News and Facts about Cuba

Raul Castro

A ‘no’ vote breaks tradition in usually unanimous Cuban parliament and it’s cast by a Castro

A ‘no’ vote breaks tradition in usually unanimous Cuban parliament _ and
it’s cast by a Castro
Published August 19, 2014 Associated Press

HAVANA – Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A
lawmaker voted “no” in parliament.

And it wasn’t just any lawmaker.

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel
Castro, gave… Continue reading

Raul Castro: la “transición” que no es

Raúl Castro: la “transición” que no es
¿Qué “actualización” puede venir de un anciano déspota y timorato? Las
transformaciones han de ser también políticas
lunes, agosto 18, 2014 | Miriam Celaya

LA HABANA, Cuba -Cuando finalmente caiga el telón sobre el castrismo,
Raúl Castro habrá perdido la oportunidad de erigirse en guía de una
transición que hubiera llevado a Cuba… Continue reading

Industry tour of Cuba set for early 2015

Industry tour of Cuba set for early 2015
Posted on August 15th, 2014
Written by Reagan Haynes

Cuba is gaining attention as a potential trade partner for the marine
industry as some speculate whether the United States will lift its
half-century trade embargo with the country.

Marina consultant Richard Graves and Associates is planning a
U.S.-sanctioned industry tour of the… Continue reading

Beer shortage and heatwave spells misery for Cubans

Beer shortage and heatwave spells misery for Cubans

Havana (AFP) – Cuba has been hit by a severe beer shortage during one of
its hottest summers on record, sparking hoarding and driving thirsty
drinkers to pay greatly inflated prices.

A sharp fall in production at the island’s main brewery, Bucanero, at
the beginning of the year has trickled its way… Continue reading

If Alan Gross Dies in Cuba… Who Is Responsible?

If Alan Gross Dies in Cuba… Who Is Responsible?
Posted: 08/15/2014 3:27 pm EDT Updated: 08/15/2014 3:59 pm

Raul Castro, Barack Obama, Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio, Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Mario Diaz-Balart or Joe Garcia?

All of the above!!!! But especially the last six.

The government of the United States and the government of Cuba should
feel deeply ashamed by… Continue reading

US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

Posted on Friday, 08.15.14

US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the… Continue reading

Cuban women say their businesses are doing well

Posted on Friday, 08.08.14

Cuban women say their businesses are doing well
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

One of the Cuban women makes fancy soaps. Another is a party planner and
a third owns a combination beauty parlor-gym. One owns a restaurant;
another dreams of expanding her pizza parlor “to the rest of Cuba and more.”

Each used her own… Continue reading

Economist: Currency Reform is Long Overdue in Cuba

Economist: Currency Reform is Long Overdue in Cuba

HAVANA – Ending Cuba’s dual-currency system, one of the most complicated
reforms proposed by the government of Raul Castro, should have been done
long ago, according to an economist cited in Monday’s edition of
Communist Party daily Granma.

Joaquin Infante Ugarte, an adviser to the president of the National
Association of Cuban… Continue reading

Cuban LGBTI take their demands to the Attorney General

Cuban LGBTI take their demands to the Attorney General
August 2, 2014
Isbel Díaz Torres

HAVANA TIMES – In the name of the Rainbow Project (Proyecto Arcoíris), I
delivered a letter last Thursday to the Cuban Attorney General’s Office.
The letter is a denunciation of violations committed by the “Style and
Contents Commission” of the National People’s Power Assembly who… Continue reading

Campaign for Another Cuba Delivers Request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Campaign for Another Cuba Delivers Request to UN Secretary General Ban
Ki-moon
Posted on July 31, 2014

Antonio Rodiles delivers Campaign for Another Cuba documents to Ban Ki-moon

The director of the independent project Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles,
delivered documents for the Campaña por Otra Cuba (Campaign for Another
Cuba) to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this Wednesday… Continue reading

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans / Ivan Garcia
Posted on July 31, 2014

To this day, in the universal history books in junior high or high
schools in Cuba, the Soviet theme is handled with kid gloves.

They recall its founding father Vladimir Illych Lenin, the epic of the
Second World War with its 20 million dead (old data,… Continue reading

Cuba’s mangroves under threat

Cuba’s mangroves under threat
Tangled thickets island nation’s first line of defence against rising
sea levels
BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUST 1, 2014

Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when
the shore lay about 100 metres further out. That was four decades ago.

Since then, rising waters have gradually swallowed up rustic… Continue reading

U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes ‘dusty foot’ Cubans

U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes ‘dusty foot’ Cubans
By By Patricia Zengerle and David Adams
By Patricia Zengerle and David Adams

WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) – Yasel Lopez’s journey to the United States
was as harrowing as any endured by the thousands of people rounded up in
recent months at the Mexican border – he survived days without food and
water… Continue reading

Alan Gross Deep in Depression

Cuba: Alan Gross Deep in Depression
July 30, 2014
Refuses to Receive Most Visitors in Cuba
Wilfredo Cancio Isla (Café Fuerte)

HAVANA TIMES — Alan Gross, the US citizen sentenced to 15 years in
prison in Cuba, has lost the use of his right eye and refuses to receive
most visitors owing to a profound state of depression.

“Alan’s situation… Continue reading

Cuba Sees Slowdown in International Tourism

Cuba Sees Slowdown in International Tourism

HAVANA – Foreign tourist arrivals are continuing to slow, declining 1.4
percent last month compared with June 2013, Cuban official media said on
Wednesday.

Last month, 181,269 international visitors arrived on the island, 2,588
fewer than in June 2013, according to the National Statistics Office,
which says that during the first quarter of the… Continue reading

How to view a changing Cuba

How to view a changing Cuba
By Kevin O’Donnell

GPS intern Kevin O’Donnell speaks with Jorge Dominguez, professor of
Mexico studies at Harvard University, faculty associate of the David
Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the author of numerous
books on Cuba, about relations with the United States. The views
expressed here are his own.
It seems discussion about… Continue reading

CNPC and CUPET ink cooperation agreements

CNPC and CUPET ink cooperation agreements
2014/7/25 10:56

On July 22 in Havana, Capital of Cuba, in the presence of Chinese
President Xi Jinping and Cuban President Raul Castro, CNPC Vice
President Wang Dongjin and General Director of CUPET Juan Torres Naranjo
signed a framework agreement on increasing crude output and production
sharing, and a cooperation agreement on drilling services.… Continue reading

Routine and the Past Star in this 26th of July

Routine and the Past Star in this 26th of July / 14ymedio, Ignacio Varona
Posted on July 27, 2014

14yMEDIO, Ignacio Varona, Camaguy, 26 July 2014 – Very early this
Saturday many of us observed a new event for the 26th of July. The
strict codes of ritual demanded that the commemoration of the 61st
anniversary of the assault on… Continue reading

Cuba marks Revolution Day with call for unity

Cuba marks Revolution Day with call for unity
By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba marked the 61st anniversary of the beginning of Fidel
and Raul Castro’s revolution on Saturday with a leading official calling
on islanders to be united and to defend the nation’s communist system.

President Raul Castro, wearing an olive-green military uniform as he sat
in the… Continue reading

Extremely Urgent – Angel Santiesteban Remains Missing

Extremely Urgent: Angel Santiesteban Remains Missing
Posted on July 24, 2014

Angel’s whereabouts remain unknown; the authorities have not mentioned
his transfer, and when his son, a minor, Eduardo Santiesteban calls the
prison to obtain information they tell him that Angel “escaped.”

We demand the immediate appearance of Angel in perfect condition, the
restoration of ALL of his rights, a… Continue reading

Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit

Posted on Wednesday, 07.23.14

Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA — Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island.

The official newspaper Granma on Wednesday published a description of the agreements signed by the Chinese… Continue reading

New Measures by Cuban Customs Service Coming in September

New Measures by Cuban Customs Service Coming in September / Ivan Garcia
Posted on July 23, 2014

On September 1, 2014 the Customs Service of the Republic of Cuba will
begin enforcing new regulations intended to combat illegal trafficking
of merchandise by relatives, friends and “mules”* through airports and
port facilities.

It’s one more turn of the screw. Every year… Continue reading

Follow Us
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusCheck Our Feed
Calender
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
  1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31  
Donate for Servers
We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support to pay for more powerful servers. Thank you.
Translate
EnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseRussianSpanish
Cubaverdad on Twitter
Tweets by @Cubaverdad
Archives
Meta