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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

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 24 de Abril de 2017 – 17:00 CEST. Once gain former Economy minister José Luis Rodríguez has attempted to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Apparently the Castro dictatorship has called on him to do its dirty work and cook the books to […] Continue reading

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […] Continue reading

The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas Chile uneasy with success 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since 2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to remarkable economic and social […] Continue reading

57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)

57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a country faces an […] Continue reading

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976 – An Historic Setback

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976: An Historic Setback / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 11, 2016 Dimas Castellano, 1 March 2016 — “Two Benchmarks of the Cuban Republic” — an article by Pedro Antonio Garcia which appeared in the journal Granma on February 24 — makes a comparison between the 1901 and 1976 constitutions that merits […] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […] Continue reading

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on September 26, 2015 Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) is a graffiti artist in Cuba, imprisoned since December 25, 2014 for attempting to perform an artistic action in a public space. Danilo has […] Continue reading

Cuba – Transforming a Revolution

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for both US and Cuba Patricia Alejandro YaleGlobal, 23 July 2015 CAMBRIDGE, MA: During the 1990s, the popular assumption was that most Cubans, if they had a choice, would leave their country for the United States in a heartbeat. Today, while many […] Continue reading

The Embassy Wall Fell

The Embassy Wall Fell YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Madrid | Julio 02, 2015 In a few days they will change the letterhead, replace the name plaque, and hoist the flag. This building with its green-tinted windows by the sea will cease to be called the Untied States Interests Section and become the United States Embassy in Havana. […] Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today TODAY AT 3:58 AM IN NATIONAL, WORLD By Matt Spetalnick, Lesley Wroughton and Daniel Trotta WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be […] Continue reading

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties – President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to make formal announcement Wednesday – Embassies would open in Washington, D.C. and Havana – For U.S., sticking point has been freedom for diplomats to travel around island BY LESLEY CLARK lclark@mcclatchydc.com The Obama […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics June 22, 2015 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso HAVANA TIMES — If I were to say the most dynamic part of Cuban society lives, not on the island, but across the world (particularly South Florida), I wouldn’t be saying anything new. This is true economically and demographically – much […] Continue reading

The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition

“The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Rosa Maria Paya Posted on May 17, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 17 May 2012 — In the summer of 2012, Rosa María Payá had just started out in the political arena. She moved among the young people who […] Continue reading

Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists May Never Notice

Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists May Never Notice It’s getting easier to go to Cuba, but not necessarily to live there. Sometimes it’s the little things that make you crazy. But, then, there are big things, too. HAVANA — Here’s a list of the 12 most absurd prohibitions and limitations that we Cubans […] Continue reading

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba BY JOSH LEDERMAN AND JIM KUHNHENN ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/11/2015 2:15 PM 04/11/2015 2:15 PM PANAMA CITY President Barack Obama on Saturday declared his refusal to refight the Cold War battles while Cuban President Raul Castro rallied to his defense, absolving Obama of fault for […] Continue reading

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties BY JOSH LEDERMAN 04/10/2015 9:25 AM 04/10/2015 9:25 AM PANAMA CITY (AP) – The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the […] Continue reading

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties

Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties BY JOSH LEDERMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS 04/10/2015 3:54 AM 04/10/2015 3:55 AM PANAMA CITY As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather Friday in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, whose expected encounter at the Summit of […] Continue reading

Cuba-US warming, hopes of opening embassy, held up by fight over Cuba on terror list

Cuba-US warming, hopes of opening embassy, held up by fight over Cuba on terror list Published April 06, 2015Associated Press HAVANA – American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba’s presence on the U.S. […] Continue reading

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked / Antonio Rodiles Posted on March 20, 2015 Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people are sunk in misery and desperation, it doesn’t matter if […] Continue reading

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one about their decision to stay in […] Continue reading

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume

Cuba Urges Washington to Halt Support for Dissidents Before Talks Resume Rishi Iyengar @iyengarrishi The island nation wants U.S. diplomats to stop supporting Cuban opposition parties Cuba warned the U.S. this week against aiding opponents of Havana’s communist government, as the two countries move toward re-establishing diplomatic ties after over 50 years of adversarial relations. […] Continue reading

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks

Cuba sounds warning ahead of next round of U.S. talks BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Tue Feb 3, 2015 12:07am EST (Reuters) – Cuba warned the United States on Monday that it wants American diplomats to scale back aid for Cuban dissidents before the two countries can reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. The long-time adversaries […] Continue reading

The Unknown of the Diaspora

The Unknown of the Diaspora / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on January 22, 2015 14ymedio, Elicer Avila, 13 January 2015 – Cuban civil society is often questioned, as are opposition groups, due to their apparent inability to join the masses and pressure the government for necessary changes. All of these questions are not without some […] Continue reading

Marco Rubio – Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba

Marco Rubio: Congress won’t fund ‘a fake embassy’ in Cuba (+video) At a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lead Republican critic to opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, said there is a ‘huge threshold’ that needs to be crossed before funding can go forward or an ambassador appointed. By Francine Kiefer, Staff […] Continue reading

Cheap oil – when bad things happen to bad people

Cheap oil: when bad things happen to bad people Date: December 28, 2014 – 3:20PM Paul Sheehan Sydney Morning Herald columnist Oil is, disproportionately, the fuel of evil. It may be the fuel of freedom of movement but it is also the greatest root source of more pollution and dirty politics than anything else. The […] Continue reading
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