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La ONU declara arbitrarios el arresto y posterior encarcelamiento de El Sexto

La ONU declara arbitrarios el arresto y posterior encarcelamiento de El Sexto DDC | Nueva York | 18 de Julio de 2017 – 10:29 CEST. Human Rights Foundation (HRF) aplaudió la decisión de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) de declarar arbitrarios el arresto y posterior encarcelamiento del artista gráfico Danilo Maldonado el 26 de […] Continue reading

The Mistakes of Raúl Castro

The Mistakes of Raúl Castro 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2017 – In his most recent public speech before Parliament, General-President Raul Castro offered a self-criticism about “political deviations” under which the private sector and cooperatives are governed. “Mistakes are mistakes, and they are mistakes… they are my mistakes in the first place, because […] Continue reading

Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested

Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located in 1ra Esquina C, in the Vedado district, was arrested in Havana on June 8. […] Continue reading

Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis

Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis Colombian president flies to Havana to seek support for regional John Paul Rathbone in Miami Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, was set to fly to Cuba on Sunday on a mission to convince Havana to support a regional diplomatic push to staunch Venezuela’s growing crisis, which has […] Continue reading

Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals

Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism. Close to a small park in Calzada street, next to Rivero’s funeral home, dozens of restless people await their appointment for […] Continue reading

Parliamentary Karaoke

Parliamentary Karaoke 14ymedio, Generation y, Yoani Sanchez, 14 July 2017 — Wednesday night. The neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado is sliding into the darkness. Catchy music resonates in the Hotel Tulipán where parliamentarians are staying during the current regular session. They dance, drink under the sparkling lights of the disco ball and sing karaoke. They add […] Continue reading

La relatora de la ONU niega la existencia de una oposición política en Cuba

La relatora de la ONU niega la existencia de una oposición política en Cuba La Habana | Julio 14, 2017 (EFE).- La relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, alabó este viernes los programas de cooperación que mantiene Cuba en el exterior, aunque eludió pronunciarse sobre la situación de los […] Continue reading

Relatora de derechos humanos de la ONU rehúsa en La Habana hablar sobre el tema

Relatora de derechos humanos de la ONU rehúsa en La Habana hablar sobre el tema julio 14, 2017 La relatora, Virginia Dandan, dijo que está satisfecha con la calidad y diversidad de los encuentros que ha mantenido durante su visita a Cuba, en la que no se ha entrevistado con ningún miembro de la oposición, […] Continue reading

La experta de la ONU de visita en Cuba esquiva el tema de los derechos humanos

La experta de la ONU de visita en Cuba esquiva el tema de los derechos humanos AGENCIAS | La Habana | 15 de Julio de 2017 – 00:38 CEST. La experta de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, no se pronunció sobre derechos humanos en la rueda de prensa de este […] Continue reading

Higher Taxes

Higher Taxes / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 6 July 2017 — It is no secret among Cubans that their government is inept and inefficient. Fifty-eight years of failure attest to this. With the emergence of self-employment, however, officials have found a way to fill the state’s coffers without having to devote resources or effort to […] Continue reading

UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban- American Studies. Gómez, who retired from UM in 2012 with a Presidential Medal, replaces Jaime […] Continue reading

Bruno Rodríguez habla a la experta de la ONU sobre ‘programas de cooperación’ del Gobierno

Bruno Rodríguez habla a la experta de la ONU sobre ‘programas de cooperación’ del Gobierno DDC | La Habana | 13 de Julio de 2017 – 21:36 CEST. El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, recibió este jueves a la experta independiente de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, en […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image

Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 11 July 2017 — The President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba recently underwent cosmetic surgery to improve his chin. The chief of Cuban communists wants to be rejuvenated so that young […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo, his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of their […] Continue reading

If Trump Ends Our Remittances?

If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, […] Continue reading

The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny

The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 26 June 2017 — Another legal trial is threatening the invulnerability of the Ministry of Culture. This time the prosecutorial gaze is focused on officials at the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE) while overlooking the culpability of […] Continue reading

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba EFE LA HABANA La relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, continuó el miércoles su primera visita a Cuba, con reuniones de responsables de las carteras de la Salud, el Comercio Exterior, y una visita a la Escuela Latinoamericana […] Continue reading

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del Gobierno

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del Gobierno DDC | La Habana | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 18:48 CEST. Virginia Dandan, experta independiente sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), se reunió este martes en La Habana con representantes de varias […] Continue reading

La FDHC alerta a la experta de la ONU de las violaciones de los derechos laborales en Cuba

La FDHC alerta a la experta de la ONU de las violaciones de los derechos laborales en Cuba DDC | Miami | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 21:05 CEST. La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba (FDHC) alertó sobre “las violaciones de los derechos laborales de los cubanos” a la experta de la […] Continue reading

Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo

Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST. What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation? It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and conditions of imprisonment in a military prison […] Continue reading

OCDH a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos: ‘Escuche una versión distinta a la del Gobierno’

OCDH a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos: ‘Escuche una versión distinta a la del Gobierno’ DDC | Madrid | 8 de Julio de 2017 – 15:26 CEST. El Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos (OCDH) instó a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, que visitará la […] Continue reading

Whom Do They Serve?

Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading

Experta de la ONU en derechos humanos visitará la Isla este mes

Experta de la ONU en derechos humanos visitará la Isla este mes DDC | La Habana | 6 de Julio de 2017 – 22:55 CEST. La experta de la ONU en derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional Virginia Dandan visitará Cuba, invitada por el Gobierno de la Isla, entre los próximos 11 y 13 de julio, […] Continue reading

Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit

Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit DDC | La Habana | 7 de Julio de 2017 – 11:28 CEST. Some workers at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, Cuba’s most luxurious and expensive, earn salaries even lower than the national average, which seems to be prompting them to leave, according to the Uruguayan […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression

Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression 14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380 arrests […] Continue reading

Perverse Uchronia

Perverse Uchronia* / Regina Coyula Miguel Coyula: So after editing it in Miami [the novel Red Sea, Blue Sea] I sent it out to Union Publishers and also ICAIC Publishers, but this is already four years ago. The universe of this novel, post-apocalyptic, with genetic manipulation, strongly influenced by the science-fiction anime, later became Red […] Continue reading

Why will the municipal elections be different this time?

Why will the municipal elections be different this time? DDC | La Habana | 5 de Julio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba is preparing for its new “partial elections,”in which Cubans will elect those to represent them in the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power. This first stage of the electoral process has already […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion

Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion 14ymedio, Generation Y, Havana, 3 July 2017 — For decades Cubans were bombarded by official propaganda filled with materials about Fidel Castro’s supposed genius. In these vindications he was not only a father, but also a strategist, visionary, pedagogue, farmer and cattle rancher, among other lofty characteristics and pursuits. […] Continue reading
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