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They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […] Continue reading

Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

Analysis: Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy? The New York Times By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — When the judgment of history comes, former President Barack Obama might have figured he would have plenty to talk about. Among other things, he assumed he could point to his health care program, his sweeping trade deal with Asia, his […] Continue reading

Los rockeros en Cuba I

Los rockeros en Cuba I 20 Junio, 2017 6:23 pm por Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez El Cerro, La Habana, Emaro (PD) Tengo un hijo que es rockero. Eso debe venir en los genes, pues yo también lo fui, o lo soy aún. Ser rockero es un modo de vida, una experiencia existencial mucho más compleja de […] Continue reading

Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes?

Will Congress pass bills to encourage Cuba trade, farm labor changes? The view from the Louisiana Secretary of Agriculture David Bennett | Jun 12, 2017 With crop prices low and too many rural communities economically sluggish, recent news out of the White House hasn’t helped disperse lingering dark clouds. The Trump administration put forth a […] Continue reading

Cuba: Brzezinski, Castro, perestroika y cabezas pensantes

OPINION. Cuba: Brzezinski, Castro, perestroika y cabezas pensantes Tania Quintero LUCERNA, Suiza – Cuando el 2 de junio en Martí Noticias leí Cuba en la órbita de la eminencia gris que fue Zbginiew Brzezinski, de Armando de Armas y Álvaro Alba, a mi memoria vino aquella etapa de los años 80, cuando la perestroika y […] Continue reading

A Tough 5-Years Since Hurricane Sandy Hit Eastern Cuba

A Tough 5-Years Since Hurricane Sandy Hit Eastern Cuba May 31, 2017 Rosa Martinez HAVANA TIMES — It is truly difficult to make any project come to light on my beloved island. The self-employed know this well enough, those who began a long time ago and those who have started up their own businesses right […] Continue reading

Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model?

Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model? May 29, 2017 HAVANA TIMES — I couldn’t help but think about the analogy of a popular Cuban saying when reflecting upon the prospects we have of our economy progressing by 2030, while reading about a case in the Juventud Rebelde newspaper last week. The article […] Continue reading

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The congressional battle between lawmakers from farming states and Cuban American colleagues on funding food exports to Cuba could be coming to an end thanks to an “elegant” solution that is part of proposed legislation: a 2 percent […] Continue reading

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people By Amelia Rayno / Minneapolis Star Tribune The uniformed woman’s eyes narrowed as she looked me up and down, assessing. Seconds earlier, she had told me that the currency exchange was one floor up at the Havana airport. Now, after processing my poor Spanish, blond hair and […] Continue reading

Maratonista tico se siente “secuestrado” en la Prisión La Condesa, en La Habana

Maratonista tico se siente “secuestrado” en la Prisión La Condesa, en La Habana Luis Felipe Rojas Sobre Javier Araya Agüero pesa una acusación por supuesta complicidad con el narcotráfico, pero asegura ser inocente. Desde la cárcel concedió una entrevista a Martí Noticias. El maratonista costarricense Javier Araya Agüero, acusado de presunta complicidad con tráfico de […] Continue reading

The Fidel Castro Fair

The Fidel Castro Fair / Iván García Iván García , 21 February 2017 — The wood charcoal embers are slowly browning half a dozen kebabs with vegetables, pineapples and pieces of pork, while, on a shelf, the flies are hovering around the steamed corn cobs. From very early in the morning, Jesús, a chubby mulatto […] Continue reading

Cuba: Risk of Health Crisis Due to Lack of Potable Water

Cuba: Risk of Health Crisis Due to Lack of Potable Water / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 21 April 2017 — There is a slightly damp and cold breeze when Antonio, after drinking a rather bitter sip of coffee, with his wooden cart with rusty steel wheels, moves to a water spout in Manglar Street, very […] Continue reading

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA BYDANIELLE ZIRI APRIL 16, 2017 07:20 Cuban Jews face challenges with hope. HAVANA, CUBA – On a quiet, tree-lined street of Havana’s Vedado, a residential neighborhood just steps away from the sea, one may come across a simple yet striking construction. A dozen yellow-brownish marble […] Continue reading

Rice Without Pebbles For The Tourists

Rice Without Pebbles For The Tourists 14ymedio, Marta Requeiro, Miami, 13 April 2017 — I still have a clear memory of the Cuban TV show Cocina a minuto, every Sunday before noon. It disappeared, of course, when it was no longer possible to make the recipes with what the people had at their disposal in […] Continue reading

Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death

Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death By ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN • 4/10/17 8:00 PM HAVANA — The young woman sees me watch in amazement as she gets up from her seat and attempts to carry the four bags with her through the aisle of the plane, […] Continue reading

Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital

Cuba: Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital by FRANCES MARTEL29 Mar 2017110 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER An unidentified mob attacked two members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) – a pregnant teen and her activist father – on Sunday night, hurling bottles at them and reportedly […] Continue reading

PostCastro Cuba isn’t that different from before

Post-Fidel-Castro Cuba isn’t that different from before Deepa Fernandes, PRI’s The World For years, opponents of Cuba’s socialist revolution pegged the system’s downfall to the inevitable death of its leader, Fidel Castro. Yet, months after Castro’s death, there have been no major protests on the streets of Havana, no popular uprising against the ruling Communist […] Continue reading

To Live As Third Class Citizens

Cuba: To Live As Third Class Citizens / Iván García Iván García, 17 March 2017 — On a wooden shelf are displayed two bottles of liquid detergent, a dozen packs of Populares cigarettes, a packet of coffee, and, on a hastily-drawn poster, a quotation from the deceased Fidel Castro. Past 10:30 am, the hot bodega […] Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

Jorge Pérez financió un documental que resultó una propaganga contra el embargo

Jorge Pérez financió un documental que resultó una propaganga contra el embargo FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com El documental Embargo es deficiente desde el punto de vista técnico. Es tedioso, confuso y no está a la altura de los estándares del Miami Film Festival, el cual cuenta con un historial de excelencia con respecto a películas sobre […] Continue reading

Measuring Hopelessness

Measuring Hopelessness / Yoani Sanchez Yoani Sanchez, El Pais, 12 February 2017 — Statistics are deceiving. They only reflect measurable values, tangible realities. International agencies cram us with numbers that measure development, life expectancy or educational attainment, but seldom succeed in grading dissatisfaction, fear, and discouragement. Frequently in their reports they describe a Latin America […] Continue reading

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba by MARIO T. DE LA PENA February 5, 2017 4:00 AM Fidel Castro is dead, but Castroism still needs to be defeated Fidel Castro died on November 25, but Castroism — the one-party, neo-Stalinist system that has tyrannized Cuba for more than half a century — still needs […] 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

Americans who visit Cuba struggle with conflicting feelings

Americans who visit Cuba struggle with conflicting feelings By Kari Paul Published: Jan 30, 2017 4:36 p.m. ET Recently, I took one of the first commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba to spend a week in Havana and Cienfuegos, taking in the sights and sounds of a country relatively few Americans had been able […] Continue reading

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […] Continue reading

Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba again

Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba again Artist and activist was in her home country to deliver aid by LAURIE ROJAS | 13 January 2017 The Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera was detained and interrogated in Cuba yesterday (12 January). Bruguera was travelling by car from Havana to the Cuban city of Baracoa to deliver […] Continue reading

Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day

Cuban Police Detain Activists For Second Consecutive Day / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2017 — Police maintained a strong operation Thursday around the headquarters of the 1010 Academy in the neighborhood of Cerro, in Havana. Activists Joanna Columbié and Georlis Olazabal were arrested while trying to access the site to participate in a conference […] Continue reading

Tania Bruguera Detained in Cuba While Delivering Supplies to Hurricane Victims

Tania Bruguera Detained in Cuba While Delivering Supplies to Hurricane Victims No explanation was given for the artist’s detention, but she was allegedly interrogated for six hours. Benjamin Sutton The artist Tania Bruguera and the biochemist Oscar Casanella were stopped and detained by Cuban authorities yesterday as they were driving out of Havana to deliver […] Continue reading
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