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Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies

Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies 14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence operations that led to the downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes in 1996, and as director of the Miami […] Continue reading

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The new Cuba policy announced by President Donald Trump makes it clear the president will be looking to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 — also known as the Helms-Burton Act — in forging his new take […] Continue reading

Brothers To The Rescue – A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”

Brothers To The Rescue: A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”/ 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 February 2017 – Members of the Cuban exile remembered the anniversary of the death of four Cuban Americans after the shooting down of two planes of the humanitarian NGO Brothers to the Rescue by the […] Continue reading

One of Obama’s parting acts – Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton

One of Obama’s parting acts: Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In his last month in office, former President Barack Obama preempted what could have been one of President Donald Trump’s first actions on Cuba: he suspended a section of the Helms-Burton Act that allows former owners of commercial property expropriated by […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

The State Fears The People Getting Rich

“The State Fears The People Getting Rich” / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Batista, Camaguey, 19 November 2016 – With an incredible facility with recycled metals and plastics, Onel Vara Fernandez holds a license as a producer and seller of articles for the home* in Camaguey. For the last 22 years, this tenacious […] Continue reading

Elections and the ‘Blockade’

Elections and the ‘Blockade’ / 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco, Camaguey, 6 November 2016 — I met a man who, when his wife left him, carried on endlessly about the contempt he felt for her, constantly berating her, although he couldn’t stop talking about her: she was a prostitute, a liar, a […] Continue reading

From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García Posted on March 18, 2016 Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March 2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when, from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother […] Continue reading

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests / 14ymedio Posted on February 22, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 21 February 2016 — The events organized on Sunday to remember the late activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo resulted in dozens of opposition members arrested throughout the country. Several civil society organizations had also called for a tribute […] Continue reading

If We Are Talking About Terrorists

If We Are Talking About Terrorists / Mario Lleonart Posted on January 30, 2016 Mario Lleonart, 29 January 2016 — A few days ago (January 15th and 16th) I took part in a gathering in Miami of the Coordinating Liaison Committee of the Cuban National Meeting, of which I am a member, along with eight […] Continue reading

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba Two Miami organizations send letter to President Barack Obama Nearly 100 former Cuban political prisoners send their own letter as well BY BRENDA MEDINA bmedina@elnuevoherald.com Two Cuban exile organizations in Miami have published an open letter to President Barack Obama, complaining about the “negative consequences” that his decision to […] Continue reading

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba US Tourism Only Lines Castro’s Pockets, Says Exiled Journalist Ninoska Pérez VANESSA ARITA OCTOBER 23, 2015 AT 10:14 AM Despite the ongoing repression of citizens on the island, Cuba is set to become a new tourist destination for US residents. (Travel Blog) EspañolFollowing renewed diplomatic relations with […] Continue reading

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: October 4, 2015 TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one thing: When it comes to their […] Continue reading

Cuba ovations may require Obama to renew ‘enemy’ status

Cuba ovations may require Obama to renew ‘enemy’ status Published: September 8, 2015 | Updated: September 8, 2015 at 08:23 PM TAMPA — The debate over the changing U.S. policy toward Cuba takes an ironic twist this week. Those who believe President Barack Obama is on the right path with his effort to normalize relations […] Continue reading

Cuba Buys Successors to Russian Missiles That Downed Brothers to the Rescue Planes

Cuba Buys Successors to Russian Missiles That Downed Brothers to the Rescue Planes / 14ymedio Posted on August 30, 2015 14ymedio, 30 August 2015 – In 2015 Cuba will have modern air-to-air missiles acquired from Russia, according to the state-operated Russian Agency of International Information. The island’s government will receive a consignment of VYMPEL R-73Es, […] Continue reading

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo?

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo? By Amy Sherman on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Miami in which she called for lifting the Cuba embargo — and she did it on the home turf of embargo supporters and GOP rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush […] Continue reading

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo in Miami

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo in Miami BY AMY SHERMAN asherman@MiamiHerald.com Hillary Clinton will use Friday, her first day of public appearances in Florida as a presidential candidate, to declare her allegiance to President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy in the hometown of Republican rivals who oppose it, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. […] Continue reading

After embassy opening, next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relationship begins

After embassy opening, next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relationship begins BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com WASHINGTON For Secretary of State John Kerry, Monday’s resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba was a day to celebrate but also to begin to repair a relationship that had been broken for more than a half-century. Just after […] Continue reading

Historic thaw – U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties will be reestablished Monday

Historic thaw: U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties will be reestablished Monday BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The last time the United States and Cuba had diplomatic relations, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, Elvis Presley’s Are You Lonesome Tonight? topped the charts and a new dance craze, the Twist, was sweeping the country. The past half-century of […] Continue reading

Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba

Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba BLAKE NEFF Reporter 11:24 AM 07/11/2015 The Nation, one of America’s premier left-wing magazines, is advertising a trip to Communist Cuba where it touts that visitors will be able to meet spies who helped kill Americans. An email sent out Friday invites loyal friends of The Nation […] Continue reading

Lopez-Cantera calls for justice, freedom in Cuba

Lopez-Cantera calls for justice, freedom in Cuba By Scott Powers Orlando Sentinel contact the reporter Cuba Caribbean Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera said freedom must come to Cuba and the Castros must pay for American blood. Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera sees no chance that Florida will aid President Barack Obama’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba […] Continue reading

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on April 15, 2015 Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of secret conversations commit the general-president to the […] Continue reading

What happens next with Cuba and the terror list

ByPAMELA FALKCBS NEWS April 14, 2015, 5:20 PM What happens next with Cuba and the terror list NEW YORK — President Obama’s announcement that he plans to remove Cuba from the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, and his submission of his certification to Congress is intended to pave the way for the […] Continue reading

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘Cuba poses a clear and present danger to the United States’

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘Cuba poses a clear and present danger to the United States’ At a congressional hearing reviewing President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told members of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee that the Castro regime “undermines our national security at every turn.” “Let me be clear,” Ros-Lehtinen said in prepared remarks. […] Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba talks head to Washington

U.S.-Cuba talks head to Washington BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/25/2015 5:30 PM 02/25/2015 10:59 PM The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two nations. […] Continue reading

House members question how new Cuba policy will improve human rights

House members question how new Cuba policy will improve human rights BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/04/2015 3:22 PM 02/04/2015 10:29 PM In an at-times combative hearing, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday questioned whether the United States’ new relationship with Cuba would improve Cuba’s human rights record. During the hearing on the Obama […] Continue reading

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List By Ana Quintana The Obama Administration has recently chosen to normalize relations with Cuba. In addition to establishing embassies and expanding commercial transactions, the White House has also declared that Cuba will be removed from the State Department’s State […] Continue reading

Obama warmly legitimizes Cuban dictatorship

Obama warmly legitimizes Cuban dictatorship Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014 12:11 pm By Nat Hentoff I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castro’s political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a […] Continue reading
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