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07/17/2017 03:42 PM
Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost?
Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST. The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1), according to the Government’s convenience, besides sowing economic chaos, also features an immoral component for […]
07/13/2017 11:25 PM
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism 14ymedio, Havana, 10 July 2017 – The driver of a private taxi was arrested after being accused of racial discrimination by Yanay Aguirre Calderín, according to a report Monday in the weekly paper Trabajadores (Workers). The event has generated numerous articles in the official press […]
06/30/2017 05:28 PM
Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again
Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE delafuente@fas.harvard.edu As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the Cuban government in the past […]
06/24/2017 06:59 PM
A Bad Bet
A Bad Bet / Fernando Damaso Fernando Dámaso, 13 June 2017 — Of the real and supposed problems that the Cuban Revolution proposed to solve, as the basis of its historical necessity, after more than half a century of exercising absolute power, many have not been solved, the majority have been aggravated, and others have […]
06/17/2017 09:21 PM
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist BY MAUREEN WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still extended an olive branch and said it wanted to […]
06/12/2017 08:25 PM
How to survive military service as a homosexual
How to survive military service as a homosexual CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 12 de Junio de 2017 – 10:37 CEST. “My parents don’t know that I’m homosexual. And I don’t want them to, for now, so when I was recruited I didn’t say anything,” says Ariel, one of the members of the […]
06/02/2017 03:42 PM
An old affliction haunts The Cuban: Exile politics and divisions
An old affliction haunts The Cuban: Exile politics and divisions BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com The new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora is striking in its architectural resemblance to the grand colonial houses of Havana, yet has a modern Miami flair. From the imposing stairwell to the natural light that bathes the halls and bounces […]
05/31/2017 07:46 PM
Former ambassador recounts tense clash she had with Fidel Castro in 1991
Former ambassador recounts tense clash she had with Fidel Castro in 1991 Twenty-six years ago, Vicki Huddleston was brand new in her job as a U.S. diplomat to Cuba — and her dramatic first test came from none other than the country’s charismatic and infamous dictator VICKI HUDDLESTON 05.29.17 The year was 1991, the place […]
05/31/2017 06:58 PM
Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments?
Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST. I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Aguacate, in Old Havana. I said “good afternoon” to the doorman, […]
05/14/2017 05:57 PM
Cuba’s Private Sector Demands “Young, White and Childless”
Cuba’s Private Sector Demands “Young, White and Childless” 14medio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 13 May 2017 – Three employees circulate among the tables, so similar that they seem cast from the same mold. “I want to give a good image to the place,” says the owner of a flourishing cafe on 26th Street in Havana. Like […]
05/05/2017 08:51 PM
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile
Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, […]
05/04/2017 06:41 PM
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love […]
05/01/2017 11:52 PM
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Almost apologizing because he “doesn’t want to make things worse,” Afro-Cuban activist Norberto Mesa Carbonell recalled how Cuban police arrested him for trying to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination last month. “I was jailed […]
04/18/2017 08:41 PM
Emulating exclusion
Emulating exclusion ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 18 de Abril de 2017 – 16:03 CEST. Years back what they call “civil society” became part of my life through my early engagement in a combination of community activism and links to the few NGOs working in Cuba, followed by participation in Latin American social […]
04/16/2017 03:24 AM
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […]
04/11/2017 09:27 PM
“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative
“The Politician Of The Week,” A Citizens’ Initiative 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 10 April 2017 — Facing the times that we live in can be an unpleasant task. And doing it without discrimination based on ideological viewpoints and with immediacy, takes visions of daring. This is the challenge that the Center for the Application of […]
04/06/2017 01:01 PM
Cuba sí, racism no!
Cuba sí, racism no! By Cate McQuaid GLOBE CORRESPONDENT APRIL 06, 2017 CAMBRIDGE — The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island’s economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable. […]
03/30/2017 07:27 PM
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a “legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans. Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education, […]
03/25/2017 06:41 PM
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 22 March 2017 — On March 17 of this year, a group of NGO (non-governmental organization) representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated in Havana Cuba’s political agenda in support of people with disabilities of every kind. The next day, […]
03/20/2017 03:43 PM
The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition
“The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition” Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now integrating gays into society IÑAKI MAKAZAGA Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET “El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición” A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch […]
03/04/2017 09:40 PM
Cuba “Revolutionary Integration” As A Form Of Social Control
Cuba: “Revolutionary Integration” As A Form Of Social Control / Cubalex Cubalex, 2 March 2017 – It is common for people living in Cuba, once they start school at about six and pass from one educational level to another, to join social and mass organizations. First, in elementary school, the Pioneers, and then, at age […]
02/21/2017 02:56 PM
Hotel Manzana, From Abandonment to the Controversy of Its Restoration
Hotel Manzana, From Abandonment to the Controversy of Its Restoration / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 20 February 2017 – People’s memories of Manzana de Gomez vary according to how old the person is. Cubans over 60 evoke a huge commercial center surrounded by Neptuno, San Rafael, Zulueta and Monserrate Streets. Those under […]
01/11/2017 06:36 PM
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016
Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on Wednesday issued its annual report on […]
12/17/2016 09:11 PM
Cuban Apartheid
Cuban Apartheid / Cubalex Cubalex, Havana, 14 December 2016 – In Cuba there are no conditions under which economic, social and cultural rights can be exercised. “All Cubans have free healthcare and education,” is a claim that is easily refuted. We continue the debate with another question: Who decided we Cubans could not invest in […]
12/16/2016 07:57 PM
A Visit by State Security
A Visit by State Security ROGELIO FABIO HURTADO | La Habana | 15 de Diciembre de 2016 – 16:38 CET. This Monday a young State Security agent showed up at my house. He said his name was Antoine, like the character from Los 400 golpes by Truffaut. I put his presence down to my recent […]
12/14/2016 08:19 PM
New Anthology of ‘Fidelism’
New Anthology of ‘Fidelism’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 12 December 2016 – The first impression one gets of the book “One Objective, One Thought” is that throughout its three volumes the reader can assess the political evolution of Fidel Castro, author of the quotes contained in the tome. The initial assessment […]
12/11/2016 05:31 PM
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day
Cuban Government Launches Ideological Offensive On Human Rights Day / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 10 December 2016 — For several years on International Human Rights Day, the Cuban government has strengthed its ideological battle on the internet with police operations around the country. The volume of epithets posted on social networks and […]
12/02/2016 08:26 PM
Fidel Castro – Unwitting father of modern Miami
Fidel Castro: Unwitting father of modern Miami BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI The Gateway to the Americas: That’s how Miami’s business and civic leaders would grandly if sporadically label the city in the middle of the last century. In reality, the slogan was wishful thinking, little more than the stuff of promotional brochures. Contrary to the historic […]
11/19/2016 05:35 PM
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […]
10/10/2016 01:14 PM
On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba
On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […]
10/01/2016 04:15 PM
Tallies and Tales of the Reforms
Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […]
09/26/2016 06:29 PM
The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report
The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […]
09/21/2016 05:30 PM
Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination
Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The president of the Democracy Movement, Ramón Saúl Sánchez, said Tuesday in Miami that his organization would ‘take action’ against American Airlines’ “apartheid policies” toward its Cuban-American employees if said policies are not changed within 24 hours. “The Democracy […]
09/16/2016 02:51 PM
Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them
Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com When American Airlines launched the first of an unprecedented 12 daily commercial flights from Miami to six cities in Cuba, the company rolled out the Cuban-American brass to mark the milestone at Miami International Airport. At a […]
09/07/2016 05:51 PM
A Long Commitment To The Truth
A Long Commitment To The Truth / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea, Santa Clara, 5 September 2016 – A certain letter from Aristides Vega Chapu to the weekly Vanguardia, already quite old and that I believe I came into my hands in the middle of last July, set off a media frenzy […]
09/04/2016 02:13 PM
Lessons From Myanmar
Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […]
08/25/2016 01:01 PM
Despite advances, women in Cuba still face sexism in a macho society
Despite advances, women in Cuba still face sexism in a macho society In Cuba Today Staff Despite achievements in gender equality, emancipation and representation at the highest levels of government, women in Cuba still face problems related to domestic violence and sexism, according to the secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC). Government […]
08/20/2016 04:35 PM
Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again
Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruiz, 19 August 2106 — Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas had to be taken to the hospital again yesterday, at 4:40 in the afternoon The photo at the top of this post was taken several weeks ago but it shows how FANTU activists take him to the hospital. […]
08/18/2016 02:56 PM
‘Candyman’ reggaeton star isn’t sweet on Cuban government
‘Candyman’ reggaeton star isn’t sweet on Cuban government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The so-called “father” of Cuban reggaeton — known by his fans simply as “Candyman” — has nothing sweet to say about the Cuban government. The Santiago de Cuba artist, whose music was silenced in official government media outlets, is now an openly […]
08/10/2016 02:31 PM
Cubans Risk Their Lives to Avoid Deportation to Cuba
Cubans Risk Their Lives to Avoid Deportation to Cuba August 9, 2016 HAVANA TIMES – Desperate to not be deported to Cuba, thousands of migrants from the island decide to risk their lives in the jungles of Colombia and Panama. The following is an alert about their situation. A month and a day after the […]
08/10/2016 01:46 PM
Elegguá goes to Turbo
Elegguá goes to Turbo MAYKEL GONZÁLEZ VIVERO | Sagua la Grande | 9 de Agosto de 2016 – 23:08 CEST. Reinier González has just arrived in Cuba. “When I left Ecuador” he says, “everything was bleaker than ever. A week before coming, the friends that I had left went to Turbo, the town near the […]
08/03/2016 01:24 PM
Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba
Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […]
08/02/2016 01:38 PM
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […]
07/02/2016 03:20 PM
Cuban LGBT Community Celebrates Gay Pride Day With A Kiss For Diversity
Cuban LGBT Community Celebrates Gay Pride Day With A Kiss For Diversity / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 29 June 2016 — A rainbow of diversity and another formed in the sky by the light and humidity at sunset were the stage for Kissed by the Diversity and Equality on the afternoon on […]
06/08/2016 01:54 PM
Cuba same-sex marriage campaign gains traction
Cuba same-sex marriage campaign gains traction CARDENAS, Cuba — Niurca Rodríguez is a housewife with a gay son, Onasis, who lives in the Cuban city of Cárdenas that is near the beach resort of Varadero. She told Victor Manuel Dueñas of the Babel Sociocultural Project, a group based in the city of Santo Domingo in […]
05/27/2016 07:37 PM
The Cuban justice system is seriously corrupt
“The Cuban justice system is seriously corrupt” DDC | Oslo | 26 Mayo 2016 – 9:03 pm. For more than 15 years the Cubalex Legal Information Center has been providing free guidance to Cubans, who, lacking resources and information, must grapple with the regime’s legal system. Cubalex also advises Cubans and foreigners with regards to […]
05/24/2016 04:27 PM
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires
Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires They’re caught between a government that denies the existence of racism and fellow black Cubans who lack racial consciousness. By Sujatha FernandesTwitterTODAY 8:00 AM A “home for sale” sign in Santiago de Cuba. Far fewer Afro-Cubans get remittances from family overseas, and residents of eastern Cuba, more heavily […]
05/16/2016 11:37 AM
Racist graffiti and swastikas in Havana
Racist graffiti and swastikas in Havana DDC | La Habana | 16 Mayo 2016 – 8:49 am. On Wednesday the graffiti between Línea and 11 was still there, in El Vedado. If it did not spark more controversy, this was due to its location difficult to see by most passersby. It read “Muerte a los […]
05/13/2016 04:13 PM
Two LGBT leaders from United States visiting Cuba for pride events
Two LGBT leaders from United States visiting Cuba for pride events LGBT activists Evan Wolfson and Tico Almeida are in Havana They will participate in International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia events Wolfson founded Freedom to Marry; Almeida is the Cuban-American founder of Freedom to Work BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@miamiherald.com Evan Wolfson and Tico Almeida, […]
05/12/2016 03:29 PM
Evan Wolfson travels to Cuba
Evan Wolfson travels to Cuba Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson arrived in Cuba on May 11, 2016, to take part in International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia commemorations. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Two American LGBT rights advocates arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to take part a series of events that will commemorate […]
05/04/2016 05:41 PM
Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami
Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 2 May 2016 — The clock struck nine as the cruise ship Adonia entered the bay of Havana. Dozens of people enthusiastically welcomed the first pleasure boat to come to the island from Miami in the last […]
05/04/2016 01:21 PM
3 Industries to Benefit From New Cuba Relationship
3 Industries to Benefit From New Cuba Relationship By Ryan McQueeney As President Obama enters the last few months of his presidency, one of his most impactful diplomatic decisions is finally starting to take shape. After five decades of division, relations between the United States and Cuba are beginning to normalize again. Back in March, […]
05/04/2016 01:03 PM
Cuba to mark global day against homophobia, transphobia
Cuba to mark global day against homophobia, transphobia The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Tuesday spoke about her organization’s plans to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Mariela Castro, director of Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education, told reporters and her supporters in Havana that her organization, which is known by […]
04/30/2016 05:11 PM
With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba
With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba Carnival’s Fathom line makes history Sunday with first U.S. cruise to Cuba in more than 50 years Protests, two lawsuits, exile ire over a Cuban policy threatened to scuttle the cruise After Cuban policy shift, about a dozen Cuban-born passengers will be […]
04/29/2016 05:31 PM
Cuba travel lawsuit against Carnival withdrawn
Cuba travel lawsuit against Carnival withdrawn The suit was originally filed when Cuban-born travelers were denied bookings on Carnival’s Fathom line The suit stemmed from a Cuban policy that discriminated against travelers born in Cuba Last week Cuba changed its long-standing policy on boat travel BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the wake of a reversal […]
04/27/2016 03:20 PM
Life is a carnival
Life is a carnival JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 26 Abr 2016 – 11:48 am. The passionate controversy that recently erupted around the Carnival cruise line reminded me of the immortal Celia Cruz song “La vida es un carnaval.” A foolhardy decision by said company sparked criticism from the Cuban-American community, amongst both those […]
04/25/2016 12:12 PM
The perils of business in Cuba
Editorial: The perils of business in Cuba ZACHARY REID/TIMES-DISPATCH Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016 10:30 pm Earlier this year a delegation of Virginia business leaders traveled to Cuba to explore the potential for commerce there, now that the Obama administration has eased relations between the two countries. At one point, Cuban officials tried to reassure […]
04/21/2016 01:43 PM
Cuban-born musician writes Obama after invite for White House performance is withdrawn
Cuban-born musician writes Obama after invite for White House performance is withdrawn BY NANCY SAN MARTIN staff@InCubaToday.com Multiple Grammy-Award winner Paquito D’Rivera has penned a letter to President Barack Obama questioning whether the decision to “veto” his participation in an upcoming performance at the White House is due to his stance against the Castro regime, […]
04/20/2016 01:48 PM
Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise
Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise By Boris Sanchez and John Couwels, CNN Updated 1741 GMT (0041 HKT) April 19, 2016 Story highlights Carnival now says it will accept bookings on its May 1 cruise to Cuba regardless of passengers’ country of origin A lawsuit claims the cruise line had discriminated against […]
04/19/2016 12:31 PM
Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy
Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy Carnival Corp. will accept bookings by Cuban-born Americans on its Fathom Cuba sailings The cruise company is expecting a change in the Cuban regulation If not, it will delay its May 1 sailing until all guests can travel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Cuban-born […]
04/19/2016 12:23 PM
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns The Associated Press Carnival says it will delay the first cruise from the United States to Cuba if the Cuban government does not allow Cuban-Americans to travel aboard. Cuban regulations bar people born in Cuba from returning to the country by ship. As a result, Carnival had […]
04/17/2016 04:02 PM
Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”
Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […]
04/16/2016 04:12 PM
Organizaciones de DDHH arremeten contra Carnival por cruceros a Cuba
Organizaciones de DDHH arremeten contra Carnival por cruceros a Cuba abril 15, 2016 Martinoticias.com La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba se suma al creciente malestar que ha desatado la decisión de Carnival de viajar a la isla sin cubanoamericanos, en consonancia con el Gobierno cubano. La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba […]
04/16/2016 04:03 PM
Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba?
Did the Revolution End Racial Discrimination in Cuba? April 15, 2016 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — The United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, Cuba’s official media, tasked with covering (and criticizing) US President Barack Obama’s address in Cuba, made absolutely no mention of […]
04/16/2016 03:14 PM
Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip
Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip Cuba bars Cuban-born Americans from traveling to the island by sea Carnival said it believes Cuba will lift its decree before May 1 That’s when the cruise company plans to set sail BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND CHABELI HERRERA pmazzei@miamiherald.com Carnival Corp.’s scheduled sail to Cuba — even […]
04/15/2016 03:57 PM
Cuba wrong to exclude Cuban-born travelers from cruising to the island – Kerry
Kerry: Cuba wrong to exclude Cuban-born travelers from cruising to the island The secretary of state was in Miami on Thursday for a series of meetings He called on Cuba to change a policy that bars arrivals by boat for those born in Cuba He capped the day with an address to students at Miami […]
04/14/2016 03:09 PM
Miami-Dade mayor calls on Carnival to cancel cruise to Cuba if Cuban-born Americans can’t buy tickets
Miami-Dade mayor calls on Carnival to cancel cruise to Cuba if Cuban-born Americans can’t buy tickets Cuba law bars Cuban-born Americans from arriving by sea Carnival is asking the Castro regime to waive the rule BY DOUGLAS HANKS dhanks@miamiherald.com Miami-Dade’s mayor on Wednesday called on Carnival to cancel cruises to Cuba if Cuban-born Americans can’t […]
04/14/2016 03:07 PM
Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy
Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy A class action lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. is violating civil rights Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by sea Lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. adopted policy to “support” Cuba’s boycott of Cuban-born individuals BY CHABELI HERRERA AND DOUGLAS HANKS cherrera@miamiherald.com […]
04/13/2016 01:00 PM
As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines
As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines The international cruise-ship industry rejects discriminatory practices Norwegian Cruise Line canceled Tunisian ports of call, stood with Israeli passengers Under Cuban-American ban, not even the CEO of Norwegian can sail to Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com No matter how Carnival Corporation is spinning the Cuba […]
04/09/2016 02:32 PM
AT&T, Verizon express divergent opinions on U.S.-Cuba route policies
AT&T, Verizon express divergent opinions on U.S.-Cuba route policies April 7, 2016 | By Sean Buckley AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) are eager to take advantage of the service opportunity in Cuba as the United States has started to lift decades-long restrictions with the island country, but the two telcos take a different […]
04/09/2016 02:31 PM
Carnival cruise to Cuba discriminates against a class of Americans
Carnival cruise to Cuba discriminates against a class of Americans Cuban government: Cuban-Americans need not apply for cruises Carnival refuses bookings, says they don’t set the rules Would they ban blacks, Jews or any other class of U.S. citizen if Cuba asked? BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Imagine a cruise line […]
04/09/2016 02:19 PM
Three Key Proposals for Reforming the Cuban Electoral System
Three Key Proposals for Reforming the Cuban Electoral System / Laritza Diversent Posted on April 6, 2016 Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2016 — On February 23, 2015 the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) announced that its VII Congress would take place in April 2016 and that the National Assembly […]
04/04/2016 01:41 PM
Cuba is changing, more for some than others
Cuba is changing, more for some than others In the same week , Cubans saw President Obama and the Rolling Stones, a symbol of opening on the island. But while many talk about changes in Cuba, the private sector is still small and the government could react slowly to the U.S. offer to strengthen ties. […]
04/03/2016 07:37 PM
‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’
‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’ JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 1 Abr 2016 – 9:44 am. The article by Fidel Castro published Monday by state media, entitled “Brother Obama,” has sparked strong criticism in the streets of Havana. The text, in which “the historic leader of […]
04/01/2016 06:11 PM
The Offended Swede
The Offended Swede / 14ymedio Reinaldo Escobar Posted on March 31, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 31 March 2016 — The poet and literary critic Victor Fowler Calzada published in Sandra Abd’Allah-Alvarez Ramírez’s blog, “I had be to a Black Cuban Woman,” a protest and at the same time a call to solidarity in response to […]

 

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