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07/17/2017 05:08 PM
The Mistakes of Raúl Castro
The Mistakes of Raúl Castro 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2017 – In his most recent public speech before Parliament, General-President Raul Castro offered a self-criticism about “political deviations” under which the private sector and cooperatives are governed. “Mistakes are mistakes, and they are mistakes… they are my mistakes in the first place, because […]
07/16/2017 11:15 PM
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located in 1ra Esquina C, in the Vedado district, was arrested in Havana on June 8. […]
07/16/2017 10:27 PM
Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis
Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis Colombian president flies to Havana to seek support for regional John Paul Rathbone in Miami Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, was set to fly to Cuba on Sunday on a mission to convince Havana to support a regional diplomatic push to staunch Venezuela’s growing crisis, which has […]
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 […]
07/15/2017 04:06 PM
Parliamentary Karaoke
Parliamentary Karaoke 14ymedio, Generation y, Yoani Sanchez, 14 July 2017 — Wednesday night. The neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado is sliding into the darkness. Catchy music resonates in the Hotel Tulipán where parliamentarians are staying during the current regular session. They dance, drink under the sparkling lights of the disco ball and sing karaoke. They add […]
07/14/2017 06:49 PM
Higher Taxes
Higher Taxes / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 6 July 2017 — It is no secret among Cubans that their government is inept and inefficient. Fifty-eight years of failure attest to this. With the emergence of self-employment, however, officials have found a way to fill the state’s coffers without having to devote resources or effort to […]
07/14/2017 02:42 PM
UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban- American Studies. Gómez, who retired from UM in 2012 with a Presidential Medal, replaces Jaime […]
07/13/2017 11:31 PM
Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image
Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 11 July 2017 — The President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba recently underwent cosmetic surgery to improve his chin. The chief of Cuban communists wants to be rejuvenated so that young […]
07/13/2017 11:24 PM
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo, his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of their […]
07/13/2017 11:23 PM
If Trump Ends Our Remittances?
If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, […]
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 […]
07/12/2017 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 […]
07/07/2017 09:59 PM
Whom Do They Serve?
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […]
07/07/2017 07:40 PM
Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit
Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit DDC | La Habana | 7 de Julio de 2017 – 11:28 CEST. Some workers at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, Cuba’s most luxurious and expensive, earn salaries even lower than the national average, which seems to be prompting them to leave, according to the Uruguayan […]
07/05/2017 10:01 PM
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression 14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380 arrests […]
07/05/2017 09:58 PM
Perverse Uchronia
Perverse Uchronia* / Regina Coyula Miguel Coyula: So after editing it in Miami [the novel Red Sea, Blue Sea] I sent it out to Union Publishers and also ICAIC Publishers, but this is already four years ago. The universe of this novel, post-apocalyptic, with genetic manipulation, strongly influenced by the science-fiction anime, later became Red […]
07/05/2017 08:30 PM
Why will the municipal elections be different this time?
Why will the municipal elections be different this time? DDC | La Habana | 5 de Julio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba is preparing for its new “partial elections,”in which Cubans will elect those to represent them in the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power. This first stage of the electoral process has already […]
07/04/2017 08:48 PM
Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion
Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion 14ymedio, Generation Y, Havana, 3 July 2017 — For decades Cubans were bombarded by official propaganda filled with materials about Fidel Castro’s supposed genius. In these vindications he was not only a father, but also a strategist, visionary, pedagogue, farmer and cattle rancher, among other lofty characteristics and pursuits. […]
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 […]
07/02/2017 05:22 PM
“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba
“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 June 2017 — Ten days have passed since Donald Trump announced his “new” political strategy toward Cuba, and while the official Cuban press monopoly has wasted gallons of ink on newspapers and on dozens of reports, interviews and TV programs to show the […]
07/02/2017 05:00 PM
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking advantage of what they say has been a small but vibrant opening afforded them since […]
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 […]
07/01/2017 06:32 PM
Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is Sworn In
Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is Sworn In 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The swearing in, today, of the National Nominating Commission (CCN) before the National Electoral Commission is a decisive step that makes it clear that the upcoming elections will be held under the provisions the electoral law of […]
06/30/2017 06:15 PM
Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies
Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies 14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence operations that led to the downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes in 1996, and as director of the Miami […]
06/30/2017 06:14 PM
The Impossible Letter
The Impossible Letter 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 29 June 2017 — “Today we are going to practice writing a letter,” announced the fourth grade teacher at a school in the Plaza of the Revolution district in mid-June. Immediately, Lucia, age 9, thought about writing a letter to her grandmother telling her about her […]
06/30/2017 05:09 PM
‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime
‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 10:04 CEST. The Cuban Government always lies in its economic and social statistics, and with total impunity, as no figures can actually be verified. It began to lie at the beginning of 1960, when the president of the […]
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 09:21 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 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 […]
06/27/2017 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 08:38 PM
The Hijacking Of Social Networks
The Hijacking Of Social Networks 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 June 2017 – More than five years ago social networks were roiled by the Arab Spring, while the screens of their mobile phones lit up the faces of the young protesters. In those years Twitter was seen as a road to freedom, but shortly afterwards […]
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 […]
06/26/2017 06:54 PM
No one signs the ‘Cuban Youth’s Statement’
No one signs the ‘Cuban Youth’s Statement’ PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 26 de Junio de 2017 – 11:43 CEST. The official newspapers Granma and Juventud Rebelde recently published the Cuban Youth’s Statement in response to the recent speech by US president Donald Trump and his announcement of a change in his country’s policy […]
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 03:27 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
The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree
The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree / Iván García Iván García, 24 May 2017 — May 20 of this year with mark the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. In the Throne Room of the Palace of the Captains General, a building which now serves as the City Museum, Tomás […]
06/24/2017 05:18 PM
Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba
Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba June 23, 2017 5:12 PM ET New York, June 23, 2017–Cuban authorities should immediately release independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern […]
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, […]
06/22/2017 05:31 PM
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST. “What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?” “Disastrous.” “Why?” “Because the military management is inept. They demand too much and want to intimidate us. Imagine: if you refuse to […]
06/22/2017 05:30 PM
Trump Gets It Right
Editorial: Trump Gets It Right DDC | Madrid | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:23 CEST. In his speech in Miami, US President Donald Trump rightly divided Cuban society into two groups: the military and the people. And his criticism of the regime did not center on its ideology, on the single party, or […]
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 02:45 PM
Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba
Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba Norma Ibarra is on her 2nd trip to Cuba to donate boards from Vancouver CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2017 7:55 AM PT Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 7:55 AM PT For a country with no skate shops, Cuba’s skateboarding scene is incredibly vibrant. That’s what Vancouver skateboarder […]
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 07:51 PM
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 June 2017 — The die is cast. At the special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power held on May 31 and June 1 at the Palace of Conventions, delegates have, as expected, approved the economic plan for 2016 to 2021 and […]
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 04:42 PM
Changes To Cuba Policy Met With Mixed Reactions
Changes To Cuba Policy Met With Mixed Reactions JULIEGRACE BRUFKE Capitol Hill Reporter 3:52 PM 06/19/2017 President Donald Trump’s changes to the United State’s policy on Cuba, which tightens restrictions on travel and business transactions between countries, has been met with mixed reactions by congressional Republicans. Proponents of the adjustments argue it’s necessary for the […]
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 […]
06/19/2017 03:10 PM
Three “Paladares” Closed Were Among The Best Restaurants In Havana
Three “Paladares” Closed Were Among The Best Restaurants In Havana 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 June 2017 – The closure of three private restaurants in Havana last week has sparked doubts among owners of food service businesses. The fact that the three paladares – private restaurants – were rated “excellent” on Trip Advisor, one of […]
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 […]
06/18/2017 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 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 11:03 PM
Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy
Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy Gene Sloan , USA TODAY Published 12:20 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Cruises from the USA to Cuba will be allowed to continue under President Trump’s new Cuba policy, but the trips could become more restrictive, industry and Cuba watchers say. Passengers on voyages to […]
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 10:04 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 10:03 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 09:32 PM
Inside Oval Office, Rubio and Diaz-Balart pushed Trump to crack down on Cuba
Inside Oval Office, Rubio and Diaz-Balart pushed Trump to crack down on Cuba BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart sat in the Oval Office last month, surrounded by two Cabinet secretaries, the national security adviser and an array of top White House staff, and asked President Donald Trump to put […]
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 […]

 

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