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University (for the Tenacious)

University (for the Tenacious) / 14ymedio, Henry Constantin, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on August 30, 2014

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 28 August 2014 – Henry Constantin is a native of Camagüey province, born in Las Tunas on Valentine’s Day, 30 years ago. He has been expelled from university three times for his ideas, but still believes he will obtain his journalism… Continue reading

Touring Cuba by bicycle: Take the challenge

Touring Cuba by bicycle: Take the challenge
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:15 am
Ken Youngblood

So you’ve flirted with the dream of touring Cuba by bicycle. Go for it. But not because the media tell you it’s a “cyclist’s paradise.” Go because there are no real legal obstacles you can’t overcome and you are sure to leave the island… Continue reading

Pareja cubana vive larga odisea para llegar a EEUU

Publicado el sábado, 08.23.14

Pareja cubana vive larga odisea para llegar a EEUU
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES

Si lanzarse al mar en una balsa improvisada puede parecer una locura, la
odisea que vivió un matrimonio cubano tratando de llegar a los Estados
Unidos desde Ecuador podría alimentar la imaginación de cualquier
novelista. Los cubanos, que pidieron ser identificados como Antonio… Continue reading

Chimeras and Frustrations

Chimeras and Frustrations / 14ymedio, Luzbely Escobar
Posted on August 22, 2014

14YMEDIO, Havana, Luzbely Escobar, 21 August 2014 – It is a little more
than a week before the start of school and the youngest at home are
already taking stock of what they’ve done on their vacation. They go to
sleep thinking about what they’ll tell their friends… Continue reading

Detienen a 7 cubanos indocumentados en Colombia

Detienen a 7 cubanos indocumentados en Colombia
Los cubanos, que viajaban por el territorio colombiano como pasajeros en
un bus, fueron capturados en la vía Pereira-Medellín.
Martinoticias.com
agosto 21, 2014

Siete cubanos fueron retenidos por la Policía del Departamento
colombiano de Risaralda, tras encontrarlos sin documentos a bordo de un
vehículo de servicio público que se dirigía a Medellín, Antioquia.… Continue reading

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips
Friday, August 22, 2014
By PAUL COLLINS – Bulletin Staff Writer

Villa Heights Baptist Church has sent a mission team to Cuba off and on
for about six years, according to the church’s pastor, the Rev. Keith
Spangenberg, who said he has seen some changes there during that time.… Continue reading

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets / Ivan Garcia
Posted on August 18, 2014

1994 was an amazing year. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the
disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba
of the “Special Period in Times of Peace,” an economic crisis which
lasted for 25 years.… Continue reading

20 years ago, 35,000 ‘balseros’ fled Castro’s Cuba on anything that would float

20 years ago, 35,000 ‘balseros’ fled Castro’s Cuba on anything that
would float
By Fabiola Santiago, Miami Herald
Monday, August 18, 2014 2:55pm

When the tiny Guantánamo-bound jet took off from the Fort Lauderdale
airport, the door handle fell into my lap.

The handful of journalists on board laughed nervously, eyeing the ripped
roof cover and beat up seats of… Continue reading

A revisit to the Cuban Balsero crisis and the people who found freedom in America

Posted on Saturday, 08.16.14

A revisit to the Cuban Balsero crisis and the people who found freedom in America
Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantánamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America.
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO

When the tiny Guantánamo-bound jet took off from… Continue reading

Detienen en Honduras a 30 cubanos indocumentados

Detienen en Honduras a 30 cubanos indocumentados
Las autoridades policiales detuvieron a 19 en Ocotepeque cuando
intentaban viajar a Estados Unidos y otros 11 en Agua Caliente cuando
estaban camino a Guatemala.
Martinoticias.com
agosto 10, 2014

Las autoridades policiales hondureñas reportaron la detención de 19
ciudadanos cubanos en el departamento de Ocotepeque, cuando intentaban
viajar rumbo a Estados Unidos.

El… Continue reading

The Many Faces of the Buquenque

The Many Faces of the Buquenque / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on August 2, 2014

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 1 August 2014, Havana – When you walk
through Fraternity Park, amid the bustle of Havana, you hear the cries
of masculine voices calling out possible destinations for trips to
diverse places in the capital. Near the Aldama Palace they shout out… 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

The Battered Press

The Battered Press / 14ymedio, Fernando Damaso
Posted on July 22, 2014

14YMEDIO, Fernando Damáso, Havana, 21 July 2014 – It is no secret that
the editorial policy of a newspaper responds to the interests of its
owners. In countries where freedom of the press exists and is respected,
newspapers abound, reflecting many different interests. In countries
where freedom of… Continue reading

Havana’s Siberia

Havana’s Siberia
July 19, 2014
Martin Guevara

HAVANA TIMES — They gave us the keys to our new apartment in Alamar. The
year was 1987. Even though the property title was the same as that of
the other apartment in that sprawling neighborhood, even though it was
located in a five-story tenement (without elevator) like the other
place, the area… Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Plans for Venezuela and Russia

Raul Castro’s Plans for Venezuela and Russia / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on July 18, 2014

The grass, the cows, and the man; in the food chain every species
expects a greater predator. International politics works in the same
way. The government of Venezuela, for example, manipulates world,
regional and even local opinion, publicizing the work it does in
the… Continue reading

After mother’s death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba

After mother’s death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba
By Patrick Oppmann, CNN
June 25, 2014 — Updated 0234 GMT (1034 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Alan Gross’ wife, Judy, visits husband in Cuba a week after his mother’s
death
The U.S. State Department contractor offered to return to jail after a
goodbye visit
The Cuban government denied his… Continue reading

Cuba – The Tricks of the Embargo

Cuba: The Tricks of the Embargo / Ivan Garcia
Posted on June 23, 2014

In Havana, the good medical specialists always have at hand two kinds of
treatment for their patients.

“If it is a person with family abroad or of high purchasing power, I
propose that he go to the international pharmacy to buy the medications
in foreign currency… Continue reading

What Was the Havana Metro?

What Was the Havana Metro? / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on June 19, 2014
Conceived 30 years ago, it would have been the largest civil engineering
project in Cuba, but it sank after Perestroika.
14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana | June 17, 2014

It’s morning rush hour at the Coppelia Ice Cream Parlor bus stop, a busy
node in… Continue reading

Searching for Cuba’s Cows

Searching for Cuba’s Cows
June 16, 2014
Jorge Milanes Despaigne

HAVANA TIMES — “Look mom, a big ram!” yelled a kid at the top of his
lungs, thrilled at seeing the animal through the bus window. He was
going to Pinar del Rio’s Viñales valley for a daytrip with his family.
His comment made some passengers laugh.

They thought it… Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Undesirables

Fidel Castro’s Undesirables / Ivan Garcia
Posted on June 14, 2014

It was Spring 1980 in Havana. Before dawn a group of policemen hurriedly entered the cells of the Eastern Consolidated prison, known as the “pizzeria.” After lining the inmates up, their backs to the wall along a narrow corridor, an official of the Ministry of Interior spoke in a… Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES
Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists
MARISA MARTIN

Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out the numbers of American tourists… Continue reading

Honduran Police Arrest 11 Undocumented Cubans

Honduran Police Arrest 11 Undocumented Cubans

TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran authorities arrested on Monday 11 Cubans planning
to travel to the United States illegally, deputy police commissioner
Julio Matute said.

The group was arrested while riding on a bus headed for Ocotepeque
province on the Guatemalan border, to continue from that country their
journey to the United States, Matute said.

The… Continue reading

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