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A specter is haunting Cuba

A specter is haunting Cuba

Analysis: Prosperity, once unthinkable in Cuba, looms as the largest
threat to the Castro regime.

CARDENAS, Cuba — A specter is haunting Cuba: the specter of prosperity.
This terrifies Cuban leaders.

“Prosperity” has an appealing sound. Many ordinary Cubans, especially
the young, yearn for it. Their Communist leaders have responded with
reforms that now give… Continue reading

Dissidents Find ‘Cuba Outside Cuba’ In Miami

Dissidents Find ‘Cuba Outside Cuba’ In Miami
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO 05/23/13 03:49 PM ET EDT AP

MIAMI — When Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas arrived in Miami,
he said he was prepared to face rejection from radical members of the
Cuban-American community who do not believe in pacific opposition.

The reaction has been far different. When he went to the… Continue reading

Ladies in White say they want both material and moral support

Posted on Monday, 05.20.13

Ladies in White say they want both material and moral support
By Juan Carlos and Juan O. Tamayo

Leaders of Cuba’s Ladies in White group rejected Havana’s
claims they are mercenaries and said on Monday that there is nothing
wrong with receiving help from abroad because the Cuban government “is
trying to asphyxiate… Continue reading

Pero haz la prueba

Pero haz la prueba
Réplica a la información publicada bajo el título ¿Se puede vivir con
diez pesos?
Yosvani Anzardo Hernández

18 de mayo de 2013

San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Daniel Pupo, uno de los hermanos
de la protagonista de la historia publicada la semana pasada bajo el
titulo “¿Se puede vivir con diez pesos?”, exige a este… Continue reading

Is There a Cuban Model of Wellbeing

Is There a Cuban Model of Wellbeing / Fernando Damaso
Posted on May 14, 2013

A careful read of the extensive article, “A look at the Cuban model of wellbeing,” published in the daily Granma on 13 May 2013, raised, for me, some doubts and disagreements.

The cases with which the article begins are people of different ages who, for… Continue reading

Cuba golf project gets green light

13 May 2013 Last updated at 09:38 GMT

Cuba golf project gets green light
Sarah Rainsford By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Carbonera, Cuba

Five decades after ordered Cuba’s golf courses to be closed
down because he considered them “elitist”, the island’s communist
government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort,
complete with an 18-hole course.

The… Continue reading

Cuba’s Real Estate Market: Booming Speculation

Cuba’s Real Estate Market: Booming Speculation
May 10, 2013
Emilio Morales* (Café Fuerte

HAVANA TIMES —When, at the close of 2011, after more than fifty years of restrictions, the Cuban government opened the Pandora’s box of Cuba’s real estate market, many experts predicted that the country would experience a veritable boom in home sales and purchases. Rather than… Continue reading

Cuban spy supports prisoner exchange for Jewish contractor

Cuban spy supports exchange for Jewish contractor
Rene Gonzalez says a swap to release American Alan , sentenced to
15 years in , would be a ‘good gesture’
By Andrea Rodrguez May 7, 2013, 9:43 pm 0

HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban intelligence agent who spent 13 years in a US
prison said Monday he still has… Continue reading

Cuban Spy Unrepentant, but Hopes for Better Ties

Cuban Spy Unrepentant, but Hopes for Better Ties
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press
HAVANA May 6, 2013 (AP)

A Cuban intelligence agent who spent 13 years in a U.S. said
Monday he still has affection for America and hopes to see the two
countries reconcile, but added that he does not regret for a moment his
decision to spy… Continue reading

A Brief History of Cuba’s Public Restrooms

A Brief History of Cuba’s Public Restrooms
May 6, 2013
Daisy Valera

HAVANA TIMES— In 2011, when I skimmed through the list of 178 trades
which the Cuban State had authorized its citizens to practice on a
freelance basis, I was left with a number of questions and a general
sense of bewilderment.

I still wonder how those who’ve secured… Continue reading

Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future

Posted on Sunday, 05.05.13

Through posters, a dialogue about Cuba’s future
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO
Associated Press

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MIAMI — In one poster, Raul and ride in a hot air balloon
made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning
out any noise around them. A blue bird similar to the Twitter icon… Continue reading

Se puede vivir con diez pesos?

¿Se puede vivir con diez pesos?
Yosvani Anzardo Hernández
4 de mayo de 2013

San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Valkiria Pupo es una mujer
trabajadora que labora como cocinera en un pequeño , gana
250.00 pesos mensuales, unos 10.00 dólares.

Después de las 8 horas de trabajo con el estado, Valkiria comienza el
trabajo por cuenta propia, visitando… Continue reading

Amid Fealty to Socialism, a Nod to Capitalism

Amid Fealty to Socialism, a Nod to Capitalism
The May Day march on Wednesday in Havana. Joining the state workers this
year were private-sector entrepreneurs and employees.
By VICTORIA BURNETT
Published: May 1, 2013

HAVANA — In many ways, it was a typical May Day: Hundreds of thousands
of Cuban workers — doctors, sailors, dancers, bank clerks — marched
Wednesday… Continue reading

Cuba’s Pending Racial Debate

Cuba’s Pending Racial Debate
April 23, 2013
Fernando Ravsberg*

HAVANA TIMES — In 1925, Las Margaritas, the birthplace of Cuban singer
Celia Cruz, was one of Havana’s poor black neighborhoods. Today, the
children who live in this shantytown have free access to and
healthcare, but little of the deplorable living conditions that
prevailed back then has changed, and its… 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: a cyclist’s dream

Cuba: a cyclist’s dream
The roads are well-paved and uncrowded, and the people are welcoming and
generous, which helps when you get lost on the first day of a weeklong
bike vacation
By DAVID YATES, Special to THE GAZETTE April 19, 2013

Cycling along a quiet road in the hilly part of Pinar del Rio, 160
kilometres west of Havana.… Continue reading

Opera de la Calle and a Show for Beyoncé

Opera de la Calle and a Show for Beyoncé

April 12, 2013

Fernando Ravsberg*

HAVANA TIMES — Beyonce's trip to Cuba was an attention grabbing event,

despite the singer's request for discretion. Nobody in Havana talked

about anything else as they watched her walk down Obispo Street, eat at

the La Guarida and try to slip out through the… Continue reading

Jay-Z Blasted by ’21 Jump Street’ Director Over Cuba Trip

Jay-Z Blasted by '21 Jump Street' Director Over Cuba Trip

By Greg Gilman | Reuters – Fri, Apr 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jay-Z responded to critics of his Cuba trip

with a song called "Open Letter" and now "21 Jump Street" director Phil

Lord has responded to the song with an open letter of his own, blasting

the… Continue reading

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