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Cuban ballplayers defect during Surrey tournament

Cuban ballplayers defect during Surrey tournament
GLEN SCHAEFER
(Vancouver Sun)
Published: July 18, 2016

Two Cuban ballplayers disappeared Sunday from the site of the Women’s
World Softball Championship in what organizers have taken to be a bid to
defect.

The Cuban team arrived in Canada last week, before the 31-country
tournament started Friday, said tournament spokesperson Laura Ballance.
The team… Continue reading

CUBA – THE CASTROS & MIAMI

CUBA: THE CASTROS & MIAMI
by Stephen Kaye
Sat Jul 16th, 2016

While cruse ships are about to start an invasion of day-trippers into
Havana, the US Congress nevertheless maintains its expression of
legislative animosity towards the island’s government that reflects the
1990’s attitude of the American-Cuban population in Miami. That was a
population who lost property and position to… Continue reading

War over Swimming Pools in Viñales, Cuba

War over Swimming Pools in Viñales, Cuba
Fernando Ravsberg, julio 14, 2016

Emilia Diaz was born in the valley of Viñales, in the western Cuban
province of Pinar del Rio. She taught in the literacy campaign when she
was only 12, and then became a teacher, responding to the call of the
Revolution. She has a pile of titles, awards… Continue reading

Amid Grim Economic Forecasts, Cubans Fear a Return to Darker Times

Amid Grim Economic Forecasts, Cubans Fear a Return to Darker Times
By VICTORIA BURNETT JULY 12, 2016

MEXICO CITY — During the economic turmoil of the early 1990s, power cuts
in Havana were so routine that residents called the few hours of daily
electricity “lightouts.”

Now, grim economic forecasts; the crisis in its patron, Venezuela; and
government warnings to save… Continue reading

Minister Abelito’s Second Go-Round

Minister Abelito’s Second Go-Round / 14ymedio, Ernesto Santana

14ymedio, Ernesto Santana, Havana, 11 July 2016 — At the end of his
first stint as Minister of Culture (1997-2012), comments were frequently
heard about Abel Prieto’s desire to leave the job. The most practical
said it was due to illness, the most romantic claimed he wanted to
devote himself to writing.… Continue reading

Cubans land at southernmost landmark in Key West

Police: Cubans land at southernmost landmark in Key West
O’Neal AP

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Police in Key West say Cuban migrants landed early
Wednesday at a tourist attraction marking the southernmost point in the
continental United States.

Officer Matthew Hansell reported that three men and three women tied
their fishing boat to the red, black and yellow buoy… Continue reading

Ice Cream Parlors in Cuba or How Gelato Killed Coppelia

Ice Cream Parlors in Cuba or How Gelato Killed Coppelia / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 7 July 2016 — Yanetsi Azhares is a young Cuban woman
who leaves nothing to chance. Only twenty-eight-years old, she knows
what she wants. Her mother was a pastry chef who lived close to the
Alondra ice cream parlor and whole life was… Continue reading

Local airports not authorized to offer flights to Cuba

Local airports not authorized to offer flights to Cuba
By Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP
July 9, 2016 2:05 pm

WASHINGTON — In a major letdown to local leaders who wanted to see
flights from D.C. to Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation has
decided to leave local airports off a list of places that are authorized
to offer flights to… Continue reading

Two Cuban men (and one rowboat) wash ashore in Miami Beach

Two Cuban men (and one rowboat) wash ashore in Miami Beach

The 30-something-year-old men are in good health
Two 23-year-old tourists from Virginia spoke to them
BY ALEX HARRIS

When the men got close enough, they leapt out of their boat and made a
mad dash for shore.

“What’s your name?” one man asked, in Spanish, of Tori Ford,… Continue reading

The Hidden Pastors Of Cuba’s Evangelical Churches

The Hidden Pastors Of Cuba’s Evangelical Churches / 14ymedio, Ricardo
Fernandez

14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 26 June 2016 – Religious
visas for foreign pastors invited to Christian events exist in all
countries, but in Cuba they serve as a mechanism of repression and
blackmail by the state, with the aim of silencing the voices that are
raised against… Continue reading

U.S. companies test limits of Cuba embargo

U.S. companies test limits of Cuba embargo

The embargo, Cuban obstacles and uncertainty in electoral year hold back
banks and corporations.
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES

U.S. residents who travel to Cuba will be able to use a MasterCard
issued by Florida-based Stonegate, the bank announced this month. But
what happens if they use the card in a hotel owned by… Continue reading

Cubans And Foreigners Competing For Hotel Rooms

Cubans And Foreigners Competing For Hotel Rooms / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 20 June 2016 — With the arrival of
summer on Monday, Cubans are obsessed with getting an “all-inclusive”
package tour to enjoy the school holidays. However, domestic demand is
affected by the simultaneous growth of foreign tourism — up 11.9% since
January — and the… Continue reading

Cuba to build the largest tourist facility in the Caribbean

Cuba to build the largest tourist facility in the Caribbean
Published on June 23, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a
joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in
the province of Pinar del Rio that will be upon completion one of the
largest in Latin America… Continue reading

About False Taínos and Alleged “New Trends”

About False Taínos and Alleged “New Trends” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 7 June 2016 — I recently read an
internet article published by Martí News (Bogus Taíno1 Dance in Cuba
Shocks an Intellectual Canadian Native), which — as the title indicates
— is about a Canadian tourist’s experience during his stay in Cuba. He
witnessed an… Continue reading

Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles

Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles

There are hundreds of challenges to be tackled as U.S. airlines prepare
to resume their first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba in five decades.
BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
Associated Press

HAVANA
Galo Beltran stands on the tarmac testing a hand-held baggage scanner.
Each time a barcode is successfully read, he smiles.

The device, which… Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba
Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t
going to take that lying down.
By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016

HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home
in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the
89-year-old Cuban leader emerged, aides at his side,… Continue reading

Opening to Cuba is ‘irreversible,’ senior Obama aide says

Opening to Cuba is ‘irreversible,’ senior Obama aide says
By Karen DeYoung June 9 at 7:26 PM

President Obama’s opening to Cuba is irreversible and remaining
legislative restrictions on relations between the two countries —
including a U.S. travel ban and trade embargo — are likely to be lifted
by Congress “sooner than people think,” senior White House official Ben… Continue reading

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band
A growth industry
WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy
June 08, 2016
Varadero, Cuba

If Jorge Guevara worked as a doctor in the US, he’d likely have a
six-figure salary. But this is Cuba, and as a drummer hammering out
tropical standards for sunburned tourists in the resort town of
Varadero,… Continue reading

Cubans reach Florida in boat named for ‘tremendous’ Obama

Cubans reach Florida in boat named for ‘tremendous’ Obama

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLA.
A group of Cuban migrants made it to Florida aboard a makeshift sailboat
they christened for “the tremendous” President Barack Obama.

In news photographs posted by the Sun Sentinel, the small wooden boat
appears handmade with a tarp for a sail. On one side, “Barack Obama” is
written in… Continue reading

Gloria Estefan – ‘I Can’t Stand on a Stage in Cuba’

Gloria Estefan: ‘I Can’t Stand on a Stage in Cuba’
By Richard Horgan on Jun. 3, 2016 – 1:30 PM4

The latest SiriusXM “Leading Ladies” conversation won’t repeat until
Friday June 10 (at noon E.T., on Channel 109). But following the June 2
live stream and to further whet the appetite, the satellite network has
shared a few excerpts.

Singer… Continue reading

When Will the Government of Cuba Have Normal Relations With the Cuban People?

When Will the Government of Cuba Have Normal Relations With the Cuban
People? / 14ymedio, Henry Constantin

14ymedio, Henry Constantin, New York, 31 May 2016 — This video is
mute. Like Josefina Vidal, an official from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign
Relations (MINREX), and José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the
United States, when I asked them questions that they did… Continue reading

Last flight, first steps – Cubans surge across US border

Last flight, first steps: Cubans surge across US border
Cubans say they’re fleeing a repressive government
Author: By Catherine E. Shoichet CNN

EL PASO, Texas (CNN)
Rubén Lorenzo Peláez circles the chair like a ninja, silently shifting
from one foot to the other.

For a moment, the snip-snip-snip of his shears is the only sound in the
room.

The scissors… Continue reading

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