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03/22/2017 07:08 PM
Raul Castro Squandered His Last Chance
Raul Castro Squandered His Last Chance / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 March 2017 — A year ago Cuba had a once in a lifetime opportunity. US President Barack Obama came to the island willing to turn the page on political confrontation. The gesture transcended the diplomatic situation, but Raul […]
03/22/2017 05:18 PM
Cuba official – Mich. could be trade partner, investor
Cuba official: Mich. could be trade partner, investor Charles E. Ramirez, The Detroit News 3:17 p.m. ET March 21, 2017 Detroit — Michigan and Cuba could be great business partners, Cuba’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday. “I think (like Cuba,) your main asset here is the people,” José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez said after his […]
03/22/2017 05:07 PM
Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel Castro – Amnesty International
Cuba: Activist sentenced to three years in jail after criticising Fidel Castro 21 March 2017, 16:58 UTC A three year sentence against the leader of a Christian pro-democracy movement after he criticized Fidel Castro is a stark illustration of ongoing restrictions to the right to free expression in Cuba, said Amnesty International. Dr. Eduardo Cardet […]
03/22/2017 05:06 PM
How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC
How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC Jackson Ventrella / Ana Quintana / @Ana_R_Quintana / March 20, 2017 COMMENTARY BY Jackson Ventrella Jackson Ventrella is a member of the Young Leader’s Program at The Heritage Foundation. Ana Quintana @Ana_R_Quintana Ana Quintana is a policy analyst for Latin America and the […]
03/22/2017 04:58 PM
Cuban dissident leader to Trump – ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’
Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Frustrated by what they see as “indolence” from the previous administration, some Cuban government opponents are urging President Donald Trump to backtrack current Cuba policy and speak out about increased government repression on the island. Antonio G. Rodiles and his […]
03/21/2017 03:48 PM
UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh
UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […]
03/21/2017 03:43 PM
As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba relations?
As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba relations? Karen Gilchrist | @_karengilchrist Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | 9:02 AM ET CNBC.com U.S. airlines Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines have become the latest to bow out of Cuba due to weakened demand, posing new questions about the U.S’s future relationship […]
03/20/2017 03:43 PM
The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition
“The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition” Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now integrating gays into society IÑAKI MAKAZAGA Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET “El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición” A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch […]
03/19/2017 02:00 PM
Comer visits Cuba, examines agriculture
Comer visits Cuba, examines agriculture Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:15 AM By Jackson French Bowling Green Daily News BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, recently visited Cuba and hopes to restore agricultural trade with the island nation and provide the United States with a valuable new market for agricultural exports. Comer said […]
03/18/2017 05:14 PM
Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality
Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality George Diaz Orlando Sentinel “So when are you going to Cuba?” I get that a lot, maybe once a week. It’s understandable, since I am a home-grown Cubano, at least until I was almost 5 years old. That’s when my parents, in an act of ultimate sacrifice, left […]
03/16/2017 03:54 PM
The Taliban Has Returned
The Taliban Has Returned / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 15 March 2017 – At the beginning of the last decade, when Fidel Castro would call a “march of the fighting people” for any reason whatsoever and the multitudes who seemed to have arrived from Pyongyang would chant slogans and wave little […]
03/16/2017 01:43 PM
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […]
03/15/2017 03:31 PM
Arrestan a Dama de Blanco y la amenazan con quitarle los hijos
Arrestan a Dama de Blanco y la amenazan con quitarle los hijos marzo 14, 2017 Idolidia Darias La líder del movimiento femenino, Berta Soler, responsabilizó a los represores con lo que les pueda pasar a los dos menores, que quedaron solos en casa tras el arresto de su madre. La Dama de Blanco Lismery Quintana […]
03/15/2017 02:57 PM
Illinois Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba
Illinois Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba Alex Ruppenthal | March 13, 2017 4:55 pm Relaxing trade barriers between the U.S. and Cuba could unlock millions of dollars in exports for Illinois agriculture producers, estimates show, and industry advocates are optimistic such a change is coming. In January, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas introduced a […]
03/15/2017 12:48 PM
HRF condena la detención y abuso arbitrario contra dos activistas en Santiago de Cuba
HRF condena la detención y abuso arbitrario contra dos activistas en Santiago de Cuba DDC | La Habana | 14 de Marzo de 2017 – 22:49 CET. Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condenó este martes en un comunicado la detención y el abuso arbitrarios, por parte del régimen cubano, contra la activista de la democracia María […]
03/11/2017 05:34 PM
Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast
Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is waking up. But it’s a delicate process Like many Cubans, Ubaldo Huerta left his homeland during a time of deep economic crisis following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, which decimated Cuba’s economy and sent […]
03/11/2017 05:29 PM
Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy
Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final determination on their fate. Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and […]
03/10/2017 09:07 PM
In Miami, politicians struggle with ethics of doing business with Cuba
In Miami, politicians struggle with ethics of doing business with Cuba BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND MIMI WHITEFIELD pmazzei@miamiherald.com The panel of three local mayors discussing how the United States should approach doing business with Cuba was going predictably Friday until Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a likely Democratic candidate for Florida governor, brought up a […]
03/09/2017 08:31 PM
Cuba’s self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo
Cuba’s self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo By KATARINA HALL • 3/8/17 8:00 PM At the end of January, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced the Agricultural Export Expansion Act aimed at removing restrictions on United States agricultural exports to Cuba. Following the steps of 16 other states, Virginia also launched its […]
03/09/2017 08:19 PM
Future of democracy in Cuba
Future of democracy in Cuba Posted: Mar 08, 2017 5:48 AM Updated: Mar 08, 2017 6:09 AM Two human rights activists from the island nation spoke about what it will take to secure democracy in the country. Rosa María Payá with the Christian Liberation Movement and Cuba Decide and Oswaldo Payá were invited to the […]
03/09/2017 07:49 PM
CCDHRN – 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political activist, dead in prison
CCDHRN: 482 arbitrary arrests on the Island in February and a political activist, dead in prison DDC | La Habana | 8 de Marzo de 2017 – 20:48 CET. In its monthly report the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) denounced the “482 arbitrary arrests” of peaceful opponents and dissidents that took […]
03/08/2017 06:12 PM
Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces The Death Of A Political Prisoner Pending Trial
Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces The Death Of A Political Prisoner Pending Trial / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 7 March 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) has denounced the death of political prisoner Hamel Santiago Maz Hernández, an activist from UNPACU, who died* on February 24 at Combinado del Este […]
03/08/2017 03:28 PM
La revisión del caso Carromero
La revisión del caso Carromero Rosa María Payá persevera en esclarecer, más allá de toda duda razonable, la muerte de su padre y de su amigo el 22 de julio de 2012 Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 08/03/2017 9:22 am El sufrimiento produce perseverancia; la perseverancia, entereza de carácter; la entereza de carácter, esperanza. Romanos […]
03/07/2017 06:08 PM
Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico
Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2017 – Cuban police prevented activist Joanna Columbié from boarding a plane this Monday heading to Mexico. The car in which she was raveling was intercepted on the way to the airport and a State Security official warned […]
03/07/2017 03:39 PM
50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ
Cuba: 50 Ladies in White Arrested After Communist Mob Stones HQ Kyodo via AP Images by FRANCES MARTEL 6 Mar 2017 The Cuban anti-Communist group Ladies in White reports at least 50 of its members were arrested this weekend following a mob attack on their headquarters in Havana, in which the dissidents were forced to […]
03/06/2017 04:19 PM
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana By Michael Mewshaw March 3 Michael Mewshaw is writing a memoir about his friendship with Pat Conroy. A happy hybrid, “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” invokes the Cuban capital as an occasion to discuss the country’s history, politics, food, architecture, music, religion and passion […]
03/05/2017 05:14 PM
The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo Cardet
The Prosecution Asks For Three Years In Prison For The Opponent Eduardo Cardet / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2017 — This Friday, the trial against Eduardo Cardet, a doctor and the national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), was concluded. The prosecution has maintained its original request for three years of deprivation of […]
03/05/2017 04:40 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS
HUMAN RIGHTS? CUBA ARRESTS, ORDERS TRIAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS Father reports: ‘They are making inquiries as if we were criminals’ Published: 16 hours ago BOB UNRUH Even as President Trump prepares to undo some of Barack Obama’s executive orders to normalize America’s relations with Cuba, the communist island nation remains far short of international human-rights […]
03/04/2017 09:36 PM
Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity
Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 February 2017 — Luis Enrique Cepero García was an opponent of the Cuban regime serving a sentence in the Combinado del Este prison when he decided to infect himself with a disease rather than continue […]
03/01/2017 09:53 PM
HRF celebra diez años promoviendo la libertad y exponiendo los crímenes autoritarios
HRF celebra diez años promoviendo la libertad y exponiendo los crímenes autoritarios DDC | Washington | 1 de Marzo de 2017 – 20:03 CET. Human Rights Foundation (HRF) emitió un extenso comunicado a propósito de sus diez años de fundada en el que expone de forma minuciosa el trabajo desempeñado durante el pasado 2016, en […]
03/01/2017 06:34 PM
Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba
Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba Courtesy Home School Legal Defense Association by PENNY STARR 28 Feb 2017 A pastor and his wife have been arrested in Cuba for homeschooling their children, according to Mike Donnelly, director of global outreach for the Home School Legal Defense Association, a U.S.-based organization that […]
02/28/2017 08:07 PM
Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba
Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú weed. Meanwhile, food prices were increasing on the world market. In light of this situation, […]
02/26/2017 03:18 PM
Cuban Activist Juan Goberna Arrested
Cuban Activist Juan Goberna Arrested / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 25 February 2017 — Human rights activist Juan Goberna Hernández was arrested around 9 am this Saturday when he left home to attend a meeting of the Inclusive Culture Network, a project to defend the rights of people with disabilities. On Friday night Goberna, who is […]
02/25/2017 08:14 PM
A brave act in Cuba deserves American support
A brave act in Cuba deserves American support By Editorial Board February 24 at 7:13 PM BRINGING FREEDOM and democracy to totalitarian Cuba will be no easy task. Two indispensable ingredients, though, must be courage on the part of the country’s dissidents and democrats, and international solidarity with them. Both were on display in Havana […]
02/25/2017 06:51 PM
Appeasement Never Works
Appeasement Never Works by GEORGE WEIGEL February 25, 2017 4:00 AM And it’s making matters worse in Cuba. At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he took office as the tenth secretary general of the Organization of American […]
02/23/2017 07:26 PM
Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS
Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta | HAVANA Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot aiming to destabilize the country by preventing the chief of the Organization of American States traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony […]
02/23/2017 07:24 PM
U.S. senators say Cuba’s Castro keen to continue detente
U.S. senators say Cuba’s Castro keen to continue detente By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro made it clear to a visiting U.S. congressional delegation that his country was intent on pursuing market reform and detente with the United States, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy told a news conference on Wednesday. Leahy, a Democrat […]
02/23/2017 07:23 PM
Cuba Blocks Chilean Student from Entry for Award Ceremony Honoring Dissident
Cuba Blocks Chilean Student from Entry for Award Ceremony Honoring Dissident BY: SABRINA MARTÍN – @SABRINAMARTINR – FEB 22, 2017, 12:21 PM Cuba removed a Chilean student leader from Cuba hoping to attend an award ceremony dedicated to Cuban political activist Oswaldo Payá. Juan Carlos Vargas, a former student at the Central University of Chile […]
02/23/2017 06:45 PM
The IAPA Demands The Government Of Cuba Release Its Regional Vice President On The Island
The IAPA Demands The Government Of Cuba Release Its Regional Vice President On The Island / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 21 February 2017 — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the arrest in Cuba of Henry Constantin Ferreiro, director of the magazine Hour of Cuba and regional vice president of its Committee on Freedom of […]
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 […]
02/21/2017 01:22 PM
The energy that Castroism is stifling
The energy that Castroism is stifling ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 21 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:05 CET. In recent weeks the regime of General Raúl Castro has “spooked,” and is now galloping in the wrong direction, in defiance of time and history. The economic crisis is compounded daily, and the dictator […]
02/21/2017 12:51 AM
Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday
Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Some fifty Ladies in White were detained this Sunday on the Island, according to members of that dissident organization. Former political prisoner and regime opponent Angel Moya told 14ymedio by phone that Berta Soler had been arrested by […]
02/20/2017 11:30 PM
McGovern in Cuba to discuss new partnerships
McGovern in Cuba to discuss new partnerships Worcester Democrat is part of bipartisan delegation By Anthony Fay Published: February 20, 2017, 9:48 am WASHINGTON (WWLP) – Congressman Jim McGovern is in Cuba with a group of other members of Congress, to discuss increasing cooperation between the two nations. McGovern (D-Worcester), who has long advocated for […]
02/20/2017 11:12 PM
The Catholic Church takes a good step
Editorial: The Catholic Church takes a good step DDC | Madrid | 20 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:41 CET. Ever since the trip to Cuba taken by Pope John Paul II, the Cuban Catholic Church’s dedication to the defense of human rights has clearly been insufficient. Understandably, some have come to describe this failure […]
02/19/2017 05:10 PM
Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia
Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:18 a.m. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Leahy, a […]
02/17/2017 07:52 PM
Trump – Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’
Trump: Rubio and I have ‘very similar views on Cuba’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com President Donald Trump said during a press conference Thursday that he shares Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s views on Cuba. “We had dinner with Senator Rubio and his wife, who was by the way, lovely, and we had a very […]
02/17/2017 07:51 PM
Florida ports send $65 million in goods to Cuba even as governor tries to limit trade expansion
Florida ports send $65 million in goods to Cuba even as governor tries to limit trade expansion BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Humanitarian shipments, frozen chicken parts, chocolate bars, empty beer kegs from the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, medicine, even a traveling Bible exhibit. These items and more have flowed through the state’s ports […]
02/17/2017 07:42 PM
El Sexto pide ante el senado de EEUU ‘solidaridad con la causa de la democracia en Cuba’
El Sexto pide ante el senado de EEUU ‘solidaridad con la causa de la democracia en Cuba’ DDC | Washington | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 00:32 CET. Danilo Maldonado Machado, El Sexto, ofreció el jueves testimonio ante el Subcomité del Senado de Estados Unidos sobre el Hemisferio Occidental para los asuntos de Crimen […]
02/17/2017 07:35 PM
The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White
The Archbishop of Havana Receives the Ladies in White DDC | La Habana | 17 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:54 CET. The leader of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), Berta Soler, and María Cristina Labrada Varona, representing the women’s movement, met on Wednesday morning with the Archbishop of Havana, Juan de la […]
02/16/2017 01:00 AM
Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition
Trump, Rodiles and the Cuban Opposition / Juan Orlando Perez Juan Orlando Pérez, 1 February 2017, (re-published in Ivan Garcia’s blog on 7 February 2017) — Antonio Rodiles, one of the Cuban government’s most tireless enemies, or at least one of its most eloquent, has said that the arrival of Donald Trump at the White […]
02/15/2017 11:03 PM
Top diplomat to accept award from democracy group in Cuba
Top diplomat to accept award from democracy group in Cuba By LUIS ALONSO LUGO AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Feb 15, 2017, 2:07 PM ET A prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to Cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island. Luis Almagro, secretary general of the […]
02/15/2017 10:54 PM
China Moves Into Cuba as Venezuela Fades, Trump Looms
China Moves Into Cuba as Venezuela Fades, Trump Looms February 14, 2017 8:30 PM Reuters HAVANA — From buses and trucks to a $500 million golf resort, China is deepening its business footprint in Cuba, helping the fellow Communist-run state survive a crisis in oil-benefactor Venezuela and insulate against a possible rollback of U.S. detente. […]
02/15/2017 05:47 AM
El Sexto dará su testimonio en la próxima Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos y la Democracia
El Sexto dará su testimonio en la próxima Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos y la Democracia DDC | Madrid | 14 de Febrero de 2017 – 18:03 CET. El grafitero cubano Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) estará entre los activistas que darán su testimonio durante la Novena Cumbre de Ginebra para los Derechos Humanos […]
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 […]
02/12/2017 07:26 PM
Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option
Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option / Ivan garcia Ivan Garcia, 19 January 2017 — There are few things that spontaneously bring Cubans on the island together. For example, if the provincial team is crowned champion in the national baseball series, where, in between the infamous beer and a noisy […]
02/12/2017 06:20 PM
Cochran backs bill to expand ag exports to Cuba
Cochran backs bill to expand ag exports to Cuba The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi 1:54 p.m. CT Feb. 11, 2017 U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is supporting a new effort to help create more export opportunities for Mississippi farmers by lifting a U.S. restriction on private financing for American agricultural exports to Cuba. The Mississippi Republican is an […]
02/10/2017 07:18 PM
Young Cuban Journalists Look at Their Profession
Young Cuban Journalists Look at Their Profession / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 8 February 2017 – Now underway is the second meeting of young journalists at the Jose Marti International Journalism Institute in Havana. The main objective of the event, organized by the Cuban Journalists Union (UPEC), is to discuss “journalism and […]
02/10/2017 05:28 PM
Another Democrat visits Cuba
Another Democrat visits Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. Governor John Hickenlooper (D) of Colorado spent a few days in Cuba. He spoke about doing business with Cuba but not about human rights. This is a summary of his visit: The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve […]
02/09/2017 07:55 PM
Portraits of Cubans executed by Castro regime on display in the European Parliament
Portraits of Cubans executed by Castro regime on display in the European Parliament BY LUIS DE LA PAZ More than 100 portraits of Cubans executed by the Castro regime are on display at the European Parliament offices in Brussels thanks to the support of three parliament members from Spain and the Czech Republic. The three […]
02/08/2017 09:09 PM
More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group
More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 February 2017 – A report released this Monday by the National Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) counts 478 arbitrary arrests against dissidents throughout the island during the month of January. The […]
02/07/2017 04:49 PM
“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto
“I come from the street, but I did not want to stay there,” says ‘El Sexto’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) after his release from prison. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 3 February 2017 — The uniform haircut imposed upon entering the Combinado del Este prison contrasts with the stains of fresh […]
02/07/2017 02:02 PM
One of Obama’s parting acts – Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton
One of Obama’s parting acts: Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In his last month in office, former President Barack Obama preempted what could have been one of President Donald Trump’s first actions on Cuba: he suspended a section of the Helms-Burton Act that allows former owners of commercial property expropriated by […]
02/06/2017 03:44 PM
La apertura no ayuda a los cubanos
La apertura no ayuda a los cubanos POR PETR SVAB – LA GRAN ÉPOCA 05/02/2017 Dos años después que el ex presidente Barack Obama relajara la postura de EE. UU. hacia el régimen comunista en Cuba, los cubanos de la isla siguen esperando algún beneficio sustancial. Aunque Obama pudo ensanchar la grieta para que entren […]
02/06/2017 03:24 PM
In Cuba visit, Colorado governor sees government desire to work with Trump
In Cuba visit, Colorado governor sees government desire to work with Trump By Marc Frank | HAVANA The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve relations with the United States under President Donald Trump, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Communist-run island nation. “They […]
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 […]
02/05/2017 05:24 PM
The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba
The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba by MARIO T. DE LA PENA February 5, 2017 4:00 AM Fidel Castro is dead, but Castroism still needs to be defeated Fidel Castro died on November 25, but Castroism — the one-party, neo-Stalinist system that has tyrannized Cuba for more than half a century — still needs […]
02/04/2017 10:39 PM
Postulada abogada cubana para dos premios de derechos humanos
Postulada abogada cubana para dos premios de derechos humanos febrero 04, 2017 Jorge P. Martínez La abogada cubana independiente Laritza Diversent, ha sido postulada para el Premio Front Line Defenders 2017 y Gwanju Prize for Human Rights 2017 por defender los derechos civiles y humanos de los cubanos en la isla. La abogada cubana independiente […]
02/04/2017 10:19 PM
Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump
Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […]
02/04/2017 10:15 PM
Donald Trump ‘reviewing Cuba policy’, says White House
Donald Trump ‘reviewing Cuba policy’, says White House Possible hardening of stance towards communist island follows improving relations under Barack Obama Tom Batchelor White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on 3 February AP Donald Trump is to conduct a “full review” of America’s […]
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 10:07 PM
For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain
For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The recent U.S. immigration policy changes first ordered by former President Barack Obama and then by sitting President Donald Trump have left a particular group of Hispanics caught in the immigration crossfire: Cubans. On Jan. 12, just a few days before […]
02/02/2017 07:51 PM
Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet
Amnesty International Calls For Release Of Cuban Opponent Eduardo Cardet / EFE, 14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 1 Februday 2017 — The global organization Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of Cuban dissident Eduardo Cardet, who has been detained for two months accused of the crime of assault. Amnesty International […]
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 08:49 PM
On Notice – Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan
On Notice: Cuban Repressor Dainier Suarez Pagan / Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, 30 January 2017 — To Mr. Suarez Pagan: For six months, since we took the initiative to identify those people who exercise the repression of the Cuban tyranny, your name is repeated more often than […]
02/01/2017 07:32 PM
Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba
Editorial: Ports deserve state support in dealing with Cuba Posted: 5:43 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Port of Palm Beach officials see an opportunity in normalizing relations with the communist island of Cuba. As well they should. The port is in an advantageous position geographically. It has a deep and rich history of trade with […]

 

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