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Gagged Words

Gagged Words / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea

14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea, Santa Clara, 27 June 2016 – The Eva
Tas Foundation, located in Amsterdam, publishes and promotes texts that
have been and are censored, regardless of where or how. Indeed, as a
part of this laudable and necessary work, this institution just
published two books by one of the most… Continue reading

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then
our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no
Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent
inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the
luxury of travel, would likely have a lot to… Continue reading

Google and Obama Administration Connect Over Cuba

Google and Obama Administration Connect Over Cuba
Company’s interests aligned with White House’s on bringing Internet to
island
By BRODY MULLINS and CAROL E. LEE
Updated March 23, 2016 7:46 p.m. ET

When President Barack Obama was working secretly to restore diplomatic
and business relations with Cuba two years ago, he got some help from an
unlikely place.

Google Executive… Continue reading

Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations

Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations / Somos+
Posted on February 25, 2016

SOMOS+, 20 February 2016 — We’ve got a special post today, an Open
Letter written for us by Lizet González Rodríguez, a mother from
Cienfuegos who recounts her battle against the ETECSA monopoly, in
addition to giving us important details about her life and… Continue reading

Marco Rubio’s cold war

Marco Rubio’s cold war
By Mary Jordan January 24 at 1:20 PM

Marco Rubio had been in Washington just five months when Jonathan
Farrar, a career Foreign Service officer, stepped into a Capitol Hill
hearing room and into the senator’s crosshairs.

Farrar, as the top U.S. diplomat in Havana, had overseen some of
President Obama’s first steps toward easing Washington’s… Continue reading

Cuban President Raúl Castro Will Reportedly Visit the United States

Cuban President Raúl Castro Will Reportedly Visit the United States
BY TAYLOR WOFFORD 9/15/15 AT 2:27 PM

Cuban President Raúl Castro will speak before the United Nations General
Assembly in New York City on September 28, according to
multiple reports. Castro’s visit will mark the first time a president of
Cuba has publicly set foot on American soil since 1960,… Continue reading

The Other Flag

The Other Flag / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on August 15, 2015

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 15 August 2015 — Six hours after the
hoisting of the Stars and Stripes at the US embassy along the Malecon, a
similar ceremony occurred on 150th Street in the Cubanacan neighborhood
where the official residence of Jeffrey DeLaurentis, charge d’affaires
of that country, is… Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque -“In Cuba there are political prisoners, but they don’t all appear on the lists”

Martha Beatriz Roque: “In Cuba there are political prisoners, but they
don’t all appear on the lists” / 14ymedio
Posted on July 7, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 6 June 2015 — The opposition leader Martha Beatriz
Roque witnessed the controversial incident that occurred last Thursday,
2 July, at the residence of the head of the United States Interests
Section in Havana,… Continue reading

Drive harder bargain on Cuba

Drive harder bargain on Cuba
By Ana Quintana

President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have
reached an agreement on re-establishing diplomatic relations. As part of
his normalization bid with the Castro regime, the president has granted
the dictatorship another in a series of dangerous concessions.
Throughout the past 18 months of clandestine negotiations and six months… Continue reading

Great Expectations And Some Criticism For The Reopening Of Embassies

Great Expectations And Some Criticism For The Reopening Of Embassies
14YMEDIO, Havana | Julio 01, 2015

This morning, like any other, outside the building of the United States
Interests Section in Havana, the day dawned full of people waiting to
apply for a visa to visit or settle in the neighboring country. Few of
those gathered were aware that today… Continue reading

Despite Mr. Obama’s ‘engagement,’ Cuba continues its repression

Despite Mr. Obama’s ‘engagement,’ Cuba continues its repression
By Editorial Board July 1 at 3:37 PM

IN ANNOUNCING the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, President
Obama said “nobody expects Cuba to be transformed overnight” by his
policy of “engagement.” That’s just as well because in the first six
months of Mr. Obama’s normalization of relations with the Communist… Continue reading

Menendez Confident Cuba Trade Embargo Will Hold

Menendez Confident Cuba Trade Embargo Will Hold
By Niels Lesniewski
Posted at 11:21 a.m. today

A Senate opponent of rolling back a U.S. embargo with Cuba says
supporters are putting the financial benefits ahead of the well-being of
the Cuban people.

“Evidently … for many members trade and money is more important than
human rights, but that’s their prerogative. I… Continue reading

Forging a new path to cultural exchanges with Cuba

Forging a new path to cultural exchanges with Cuba
BY JORDAN LEVIN

Negotiations between the United States and Cuba to reopen diplomatic
relations may be proceeding in fits and starts. But the rapprochement
between the two countries is turning what was a small stream of artistic
exchanges into a powerful river.

From classical orchestras to choreographers, hip-hop producers to… Continue reading

Debate – Should the Cuban Adjustment Act be Changed?

Debate: Should the Cuban Adjustment Act be Changed? / 14ymedio
Posted on June 6, 2015

“We are aware the abuses caused by the Cuban Adjustment Act and are
looking for a way to ensure that only those facing Government oppression
benefit from it.”

Carlos Curbelo, Republican Congressman from Florida

VS

“When things change in Cuba, then we should change the… Continue reading

U.S. and Cuban Negotiators Can’t Quite Seal a Deal

U.S. and Cuban Negotiators Can’t Quite Seal a Deal
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLDMAY 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Despite a wave of optimism, United States and Cuban
negotiators this week failed to reach an accord on re-establishing
diplomatic ties that had been fractured during the Cold War, United
States and Cuban officials said on Friday.

But Roberta… Continue reading

After 50 years of hostility, neglected U.S. consulate in Havana shows its age

After 50 years of hostility, neglected U.S. consulate in Havana shows
its age
BY TIM JOHNSON
McClatchy Foreign Staff

The oceanfront building that will become the U.S. Embassy in Cuba has
faced a relentless enemy assault for more than 60 years. None of its
assailants was human.

Heat, sun, high winds and salt air have taken their toll. Throw in… Continue reading

Opposition candidates are “counterrevolutionaries” according to their official biographies

Opposition candidates are “counterrevolutionaries” according to their
official biographies / 14ymedio
Posted on April 3, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 2 April 2015 — The official biographies* of
Hildebrando Chaviano Montes y Yuniel López O´Farrill have been posted
this Thursday for the information of the voters in Havana. The two
opposition candidates will stand for election in the upcoming
first-round elections for… Continue reading

Opening of embassy in Cuba sets up showdown over U.S. ambassador

Opening of embassy in Cuba sets up showdown over U.S. ambassador
By Andrew O’Reilly Published March 18, 2015 Fox News Latino

The recent announcement that the United States and Cuba plan to restore
full diplomatic relations April 10th is setting up a battle between
President Barack Obama and Congress over whom – if anyone – will be the
communist island’s… Continue reading

McCaskill Travels To Cuba, Hopes To Push Agricultural Trade

McCaskill Travels To Cuba, Hopes To Push Agricultural Trade
By JIM HOWARD

If U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Gov. Jay Nixon get their way,
Cubans will soon be dining on Missouri-grown rice, corn, pork, poultry
and soy products while driving pickup trucks manufactured in the state.
The two are aggressively pushing to open Cuba to trade following
President Barack… Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents – Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding

Cuban Dissidents: Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding / Ivan Garcia
Posted on February 3, 2015

Iván García, 27 January 2015 — The shifting political landscape of the
Middle East is probably more complicated. No doubt it is. But given the
spectacular diplomatic about-face on December 17 between Cuba and the
United States — two sparring nations huddled in their… Continue reading

The Cuban Adjustment Act and Future Emigrants

The Cuban Adjustment Act and Future Emigrants / Ivan Garcia
Posted on January 30, 2015

One of the few Havanans not happy with the historic agreements of
December 17th between President Obama and General Raul Castro was
Dagoberto, a guy approaching forty who got out of jail six months ago
after serving a six-year sentence for marijuana possession.

“I have… Continue reading

Cuba to US – We’re sticking with one-party state

Cuba to US: We’re sticking with one-party state
As US negotiators begin talks in Havana, Cuban officials insist they
will not reform the communist one-party system or centrally planned economy
By Philip Sherwell, New York5:57PM GMT 21 Jan 2015

The highest-level US delegation to visit Havana in decades has opened
two days of historic talks with Cuban officials to end… Continue reading

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