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Is Now the Right Time?

Is Now the Right Time?
PABLO DÍAZ ESPÍ | Madrid | 6 Oct 2015 – 2:37 am.

Will a lifting of the US embargo be beneficial with the Castros still in
power?

The most recent and vocal proponents of the lifting of the American
embargo on Cuba wield as their main argument that this measure will
benefit the Cuban people,… Continue reading

Tampa nonprofit can again perform hip, knee surgeries in Cuba

Tampa nonprofit can again perform hip, knee surgeries in Cuba
Updated: October 4, 2015 at 06:16 AM

TAMPA — The United States’ five-decade-long policy of isolating Cuba was
meant to economically cripple its Communist government.

Instead, some in the medical profession say, it played a role in
crippling the bodies of some with debilitating hip and knee problems who
could… Continue reading

Cuba: Human Rights at a glance

Cuba: Human Rights at a glance
17 September 2015, 07:33 UTC

Short-term arbitrary detention

Peaceful demonstrators and human rights activists are routinely detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement.

Activists are often detained to stop them from attending public demonstrations or private meetings. Independent journalists reporting on these detentions are themselves harassed by the… Continue reading

“We Will Be More Effective In Promoting Human Rights,” Says Kerry’s Assistant

“We Will Be More Effective In Promoting Human Rights,” Says Kerry’s
Assistant / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz
Posted on August 28, 2015

14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Havana, 27 August 2016 — In mid-August Tom
Malinowski was part of the delegation accompanying John Kerry during his
visit to Cuba. The Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights was not
only present at the… Continue reading

Cuba tourism boom has operators scrambling for guides

Cuba tourism boom has operators scrambling for guides
By Gay Nagle Myers / August 18, 2015

HAVANA — It was mid-May, and independent tour consultant Frank Slater
found himself leading his 22nd tour of Cuba, guiding a group at Vinca La
Figia, Ernest Hemingway’s home from 1939 to 1960 in the village of San
Francisco de Paula, about 9 miles… Continue reading

Heart to Heart International will head to Cuba soon to deliver medical supplies

Heart to Heart International will head to Cuba soon to deliver medical
supplies
As soon as the Cuban government gives its approval, Heart to Heart
International will deliver catheters, syringes, rubber gloves, diapers,
thermometers, antibiotics and more to a pediatric hospital in need.
BY ERIC ADLER

The United States government took a major step forward in its mission to… Continue reading

The Umbilical Cord

The Umbilical Cord / Rebeca Monzo
Posted on July 30, 2015

Rebeca Monzo, 25 July 2015 — The majority of Cuban emigrants, those of
the last three decades, seem to leave with the remains of their
umbilical cords hanging from their bodies.

They barely arrive, be it as wet foots or dry, by raft or by plane, and
just start… Continue reading

Time for Compensations

Time for Compensations / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya
Posted on July 29, 2015

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 22 July 2015 — After the media foreplay
stirred by the opening of the Cuban and US embassies in their respective
countries, some outstanding issues on the agenda of negotiations between
the two governments begin to surface as matters that should, in short
order,… Continue reading

Cuba – Behind the Facade

Cuba – Behind the Facade
AS THE U.S. NEARS THE END OF THE ECONOMIC BLOCKADE, ONE CUBAN FAMILY
FINDS THAT NO AMOUNT OF EDUCATION AND HARD WORK CAN END THEIR STRUGGLE
Reporting: J. Brady McCollough | Photography: Michael Henninger

HAVANA, Cuba

Every Monday night, at 8:30 sharp, the Cuban government dispenses a
much-needed morsel to its people. They are used… Continue reading

Delusions of Sovereignty

Delusions of Sovereignty / Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on July 3, 2015

Reinaldo Escobar, 28 June 2015 – Despite nationalist excesses that have
reached the official Cuban discourse, to some it seems that the
Government should be even more intransigent in defense of the
sovereignty of the country. Stigmatizers of everything foreign, these
individuals end up boasting of a chauvinism that… Continue reading

Cuba first among nations to end motherchild HIV, syphilis

Cuba first among nations to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis
– Island nation helped by integrated, national health system
– WHO effort seeks to get rates so low they are no longer health problem
– Officials believe U.S. has met requirements as well
BY CHRIS ADAMS

WASHINGTON
World health officials say Cuba has become the first country in the
world… Continue reading

Access to International Banks: Cuba’s True Objective in These Negotiations

Access to International Banks: Cuba’s True Objective in These
Negotiations / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on June 24, 2015

Juan Juan Almeida, 25 May 2015– For many, it was a surprise that the
United States and Cuba should conclude its new round of negotiations
without achieving the expected agreement, the reopening of new
embassies–more so when both delegations described the… Continue reading

Cuba, Remittances, and Scrooge McDuck

Cuba, Remittances, and Scrooge McDuck / Ivan Garcia
Posted on June 12, 2015

Ivan Garcia, 10 June 2015 — A week before her Miami relatives landed in
Havana, Milena hired a crew to paint the interior and the facade of her
home in the bucolic Casino Deportivo neighborhood.

After two coats of paint and minor touch-ups on the walls, they… Continue reading

Irregularities in the Production of Medicines Affect Cancer Patients

Irregularities in the Production of Medicines Affect Cancer Patients /
14ymedio
Posted on June 2, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 1 June 2015 — The Ministry of Public Health has
approved an urgent plan given the deficit in medications facing the
country, among which are included some for the treatment of cancer. The
details of the measures to implement the plan were… Continue reading

How will financial ties with Cuba change now that it’s off the terrorism list?

How will financial ties with Cuba change now that it’s off the terrorism
list?
May 30, 2015 at 6:18 PM EDT

The State Department on Friday officially lifted its designation of Cuba
as a state sponsor of terrorism, in one of the many recent steps by the
Obama administration to reestablish diplomatic ties between Cuba and the
U.S. Carla Robbins… Continue reading

What we know about Cuba’s economy

What we know about Cuba’s economy
BY DREW DESILVERLEAVE A COMMENT

Two-thirds of Americans favor an end to the decades-long U.S. trade
embargo on Cuba, a January Pew Research Center study found, and the two
nations reportedly are making progress on re-establishing diplomatic
relations. As the communist government continues to slowly reform Cuba’s
economy, American businesses – from airlines to… Continue reading

Japan Offers Credit and Donates Medical Equipment to Cuba

Japan Offers Credit and Donates Medical Equipment to Cuba
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By Pilar Montes

HAVANA TIMES — Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to Cuba came to an end on Sunday with benefits for the two countries: the issuing of credit lines and donation of medical… Continue reading

Will Stock Investors Ever Profit From a More Open Cuba?

Will Stock Investors Ever Profit From a More Open Cuba?
BY LESLIE KRAMER

Cuba once had a stock market, the La Bolsa de Valores de la Habana,
which lasted from the 1920s until 1959, when the Cuban revolution ended
private ownership in the country. The Havana exchange was, in fact, one
of the largest stock exchanges in Latin America.

Now,… Continue reading

Outspoken Cuban priest José Conrado Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Cuba

Outspoken Cuban priest José Conrado Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Cuba
By Nora Gamez Torres

It is difficult to find a person who speaks with as much passion and
authenticity as Cuban priest José Conrado Rodríguez. He promises to
speak “a calzon quitado” — without underwear, or with no holds barred —
a phrase he likes to use frequently.… Continue reading

New Stoves and State Policies

New Stoves and State Policies / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on April 28, 2015

14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana, 24 April 2015 – She didn’t have
any luck. Like many, Estrella is one of those Cubans who faces the
difficult task of feeding her children today without being very sure of
what she will feed them tomorrow. Even still,… Continue reading

Pritzker on Cuba – ‘I will lead a delegation there’

Pritzker on Cuba: ‘I will lead a delegation there’
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker plans a trip to Havana to help
promote trade. She also discussed the need for trade promotion authority
and making sure the United States remains competitive in a global economy.
BY MIMI
04/28/2015 2:46 PM 04/28/2015 7:23 PM

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker… Continue reading

Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine is heading to the U.S. for clinical trials

Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine is heading to the U.S. for clinical trials
By Andrew O’ReillyPublished April 24, 2015 Fox News Latino

Since Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959, the communist nation has
been known for, among other things, its “medical diplomacy” – sending
doctors and medicine to far flung parts of the globe in order to foster
goodwill… Continue reading

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