONTINUES TO LOCK UP DISSENTING ARTISTS Street artist “El Sexto” was jailed for writing “Se fue” (He’s gone) on a wall. BY ANTHONY L. FISHER ON 12/19/16 AT 11:30 AM Cuba’s nine days of official mourning for its deceased former dictator Fidel Castro has mercifully concluded, but his penchant for locking up artists […]
12/17/2016 09:11 PM
Cuban Apartheid
Cuban Apartheid / Cubalex Cubalex, Havana, 14 December 2016 – In Cuba there are no conditions under which economic, social and cultural rights can be exercised. “All Cubans have free healthcare and education,” is a claim that is easily refuted. We continue the debate with another question: Who decided we Cubans could not invest in […]
12/14/2016 09:03 PM
Cuba No Es Fi(d)el – Impressions on the Duelo Nacional
Cuba No Es Fi(d)el: Impressions on the Duelo Nacional 14/12/2016 14:27 Stefano Piano Strategy & Public Policy Consultant, Part-time Writer Clarissa Parenti Linguist, Media Planner, Part-time writer The Duelo Nacional might imply that Cuba stopped for Fidel Castro’s death. Our conversations with Cubans suggest a rather different story. Since the death of Fidel Castro was […]
12/14/2016 08:27 PM
The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro
The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro / Miriam Leiva ABC International, Miriam Leiva, 26 November 2016 — Fidel Castro left Cuba in disastrous economic conditions after exerting absolute power for more than 47 years. His brother received a country “on the precipice” on 31 July 2006. Raul Castro has had to eliminate the “genial” initiatives […]
12/14/2016 08:17 PM
Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader
Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader / Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares, Havana, 12 December 2016 – Dr. Nelson Gandulla Diaz, a national delegate to the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, headquartered in Cienfuegos, was interrogated by Cuban State Security officials after being cited to appear at the offices […]
12/11/2016 05:30 PM
Raul Castro at the Crossroads
Raul Castro at the Crossroads / Carlos Alberto Montaner Carlos Alberto Montaner, 10 December 2016 — Raúl Castro is on his own. Gone is his mentor, his paternal figure, the man who molded his life and led him at gunpoint — literally — from insignificance to the nation’s leadership. But he did so brusquely, reminding […]
12/11/2016 05:44 PM
The Role of Cuba in Venezuela – Douglas Farah
The Role of Cuba in Venezuela [Opinion] By Douglas Farah While there is little doubt that the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is on shaky ground, the Castro brothers in Cuba must be just as nervous. For the past 14 years Venezuela has provided an economic lifeline to the Cuban regime by sending them […]
12/08/2016 08:32 PM
Legacy and End Point
Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […]
12/08/2016 08:29 PM
Mariela Castro’s Disrespect in New York
Mariela Castro’s Disrespect in New York / Cubanet, Jorge Angel Perez Cubanet, Jorge Ángel Pérez, Havana, 1 December 2016 — A cable from the Cuban press agency Prensa Latina, written by Waldo Mendiluza, warned me that the sexologist, parliamentarian, and daughter of Raul Castro, was in New York. According to the cable, the director of […]
12/08/2016 06:48 PM
Fidel’s best-sold myth
Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […]
12/04/2016 06:23 PM
Fidel Castro’s ashes return to the city where the revolution began
Fidel Castro’s ashes return to the city where the revolution began BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald SANTIAGO DE CUBA Fidel Castro returned Saturday to the city where he and a band of rebels staged an assault on the Moncada Barracks, the beginning of the Cuba Revolution, and the place where he began his march into the […]
12/04/2016 06:23 PM
Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘We vow to defend the homeland and socialism’
Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘We vow to defend the homeland and socialism’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald SANTIAGO DE CUBA Invited world leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans flocked to the Plaza Antonio Maceo for a final farewell to Fidel Castro on Saturday night, the eve of his internment at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. […]
12/03/2016 06:54 PM
Tourists came to Cuba for fun but got Castro funeral instead
Tourists came to Cuba for fun but got Castro funeral instead By Daniel Trotta | HAVANA They came to Cuba for an education, plus some fun and games, but got a state funeral instead. Some of the Americans touring Cuba when Fidel Castro died on Friday at age 90 feared there might be civil unrest […]
12/03/2016 06:37 PM
In rural Cuba, economy stuck in time after Castro
In rural Cuba, economy stuck in time after Castro Alongside free education and healthcare, the Cuban revolution also brought anemic development and a one-party state, which controls 80 percent of the economy and fears losing its grip on the market By Rigoberto Diaz / AFP, CAMAGUEY, Cuba A convoy is carrying former Cuban president Fidel […]
12/03/2016 06:35 PM
Castro’s Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap
Castro’s Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap December 02, 2016 10:45 PM Reuters SANTA CLARA/HAVANA — Fidel Castro’s death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. […]
12/02/2016 08:41 PM
Cubans Directed To Be Sad
Cubans Directed To Be Sad / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 29 November 2016 — Women crying on camera, Facebook profiles turned into portraits of Comandante Fidel, long lines to bid farewell to his absent ashes. No reggaeton in the streets, no “good morning” from the announcers on national […]
12/01/2016 03:33 PM
Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures
Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […]
12/01/2016 03:25 PM
Fidel Castro Was Anything But Courageous
Fidel Castro Was Anything But Courageous / 14ymedio, Andres Oppenheimer 14ymedio, Andres Oppenheimer, 28 November 2016 – It is not elegant to criticize someone who has just died, but seeing the messages from the heads of state around the world exalting the supposed courage of the recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the truth must […]
12/01/2016 03:22 PM
She is a Castro capitalist. And here is why she mourns the dictator’s death
She is a Castro capitalist. And here is why she mourns the dictator’s death BY TIM PADGETT tpadgett@wlrnnews.org HAVANA Hundreds of thousands of Cubans filled Havana’s Revolution Square Tuesday night to bid farewell to Fidel Castro, who died Friday. We can’t know how many of them will actually miss the communist leader. But some of […]
11/30/2016 02:30 PM
Fidel Castro’s Death Elicits Mixed Reactions in Cuba
Fidel Castro’s Death Elicits Mixed Reactions in Cuba Some expect little real change, others see a new chapter opening in island nation’s history Juan Forero Nov. 27, 2016 7:50 p.m. ET HAVANA—Cubans have stumbled through a collective haze since Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90. Many have known him only as a grandfatherly […]
11/28/2016 08:35 PM
Despite Fidel Castro’s death, few expect rapid political changes in Cuba
Despite Fidel Castro’s death, few expect rapid political changes in Cuba Tracy Wilkinson, Patrick J. McDonnell and Cecilia Sanche For Amalia Cortes, a loyal member of Cuba’s “revolutionary” generation, there is no question that Fidel Castro helped transform the country for the better. “Of course I will be in the Plaza de la Revolución to […]

 

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