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Daily Archives: March 16, 2016

Un abogado cubano, un país sin ley

Un abogado cubano, un país sin ley
“No puede ser que el Tribunal Supremo dicte dos sentencias distintas,
una a favor y otra en contra”
miércoles, marzo 16, 2016 | Ernesto Santana Zaldívar

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Una de las características más constantes en las
diferentes etapas del régimen castrista ha sido la violación de todo
tipo de leyes, incluyendo las… Continue reading

Pagar lo que cueste, pero por la calle

“Pagar lo que cueste, pero por la calle” (vídeo)
La mayoría de estos entrevistados prefiere comprar sus celulares en el
mercado negro y no a ETECSA
miércoles, marzo 16, 2016 | Orlando González y Pablo González

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Cuba es un país que recién comienza a abrirse a las
nuevas tecnologías y este cambio ha traído consigo un reto… Continue reading

Detienen a ocho emigrantes en una zona fronteriza de Colombia

Detienen a ocho emigrantes en una zona fronteriza de Colombia
DDC | Bogotá | 16 Mar 2016 – 3:46 pm.

Autoridades en la zona fronteriza colombiana Norte de Santander
interceptaron a ocho cubanos que viajaban de manera ilegal bajo la
supervisión de un ciudadano del país, en medio de un estado de alerta
máxima ante el aumento de emigrantes que… Continue reading

El Gobierno de Obama espera que sus nuevas medidas alienten reformas económicas en la Isla

El Gobierno de Obama espera que sus nuevas medidas alienten reformas
económicas en la Isla
DDC | Washington | 16 Mar 2016 – 3:02 pm.

El Gobierno de Barack Obama espera que su nuevo paquete de cambios en
las regulaciones que afectan a La Habana aliente las interacciones entre
personas de ambos países y ofrezca incentivos adicionales para que el… Continue reading

La Iglesia Católica buscará aliviar la crisis que enfrentan más de 600 cubanos en Paso Canoas

La Iglesia Católica buscará aliviar la crisis que enfrentan más de 600
cubanos en Paso Canoas
DDC | Ciudad de Panamá | 16 Mar 2016 – 2:27 pm.

Ante la posibilidad del cierre de albergues en la frontera de Paso
Canoas, Chiriquí, lo que dejaría en la calle a más de 600 cubanos, la
Iglesia Católica informó el martes que… Continue reading

Cruise lines forecast big boost from Cuba

Cruise lines forecast big boost from Cuba
Sun Sentinel

Cuba is expected to boost demand for Caribbean cruises overall

It won’t be easy, but cruises to Cuba could provide a 20 percent boost
to the industry once they’re finally allowed, a panel of cruise leaders
says.

The heads of four major cruise companies, speaking Tuesday in Fort
Lauderdale, all said… Continue reading

Verizon’s direct connection deal with Etecsa underscores U.S. carriers’ interest in Cuba

Verizon’s direct connection deal with Etecsa underscores U.S. carriers’
interest in Cuba
March 15, 2016 | By Colin Gibbs

Verizon inked a direct connection agreement with Cuba’s government-run
telecommunications carrier Etecsa, Reuters reported, illustrating how
eager U.S. carriers are to expand to a market that was off limits until
recently. The deal will allow voice services to connect directly between… Continue reading

Is Cuba ready for American business?

Is Cuba ready for American business?
By Kai Ryssdal
March 15, 2016 | 12:57 PM

This week, the Obama Administration announced a further ease of
long-standing United States sanctions against Cuba. New measures
announced Tuesday will encourage more person-to-person educational
travel, and allow more Cuban national to get jobs or open bank accounts
in the U.S.

We spoke with Cardiff… Continue reading

Americans can plan ‘peoplepeople’ trips to Cuba, but what does that mean?

Americans can plan ‘people-to-people’ trips to Cuba, but what does that
mean?
By Kate Silver March 15 at 5:11 PM

U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing further starting March 16.
But don’t plan your beach-lounging, mojito-sipping vacation to Cuba just
yet, says Tom Popper, president of insightCuba, a nonprofit travel
organization that’s been leading Americans in legal travel to… Continue reading

U.S. Eases Restrictions on Travel to Cuba and Bank Transactions

U.S. Eases Restrictions on Travel to Cuba and Bank Transactions
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISMARCH 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it would
allow individuals to travel to Cuba for “people to people” educational
trips and lift limits on the use of American dollars in transactions
with Cuba, wiping away stiff restrictions on travel and commerce as… Continue reading

Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country

Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country
HAVANA

Cuba’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported the first case of Zika
contracted in the country, in a 21-year-old woman living in central
Havana and who had not been overseas.

Cuba’s four previous cases of Zika all involved people who had
contracted the virus while abroad.

Cuba reported its first… Continue reading

Bacardi files complaint over Cuba’s registration of Havana Club rum trademark

Bacardi files complaint over Cuba’s registration of Havana Club rum
trademark

Cubaexport holds the trademark registration in the U.S. through 2026
Bacardi claims the trademark registration acquired through fraud
The dispute is over distribution of Havana Club rum after embargo is lifted
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Bacardi is back in court in its two-decades-long quest for the right to
use… Continue reading

U.S. continues to chip at embargo by easing Cuban travel and banking restrictions

U.S. continues to chip at embargo by easing Cuban travel and banking
restrictions

The new regulations come before President Obama’s March 20-22 trip to Cuba
Individual travelers can now plan and make their own people-to-people trips
New rules could ease banks’ reluctance to engage in transactions with Cuba

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Just days before President Barack Obama’s historic trip… Continue reading

Cuba – inicia cuenta regresiva para histórica visita de Obama

Cuba: inicia cuenta regresiva para histórica visita de Obama
POR ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

LA HABANA
Con la visita del presidente Barack Obama a la vuelta de la esquina,
Cuba no quiere que la tomen por sorpresa. Las calles céntricas fueron
reasfaltadas, cuadrillas de obreros pintaron las fachadas de edificios
importantes, se pusieron plantas en las macetas y se remarcó el borde… Continue reading

Safe Airport, Stunned Citizens

Safe Airport, Stunned Citizens / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on March 15, 2016

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 12 March 2016 — As I walked along
the always well kept Van Troi Avenue leading to Jose Marti Airport
Terminal No. 1 in Havana, I had the journalistic impulse to take some
pictures of the site where United States President Barack Obama… Continue reading

Obama’s Hopes Focused On Meeting “With Cuban Civil Society”

Obama’s Hopes Focused On Meeting “With Cuban Civil Society” / 14ymedio
Posted on March 15, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 13 March 2016 — The Ladies in White Movement has made
public this Sunday the letter sent to them by Barack Obama through his
advisor Ben Rhodes, during a meeting with representatives from civil
society and the exile that took place on… Continue reading

Somos+ Activist Applies to be Repatriated to Cuba

Somos+ Activist Applies to be Repatriated to Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar
Posted on March 15, 2016

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 14 March 2016 – The activist Iliana Hernandez has
taken one of the most difficult decisions of her life, to resettle in
Cuba after almost two decades living abroad. Nationalized with Spanish
citizenship, the dissident has begun the paperwork to… Continue reading

Amnesty International Warns About Censorship In Cuba

Amnesty International Warns About Censorship In Cuba / 14ymedio
Posted on March 15, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 13 March 2016 — On the occasion of World Day Against
Internet Censorship, Amnesty International (AI) has published the
obstacles that Cuban internet users must overcome to access the web and
break the blockade against web pages that dissent from official policy.
Under the… Continue reading

Relationship is Not Simply Acceptance

Relationship is Not Simply Acceptance / Fernando Dámaso
Posted on March 15, 2016

Fernando Damaso, 8 March 2016 — At the 31st Ordinary Session of the
United Nations Human Rights Council, which met in Geneva, the delegation
of the Cuban government, headed by Mr. Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Director
General for Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Ministry
of Foreign… Continue reading

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference / Iván García
Posted on March 15, 2016

Ivan Garcia, 15 March 2016 — Sipping every now and then from a plastic
bottle with murky spirits that brings tears to his eyes, Arsenio is
trying to sell a collection of outdated junk and a handful of old
magazines from when Fidel Castro predicted… Continue reading

Cuba’s ‘Super Tuesday’ – US Dollar ‘Freed’ and Havana Plants a Ceiba

Cuba’s ‘Super Tuesday’: US Dollar ‘Freed’ and Havana Plants a Ceiba Tree
/ 14ymedio
Posted on March 15, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 15 March 2016 — It was an open secret that the United
States would approve a new package of relaxations before Barack Obama’s
official visit to Cuba. However, the new measures that widen Cubans’
access to the dollar and… Continue reading

Me and the Man with the Almond-Shaped Eyes

Me and the Man with the Almond-Shaped Eyes / Somos+, Niurvys Roca
Posted on March 14, 2016

Somos+,Niurvys Roca, 22 February 2016 — Why is it that in Cuba we have
elections in the schools, but there are no mechanisms for choosing the
officials who represent our country? This is where my suspicion that
we’ve accepted a great hypocrisy began.… Continue reading

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