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Cuban blogger returns home to unknown future

Posted on Wednesday, 05.29.13

Cuban returns home to unknown future
By PAUL HAVEN and PETER ORSI
Associated Press

HAVANA — One of Cuba’s most famous names is returning from a prolonged
global tour on Thursday, but don’t expect well-wishers, flowers or
marching bands.

Most islanders won’t even know about it.

When Yoani Sanchez touches down on a flight from… Continue reading

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Interviewed in Miami

Cuban Guillermo Fariñas Interviewed in Miami
May 22, 2013
Daniel García Marco

HAVANA TIMES — After the more than 20 hunger strikes that have seriously
undermined his , Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is still
determined to oppose ’s government through peaceful means and
wishes to send “a message of love” to his “oppressors”, DPA reported.

“We… Continue reading

Klinsmann Keen on Cuban Soccer Player

Klinsmann Keen on Cuban Soccer Player
May 8, 2013
Omar Claro (Café Fuerte)

HAVANA TIMES — Renowned US Soccer trainer Jurgen Klinsmann is asking
Havana to decide whether Cuban player Osvaldo Alonso is eligible to play
as part of the US national soccer team.

At the 11th Gold Cup, held in 2007, Alonso wore Cuba’s soccer selection
jersey for the… Continue reading

Senior EU official in Cuba to boost bilateral ties

Senior official in Cuba to boost bilateral ties
Xinhua | 2013-5-8 16:01:33
By Agencies

A senior (EU) official is in Cuba in an effort to
strengthen ties between the 27-nation bloc and the Caribbean island country.

Christian Leffler, managing director of the Americas for the European
External Action Service (EEAS), said “there is much to do” but… Continue reading

Forbidden Voices Female bloggers fight for freedom of speech

Forbidden Voices’: Female bloggers fight for
By Hazel Pfeifer, CNN
May 3, 2013 — Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT)

Video link:
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/03/pkg-shubert-forbidden-voices.cnn.html

– “Forbidden Voices” follows lives of female bloggers around
world
– Female dissident bloggers often suffer violence, detainment by
repressive regimes
– Film follows Iran’s Farnaz Seifi, Cuba’s Yoani Sanchez, China’s Zeng
Jinyan

(CNN)… Continue reading

Why The Unqualified Cuban Doctors Will Kill The Ghanaian People

Feature Article of Sunday, 5 May 2013
Columnist: Tawiah, Francis

Why The Unqualified Cuban Doctors Will Kill The Ghanaian People

Once renowned, Cuban Doctors fail their medical Exams

Dr. Nancy Magarita Gonzalez Rodriguez goes over an x-ray with her
students at the Latin American of Medical Sciences in Havana,
Cuba. Students who graduate from the Caribbean and try to… Continue reading

Fraud: Cuba Uses 454 Front Groups to Subvert Today’s UN Review of its Human Rights Record

Fraud: Cuba Uses 454 Front Groups to Subvert Today’s UN Review of its
Record
By UN Watch (Bio and Archives) Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Also: Syria, Iran, North Korea took the floor today to sing Havana’s praises

GENEVA, – Today’s UN review of Cuba’s rights record was tainted by
“massive fraud” committed by the regime’s use of an… Continue reading

Cuba’s resort’s beaches are world class, but other amenities aren’t

Cuba’s resort’s beaches are world class, but other amenities aren’t
April 21, 2013 12:19 am
By John and Sandra Nowlan

“Is Wi-Fi available in our rooms?” We thought it was a reasonable
question since wireless access is common in resorts and hotels
worldwide.

The manager laughed and replied, “Sorry. The government doesn’t allow
it. Local residents might pick up… Continue reading

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies / Yusnaby Perez

Posted on April 16, 2013

The dual currency system in Cuba is one of the major economic and social

problems of the country. Don't take my word for it, on several occasions

the of the country, himself (and I have no

intention of calling him a… Continue reading

Professor compares visiting Cuba to Nazi Germany

Professor compares visiting Cuba to Nazi

Treasury Department: Jay-Z, Beyonce received cultural license to visit Cuba

Published On: Apr 08 2013 05:39:18 PM EDT

Show Transcript

MIAMI -

A of Miami professor compared Jay-Z and Beyonce celebrating

their wedding anniversary in Cuba to visiting Nazi Germany to enjoy

Adolf Hitler.

"I feel disgusted," said Dr. Jaime Suchlicki, the… Continue reading

Dissident Cuban blogger gets warm reception from Miami exiles

Cuban blogger gets warm reception from Miami exiles

By David Adams

MIAMI | Mon Apr 1, 2013 10:15pm EDT

(Reuters) – Cuba's best-known dissident, Yoani Sanchez,

received a hero's welcome on Monday from the Cuban-American exile

community in Miami, her latest stop in an 80-day tour of more than a

dozen countries.

It was the largest and most… Continue reading

International agribusiness fair begins in Cuba

International agribusiness fair begins in Cuba

Source: XINHUA | 2013-3-26

HAVANA, March 25 (Xinhua) — was among 10 countries in attendance

on Monday as the 16th International Agroindustrial Fair started

Monday in Havana.

The seven-day Fiagrop 2013 features growers, breeders, entrepreneurs,

suppliers, veterinarians and other industry representatives from China,

, , , and other… Continue reading

Dissidents choosing to act like free people

Posted on Friday, 03.22.13

Fabiola Santiago: Dissidents choosing to act like free people

By Fabiola Santiago

[email protected]

NEW YORK — The first time I "met" Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo — aka @OLPL —

on that infinite and unpredictable public square that is the ,

he was tweeting from Havana.

It was a night in December 2011 and a flotilla… Continue reading

Sustainable Technological Alternatives in Havana

Sustainable Technological Alternatives in Havana

March 19, 2013

Regina Cano

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is an ideal environment for exchanges between people

committed to the earth, said Madeleine Porr, the executive director of

the German NGO "In Good Hands."

Her group sponsored a recent symposium in Havana titled, "Making the

Future with Local Strengths," which dealt with recycling, renewable

energy… Continue reading

Cuba’s Future Transition to Democracy Can Be a Success

Cuba's Future Transition to Democracy Can Be a Success

Posted: 03/12/2013 9:57 am

It is too early to say how Hugo 's passing will effect

developments elsewhere in the region. One wonders first and foremost

about the consequences on and in Cuba. It is a reminder to the Castro

brothers that power is ephemeral.

Cuba is ready for change.… Continue reading

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez to visit Congress

Cuban Yoani Sánchez to visit Congress

@PatriciaMazzei

Yoani Sánchez, the Cuban blogger who since last month has been

on an international tour after being granted a passport, will meet with

U.S. senators and representatives on March 19, Sen. Bill Nelson's office

announced Monday.

Nelson, of Florida, and Miami Rep. Joe Garcia, both Democrats, invited

Sánchez to visit. She… Continue reading

New Cuba Cruise Line launches in Europe

New Cuba Cruise Line launches in Europe

Now Europeans can access the newly-launched Cuba Cruise breaking new

ground with its circumnavigation of Cuba. Finally Cuba's fascinating but

otherwise hard to reach ports are accessible to all. Each cruise

includes the opportunity to visit world famous beaches, six UNESCO world

heritage sites and four National Parks & Preserves, as well as… Continue reading

Cuba Recognizes Role of Catholic Church

Cuba Recognizes Role of Catholic Church

November 30, 2012

HAVANA TIMES — Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the archbishop of Havana, said

recently at a conference in that the Cuban Catholic Church is

recognized as a legitimate interlocutor by the island's government.

Since 2010 the Church has been in dialogue with the authorities and "not

only with "… Continue reading

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