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Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner

Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 13 June 2017 – In less than 72 hours President Donald Trump will declare in Miami the new basis for the United States government’s policies towards Cuba. At that time the decisions of his predecessor Barack Obama, during the process […] Continue reading

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Otto Rivero’s March 2nd

Otto Rivero’s March 2nd / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 2 March 2017 — Otto Rivero directed the most powerful entity in Cuba at the beginning of this century, the Battle of Ideas, but was ousted by Raúl Castro a few months after the latter assumed the presidency. Now, the former youth leader […] Continue reading

Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants

Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 12 January 2017 –The Obama administration today put an end to the “wet foot/dry foot” policy, which allowed Cubans to obtain permanent residence one year after arriving in the United States, even if they arrive illegally, as long as they manage to […] Continue reading

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration on Thursday pulled the plug on a controversial policy for Cuban migrants — essentially turning the clock back on decades of preferential treatment for Cubans and making those who arrive without visas subject to deportation. The […] Continue reading

Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago

The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 26 November 2016 — The official media have just announced the last and definitive death of Fidel Castro, and I think I have perceived more relief than bereavement in the mournful message. If I were a religious person, I would feel […] Continue reading

The Last Death of Fidel Castro

The Last Death of Fidel Castro / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 November 2016 — As expected, the news of the death of Fidel Castro was announced by his brother Raul, in a brief official statement to the people of Cuba and friends around the world. While his biographers are careful to […] Continue reading

The Grandchildren Of The Revolution Aspire To A Normal Life With Neither Utopia Nor Frustration

The Grandchildren Of The Revolution Aspire To A Normal Life With Neither Utopia Nor Frustration / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Guatemala, 12 October 2016 – This will be the story of at least three stages my nation has lived through. Three moments when the young amassed hopes, collected frustrations and used their ingenuity […] Continue reading

Book by Che’s Grandson Dissects Bowels of Cuban Reality

Book by Che’s Grandson Dissects Bowels of Cuban Reality / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 9 October 2016 — “The whole country is a broken record” says Canek Sanchez Guevara, grandson of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, on one of the pages of his book 33 Revolutions published posthumously in France this year and recently published […] Continue reading

Cuban Youth From US ‘World Learning’ Course Find Themselves Amid Slogans And Fear

Cuban Youth From US ‘World Learning’ Course Find Themselves Amid Slogans And Fear / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 October 2016 — Their names are barely known, but now they find themselves in the middle of acts of political reaffirmation and facing police interrogations. They are young people between the ages of […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime

Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […] Continue reading

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Greatest Problem

Cuba’s Greatest Problem May 30, 2016 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — A person I hold in high regard recently expressed their opinion which, at the time, I thought was a little bit too radical: “Cuba’s main problem is the Wet foot/ Dry foot Policy. Because of it, we Cubans feel like we aren’t responsible for […] Continue reading

French Press Describes Cuba as “The New El Dorado”

French Press Describes Cuba as “The New El Dorado” / 14ymedio Posted on February 1, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 1 February 2016 – Raul Castro’s current visit to Paris is receiving widespread coverage in the French press, focused on the possibilities offered by Cuba’s appearance in the international market. The island is considered the new El […] Continue reading

My History

My History / Somos+, Frank Rojas Posted on January 26, 2016 Somos +, Frank Rojas, 26 January 2016 — My history is like that of most Cubans born during the Revolutionary period. My generation grew up with our lives administered by others, carrying ration cards and bearing witness to those great moments that marked the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Berlin Wall – Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks

Cuba’s Berlin Wall: Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks Thousands Die Seeking Asylum in Guantánamo Bay BELÉN MARTY JULY 15, 2015 AT 9:47 AM EspañolNilda Pedraza’s son, Iskander, is one of countless Cubans who have tried reach the US Naval Base in Guantánamo by water in search of asylum. She says Cuban officials shot and killed […] Continue reading

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy BY ANITA SNOW Associated Press HAVANA From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front of […] Continue reading

US Helps Raul Castro To Maintain Stability In Cuba

US Helps Raul Castro To Maintain Stability In Cuba / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on June 15, 2015 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 10 June 2015 — Even when senior officials of the Obama administration and the president himself have said the new US policy toward Cuba is not intended to change the regime, the propagandists […] Continue reading

So Many Lists Having Nothing to Do With Obama

So Many Lists Having Nothing to Do With Obama / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on May 23, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 April 2015 — A few days back, a commentator on Cuban state television found it “interesting” that Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinan, speaking on behalf of her party, said there would be no […] Continue reading

Ángel Santiesteban “I am a social reflection of my times”

Ángel Santiesteban: “I am a social reflection of my times” / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on February 16, 2015 Luis Felipe Rojas, 12 February 2015 — Just days after Ángel Santiesteban Prats sent this interview to Martí Noticias, he was transferred in an untimely manner to Villa Marista, the general barracks of Cuban State Security. […] Continue reading

Cuban diplomat heading talks with U.S. doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind

Cuban diplomat heading talks with U.S. doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/20/2015 7:00 AM 01/20/2015 6:51 PM Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, who will head the Cuban delegation in this week’s talks to begin normalization of diplomatic ties with the United States, is described as well prepared, intelligent and a keen observer […] Continue reading

Why Fidel’s death would unlikely topple regime

Why Fidel’s death would unlikely topple regime Jan. 14, 2015 by Alan Gomez, USA TODAY MIAMI – The latest “Fidel Castro is dead” rumors that roared through Cuba over the past week appear, like many before them, to have been proven false. The rumors are nothing new for Castro, who’s 88, has undergone multiple surgeries […] Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba’s complex political puzzle

U.S.-Cuba’s complex political puzzle BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/18/2014 8:53 PM 12/18/2014 10:37 PM Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say “Cuba libre” or “Cuba sí, Castro no.” Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama’s […] Continue reading

“A Slap in the Face”: Pilots’ Families Balk at Cuban Prisoner Swap

“A Slap in the Face”: Pilots’ Families Balk at Cuban Prisoner Swap Three South Florida families are upset after learning Wednesday that three of the men in the “Cuban Five” will be free and headed home after a historic prisoner swap. (Published Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014) Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 • Updated at 4:04 AM […] Continue reading

Revising history, Hillary Clinton’s Cuba flip-flop not really a ‘Hard Choice’

Posted on Sunday, 06.22.14 Marc Caputo: Revising history, Hillary Clinton’s Cuba flip-flop not really a ‘Hard Choice’ BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM Too bad Florida International University’s latest poll, which showed Miami-Dade Cubans increasingly oppose the embargo of the island nation, didn’t ask respondents just two more questions: 1. Do you favor lifting the embargo only […] Continue reading

Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S.

Posted on Sunday, 05.11.14 Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S. South Florida exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations served long prison terms and now cannot return to the United States. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Branded as a terrorist by both the Cuban and U.S. governments, Tomas Ramos […] Continue reading
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