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01/20/2017 04:01 PM
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […]
01/20/2017 03:58 PM
Trump May Make It Harder To Travel To Cuba – And Send Remittances
Trump May Make It Harder To Travel To Cuba – And Send Remittances By TIM PADGETT Donald Trump becomes President on Friday – and now here we wait to see how he plans to keep his pledge to roll back normalized relations with Cuba. In recent weeks his transition team has reached out to Cuban-Americans […]
01/20/2017 03:29 PM
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […]
01/19/2017 06:57 PM
Trump’s Demands on Cuba Uncertain, Leaving Companies to Wonder
Trump’s Demands on Cuba Uncertain, Leaving Companies to Wonder Lindsay Rittenhouse Jan 19, 2017 7:00 AM EST Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump threatens to quash the U.S.’s recently-revived relations with Cuba, leaving companies with dealings in the country uncertain about their prospects. While companies including cruise line Carnival (CCL) have made significant strides in […]
01/19/2017 06:54 PM
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro | Opinion Guillermo I. Martinez Columnist Obama shows he cares little for human rights in Cuba. President Barack Obama’s decision to terminate the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allowed Cubans who reached the United States legal status was one last gift to Cuban President Raúl Castro. […]
01/19/2017 06:51 PM
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28 By Elizabeth Llorente Published January 18, 2017 FoxNews.com A prominent graffiti artist in Cuba who was jailed the day after Fidel Castro died for actions that appeared to celebrate the late Cuban leader’s passing, reportedly will be released on Jan. […]
01/19/2017 06:33 PM
Rosa María Payá ‘Regreso a mi país’
Rosa María Payá: ‘Regreso a mi país’ DDC | La Habana | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 19:58 CET. La activista por las libertades civiles y derechos humanos Rosa María Payá anunció este miércoles que está viajando a la Isla, a donde regresa a “estar con sus amigos” cuando “en los últimos días se […]
01/18/2017 06:37 PM
A Complicated Year
A Complicated Year / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 15 January 2017 — The year 2017 begins. A year that promises to be complicated and definitive for Cubans. The country, with a 0.9% drop in GDP, is stuck in a prolonged economic, political, social crisis, and the general-president, if he complies with his word to leave […]
01/18/2017 06:36 PM
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 January 2017 — Talking with Belkis Cantillo these days can be an impossible mission. With her home raided on several occasions, a daughter about to give her her first granddaughter and the foundation of the new […]
01/18/2017 06:33 PM
Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […]
01/17/2017 06:08 PM
A Park, A Dream
A Park, A Dream / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have long cherished the dream of seeing a renewal for this piece of calm located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of 23rd Street in Havana’s Vedado district. After […]
01/17/2017 06:04 PM
Obama Leaves A Poisoned Gift To Trump And Castro
Obama Leaves A Poisoned Gift To Trump And Castro / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, 16 January 2017 — Raul Castro’s government, after reestablishing diplomatic relations with Washington and easing international pressures – which allowed it to renegotiate a large part of its foreign debt – did all it could to prevent the rapprochement […]
01/17/2017 03:39 PM
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them DDC | Madrid | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 19:23 CET. Two of the most important revenue sources for Castroism’s economic survival are family remittances and the export of medical personnel. Cuban doctors abroad work and live on a basis that is tantamount to slavery, only […]
01/16/2017 06:04 PM
When Obama dropped the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy, he also snuffed out another program few Americans knew about
When Obama dropped the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy, he also snuffed out another program few Americans knew about When President Obama killed the 22-year-old policy giving preferential, fast-track citizenship to Cubans who could make it to the U.S., his administration nixed another program, too. Not well known to most Americans, it sought to undermine […]
01/15/2017 04:37 PM
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — At six on Saturday morning the police raided the house of Belkis Cantillo, leader of the Citizens for Democracy movement in Palmarito del Cauto, Santiago de Cuba. The officers showed up a few hours after […]
01/15/2017 03:35 PM
2nd try set on credit for Cuba
2nd try set on credit for Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was originally published January 14, 2017 at 2:53 a.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford on Friday reintroduced legislation that would allow farmers to extend credit to Cuban clients, a move favored by Arkansas rice producers, chicken growers and other agricultural groups. […]
01/14/2017 11:32 PM
Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants
Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com From the streets of Havana to the Mexican border with the United States to South Florida, there was a new immigration reality Friday, the day after the Obama administration said Cubans would no longer be allowed to enter the United States without […]
01/14/2017 11:06 PM
Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum
Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com For decades, American immigration authorities have essentially greeted Cuban migrants who have arrived on U.S. soil without visas as if they were documented immigrants — detaining them briefly only for background checks and then quickly admitting them into the country with […]
01/14/2017 09:55 PM
Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day
Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2017 — Police maintained a strong operation Thursday around the headquarters of the 1010 Academy in the neighborhood of Cerro, in Havana. Activists Joanna Columbié and Georlis Olazabal were arrested while trying to access the site to participate in a conference […]
01/14/2017 09:54 PM
Repression Spiking in Cuba
Repression Spiking in Cuba / Somos+, Eliecer Avila Somos+, Eliecer Avila, 123 January 2017 — Two days ago, our eastern coordinator in Las Tunas, Wiliam Espinosa, spent 24 hours in jail when he tried to leave to attend our meeting in Havana. Last night there was a great witch hunt and persecution all over the […]
01/14/2017 09:49 PM
Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country
Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 11 January 2017 — While in the United States Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, made it clear that human rights will be an important part of Washington’s […]
01/13/2017 07:11 PM
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […]
01/13/2017 07:07 PM
Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door
Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door The Obama administration announced Thursday that it is scrapping the so-called wet foot, dry foot policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive in the United States without visas. The AP reports that the change had been negotiated for months between the U.S. and Cuban […]
01/13/2017 07:00 PM
U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims
U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com Two separate delegations with representatives from the United States and Cuba will meet in Washington and Havana to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims. The meeting in Washington, which begins Thursday and will run through Friday, is the […]
01/12/2017 06:31 PM
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign Marcy Kreiter International Business Times January 12, 2017 Biscet and four other dissidents were arrested by Cuban security agents as they prepared to hand out leaflets promoting the Emilia Project. More A U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was arrested and held briefly Wednesday by Cuban security agents who […]
01/12/2017 06:27 PM
Tillerson would recommend veto of bill ending Cuba embargo
Tillerson would recommend veto of bill ending Cuba embargo By PETE KASPEROWICZ (@PETEKDCNEWS) • 1/11/17 3:06 PM Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that he wouldn’t support legislation to end the U.S. embargo against Cuba, a major goal of the Obama administration that now seems likely to go unfulfilled for the next several […]
01/12/2017 06:10 PM
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba By DANIEL ALLOTT (@DANIELALLOTT) • 1/11/17 6:39 PM “If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people…you might have said our sights were set a little too high.” So said President Obama in his farewell address to the country […]
01/12/2017 06:08 PM
Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents
Prominent Cuban dissidents detained by state security agents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Cuban dissident Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet, recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, was taken into custody by police and state security agents Wednesday morning in Havana and briefly detained. Miami-based Inspire America Foundation, a super PAC that supports pro-democracy leaders and […]
01/11/2017 06:36 PM
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […]
01/11/2017 05:29 PM
How Trump could bring real change to Cuba
How Trump could bring real change to Cuba By Editorial Board January 10 at 7:46 PM THE LASTING foreign policy legacy of a president often doesn’t become clear until years after he leaves office. That may be particularly true of President Obama, because some of his most distinctive initiatives were, in large part, bets on […]
01/11/2017 04:56 PM
El Sexto cumple 45 días en prisión
El Sexto cumple 45 días en prisión DDC | La Habana | 10 de Enero de 2017 – 22:18 CET. Danilo Maldonado Machado, El Sexto, cumplió este martes en el Combinado del Este 45 días en prisión, donde recibió la visita de la familia y durante la cual estuvo acompañado de gran “cantidad de guardias”, […]
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 […]
01/09/2017 12:28 PM
Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics
Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 8 January 2017 — Faithful, hard-line and knowledgeable of the ultimate secrets of dissidents and ministers, Carlos Fernandez Gondín made his mark on the Ministry of Interior (MININT), the most feared Cuban institution. But shortly after taking over the portfolio in 2015, life played […]
01/08/2017 06:52 PM
Leadership and Dissidence
Leadership and Dissidence / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 6 January 2017 — The leadership and the dissidence seem more and more the same to me. Is it coincidence or lack of experience? At this very moment, if suddenly there were free elections on my planet Cuba, supervised by the United Nations or other countries, I […]
01/07/2017 09:12 PM
Castro II’s Island is Adrift
Castro II’s Island is Adrift / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 5 January 2017 – It is well known that for almost six decades we Cubans have not had a real government program, unless the old “five-year plans” are defined as such. These were programs Castro I copied from the USSR in order […]
01/06/2017 08:23 PM
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016 / EFE,14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 January 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a dissident group, denounced today that it had documented at least 9,940 arbitrary arrests for “political reasons” in 2016, the highest figure of […]
01/06/2017 08:20 PM
The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity
The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity / 14ymedio, Jose Azel 14ymedio, Jose Azel, Miami, 3 January 2017 — Raul Castro, in his one-minute announcement on Cuban television reporting the death of his brother, referred to Fidel Castro as “the founder of the Cuban Revolution.” The label of “founder” shows the unalterable faith of […]
01/06/2017 07:17 PM
Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee
Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee Herb Jackson , Washington Correspondent, @HerbNJDC Published 2:24 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2017 Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that a discussion about Cuba with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, left him “a little alarmed,” and that the proposed nominee’s overall foreign policy stances […]
01/06/2017 06:58 PM
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […]
01/06/2017 06:50 PM
Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy
Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com Five former U.S. diplomats with extensive experience in Latin America sent President-elect Donald Trump a letter this week urging him to rescind the executive actions signed by President Barack Obama relaxing sanctions against Cuba and to stop […]
01/06/2017 06:49 PM
U.S. trade with Cuba figures don’t add up
U.S. trade with Cuba figures don’t add up NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Obama Administration has said that trade with Cuba could reach up to $6 billion under its new policies, but U.S. companies in fact exported barely $380 million worth of goods to the island since the beginning of the thaw in bilateral relations […]
01/06/2017 06:41 PM
Cuban troops’ bizarre chant – We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’
Cuban troops’ bizarre chant: We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’ BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com In a particularly absurd display of military might and tropical folklore, Raúl Castro presided over a military parade in Havana on Monday to honor his dead brother and mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. […]
01/06/2017 06:34 PM
Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump
Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States needed to deepen its ties with Cuba if it truly wanted to help the Cuban people and advance U.S. interests. In an exit memo […]
01/05/2017 06:35 PM
Familia de El Sexto preocupada tras más de un mes de arresto
Familia de El Sexto preocupada tras más de un mes de arresto enero 04, 2017 La familia del grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de noviembre por haber escrito “Se fue” en varios edificios de la ciudad […]
01/04/2017 07:13 PM
Familia de grafitero opositor cubano preocupada tras más de un mes de captura
Familia de grafitero opositor cubano preocupada tras más de un mes de captura EFE LA HABANA La familia del grafitero disidente cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de noviembre por haber escrito “Se fue” en varios edificios de la […]
01/04/2017 06:36 PM
Familia de ‘El Sexto’ preocupada a más de un mes del arresto del grafitero
Familia de ‘El Sexto’ preocupada a más de un mes del arresto del grafitero La policía política ha intentado intimidadar a la hermana del artista Martes, enero 3, 2017 | Agencias LA HABANA, Cuba.- La familia del grafitero y opositor cubano Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto” manifestó hoy su preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, […]
01/04/2017 06:52 PM
El Sexto pide a su familia que no deje de hablar de su prolongado encierro
El Sexto pide a su familia que no deje de hablar de su prolongado encierro AGENCIAS | La Habana | 4 de Enero de 2017 – 11:22 CET. La familia del grafitero disidente Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) manifestó este martes preocupación por la prolongada detención del joven, que lleva preso desde el pasado 26 de […]
01/03/2017 06:49 PM
Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy
Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy / 14ymedio, Sergio Segura 14ymedio, Sergio Segura, 2 January 2017 – Cuba is no longer subordinate to the dictates of the man who imposed his will for more than half a century. The time has come to talk to the people, to recognize and give […]
01/03/2017 06:45 PM
Cuban Faces of 2016 – José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín)
Cuban Faces of 2016: José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 – Cuban faces of 2016: The journalist José Ramírez Pantoja starred this year in one of the most publicized cases of censorship within the official press. The reporter was fired from his job at Radio Holguin after being […]
01/03/2017 05:47 PM
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 2, 2017 President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, […]
01/03/2017 05:19 PM
El régimen cita a la hermana de El Sexto bajo ‘falsos cargos’
El régimen cita a la hermana de El Sexto bajo ‘falsos cargos’ DDC | La Habana | 2 de Enero de 2017 – 21:21 CET. Indira Maldonado, la hermana del grafitero Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto), fue citada por el régimen y acusada de “poner carteles que decían ‘Libertad para El Sexto'” este viernes 30 de […]
01/02/2017 06:04 PM
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […]
01/02/2017 06:01 PM
What is Cuba like? It’s complicated
What is Cuba like? It’s complicated By Daniel Dauplaise Published 5:22 pm, Sunday, January 1, 2017 STAMFORD — The first question that I get from everyone when I tell them I went to Cuba is always a broad one — “How was it?” It’s asked in a way that indicates general curiosity. After all, it’s […]
01/01/2017 07:14 PM
End of Year Declaration
End of Year Declaration / Rafael León Rodríguez Rafael Leon Rodriguez, 30 December 2016 — One more year of the young third millennium is about to conclude and give way to the next, 2017, the fifty-eighth of the totalitarian and one-party regime that, under the omnipotent power of the Castros, has controlled the Cuban archipelago […]
01/01/2017 07:03 PM
The Challenge of a Government without Fidel
The Challenge of a Government without Fidel / Dimas Castellano Diario de Cuba, Dimas Castellano, 15 December 2016 — Fidel Castro spent decades leaving his personal imprint on Cuba. Wielding absolute power and imbued with a high degree of of messianism, populism and voluntarism, he determined the fates of several generations. He undertook important social […]
12/30/2016 09:12 PM
Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip
Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on a five-day trade mission in October to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner […]
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 […]
12/27/2016 02:43 PM
Ileana de la Guardia”Castro Executed My Father Because of Rivalry”
Ileana de la Guardia: “Castro Executed My Father Because of Rivalry” / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 December 2016 — Twenty-seven years after Cause Number 1, the judicial proceedings that resulted in the deaths by firing squad and arrests of several high officials of the Cuban army and secret services, Ileana de la […]
12/27/2016 02:09 PM
Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba
Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba By Marissa Piazzola Published December 27, 2016 Cuba FOX Business The United States’ relationship with Cuba has thawed over the last two years, thanks in part to a December 2014 agreement between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro to end a decades-long period of policy […]
12/26/2016 04:31 PM
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID
Pagan, A Very Bad Man With a Cuban Ministry of the Interior ID / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 20 December 2016 — Today I am going to tell you something you absolutely are not going to believe. But I don’t care, the military dictatorship violates human rights in cold blood and many don’t […]
12/26/2016 03:05 PM
Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017
Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017 Castro must manage economic and diplomatic challenges during a year of transition Published: 16:15 December 26, 2016 AP Havana: Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future. Like so many other Cubans, the […]
12/25/2016 01:08 AM
Gobierno cubano explica la detención de abogada estadounidense
Gobierno cubano explica la detención de abogada estadounidense Califica su presencia en Cuba como una “provocación” Jueves, diciembre 22, 2016 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- La abogada estadounidense Kimberley Motley, especialista en derechos humanos, fue detenida y posteriormente liberada por el gobierno cubano la semana pasada por presuntamente violar las leyes migratorias de la isla […]
12/25/2016 12:48 AM
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The death of Fidel Castro marked the end of a truly historic year for Cuba. After years of false rumors that he had died, the former Cuban ruler finally passed away at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 25, according to a statement read by […]
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 04:30 PM
Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released
Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 December 2016 — José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), was arrested on Thursday around one in the afternoon when he left the organization’s headquarters in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and released about 40 minutes later, as […]
12/23/2016 10:04 PM
In realist foreign policy, Obama found limits
In realist foreign policy, Obama found limits By Bradley Klapper | AP December 23 at 3:18 AM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy may be defined as much by what he didn’t do as by what he did. Over eight years, Obama ushered in a new era of diplomacy, re-establishing the United States as the […]
12/23/2016 07:14 PM
UNPACU suffers at least 13 raids on homes in 48 hours, in addition to thefts and arrests
UNPACU suffers at least 13 raids on homes in 48 hours, in addition to thefts and arrests DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 23 de Diciembre de 2016 – 09:06 CET. In the last 48 hours regime forces have carried out raids on the homes of at least 13 human rights activists, reported the Coordinator […]
12/22/2016 09:03 PM
Donald Trump and Raul Castro
Donald Trump and Raul Castro / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellano, 29 November 2016 — The great majority of Cubans were surprised by Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Surveys in other countries, and the official Cuban press, labelling Hillary Clinton as the favourite, created false expectations. Since the results have become known, all sorts of opinions have […]
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 06:31 PM
El régimen acusa a la abogada Kimberley Motley de participar en una ‘provocación organizada desde EEUU’
El régimen acusa a la abogada Kimberley Motley de participar en una ‘provocación organizada desde EEUU’ DDC | La Habana | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 13:48 CET. El régimen acusó a la abogada estadounidense especialista en derechos humanos Kimberley Motley de participar “premeditadamente en una provocación organizada desde Estados Unidos contra la Revolución […]
12/22/2016 06:25 PM
La Habana se opone a la creación de una comisión para investigar los crímenes en Siria
La Habana se opone a la creación de una comisión para investigar los crímenes en Siria AGENCIAS | Nueva York | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:57 CET. La Asamblea General de la ONU aprobó el miércoles la creación de una comisión encargada de apoyar la investigación de los crímenes más graves cometidos en […]
12/21/2016 06:17 PM
We need a Cuba policy that truly serves the Cuban people
We need a Cuba policy that truly serves the Cuban people José R. Cárdenas As the 2016 presidential campaign began heating up – and Florida appeared more and more winnable – the Donald Trump campaign began increasing its criticisms of President Barack Obama’s 2014 decision to reverse the United States’ longstanding policy towards Cuba. In […]
12/20/2016 02:36 PM
Kimberley Motley – ‘Seguiré presionando por la libertad de El Sexto’
Kimberley Motley: ‘Seguiré presionando por la libertad de El Sexto’ AGENCIAS | Nueva York | 19 de Diciembre de 2016 – 23:24 CET. La organización internacional Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condenó este lunes que la abogada estadounidense Kimberley Motley, detenida e interrogada por las autoridades cubanas en La Habana, fuera “expulsada” de la Isla tras […]
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 […]

 

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