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Test for U.S. Shift on Cuba Is Whether Rights Improve

Test for U.S. Shift on Cuba Is Whether Rights Improve
By MICHAEL R. GORDONDEC. 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic
relations with Cuba will face an early test next year as the White House
tries to make good on its contention that the policy shift will lead to
a gradual improvement in the Cuban government’s… Continue reading

A new day for U.S., Cuba, but it is no sure thing

A new day for U.S., Cuba, but it is no sure thing
BY MICHAEL PUTNEY
12/23/2014 8:13 PM 12/23/2014 8:15 PM

The geopolitical world shifted on its axis last week and when it came to
rest, Miami was no longer the turning point of U.S.-Cuba policy.
Washington, after more than half a century of letting Miami Cubans set
that… Continue reading

Cuba and the United States – Regret the past or build the future?

Cuba and the United States: Regret the past or build the future?
JORGE CALAFORRA, Warsaw | Diciembre 22, 2014

On 17 December 2014 at 12:01 Washington DC time, the President of the
United States, Barack Obama, announced the United States’ new policy
toward Cuba. It should be recalled that the president of the United
States of America makes his decisions… Continue reading

Fidel’s Shocking Silence

Fidel’s Shocking Silence / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya
Posted on December 22, 2014

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 December 2014 — After the brief
speech by General-President, Raúl Castro, about the release of Alan
Gross and of “a Cuban-born citizen” at the service of the CIA, and of
other prisoners who received “prison benefits, including the release of
individuals the US… Continue reading

Sunday Respite for the Ladies in White

Sunday Respite for the Ladies in White
14YMEDIO, Havana | Diciembre 22, 2014

The Ladies in White marched for the freedom of political prisoners as
they left mass this Sunday, an activity held every week and one which
had special significance on this occasion because it was the first time
since the announcement of reestablishment of relations with the United… Continue reading

Cuba ponders next move after US policy shift

Cuba ponders next move after US policy shift
By Christopher SnyderPublished December 22, 2014 FoxNews.com

President Obama’s major policy shift toward Cuba has regional experts
closely watching how the Castro regime will look to use this renewed
connection with Washington to its benefit.

Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to analysts Roger
Noriega and Ana Quintana about the… Continue reading

F.A.C.E. Obama’s Cuba move is misguided

F.A.C.E.: Obama’s Cuba move is misguided
12/21/2014 2:00 PM 12/22/2014 7:15 PM

What’s next for the Cuban people?

F.A.C.E., Facts About Cuban Exiles, usually does not enter the strictly
political arena, but as its name implies, it is an organization that
aims to tell the truth.

President Obama, in his broadcast to the nation, dedicated some words to
those of… Continue reading

Opponents formulate a strategy to derail Obama’s new Cuba policy

Opponents formulate a strategy to derail Obama’s new Cuba policy
BY PAUL KANETHE WASHINGTON POST
12/22/2014 1:00 AM 12/22/2014 6:00 AM

WASHINGTON
Opponents of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening toward Cuba
began plotting for the long road ahead to block the administration’s new
policy, focusing on areas where congressional consent is necessary.

The most likely targets are funding for new… Continue reading

Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress

Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISDEC. 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday rejected criticism that he should
not have reopened American relations with Cuba because of the nation’s
human rights record, saying the historic thaw would give the United
States more sway over the Cuban government.

“I share the… Continue reading

Castros the beneficiaries of perilous policy shift

Castros the beneficiaries of perilous policy shift
BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ
12/20/2014 2:00 PM 12/20/2014 7:00 PM

President Obama just blew oxygen into the moribund Cuban economy — and
its governing elite — by announcing the reestablishment of full
diplomatic relations and economic concessions, a dramatic shift in
diplomatic relations between the two countries. The change is huge, but… Continue reading

John Kerry – President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back

John Kerry: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back
BY JOHN KERRY, PENNY PRITZKER AND JACOB J. LEWWWW.STATE.GOV
12/20/2014 8:09 PM 12/20/2014 8:31 PM

President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba will
advance United States’ interests and those of the Cuban people. The 11
million people of this island nation have waited far too long —… Continue reading

Lifting the Embargo Means Cuba Can No Longer Play Victim

Lifting the Embargo Means Cuba Can No Longer Play Victim
Jose Miguel Vivanco Dec. 19, 2014

The status quo has allowed the Cuban government to exploit U.S. policy
to garner sympathy abroad

Some critics contend that President Obama’s decision to re-establish
full diplomatic relations with Cuba means that the United States has
abandoned its commitment to protect human rights in… Continue reading

We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba

We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba / Cubanet, Ernesto
Garcia Diaz
Posted on December 19, 2014

Leaders of the opposition call Obama’s reconciliation with the Cuban
government a “betrayal” during a press conference in Havana
Cubanet, Ernesto García Díaz, Havana, 18 December 2014 — From the
headquarters of the Estado de SATS project in Miramar,… Continue reading

From Discontent to Joy in Twenty-four Hours

From Discontent to Joy in Twenty-four Hours / Cubanet, Miriam Leiva
Posted on December 20, 2014

Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, HAVANA, 18 December 2014 — President Barack Obama
announced a new direction in US policy toward Cuba, on December 17. The
Cuban population has expressed great joy at the news, both within the
archipelago and abroad. It is a brave and… Continue reading

How to Tell Whether Obama Did the Right Thing on Cuba

How to Tell Whether Obama Did the Right Thing on Cuba
If the restoration of diplomatic ties leads to greater openness, then
the president’s bold move will be justified.
JEFFREY GOLDBERGDEC 19 2014, 2:53 PM ET

A narrow selection of books on the Plaza de Armas (William Z. Goldberg)
On my most recent visit to Cuba this past March, I… Continue reading

US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island’s human rights record

US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island’s human rights record
Published December 19, 2014 Associated Press

HAVANA – To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a
brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out
political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, its sins… Continue reading

President Obama’s ‘betrayal’ of Cuban democrats

President Obama’s ‘betrayal’ of Cuban democrats
By Editorial Board December 19 at 7:46 PM

PRESIDENT OBAMA said he decided to normalize relations with Cuba because
“we can do more to support the Cuban people and promote our values
through engagement.” So it’s important to know the reaction of those
Cubans who have put their lives on the line to fight… Continue reading

Here’s what Cuba really needs, Mr. Obama

Here’s what Cuba really needs, Mr. Obama
By Rosa María Payá Acevedo December 19
Rosa María Payá Acevedo is a member of the Cuban Christian Liberation
Movement.
Sr. Barack Obama

President of the United States of America

I am writing to you because I assume that goodwill inspired your
decision to change U.S. policy toward my country.

I appeal to… Continue reading

We hope the government will announce the names of the prisoners benefiting in the coming hours

“We hope the government will announce the names of the prisoners
benefiting in the coming hours”
REINALDO ESCOBAR, Havana | Diciembre 18, 2014

The spokesperson for the Commission on Human Rights and National
Reconciliation, Elizardo Sánchez, shares with the readers of 14ymedio
his reflections on the rapprochement between Havana and Washington
announced this Wednesday, after more than five decades of… Continue reading

The opposition hopes that a dialogue will open between the Government and civil society

The opposition hopes that a dialogue will open between the Government
and civil society
14YMEDIO, Santiago de Cuba | Diciembre 18, 2014

The news of the reestablishment of relations between Cuba and the
United States has been embraced by opposition organizations in Cuba with
optimism and hope that this agreement may facilitate the establishment
of a dialogue between the Government… Continue reading

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship
Supporters of the Castros have long argued that a transition to
democracy is made impossible by US hostility. That excuse may no longer
hold
Owen Jones
theguardian.com, Thursday 18 December 2014 11.23 GMT

‘If Cuba establishes democracy – while maintaining the grand
achievements of the revolution – it could become… Continue reading

How Venezuela’s Collapse Helped Thaw Cuban-American Relations

How Venezuela’s Collapse Helped Thaw Cuban-American Relations
Girish Gupta @jammastergirish Dec. 18, 2014

Today a beleaguered Venezuela no longer has the spare cash to fund the
island’s beleaguered economy. The Castros likely realized this as
Chávez’s presidency was coming to an end and were not keen for a return
to the scarcity of the euphemistically titled Special Period of the… Continue reading

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