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Special Cinco de Mayo Greetings from Chicano Icon Che Guevara

Special Cinco de Mayo Greetings from Chicano Icon Che Guevara Humberto Fontova |Posted: May 06, 2017 12:01 AM “Mexicans are mostly a rabble of illiterate indians,” (Che Guevara, 1955) In the historic annals of unrequited love few cases rival the affair by Chicanos with Che Guevara. I trust Che’s iconization is sufficiently documented by U.S. […] Continue reading

An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba

An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba SARAH MARSH AND ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI Apr 23rd 2017 6:01PM CIEGO DE AVILA, April 20 (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on […] Continue reading

Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas

Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas By Sarah Marsh and Alexandre Meneghini Reuters April 20, 2017 CIEGO DE AVILA (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on his […] 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’s Mariel port builds for bigger ships amid headwinds

Cuba’s Mariel port builds for bigger ships amid headwinds Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Apr 07, 2017 7:38 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS — Cuba’s fledgling Port of Mariel is feeling the effects of the country’s weak economy but is preparing to handle more trade and larger ships if restrictions on US trade are lifted, said […] Continue reading

Dissidence and silence

Dissidence and silence ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 5 de Abril de 2017 – 12:29 CEST. Status as a “dissident ” is not the product of any coherent calculation. It does not refer to a particular affiliation or a specific creed. It does not even necessarily stem from a primeval hatred of what […] Continue reading

Free market Cubans make their case

Free market Cubans make their case YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 3 de Abril de 2017 – 19:01 CEST. Until 2003 Fernando Palacio oversaw the Intensive System for Medical Emergencies (SIUM), a very prominent position in one of the sectors most tightly controlled by the Government. Today he is the National Coordinator of […] Continue reading

Renting Out Medical Specialists

Cuba: Renting Out Medical Specialists / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 4 March 2017 — Twenty years later, Nivaldo (names changed), 43, an orthopedist, still remembers the hot morning when his parents said goodbye to him in the old train station in a small village in the depths of Cuba. The economy of his native village, […] 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

The Cuban Regime Has Redoubled Its Assault On The Private Sector

The Cuban Regime Has Redoubled Its Assault On The Private Sector / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 24 February 2017 — Marino Murillo, the presumptive tsar of economic reforms in Cuba, a prime minister with broad powers, passed up a seat in the first row next to the senior staff of a long-lived revolution governed by […] Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Hourglass is Running Out

Raul Castro’s Hourglass is Running Out / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 December 2016 — A popular joke inquires about the color of a train that arrives late at the station. The answer is a play on words: de morado.* Raul Castro has dressed in just that tone in relation to his […] Continue reading

Powerful anti-embargo Cuban Americans split over how close is too close to Castro regime

Powerful anti-embargo Cuban Americans split over how close is too close to Castro regime BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com An alliance of powerful anti-embargo Cuban-American businessmen frayed earlier this year after its prominent chairman, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, returned from Cuba with a simple request: work more closely with Raúl Castro’s communist government. Behind […] Continue reading

The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba

The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A dishonest trick. On April 7, 1957, a […] Continue reading

Castro’s Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap

Castro’s Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap December 02, 2016 10:45 PM Reuters SANTA CLARA/HAVANA — Fidel Castro’s death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. […] Continue reading

The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro

The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 29 November 2016 — Cintia will never forget the day Fidel Castro died. Not because she had affection for the old guerrilla or felt devoted to the figure of the ex-comandante in chief. One month ago, Cintia’s parents had reserved a […] Continue reading

Fear, Dry Law and Funerals

Fear, Dry Law and Funerals / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 28 November 2016 — The always busy corner of Infanta and Carlos III was a desolate wasteland Sunday. Since the death of Fidel Castro was announced, Havanans have gathered at home. The official media say that it is from pain, but fear is the […] Continue reading

Tania Bruguera – Cuban artist fights for free expression

Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance piece into a fight for freedom of expression. by Carlos Manuel Alvarez Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist. Havana, Cuba – It is December 17, 2014 and the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera is at Pope Francis’ weekly […] Continue reading

Is Obama’s Cuba policy set in stone?

Is Obama’s Cuba policy set in stone? October 14, 2016 Normalizing relations with countries like Cuba and Iran has been near the top of President Obama’s agenda since he took office in 2008. Now, he’s looking to make current relations irreversible after his term is up. On Friday, the White House announced a new round […] 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

The Cuban Government Wants to Regulate Prices for Collective Taxis

The Cuban Government Wants to Regulate Prices for Collective Taxis / Iván García Iván García, 19 July 2016 — At the traffic signal on Infanta and Carlos III, in the heart of Havana, Guenady takes advantage of the red light to thirstily take a swig out of a half-liter of ice water that he keeps […] Continue reading

The Private Press In Cuba

The Private Press In Cuba / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Miami, 30 June 2016 — In a recent discussion among colleagues of the national press, the issue of ownership of the mass media came up. With the firmness that characterizes those convinced that something is wrong, comments were made that in Cuba the […] 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

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States – ‘We’re not afraid’

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: ‘We’re not afraid’ By Karen DeYoung May 31 at 6:01 PM For most of his career as a Cuban dissident leader, through his 2003 arrest and seven years as a political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer was repeatedly pressed by the Cuban government to leave the […] Continue reading

Havana, Waiting for Obama… and The Beast

Havana, Waiting for Obama… and The Beast / Iván García Posted on March 13, 2016 Iván García, 10 March 2016 — It does not take a Secret Service expert to determine, by the rush of the building work, the sites which Barack Obama is predicted to pass by or stop at during his two days […] Continue reading

Lobbyists bullish that Cuban trade embargo will soon end

Lobbyists bullish that Cuban trade embargo will soon end By Megan R. Wilson and Vicki Needham – 03/10/16 06:00 AM EST U.S. businesses and other advocates are increasingly optimistic that the last trade barriers with Cuba are crumbling. President Obama’s decision to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba has triggered a chain reaction that is bringing […] Continue reading

Civil Society in Cuba?

Civil Society in Cuba? February 11, 2016 By Alejandro Armengol HAVANA TIMES — Cuban-American dissidents, activists and legislators continue to make contradictory statements which the press eats up and amplifies without questioning: they speak of strengthening or fostering Cuban civil society while referring to the regime’s totalitarian nature, calling the changes implemented mere “cosmetic” touchups. […] Continue reading

Video Reveals Details of Demolition Of An Evangelical Church In Camagüey

Video Reveals Details of Demolition Of An Evangelical Church In Camagüey / 14ymedio Posted on January 17, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pon_RSyvgl4 Note to readers: The video is not subtitled, but allows viewers to see the church before and after the demolition. The introduction notes that the video was filmed mostly clandestinely and apologizes for the poor quality. […] Continue reading

Holocaust survivor’s art last seen in Cuba

Holocaust survivor’s art last seen in Cuba US foundation claims Castro regime seized paintings that Hitler failed to steal by DAVID D’ARCY | 22 December 2015 A US foundation is stepping up efforts to recover fr om Cuba a collection of paintings by Picasso, Degas, Goya, Van Gogh and Hans Memling, among others. The missing […] Continue reading
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