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07/17/2017 05:07 PM
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary 14ymedio, Mario Penton and Luz Escobar, Miami and Havana, 14 July 2017 — Ileana Sánchez is anxiously rummaging through her tattered wallet, looking for some bills to buy a toy slate for her seven-year-old granddaughter who dreams of becoming a teacher. She has had […]
07/15/2017 04:07 PM
Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals
Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism. Close to a small park in Calzada street, next to Rivero’s funeral home, dozens of restless people await their appointment for […]
07/13/2017 11:22 PM
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […]
07/13/2017 11:18 PM
The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny
The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 26 June 2017 — Another legal trial is threatening the invulnerability of the Ministry of Culture. This time the prosecutorial gaze is focused on officials at the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE) while overlooking the culpability of […]
07/13/2017 08:21 PM
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy 07/13/2017 09:20 am ET William M. LeoGrande Professor of Government at American University President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba, Miami, June 16, 2017 On June 16, 2017, President Donald […]
07/12/2017 05:27 PM
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small BY MARK FEIERSTEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 07/11/17 05:40 PM EDT As U.S. officials prepare to implement President Trump’s Cuba policy, the rancor over the revised course is masking an emerging bipartisan consensus over American policy toward the island. Despite declaring he was “cancelling” President […]
07/12/2017 05:17 PM
Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration
Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but […]
07/08/2017 07:21 PM
Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return
Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Panama’s deputy minister of public security on Friday made a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter in that nation: $1,650, a plane ticket to Havana and a multiple-entry visa that […]
07/07/2017 10:03 PM
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […]
07/02/2017 04:52 PM
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […]
06/29/2017 06:21 PM
Annexationism among Cubans
Annexationism among Cubans HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 29 de Junio de 2017 – 00:20 CEST. A group of Cuban intellectuals gather at Cuban TV’s Round Table (a misnomer) to analyze (once again) Donald Trump’s alteration of America’s policies towards the Cuban Government. They insist on accusing US leadership of harboring annexationist intentions, […]
06/28/2017 09:19 PM
Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for Democracy Action Meeting
Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for Democracy Action Meeting 14ymedio, Havana, 27 June 2017 – Cuban authorities blocked at least seven activists from traveling to Cancun, Mexico this Monday, to participate in the 4th Forum on Roads to a Democratic Cuba, a meeting of the United Democratic Action Roundtable (MUAD) organized […]
06/27/2017 09:05 PM
Por qué los cubanos convictos del Mariel merecen amnistía (y los republicanos anticastristas deben apoyarla)
Por qué los cubanos convictos del Mariel merecen amnistía (y los republicanos anticastristas deben apoyarla) Posted on 26 Junio, 2017 Por Mark Dow* Mi vecino del sur de la Florida no quería que la gente supiera en qué año había llegado de Cuba. Esperaba evitar el estigma del éxodo del Mariel de 1980. Pero la […]
06/27/2017 06:30 PM
Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?
Analysis: Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy? The New York Times By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — When the judgment of history comes, former President Barack Obama might have figured he would have plenty to talk about. Among other things, he assumed he could point to his health care program, his sweeping trade deal with Asia, his […]
06/26/2017 08:43 PM
We Exist Between Illusions And Fears
“We Exist Between Illusions And Fears” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, David (Panama), 23 June 2017 — The green seems to fill everything in Chiriquí, in the western Panamanian province where the government hosts 126 undocumented Cubans in a camp in the region of Gualaca. The stillness of the morning in the middle of the huge pines […]
06/18/2017 09:35 PM
Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island
Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain multiple entry visas and […]
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 […]
06/15/2017 06:02 PM
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase demands it and stares enraptured at the bearded speaker. For decades these public acts were […]
06/15/2017 05:39 PM
Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers
Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 15:39 CEST. A woman friend of mine who lives in Miami recently traveled to the Island with her children. As her father is Cuban, she wanted her children to meet the family members who are still there. […]
06/13/2017 08:46 AM
Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit
Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and Mexican and U.S. Cabinet members to town this week. Sources have told the Miami Herald […]
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 […]
06/09/2017 06:45 PM
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to the historical past as a mechanism for legitimizing the present, and as a resource for survival. In the case of Cuba, this […]
06/06/2017 02:35 PM
Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together?
Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together? JORGE ALBERTO ANGULO-VALDES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA June 5, 2017 Updated: June 5, 2017 6:02pm (THE CONVERSATION) Cuba is the ecological crown jewel of the Caribbean. It harbors thousands of the region’s endemic species and about half of its coastal ecosystems. It is rare to find […]
06/03/2017 01:34 PM
If Trump reverses the U.S. Cuba policy, airlines and cruise lines could lose $3.5 billion
If Trump reverses the U.S. Cuba policy, airlines and cruise lines could lose $3.5 billion BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Cruise lines and airlines stand to lose $3.5 billion and more than 10,000 jobs over the course of President Donald Trump’s four-year term if the administration fully rolls back all of the United States’ Cuba regulations, […]
06/02/2017 03:55 PM
Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties
Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties June 1, 2017, at 2:34 p.m. By Daniel Trotta and Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbors […]
06/02/2017 03:52 PM
Trump Threatens to Rescind Obama’s Cuba Engagement—and Activists Fight Back
Trump Threatens to Rescind Obama’s Cuba Engagement—and Activists Fight Back The advocacy community now includes travel agencies, airline and agricultural companies, and a growing number of politicians. By Peter KornbluhTwitterTODAY 7:00 AM At mid-day on May 29, the conservative media website The Daily Caller posted an “exclusive” story titled “Trump Set To Roll Back Obama’s […]
05/30/2017 08:48 PM
No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal
No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com USAID programs in Cuba, which have been highly controversial in recent years, aren’t funded under the Trump administration’s proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we […]
05/30/2017 07:48 PM
El cubanoamericano Mike Fernández dona un millón de dólares a un fondo de ayuda a inmigrantes
El cubanoamericano Mike Fernández dona un millón de dólares a un fondo de ayuda a inmigrantes DDC | Miami | 30 de Mayo de 2017 – 13:54 CEST. El magnate de origen cubano Mike Fernández aportó un millón de dólares a un fondo de donaciones recién establecido, para pagarle abogados a inmigrantes indocumentados ante la […]
05/22/2017 09:42 PM
We Have Survived
We Have Survived 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 21 May 2017 — Three years ago this digital daily was just a dream, a project on paper and a desire in the heads of several colleagues. On that 21 May 2014, the mirage took shape on the first cover of a site that robs us of our […]
05/21/2017 07:05 PM
Acusan a guardias fronterizos de EEUU de rechazar extranjeros que piden asilo
Acusan a guardias fronterizos de EEUU de rechazar extranjeros que piden asilo ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com Nuevas acusaciones han surgido acerca de que funcionarios estadounidenses de inmigración siguen rechazando en la frontera con México a extranjeros que llegan en busca de asilo debido a persecución en sus países de origen. Esto se desprende de un nuevo […]
05/19/2017 08:52 PM
Behind the ‘Information Note’
Behind the ‘Information Note’ 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 18 June 2017 — The regular readers of the official press have learned that the most innocent headlines can hide the most interesting news. Phrases such as Notice to the population or Information note, which defy any elementary lesson in journalism, alert those initiated into the special “granmer” […]
05/14/2017 05:58 PM
Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants
Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants 14ymedio, Miami, 13 May 2017 – The Canadian government has responded to a request for refuge made by the Democracy Movement on behalf of thousands of Cubans who were stranded at several locations in the Americas after the decision by the United States last January […]
05/13/2017 02:06 PM
No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says
No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com For decades, dramatic images of Cubans trying to reach the United States on decrepit boats made of all kinds of materials shocked many within the South Florida community. On the island, families waited desperately for news on whether loved ones had made it […]
05/12/2017 07:03 PM
Karla Pérez Arrives In Costa Rica To Continue Her Studies In Journalism
Karla Pérez Arrives In Costa Rica To Continue Her Studies In Journalism 14ymedio, Havana, 11 May 2017 — Karla Pérez González, the student expelled from the University of Las Villas for her membership in the dissident organization Somos+, arrived in San José, Costa Rica, this morning after receiving an offer to continue her studies there. […]
05/12/2017 05:53 PM
El magnate cubanoamericano Mike Fernández crea una coalición para ayudar a los indocumentados
El magnate cubanoamericano Mike Fernández crea una coalición para ayudar a los indocumentados AGENCIAS | Miami | 12 de Mayo de 2017 – 01:20 CEST. El magnate cubanoamericano de la Salud, Mike Fernández, anunció este jueves la creación de una coalición de asesoría legal para los indocumentados que enfrentan la deportación como parte de las […]
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 07:04 PM
Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum
Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum application. […]
05/07/2017 07:02 PM
State Security Bars Belkis Cantillo From Leaving Cuba
State Security Bars Belkis Cantillo From Leaving Cuba 14ymedio, Havana, 4 May 2017 — State Security prevented Belkis Cantillo, the leader of the Dignity Movement, from boarding a flight to the United States on Wednesday afternoon. The activist explained to 14ymedio via telephone that State Security agents and immigration officials notified her that she was […]
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, […]
04/29/2017 08:22 PM
Happiness
Happiness / Somos+ Somos+, Roberto Camba, 21 March 2017 — The United Nations has just launched the 2017 World Happiness Report, coinciding with the World Happiness Day on March 20th. From its first publication in 2012, the world has come to understand more and more that happiness has to be used as the correct measure […]
04/28/2017 05:36 PM
48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US
48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US By ALEX SCOTT Apr 27, 2017, 10:14 AM ET Lisette Poole There are currently more than 20 daily flights from the United States to Cuba. The 330-mile trip from Miami takes a little over an hour and helped fill the streets of Cuba with […]
04/27/2017 08:18 PM
Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army
Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […]
04/26/2017 06:56 PM
Cuba beach invaded by millions of crabs
Cuba beach invaded by millions of crabs By NBC News Published: April 25, 2017, 12:39 pm CIENAGA DE ZAPATA, Cuba (NBC News) — Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S. backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring rains, […]
04/25/2017 06:30 PM
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs April 25, 2017, 10:59:00 AM EDT By Reuters By Sarah Marsh BAY OF PIGS, Cuba, April 25 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring […]
04/25/2017 06:25 PM
Human trafficking focus of Cuba, Cayman Islands talks
Human trafficking focus of Cuba, Cayman Islands talks By Kayla Young -April 24, 2017 Cuban officials and the Cayman Islands government met in bilateral talks last week to discuss migration between the two island nations. The meetings on April 20 and 21 in Havana focused on controlling illegal migration and human trafficking, Cuba’s Ministry of […]
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 […]
04/21/2017 04:18 PM
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode?
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018. I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to […]
04/21/2017 03:41 PM
Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba
Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region. “The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity […]
04/18/2017 11:31 PM
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services 14ymedio, Miami, 17 April 2017 — Cuban professional services abroad are the main source of foreign exchange for the government and represent an estimated 11.543 billion dollars annually, according to an article published in the official press by the island’s former Minister of the Economy, […]
04/17/2017 02:37 AM
The Secrets of Secretismo
The Secrets of Secretismo 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 16 April 2017 — The term secretismo (secretiveness), to refer to the absence or delay of certain information of public interest in the Cuban official media, began to be used first among critics of the system, until it came to appear in the speeches of the highest officials […]
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 […]
04/10/2017 07:44 PM
Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent
Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Walking along the streets with Eliécer Ávila can be a complicated task. His face is well known thanks to a viral video broadcast almost a decade ago. However, before fame came into his life, this young man born […]
04/08/2017 02:58 PM
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 7 de Abril de 2017 – 23:20 CEST. Joaquín Vázquez is one of the many parents whose best-laid plans for the future fell apart. Under the mattress of his room he stores several diplomas from studies he undertook to […]
04/07/2017 10:29 PM
Several Opposition Leaders Detained On Their Return To Cuba
Several Opposition Leaders Detained On Their Return To Cuba 14ymedio, Havana, 6 April 2017 — Cuban opposition leaders were detained at Havana’s international airport on Thursday, when they arrived from Colombia, according to sources in the political movement Somos+ (We Are More) speaking with 14ymedio. Eliécer Ávila, president of that movement remains “in open protest” […]
04/06/2017 05:33 PM
Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City
Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Cubans living in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, who were stranded after the United States ended the Wet foot/Dry Foot policy that allowed Cubans who set foot on US soil to stay, may now apply […]
04/06/2017 12:51 PM
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Mexico will allow U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who got stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo following the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy to apply for political asylum and legalize their status in the nation, […]
04/04/2017 06:41 PM
At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire
At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 4 April 2017 — There was a time when its red card was a source of pride and most teenagers dreamed of entering its ranks. But those days have been left behind for the Young Communists Union (UJC), […]
04/04/2017 02:26 PM
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
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 […]
04/01/2017 05:06 PM
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […]
03/30/2017 09:19 PM
Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought
Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought 14ymdio, Zunilda Mata, 29 March 2017 — Cuba is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last half century and its reservoirs are at 39% capacity, a situation that affects the water supply for people, industry and agriculture. Santiago de Cuba is going through the most serious […]
03/28/2017 02:54 PM
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 25 March 2017 – Maria, 59, has a daughter in Miami she hasn’t seen for six years. Her visa applications have been denied three times and she promised herself that she would never “step foot in” the US […]
03/25/2017 06:43 PM
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 March 2017 — A year ago the headlines left no doubt: Cuba was Americans’ new destination and that country’s airlines fought for their piece of pie of flights to the island. After the initial enthusiasm, several of these companies have […]
03/25/2017 05:36 PM
Cuba to adopt stiffer immigration reforms against Africans
Cuba to adopt stiffer immigration reforms against Africans By Christabel Addo-GNA Accra, March 25, GNA – The Information Services Department (ISD) On Friday, issued a word of caution to the public, to desist from engaging in any transactions with a travel and tour company dubbed “Travel to the United States through Cuba”. The ISD in […]
03/22/2017 07:07 PM
Obama’s Unquestionable Imprint
Obama’s Unquestionable Imprint / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 20 March 2017 — Putting aside the passions of supporters and detractors of the policies drawn up by President Barack Obama for Cuba, there is no doubt that, for better or worse, it set indelible before and after benchmarks in the lives of the […]
03/22/2017 07:06 PM
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the authorities accuse her of […]
03/22/2017 05:04 PM
Congratulations To Cuban Socialists – 95% Of Cubans Want Economic Growth, 13% Think They Have It
Congratulations To Cuban Socialists – 95% Of Cubans Want Economic Growth, 13% Think They Have It Tim Worstall , CONTRIBUTOR I have opinions about economics, finance and public policy. Other than the very few remaining deluded lefties out there there’s no one who thinks that the Cuban government has done a good job these past […]
03/20/2017 04:46 PM
A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy
A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […]
03/18/2017 07:21 PM
Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States
Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 16 March 2017 — A call from Cuba finally let Yandry Perez relax. His aunt had alerted him through an interrupted phone call from the north of Villa Clara, that for two days the […]
03/17/2017 03:53 PM
Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat
Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The call from Cuba ended with a sense of dread for Yandry Pérez. His aunt warned him through the interrupted telephone call from Villa Clara, in central Cuba, that the whereabouts of his mother and two younger […]
03/16/2017 01:43 PM
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest
Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […]

 

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