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Cuban Diary XIX: What the UN Rapporteur Should See

Cuban Diary XIX: What the UN Rapporteur Should See / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on May 19, 2013

If the Commission on in Geneva saw through a crack the
horrors that occur in Cuban prisons, surely it would do two things:

1 – Expel Cuba from the United Nations.

2 – Knowing the alleged violations that are occurring in… Continue reading

Cuba’s New Real Estate Market, Betting on the Future, Wary of the Past

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban

Cuba’s New Real Estate Market, Betting on the Future, Wary of the Past
Posted: 05/18/2013 5:19 pm

Placing zeros to the right seems to be the preferred sport of those who
put a price on the homes they sell in Cuba today. A captive market at
the end of the day, the buyer could… Continue reading

Three Parameters, One House

Three Parameters, One House / Yoani Sanchez
Posted on May 18, 2013

Placing zeros to the right seems to be the preferred sport of those who
put a price on the homes they sell in Cuba today. A captive market at
the end of the day, the buyer could find a lot of surprises in the wide
range of classified… Continue reading

Globe-trotting Cuban activists sway world opinion

Posted on Friday, 04.26.13
Cuban dissidents

Globe-trotting Cuban activists sway world opinion
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD

At least a half dozen Cuban activists are now crisscrossing the globe, more or less at the same time, publicly airing their grievances against the Cuban government and meeting with high-level officials and politicians abroad.

What gives? Many Cuba watchers are wondering why a… Continue reading

Number of Cuban migrants to U.S. believed to be rising

Posted on Sunday, 04.21.13

Number of Cuban migrants to U.S. believed to be rising
By Juan O. Tamayo

Three months after Cuba eased its restrictions on abroad, a
growing number of Cubans are applying for and obtaining U.S.
visas or arriving without visas at the border with Mexico, U.S.
government officials say.

The officials caution that it’s… Continue reading

Cuba, the Crisis in Venezuela and the Specter of the Special Period

Cuba, the Crisis in Venezuela and the Specter of the Special Period
Posted By Circles Robinson On April 19, 2013 @ 7:20 pm
Emilio Morales
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(Café Fuerte )

HAVANA TIMES – Nicolás Maduro’s electoral victory, recently announced by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), has left us with more questions than answers.

In view of the political instability which… Continue reading

The Aging of Cuba and the Fiscal Deficit

The Aging of Cuba and the Fiscal Deficit / Juan Juan Almeida

Posted on April 8, 2013

It is extremely worrying that our island is one of the countries with

the oldest populations on the planet. The particular Cuban phenomenon is

due to reasons too well-known, increased while the birth rate

and population growth decreased.

As what is critical… Continue reading

Cuba’s economy at mercy of Venezuela’s voters

Rick MacInnes-Rae: Cuba's economy at mercy of Venezuela's voters Post-Chavez election threatens Cuba's subsidized oil By Rick MacInnes-Rae, CBC News Posted: Apr 1, 2013 5:16 AM ET In Cuba, state restrictions have loosened in the past year or so. One result: private cars acting as taxis for tourists and other visitors, like here in downtown [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s economy at mercy of Venezuela’s voters

Rick MacInnes-Rae: Cuba's at mercy of 's voters

Post-Chavez election threatens Cuba's subsidized oil

By Rick MacInnes-Rae, CBC News

Posted: Apr 1, 2013 5:16 AM ET

In Cuba, state restrictions have loosened in the past year or so. One

result: private cars acting as taxis for tourists and other visitors,

like here in downtown Havana. In Cuba, state… Continue reading

Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats

Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats

March 28, 2013

Fernando Ravsberg

HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago I went to Guanacabibes Peninsula, in the

extreme west of the country. It's an unspoiled nature reserve where one

can see iguanas, deer, crocodiles and all kinds of birds – in addition

to a wonderful seabed.

Everything went fine until we… Continue reading

Art Deco, Art-kitsch-tecture and Collapsed Buildings

Art Deco, Art-kitsch-tecture and Collapsed Buildings / Rebeca Monzo

Posted on March 20, 2013

Now, as the 2013 Art Deco Congress is being held in our country, and

invitees and delegates attend its conferences, an average of three

residential structures a day collapse in the capital.

The influence of Art Deco, which dates to the 1920s and 1930s, was

strongly… Continue reading

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No Distinctions Because of Citizens’ Political Views

Laritza Diversent: The Pending Emigration Law Should Make No

Distinctions Because of Citizens' Political Views #Cuba

Laritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated

Readers' interview from Diaro de Cuba

The attorney and independent , Laritza Diversent, responds to

questions by readers of Diaro de Cuba regarding emigration reform.

Ricardo E. Trelles: In your professional life you have to deal with the

country's… Continue reading

Cuban Census Shows Population Decline

December 04, 2012 13:10 PM

Cuban Census Shows Population Decline

HAVANA, Dec 4 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) — Cuba's population declined by

about 84,000 in less than a year according to the latest census data,

confirming the warning that and lower birth rate are cutting

the size of the island's population.

The National Population and Census released Monday shows Cuba

has… Continue reading

Many Cubans still going nowhere despite policy change

Many Cubans still going nowhere despite policy change

11/27/2012 • By LAURA PAZ

Cubans who have anxiously awaited any move easing restriction on foreign

are taking a wait-and-see approach.

HAVANA — Starting in January, Cubans will no longer need an exit permit

to leave the country. The move, announced Oct. 16, marks a significant

shift in government policy.

But… Continue reading

Cuba’s Ladies in White

Cuba’s Ladies in White
An undercover reporter finds out what it is like to live in a culture of
fear and surveillance.
People and Power Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 10:28

Video: http://aje.me/ScqDPo

After 53 years of revolution, Cubans are increasingly exasperated by the
restrictions imposed on them by the country’s change-averse communist
regime.

In spite of, or perhaps because… Continue reading

Misleading Balancing Act

Misleading Balancing Act / Miriam Celaya

Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting

At first glance, it would seem that nothing changes in Cuba. The system

seems to gently continue down its inexorable march toward a crash that,

nevertheless, doesn't seem to ever arrive, just like the future promised

by the defunct revolution. People continue to do everything related to

the three… Continue reading

Lessons and Elections

Lessons and Elections / Rafael Leon Rodriguez

Rafael Leon Rodriguez, Translator: Unstated

A few days before the elections in the United States, on November 2, the

newspaper Granma published a statement by Cuba's Ministry of Foreign

Relations, where it again castigated the United States

— in Havana, accusing it of interference, for offering support to

civil… Continue reading

After Food, What Most People in Cuba Are Talking About

After , What Most People in Cuba Are Talking About / Ivan Garcia

Ivan Garcia, Translator: Unstated

God willing, before spring of 2013 arrives, Ernesto, thirty-five years

old and the owner of a small confectionery business in the Havana

neighborhood ofSanto Suárez, will probably be able to to Madrid.

He will stroll along the Plaza de Cibeles, and… Continue reading

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