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Daily Archives: December 21, 2014

Obama, Don Dinero y los Castro

Obama, Don Dinero y los Castro
JOSÉ PRATS SARIOL | Miami | 19 Dic 2014 – 5:19 pm.

Los dos lados no solo olvidan agravios, también borran evidencias de
violaciones de derechos humanos, leyes internacionales y otros adornos.
Porque Don Dinero preside.

Una estrofa del conocido poema satírico de Quevedo, retrata lo sucedido,
lo previsto en las relaciones entre el… Continue reading

Los que mandan en Cuba 12-2014

Los que mandan en Cuba
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES
Día 19/12/2014 – 16.45h

Pese a la designación de un civil como vicepresidente, el poder reposa íntegramente en Raúl Castro, en el número dos del partido comunista, y en el buró político del PC

La comunidad internacional no acaba de terminar de comprender que el general Raúl Castro es el jefe de… Continue reading

Things are not going to change overnight

“Things are not going to change overnight” / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on December 20, 2014

14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, Havana, 20 December 2014 — “Now when
they lift the blockade …” a student says jokingly to his friends sitting
in Mella Park at the University of Havana. His sentence ends mentioning
some a problem that has been solved,… Continue reading

We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba

We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba / Cubanet, Ernesto
Garcia Diaz
Posted on December 19, 2014

Leaders of the opposition call Obama’s reconciliation with the Cuban
government a “betrayal” during a press conference in Havana
Cubanet, Ernesto García Díaz, Havana, 18 December 2014 — From the
headquarters of the Estado de SATS project in Miramar,… Continue reading

From Discontent to Joy in Twenty-four Hours

From Discontent to Joy in Twenty-four Hours / Cubanet, Miriam Leiva
Posted on December 20, 2014

Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, HAVANA, 18 December 2014 — President Barack Obama
announced a new direction in US policy toward Cuba, on December 17. The
Cuban population has expressed great joy at the news, both within the
archipelago and abroad. It is a brave and… Continue reading

This is going to get good

“This is going to get good”
ROSA LÓPEZ, La Habana | Diciembre 19, 2014

The semester is ending at the University of Havana, a time when
everything shuts down until the middle of January. But this year is
different. Expectation runs through the corridors and the central plaza
on University Hill, and the high attendance, on days close to Christmas,… Continue reading

El comienzo del fin del castrismo

El comienzo del fin del castrismo
JOSÉ GABRIEL BARRENECHEA, La Habana | Diciembre 20, 2014

Los cubanos seguimos tan impresionables como siempre. Así, en la Isla,
las masas solo han parecido ver la liberación de los tres espías que aún
permanecían en cárceles norteamericanas y nada más. Muchos opositores y
exiliados, por su parte, solo parecen ver esa parcialidad de… Continue reading

Las cosas no van a cambiar de un día para otro

“Las cosas no van a cambiar de un día para otro”
VÍCTOR ARIEL GONZÁLEZ, La Habana | Diciembre 20, 2014

“Ahora cuando levanten el bloqueo…” dice en tono de broma un estudiante
a sus amigos sentados en el parque Mella de la Universidad de La Habana.
Su frase termina mencionando algún problema que ha sido solucionado,
supuestamente, por un previsible… Continue reading

El incipiente sector privado de Cuba mira con esperanza la apertura con EE UU

El incipiente sector privado de Cuba mira con esperanza la apertura con
EE UU
La Habana | Diciembre 20, 2014

(EFE).- El incipiente sector privado que se abre en Cuba, inmersa en un
proceso de reformas económicas, confía en que las medidas anunciadas por
Estados Unidos que alivian el embargo sobre la isla, sirvan de impulso a
sus negocios al… Continue reading

Querido Raul, Dear Obama, Querido Pope Francis – English

Querido Raul, Dear Obama, Querido Pope Francis
Vatican City | Diciembre 19, 2014

First of all I congratulate you because a historic moment is what is
always expected of political men and this moment has been 17 December
2014. You have entered into history by arguing that the embargo/blockade
is an apparently empty word, by changing – with the reestablishment… Continue reading

A necessary and useful change

A necessary and useful change
ELIECER ÁVILA, La Habana | Diciembre 19, 2014

The change in US policy concerning Cuba was necessary and useful,
although it did not happen with all the guarantees that many of us
wanted. Obama’s cabinet did not act lightly, but made a thorough
analysis and came to the same conclusions that many of the actors… Continue reading

Focusing on Future, Cuba Leaves Fidel Castro to History

Focusing on Future, Cuba Leaves Fidel Castro to History
By DAMIEN CAVEDEC. 18, 2014

At a moment described by many as an equivalent to the collapse of the
Berlin Wall, the absence of Fidel Castro — he has said nothing about it,
and has not appeared in public for months — spoke volumes. For many
Cubans, it confirmed that Fidel,… Continue reading

Thinking About a Trip to Cuba? 5 Things You Should Know

Thinking About a Trip to Cuba? 5 Things You Should Know
Kristen Bellstrom @kayelbee Dec. 18, 2014

Yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will loosen restrictions on
visiting Cuba has some travelers in tizzy. By all means, pack your
bags—but read this first.

Why Smart People Send Stupid Emails That Can Ruin Their Careers
Did you hear that noise yesterday afternoon?… Continue reading

How to Tell Whether Obama Did the Right Thing on Cuba

How to Tell Whether Obama Did the Right Thing on Cuba
If the restoration of diplomatic ties leads to greater openness, then
the president’s bold move will be justified.
JEFFREY GOLDBERGDEC 19 2014, 2:53 PM ET

A narrow selection of books on the Plaza de Armas (William Z. Goldberg)
On my most recent visit to Cuba this past March, I… Continue reading

Cuban-Americans deeply divided over opening to Cuba

Cuban-Americans deeply divided over opening to Cuba
Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 8:50 a.m. EST December 20, 2014

MIAMI — Christmas Eve dinner just got a little more interesting in this
South Florida city.

As Cuban-Americans soak in the news that the United States is
re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in
more than 50 years, it’s rekindled… Continue reading

Historic agreement expands visiting rights to Cuba — and more

Historic agreement expands visiting rights to Cuba — and more
BY AMY SHERMAN POLITIFACT FLORIDA
12/19/2014 1:08 PM 12/19/2014 1:08 PM

In a historic move, President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 that the
United States will begin talks with Cuba on normalizing relations after
five decades and re-open an embassy in Havana.

The announcement included Cuba releasing USAID worker… Continue reading

Q&A – Understanding new U.S.-Cuba rules

Q&A: Understanding new U.S.-Cuba rules
BY AMY SHERMAN ASHERMAN@MIAMIHERALD.COM
12/19/2014 6:11 PM 12/19/2014 10:00 PM

President Barack Obama announced this week a reset in the United States’
relations with Cuba, including establishing full diplomatic relations
and easing travel restrictions, among other things. None of the new
rules about Cuba take effect until they are published in the federal
register in… Continue reading

Settling U.S. business, property claims against Cuba poses challenges

Settling U.S. business, property claims against Cuba poses challenges
BY MARTHA BRANNIGAN MBRANNIGAN@MIAMIHERALD.COM
12/19/2014 7:33 PM 12/19/2014 7:33 PM

If the devil is in the details, one hellish issue along the road to
normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will be finding a way
forward to settle claims by U.S. companies and individuals who lost
property in the Cuban… Continue reading

Cuban migrant missing after Cuban coast guard sinks boat

Cuban migrant missing after Cuban coast guard sinks boat
BY BRENDA MEDINA AND ENRIQUE FLOR BMEDINA@MIAMIHERALD.COM
12/19/2014 9:06 PM 12/19/2014 9:06 PM

Cuba’s Coast Guard sank a boat carrying 32 Cubans who were trying to
reach the Florida coast, according to a woman who survived and whose
husband is missing.

Masiel González Castellano told reporters in a telephone conversation
from… Continue reading

Castroism has won — again

Castroism has won — again
BY YOANI SÁNCHEZ GENERACIONYEN.WORDPRESS.COM
12/19/2014 7:12 PM 12/19/2014 7:12 PM

HAVANA — With that pessimism that by now has become chronic in our
society, many of us Cubans thought that Alan Gross would leave Cuba only
“feet first,” in an image depicting a fatal outcome. The obstinacy that
the Cuban government has shown in its… Continue reading

Sondeo – Cubanoamericanos, divididos ante el acercamiento

Sondeo: Cubanoamericanos, divididos ante el acercamiento
AGENCIAS | Miami | 20 Dic 2014 – 10:41 am.

El 48% rechaza la nueva política anunciada por el presidente Barack
Obama y el 44% la apoya.

Los cubanoamericanos reaccionaron divididos ante el anuncio de la
normalización de las relaciones entre La Habana y Washington, según un
primer sondeo divulgado el viernes, que confirmó… Continue reading

Agente de la CIA que trabajó con Sarraff asegura que la prensa se ha equivocado

Agente de la CIA que trabajó con Sarraff asegura que la prensa se ha
equivocado
“Probablemente se le interroga en algún lugar muy tranquilo. Quieren
saber exactamente lo que pasó”, dijo un ex alto funcionario de
inteligencia de Estados Unidos a la agencia Reuters.
Agencias
diciembre 20, 2014

La liberación de Rolando Sarraff Trujillo de una prisión cubana ha sido… Continue reading

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