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05/22/2017 08:16 PM
In a first, Cuba loses patience with Trump’s “ridiculous” statements
In a first, Cuba loses patience with Trump’s “ridiculous” statements US president criticizes regime on Independence Day; Havana chides “millionaire-tycoon-turned-president” Miami 22 MAY 2017 – 17:36 CEST For the first time, the Cuban government has responded to US President Donald Trump in an exasperated tone. On Saturday, when the island nation was observing the anniversary […]
05/22/2017 08:10 PM
Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Cuban Independence Day
Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Cuban Independence Day On Cuban Independence Day, I extend my warmest wishes to the Cuban American community and the people of Cuba as our whole Nation joins you in celebrating the anniversary of Cuban Independence. Americans and Cubans share allegiance to the principles of self-governance, dignity, and freedom. […]
05/22/2017 08:09 PM
Havana lashes out against Trump’s May 20 message to the Cuban people
Havana lashes out against Trump’s May 20 message to the Cuban people BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Havana has reacted strongly to a statement issued by President Donald Trump to the Cuban people over the weekend to mark the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. A statement read on Cuban state […]
05/21/2017 06:53 PM
As Cubans await policy changes, Trump sends a message on Cuban Independence Day
As Cubans await policy changes, Trump sends a message on Cuban Independence Day BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com On the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba, President Donald Trump on Saturday extended his “warmest wishes” to Cuban Americans and promised that he will work for Cubans on the island to have […]
05/19/2017 05:23 PM
Activists on both sides still await President Trump’s reset with Cuba
Activists on both sides still await President Trump’s reset with Cuba Ledyard King and Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Published 5:41 p.m. ET May 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — Four months after he was sworn in, President Trump has yet to make good on his vow to undo his predecessor’s Cuba policies. There were reports the president […]
05/19/2017 05:19 PM
‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance
‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance CAIBARIÉN Cuba — Caibarién is a town on a bay that separates it from Cayo de Santa María, which is located on Cuba’s northern coast. It’s proximity to the city of Santa Clara, which is less than an hour to the south, provided the perfect place to escape “experiencing […]
05/18/2017 06:27 PM
Trump will not announce highly anticipated changes in Cuba policy
Trump will not announce highly anticipated changes in Cuba policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com After much anticipation that an announcement on Cuba policy changes would be made no later than Saturday, President Donald Trump — in the midst of various political crises — has not decided what to do, officials said. The White House […]
05/16/2017 09:59 PM
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […]
05/16/2017 09:56 PM
State Security Prevents Yoandy Izquierdo From Boarding A Flight For Sweden
State Security Prevents Yoandy Izquierdo From Boarding A Flight For Sweden 14ymedio, Havana, 14 May 2017 – This Sunday Cuban State Security prevented Yoandy Izquierdo, a member of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), from boarding a flight to Sweden to participate in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF). The car in which the activist was […]
05/16/2017 07:09 PM
Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts
Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts HAVANA — An independent Cuban LGBT rights advocate claims authorities prevented him from traveling to Havana late last week to meet with a delegation of U.S. advocates. Nelson Gandulla, president of the Cuban Federation for LGBTI Rights, told the Washington Blade he received a summons that ordered him […]
05/16/2017 07:08 PM
Protests mark decade of LGBT activism in Cuba
Protests mark decade of LGBT activism in Cuba Calling for same-sex marriage, Cubans have chanted “revolution yes, homophobia no” in the streets of Havana. Until the early 1980s, gays and lesbians were routinely rounded up and forced to work in labor camps. Hundreds of Cuban nationals gathered in the streets of central Havana on Saturday […]
05/16/2017 06:37 PM
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island heads into a complicated political transition. Authorities have expelled students from universities, arrested dissidents who […]
05/14/2017 05:23 PM
Cuba ambassador sees hope for closer links
Cuba ambassador sees hope for closer links Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:12pm ST. PETERSBURG — Cuba’s first ambassador to the United States in more than 50 years has seen the impact of renewed bilateral ties between the two countries continue to grow over the last two years José Ramón Cabañas, […]
05/14/2017 05:20 PM
LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists
LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@miamiherald.com A delegation of American LGBTQ advocates met Saturday in Havana with “leaders of Cuban civil society” who are demanding that the government there recognize marriage for same-sex couples and create legal protections for transgender Cubans. The group from the U.S., organized by […]
05/13/2017 05:03 PM
Here’s why Cuba should be on Francis’ agenda when he meets Trump
Here’s why Cuba should be on Francis’ agenda when he meets Trump William M. LeoGrande | May. 11, 2017 President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis in Rome May 24, as part of the president’s first trip abroad. No specific agenda has been announced, but the last time a U.S. president stopped […]
05/12/2017 07:04 PM
Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group
Number of Political Prisoners Doubles In Last Year, According To Human Rights Group 14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – The number of political prisoners has doubled this year, according to the most recent report from the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), which counts 140 people charged for these reasons in April, […]
05/12/2017 06:13 PM
‘El Sexto’ revive su último encarcelamiento para concienciar al público
‘El Sexto’ revive su último encarcelamiento para concienciar al público Con una muestra en San Francisco, California Viernes, mayo 12, 2017 | Agencias LOS ÁNGELES, Estados Unidos.- La última obra del artista cubano Danilo Maldonado, “El Sexto”, no es un grafiti, sino encerrarse en una celda, réplica de la que tuvo en una cárcel de […]
05/10/2017 08:55 PM
Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco
Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado is in San Francisco, planning for the opening of his art exhibit, “Angels and Demons,” at the Immersive ART LAB, 3255A Third Street, May 11, 6-10pm. His exhibit is sponsored by the Human Rights Foundation as part of its Art in Protest […]
05/10/2017 07:13 PM
US to press Cuba on human rights
US to press Cuba on human rights AFP May 10, 2017 Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump’s administration will press Cuba on human rights progress, a top US official said Tuesday. The White House is carrying out a “comprehensive policy review,” said Francisco Palmieri, a senior regional official in the State Department. “I suspect that […]
05/09/2017 03:11 PM
Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos
Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos 14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara, during the 100th day of the #TodosMarchamos (We All March) campaign for the release of Cuba’s political […]
05/08/2017 09:01 PM
Cuba: Another perspective
Cuba: Another perspective U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall wants to sell Kansas wheat to Cuba (“Congressman reflects on a recent Cuba trip,” High Plains Journal, April 10), and has filled a bill that “allows” American banks and to finance the Cuban government’s purchase. Really? Cuba has one of the worst credit records in the world. Americans […]
05/07/2017 05:46 PM
Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass
Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios | MATANZAS, CUBA For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking. Rainbow flags decorated the […]
05/06/2017 03:35 PM
Cuban student arrested after trip to Washington
Cuban student arrested after trip to Washington by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 SANTA CLARA, Cuba (BP) — Religious liberty leaders are interceding on behalf of a college student interrogated, threatened and charged with public disorder by the Cuban government because of his work to expose Christian persecution there. Felix Yuniel Llerena López, […]
05/05/2017 08:51 PM
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, […]
05/04/2017 07:01 PM
Raul Castro’s daughter: His successor may surprise Cubans
Raul Castro’s daughter: His successor may surprise Cubans MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated PressMay 4, 2017 HAVANA (AP) — One of the highest-profile members of Cuba’s ruling family said Wednesday that the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Mariela Castro’s uncle Fidel led Cuba for a half century before he […]
05/03/2017 08:26 PM
There’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba
There’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba Business Insider UK If you’re planning to visit Cuba in the near future and you want to use Airbnb, you’ll quickly realise there’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through in order to make your booking. When requesting to […]
05/03/2017 08:18 PM
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […]
05/03/2017 07:46 PM
Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow Cuba’s progress
Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow Cuba’s progress Committee to Protect Journalists 2 May 2017 By Carlos Lauría Cuba’s media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and news commentary, and an innovative breed of independent reporters who […]
05/03/2017 07:41 PM
Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean?
Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean? BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com You might think other Caribbean tourism destinations would be ready to flip their sandals as Cuba’s tourism numbers continue to climb. International visitors to Cuba last year rose by 13.9 percent to a record 4 million, second only […]
05/02/2017 06:12 PM
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST. There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading […]
04/28/2017 06:39 PM
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 18 November 2016 — The evil of corruption–the act of corruption and its effects–has accompanied the human species since its emergence. It has been present in all societies and in all ages. Its diverse causes range from personal conduct to the political-economic system of […]
04/28/2017 05:11 PM
The alliance between Spanish colonialism and the Castroist leadership
The alliance between Spanish colonialism and the Castroist leadership PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 28 de Abril de 2017 – 11:54 CEST. An article appearing in the Spanish newspaper El País, entitled “España no puede perder Cuba dos veces” (“Spain cannot lose Cuba twice”), analyzes the machinations of the latest Spanish Governments’ policies towards […]
04/26/2017 08:27 PM
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […]
04/25/2017 08:21 PM
Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists
Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2017 — Money is no object. When it comes to thwarting, harassing and repressing intellectuals or journalists, there are always enough funds in military’s coffers to write a blank check. Solid numbers are hard to come by but, according to conservative estimates, […]
04/25/2017 01:48 AM
Cuba’s foreign minister reiterates the island’s desire for dialogue with the U.S.
Cuba’s foreign minister reiterates the island’s desire for dialogue with the U.S. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com In another apparent attempt to get a high-profile message to Washington, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs during a swing through Europe repeated the island’s desire to maintain the level of dialogue and cooperation that started under former President […]
04/23/2017 03:07 PM
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […]
04/22/2017 02:48 PM
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert 21 April 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against […]
04/22/2017 01:36 AM
For Ordinary Cubans, Democracy Isn’t a Priority
For Ordinary Cubans, Democracy Isn’t a Priority / Iván García Iván García, 19 April 2017 — When evening falls, Yainier and a group of friends who live in El Canal, a neighborhood in the Cerro municipality, 20 minutes by car from the center of Havana, grab a table by the door of an old bodega, […]
04/19/2017 07:50 PM
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance […]
04/18/2017 11:33 PM
The Risks of Defending Human Rights in Cuba
The Risks of Defending Human Rights in Cuba / Cubalex Cubalex, 4 April 2017 — In the cycles of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held in 2009 and 2013, the Cuban State rejected 32 recommendations calling for an end to repression against human rights defenders and lifting restrictions that impede freedom of speech, […]
04/18/2017 11:07 PM
Informe: Cuba deriva sus mayores ingresos del tráfico de personas ejercido por el Estado
Informe: Cuba deriva sus mayores ingresos del tráfico de personas ejercido por el Estado abril 18, 2017 Cuba no solo practica la trata de personas, sino que obtiene la mayoría de sus divisas de dos formas de esta: la exportación de sus profesionales en condiciones de servidumbre, y la emigración promovida pro el Estado, asegura […]
04/18/2017 10:47 PM
Spain’s King Felipe and PM Rajoy to visit Cuba “as soon as possible”
Spain’s King Felipe and PM Rajoy to visit Cuba “as soon as possible” Cuban foreign minister describes ongoing talks between Havana and Madrid “beneficial” JAVIER CASQUEIRO Madrid 18 ABR 2017 – 12:11 CEST Spain’s King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have accepted an official invitation to make an official visit to Cuba, which […]
04/18/2017 08:41 PM
Emulating exclusion
Emulating exclusion ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 18 de Abril de 2017 – 16:03 CEST. Years back what they call “civil society” became part of my life through my early engagement in a combination of community activism and links to the few NGOs working in Cuba, followed by participation in Latin American social […]
04/18/2017 01:35 AM
The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’
The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’ 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 11 April 2017 – The treatment of blacks and the market in slaves brought from Africa developed by the European colonists has clearly been established as a crime against humanity before all contemporary civilized beings without the slightest doubt. It was a practice that “sold” human […]
04/15/2017 04:24 PM
Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare?
Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare? Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 11 April 2017 — HAVANA, Cuba. – “Thank goodness oil is something we don’t have in Cuba.” So said the lyrics of a popular song by Cuban musical group Habana Abierta. However, now Cuba’s official media insist the opposite is true: “The enterprise Cuba-Petroleum Union […]
04/14/2017 03:54 PM
Jacksonville Business Delegation Heads to Cuba Despite Possible Policy Change
Jacksonville Business Delegation Heads to Cuba Despite Possible Policy Change By MELISSA ROSS Former Jacksonville City Councilman Eric Smith is heading up a local delegation to Cuba next week, comprised of local business leaders seeking more trade with the island nation. “Ninety percent of all shipping to and from Cuba passed through the Port of […]
04/13/2017 09:02 PM
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons”
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons” 14ymedio, Havana, 13 April 2017 — Karla Pérez González was not summoned to the meeting where her future was decided. The first-year Journalism student received a telephone call on Wednesday to notify her of her expulsion from Marta Abreu University in Santa Clara. Her crime? Having contacts […]
04/13/2017 02:04 PM
Cuba Denies the Work of Informal Civil Society in Defending Human Rights
Cuba Denies the Work of Informal Civil Society in Defending Human Rights / Cubalex Cubalex, 3 April 2017 — The defense and promotion of human rights in the world depens on the work done on the ground by civil society organzations, documenting human rights violations. It does not matter whether the internal context of a […]
04/13/2017 01:10 PM
Cuban-American Relations in 2017
Cuban-American Relations in 2017 BY SAMANTHA MENDIGUREN AND JORGE DUANY • APRIL 12, 2017 In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute. Upon Fidel Castro’s arrival to power in 1959, the United States and Cuba built up an oppositional animosity toward one another. The US […]
04/13/2017 02:13 AM
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated
Lysandra Does Not Want To Be Reeducated 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 April 2107 — Confined for more than 80 days in a punishment cell, without a single contact with the outside, the activist Lisandra Rivera Rodríguez of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) received her first family visit this Tuesday, in the Mar Verde […]
04/12/2017 01:08 PM
‘We have an advantage. We’re not scared.’ A former political prisoner to run in the ‘elections’
‘We have an advantage. We’re not scared.’ A former political prisoner to run in the ‘elections’ YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 12 de Abril de 2017 – 12:10 CEST. ‘We will take the voter’s voice wherever necessary’, says José Díaz Silva. For his anti-Government activism José Díaz Silva has received four jail sentences […]
04/11/2017 12:55 PM
UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba
UN expert probes human trafficking in Cuba Associated Press 3:59 p.m. ET April 10, 2017 Havana — An independent expert from the United Nations was in Cuba on Monday for a four-day visit to evaluate the human trafficking situation on the island for the first time in a decade. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro is […]
04/08/2017 09:16 PM
Police Arrest Activist Eliécer Ávila and Raid His Home
Police Arrest Activist Eliécer Ávila and Raid His Home The video shows Eliecer Avila and other human rights activists at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, protesting the confiscation of Avila’s laptop when he returned to the country from abroad. https://youtu.be/0d9qfL6qOmg 14ymedio, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Some fifty uniformed members of the National […]
04/08/2017 03:21 PM
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba Carolina A. Miranda At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way to a public park in Havana to stage a work of […]
04/07/2017 04:34 PM
Cuba invites first U.N. rights investigator in a decade
Cuba invites first U.N. rights investigator in a decade Reuters April 6, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – Cuba has agreed to a visit by a United Nations human rights investigator for the first time in decade, inviting an expert on human trafficking this month, a U.N. statement said on Thursday. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, U.N. special rapporteur […]
04/07/2017 12:27 AM
Cuba will open up to a U.N. human rights expert for first time in a decade
Cuba will open up to a U.N. human rights expert for first time in a decade BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The first independent United Nations human rights expert to visit Cuba in a decade will travel to the island next week. U.N. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, a member of the United Nation’s Human Rights […]
04/06/2017 01:11 PM
Marco Rubio ‘Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is’
Marco Rubio: ‘Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Two months after the Trump administration announced a total review of U.S. policy toward Cuba, several controversial proposals are being circulated at the White House with no clear front-runner on the issue. But Sen. Marco Rubio says he has […]
04/04/2017 06:35 PM
Cuban Opponents Who Bet On The Ballot Box
Cuban Opponents Who Bet On The Ballot Box 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 April 2017 – In any part of the world, the first option a politician has to participate in power is usually through elections, but in Cuba this path seems the most Utopian. However, on the eve of the start of the electoral […]
04/04/2017 01:46 PM
The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike
The regime paroles the three siblings from Holguín who went on a hunger strike DDC | Madrid | 4 de Abril de 2017 – 11:01 CEST. On Sunday the regime released on parole the three siblings from Holguín who had been on a hunger strike since March 7, when they were sentenced to a year […]
04/03/2017 01:32 AM
Human Rights Foundation fustiga la complacencia del Havana Film Festival con el régimen al censurar ‘Santa y Andrés’
Human Rights Foundation fustiga la complacencia del Havana Film Festival con el régimen al censurar ‘Santa y Andrés’ DDC | Madrid | 2 de Abril de 2017 – 23:59 CEST. La organización Human Rights Foundation (HRF) expresó “profunda decepción” por la exclusión del filme Santa y Andrés, del realizador cubano Carlos Lechuga, de la actual […]
04/02/2017 05:05 PM
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río 14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and […]
04/02/2017 02:11 PM
Marco Rubio – I’ve spoken to Trump three times about Cuba
Marco Rubio: I’ve spoken to Trump three times about Cuba Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald Friday, March 31, 2017 1:55pm Sen. Marco Rubio has kept mostly tight-lipped about what he’s discussed with President Donald Trump on the occasions the two Republicans have met — including over dinner with their wives at the White House. But Rubio […]
04/01/2017 05:07 PM
Warning to the Repressors – “We Are Watching You ”
Warning to the Repressors: “We Are Watching You” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 31 March 2017 — The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FDHC) launched its new program Artists For Rights in Miami on Friday and sent a strong message to the Cuban government’s “repressors”: You are being watched and your actions will not go […]
04/01/2017 02:29 PM
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE – URGENT ACTION
UA: 76/17 Index: AMR 25/6001/2017 Cuba Date: 31 March 2017 URGENT ACTION PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE Two days after Fidel Castro’s death, a family of four human rights defenders were arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba. They received a one-year sentence, and the three siblings are currently on hunger strike. They are prisoners of […]
03/31/2017 01:09 PM
Holding the Repressors Accountable
Editorial: Holding the Repressors Accountable DDC | Madrid | 31 de Marzo de 2017 – 04:08 CEST. Both off and on the Island, in recent weeks several successful actions have been taken against State-perpetrated violence. Composed of lawyers, professors, human rights activists and political and student leaders of several Latin American countries, a new organization […]
03/30/2017 07:27 PM
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a “legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans. Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education, […]
03/28/2017 02:55 PM
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […]
03/28/2017 01:50 PM
Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba
Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba James Williams 8:35 p.m. CT March 27, 2017 USDA Secretary designate Sonny Perdue is an exceptionally qualified nominee to lead the USDA. Mr. Perdue has long been an advocate of expanding trade with Cuba’s $2 billion agricultural import market. We’re very optimistic that Mr. Perdue will be confirmed by […]
03/28/2017 01:49 PM
Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba
Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […]
03/26/2017 04:51 PM
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, KEVIN G. HALL AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ Miami Herald Archives SANTIAGO, CUBA From the Miami Herald archives: Five years ago, Pope Benedict visited Cuba, greeting tens of thousands of Cubans on March 26, 2012 on the first […]
03/25/2017 06:48 PM
Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market
Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 March 2017 — The mobile telephone market is changing at a speed that leaves little time to get used to new models. In Cuba, this dynamism is mostly seen in the informal networks, where the Chinese brand dominates because of its low prices […]
03/25/2017 06:41 PM
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 22 March 2017 — On March 17 of this year, a group of NGO (non-governmental organization) representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated in Havana Cuba’s political agenda in support of people with disabilities of every kind. The next day, […]
03/25/2017 05:48 PM
Cuba’s secret negotiator with US was president’s son: cardinal
Cuba’s secret negotiator with US was president’s son: cardinal AFP March 24, 2017 Havana (AFP) – Cuban President Raul Castro’s son, Alejandro, was the communist island’s envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries’ historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro […]
03/24/2017 01:30 PM
Mother and son of 2015 machete attack victim receive death threat from Castro regime agent
Mother and son of 2015 machete attack victim receive death threat from Castro regime agent “I am obliged to once again denounce the dictatorial regime of the Castros, this time as a mother and human rights defender.” – Sirley Avila Leon, March 20, 2017 Las Tunas, Cuba: Yoerlis Peña Ávila on March 15, 2017 received […]
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 […]

 

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