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Daily Archives: January 1, 2016

Así será el corredor humanitario para los cubanos en Costa Rica

Así será el corredor humanitario para los cubanos en Costa Rica
Además de pagar el boleto aéreo los migrantes cubanos tendrán que asumir
el costo vía terrestre que podría ser de unos $50 por persona o menos,
dado que se les aplicaría un precio especial.
Martinoticias.com
diciembre 31, 2015

El primer grupo de 250 cubanos que saldrá de Costa Rica… Continue reading

Cubanos en Panamá protestan por campamentos sin tele ni aire acondicionado

Cubanos en Panamá protestan por campamentos sin tele ni aire acondicionado
Fueron trasladados a sitios “más seguros” y cercanos a la frontera con
Costa Rica, pero se mostraron inconformes pues los nuevos campamentos no
tienen televisor ni aire acondicionado.
Martinoticias.com
diciembre 31, 2015

El diario de Panamá La Estrella informó este jueves que un grupo de los
cubanos varados en… Continue reading

Cubano famoso por comerciales de SEARS repara patrimonio de Hemingway en Cuba

Cubano famoso por comerciales de SEARS repara patrimonio de Hemingway en
Cuba
La Fundación Finca Vigía, de Estados Unidos, ha trabajado en los últimos
años en el cuidado y conservación de unos 22.000 objetos atesorados en
la que fue la casa del novelista durante dos décadas que pasó en la isla.
Martinoticias.com
diciembre 31, 2015

Bob Vila , un cubanoamericano… Continue reading

Acuerdos trae nuevas esperanza a cubanos varados en Costa Rica

Acuerdos trae nuevas esperanza a cubanos varados en Costa Rica

El plan consiste en trasladar a los cubanos vía aérea a El Salvador y
desde allí viajarán en buses a través de Guatemala y México hasta la
frontera con Estados Unidos
El esposo de Yaniuska, René Martí, explicó que hay bandas en Colombia y
Guatemala que raptan a los niños… Continue reading

Poniéndole freno a ‘pies secos/pies mojados’

Poniéndole freno a ‘pies secos/pies mojados’
JUNTA EDITORIAL

A medida que se incrementa el número de cubanos varados en
Centroamérica, y el impacto de miles de nuevos inmigrantes en camino
hacia el Sur de la Florida alimenta la preocupación, hasta la histeria,
sobre el costo publico de esta creciente crisis humanitaria; está claro
que la administración Obama debe involucrarse y… Continue reading

Costa Rica deporta a 2 cubanos sin visa de tránsito

Costa Rica deporta a 2 cubanos sin visa de tránsito
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
El gobierno de Costa Rica deportó a dos cubanos, según confirmaron a The
Associated Press la Dirección de Migración y Extranjería y el ministro
de Comunicación.

La semana anterior, la Dirección de Migración informó de la detención de
56 cubanos que serían deportados… Continue reading

Pregoneros – vivir y morir por la boca

Pregoneros: vivir y morir por la boca (vídeo)
Su mejor herramienta para vender también puede ser su perdición
jueves, diciembre 31, 2015 | Pablo González | 9 Comentarios

LA HABANA, Cuba.- A pesar de que hace más de un año, Cuba y Estados
Unidos empezaron a negociar el restablecimiento de las relaciones
diplomáticas entre los dos países, no se ha… Continue reading

El ultimo judío de Palma Soriano

El ultimo judío de Palma Soriano
La familia de Jaime Ganz llegó a Cuba luego de sobrevivir el Holocausto,
pero los atrapó la revolución
jueves, diciembre 31, 2015 | Frank Correa

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Esta historia estuvo pendiente de contarse a petición
de su protagonista, el judío Jaime Ganz Grin: “tengo miedo a represalias
del gobierno y los nuevos rabinos… Continue reading

Miami-Dade ready to ‘absorb’ thousands of Cubans stranded in Central America

Fabiola Santiago: Miami-Dade ready to ‘absorb’ thousands of Cubans
stranded in Central America

No regime change, but Cuba emergency plan in place for exodus
41,000 already in U.S.; 8,000 stranded expected to arrive
Criticism of ‘first-class’ status while other immigrants deported
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO
fsantiago@miamiherald.com

How ironic is this juncture: The multi-agency emergency plan to deal
with a regime change… Continue reading

Cuba names young student to graying Council of State

Cuba names young student to graying Council of State
AFP
December 31, 2015

Cuba named a 23-year-old student to the Council of State, one of the
communist island’s most powerful bodies, official media said Thursday,
the latest sign of a generational shift.

Student union president Jennifer Bello, who is studying to become a
teacher, takes the post vacated by 76-year-old… Continue reading

Shoes for kids on their way to Cuba with the help of the Southernmost Coconut Castaways

Shoes for kids on their way to Cuba with the help of the Southernmost
Coconut Castaways
BY ANTHONY CAVE
acave@keynoter.comDecember 29, 2015

A California family that is scheduled to leave for Cuba today on a
humanitarian trip is taking hundreds of pairs of shoes with them.

Isaac Greenstein, along with his wife and adult son, reached out to the
Southernmost… Continue reading

Cuba needs law against gender violence, activists say

Cuba needs law against gender violence, activists say
CARIBBEAN360 DECEMBER 31, 2015
LUIS BAÑOS/IPS)
By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Cuba, Thursday December 31, IPS – Activists and researchers
dedicated to the study of gender violence in Cuba insist on the need for
a comprehensive law to protect the victims and prevent the problem,
which was publicly ignored until only a few… Continue reading

Tampa company hopes to open warehouse distribution center in Cuba

Tampa company hopes to open warehouse distribution center in Cuba

Florida Produce wants to lease warehouse for products that can legally
be exported to Cuba
It plans to head to Havana in late January for talks with Cuban government
The company has been exporting food to Cuba since 2001
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

A Tampa company is trying to win… Continue reading

Year 57 and Raul tells Cubans to get ready for hard times

Year 57 and Raul tells Cubans to get ready for hard times
By Silvio Canto, Jr. January 1, 2016

For those who may not know, it was 57 years ago today that Batista fled
Cuba and Fidel Castro filled the vacuum created. It did not happen as
depicted in Godfather II, but he did leave in a military plane with… Continue reading

Two Iowa lawmakers leading trade mission to Cuba

Two Iowa lawmakers leading trade mission to Cuba
16 hours ago • By Rod Boshart

DES MOINES | Two Democratic state legislators announced Thursday they
will lead a delegation visiting Cuba next week looking to form
relationships between Cuba and Iowa in order to open up options for
potential future trade.

Sen. Steve Sodders, D-Marshalltown, and Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt,
D-Cedar… Continue reading

Cuba’s Famous Tropicana Dancers Come to Miami For First Time

Cuba’s Famous Tropicana Dancers Come to Miami For First Time
Written by Hayley Phelan December 31, 2015

As Cuba and the U.S. continue to warm up to each other, new Miami
hotspot El Tucan is set to add some serious sizzle to the courtship.
On December 30, 1939, at a villa on the outskirts of Havana, doors
opened at what… Continue reading

Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike

Political Prisoner ‘Freed’ by Cuba Deal on Day 81 of Prison Hunger Strike
by FRANCES MARTEL 31 Dec 2015

Vladimir Morera Bacallao, a Cuban dissident allegedly freed as part of
President Obama’s deal with Cuba but sentenced to four years in prison
shortly after being released, is currently on his 81st day of a hunger
strike that has left him… Continue reading

CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID

CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID
Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a
deal with Obama?
December 31, 2015 Daniel Greenfield

Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a
deal with Obama? Just as the Castro regime was in real trouble because… Continue reading

5 Facts About Radio Martí

Cuba News Radio Highlights: 5 Facts About Radio Martí
By Alisha McDarris | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 12:29 PM

Radio Martí offers news, commentary, and entertainment for Cubans, by
Cubans, from America. Seven days a week the station broadcasts
“unbiased, objective information to all Cubans,” according to the
Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent, yet federal entity
responsible for international… Continue reading

WHY IS RAHM EMANUEL VACATIONING IN REPRESSIVE CUBA?

WHY IS RAHM EMANUEL VACATIONING IN REPRESSIVE CUBA?
BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS ON 12/30/15 AT 6:22 PM

This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.

Here’s the news out of Chicago:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting short his family vacation in Cuba and will
return to Chicago on Tuesday to deal with the latest crisis involving
the city’s… Continue reading

Rebaja en la carne de puerco, la esperanza del fin de año cubano

Rebaja en la carne de puerco, la esperanza del fin de año cubano
JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 Dic 2015 – 4:32 pm.

La rebaja de precios para la carne de puerco en puntos de venta
estatales provocó largas colas de ciudadanos. Las tarifas del sector
privado, que en los últimos dos meses se aproximaron a los… Continue reading

El desaguado fin de año en Santiago

El desaguado fin de año en Santiago
LOURDES GÓMEZ | Santiago de Cuba | 31 Dic 2015 – 3:58 pm.

Es Santiago de Cuba, no os asombréis de nada, dijo el poeta y acertó.
Las festividades del fin de año serán las más difíciles del último
quinquenio. La razón: la falta de agua, cuyos ciclos fueron alargados a
mediados del… Continue reading

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