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06/27/2017 09:21 PM
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Viñales, 27 June 2018 — At the entrance to Calle Obispo a guide explains to her customers the restoration works in the historical center of Havana. A few yards away, the line to exchange currency is full of foreigners and in the corner bar one […]
06/27/2017 09:19 PM
Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba
Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 June 2017 — Independent communicators in Cuba are victims of an escalating repression, according to a complaint filed Monday by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH), based in Madrid. The alarm sounded by the organization coincides with an increase in complaints from […]
06/27/2017 09:02 PM
Informe de EE.UU. sobre trata de personas denuncia trabajo en el campo de estudiantes cubanos
Informe de EE.UU. sobre trata de personas denuncia trabajo en el campo de estudiantes cubanos La administración Trump no bajó a Cuba al nivel 3 de su informe anual sobre la trata de personas, sino que la dejó en la lista de observación del nivel 2, donde la puso Obama. Cuba rechaza que cooperantes internacionalistas […]
06/27/2017 06:21 PM
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy BY MIKE GONZALEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 06/27/17 11:00 AM EDT 54 Was President Obama’s opening to the Castro government motivated by a real belief that it would help Cubans, or was it a vanity project from the start? We will never know for […]
06/27/2017 06:12 PM
Ken Hall: US travelers can still bring good will to Cuba
Ken Hall: US travelers can still bring good will to Cuba Posted Jun 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM When we went to Cuba this winter, we flew from Miami on American Airlines to join a group tour, see some performances, meet some Cubans, stay at two very nice hotels and eat at a variety of […]
06/27/2017 06:04 PM
Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass
Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […]
06/26/2017 07:04 PM
Alabama wondering what about Cuba trade in Trump era
Alabama wondering what about Cuba trade in Trump era BY MARY SELL Decatur Daily MONTGOMERY, ALA. Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to communist Cuba, a country they see as a promising market for this state’s poultry products. Now they’re waiting to see what President Donald Trump’s […]
06/25/2017 03:47 PM
Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches
Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […]
06/25/2017 03:28 PM
Cuba policy change: Poultry exports could be impacted
Cuba policy change: Poultry exports could be impacted By Mary Sell Montgomery Bureau Jun 25, 2017 MONTGOMERY – Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to socialist Cuba, a country where they see a promising market for the state’s poultry products. Now they’re waiting to see what President […]
06/25/2017 03:27 PM
The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions
Commentary: The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions OPINION By Jonathan C. Brown – Special to the American-Statesman LYNNE SLADKY Posted: 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 President Donald Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s Cuban policies proves once again that all politics are local. The White House says that the regime of Raúl Castro should […]
06/24/2017 07:05 PM
Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba
Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights a rarely explored corner of the national reality. Anyone who knows the Island minimally knows […]
06/24/2017 07:02 PM
Thanks for Nothing, Trump
Thanks for Nothing, Trump Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 June 2017 — After much media frenzy, Trump’s “new policy” toward Cuba has not gone beyond the rhetoric expected by most political analysts. His act was more a symbolic gesture towards his faithful than any practical novelty. In short, those who expected an announcement of truly […]
06/24/2017 07:01 PM
Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump
Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — “Impotence.” This is the word that a performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA building in Havana’s Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba. On […]
06/24/2017 06:59 PM
A Bad Bet
A Bad Bet / Fernando Damaso Fernando Dámaso, 13 June 2017 — Of the real and supposed problems that the Cuban Revolution proposed to solve, as the basis of its historical necessity, after more than half a century of exercising absolute power, many have not been solved, the majority have been aggravated, and others have […]
06/22/2017 05:59 PM
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts […]
06/22/2017 05:32 PM
Trump, Obama and subjugated Cubans
Editorial: Trump, Obama and subjugated Cubans DDC | Madrid | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba’s official television aired Donald Trump’s recent appearance at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami. That makes two speeches by US presidents that Cubans on the Island have been able to watch recently. In March of 2016, […]
06/21/2017 03:00 PM
Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching
Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching Andrew Bender , CONTRIBUTOR I delve into the business of business travel, and often the fun too. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Just as travel and tourism to Cuba from the United States was heating up, President Donald Trump made an announcement last Friday that […]
06/21/2017 02:57 PM
Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines?
Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines? Zacks Equity Research On Jun 16, President Trump announced some changes to current U.S. policy on Cuba, which were put into action by his predecessor Barack Obama. The new policy is in line with Trump’s promise during the campaigning phase. In fact, Trump had reportedly tweeted in […]
06/21/2017 02:55 PM
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon Bart Jansen , USA TODAY Published 4:29 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated 5:49 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Travel to Cuba won’t be changing soon. While President Trump announced Friday that he is “immediately” canceling Obama’s deal with Cuba, the reversal relies on regulations […]
06/21/2017 02:06 PM
Trump’s Fault?
Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST. Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms of affecting Obama’s legacy and the foreseeable impact of the measures – adversaries and officials […]
06/20/2017 07:50 PM
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […]
06/20/2017 04:47 PM
Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy
Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy By TERESA FRONTADO & NANCY KLINGENER & ADRIANNE GONZALEZ & HOLLY PRETSKY & ISABELLA CUETO • JUN 16, 2017 President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing some of the relaxed new relations instituted two years ago by President Barack Obama. “Effective […]
06/20/2017 04:37 PM
Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy
Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy At a Monday news conference, the nation’s foreign minister called the latest deal “a grotesque spectacle straight from the Cold War.” ARIA BENDIX JUN 19, 2017 NEWS Speaking at a news conference in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said his nation was not interested in […]
06/20/2017 04:35 PM
You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here’s How
You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here’s How Patrick Allan President Trump recently announced that the U.S. will be re-instituting travel restrictions to Cuba, partially canceling Obama’s previous policy changes. So, can you still visit Cuba? It depends. First, let’s clear up an important misconception real quick. Even with the openings that Obama’s Cuba policy previously created, […]
06/19/2017 02:36 AM
The good, bad, and ugly of Trump’s new Cuba policy
The good, bad, and ugly of Trump’s new Cuba policy By Ilya Somin June 18 at 3:18 PM Late last week, President Trump announced a change in US policy towards the communist dictatorship in Cuba. Although Trump claimed he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” his new approach actually leaves most […]
06/19/2017 02:33 AM
Cuba’s small businesses say they will suffer under Trump’s policy changes
Cuba’s small businesses say they will suffer under Trump’s policy changes Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 3:33 p.m. ET June 18, 2017 HAVANA — When Julia de la Rosa heard President Trump’s speech restricting Americans’ ability to visit Cuba, she immediately started calculating how many workers she’ll have to fire. De la Rosa, 49, has […]
06/18/2017 08:39 PM
Better ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Miami’s Cubans are divided
Better ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Miami’s Cubans are divided Les Neuhaus When President Trump scaled back President Obama’s pact that broadened relations with Cuba, he said he was “completely canceling” a “terrible and misguided deal.” There was a time in Florida when the Cuban American community would have reacted to such an announcement […]
06/18/2017 08:37 PM
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers BY MELANIE ZANONA – 06/18/17 08:00 AM EDT 72 Americans may need to rethink their travel plans to Cuba in the wake of President Trump’s effort to crack down on the communist regime. The White House announced a slew of new restrictions on Friday aimed at tightening travel […]
06/18/2017 04:31 PM
Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner
Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 13 June 2017 – In less than 72 hours President Donald Trump will declare in Miami the new basis for the United States government’s policies towards Cuba. At that time the decisions of his predecessor Barack Obama, during the process […]
06/17/2017 10:59 PM
What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?
What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island? MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and DAVID KOENIG,Associated Press • June 17, HAVANA (AP) — Here’s what’s changing with President Donald Trump’s new policy on travel to Cuba, announced Friday: BEFORE DETENTE Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba in December 2014, most Americans without […]
06/17/2017 10:58 PM
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Darlene Superville, Michael Weissenstein and Josh Lederman, Associated Press, Associated Press • June 17, 2017 MIAMI (AP) — Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the […]
06/17/2017 10:09 PM
Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses.
Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses. By Nick Miroff June 17 at 2:43 PM The American traveler in Cuba — sweating, disoriented and probably a bit woozy from the rum drinks — is once more at the heart of the struggle for the island’s […]
06/17/2017 10:06 PM
Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions
Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions By VICTORIA BURNETT JUNE 16, 2017 As President Trump outlined a stricter policy toward Cuba on Friday, travel industry representatives scrambled to decode new prohibitions and reassure clients that the island was not off limits. Hotel owners, tour operators and online booking agencies — who have been at […]
06/17/2017 10:03 PM
Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there
Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there by Julia Horowitz @juliakhorowitz June 16, 2017: 7:03 PM ET President Trump said he’s “canceling” Obama’s deal with Cuba. But that agreement was good for a lot of American businesses. Many U.S. firms have welcomed the opening of a new market roughly 100 miles […]
06/17/2017 10:02 PM
Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade
Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade June 17, 2017 4:55 AM Reuters CHICAGO — U.S. farm groups criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to retreat from his predecessor’s opening toward Cuba, saying it could derail huge increases in farm exports that totaled $221 million last year. A trade delegation from Minnesota, one of […]
06/17/2017 10:01 PM
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES […]
06/17/2017 09:44 PM
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump did one thing during his Miami trip it was stir up simmering passions about the best course for U.S. policy toward Cuba. Neither side in the emotional debate — those who favor a more […]
06/17/2017 09:33 PM
President Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba travel policy is topsy-turvy
President Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba travel policy is topsy-turvy BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com My first reaction to President Donald Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba policy was to message my millennial American daughter to let her know that she can go ahead with her plans to visit Havana: “You can book your cruise.” Turns out the supposedly big reversal […]
06/17/2017 09:29 PM
Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba, but rules will be stricter
Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba, but rules will be stricter BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The good news for Americans who want to travel to Cuba is they still can, but a draft of President Donald Trump’s presidential policy directive indicates they shouldn’t even think of sneaking away for a day on […]
06/17/2017 09:25 PM
Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel
Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com In an overhaul of one of his predecessor’s signature legacies, President Donald Trump will redraw U.S. policy toward Cuba on Friday, tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and […]
06/17/2017 09:21 PM
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist BY MAUREEN WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still extended an olive branch and said it wanted to […]
06/17/2017 09:18 PM
Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law
Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The new Cuba policy announced by President Donald Trump makes it clear the president will be looking to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 — also known as the Helms-Burton Act — in forging his new take […]
06/17/2017 08:56 PM
Opinan activistas y políticos
Opinan activistas y políticos DDC | Madrid | 17 de Junio de 2017 – 01:07 CEST. Éliecer Ávila, líder del movimiento Somos+ “De cara al posible retroceso que anunciaría el Presidente Donal Trump nos sentimos preocupados en principio, pero al escuchar su discurso, consideramos que la dimensión de los cambios no llega a revertir los […]
06/15/2017 06:06 PM
The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos
The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 12 June 2017 — His mother died, his brother emigrated and now no one brings flowers to the tomb of one of those many young Cubans who lost their lives on the African plains. His death served to build the authoritarian regime of […]
06/15/2017 03:04 PM
US will ‘preserve some commercial activity’ with Cuba: Rex Tillerson
US will ‘preserve some commercial activity’ with Cuba: Rex Tillerson By Gabby Morrongiello June 13, 2017 | 1:46pm Modal Trigger WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the Trump administration will preserve some commercial activity between the U.S. and Havana when it rolls back part of President Obama’s Cuba policy later this […]
06/15/2017 01:01 PM
Race to influence the president on Cuba policy heats up
Race to influence the president on Cuba policy heats up BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com With an announcement on Cuba policy by President Donald Trump apparently imminent, those for and against engagement are jockeying to get their positions before the president — even his daughter Ivanka. There has been a flurry of letters to the president […]
06/15/2017 12:59 PM
Amidst imminent Cuba policy announcement, dissidents express support for some change
Amidst imminent Cuba policy announcement, dissidents express support for some change BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement on Cuba policy changes has unleashed an unexpected unity on the island: Cuban dissidents of various political stripes agree that the United States must make changes to apply pressure to the Raúl Castro regime. […]
06/15/2017 12:58 PM
Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies
Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Center for a Free Cuba sent a letter of gratitude to President Donald Trump Wednesday for his decision to come to Miami and said it was pleased that he would soon begin the “dismantling of Barack Obama’s concessions […]
06/15/2017 12:45 PM
Quiénes están detrás de la campaña de desinformación sobre Cuba?
¿Quiénes están detrás de la campaña de desinformación sobre Cuba? El presupuesto presentado al Congreso propone eliminar la ayuda a la disidencia cubana, demostrando lo “preocupado” que está Trump por los derechos humanos de los cubanos Manuel Castro Rodríguez, Miami | 15/06/2017 10:20 am El escritor británico Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), que usó el seudónimo […]
06/13/2017 09:22 AM
Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal
Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal By Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 1540 GMT (2340 HKT) June 12, 2017 Source: CNN Obama moved to normalize relations with Cuba Trump has said he would rollback some of what Obama initiated Washington (CNN)The Cuban government is signaling it is willing to enter into detailed negotiations with […]
06/13/2017 09:11 AM
Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba
Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba Updated at 8:19 p.m. ET President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba, possibly tightening restrictions on travel and trade that were loosened under former President Barack Obama. Trump is expected to announce the changes in Miami on Friday. The move was confirmed […]
06/13/2017 09:02 AM
South Florida companies hoping to preserve Cuba gains await new Trump rules
South Florida companies hoping to preserve Cuba gains await new Trump rules Arlene Satchell Sun Sentinel When U.S.-based airlines and cruise lines flew or sailed through former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba, few expected that the door might be slammed shut or partially closed by his successor in the White House. But that’s […]
06/13/2017 09:00 AM
Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes?
Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes? The view from the Louisiana Secretary of Agriculture David Bennett | Jun 12, 2017 With crop prices low and too many rural communities economically sluggish, recent news out of the White House hasn’t helped disperse lingering dark clouds. The Trump administration put forth a […]
06/12/2017 09:34 PM
From Worse to Impossible (and We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet)
Cuba: From Worse to Impossible (and We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 June 2017 — In coming days when the administration of the unpredictable Donald Trump, following four months of review, announces its Cuba policy, it could be that Obama’s guidelines are retained save for touch-ups of a few items […]
06/12/2017 08:56 PM
How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy?
How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy? Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:12pm President Donald Trump is expected to announce his changes on Friday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to roll back parts of President Barack Obama’s improvement of relations with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and […]
06/12/2017 08:50 PM
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) June 12, 2017 Havana, Cuba (CNN)For Cuban officials on the front lines of the fight against drug trafficking, the Trump administration’s threat to roll back improved relations between the United States and the communist-run […]
06/12/2017 08:46 PM
Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba
Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba Tracy Wilkinson President Trump is expected to roll back parts of the historic Obama-era opening with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and rejecting demands from U.S. businesses for whom the island is a ripe potential market. The decision follows an inter-agency administration review of one […]
06/12/2017 08:44 PM
Trump and Francis may face new tensions over Cuba
Trump and Francis may face new tensions over Cuba John L. Allen Jr.June 12, 2017 EDITOR President Donald Trump and Pope Francis had a cordial meeting on May 24, stressing areas of agreement such as religious freedom and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Since then, however, a Vatican aide described Trump’s pullout from the […]
06/12/2017 08:25 PM
How to survive military service as a homosexual
How to survive military service as a homosexual CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 12 de Junio de 2017 – 10:37 CEST. “My parents don’t know that I’m homosexual. And I don’t want them to, for now, so when I was recruited I didn’t say anything,” says Ariel, one of the members of the […]
06/10/2017 01:23 PM
Obama opened the U.S. up to Cuba, and Trump may be about to close it again
Obama opened the U.S. up to Cuba, and Trump may be about to close it again By Matt Spetalnick Reuters WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to visit Miami as early as next Friday to announce a new Cuba policy that could tighten rules on trade and travel, rolling back parts […]
06/10/2017 12:51 PM
Cuban tour guides ‘overwhelmed’ by American tourists but fear Trump could impact the boom
Cuban tour guides ‘overwhelmed’ by American tourists but fear Trump could impact the boom By Leora Arnowitz Published June 07, 2017 Fox News A few airlines may have halted flights from the U.S. to Cuba, but if you ask locals in the country’s capital of Havana, they haven’t noticed a dip in the number of […]
06/10/2017 12:48 PM
Cuba continues to support terrorism
Cuba continues to support terrorism BY FRANK CALZON frank.calzon@cubacenter.org President Donald Trump’s strong opposition to terrorism, during his successful campaign, his recent speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh, and comments following the Manchester bombing, are welcome. Now, media reports indicate the administration is reevaluating U.S.-Cuba policy. It can be hoped that as Trump will look […]
06/10/2017 12:44 PM
Republicans send letters to administration urging Cuba remain open
Republicans send letters to administration urging Cuba remain open By SERENA MARSHALL Jun 9, 2017, 6:11 PM ET Two groups of pro-Cuba engagement House and Senate Republicans each sent letters to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, respectively, asking for Cuba to remain open in the wake of reports the administration is leaning […]
06/10/2017 12:41 PM
Trump’s new Cuba policy: What’s at stake for the island?
Trump’s new Cuba policy: What’s at stake for the island? By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News From the section Latin America & Caribbean Warmer ties with Cuba after almost 60 years of hostility was one of President Barack Obama’s main foreign policy legacies. He and Cuban leader Raul Castro agreed to normalise diplomatic relations […]
06/10/2017 12:36 PM
Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday
Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com President Donald Trump will travel to Miami next Friday to announce his administration’s changes to U.S.-Cuba policy, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans told the Miami Herald. The location for the event is still in the works. But scheduling the […]
06/08/2017 02:28 PM
The surveilled university
The surveilled university MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 8 de Junio de 2017 – 09:33 CEST. Last week several photos of American students with their professors appeared on the social networks in Havana. The images would not have drawn too much attention if it were not due to the fact that the situation demands […]
06/07/2017 06:05 PM
Human Rights Violations: How to Report them?
Human Rights Violations: How to Report them? / Somos+ Somos+, 20 March 2017 — During the last session of Academia 10/10, we were joined by renowned Prof. Moisés Rodríguez Valdés, a physicist by profession but one with ample knowledge of human rights and civil liberties. He is the chief spokesperson in Cuba for Corriente Martiana. […]
06/07/2017 03:50 PM
The poet says…
The poet says… ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 7 de Junio de 2017 – 10:19 CEST. Poets, they say, are usually noble people. They write of beauty and pain, rise above the banality of everyday life, and turn the simplest elements of the universe into magic. Poets, they say, have sensitive souls. But […]
06/06/2017 02:33 PM
Crawford advances excise tax bill to help restart Cuba exports
Crawford advances excise tax bill to help restart Cuba exports Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford’s effort to restart trade with Cuba draws criticism from U.S.-Cuba experts. Forrest Laws | Jun 05, 2017 In a perfect world, the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration would agree the 57-year-old Cuban Embargo hasn’t worked and probably never will and […]
06/06/2017 02:31 PM
Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real
Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real As the country opens its doors even farther, U.S. fundamentalists are looking for influence and to proselytize — not a good omen for LGBT Cubans. Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News Jun 5, 2017 It was 20 years ago when I first reported on the state of LGBT […]
06/06/2017 02:27 PM
Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba
Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba June 6, 2017 Albertina Nakale Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and trade blockade against Cuba. Geingob made the remarks yesterday during the commencement of the 5th […]
06/06/2017 02:25 PM
Senators introduce The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017
Senators introduce The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017 The legislation repeals the Cuban trade embargo. Jun 06, 2017 A bipartisan coalition of senators have introduced legislation, The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017, to eliminate legal barriers for Americans doing business in Cuba. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Enzi […]
06/03/2017 03:38 PM
Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial
Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial / Iván García Iván García, 1 June 2017– The majority of the openly anti-Castro opponents I know do not live in lavish mansions nor do they possess items fashioned with the latest technology. Neither do they boast bank accounts in financial paradises and they do not own […]
06/02/2017 07:24 PM
Cuba’s Parliament Positions Its New Straitjacket
Cuba’s Parliament Positions Its New Straitjacket Reinaldo Escobar, 1 June 2017 — With its usual unanimity, the National Assembly of People’s Power, on Thursday, supported the documents submitted to it by the Council of State. The extraordinary session put the final stitch in the straitjacket that the Communist Party of Cuba (CCP) is placing on […]
06/02/2017 07:22 PM
War Vocation in the “Peace Zone”
War Vocation in the “Peace Zone” Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 31 May 2017 — A brief note published by the official Cuban press reports the meeting held by “General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz” with “the Chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, Timoleón Jiménez” (FARC-EP), where the former “ratified the willingness […]

 

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