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Cuba & China

OPINION
JANUARY 2006

Cuba & China

BY WILLIAM RATLIFF
William Ratliff is Adjunct Fellow at the Independent Institute, Research
Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a frequent
writer on Chinese and Cuban foreign policies.

Why is economically successful China interested in the economically
failed Cuba? And vice versa?

C uba survived a decade of economic crisis in the 1990s… Continue reading

Cuba’s Economy: Mistaken Blame

OPINION
FEBRUARY 2006

Cuba’s Economy: Mistaken Blame

BY PHILIP PETERS

Philip Peters is vice president and director of the Cuba Program at the
Lexington Institute. This column is based on a research paper released
in February 2006.

Cuba’s inequality is not mainly the result of deviant behavior; it is
caused in larger measure by Cubans’ lawful earnings in an economy… Continue reading

Cuba’s Future Economic Model

OPINION
JANUARY 2006

Cuba’s Future Economic Model

BY DANIEL P. ERIKSON
Daniel P.Erikson is director of Caribbean programs at the Inter-American
Dialogue. This column is an excerpt of a briefing published by the
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL).

There is no one formula that will guarantee a successful transition for
Cuba. But significant market-oriented reforms are required to enable… Continue reading

Cuban doctor on hunger strike in the Cayman Islands

Cuban doctor on hunger strike in the Cayman Islands
02-06-2006

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: With several changes of clothing, bottled
water, a folding bed and an umbrella, Dr Luis M Luarca, a Cuban refugee,
is currently camped on the lawn of the Government Administration
building in Grand Cayman on a hunger strike.

He began his protest on Monday 30 January… Continue reading

Government drive against Cuba’s reviled ‘new rich’ mainly hits average Cubans

Government drive against Cuba’s reviled ‘new rich’ mainly hits average
Cubans
Vanessa Arrington
Canadian Press
Monday, February 06, 2006

HAVANA (AP) – President Fidel Castro is pursuing a campaign against
Cuba’s “new rich,” accusing them of corruption and moral decay in his
quest to erase class differences threatening the utopian ideals of his
communist regime.

Violators face possible jail time… Continue reading

‘Empantanadas’ las negociaciones para un acuerdo migratorio entre La Habana y Mexico

‘Empantanadas’ las negociaciones para un acuerdo migratorio entre La
Habana y México

Las autoridades mexicanas buscan la posibilidad de realizar
deportaciones rápidas y directas a la Isla.

Redacción EER

lunes 6 de febrero de 2006 16:15:00

Tras casi seis años de negociaciones, la posibilidad de un nuevo acuerdo
migratorio entre los gobiernos de Cuba y México es cada vez más… Continue reading

El hombre que dejo sin energia a Cuba

Posted on Sun, Feb. 05, 2006
El hombre que dejó sin energía a Cuba
PABLO ALFONSO
El Nuevo Herald

La llamada revolución energética comenzó el pasado enero en la provincia
de Pinar del Río, en lo que pudiera ser ”la última frontera” de los
múltiples experimentos fallidos que el dictador Fidel Castro ha tratado
de implementar en Cuba desde que… Continue reading

Global Press Group Calls Cuban Government Enemy of the Internet

03 February 2006
Global Press Group Calls Cuban Government Enemy of the Internet

Reporters Without Borders listed Cuba among 15 nations as Internet enemies

By Eric Green
Washington File Staff Writer

Washington — A global press advocacy group is continuing its criticism
of Cuba’s Communist regime with a statement rebuking the Cuban
government for its “repressive policy toward the Internet.”… Continue reading

Enviara Cuba medio millon de toneladas de cemento a Venezuela

Enviará Cuba medio millón de toneladas de cemento a Venezuela
Anuncia el presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, que se intercambiará
productos locales “o excedentes de cualquier tipo”

Notimex
El Universal online
Caracas
Domingo 5 de febrero de 2006
17:27 El gobierno de Cuba enviará en los próximos días medio millón de
toneladas de cemento a Venezuela a cambio de productos… Continue reading

An Eye-Opening Cuban Vacation

An Eye-Opening Cuban Vacation
by Humberto Fontova
Posted Feb 03, 2006

Please keep this in mind, friends: the following was not written by a
“Cuban exile, Republican hard-liner, crackpot” (like me). What the
Cuban-exile crackpot presents here is a very crude translation of an
article printed in Oct. 25 in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo by a
backpacking tourist from… Continue reading

Looking beyond Castro

Posted on Sun, Feb. 05, 2006

CUBA
Looking beyond Castro
At the University of Miami, a mock meeting sought to explore how Cuba
will be affected when Fidel Castro dies.
BY FRANCES ROBLES
[email protected]

Funeral music is playing on Cuban state radio and riots are breaking out
in the eastern city of Guantánamo. It is Valentine’s Day, 2008, and
Fidel… Continue reading

Cuba plans large anti-U.S. rally

Cuba plans large anti-U.S. rally

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The communist government on Monday called an
evening rally at the scene of a mysterious construction project outside
the American mission.

The rally — called to remember those who have lost their lives in
violent acts against Cuba over 45 years — was expected to include the
unveiling what appear to… Continue reading

Las nuevas izquierdas, Espana y Cuba

TRIBUNA: RAFAEL ROJAS
Las nuevas izquierdas, España y Cuba
RAFAEL ROJAS
EL PAÍS – Opinión – 06-02-2006

Durante los dos últimos años se ha debatido con intensidad la llegada al
poder, en América Latina, de partidos y líderes de izquierdas. Ese
ascenso, previsible desde fines de la década de los noventa, podría
reconfigurar el mapa político de la región en… Continue reading

Retiene Cuba a 18 polleros mexicanos

Lunes 6-febrero. Actualización 03:16 Hrs.
Retiene Cuba a 18 polleros mexicanos

Autoridades cubanas continúan reteniendo a 18 ciudadanos mexicanos a
quienes acusan de ser polleros.

Autoridades cubanas continúan reteniendo a 18 ciudadanos mexicanos a
quienes acusan de ser polleros. Luego de una revisión a sus casos, la
justicia de la isla determinó que los juicios “pueden durar años”. De
los… Continue reading

Inauguran Biblioteca Independiente enregión central cubana.

Inauguran Biblioteca Independiente en región central cubana.
Bitácora Cubana, 4 de febrero de 2006, Bibliocuba.org

El Proyecto de Bibliotecas Independientes de Cuba, inauguró en Villa
Clara, región central en la isla, y, en la tarde de ayer, una nueva
biblioteca que lleva el nombre de “Calixto García”, la cual será
dirigida por Yuniesky García López.

En la actividad de inauguración… Continue reading

Cuba protesta por desalojo de funcionarios de hotel en Mexico

Cuba protesta por desalojo de funcionarios de hotel en México
Lunes 6 de Febrero, 2006 10:34 GMT

LA HABANA (Reuters) – Cuba protestó el lunes por el desalojo de una
delegación de la isla comunista de un hotel en México y denunció a
Estados Unidos por aplicar un embargo internacional de más de cuatro
décadas contra el gobierno del presidente… Continue reading

Family ties could defy Cuba travel rules

Family ties could defy Cuba travel rules
By Paolo Spadoni Special to the Sentinel

February 6, 2006

The Bush administration’s latest restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba,
implemented in June 2004 and mainly aimed to deny hard-currency
resources to the Castro government, have deterred American visits to the
island.

In 2004, according to Havana’s authorities, visits by Cuban-Americans
and U.S.… Continue reading

Cuba-U.S. Energy Meeting Changes Venues

Article published Feb 5, 2006
Cuba-U.S. Energy Meeting Changes Venues

A meeting between Cuban officials and U.S. energy executives was moved
to another hotel after the Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City, under pressure
from the U.S. government, asked the Cubans to leave, the event’s
organizer said Saturday.

Kirby Jones, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, said the U.S.
government called… Continue reading

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