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01/20/2017 04:01 PM
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […]
01/20/2017 03:58 PM
Trump May Make It Harder To Travel To Cuba – And Send Remittances
Trump May Make It Harder To Travel To Cuba – And Send Remittances By TIM PADGETT Donald Trump becomes President on Friday – and now here we wait to see how he plans to keep his pledge to roll back normalized relations with Cuba. In recent weeks his transition team has reached out to Cuban-Americans […]
01/20/2017 03:29 PM
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail
Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […]
01/19/2017 07:53 PM
And Now What?
And Now What? / Somos+, Jose Presol Somos+, Jose Presol, 18 January 2017 — We expected it for a long time and it happened, but when we weren’t in the line for the ration book. I am referring to the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. We all knew that it would end, […]
01/19/2017 07:52 PM
Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump
Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 January 2017 — Abandoned to their fate on islands, in jungles and at borders, thousands of Cubans have not recovered from the surprise measure of Barack Obama’s administration that frustrated the trip for which […]
01/19/2017 07:50 PM
Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet
Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The announcement of the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which gave Cuban immigrants the special privilege of remaining in the US without being deported, just by touching American soil, ended Thursday, 12 January […]
01/19/2017 07:49 PM
Karina Gálvez “I Knew a Lot of People Were Watching Over Me”
Karina Gálvez: “I Knew a Lot of People Were Watching Over Me” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 18 January 2017 — When she got home, she kissed her mother and took a long, intense shower, like the one she dreamed during the six days she was detained. Karina Galvez let the water […]
01/19/2017 06:54 PM
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro | Opinion Guillermo I. Martinez Columnist Obama shows he cares little for human rights in Cuba. President Barack Obama’s decision to terminate the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allowed Cubans who reached the United States legal status was one last gift to Cuban President Raúl Castro. […]
01/19/2017 06:51 PM
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28
Artist jailed in Cuba since November for anti-Fidel Castro graffiti may be released Jan. 28 By Elizabeth Llorente Published January 18, 2017 FoxNews.com A prominent graffiti artist in Cuba who was jailed the day after Fidel Castro died for actions that appeared to celebrate the late Cuban leader’s passing, reportedly will be released on Jan. […]
01/19/2017 06:28 PM
Obama and the Cuban opposition
Obama and the Cuban opposition DDC | Madrid | 19 de Enero de 2017 – 11:47 CET. Both Barack Obama and the main dissidents in Cuba consulted by this publication believe that the elimination of the dry foot/wet foot policy will give rise to a momentous situation on the Island. At the end of his […]
01/18/2017 06:36 PM
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba
Belkis Cantillo Launches A New Fight From Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 January 2017 — Talking with Belkis Cantillo these days can be an impossible mission. With her home raided on several occasions, a daughter about to give her her first granddaughter and the foundation of the new […]
01/18/2017 06:34 PM
Economist Karina Gálvez Released On Bail, After Six Days Of Arrest
Economist Karina Gálvez Released On Bail, After Six Days Of Arrest / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 17 January 2017 — On Tuesday night, economist Karina Gálvez was released after her family paid a bond of 2,000 Cuban pesos. The editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) thanked the solidarity of all those who denounced her arrest on […]
01/18/2017 06:33 PM
Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […]
01/18/2017 04:00 PM
The regime’s impudence
The regime’s impudence DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET. A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential […]
01/17/2017 06:08 PM
A Park, A Dream
A Park, A Dream / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have long cherished the dream of seeing a renewal for this piece of calm located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of 23rd Street in Havana’s Vedado district. After […]
01/17/2017 05:46 PM
Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held – Amnesty Internationa
Cuba: Authorities miserably fail on their promise to release graffiti artist unfairly held 16 October 2015, 09:33 UTC The Cuban authorities’ failure to keep to their commitment to release a graffiti artist unfairly imprisoned nearly a year ago is a painful illustration of their disregard for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. “Committing to release […]
01/17/2017 05:27 PM
TV Martí estrena el documental ‘Alan Gross: la historia completa’
TV Martí estrena el documental ‘Alan Gross: la historia completa’ REDACCIÓN EL NUEVO HERALD Las vivencias del contratista norteamericano Alan Gross durante los cinco años que permaneció detenido en Cuba por llevar tecnología a la comunidad judía para acceder a la Internet, conforman el contenido de Alan Gross: la historia completa, una producción de la […]
01/17/2017 03:39 PM
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them DDC | Madrid | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 19:23 CET. Two of the most important revenue sources for Castroism’s economic survival are family remittances and the export of medical personnel. Cuban doctors abroad work and live on a basis that is tantamount to slavery, only […]
01/16/2017 06:57 PM
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 21 January 2017 — The editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence), the economist Karina Galvez, is still being held incommunicado 24 hours after a spectacular police raid on her home in Pinar del Río. Gálvez is accused of […]
01/16/2017 06:05 PM
Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick
Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism. By Armando Simón JANUARY 16, 2017 Ever since the death of that psychotic dictator Fidel Castro, I have been experiencing déjà vu. At […]
01/16/2017 06:04 PM
When Obama dropped the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy, he also snuffed out another program few Americans knew about
When Obama dropped the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy, he also snuffed out another program few Americans knew about When President Obama killed the 22-year-old policy giving preferential, fast-track citizenship to Cubans who could make it to the U.S., his administration nixed another program, too. Not well known to most Americans, it sought to undermine […]
01/16/2017 06:02 PM
End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented
End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented January 15, 20177:07 AM ET There’s a popular saying in Spanish — O todos en la cama, o todos en el suelo. It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this: Either we all get the bed, or […]
01/15/2017 06:51 PM
Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba again
Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba again Artist and activist was in her home country to deliver aid by LAURIE ROJAS | 13 January 2017 The Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera was detained and interrogated in Cuba yesterday (12 January). Bruguera was travelling by car from Havana to the Cuban city of Baracoa to deliver […]
01/15/2017 04:44 PM
We Have to Take Responsibility for Our Own Land
We Have to Take Responsibility for Our Own Land… / Somos+ Somos+, 14 January 2017 — Forty-eight hours have passed since we have officially declared ourselves, as a movement, with regards to the elimination of the “Wet foot/Dry foot” policy. There is a reason for that: We do not want to say anything without, at […]
01/15/2017 04:37 PM
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto
Police Raid the House of Activist Belkis Cantillo in Palmarito Del Cauto / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — At six on Saturday morning the police raided the house of Belkis Cantillo, leader of the Citizens for Democracy movement in Palmarito del Cauto, Santiago de Cuba. The officers showed up a few hours after […]
01/14/2017 10:10 PM
The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed
The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Havana/Miami, 14 January 2017 – Yeny Varela cried bitterly this Thursday when she heard on national television about the immediate end to the wet foot/dry foot policy. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico after a long month-and-a-half […]
01/14/2017 10:06 PM
Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province
Activist Abandons Hunger Strike After Promise Of Not Being Deported To His Home Province / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 10 January 2017 — Vladimir Martín Castellanos, a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), abandoned his hunger strike this Monday after the authorities promised that he would not be deported from Las Tunas to Santiago […]
01/14/2017 09:55 PM
Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day
Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2017 — Police maintained a strong operation Thursday around the headquarters of the 1010 Academy in the neighborhood of Cerro, in Havana. Activists Joanna Columbié and Georlis Olazabal were arrested while trying to access the site to participate in a conference […]
01/14/2017 09:54 PM
Repression Spiking in Cuba
Repression Spiking in Cuba / Somos+, Eliecer Avila Somos+, Eliecer Avila, 123 January 2017 — Two days ago, our eastern coordinator in Las Tunas, Wiliam Espinosa, spent 24 hours in jail when he tried to leave to attend our meeting in Havana. Last night there was a great witch hunt and persecution all over the […]
01/14/2017 09:53 PM
Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants
Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 12 January 2017 –The Obama administration today put an end to the “wet foot/dry foot” policy, which allowed Cubans to obtain permanent residence one year after arriving in the United States, even if they arrive illegally, as long as they manage to […]
01/14/2017 09:49 PM
Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country
Cuba’s New Minister of the Interior Inaugurates His Tenure With a Repressive Wave Across the Country / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 11 January 2017 — While in the United States Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, made it clear that human rights will be an important part of Washington’s […]
01/14/2017 09:42 PM
Cuban Economist and Activist Karina Galvez Arrested And Taken To State Security Headquarters
Cuban Economist and Activist Karina Galvez Arrested And Taken To State Security Headquarters / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 11 January 2017 — The economist Karina Galvez, a member of the editorial board of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) has been arrested and taken to the headquarters of State Security on the Pinar del Rio highway. Her home […]
01/13/2017 07:14 PM
Tania Bruguera Detained in Cuba While Delivering Supplies to Hurricane Victims
Tania Bruguera Detained in Cuba While Delivering Supplies to Hurricane Victims No explanation was given for the artist’s detention, but she was allegedly interrogated for six hours. Benjamin Sutton The artist Tania Bruguera and the biochemist Oscar Casanella were stopped and detained by Cuban authorities yesterday as they were driving out of Havana to deliver […]
01/13/2017 07:11 PM
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […]
01/13/2017 07:05 PM
Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas
Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration on Thursday pulled the plug on a controversial policy for Cuban migrants — essentially turning the clock back on decades of preferential treatment for Cubans and making those who arrive without visas subject to deportation. The […]
01/13/2017 06:30 PM
The ashes of a dissident and of a minister
Editorial: The ashes of a dissident and of a minister DDC | Madrid | 13 de Enero de 2017 – 11:31 CET. Félix Bonne Carcassés and Carlos Fernández Gondín died at the end of last week, just a few hours apart, in Havana. The former was a professor at the University of Havana for 20 […]
01/13/2017 06:29 PM
Farewell to Habaguanex S.A.
Farewell to Habaguanex S.A. PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 13 de Enero de 2017 – 11:26 CET. Habaguanex S. A., the conglomerate founded by Eusebio Leal and administrated by the City of Havana Historian’s Office (OHCH), which in 2012 was at the epicenter of an anti-corruption campaign that shook the very foundations […]
01/12/2017 06:31 PM
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign
Cuban Dissident Arrested For Democracy Campaign Marcy Kreiter International Business Times January 12, 2017 Biscet and four other dissidents were arrested by Cuban security agents as they prepared to hand out leaflets promoting the Emilia Project. More A U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner was arrested and held briefly Wednesday by Cuban security agents who […]
01/12/2017 06:13 PM
Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast
Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […]
01/12/2017 06:10 PM
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba
So much for Obama’s ‘new chapter’ with Cuba By DANIEL ALLOTT (@DANIELALLOTT) • 1/11/17 6:39 PM “If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people…you might have said our sights were set a little too high.” So said President Obama in his farewell address to the country […]
01/11/2017 06:36 PM
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […]
01/11/2017 05:29 PM
How Trump could bring real change to Cuba
How Trump could bring real change to Cuba By Editorial Board January 10 at 7:46 PM THE LASTING foreign policy legacy of a president often doesn’t become clear until years after he leaves office. That may be particularly true of President Obama, because some of his most distinctive initiatives were, in large part, bets on […]
01/10/2017 05:39 PM
Goodbye to Illusion and Spontaneity in Cuba
Goodbye to Illusion and Spontaneity in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 9 January 2017 — The sun’s rays were not yet peeking over the horizon, when Danier, 10, a fifth grade student at an elementary school in southeast Havana, with a small backpack and two plastic bottles of frozen water, went with his parents […]
01/10/2017 05:38 PM
A Protest’s Last Resort
A Protest’s Last Resort / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 9 January 2017 — The residents of a central street in Old Havana exhausted every way to get a sewer leak fixed. For weeks they had complained at the “Accountability Meetings” of the local People’s Power, reported the problem to their polyclinic, and written letters to the […]
01/10/2017 03:26 PM
Cuban American lost his business bid after obtaining permanent residence in Cuba
Cuban American lost his business bid after obtaining permanent residence in Cuba rkoltun@miamiherald.com BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Saul Berenthal was to become the first Cuban American investor on the island with a plan to assemble tractors to help small farmers. But his full embrace of his Cuban roots backfired. The tale of Cleber LLC, […]
01/10/2017 02:27 PM
A phony ‘civil society’
A phony ‘civil society’ JOSÉ HUGO FERNÁNDEZ | Miami | 10 de Enero de 2017 – 10:48 CET. We know that in totalitarian regimes history does not unfold gradually, but rather suddenly, in fits and starts. And as totalitarian efforts spawn more losses than gains, not much more can be expected of the sham civil […]
01/09/2017 12:32 PM
Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains
Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […]
01/09/2017 12:28 PM
Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics
Time Takes Another Life In Cuban Politics / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 8 January 2017 — Faithful, hard-line and knowledgeable of the ultimate secrets of dissidents and ministers, Carlos Fernandez Gondín made his mark on the Ministry of Interior (MININT), the most feared Cuban institution. But shortly after taking over the portfolio in 2015, life played […]
01/08/2017 06:52 PM
Leadership and Dissidence
Leadership and Dissidence / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 6 January 2017 — The leadership and the dissidence seem more and more the same to me. Is it coincidence or lack of experience? At this very moment, if suddenly there were free elections on my planet Cuba, supervised by the United Nations or other countries, I […]
01/08/2017 06:51 PM
Cubans Don’t Have Big Plans For 2017
Cubans Don’t Have Big Plans For 2017 / Iván García Iván García, 6 January 2017 — When you live on the edge of an abyss, you lose your capacity to think about the future. Just ask Giraldo, who works as a plumber for Aguas de La Habana, what his plans are for 2017, and you’ll […]
01/08/2017 06:42 PM
‘Hot Avocado’, A Viral Video Infuriates Cubans
‘Hot Avocado’, A Viral Video Infuriates Cubans / 14ymedio Note to viewers of the video: This video was taken by the police, and as can be seen with careful viewing, the uniformed officers are not the only enforcers in this video; many plainclothes officers are also present. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=544jMluPys0 14ymedio, Havana, 7 January 2017 — […]
01/08/2017 05:37 PM
Do Cuba’s Workers Deserve a Chance?
Do Cuba’s Workers Deserve a Chance? January 7, 2017 By Raudiel F. Pena Barrios (Progreso Semanal) HAVANA TIMES — The reflections and comments that I will present this time are a response to events which have taken public spotlight in Cuban and foreign media recently. First there was the news, which was later repeated by […]
01/07/2017 09:12 PM
The Ministry of Transport Gives Back a Street
The Ministry of Transport Gives Back a Street / 14ymedio 14ymedio Havana, 6 January 2017 — The residents of the neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado have waited for almost four decades to recover a stretch of Calle Marino, closed during all that time by mandate of the Ministry of Transportation. The block was turned over to […]
01/07/2017 07:03 PM
‘Special Troops, batons, guns and dogs’ to control the people in Guantánamo
‘Special Troops, batons, guns and dogs’ to control the people in Guantánamo MANUEL ALEJANDRO LEÓN VELÁZQUEZ | Guantánamo | 7 de Enero de 2017 – 01:18 CET. Three months after Hurricane Matthew hit, the inhabitants of Baracoa and Maisí are complaining about the Government’s sluggish response to aid those who lost everything, and criticizing the […]
01/07/2017 07:26 PM
Cuba had been unplugged from American culture for generations. What happens now?
Cuba had been unplugged from American culture for generations. What happens now? Randy Lewis CUBA’S ROBERTO GOMEZ HAD a single night free on his first trip to San Francisco, part of a short performance visit in his role as lead guitarist for singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, often referred to as “The Bob Dylan of Cuba,” and […]
01/06/2017 08:23 PM
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016
Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016 / EFE,14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 January 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a dissident group, denounced today that it had documented at least 9,940 arbitrary arrests for “political reasons” in 2016, the highest figure of […]
01/06/2017 08:20 PM
The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity
The Regime’s Unalterable Faith In Its Own Continuity / 14ymedio, Jose Azel 14ymedio, Jose Azel, Miami, 3 January 2017 — Raul Castro, in his one-minute announcement on Cuban television reporting the death of his brother, referred to Fidel Castro as “the founder of the Cuban Revolution.” The label of “founder” shows the unalterable faith of […]
01/06/2017 07:17 PM
Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee
Menendez ‘alarmed’ after meeting State Department nominee Herb Jackson , Washington Correspondent, @HerbNJDC Published 2:24 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2017 Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that a discussion about Cuba with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, left him “a little alarmed,” and that the proposed nominee’s overall foreign policy stances […]
01/06/2017 07:09 PM
Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment?
Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment? January 5, 2017 by Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Ending the year, President Raul Castro announced to the legislature that financial constraints in 2017 “could even get worse in certain circumstances” but even then we would be able to get the “GDP growing at a moderate rate around […]
01/06/2017 06:58 PM
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say
Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […]
01/06/2017 06:50 PM
Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy
Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com Five former U.S. diplomats with extensive experience in Latin America sent President-elect Donald Trump a letter this week urging him to rescind the executive actions signed by President Barack Obama relaxing sanctions against Cuba and to stop […]
01/06/2017 06:41 PM
Cuban troops’ bizarre chant – We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’
Cuban troops’ bizarre chant: We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets to the head’ BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com In a particularly absurd display of military might and tropical folklore, Raúl Castro presided over a military parade in Havana on Monday to honor his dead brother and mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. […]
01/06/2017 06:34 PM
Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump
Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States needed to deepen its ties with Cuba if it truly wanted to help the Cuban people and advance U.S. interests. In an exit memo […]
01/05/2017 06:05 PM
Trump, Obama and the ashes of Chico O’Farrill
Trump, Obama and the ashes of Chico O’Farrill MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 5 de Enero de 2017 – 11:55 CET. I could really care less whether Arturo O’Farrill wants to engage in all kids of anti-Trump activism. But him doing so at a concert here in Fayetteville, for which I had paid, did […]
01/03/2017 06:54 PM
Sounds Of War To Drown Out The Economic Crisis In Cuba
Sounds Of War To Drown Out The Economic Crisis In Cuba / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, 2 January 2017 – With a military march and a “parade of the fighting people” the new year dawns in Cuba. This time there were no tanks in the Plaza of the Revolution, but thousands of Cubans […]
01/03/2017 06:49 PM
Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy
Now It Is Colombia’s Turn To Help Us Win Democracy / 14ymedio, Sergio Segura 14ymedio, Sergio Segura, 2 January 2017 – Cuba is no longer subordinate to the dictates of the man who imposed his will for more than half a century. The time has come to talk to the people, to recognize and give […]
01/03/2017 06:45 PM
Cuban Faces of 2016 – José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín)
Cuban Faces of 2016: José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 – Cuban faces of 2016: The journalist José Ramírez Pantoja starred this year in one of the most publicized cases of censorship within the official press. The reporter was fired from his job at Radio Holguin after being […]
01/03/2017 05:47 PM
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach
Donald Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, January 2, 2017 President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, […]
01/02/2017 06:58 PM
Cuban Faces of 2016 – Elaine Díaz, Director of ‘Neighborhood Journalism
Cuban Faces of 2016: Elaine Díaz, Director of ‘Neighborhood Journalism’ / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 — Cuban Faces of 2016: Elaine Díaz graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Faculty of Communication of the University of Havana in 2008, she has worked as an assistant professor and maintains the blog La Polémica […]
01/02/2017 06:57 PM
Cuban Faces of 2016 – Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, Scientist (b. 1974)
Cuban Faces of 2016: Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, Scientist (b. 1974) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 26 December 2016 – Cuban Faces of 2016: Ariel Urquiola, a biologist and doctor of science, has participated in several research projects on Cuban biodiversity, especially related to marine and terrestrial species. He directed an international research project carried out between […]
01/02/2017 06:05 PM
Cuba puts on show of strength as Trump inauguration nears
Cuba puts on show of strength as Trump inauguration nears By Marc Frank | HAVANA Cuba on Monday paraded troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens through its emblematic Revolution Square in a traditional show of nationalist fighting spirit as it faces a tough political and economic year. A replica of the yacht Granma, which […]
01/02/2017 06:04 PM
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba
Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […]
01/02/2017 06:01 PM
What is Cuba like? It’s complicated
What is Cuba like? It’s complicated By Daniel Dauplaise Published 5:22 pm, Sunday, January 1, 2017 STAMFORD — The first question that I get from everyone when I tell them I went to Cuba is always a broad one — “How was it?” It’s asked in a way that indicates general curiosity. After all, it’s […]
01/01/2017 07:14 PM
End of Year Declaration
End of Year Declaration / Rafael León Rodríguez Rafael Leon Rodriguez, 30 December 2016 — One more year of the young third millennium is about to conclude and give way to the next, 2017, the fifty-eighth of the totalitarian and one-party regime that, under the omnipotent power of the Castros, has controlled the Cuban archipelago […]
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Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President for Cuba
Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President for Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 30 December 2016 — The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has named independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro as regional vice president for Cuba. Director of the magazine La Hora de Cuba and a resident of the city of Camagüey, the reporter told 14ymedio […]

 

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