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Cuban classic cars – a dying breed?

Cuban classic cars: a dying breed?
Andrew English, motoring correspondent
27 JUNE 2016 • 4:53PM

Cuba’s roads are crowded with Fifties Americana due mainly to US
sanctions. But as things change politically and economically, is Cuba
about to lose a charming part of its heritage?

Visitors to Cuba return with stories of the dance music, the
cocktails and the fabulous… Continue reading

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’ – One Cuban’s Message to Obama

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’: One Cuban’s Message to Obama
The U.S. is pressing ahead with its opening to Cuba. What does that mean
for democracy on the island?
URI FRIEDMAN JUN 22, 2016 GLOBAL

Earlier this month, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Barack Obama’s
diplomatic opening to Cuba, characterized the full restoration of
U.S.-Cuban relations—in other words, Congress lifting… Continue reading

New Victory cruise line plans trips from Florida to Cuba

New Victory cruise line plans trips from Florida to Cuba
Arlene Satchell
Sun Sentinel
Another cruise line sets its sights on Cuba

A new cruise line based in Miami hopes to offer trips from Florida to Cuba.

Victory Cruise Lines Ltd. is awaiting approval from the Cuban
government, President and CEO Bruce Nierenberg said in a phone interview
Wednesday.

Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence

Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 June 2016 – Havana’s Plaza of the
Revolution shows its loyalty to its friends in many ways. One of them is
complicit silence. When the Tlateloico Massacre happened in 1968, Fidel
Castro did not condemn it because his ally, the Institutional
Revolutionary Party, ruled Mexico at the… Continue reading

In the Dark

In the Dark / 14ymedio, Regina Coyula

14ymedio, Regina Coyula, Havana, 13 May 2016 — The municipality of Old
Havana had its ancient underground water and electrical systems
renovated last year. The streets were dug up to replace the pipes and
wiring. Beyond the mess and the dust, these works have brought the
residents two precious services, services without which… Continue reading

Cuba Needs a Safe Nationwide Highway

Cuba Needs a Safe Nationwide Highway
May 8, 2016
Vicente Morin Aguado

HAVANA TIMES — “Three dead in road accident at Jatibonico. The crash
also injured 28 people and took place when a bus carrying tourists,
heading to Trinidad, collided with a truck” – Juventud Rebelde article,
April 3, 2016

That was the last major car accident to take place… Continue reading

Two die in tourist bus crash in Cuba

Two die in tourist bus crash in Cuba
04/04 03:59 CET

A bus carrying German and Austrian tourists has crashed in the central
Cuban city of Santi Spiritus. Two people have been killed and 28 others
injured.

The accident happened when a lorry struck an overpass and then collided
with the bus.

The bus driver and a German tourist died… Continue reading

Cuba – If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Cuba: If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme
for doctors in 2013 alone.

“I LIVED IN Spain for 18 years but knew due to the economic crisis, I
couldn’t continue my studies there. If I wanted to become a doctor,… Continue reading

Minimicen a Obama!

“¡Minimicen a Obama!”
Ayer domingo 20 de marzo ningún canal de la televisión cubana fue
dispuesto para reportar in situ la llegada del presidente norteamericano
lunes, marzo 21, 2016 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces

GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- A escasas 18 horas del arribo a Cuba del presidente
Barack Obama, era evidente la intención del gobierno cubano de minimizar
su presencia en… Continue reading

Life Inside Cuba

Life Inside Cuba
February 19, 2016
Osmel Ramirez Alvarez

HAVANA TIMES — There are everyday experiences that reveal a country’s
essence far more eloquently than any economist or political analyst
could. The day-to-day life of Cubans is very tough, uncertain, stressful
and monotonous. Luckily, there’s not much violence in the country and
one doesn’t have to pay for schools or… Continue reading

Starr Companies Expand Travel Insurance Services to Cuba

Starr Companies Expand Travel Insurance Services to Cuba
February 16, 2016

Starr Companies has expanded the availability of its travel insurance
and assistance services for travel to Cuba. These plans provide trip
cancellation and trip interruption insurance as well as accident and
sickness benefits. In addition, the plans provide the coordination of
medical and assistance services for travelers during their… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award
ČTK | 8 FEBRUARY 2016

Prague, Feb 5 (CTK) – Eleven Cuban dissidents and former political
prisoners will receive the Homo Homini award for human rights promotion
from the Czech People in Need organisation at the beginning of the One
World film festival on March 7, Adela Pospichalova, from People in Need,
has… Continue reading

Cuba for sale – ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to
get a slice’
Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to
the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las
Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the
commercial storm ahead?
@ollywainwright
Monday… Continue reading

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France
J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am.

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled
to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of
State and of Ministers and the First Secretary of the Communist Party
(to… Continue reading

Traffic accident in eastern Cuba leaves four dead, 34 injured

Traffic accident in eastern Cuba leaves four dead, 34 injured
Source: Xinhua 2016-01-21 07:09:04

HAVANA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — A passenger bus turned over Wednesday in
eastern Cuba with an initial result of four dead and 34 injured, state
media highlighted.

Dr. Luis Pina, chief of surgery at the Provincial Hospital Saturnino
Lora, reported that of the injured, four remain… Continue reading

Ryerson dance student paralyzed after swimming accident in Cuba

Ryerson dance student paralyzed after swimming accident in Cuba
Published Monday, January 18, 2016 8:39PM EST

A swimming accident has paralyzed a promising dance student vacationing
in Cuba.
Napu Boychuk, 29, was in his fourth and final year of study at Ryerson
University’s dance program.
He studied jazz, contemporary and modern styles, but ballet was his
first love.
“He’s a… Continue reading

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1)

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Presol
Posted on January 3, 2016

Somos+, Jose M. Presol, 1 January 2016 — “The Revolution declares its
absolute and reverent respect for the constitution, which was given to
the people in 1940, and restores it as the official legal code. It
declares the only flag to… Continue reading

Cuba’s CDR Committees – Bringing Back the Dead

Cuba’s CDR Committees: Bringing Back the Dead
December 29, 2015
Irina Echarry

HAVANA TIMES — There were no excuses: it wasn’t raining, people had been
notified in advance, the meeting would be held before the sacred soap
opera came on and the “visitors” would arrive early. We had only to wait
until the clock showed 8 pm to start.

For… Continue reading

The Crossing Of The Desert

The Crossing Of The Desert / 14ymedio, Manuel Pereira
Posted on November 10, 2015

14ymedio, Manuel Pereira, Mexico City, 8 November 2015 — Since the
second half of the twentieth century we Cubans have been the Jews of the
Caribbean, and the Malecon is our Wailing Wall. Among other topics, the
immigration issue figures in the meeting between Raul Castro… Continue reading

Security

“Security”
FRANCISCO ALMAGRO | Miami | 10 Nov 2015 – 11:57 pm.

‘It is there, in the subjective judgments of most of the people where
Cuban Communism has achieved its greatest and most sustained success.
And where its enemies have failed.’

Some years ago I was walking with a female friend of mine down a long
Havana avenue. It was… Continue reading

Daughter of Scarborough man who died in Cuba questions resort’s safety policies

Daughter of Scarborough man who died in Cuba questions resort’s safety
policies
Lifeguards absent at the beach, witnesses said
By Laura Fraser and Michelle Cheung, CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2015 6:12
PM ET Last Updated: Oct 08, 2015 6:12 PM ET

The daughter of a Scarborough man who died at a Cuban resort says she
wants to know why… Continue reading

A Cuban and His Idea of Success

A Cuban and His Idea of Success / Cubanet, Iris Lourdes Gomez
Posted on September 7, 2015

Cubanet.org, Iris Lourdes Gomez Garcia, 4 September 2015 – Felipe
promised himself that this was going to be his year. He was tired of the
buses, after so many years of heat, lines, bad smells, pickpockets and
arguments, it was time to do… Continue reading

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