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Daily Archives: September 27, 2015

When to Die for Art is to Live

When to Die for Art is to Live / Somos+
Posted on September 27, 2015

The Somos+ Family in solidarity with Danilo Maldonado Machado “El
Sexto.” A hug, amigo.

Farewell letter from El Sexto

Valle Grande Prison

From the “cell” (of punishment)

September 16, 2015…

Where I am there is little light and I am in my underwear because I… Continue reading

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During Raul Castro’s Speech

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During
Raul Castro’s Speech / Diario de Cuba
Posted on September 27, 2015

DDC, 27 September 2015 — Groups of Cuban activists will travel to New
York on Saturday for a protest in front of the United Nations on Monday,
when Raul Castro will deliver a speech to the… Continue reading

What Cuban Doctors are Thinking

What Cuban Doctors are Thinking / Somos+, Kaned Garrido
Posted on September 26, 2015

Somos+, Kaned Garrido, 21 September 2015 — Cuban doctors have sustained
everybody’s health for decades. The reason Cuban medicine has such
prestige is because of the incredible effort of its professionals. The
same as Cuban teachers, doctors earn very little. They spend years and
years at… Continue reading

Raul Castro At The UN, From Delirium To Sanity

Raul Castro At The UN, From Delirium To Sanity / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on September 26, 2015

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 September 2015 — On Monday
September 26, 1960 Fidel Castro gave a memorable speech at the United
Nations General Assembly of nearly 5 hours. The anti-imperialist
rhetoric of the bearded leader shocked representatives of Third World
countries… Continue reading

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 during the current
academic year.… Continue reading

Raúl Castro repite en la ONU sus habituales quejas sobre el embargo

Raúl Castro repite en la ONU sus habituales quejas sobre el embargo
Naciones Unidas | Septiembre 26, 2015

(EFE).- El presidente de Cuba, Raúl Castro, aseguró hoy en su primera
intervención en las Naciones Unidas que el embargo estadounidense es “el
principal obstáculo para el desarrollo económico” de su país.

Castro, que dijo que el restablecimiento de relaciones entre Cuba… Continue reading

Gobierno cubano intenta frenar El paquete

Gobierno cubano intenta frenar El paquete
El Ministerio de Educación pone en marcha dos programas, uno para los
niños y adolescentes, y otro para los maestros, para descarrilar los
audiovisuales ilegales.
Martinoticias.com
septiembre 26, 2015

El Ministerio de Educación de Cuba busca competir con El paquete, es
decir, con las telenovelas, videoclips, dibujos animados, series y
películas que consumen regularmente… Continue reading

Opositores reaccionan a discurso de Raúl Castro en la ONU

Opositores reaccionan a discurso de Raúl Castro en la ONU
Para la economista Karina Gálvez, el bloqueo que tiene el gobierno
cubano a la iniciativa privada con el pueblo es el principal problema
que existe hoy en Cuba.
Martinoticias.com
septiembre 26, 2015

Opositores cubanos coincidieron en destacar que el embargo
estadounidense a Cuba no es el principal obstáculo que tiene… Continue reading

Opositor grita consignas y lanza octavillas frente al Capitolio de La Habana

Opositor grita consignas y lanza octavillas frente al Capitolio de La Habana
El activista de UNPACU exige en su protesta la liberación de los tres
opositores detenidos por acercarse al Papa.
septiembre 26, 2015

Un video posteado en el canal de Youtube del Partido Unión Patriótica de
Cuba (UNPACU) muestra el momento en que una activista lanza octavillas y
grita… Continue reading

Científico cubano denuncia acoso laboral por su amistad con disidentes

Científico cubano denuncia acoso laboral por su amistad con disidentes
“Yo voy a poner a prueba el funcionamiento del sindicato, del órgano
laboral de Justicia”, aseguró Oscar Antonio Casanella en conversación
telefónica desde La Habana.
Martinoticias.com
septiembre 26, 2015

Oscar Antonio Casanella Saint-Blancard, bioquímico investigador del
Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología (INOR), denunció a
Martínoticias que está siendo víctima… Continue reading

La generación de los “P” releva a Monseñor Meurice

La generación de los “P” releva a Monseñor Meurice
Un laico de la generación de “jóvenes que montan en P”, los atestados
metrobuses de La Habana, expuso al Papa la realidad de los cubanos.
Rolando Cartaya
septiembre 26, 2015

El diario madrileño El País decía esta semana en un editorial titulado
“Silencios de Francisco” que “por mucho que se insista… Continue reading

Cubanos protestarán frente a la ONU

Cubanos protestarán frente a la ONU

Activistas, ex presos políticos y opositores de Miami, Nueva York y
Nueva Jersey participaran en la manifestación
La protesta es apoyada por la campaña Cuba Decide
Los cubanos reclaman inclusión de la sociedad civil en las decisiones
políticas
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Activistas y opositores cubanos organizaron una protesta frente a la
sede de… Continue reading

El aporte de Francisco a Cuba

OSCAR PEÑA: El aporte de Francisco a Cuba

Los silencios del Papa fueron sanos e inteligentes
En Cuba no hay la menor libertad política
OSCAR PEÑA

El Papa asumió algunos silencios públicos en Cuba? Sí. ¿Por qué? Porque
es un ser humano con sus opiniones. Y él ha estimado que su mayor aporte
al pueblo de Cuba para su presente… Continue reading

Bergoglio, en el espejo de Wojtyla

Bergoglio, en el espejo de Wojtyla
La revolución ambulante de Francisco se tomó vacaciones en su escala cubana
HÉCTOR E. SCHAMIS 27 SEP 2015 – 04:53 CEST

Según muchos, Reagan derrotó al comunismo y terminó con la Guerra Fría,
afirmación siempre acompañada por aquella imagen de 1987 en la puerta de
Brandeburgo, cuando urgió a Gorbachov a derribar el muro.… Continue reading

Cuban President Raul Castro Says US Embargo Is ‘Main Obstacle’ To Cuba’s Development

Cuban President Raul Castro Says US Embargo Is ‘Main Obstacle’ To Cuba’s
Development
By Angelo Young @angeloyoung_ a.young@ibtimes.com on September 26 2015
4:47 PM EDT

Cuban President Raul Castro took a swing Saturday at the 55-year-old
American economic blockade of his country, saying it’s the “main
obstacle” to his nation’s development. While Castro indicated the recent
warming of the diplomatic… Continue reading

El papa Francisco, Cuba y Estados Unidos – balance de una gira histórica

El papa Francisco, Cuba y Estados Unidos: balance de una gira histórica
Por: Gabriela Esquivada

“Durante el papado de Juan Pablo II se cayeron los muros; Francisco está
construyendo puentes”, evaluó un diplomático de origen latino que
representó a EEUU ante el Vaticano. “Esperemos que su voz profética ante
el Congreso estadounidense pueda traer la reforma migratoria”

Para el teólogo… Continue reading

Displaced Writer Offered Shelter in Reykjavík

Displaced Writer Offered Shelter in Reykjavík
BY ALËX ELLIOTT Updated: September 27, 2015 10:15.

The City of Reykjavík has officially welcomed a displaced writer from
Cuba and will ensure he has a safe place to live and financial security.

The City of Reykjavík became a member of ICORN (International Cities of
Refuge Network) in 2010. ICORN is an organization of… Continue reading

Cuba’s Castro at UN calls for end to US embargo

Cuba’s Castro at UN calls for end to US embargo

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Cuban President Raul Castro on
Saturday took aim at the US embargo against his country, describing it
as the “main obstacle” to his country’s economic development.

“Such a policy is rejected by 188 United Nations member-states that
demand its removal,” Castro told a UN… Continue reading

With restored US-Cuba ties, a long trip home for Miami Cubans

With restored US-Cuba ties, a long trip home for Miami Cubans
Many expected Cuban-Americans to rise up in anger at the restoring of
relations. That hasn’t happened. Instead, a yearning has taken hold
among both younger generations and older exiles to know the Cuba of today.
By Ariel Zirulnick

Raul Moas’s family has a 1982 bottle of Dom Pérignon sitting… Continue reading

Cuba is getting ready for mainstream American tourism

Cuba is getting ready for mainstream American tourism

According to travelagentcentral.com, Cuba has been a tourism giant in
the Caribbean for years, catering to mostly Europeans and Canadians, but
now is emerging as a leisure destination for Americans as well.

Cuba offers the best of the both worlds, the hustle and bustle of
Havana, the country’s vibrant capital rich with… Continue reading

Virginia and Cuba discuss expanding trade beyond agriculture

Virginia and Cuba discuss expanding trade beyond agriculture
By Laura Vozzella September 26 at 8:24 PM

RICHMOND — A top Cuban trade official recently spent three days in
Virginia meeting with business and government leaders eager to
capi­tal­ize on normalizing relations between the United States and the
island nation just off its shores.

The meetings wrapped up a week ago,… Continue reading

Warmer relations with U.S. mean new ways to export to Cuba

Warmer relations with U.S. mean new ways to export to Cuba
By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff
Published: September 27, 2015

TAMPA — More Cubans living in the United States are making it back to
the island to visit relatives, bringing with them love, family photos —
and the occasional chainsaw or flat-screen television.

Travel has loosened up more than… Continue reading

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