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Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit”

Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit” 14ymedio, Maité Rico, Madrid, 1 June 12017 — Carmelo Mesa-Lago (born Havana, 1934) has spent a good part of his life trying to open a breach of good sense in the wall of absurdities with which that the Castro regime has ended up plunging into bankruptcy […] Continue reading

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com USAID programs in Cuba, which have been highly controversial in recent years, aren’t funded under the Trump administration’s proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we […] Continue reading

Castro Regime Rushes Unfinished Business Before Raul Leaves the Presidency

Castro Regime Rushes Unfinished Business Before Raul Leaves the Presidency

14ymedio, Havana, 19 May 2017 — The government rushed on Friday to
accomplish some pending tasks before Raul Castro leaves the
presidency. The Third Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party ratified two programmatic documents at a meeting where
Marino Murillo reappeared, vice-president of the Council of Ministers
removed… Continue reading

The Dangers of Hatred

The Dangers of Hatred / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Norma Whiting, West Palm Beach, U.S., 29 April 2017 – The news, later refuted, of a supposed Cuban flag burning in recent days by Venezuelan demonstrators who oppose the government of Nicolás Maduro provoked diverse reactions on social networks and some Cuban websites. Many Cubans, mostly residing […] Continue reading

The King, The President and The Dictator

The King, The President and The Dictator 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish colony and a monarch has never sat in its imposing structure. The visit of Spain’s […] 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

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […] Continue reading

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region. “The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity […] Continue reading

Estrategias del gobierno cubano en el enfrentamiento al lavado de dinero, los capitales ilícitos, el terrorismo y la proliferación de armas

Estrategias del gobierno cubano en el enfrentamiento al lavado de dinero, los capitales ilícitos, el terrorismo y la proliferación de armas 18 Abril, 2017 9:25 pm por René López Benítez La Lisa, La Habana, René López, (PD) El Consejo de Estado, mediante el Decreto-Ley No. 317, dispuso la “Estrategia de Prevención y Detección de Operaciones […] Continue reading

The Secrets of Secretismo

The Secrets of Secretismo 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 16 April 2017 — The term secretismo (secretiveness), to refer to the absence or delay of certain information of public interest in the Cuban official media, began to be used first among critics of the system, until it came to appear in the speeches of the highest officials […] Continue reading

Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them…

Cuba and Venezuela: And God Created Them… / Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano Cubanet, René Gómez Manzano, Havana, 5 Abril 2017 — In recent days, the absence of a true rule of law has become evident in the two countries of “Socialism of the 21st Century,” an absence that reached the highest levels of arbitrariness and […] Continue reading

The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”

The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […] Continue reading

Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU?

¿Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU? Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto” , artista y activista por los derechos humanos en Cuba, expone cuál es la situación actual de los derechos humanos en la isla, en el primer aniversario de la visita de Obama POR: MARIA ORTIZ 29 MARZO 2017 […] Continue reading

more reliant on the US than ever

Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 27 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:38 CEST. The best way to appreciate how that Cuba’s economy today depends on the US more than ever before in its history is to engage in a very simple mental exercise: imagine that […] Continue reading

‘A partir de ahora no tienes nombre’ – ser prisionero en Villa Marista

‘A partir de ahora no tienes nombre’: ser prisionero en Villa Marista Este jueves será lanzado a la venta el testimonio del inglés Stephen Purvis Lunes, marzo 20, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- El testimonio del arquitecto inglés Stephen Purvis que será lanzado a la venta el próximo 23 de marzo cuenta cómo este […] Continue reading

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta marzo 19, 2017 El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de un club en la playa. Pero el poderoso […] Continue reading

Tras las rejas en Cuba

Tras las rejas en Cuba Por Rafa -19 Marzo, 2017 Las desgracias de un ‘capitalista’ aprovechador que quiso hacer negocios en la isla de los Castro y le salió el tiro por la culata. El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los […] Continue reading

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] 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

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’ SOREN TRIFF | Boston | 4 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:17 CET. La ejecución extrajudicial del activista Hamell Santiago Maz Hernández es la señal escandalosa y brutal de que Raúl Castro activa la “diplomacia de rehenes” que pone la vida de un sector de la población en […] Continue reading

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú weed. Meanwhile, food prices were increasing on the world market. In light of this situation, […] Continue reading

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba febrero 22, 2017 Rosa Tania Valdés El actual secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, realizó una visita oficial a Cuba en noviembre del 2014 como canciller del entonces presidente uruguayo, José Mujica. A poco más de dos años, las autoridades comunistas deciden negarle la visa al diplomático. El […] Continue reading

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […] Continue reading

Carbón de marabú, “el ejemplo perfecto”

Carbón de marabú, “el ejemplo perfecto” 16 de febrero de 2017 – 14:02 El régimen de Castro ha estado muy ocupado en hacer creer que ciertos productos vienen del sector privado o de cooperativas agrícolas en Cuba Sr. Gilbert decididamente este es el “perfecto ejemplo”. Este artículo comenzó con una simple misión, la de mostrarle […] Continue reading

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […] Continue reading

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […] Continue reading

Exprisionero del régimen cubano aplaude que el internet sea “legal para todos los cubanos”

Exprisionero del régimen cubano aplaude que el internet sea “legal para todos los cubanos” BY: KARINA MARTÍN – FEB 1, 2017, 10:19 AM El estadounidense Alan Phillip Gross exprisionero del régimen cubano acusado de espionaje, aplaudió que el “Internet sea legal para todos los cubanos”. El activista norteamericano que llegó a la isla en el […] Continue reading
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