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Daily Archives: December 24, 2016

La Navidad en la Cuba de hoy

La Navidad en la Cuba de hoy
Cada lugar iluminado produce el mismo efecto que una fogata en una Isla
desierta: algo inusual y sorprendente
Sábado, diciembre 24, 2016 | Ana León y Augusto César San Martín

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Salir a las calles de La Habana en el mes diciembre,
es como hacerlo en cualquier otra época del año.… Continue reading

One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month

One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month
By Nidhi Prakash

Four months after Airbnb opened for business in Cuba, it’s becoming
clear what kind of impact the uptick in American tourism may have on the
local economy. The Associated Press reports that between January and May
alone, there were 36 percent more… Continue reading

Cuba a ‘Longer-Term Play’ for Carnival

Cuba a ‘Longer-Term Play’ for Carnival
Due to strict regulations, Carnival has been delayed in opening trips to
Cuba, CEO Arnold Donald said on the company’s recent earnings call.
Lindsay Rittenhouse Follow Dec 23, 2016 12:56 PM EST

Other than scheduling six brief stops to Cuba, Carnival (CCL) does not
expect to open any major cruise lines from the U.S.… Continue reading

Billionaire philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has spent years quietly uniting Tampa and Cuba

Billionaire philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. has spent years quietly
uniting Tampa and Cuba
Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer
Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:00am

Former banker and Tampa philanthropist David Straz Jr. is interviewed in
his Tampa office. Straz is so well-respected in Cuba that when his
private jet is enroute to Havana’s airport, large passenger planes need
to circle… Continue reading

Cuba y su dolorosa realidad

Cuba y su dolorosa realidad
[23-12-2016 22:07:59]
Angélica Mora
New York

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La desesperación del gobierno cubano por
obtener dólares es notable estos días, especialmente cuando le llega
cada vez menos ayuda desde Venezuela.
El régimen se ha volcado a conseguir mayor entrada desde turismo que
acude a la Isla y los cubanos que tienen familia en el exterior.… Continue reading

El Sexto – Muchos cubanos ‘padecen el síndrome de Estocolmo’

El Sexto: Muchos cubanos ‘padecen el síndrome de Estocolmo’
DDC | La Habana | 23 de Diciembre de 2016 – 19:43 CET.

Muchos cubanos e, incluso, la propia oposición “padecen el síndrome de
Estocolmo”, escribe Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, en una carta enviada
desde prisión y publicada en su cuenta de Facebook.

Dice que es necesaria “la destitución inmediata de… Continue reading

Fuerzas del régimen ‘allanan’ viviendas de Damas de Blanco y confiscan juguetes

Fuerzas del régimen ‘allanan’ viviendas de Damas de Blanco y confiscan
juguetes
DDC | La Habana | 24 de Diciembre de 2016 – 16:10 CET.

Fuerzas de la Seguridad del Estado y la Policía Nacional realizaron el
viernes dos registros y confiscaron juguetes y otros recursos en
viviendas de Damas de Blanco en La Habana, denunció la líder del
movimiento… Continue reading

Muere en Miami Servilio Pérez Gómez, un líder del exilio

Muere en Miami Servilio Pérez Gómez, un líder del exilio
AGENCIAS | Miami | 24 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:23 CET.

Un líder el exilio político cubano, Servilio Pérez Gómez, falleció en
Miami a los 91 años de edad, informó el viernes un grupo de disidentes,
reportó EFE.

Natural de la provincia de Pinar del Rio, el exprisionero político… Continue reading

Los mapas de la CIA

Los mapas de la CIA
DDC | 24 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:10 CET.

Para celebrar el 75 aniversario de su Centro Cartográfico la CIA ha
desclasificado varios mapas, algunos relacionados con Cuba.

-Aventuras militares y de dominacion de todo tipo alrededor del mundo
principalmente en Africa, Congo, Angola, Argelia, Frente Polisario,
Libano, Palestina, Viet Nam y otros.

-Complicidad… Continue reading

El Gobierno inaugura la primera fábrica de computadoras portátiles y tabletas en la Isla

El Gobierno inaugura la primera fábrica de computadoras portátiles y
tabletas en la Isla
DDC | La Habana | 24 de Diciembre de 2016 – 09:56 CET.

Autoridades cubanas inauguraron el viernes en La Habana la primera
fábrica de computadoras portátiles y tabletas en la Isla, dotada con
tecnología y materia prima procedente de China y una capacidad de
producción… Continue reading

Gilberto ‘Papito’ Valladares, Barber

Gilberto ‘Papito’ Valladares, Barber (b. 1969) / 14ymedio

At 16, Gilberto Valladares, known as Papito, began to work in
hairdressing, self-taught. At the beginning of the nineties he worked as
a hairdresser in the Habana Libre Hotel, but with the relaxations
allowing Cubans to work for themselves, he decided to set up his own
business in Old Havana’s Barrio Santo… Continue reading

The Faces Of 2016

The Faces Of 2016 / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 24 December 2014 — Putting a face to a year like 2016, in
which several historical events indelibly marked the Cuban reality – for
better or worse – is a task as difficult as it is risky. This newspaper
has selected 14 people who stood out in the last twelve months, in
science,… Continue reading

Rice Might Be In Short Supply This Festive Season

Rice Might Be In Short Supply This Festive Season / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 22 December 2016 — Sad, paradoxical and
irresponsible — but real. Rice, the common denominator, and basic
ingredient, of Cuban cuisine, could be almost absent from the island’s
tables at the end of the year.

The official press has already started its plan of… Continue reading

Cuba’s Ration Book Survives For Another Year

Cuba’s Ration Book Survives For Another Year / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 22 December 2016 — At the end of
this month the ration market quotas for January 2017 will go on sale.
Cubans who depend on products distributed at subsidized prices will
gather outside the bodegas, in long lines, for the 55th anniversary of
the ration… Continue reading

No Right to Breakfast

No Right to Breakfast / Cubanet, Tania Diaz Castro

Cubanet, Tania Diaz Castro, Havana, December 12, 2016 – When in 2006
Raul Castro took power, one of the first things he said was that he
would give a glass of milk a day to every Cuban. He knew very well the
importance that the people gave to the strong tradition… Continue reading

The One Who Left Ashes

The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva

Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on
November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains
will be cremated, according to the brief statement read by Raúl Castro
on Cuban television. at midnight.

As a deceased person, the former president deserves respect. Surely… Continue reading

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+,
Arlenys Miranda Mesa

Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the
ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the
procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down
to observe the ceremony, although… Continue reading

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 22 December 2016 — José Daniel Ferrer, general
coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), was arrested on
Thursday around one in the afternoon when he left the organization’s
headquarters in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and released about 40
minutes later, as reported in a phone call… Continue reading

Raulito’s Plan to Inherit Power from His Grandfather

Raulito’s Plan to Inherit Power from His Grandfather / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 19 December 2016 — With 2018 approaching, alarm
bells are already sounding over fissures in what was once the monolithic
unity of the Communist Party and weaknesses in the supposed cohesiveness
of Cuba’s royal family.

The long-awaited announcement of Raul Castro’s retirement has unleashed
an… Continue reading

Remedios en su duelo por la parranda

Remedios en su duelo por la parranda
MAYKEL GONZÁLEZ VIVERO | Santa Clara | 24 de Diciembre de 2016 – 09:12 CET.

La plaza de Remedios se anima en la tarde. Algunos remedianos, sentados
al banquete de la WiFi, conversan sobre la suspensión de la parranda.
Hablan bajo, entre la conexión y su caída, mientras la ciudad se
reconoce en… Continue reading

La CIDH expresa ‘preocupación’ por la detención de El Sexto

La CIDH expresa ‘preocupación’ por la detención de El Sexto
AGENCIAS | Washington | 23 de Diciembre de 2016 – 22:47 CET. | 1
Archivado enCIDH Danilo Maldonado Machado El Sexto Represión

La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresó este
viernes su “preocupación” por la detención y traslado a una cárcel de
máxima seguridad en Cuba del grafitero opositor… Continue reading

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