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The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba

The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Viñales, 27 June 2018 — At the entrance to Calle Obispo a guide explains to her customers the restoration works in the historical center of Havana. A few yards away, the line to exchange currency is full of foreigners and in the corner bar one […] Continue reading

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC Jackson Ventrella / Ana Quintana / @Ana_R_Quintana / March 20, 2017 COMMENTARY BY Jackson Ventrella Jackson Ventrella is a member of the Young Leader’s Program at The Heritage Foundation. Ana Quintana @Ana_R_Quintana Ana Quintana is a policy analyst for Latin America and the […] Continue reading

Newly found letters offer glimpse into life of US dancer married to Cuban spy chief

Newly found letters offer glimpse into life of US dancer married to Cuban spy chief BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com She was a Connecticut-born American ballerina and the wife of the notorious chief of Cuba’s intelligence and subversive operations — Manuel Piñeiro Losada, better known as Barbarroja, or “Red Beard.” And now a trove of […] Continue reading

Cuba Kills Another Dissident

Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons. The remarkable […] Continue reading

Appeasement Never Works

Appeasement Never Works by GEORGE WEIGEL February 25, 2017 4:00 AM And it’s making matters worse in Cuba. At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he took office as the tenth secretary general of the Organization of American […] Continue reading

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta | HAVANA Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot aiming to destabilize the country by preventing the chief of the Organization of American States traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony […] Continue reading

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […] Continue reading

Entierro humilde o miedo al juicio de la Historia?

¿Entierro humilde o miedo al juicio de la Historia? Castro pudo temer una futura ira popular o gubernamental contra cualquier monumento levantado en su nombre Lunes, diciembre 5, 2016 | Orlando Freire Santana LA HABANA, Cuba.- La mayoría de los gobernantes, sobre todo aquellos que permanecen largos períodos de tiempo en el poder, se preocupan […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading

When we achieve justice we can build a new society

“When we achieve justice we can build a new society” / 14ymedio, Ofelia Acevedo, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar, Miami, 22 July 2016 – His name is tattooed on the skin of a Cuban graffiti artist (Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto) or is suggested by the letter L, standing for […] Continue reading

Archbishop Of Havana Wants “Socialism To Progress”

Archbishop Of Havana Wants “Socialism To Progress” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 June 2016 — The newly appointed archbishop of Havana, Juan de la Caridad Garcia, said in an interview broadcast Monday by the Associated Press (AP) that does not want that Cuba “to have capitalism or anything in that style, but for socialism to […] Continue reading

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’ – One Cuban’s Message to Obama

‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’: One Cuban’s Message to Obama The U.S. is pressing ahead with its opening to Cuba. What does that mean for democracy on the island? URI FRIEDMAN JUN 22, 2016 GLOBAL Earlier this month, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening to Cuba, characterized the full restoration of U.S.-Cuban […] Continue reading

Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence

Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 June 2016 – Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution shows its loyalty to its friends in many ways. One of them is complicit silence. When the Tlateloico Massacre happened in 1968, Fidel Castro did not condemn it because his ally, the Institutional Revolutionary […] Continue reading

Minimicen a Obama!

“¡Minimicen a Obama!” Ayer domingo 20 de marzo ningún canal de la televisión cubana fue dispuesto para reportar in situ la llegada del presidente norteamericano lunes, marzo 21, 2016 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- A escasas 18 horas del arribo a Cuba del presidente Barack Obama, era evidente la intención del gobierno cubano […] Continue reading

Oswaldo Payá Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Birth

Oswaldo Payá Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Birth / 14ymedio Posted on February 29, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 29 February 2016 – A Mass in memory of the 64th anniversary of Oswaldo Payá’s birth was held Monday afternoon in the parish of El Salvador del Mundo in the Havana neighborhood of Cerro. Celebrating the Mass […] Continue reading

Life Inside Cuba

Life Inside Cuba February 19, 2016 Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — There are everyday experiences that reveal a country’s essence far more eloquently than any economist or political analyst could. The day-to-day life of Cubans is very tough, uncertain, stressful and monotonous. Luckily, there’s not much violence in the country and one doesn’t have […] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award

Cuban dissidents to receive human rights award ČTK | 8 FEBRUARY 2016 Prague, Feb 5 (CTK) – Eleven Cuban dissidents and former political prisoners will receive the Homo Homini award for human rights promotion from the Czech People in Need organisation at the beginning of the One World film festival on March 7, Adela Pospichalova, […] Continue reading

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France

Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am. Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of State and of Ministers and the First Secretary […] Continue reading

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1)

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Presol Posted on January 3, 2016 Somos+, Jose M. Presol, 1 January 2016 — “The Revolution declares its absolute and reverent respect for the constitution, which was given to the people in 1940, and restores it as the official legal code. It […] Continue reading

Cuba’s CDR Committees – Bringing Back the Dead

Cuba’s CDR Committees: Bringing Back the Dead December 29, 2015 Irina Echarry HAVANA TIMES — There were no excuses: it wasn’t raining, people had been notified in advance, the meeting would be held before the sacred soap opera came on and the “visitors” would arrive early. We had only to wait until the clock showed […] Continue reading

The Crossing Of The Desert

The Crossing Of The Desert / 14ymedio, Manuel Pereira Posted on November 10, 2015 14ymedio, Manuel Pereira, Mexico City, 8 November 2015 — Since the second half of the twentieth century we Cubans have been the Jews of the Caribbean, and the Malecon is our Wailing Wall. Among other topics, the immigration issue figures in […] Continue reading

Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together

Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who will be leading his third pilgrimage to Cuba for a papal visit this month, says it’s no accident that Pope Francis chose to go to Cuba before a three-city visit to the United States. With the […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash

Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash Oswaldo Paya-Sardines’ supporters don’t believe fatal car crash was accident Author: Glenna Milberg, Reporter, gmilberg@Local10.com Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer Published On: Jul 21 2015 06:22:51 PM EDT Updated 2 h WASHINGTON – One day after the Cuban embassy opened in Washington, D.C., the daughter […] Continue reading

MCl Leader for the Freedom of a Cuba without Castros

MCl Leader for the Freedom of a Cuba without Castros / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 4, 2015 Interview with Rosa Maria Paya Leader of the Christian Liberation Movement and Cuba Decides From El Pais “The United States is negotiating with the Cuban caste.” Cuban regime opponent, daughter of Oswaldo Para, speaks of […] Continue reading

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist

The Lives Of Opposition Leaders Have Their Names On The Government’s Blacklist / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 1, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 3 June 2015If the Cuban dictatorship has an enemy, it is themselves, as an institution of evil. After committing their outrages, the injustices and atrocities carried out by their henchmen who commit the […] Continue reading

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime

Casa de Cuba celebrates enduring resistance to Castro regime BY GEOFF FOX Tribune staff Published: June 28, 2015 TAMPA — As Rosa Maria Paya was introduced at a function celebrating the 25th anniversary of Casa de Cuba on Sunday, a lone protester barked objections from near the bar at the La Giraldilla restaurant. Paya, an […] Continue reading
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