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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 […]
11/28/2016 07:34 PM
One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution.
One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution. By DAMIEN CAVE NOV. 27, 2016 HAVANA — When Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana on Jan. 8, 1959, Juan Montes Torre rushed into the streets to cheer. A poor, uneducated laborer from the eastern countryside of Cuba, he had arrived in the capital a […]
11/27/2016 04:36 PM
After Castro, Cuba wonders what comes next
After Castro, Cuba wonders what comes next By THE WASHINGTON POST November 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm Nick Miroff, The Washington Post HAVANA, Cuba – For the nearly five decades Fidel Castro ruled this country, he was a daily presence in Cubans’ lives. His speeches echoed on their televisions and his stern rules shaped almost […]
11/27/2016 05:14 PM
Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say
Cuba’s strides under Castro offset by decades of repression, reports say By Joe Sterling, CNN Updated 0626 GMT (1426 HKT) November 27, 2016 (CNN)The relentlessly brutal legacy of political repression that marked Fidel Castro’s rule in Cuba offset and undermined his achievements, two major human rights groups said on Saturday. Amnesty International and Human Rights […]
11/27/2016 02:41 PM
Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba
Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba By Anthony Hall Posted: Nov 27, 2016 12:54 AM Updated: Nov 27, 2016 5:57 AM LUBBOCK, Texas – Two Cuban-Americans were political prisoners for nearly four years each after they were caught discussing change in Cuba during perestroika and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership in the […]
11/27/2016 02:27 PM
We cry over this news — but not for Fidel
We cry over this news — but not for Fidel BY MANNY NAVARRO mnavarro@miamiherald.com I wasn’t born in Cuba, thankfully. But the blood flowing through my veins has carried my family’s tears for 38 years. I’m a second-generation Cuban American. My dad left Cuba when he was 1 in 1956, three years before Fidel Castro […]
11/26/2016 07:22 PM
Cuban State Security Prohibits Third Meeting Of Coexistence Studies Center
Cuban State Security Prohibits Third Meeting Of Coexistence Studies Center / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 25 November 2016 — The meeting of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC) scheduled for Saturday in Pinar del Rio has been prohibited by State Security, as reported two officers to the organization’s director, Dagoberto Valdes. The men visited the house […]
11/26/2016 06:22 PM
Dagoberto Valdes Recounts His Conversation With Cuban State Security
Dagoberto Valdes Recounts His Conversation With Cuban State Security / 14ymedio, Dagoberto Valdes 14ymedio, Dagoberto Valdes, 25 November 2016 — At the stroke of noon today, 25 November 2016, two officials from State Security came to my house, Major Joaquin, who participated in my interrogation on 27 October, and another official. Major Joaquin said that […]
11/26/2016 01:43 PM
Fidel Castro’s Economic Disaster In Cuba
Fidel Castro’s Economic Disaster In Cuba Tim Worstall , CONTRIBUTOR I have opinions about economics, finance and public policy. Fidel Castro, the Communist Dictator of Cuba, has died at the age of 90. There have been those, over the decades, who have held him up as some paragon of a new world order, one in […]
11/26/2016 01:27 PM
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […]
11/26/2016 01:12 PM
Fidel Castro is dead
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […]
11/26/2016 01:02 PM
What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba?
What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba? BY JUAN O. TAMAYO El Nuevo Herald The death of Fidel Castro has raised uncomfortable questions about the future of his immediate family, a group remarkable both for its size — at least seven, and maybe up to 11 sons and daughters — and for […]
11/26/2016 12:58 PM
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified?
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […]
11/26/2016 12:57 PM
Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy
Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […]
11/26/2016 12:54 PM
In the country of the ‘revolution,’ homosexuals remain without rights
In the country of the ‘revolution,’ homosexuals remain without rights DDC | Madrid | 25 de Noviembre de 2016 – 23:17 CET. In Latin America, gay marriage is legal in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia. It is also permitted in Mexico City and several Mexican states. Chile has a Civil Union Agreement that legally governs […]
11/25/2016 02:02 PM
‘Mariela Castro’s March’ Review: Changing minds in Cuba
‘Mariela Castro’s March’ Review: Changing minds in Cuba An HBO documentary about transgender persecution raises more questions than it answers. By JOHN ANDERSON Nov. 24, 2016 5:19 p.m. ET “Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution,” Monday, 9 p.m., HBO. As a venue for high-quality nonfiction films, HBO Documentaries has few peers. So it’s with some […]
11/23/2016 04:45 PM
A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy
A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy / 14ymedio Academy 1010, an initiative of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement, experienced a second day of police harassment with a strong Sttae Security operation around the homes of several activists, including arrests and deportations to home provinces. Today, no participants were able to reach […]
11/19/2016 05:35 PM
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […]
11/19/2016 12:03 PM
Strangling us at the waist
Strangling us at the waist ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 18 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:32 CET. More than 20 years ago in Havana a friend and colleague of mine portrayed the regime’s incessant calls for austerity with an unforgettable image that I have never forgotten: “Boy, if we keep tightening our […]
11/18/2016 05:48 PM
Cubans’ Route To The United States Passes Through Remote Guyana
Cubans’ Route To The United States Passes Through Remote Guyana / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, 15 November 2016 – He doesn’t yet know how to find Guyana on a map, but he proudly shows off a plane reservation from Havana to Panama City and finally to Georgetown. Samuel, a fictitious name to avoid […]
11/15/2016 12:53 PM
Ruskin fisherman works to preserve Cuba’s environment
Ruskin fisherman works to preserve Cuba’s environment Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:00am TAMPA — Phil Thompson has cast enough fishing line in Cuba that it has become a second home for the Ruskin native and resident. “Oh man, I love Cuba,” said Thompson, 64, who has been participating in fishing […]
11/14/2016 01:13 PM
A Hot Souvenir From Cuba for Some Americans – Cancer Vaccine
A Hot Souvenir From Cuba for Some Americans: Cancer Vaccine By SALLY H. JACOBS NOV. 14, 2016 Zuby Malik is an unlikely candidate to violate international law. A 78-year-old mother of four with a crown of silver hair, she is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with a penchant for order. But Dr. Malik is fighting for her […]
11/13/2016 05:17 PM
Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail
Private Restaurants Closed, Owners in Jail / 14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz 14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz, Camaguey, 11 November 2016 — Closed and silent. Thus are several of the most successful private restaurants – known as paladares – in Las Tunas and Camaguey these days. Their proprietors are accused of several economic crimes and […]
11/12/2016 04:16 PM
Cuba’s Hard Currency Stores Prohibit Hiring of Education and Healthcare Professionals
Cuba’s Hard Currency Stores Prohibit Hiring of Education and Healthcare Professionals / 14ymedio, Jorge Luis Navarro Ruiz 14ymedio, Jorge Luis Navarro Ruiz, Havana, 7 November 2014 — A relatively new phenomenon is now affecting a small sector of the population, including me. The state-owned hard currency stores (TRD – the Spanish initials for “Hard-Currency Collection […]
11/11/2016 04:03 PM
Delegation of 42 Execs Heads to Cuba
Delegation of 42 Execs Heads to Cuba by: Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO November 10, 2016 0 31 More than 40 Prince George’s County businesses and organizations are headed to Cuba next week on an inaugural trip with County Executive Rushern Baker III. Their goal is to cultivate business and cultural connections on […]
11/10/2016 05:09 PM
Cuba Ventures on Why an Incoming Trump Administration Will be Good for U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement
Cuba Ventures on Why an Incoming Trump Administration Will be Good for U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement GlobeNewswire • November 10, 2016 VANCOUVER, British Colombia, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cuba Ventures Corp. (CUV.V) (MPSFF) (the “Company”) – Donald J. Trump, the newly elected Republican President of the United States of America confirmed victory over Democratic rival […]
11/10/2016 03:44 PM
The power of the people
The power of the people BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:03 CET. At the end of the last decade Raúl Castro’s government agreed to reform education in order to slash costs. Obsessed with balances of payments, deficits and inflation, reductions in social security and education outlays seemed […]
11/07/2016 02:22 PM
Richard Feinberg analyzes a Cuban economy in transition
Richard Feinberg analyzes a Cuban economy in transition BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since the mid-1970s when he was a graduate student in international economics, Richard Feinberg, now a professor at the University of California San Diego, has been fascinated by the challenges of reforming centralized economies. He first focused on Eastern Europe but then spent […]
11/03/2016 08:55 PM
The regime is now using free Internet access to lure people to its political events
The regime is now using free Internet access to lure people to its political events BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 3 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:10 CET. On Monday, 17 October, 2016 Josefina Vidal, a leading Cuban official involved in negotiations with the US, showed up at the University of Havana for […]
11/02/2016 05:19 PM
A Cuban Doctor Fights To Stay In Brazil Free Of Cuban Government Contract
A Cuban Doctor Fights To Stay In Brazil Free Of Cuban Government Contract / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 31 October 2016 – She worked for three years at health centers in Dourados, a region of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, as part of the government program Mais Medicos (More Doctors). Karem Guadalupe Saboit […]
10/31/2016 12:14 PM
Does Economic Development Lead To Democracy?
Does Economic Development Lead To Democracy? / 14ymedio, Jose Azel 14ymedio, Jose Azel, Miami, 27 October 2016 – For decades the statement that “the more wealthy a nation is, the greater the chances that it supports democracy” has been a conventional view and a centerpiece of United States foreign policy. This quote is from a […]
10/31/2016 11:43 AM
Algeria Oil – Export In October Will Be Higher Than In September
Algeria Oil: Export In October Will Be Higher Than In September Oct.31.16 | About: The United (USO) Algeria oil exports slowed after 10th October. Yet, total October figure will be higher than in September. Despite promise by media, no tanker went from Algeria directly to Cuba. Algeria is the second largest oil producer in Africa. […]

 

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