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07/15/2017 03:16 PM
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights from the U.S., saying his country “has a lot to be proud about” on the […]
07/12/2017 04:29 PM
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST. What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation? It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and conditions of imprisonment in a military prison […]
07/04/2017 07:12 PM
Cuba’s electoral straitjacket
Cuba’s electoral straitjacket HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 4 de Julio de 2017 – 11:11 CEST. The National Candidatures Committee (CCN) was just constituted. According to the Electoral Law, this commission, as well as the provincial and municipal ones, were created to prepare and present the proposed candidacies of the delegates to the […]
07/01/2017 05:43 PM
On Cuba, Trump is right
On Cuba, Trump is right Published: July 1, 2017 President Barack Obama bought into an ideology that said be nice to evil people and they will be nice back. So it was that he let the Syrian regime off the hook when it killed civilians with chemical weapons, figuring it would come around. Then there […]
06/27/2017 06:11 PM
Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says
Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says By Eric Shawn Published June 26, 2017 Fox News They sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice. Now Joe Connor wants them back. “Get these guys back, as a starting point for any further opening up of Cuba,” Connor insists. An […]
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 03:28 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 […]
06/20/2017 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 […]
06/17/2017 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 10:04 PM
Cuba Says President Trump’s Speech Was ‘Loaded With Hostile Rhetoric’
Cuba Says President Trump’s Speech Was ‘Loaded With Hostile Rhetoric’ Associated Press 8:39 AM ET (WASHINGTON) — The Cuban government is rejecting what it calls the “hostile rhetoric” of President Donald Trump’s speech announcing a new U.S. policy toward the island, but says it is willing to continue “respectful dialogue” with the U.S. on topics […]
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 09:33 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 09:21 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 […]
06/15/2017 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 […]
06/10/2017 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 […]
06/08/2017 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 […]
06/06/2017 04:35 PM
Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals
Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals / Iván García Iván García, 6 May 2017 — Some people in Cuba, not just a minority, want blood. And more severe laws for criminals. While the Catholic Church and different international institutions are advocating a crusade to eliminate the death penalty on the Island, there are people […]
06/02/2017 07:18 PM
Jesus Hernandez-Guero Or The Art Of Provoking
Jesus Hernandez-Guero Or The Art Of Provoking 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 30 May 2017 — If something is clear in the work of Jesus Hernández- Güero is that he is not a complacent artist. His transgressive look is insolent and unrelated to any political militancy, religious creed or commercial convenience. The artist raises sparks everywhere: […]
06/02/2017 07:02 PM
Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”
Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path” 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miamia, 25 May 2017 — On the verge of being operated on in Miami for a traumatic cataract caused by a punch from a Cuban State Security agent during one of the many acts of repudiation against her, the dissident […]
06/02/2017 06:55 PM
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 May 2017 — The saleswoman described her merchandise in a murmur: loggerhead turtle steaks, beef and shrimp. The man salivated, but replied that he could not buy any of those products, the most persecuted in the informal market. Every opponent knows that […]
06/02/2017 03:42 PM
An old affliction haunts The Cuban: Exile politics and divisions
An old affliction haunts The Cuban: Exile politics and divisions BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com The new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora is striking in its architectural resemblance to the grand colonial houses of Havana, yet has a modern Miami flair. From the imposing stairwell to the natural light that bathes the halls and bounces […]
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 […]
05/22/2017 10:22 PM
Cuba’s Proxy War in Venezuela
Cuba’s Proxy War in Venezuela Mary Anastasia O’Grady in The Wall Street Journal The commitment to Maduro among soldiers and police is breaking down Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro is responding to mass demonstrations by selectively killing civilians. If, as a result, some branch of the military breaks with the regime, the country will descend into […]
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 09:58 PM
El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba
El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 15 May 2017 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), announced his desire to reside in the United States, although he will remain attentive to what happens in Cuba to […]
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 […]
05/12/2017 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, […]
05/10/2017 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 […]
05/09/2017 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 […]
05/06/2017 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, […]
05/06/2017 01:36 PM
‘Cubazuela’ and Castroism’s three-fold failure
‘Cubazuela’ and Castroism’s three-fold failure FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 5 de Mayo de 2017 – 00:51 CEST. Backed by Fidel Castro, and launched by Hugo Chávez, the project of forging an alliance between the regimes of Cuba and Venezuela, dubbed “Cubazuela” (or “Venecuba”), began amidst much fanfare. The ideological firmness of the former […]
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, […]
05/02/2017 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 […]
05/01/2017 11:43 PM
‘There are several people with qualities’ to replace Raúl Castro, says the Cuban leader’s daughter
‘There are several people with qualities’ to replace Raúl Castro, says the Cuban leader’s daughter BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES The succession of Cuban ruler Raúl Castro may be less clear than previously thought. Recent remarks by Mariela Castro Espín suggest that there is more than one candidate to replace her father, who has publicly stated […]
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 […]
04/18/2017 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 […]
04/12/2017 02:12 PM
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […]
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 09:27 PM
“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative
“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 10 April 2017 — Facing the times that we live in can be an unpleasant task. And doing it without discrimination based on ideological viewpoints and with immediacy, takes visions of daring. This is the challenge that the Center for the Application of […]
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 […]
04/06/2017 05:30 PM
State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us
“State Security Doctors Constantly Mistreated Us” 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Maydolys Leyva can breath easy for the first time since last March 7. Her three children have abandoned their hunger strike after being released on parole. This Monday, their mother prepared a meal of mild creamed vegetables, root vegetables and meat for her […]

 

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