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Daily Archives: March 5, 2016

Cuba Confirms Second Zika Case In Nurse Returned From Venezuela

Cuba Confirms Second Zika Case In Nurse Returned From Venezuela / 14ymedio
Posted on March 4, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2016 – A second case of Zika has been
diagnosed in Cuba, according to a report on primetime television news.
The patient is a licensed nurse, 52, who recently returned from Tachira,
Venezuela, and who resides in the city… Continue reading

Nieves Santos – “The sentence was unfair and excessive”

Nieves Santos: “The sentence was unfair and excessive” / 14ymedio, Yoani
Sanchez
Posted on March 4, 2016

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Washington, 4 March 2018 – On hearing the
serenity of her voice over the phone, few would believe that Nieves
Santos Falcon is going through the worst time of her life. Her son
Raibel Pacheco Santos has been sentenced to… Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The Normalization With Cuba

Martha Beatriz Roque Believes That The US Should “Straighten Out” The
Normalization With Cuba / EFE, 14ymedio
Posted on March 4, 2016

EFE/14ymedio, Miami, 4 March 2016 — The Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz
Roque told EFE on Friday in Miami that she would like to be received by
the US President, Barack Obama, to ask him to “straighten out” the… Continue reading

It is Hospital Joaquin Albarran’s Turn

It is Hospital Joaquin Albarran’s Turn / Rebeca Monzo
Posted on March 4, 2016

Rebeca Monzo, 4 March 2016 — About a month ago, in order to change the
direction of the Joaquin Albarran Clinical Surgical Hospital, located on
26th Avenue at Avenue of Independence (Boyeros), a Commission of the
Ministry of Public Health, composed of 35 specialists in different… Continue reading

Cuban Migrant Rescued From A Ravine Between Colombia And Panama

Cuban Migrant Rescued From A Ravine Between Colombia And Panama / 14ymedio
Posted on March 5, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 4 March 2016 — A Cuban migrant was rescued from a
ravine Friday by residents of La Miel, a border area between Colombia
and Panama. The woman, in her 40s, had been abandoned by the group she
was traveling with when… Continue reading

Cuba Says Opening To Foreign Capital Does Not Imply A Privatization Of Economy

Cuba Says Opening To Foreign Capital Does Not Imply A Privatization Of
Economy / EFE, 14ymedio
Posted on March 5, 2016

EFE/14ymedio, 4 March 2016 — Cuba’s opening to foreign capital does not
mean the “accelerated privatization” of its economy, so the island
insists on attracting investment projects that “match” the “public
policy” of the country, according to an article… Continue reading

Mitos y hechos en las relaciones Cuba-Estados Unidos

Mitos y hechos en las relaciones Cuba-Estados Unidos
REGINA COYULA, La Habana | Marzo 05, 2016

El análisis de las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos durante casi
sesenta años de gobierno de partido único por un lado, y de 11
presidentes en alternancia bipartidista por el otro, es un imán para
politólogos e historiadores de diversas latitudes, pero con… Continue reading

No nos engañemos con la cancelación del viaje de Kerry a Cuba

No nos engañemos con la cancelación del viaje de Kerry a Cuba
Posted on 4 marzo, 2016
Por Mauricio Claver-Carone

La administración de Barack Obama se ha colocado entre la espada y la pared.

En una entrevista de diciembre de 2015, el presidente Obama declaró que
sólo viajaría a Cuba “si, de hecho, yo puedo decir con confianza que
estamos… Continue reading

Un aperitivo desagradable para Kerry y Obama

Un aperitivo desagradable para Kerry y Obama
Los derechos humanos deben ser promovidos para miles de cubanos
discriminados
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces

GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- El periódico Juventud Rebelde de este jueves 3 de
marzo ha reproducido varios fragmentos de la intervención de Pedro Núñez
Mosquera, Director General de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derecho
Internacional del Ministerio… Continue reading

Nuestro objetivo no es vender el país

“Nuestro objetivo no es vender el país”
Afirmó la directora de Inversión Extranjera del Ministerio cubano de
Comercio Exterior
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- La apertura de Cuba al capital extranjero no significa
la “privatización acelerada” de su economía, por lo que la isla insiste
en atraer proyectos de inversión que “concuerden” con la “política
pública”… Continue reading

Hombre de 42 años es muerto a machetazos en Bayamo

Hombre de 42 años es muerto a machetazos en Bayamo
La policía tardó demasiado tiempo en llegar
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Roberto Rodríguez Cardona

BAYAMO, Cuba.- El pasado lunes fue macheteado repetidas veces el bayamés
de 42 años Ismael Ramos Aguilar. Su agresor, Emiliano Cabrera Ávalos, lo
presumía culpable de un robo a su padre y decidió tomar la… Continue reading

Más de 2 500 arrestos políticos en Cuba en lo que va de año

Más de 2 500 arrestos políticos en Cuba en lo que va de año
Según informe de la organización opositora CCDHRN
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- La opositora Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y
Reconciliación Nacional (CCDHRN) denunció hoy que la represión continúa
en la isla, donde hubo al menos 2 555 detenciones por motivos políticos… Continue reading

Nos apresarán antes que venga Obama

“Nos apresarán antes que venga Obama”
Declaran activistas liberados en la tarde de ayer
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Augusto César San Martín

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Bajo amenazas de ser encarcelados antes el 21 de
marzo, en la tarde de ayer continuaron las liberaciones de los
manifestantes detenidos este miércoles durante la Peña de Todos Unidos.

Lázaro Armando Apiau Vázquez,… Continue reading

Migrante cubana es abandonada en la selva y rescatada por locales

Migrante cubana es abandonada en la selva y rescatada por locales
Fue llevada a una comunidad cercana
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Una cubana de alrededor de 40 años fue
abandonada en la selva tras caer en un barranco y fracturarse una pierna
en una zona fronteriza entre Colombia y Panamá, informa el sitio digital
telemetro.com.… Continue reading

Kerry acompañará a Obama en su viaje a Cuba este mes

Kerry acompañará a Obama en su viaje a Cuba este mes
El secretario de Estado de EE.UU. descartó viajar antes
viernes, marzo 4, 2016 | Agencias

WASHINGTON, Estados Unidos.- El secretario de Estado de EE.UU., John
Kerry, acompañará al presidente Barack Obama en su visita a Cuba a
finales de este mes, después de que descartara viajar antes que el… Continue reading

Donald Trump’s Forgotten Cuban Flip-Flop

Donald Trump’s Forgotten Cuban Flip-Flop
Mar. 4, 2016 2:00pm
Humberto Fontova

“To me the [Cuba] embargo question is no question at all. Of course, we
should keep the embargo in place.” – Donald Trump June 25, 1999

“I think its fine. I think its fine … The concept of opening with Cuba
is fine … but we should have made… Continue reading

Foreign ministers of U.S., Cuba discuss Obama trip – State Department

Foreign ministers of U.S., Cuba discuss Obama trip: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers discussed
President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit to Cuba during a telephone
conversation on Friday and reiterated their commitment to normalizing
relations, the State Department said.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Obama looked forward to “meeting with
a wide array of Cuban… Continue reading

Obama trip to Cuba not affected by cancellation of tentative Kerry visit – White House

Obama trip to Cuba not affected by cancellation of tentative Kerry
visit: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a meeting with his
economic team at the White House …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba later this
month will not be affected by the cancellation of tentative plans for
Secretary of State John… Continue reading

Cuba to attract foreign investment without privatisation

Cuba to attract foreign investment without privatisation
Indo Asian News Service
IANS
March 5, 2016

Havana, March 5 (IANS) Cuba’s bid to attract foreign investors does not
imply “accelerated privatisation” of the national economy, the media
reported on Saturday.

Deborah Rivas, the head of foreign investment at the ministry of
external trade and foreign investment, on Friday told daily Granma,… Continue reading

White House – Cuba has no say on Obama-dissidents meeting

White House: Cuba has no say on Obama-dissidents meeting

Washington (AFP) – The White House on Friday said Cuba’s communist
government will have no say in which dissidents President Barack Obama
meets during his visit to the island later this month.

“The president does intend to meet with some political dissidents inside
of Cuba,” said spokesman Josh Earnest, “the guest… Continue reading

Cuba, EU say close to reaching political accord

Cuba, EU say close to reaching political accord
By Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba and the European Union on Friday advanced ever
closer to a new bilateral agreement that would replace a unilateral
policy imposed by the Europeans 20 years ago.

Cuba’s lead negotiator said the two sides might be able to conclude two
years of… Continue reading

Ag commissioner shares thoughts on Cuba

Ag commissioner shares thoughts on Cuba
By Shelby Lindrud on Mar 4, 2016 at 11:42 p.m.

WILLMAR — When Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson
visited Cuba in December he had to put his past beliefs about the
country behind him.

“I’m old enough to remember the revolution. You’re dukes are up a little
bit,” Frederickson said Wednesday at the… Continue reading

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