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All Exiles Are Possible

All Exiles Are Possible / Luis Felipe Rojas
Posted on September 7, 2014

When I say exile, I only think of the word life. That was what happened
to me at the meeting “Fight for Liberation against Castro-communism,”
which the writer Julio M. Shiling generously coordinated and which was
held at the West Dade Regional Library of Coral Way, Miami,… Continue reading

USSR and Cuba Sign Agreement on Soviet Military Assistance On September 2

USSR and Cuba Sign Agreement on Soviet Military Assistance On September 2
On September 2, 1962, Cuba and the USSR signed an agreement on Soviet
military assistance to Cuba
© RIA Novosti.
14:56 03/09/2014

OPINION: Russia ‘Gets Back at Americans’ by Reopening Soviet
Intelligence Center in Cuba
MOSCOW, September 3 (RIA Novosti) – On September 2, 1962, Cuba and the… Continue reading

Liberty Costs Dearly, and Angel Santiesteban Decided to Buy It for Its Price

Liberty Costs Dearly, and Angel Santiesteban Decided to Buy It for Its Price
Posted on September 3, 2014

“In the world there has to be a certain quantity of decency, just as
there has to be a certainly quantity of light. Where there are many men
without decency, there are always others who have in themselves the
decency of many… Continue reading

El Zanjon In Baragua Times

El Zanjon In Baragua Times / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on August 27, 2014

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, El Zanjón, 25 August 2014 – No one remembers
when the old Spanish barracks were demolished and or the decades passed
since the allegorical tally of what happened there. Although the
official history vilifies this place, a sign on the central highway
tells… Continue reading

Piloto para la guerra imaginaria

Piloto para la guerra imaginaria
Ydelmis aprendió a pilotar un helicóptero de combate, para cuando los
marines nos invadan. Pero a Cuba no va a venir la U.S Army. Si acaso
empresarios con sus billeteras apuntando a la arruinada economía
nacional. Y, a esos, tendría que tirarles flores
jueves, agosto 28, 2014 | Jorge Olivera Castillo

LA HABANA, Cuba -Yudelmis… Continue reading

Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS Cuba (Reuters) – All that’s missing is the beard.

An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to
meet his idol after Cuba’s 88-year-old retired leader invited him and
his family to his Havana home for a chat.

“I felt… Continue reading

Cuba to build its first church since the revolution of 1959

Cuba to build its first church since the revolution of 1959
10 August 2014 Last updated at 08:44 BST

Cuba will build its first church since the Marxist revolution of 1959.

When the revolutionary army overthrew the dictator Fulgenico Batista,
Cuba became a communist state and as such, was atheist.

It became secular and more tolerant of religion, but there… Continue reading

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans / Ivan Garcia
Posted on July 31, 2014

To this day, in the universal history books in junior high or high
schools in Cuba, the Soviet theme is handled with kid gloves.

They recall its founding father Vladimir Illych Lenin, the epic of the
Second World War with its 20 million dead (old data,… Continue reading

EEUU reconoce avances en libertad religiosa de los cubanos

EEUU reconoce avances en libertad religiosa de los cubanos
Posted on 29 julio, 2014
Por Redacción CaféFuerte

Estados Unidos consideró que el gobierno cubano mantiene aún fuertes
restricciones a la libertad religiosa de sus ciudadanos, pero reconoció
avances significativos en la tolerancia oficial hacia las prácticas de
la fe en la isla, según el informe anual del Departamento de Estado.… Continue reading

The Scam and the New Man

The Scam and the New Man / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila
Posted on July 24, 2014

14YMEDIO, Havana, Eliecer Avila, 23 July 2014 – I grew up listening to
my teachers saying that our society was building the man of the future,
a different one, one that would have no defects, no malice, none of the
vices “inherited from capitalism.”

Those… Continue reading

My Own T-Shirt Hero – The Forgotten Story of a Bay of Pigs Pilot

My Own T-Shirt Hero: The Forgotten Story of a Bay of Pigs Pilot
July 22, 2014
Clive Rudd Fernández (Cafe Fuerte)

HAVANA TIMES — I recall I was around 10 years old when my father used to
take me from one ministry to the other to collect his salary. It could
have been the Ministry of Sugar or Transportation. He… Continue reading

The Ochoa Case – A Point of Inflection

The Ochoa Case: A Point of Inflection / 14ymedio
Posted on July 17, 2014

IGNACIO VARONA, 14ymedio, Havana, Cuba | 13 July 2014 – The Cuban
government’s support for the Soviet tank invasion of Czechoslovakia, the
failure of the 10 Million Ton Sugar Harvest, the case of Heberto
Padilla, the repudiation rallies of 1980, and Cuba’s Black Spring are
chief… Continue reading

Sentencing for hijacker who flew to Cuba hits snag

Posted on Thursday, 07.10.14

Sentencing for hijacker who flew to Cuba hits snag
BY LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — Attorneys for a man who pleaded guilty to hijacking a passenger
jet to Cuba requested a sentencing delay Thursday after federal
prosecutors filed last minute classified documents in the case.

New Jersey native William Potts Jr., 57, could face up… Continue reading

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies

I Would Not Accept Trading My Freedom For That of the Spies / Angel
Santiesteban
Posted on July 8, 2014

I hope that President Obama does not have the card up his sleeve to
exchange Alan Gross for the three spies who are fulfilling their
sentences in the United States. The dictatorship is aiming for that to
happen. We all… Continue reading

National Security and Defense of Cattle

Cuba: National Security and Defense of Cattle / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on July 6, 2014

The “National Defense Council” is, in exceptional situations, the
highest institution of power. Whenever it meets, it is charged with
internal order, security, foreign policy, military forces, plus all the
economic, legal and social activity of the country.

So it is logical to understand… Continue reading

I Am Nothing Else But Cuban

I Am Nothing Else But Cuban / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Carlos Alberto
Montaner
Posted on June 26, 2014

Interview with Carlos Alberto Montaner, writer, journalist and political

REINALDO ESCOBAR, Havana, 24 June 2014 — Carlos Alberto Montaner has
long been a kind of black beast in the official Cuban government
propaganda. Accused of being a terrorist, a CIA agent, an… Continue reading

The Party and the Army – Civil-Military Relations in Cuba

The Party and the Army: Civil-Military Relations in Cuba
Posted: 06/26/2014 1:02 pm EDT Updated: 06/26/2014 2:59 pm EDT

When Raúl Castro became president of Cuba in his own right in 2008, he
replaced most of his brother Fidel’s cabinet with ministers of his own
choosing. In March 2009, he announced a sweeping reorganization of the
government bureaucracy, replacing nine… Continue reading

Arnaldo Ochoa — a problem for Castro brothers 25 years ago

Posted on Sunday, 06.22.14

Arnaldo Ochoa — a problem for Castro brothers 25 years ago
Castro’s fears led to a revolutionary hero’s execution and drunken
binges by his brother Raúl, according to a former security officer.
BY JUAN O. TAMAY

Fidel Castro was so afraid of a revolt in Cuba’s most elite paramilitary
unit that he ordered his motorcade… Continue reading

Farnworth newlyweds’ honeymoon nightmare in Cuba as groom is ordered to pay £4,000 for ‘broken’ TV

Farnworth newlyweds’ honeymoon nightmare in Cuba as groom is ordered to
pay £4,000 for ‘broken’ TV
9:25am Monday 16th June 2014 in News Exclusive By Jeremy Culley, reporter

A NEWLYWED couple’s honeymoon ended in turmoil when the bridegroom had
to fly back alone after being ordered to pay £4,000 to replace a broken
television.

Former soldier Wesley Dyson and his… Continue reading

Public Health In Cuba, Between Missions, Rabies and Dengue Fever

Public Health In Cuba, Between Missions, Rabies and Dengue Fever / Juan
Juan Almeida
Posted on June 12, 2014

The Cuban Ministry of Public Health turned 105 years old.
Congratulations. Personally I think that health is the most precious
non-material heritage a human being can count on. It should be
considered a right for all citizens of the world and… Continue reading

Internet in Cuba: A Success in Spite of Everything

Internet in Cuba: A Success in Spite of Everything / Ivan Garcia
Posted on June 11, 2014

Eight in the morning. On the ground floor of the Focsa building – Cuba’s Empire State – on M between 17 and 19 Vedado, in a shop between the Guiñol theatre and a beaten-up bar at the entrance to the Scherezada club, a… Continue reading

After Bergdahl, will U.S. and Cuba make swap involving Alan Gross?

After Bergdahl, will U.S. and Cuba make swap involving Alan Gross?
From Isabel C. Morales, CNN
June 11, 2014 — Updated 0121 GMT (0921 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Cubans say the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shows a prisoner swap is
possible
They say former USAID contractor Alan Gross could be next
Cuban authorities want the U.S. to swap Gross for… Continue reading

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