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Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

El menú del desbloqueo

El menú del desbloqueo

Miguel Iturria Savón.

LA HABANA, Cuba (abril (www.cubanet.org) – Si en la Cumbre del Alba
celebrada en Cumaná, Venezuela, Raúl Castro recitó las cuentas
pendientes contra los Estados Unidos y esgrimió el embargo como telón de
fondo de los enfrentamientos con el enemigo para justificar a la
dictadura más vieja del continente, en la… Continue reading

Las finanzas se agravan

Las finanzas se agravan

Oscar Espinosa Chepe

LA HABANA, Cuba, abril (www.cubanet.org) – A los problemas que venían
presentando las finanzas cubanas desde hace meses, se añaden mayores
dificultades. Ya especialistas internacionales comentan la falta de
liquidez e indican la posibilidad de que el gobierno declare la
insolvencia mediante un cese de pagos. Se basan en criterios tomados… Continue reading

Washington mantiene a La Habana en su lista de ‘patrocinadores del terrorismo’

Política
Washington mantiene a La Habana en su lista de 'patrocinadores del
terrorismo'

'Miembros de ETA, las FARC y el ELN permanecieron en Cuba en 2008',
criticó el Departamento de Estado. Asimismo, en la Isla tienen refugio
prófugos de la justicia de EE UU.

Agencias | 30/04/2009

El gobierno de Estados Unidos mantuvo al régimen cubano en su lista de… Continue reading

Síndrome de las cunas vacías

Sociedad
Síndrome de las cunas vacías

El cuentagotas parece ser regresivo. La prensa oficial asegura que la
población podría no llegar a 12 millones en 2020.

Javier Gómez, La Habana | 30/04/2009

Habaneras, durante una de las celebraciones de Semana Santa, en La
Habana, el 10 de abril de 2009. (AP)

Habaneras, durante una celebración por Semana Santa, en La… Continue reading

Cubanos detenidos en Curazao por tráfico de drogas en conexión con Hezbolá

Narcotráfico
Cubanos detenidos en Curazao por tráfico de drogas en conexión con Hezbolá

Entre las 17 personas arrestadas por la Policía hay también colombianos,
libaneses y venezolanos.

Agencias | 30/04/2009

La Policía de Curazao informó este miércoles que entre 17 personas
detenidas por presunto tráficos de drogas en conexión con Hezbolá, se
encuentran cubanos, colombianos, libaneses y venezolanos, reportó EFE.… Continue reading

Disidentes denuncian agresiones a Damas de Blanco en Matanzas

Represión
Disidentes denuncian agresiones a Damas de Blanco en Matanzas

Las mujeres, y varias activistas del Movimiento Femenino Martha Abreu,
fueron insultadas y golpeadas en la localidad de Perico, cuando
realizaban una marcha tras asistir a misa.

Redacción CE | 29/04/2009

Periodistas independientes denunciaron la agresión de seguidores del
régimen a varias Damas de Blanco que, tras asistir a misa… Continue reading

Periodistas independientes reclaman la liberación de todos los presos políticos

Represión
Periodistas independientes reclaman la liberación de todos los presos
políticos

'Es nuestro objetivo lograr que en Cuba todos podamos expresarnos sin
censura ni peligro de ser represaliados', señala un comunicado con
motivo del Día de la Libertad de Prensa.

Redacción CE | 30/04/2009

La Sociedad de Periodistas Manuel Márquez Sterling reclamó la
"liberación inmediata e incondicional de los 21… Continue reading

Cuba is ‘willing to talk to US’

Cuba is 'willing to talk to US'

Cuban President Raul Castro has said he is willing to talk to Washington
about everything, including human rights, political prisoners and press
freedom.

His comments came hours after US President Barack Obama said Cuba needed
to make the next move if there was to be further improvement in relations.

Mr Castro was speaking… Continue reading

Reitera EU llamado a Cuba para liberar a prisioneros políticos

Reitera EU llamado a Cuba para liberar a prisioneros políticos

El vocero del Departamento de Estado Robert Woods defendió además las
acciones tomadas por el gobierno estadunidenses, desestimadas por el
líder cubano Raúl Castro como insuficientes.

Mié, 29/04/2009 – 15:51

Washington.- Estados Unidos reiteró hoy su demanda para que Cuba libere
a prisioneros políticos como un gesto que demuestre su… Continue reading

Población de Cuba es la única a la baja en Latinoamérica: CEPAL

Población de Cuba es la única a la baja en Latinoamérica: CEPAL

La región tiene una tasa media de crecimiento del 1.3 por ciento
mientras que en 2006 Cuba descendió en -0.04 por ciento.

Notimex
Publicado: 28/04/2009 13:30

La Habana. El crecimiento poblacional en Cuba se está estancado y los
pronósticos indican que el número de habitantes podría quedar por… Continue reading

Quién embaucó a quién?

TRIBUNA: JORGE CASTAÑEDA
¿Quién embaucó a quién?

JORGE CASTAÑEDA 29/04/2009

No cesan las paradojas en el nuevo mundo valiente de la crisis. Todos,
absolutamente todos, se felicitaron por el tenor de la Cumbre de las
Américas, celebrada en Trinidad hace dos semanas, por la nueva política
hacia América Latina de Barack Obama y por la nueva dignidad
latinoamericana.

Con buenos… Continue reading

Cuba faces tough US choice

Cuba faces tough US choice

As the US eases restrictions on Cuban Americans visiting relatives back
home, the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana looks at the impact this could
have on a 50-year-old conflict.

Havana airport's Terminal 2 is reserved exclusively for charter flights
from Miami.

Every day, noisy crowds pack around the barrier in front of the exit
from… Continue reading

Amnsety International: Cuba: Fear for safety : AMR 25/003/2009

PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 25/003/2009
30 March 2009
UA 89/09 Fear for safety

CUBA Jorge Luis García Pérez, usually known as Antúnez (m), activist

Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera (f), his wife

Carlos Michael Morales Rodriguez (m), journalist

Diosiris Santana Pérez (m)

Ernesto Mederos Arrozarena (m)

Activist and political dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, usually known
as Antúnez, began a hunger… Continue reading

Canada: Embargo up to US, Cuba

Posted on Sunday, 04.19.09
Canada: Embargo up to US, Cuba
By RIA TAITT
TRINIDAD EXPRESS

Although Canada feels that the US trade embargo against Cuba is not the
way to go, its removal is ultimately a matter between Cuba and the
United States, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday.

Speaking at a news conference at the Media Centre at… Continue reading

Raúl Castro’s prisoner-swap offer met with scorn, skepticism, intrigue

Posted on Saturday, 04.18.09
Raúl Castro's prisoner-swap offer met with scorn, skepticism, intrigue
South Floridians responded to Raúl Castro's prisoner swap idea with
scorn, skepticism and intrigue.
BY TRENTON DANIEL AND ELAINE DE VALLE
[email protected]

Swapping five Cuban spies convicted in Miami for the communist regime's
jailed dissidents and political prisoners would be ''a travesty,'' a
prominent exile activist declared… Continue reading

Cuban media covers Castro’s comments, not Obama’s

Posted on Friday, 04.17.09
Cuban media covers Castro's comments, not Obama's
The Associated Press

HAVANA — Raul Castro's offer to talk with Washington about anything -
even such sticky subjects as human rights, press freedom and political
prisoners – was big news in Cuba on Friday.

But what President Barack Obama said to prompt Castro's comments was not.

Only those… Continue reading

US keeps Cuba on terrorism blacklist

US keeps Cuba on terrorism blacklist
AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States announced Thursday it has retained
communist Cuba on a list of countries that allegedly support terrorism.

The State Department report lumping Cuba with Iran, Syria and Sudan was
released weeks after US President Barack Obama made overtures to Havana,
which is under a decades-old embargo, by lifting… Continue reading

CUBA MAKES NON-‘GESTURE’

CUBA MAKES NON-'GESTURE'
Last updated: 2:29 am
April 30, 2009
Posted: 12:51 am
April 30, 2009

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro repeated yesterday an offer to
discuss "everything" with the United States to try to improve ties, but
said Cuba did not have to make conciliatory "gestures."

His comments kept the door open for negotiations with the Obama
administration.… Continue reading

Cubans prepare for a bonanza

Cubans prepare for a bonanza
By Marc Frank in Havana
Published: April 16 2009 20:56

Terasita, the owner of a small family restaurant by the same name on the
outskirts of Havana, has let her fantasies run wild as she considers the
decision by Barack Obama, US president, to ease restrictions on US
citizens – and particularly Cuban Americans –… Continue reading

Empower democracy, rein in tyrants

Posted on Tuesday, 04.21.09
Empower democracy, rein in tyrants
BY ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN
www.ros-lehtinen.house.gov

Sunday marked the conclusion of the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad
and Tobago. This meeting could have offered a valuable opportunity to
stand up to the region's despotic leaders who claim that their radical
visions — rather than the voice of the people — should usher… Continue reading

Cuban prisoners don’t want to be traded for spies

Posted on Tuesday, 04.21.09
Cuban prisoners don't want to be traded for spies
By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — A leading rights activist says most of Cuba's 200 or more
political prisoners would rather serve out long terms on the island than
be part of an exchange for five communist agents imprisoned in the U.S.,
as Cuban President… Continue reading

Engineer: I was fired for refusing to work in Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 04.22.09
Engineer: I was fired for refusing to work in Cuba
A German engineer residing in South Florida on a work visa claims in a
federal lawsuit that his refusal to work in Cuba got him fired.
BY PATRICK DANNER
[email protected]

A German engineer working for a U.S. company in Fort Lauderdale alleges
he was fired after… Continue reading

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