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06/27/2017 06:30 PM
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 […]
06/12/2017 08:57 PM
Invitan a simposio sobre la incursión del castrismo en Miami
Invitan a simposio sobre la incursión del castrismo en Miami El régimen cubano busca ‘destruir al exilio’ Lunes, junio 12, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Las organizaciones Patria de Martí y Alianza Democrática han convocado al simposio “La Batalla de Miami”, a celebrarse en esa ciudad del sur de Florida, para discutir sobre “el […]
05/22/2017 09:24 PM
Cultura y República en Cuba: del origen militar y marinero a la modernidad del Havana Hilton
Cultura y República en Cuba: del origen militar y marinero a la modernidad del Havana Hilton mayo 21, 2017 Armando de Armas / martinoticias.com El eminente historiador Manuel Moreno Fraginals definió la cultura cubana como militar y marinera, y no le faltaba razón a pesar de que, como sabemos, la isla no ha dado ni […]
05/11/2017 04:50 PM
The MINSAP calls for more blood donations, omits any mention of their exportation
The MINSAP calls for more blood donations, omits any mention of their exportation GERÓNIMO GARCÍA | La Habana | 10 de Mayo de 2017 – 20:56 CEST. In April the organization Archivo Cuba censured the Cuban Government for pocketing some 34,5 million dollars from the sale of blood plasma in a single year. As an […]
05/10/2017 05:49 PM
Cuando algunos católicos en Cuba trataron de andar “Con la Cruz y con la Patria”
Cuando algunos católicos en Cuba trataron de andar “Con la Cruz y con la Patria” Este artículo forma parte de la sección cuyo tema central es lo que se podría catalogar de “memorias de la revolución” Eloy A. González, Miami | 09/05/2017 4:49 pm “Viva Fidel Castro Ruz, con la Patria y con la Cruz”. […]
05/09/2017 02:28 PM
Can Libertarians End the Communist Monopoly in Cuba?
Can Libertarians End the Communist Monopoly in Cuba? Quornsum May 8, 2017 By Dries Van Thielen Ever since some guy on a motorcycle and another guy in the Sierra Maestra hunted President Fulgencio Batista away, the government in Cuba consisted solely of members from the Cuban Communist Party. Thusly, all 612 seats in parliament are […]
05/02/2017 09:39 PM
May Day in Havana Dedicated To Maduro, Interrupted by a US Flag
May Day in Havana Dedicated To Maduro, Interrupted by a US Flag 14ymedio, Havana, 1 May 2017 — The mobilization for the May Day parade began in Havana before midnight the day before. With the first light of dawn, the mass rally in Plaza of the Revolution began, with allusions to the late President Fidel […]
04/25/2017 05:57 PM
Tardocastrismo: resaca de batallas y victorias
Tardocastrismo: resaca de batallas y victorias En Batalla por la Indemnización. Segunda Victoria de Girón, los autores enfocan la solución negociada del problema de los prisioneros de guerra de la Brigada de Asalto 2506 con gruesos lentes de guataquería historiográfica Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 25/04/2017 9:50 am Sin escape al futuro ni presente condigno, […]
04/16/2017 04:33 PM
The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution
“The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution” 14ymedio, Havana, 15 April 2017 — A statement signed by the Council of the University Student Federation (FEU) of ‘Marta Abreu’ Central University of Las Villas ratified the expulsion of student Karla Pérez González from the journalism department. “The university students will never accept the counterrevolution within […]
04/07/2017 01:06 AM
Invasive Marabou Weed Arrives at the Plaza of the Revolution
Invasive Marabou Weed Arrives at the Plaza of the Revolution 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, NYC, 6 April 2017 — Resistant and thorny, the invasive marabou weed has inundated Cuban fields and threatened to displace the national shield’s royal palm. The shrub has become a plague spreading across the country, covering previously arable land, and worming its […]
03/17/2017 03:43 PM
Rosa María Payá – Hay que llevar al régimen a una situación de ‘perder-perder’
Rosa María Payá: Hay que llevar al régimen a una situación de ‘perder-perder’ WALDO FERNÁNDEZ CUENCA | Miami | 17 de Marzo de 2017 – 13:58 CET. El objetivo es poner al régimen en una situación de “perder-perder”, que se vea obligado a actuar, de esa manera se comienza el camino para salir del totalitarismo, […]
03/13/2017 06:27 PM
‘Retando al castrismo – Cuba Decide’, conversatorio con Rosa María Payá en Miami
‘Retando al castrismo: Cuba Decide’, conversatorio con Rosa María Payá en Miami DDC | Miami | 13 de Marzo de 2017 – 15:20 CET. Patria de Martí y Alianza Democrática invitan al simposio “Retando al castrismo: Cuba Decide”, un conversatorio con la activista Rosa María Payá, este jueves 16 de marzo. El evento forma parte […]
01/25/2017 02:24 PM
Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland
Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Nancy Truman, Special to National Post | January 24, 2017 3:16 PM ET More from Special to National Post Just weeks after Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro was laid to rest on December 3, 2016, I found myself on the largest island in […]
01/23/2017 03:19 PM
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution
The Learned Illiterates of the Revolution / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 10 January 2017 — – I have often heard or read about the supposed Cuban “culture and education,” a fabulous academic record based on official Cuban statistics and, of course, the Cuban Revolution and its (literally) ashen leader. A few weeks […]
01/16/2017 05:59 PM
Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba
Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba BY CHRIS GILLETTE Associated Press HAVANA An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions. Many of the documents shed light on the slave trade, an integral part of Cuba’s […]
11/28/2016 07:35 PM
Memorial ceremonies for Fidel Castro begin in Havana
Memorial ceremonies for Fidel Castro begin in Havana BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Cubans will begin paying their respects Monday to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in an all-day tribute at Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution, a massive concrete expanse where papal masses have been celebrated and Cubans have gathered at key moments in the island’s […]
11/26/2016 01:38 PM
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 […]
10/26/2016 02:51 PM
Trump praises Cuban dissident group the Ladies in White
Trump praises Cuban dissident group the Ladies in White Published October 26, 2016 EFE MIAMI – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday at a Miami meeting with anti-Castro Cuban-Americans praised the Ladies in White dissident group and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of “closing her eyes” to human rights violations on the communist island. […]
10/12/2016 05:43 PM
US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts
US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts Published October 12, 2016 Associated Press BOSTON – U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is focusing on a U.S.-Cuban […]
09/29/2016 05:47 PM
Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There”
Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 September 2016 – The reason put forth by the Cuban authorities to block travel to Colombia by opposition members called to be observers in the plebiscite on the that country’s agreement with the FARC, is […]
09/08/2016 02:32 PM
Entre Iglesia y Revolución, 305 páginas de historia
Entre Iglesia y Revolución, 305 páginas de historia Un libro necesario para entender su convulsa relación en Cuba Miércoles, septiembre 7, 2016 | Frank Correa LA HABANA, Cuba.- La Iglesia católica en Cuba en estos momentos constituye una institución en el panorama socio-político-cultural cubano, pero ¿siempre fue así? La interrogante es analizada con detalles en […]
09/03/2016 02:36 PM
How many Cubans read?
How many Cubans read? JOSÉ PRATS SARIOL | Miami | 2 de Septiembre de 2016 – 15:11 CEST. An article by Juan Cruz in the Spanish daily El País features frightening figures about reading habits in Spain: 39.4% of Spanish adults have not read a book in the last 12 months. It adds that 57.5% […]
08/31/2016 04:34 PM
“Pajama Plan” at the National Library
“Pajama Plan” at the National Library / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 29 August 2016 — The biggest dream of those ousted is to live to tell the tale. Each passing day since he was removed from his post as Fidel Castro’s personal secretary, Carlos Valenciaga feels he is closer to outliving him. […]
07/29/2016 03:26 PM
Three Months Later, The Residents Of Havana Still Remember Obama
Three Months Later, The Residents Of Havana Still Remember Obama / Iván García Iván García , 22 June 2016 — The park at Galiano and San Rafael is a beehive of activity. At one end, several teenagers play soccer, using a school desk as the goal, while 50 men and women are connecting to the […]
07/17/2016 03:39 PM
Cuban Poets – Exile, Prison and Oblivion
Cuban Poets: Exile, Prison and Oblivion / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 9 July 2016 — José Abreu Felippe has become a goldsmith. He’s a guy who’s creating a city that will be lost, and he wants to change it into a jewel that we all will carry with us. Poesía exiliada y pateada […]
07/05/2016 07:19 PM
Odios cubanos
Odios cubanos LUIS TORNÉS AGUILILLA, Bordeaux (Francia) | 05/07/2016 Tuve el cuidado de leer el último libro de Roberto A. Solera de Castro Cuba:la República de militares y estudiantes, de Machado a Batista. Apuntes históricos 1933 – 1952 (Alexandría Library Publishing House. Miami), su lectura me procuró una idea más precisa de los odios profundos […]
06/29/2016 04:08 PM
INSIDE CUBA’S INTENSE ICE CREAM OBSESSION
INSIDE CUBA’S INTENSE ICE CREAM OBSESSION In a country that’s dealt with decades of rationing, ice cream is the public luxury. Sit down for your 15-scoop serving BY HAMISH ANDERSON Havana—beautiful, decaying, perfumed by diesel fumes and sweet sea air—is a challenging place for an outsider to come to grips with, even after repeated visits: […]
05/24/2016 04:10 PM
Usuarios de Nauta se quejan del hackeo de sus cuentas, pero ETECSA dice que no puede resolverlo
Usuarios de Nauta se quejan del hackeo de sus cuentas, pero ETECSA dice que no puede resolverlo MARÍA MATIENZO PUERTO | La Habana | 24 Mayo 2016 – 12:52 pm. El monopolio estatal de las comunicaciones ETECSA no se responsabiliza con el hackeo a su propia red, con el argumento de que no tiene recursos […]
05/14/2016 04:56 PM
It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Fathom is a cruise to Cuba with a social purpose Fathom is Carnival’s new social-impact cruise line It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic The Dominican itinerary emphasizes volunteer tourism; the Cuban one focuses on people-to-people exchanges BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com SANTIAGO, CUBA After the Madrigalista Choir finished a performance for a group […]
05/09/2016 09:41 AM
The Road to Cuba: Three Scenarios for U.S. Business Relations
The Road to Cuba: Three Scenarios for U.S. Business Relations Apr 26, 2016 On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intention to normalize relations with Cuba. Since that time there have been a number of changes in U.S. policy and regulations affecting trade, investment and travel. To provide business leaders with the latest […]
04/30/2016 05:27 PM
El Presidio político cubano en lucha contra el olvido
El Presidio político cubano en lucha contra el olvido En un simposio celebrado en Miami, los ex presos compartieron experiencias en las cárceles cubanas Este tipo de eventos se propone contrarrestar opiniones de los que estiman que la memoria histórica puede entorpecer la nueva política de acercamiento Denunciaron que se ha recrudecido la represión en […]
04/17/2016 04:04 PM
Loss of Freedoms in America Today Reminds Rafael Cruz of Communist Cuba
Loss of Freedoms in America Today Reminds Rafael Cruz of Communist Cuba BY JERRY NEWCOMBE , CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR April 16, 2016|9:43 am Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library, a spokesman and cohost of Kennedy Classics. Nowhere is it written that America will always remain free. In […]
04/12/2016 02:37 PM
Google Jumps Through Hoops In Cuba
Google Jumps Through Hoops In Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on April 11, 2016 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 7 April 2016 — Google may be the Internet giant, but in Cuba it has had to jump through hoops. This Wednesday, the newly inaugurated Google+Kcho.MOR site opened its doors late because the employee who keeps the […]
04/05/2016 04:26 PM
An Open Letter to President Obama about José Martí
An Open Letter to President Obama about José Martí 04/04/2016 07:39 pm ET Alfred J. López Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University Dear Mr. President: Although the media commotion over your visit to Cuba has diminished, I’m sure that Cuba will continue to hold your attention in the coming months. So I […]
04/04/2016 02:19 PM
Estrenan documental ‘Doble asesinato – Frank País y la revolución cubana’
Estrenan documental ‘Doble asesinato: Frank País y la revolución cubana’ Se estrenó el domingo 3 abril en West Dade Regional Library Está basado en pasajes de la vida Frank País, líder y mártir de la lucha clandestina contra la dictadura de Fulgencio Batista El evento contó la asistencia del director José ‘Pepín’ Álvarez, Agustín País, […]
03/24/2016 07:23 PM
Google and Obama Administration Connect Over Cuba
Google and Obama Administration Connect Over Cuba Company’s interests aligned with White House’s on bringing Internet to island By BRODY MULLINS and CAROL E. LEE Updated March 23, 2016 7:46 p.m. ET When President Barack Obama was working secretly to restore diplomatic and business relations with Cuba two years ago, he got some help from […]
02/15/2016 03:53 PM
Camagüey’s “innovative potential”
Camagüey’s “innovative potential” / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto Posted on February 15, 2016 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto, Camaguey, 14 February 2016 – Perseverance and optimism are Juan Antonio Garcia Borrero’s inseparable allies. Only the perseverance of this movie critic who is passionate about new technologies has allowed him to pull off the First Meeting on […]
02/11/2016 05:26 PM
En Cuba no puede haber primaveras
En Cuba no puede haber primaveras Los intríngulis de la preparación de un congreso del partido en Cuba Eugenio Yáñez, Miami | 11/02/2016 12:49 pm Dentro de algo más de un par de meses se celebrará el séptimo congreso-circo del partido comunista cubano. En vez de especular o tratar de adivinar sobre lo que podría […]
02/04/2016 03:55 PM
The School for Others
The School for Others / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on February 2, 2016 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 2 February 2016 — She is not wearing a uniform, she is not carrying a bag with snacks, nor does she have a kerchief tied around her neck. However, at nine years of age, Malena is on her […]
01/25/2016 11:03 AM
Marco Rubio’s cold war
Marco Rubio’s cold war By Mary Jordan January 24 at 1:20 PM Marco Rubio had been in Washington just five months when Jonathan Farrar, a career Foreign Service officer, stepped into a Capitol Hill hearing room and into the senator’s crosshairs. Farrar, as the top U.S. diplomat in Havana, had overseen some of President Obama’s […]
01/21/2016 02:10 PM
‘Martí y su visión democrática’, simposio en Miami
‘Martí y su visión democrática’, simposio en Miami DDC | Miami | 20 Ene 2016 – 6:51 pm. Patria de Martí y Alianza Democrática presentan el simposio “Martí y su visión democrática” este jueves 21 de enero en Miami. El evento es “un intento de entender y aplicar la ética martiana en nuestros tiempos”, indican […]
01/20/2016 07:06 PM
Jovellanos, a Cuban Town That Lives on Nostalgia
Jovellanos, a Cuban Town That Lives on Nostalgia / 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta Posted on January 20, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta, Jovellanos, Cuba, 19 January 2015 – “People here live in the former Gravi factory that is now called Jovel,” says the driver of a bicitaxi (bike-taxi) during a tour of Jovellanos. The industry that made […]
01/14/2016 04:09 PM
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 […]
12/31/2015 12:41 PM
Resumen del año 2015
Resumen del año ENRIQUE DEL RISCO | Nueva Jersey | 31 Dic 2015 – 8:13 am. El inicio del nuevo año (y de una nueva era de felicidad universal) se adelanta para el 17 de diciembre del año anterior que es el día que eligen Raúl Castro y Barack Obama para anunciarles al mundo la […]
12/23/2015 01:05 PM
Una fundación de EEUU busca recuperar en Cuba la colección de arte de una superviviente del Holocausto
Una fundación de EEUU busca recuperar en Cuba la colección de arte de una superviviente del Holocausto DDC | La Habana | 23 Dic 2015 – 12:10 am. Una fundación estadounidense gestiona la recuperación de una colección de pinturas de Picasso, Degas, Goya, Van Gogh y Hans Memling, entre otros, que estaría en Cuba. Las […]
12/23/2015 01:00 PM
US foundation claims Castro regime seized paintings that Hitler failed to steal
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 works, which are potentially worth hundreds of […]
11/28/2015 06:38 PM
My Cable and I. Fiber Optics in My Town?
My Cable and I. Fiber Optics in My Town? / Somos+ Posted on November 27, 2015 SOMOS+, Frank Rojas Torres, 24 November 2015 — It was October 15, 2015, and a success that should be transcendental for all my compatriots turns out to be nothing more than a false alarm, one more of so many […]
11/26/2015 04:25 PM
No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague
No change in Cuba, totalitarianism persists – dissident in Prague published: 25.11.2015, 18:13 Prague – The situation of the Cuban opposition has not changed in the past year of warmed relations between Havana and Washington, and the totalitarian regime persists in the county, Cuban dissident Maria Paya, on a visit to Prague, has told CTK. […]
11/04/2015 03:32 PM
Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land
Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 3, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 31 October 2015 — It seems much time has passed since the ’80s, when a stern official from State Security, dressed in civilian clothing, solemnly intimidated us, a group of fresh youngsters, who were studying at La Vibora’s pre-university. […]
10/23/2015 05:15 PM
National Capitol – Restoring Symbols
National Capitol: Restoring Symbols / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Posted on October 21, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 5 October 2015 — In recent days the official Cuban press published a report on the National Capitol building restoration work currently underway, in order to get it ready for the operation of the National Assembly at an […]
10/19/2015 03:51 PM
Obama Administration continues easing of Cuba sanctions
Obama Administration continues easing of Cuba sanctions Steptoe & Johnson LLP Cuba, USA October 16 2015 On September 18, 2015, the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) respectively amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration […]
10/18/2015 03:53 PM
Capitol facelift – Restoring a Cuban landmark
Capitol facelift: Restoring a Cuban landmark Architectural look at the ongoing work Seat of government to return to El Capitolio after renovations Massive renovations to also include Waterfront Promenade BY MARK TREVOR BURRELL HAVANA Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s city historian, is leading an architectural renaissance in this former capital of the Western Hemisphere. Architects […]
09/27/2015 06:10 PM
Education Launches a New Offensive against the “Weekly Packet”
Education Launches a New Offensive against the “Weekly Packet” / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on September 26, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 25 September 2015 – Under the name To Educate Yourself, the Ministry of Education announced Thursday a collection of documentaries, films and music that it will begin distributing monthly in its learning facilities […]
09/19/2015 04:03 PM
A glance at current and past papal visits to Cuba
A glance at current and past papal visits to Cuba A sign with an image of Pope Francis hangs on the side of the Sagrado Corazon church in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Pope Francis will visit Cuba from Sept. 19-22, before arriving in the United States, making him the third pontiff to visit […]
09/19/2015 04:01 PM
Cuba prepares for arrival of Pope Francis
Cuba prepares for arrival of Pope Francis Pontiff expected to touch down at 4:05 p.m. Saturday Large group of Miami pilgrims in Cuba for the visit Miami archbishop mistaken for ‘pope’s cousin’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com When Pope Francis arrives in Cuba late Saturday afternoon he’ll find a country in transition that is forging a […]
09/17/2015 01:30 PM
Marco Rubio would like to fly Air Force One to ‘a free Cuba’
Marco Rubio would like to fly Air Force One to ‘a free Cuba’ @PatriciaMazzei A tidbit from Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate: MODERATOR JAKE TAPPER: OK, here’s the more serious question, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President, used the plane behind you to accomplish a great many things. Perhaps, most notably, to challenge Mikhail Gorbachev to […]
09/16/2015 03:42 PM
1024 “Gigs” of Racism in Cuba
1024 “Gigs” of Racism in Cuba /Hablemos Press, Francisco Herodes Diaz Posted on September 16, 2015 Hablemos Press, Francisco Herodes Díaz Echemendía, Santiago de Cuba, 11 September 2015 –Let it be known that in Cuba there is no law about or against racism. According to those who concur with Fidel and Raúl Castro, racism is […]
09/15/2015 02:30 PM
Long frozen out in Cuba, Catholic Church has greater role in social welfare as pope to visit
Long frozen out in Cuba, Catholic Church has greater role in social welfare as pope to visit By ANDREA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — As vespers drew to a close at the St. Egidio Catholic community center, a dozen homeless men in threadbare pants and rumpled T-shirts shuffled into a side room where […]
09/09/2015 04:24 PM
Donald Trump says it’s ‘fine’ for U.S. to pursue closer Cuba ties
Donald Trump says it’s ‘fine’ for U.S. to pursue closer Cuba ties BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@MiamiHerald.com Visiting Cuban Americans in Miami a decade and a half ago, Donald Trump declared Fidel Castro a “killer” and a “criminal” who shouldn’t be “rewarded.” Now he has come up in support, albeit a little tepid, of President Barack […]
09/09/2015 01:59 PM
Why Economics Matters
Why Economics Matters [08-09-2015 21:50:18] (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- At a lunchtime meeting of the Grassroots Institute in Honolulu at the Pacific Club, the President of Mises Institute, Jeff Deist, delivered a talk as part of the Mises Institute Private Seminar series for lay audiences. Mr. Deist talked about why Economics matters; any Economics. He pointed out that […]
07/31/2015 01:33 PM
Americans have new hopes to reclaim property seized by Cuba 50 years ago
Americans have new hopes to reclaim property seized by Cuba 50 years ago Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 7:44 p.m. EDT July 30, 2015 MIAMI — Across the country, thousands of Americans are storing fading documents that represent a piece of Cuba taken from them by Fidel Castro in the 1960s. They could be worth billions. […]
07/28/2015 07:48 PM
Twenty Families in Güines Endangered by Imminent Collapse
Twenty Families in Güines Endangered by Imminent Collapse / Hablemos Press, Raul Ramirez Puig Posted on July 27, 2015 Hablemos Press, Raul Ramirez Puig, Mayabeque, 25 June 2015 – Residents of the building located on Habana Street and Esquina de Teja, in the municipality of Güines, Mayabeque province, are making known the imminent danger they […]
07/12/2015 08:03 PM
The Languid and Protean Miguel Barnet
The Languid and Protean Miguel Barnet / Angel Santiesteban Posted on July 12, 2015 We reproduce here an excellent article by Felix Viera about Miguel Barnet, president of UNEAC (Cuban Writers and Artists Union) and one of the most servile cultural commissar of Castro’s dictatorship. In the article Viera offers the example of what has […]
07/12/2015 11:59 AM
Cuba – Behind the Facade
Cuba – Behind the Facade AS THE U.S. NEARS THE END OF THE ECONOMIC BLOCKADE, ONE CUBAN FAMILY FINDS THAT NO AMOUNT OF EDUCATION AND HARD WORK CAN END THEIR STRUGGLE Reporting: J. Brady McCollough | Photography: Michael Henninger HAVANA, Cuba Every Monday night, at 8:30 sharp, the Cuban government dispenses a much-needed morsel to […]
06/30/2015 01:31 PM
Una compañía estadounidense crea un perfume que pretende huela a la noche habanera
Una compañía estadounidense crea un perfume que pretende huela a la noche habanera DDC | Miami | 30 Jun 2015 – 11:36 am. Lo describe con ‘notas de hoja de tabaco, caña de azúcar verde y especias latinas’. La compañía estadounidense Demeter Fragrance Library ha creado un perfume llamado Cuba que pretende evoque la vida […]
06/23/2015 01:43 PM
Yes, Cuba is more open now. But for these artists and activists, little has changed.
Yes, Cuba is more open now. But for these artists and activists, little has changed. Oppression, jail and censorship are still the norm for the country’s young and politically active. By Kevin Lees June 22 at 8:47 AM HAVANA — Tania Bruguera’s work sits in the permanent collection of Cuba’s premier art gallery, the Museo […]
06/21/2015 01:07 PM
U.S. works with Cuba to restore Hemingway house
U.S. works with Cuba to restore Hemingway house BY LINDSEY SABLAN • JUNE 20, 2015 HAVANA, Cuba (CNN)- Ernest Hemingway’s home near Havana is expected to soon receive an infusion of badly needed building supplies from the United States. An American foundation restoring the legendary writer’s home in Cuba on Saturday signed an agreement with […]
06/05/2015 11:16 AM
14 Minutes that Shook the Revolution
14 Minutes that Shook the Revolution / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on June 1, 2015 Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 29 May 2015 – “P.M.,” that short documentary made by Orlando Jimenez Leal and Saba Cabrera Infante, was the beginning of the end of freedom of expression in Cuban Culture. Conceived in the beginning […]
05/17/2015 02:22 PM
Fidel Castro’s “Hardships” in Prison
Fidel Castro’s “Hardships” in Prison / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones Posted on May 16, 2015 “We sleep with the lights off, we have no roll calls or formations all day, we get up whenever (…) Plenty of water, electric lights, food, clean clothes and all for free” Cubanet.org, Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces, Guantanamo, 15 May […]
05/12/2015 03:49 PM
Terrorism and the Revolution of 1959
Terrorism and the Revolution of 1959 / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea Posted on May 11, 2015 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea, Santa Clara, 21 April 2015 – Recently we have been hearing the official spokesmen of Castro’s submissive society accusing everybody of being terrorists. However, did you know that the Castro Revolution came to power on […]
04/13/2015 03:50 PM
It’s not my fault either
It’s not my fault either REINALDO ESCOBAR, Panama | Abril 13, 2015 During the Summit of the Americas, when Raul Castro said Barack Obama was not at fault for the decisions taken by the ten presidents that preceded him, confusion overcame me and it’s no wonder. Upon hearing that speech, delivered in front of more […]
04/02/2015 01:52 PM
The Cuban Money Crisis
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An Object Of Desire – Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba
An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba MARCH 23, 201511:57 AM ET ROBERT SIEGEL After the sun sets on Havana on weekends, G Street turns into a kind of runway. Blocks of the promenade — which is very colonial with its big, beautiful statues and impeccable topiaries — swell with […]
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Guanabo, Cuba, a Ghost Town
Guanabo, Cuba, a Ghost Town March 22, 2015 By Danay Riesgo Diaz (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — It was the beach town where I lived most of my childhood; few people in the Cuban winter and many in summer. Even in hard times it doesn’t cease to be fascinating, magical and provocative. Friendships remain, even […]
03/19/2015 02:25 PM
An Academy for Civil Society
An Academy for Civil Society / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez Posted on March 18, 2015 14ymedio, Víctor Ariel González, Mantilla (Havana), March 12 2015 – Fifteen minutes until class begins and the students that have been arriving converse under the shade of a tree. Once a week, Carlos Millares’ humble patio hosts a very peculiar […]

 

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