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Raul Castro and His Retirement Plan

Raul Castro and His Retirement Plan / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on April 1, 2016

Juan Juan Almeida, 24 March 2016 — It is a few days before the start of
the Cuban Communist Party Congress and Raul Castro is counting down the
months until his retirement. He has everything more or less figured out.
Almost. If you consider everything… Continue reading

Obama’s feckless defense of human rights in Cuba

NAT HENTOFF: Obama’s feckless defense of human rights in Cuba
POSTED: 04/02/16, 2:00 AM EDT

On Jan. 8, the Associated Press reported that President Barack Obama
“may travel to Cuba as early as this spring if he feels the rights
situation here is improving and a presidential trip will help.”

The Castro dictatorship’s response was immediate and severe. According
to… Continue reading

US-Cuba detente shows trade is blind

US-Cuba detente shows trade is blind
BUSINESS/OPINION/COLUMNISTS /
30 March 2016 at 07:30am
By: Keith Bryer

Among the many positive attributes of a free market economic system is
that it is blind. It does not care about politics. It cares less about
skin colour.

Despite Marxist arguments to the contrary, it cares nothing for class.
All it cares about is… Continue reading

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the
suffering’ she and others have experienced
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 9:30 pm
By CATHY DYSON Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

FREDERICKSBURG — While some cheered President Barack Obama’s recent
visit to Cuba — and what may be a new chapter in relations between the
two countries — a Spotsylvania County woman who… Continue reading

LAWSUIT – OBAMA COVERS UP AMERICAN PRISONERS IN CUBA

LAWSUIT: OBAMA COVERS UP AMERICAN PRISONERS IN CUBA
‘Even the fate of the regime’s victims is of little concern’
BOB UNRUH

President Obama’s campaign to mainstream the communist regime of Cuba
has included the removal of the island nation from a list of terror
sponsors, visits there by Secretary of State John Kerry and the
president, a commission to establish… Continue reading

‘Historic’ game in Cuba ignores the pain so many people endured

‘Historic’ game in Cuba ignores the pain so many people endured
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Dan Le Batard

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Another loss. That’s what this already feels like to so much of Miami —
before the “historic” baseball game has even been played. As if the
Cubans who fled to this country haven’t already felt enough of those
losses over the… Continue reading

Cuba dissident and wife detained on way to CNN interview

Cuba dissident and wife detained on way to CNN interview
By Jim Acosta and Tiffany Ap, CNN
Updated 1040 GMT (1840 HKT) March 22, 2016

Story highlights
Around 20 dissidents were rounded up that day, according to another activist
President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day trip
Arrests made the same day Cuban leader Raul Castro denied… Continue reading

Critics blast Obama’s trip to Cuba amid human-rights abuses

Critics blast Obama’s trip to Cuba amid human-rights abuses
By Marisa Schultz March 21, 2016 | 12:25am
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WASHINGTON — The White House refused to say Sunday whether President
Obama would be talking to Cuban officials about US fugitives who have
found a refuge there, but critics blasted the historic trip Sunday for
rewarding Cuba while convicted cop-killer Joanne… Continue reading

Obama in Cuba brings the pain of loss to a Miami exile family

Obama in Cuba brings the pain of loss to a Miami exile family
Columnist Dan Le Batard writes about his family’s reaction to Obama’s
trip to Cuba
BY DAN LE BATARD

Another loss. That’s what this already feels like to so much of Miami,
before the “historic” baseball game has even been played. As if the
Cubans who fled to… Continue reading

Will Obama Demand Cuba Hand Over Fugitive Cop-Killer?

Will Obama Demand Cuba Hand Over Fugitive Cop-Killer?
by TOM WINTER

White House officials would not tell NBC News Friday whether President
Obama will raise the issue of 70 fugitives from U.S. justice — including
convicted cop-killer JoAnne Chesimard — who are hiding in Cuba when he
meets Cuban leaders during his upcoming historic visit to the island.

A White… Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip
by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN

The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem
just a little closer as Havana prepares to host an American president
for the first time in almost ninety years.

“No American president has been here since… Continue reading

From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García
Posted on March 18, 2016

Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March
2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when,
from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother set
off the alarms.

Those… Continue reading

LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
PRIORITIES IN CUBA
PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016.

Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting
President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without
Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking him
to consider freedom of… Continue reading

N.J. State Police: ‘Going to Cuba? Watch out for cop killers’

N.J. State Police: ‘Going to Cuba? Watch out for cop killers’
State Police: Cuba harboring terrorists
In a message posted to the State Police Facebook page, Col. Rick Fuentes
warns those traveling to Cuba to be on the lookout for fugitive terrorists.

on March 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM
NEWARK — Highlighting lingering… Continue reading

Four Cuban Political Prisoners Will Be Released To The United States

Four Cuban Political Prisoners Will Be Released To The United States /
14ymedio
Posted on March 16, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 15 March 2016 – Four Cuban political prisoners
will leave this week for the United States, a decision that the Cuban
government has taken a few days before President Barack Obama’s arrival
on the island. The departure of the opponents… Continue reading

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference / Iván García
Posted on March 15, 2016

Ivan Garcia, 15 March 2016 — Sipping every now and then from a plastic
bottle with murky spirits that brings tears to his eyes, Arsenio is
trying to sell a collection of outdated junk and a handful of old
magazines from when Fidel Castro predicted… Continue reading

Muscatine man who fled to Cuba pleads guilty to escape, gun charges

Muscatine man who fled to Cuba pleads guilty to escape, gun charges
DAVID PITT, The Associated Press
Published: March 15, 2016, 9:04 am Updated: March 15, 2016, 9:07 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man facing federal firearms charges in Iowa
who attempted to escape prosecution by fleeing to Cuba has entered plea
agreements with U.S. prosecutors.

Court records… Continue reading

Obama tells Cuban dissidents he will discuss rights with Castro

Obama tells Cuban dissidents he will discuss rights with Castro
By Daniel Trotta

HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama promised one of Cuba’s
most prominent dissident groups he would raise the issues of freedom of
speech and assembly with Cuban President Raul Castro during his March
20-22 visit to the Caribbean island.

In a letter dated March 10, Obama… Continue reading

Six facts about censorship in Cuba

Six facts about censorship in Cuba
By Josefina Salomon, 11 March 2016, 00:00 UTC

To mark the World Day against Cyber Censorship on 12 March, here are six
things you should know about free speech, the internet and online
censorship in Cuba.

The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba in
December 2014 brought renewed hope for an… Continue reading

When will Cuba pass a law against domestic violence?

When will Cuba pass a law against domestic violence?
ADRIANA ZAMORA | La Habana | 8 Mar 2016 – 6:00 pm.

The Chinese did it first. On Tuesday a law enters into force that
classifies domestic violence as a crime, not a private or family matter.

In response to the demands of Chinese feminists both physical and
psychological violence were… Continue reading

Why Five Years in Cuban Prison Sold Alan Gross on Obama’s Visit

Why Five Years in Cuban Prison Sold Alan Gross on Obama’s Visit
Margaret Talev
March 11, 2016 — 11:00 AM CET

It took five years, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, and the
exchange of three Cuban spies to get Alan Gross, gaunt and
broken-toothed, out of a Havana prison.
But 15 months after his return to the U.S., and days… Continue reading

Girls For Sale

Girls For Sale / 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta
Posted on March 10, 2016

14ymedio, Pedro Acosta, Havana, 9 March 2016 – The teenage girl looks at
the display window of CUPET at Santa Catalina and Vento with greedy
eyes, a girl hungry for candy. She is tall, thin and fragile. She looks
at me and seems to be saying “throw me… Continue reading

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