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Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

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Vivir en una zona rural y necesitar medicamentos ‘es una agonía’, se quejan campesinos

Vivir en una zona rural y necesitar medicamentos ‘es una agonía’, se
quejan campesinos
ELIECER PALMA PUPO | San Germán | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 17:31 CEST.

“Vivir en una zona rural y padecer tres enfermedades, de ellas dos
crónicas, es una agonía”, dice Zenaida Martínez Gil, residente en el
barrio La Cuba, a 35 kilómetros del municipio… Continue reading

La Habana miente a la ONU sobre Cubalex y Julio Ferrer

La Habana miente a la ONU sobre Cubalex y Julio Ferrer
BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 19:21 CEST.

La misión permanente del Gobierno cubano ante la Oficina de las Naciones
Unidas en Ginebra mintió en un documento que dirigió al Alto Comisionado
para los Derechos Humanos a propósito de un requerimiento del… Continue reading

Recluido en Mazorra el activista que corrió el Primero de Mayo con la bandera de EEUU

Recluido en Mazorra el activista que corrió el Primero de Mayo con la
bandera de EEUU
DDC | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 18:45 CEST.

Daniel Llorente Miranda, el hombre que corrió con la bandera de Estados
Unidos el Primero de Mayo en la Plaza de la Revolución José Martí, fue
trasladado al Hospital Psiquiátrico de… Continue reading

La Habana y la OIEA acuerdan cooperar en seguridad radiológica, salud y medio ambiente

La Habana y la OIEA acuerdan cooperar en seguridad radiológica, salud y
medio ambiente
DDC | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 17:27 CEST.

El Gobierno de Cuba y el Organismo Internacional de la Energía Atómica
(OIEA) suscribieron este viernes en Viena un acuerdo de cooperación
técnica para los próximos años con “prioridades en áreas específicas” de… Continue reading

Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit”

Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit”

14ymedio, Maité Rico, Madrid, 1 June 12017 — Carmelo Mesa-Lago (born
Havana, 1934) has spent a good part of his life trying to open a breach
of good sense in the wall of absurdities with which that the Castro
regime has ended up plunging into bankruptcy a country that was, in… Continue reading

Cuba’s Parliament Positions Its New Straitjacket

Cuba’s Parliament Positions Its New Straitjacket

Reinaldo Escobar, 1 June 2017 — With its usual unanimity, the National
Assembly of People’s Power, on Thursday, supported the documents
submitted to it by the Council of State. The extraordinary session put
the final stitch in the straitjacket that the Communist Party of Cuba
(CCP) is placing on the Parliament and other organs… Continue reading

War Vocation in the “Peace Zone”

War Vocation in the “Peace Zone”

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 31 May 2017 — A brief note published by
the official Cuban press reports the meeting held by “General of the
Army Raúl Castro Ruz” with “the Chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces
of Colombia-People’s Army, Timoleón Jiménez” (FARC-EP), where the former
“ratified the willingness of the Cuban government to… Continue reading

Danger, Men At Work

Danger, Men At Work

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 29 May 2017 — They call him “Manolo 440”
because a few years ago he had an electrocution accident in a building
under construction. He managed to survive and has since been given the
nickname of the voltage that almost killed him. He was lucky, unlike the
89 people who died in… Continue reading

Jesus Hernandez-Guero Or The Art Of Provoking

Jesus Hernandez-Guero Or The Art Of Provoking

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 30 May 2017 — If something is clear in
the work of Jesus Hernández- Güero is that he is not a complacent
artist. His transgressive look is insolent and unrelated to any
political militancy, religious creed or commercial convenience. The
artist raises sparks everywhere: in Cuba where he was… Continue reading

Cuba: More Castroism but Without the Castros

Cuba: More Castroism but Without the Castros / Iván García

Iván García, 17 May 2017 — In front of an old mansion on 17th Street in
Vedado that now serves as the headquarters of the Union of Writers and
Artists, there is a poster showing hundreds of men dressed in battle
fatigues and lined up in military formation. A resounding… Continue reading

The Kremlin is Back

The Kremlin is Back

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 28 May 2017 — After decades of intense
contact, the Russians left few footprints in Cuba. Some young people
with the names Vladimir or Natacha, or the nesting matrioshka dolls
decorating a few rooms, are the last vestiges of that
relationship. However, in recent years the links between Havana and
Moscow have… Continue reading

More Than 400,000 Havanans Affected by Break in Water Supply

More Than 400,000 Havanans Affected by Break in Water Supply

Site manager’s note: a 28 May update has raised the number number to
852,000.

14ymedio, 27 May 2017 — More than 400,000 people have been affected by a
break in the main water supply conduit in the Southern Basin of Havana.
The structure collapsed Thursday night after a repair and… Continue reading

Havana: Clandestine Business Deals, Poverty and Glamor

Havana: Clandestine Business Deals, Poverty and Glamor / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 26 April 2017 — When night falls, it’s not advisable to
walk through certain neighborhoods in Havana. Like the one from El
Curita Park, on Reina and Galiano, up to the corner of Monte and Cienfuegos.

In addition to the disagreeable odor from the sewer water running
through… Continue reading

The Future Is Built With Cement … But There Isn’t Any

The Future Is Built With Cement … But There Isn’t Any

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 May 2017 — The cranes show off
their slender anatomy in some areas of Havana where several luxury
hotels are being built. Apart from this landscape of progress, private
construction and repairs face technological problems and shortages. This
week it has been cement’s turn.… Continue reading

In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money?

In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money?

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 May 2017 — Finding a little bottle
filled with coins that her father hid in the patio was something that
happened to Eneida when she was young; now she’s a retired and says that
financially she’s “escachada, without a single peso in… Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”

Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miamia, 25 May 2017 — On the verge of being
operated on in Miami for a traumatic cataract caused by a punch from a
Cuban State Security agent during one of the many acts of repudiation
against her, the dissident and former political prisoner Martha… Continue reading

Cuba Seeks To Use Tourism Boom To Boost Other Economic Areas

Cuba Seeks To Use Tourism Boom To Boost Other Economic Areas

14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2017 — Cuba seeks to take advantage of the
recent rise of tourism, one of the locomotives of the island’s economy,
to boost other areas and local services, in which the tourism sector
invested more than 310 million Cuban convertible pesos in 2016.

This figure… Continue reading

State Security Offensive Against ICLEP Citizen Journalists

State Security Offensive Against ICLEP Citizen Journalists

14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Raúl Velázquez, executive director of
the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP) was
released last Friday after being held for 72 hours in the second unit of
the People’s Revolutionary Police (PNR) in Santiago de Cuba, as
confirmed Monday by the agency through… Continue reading

Vending Machines for Alcoholic Beverages

Vending Machines for Alcoholic Beverages

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 May 2017 — The campaigns against
the consumption of alcohol have met an enemy. This is not an outspoken
advocate of Mojitos or Cuba Libres, but of the vending machines that
dispense national and imported beers simply at the introduction of a few
coins. Several of these devices are located… Continue reading

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO

14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Agriculture in Cuba is among the lowest
performing in Latin America according to an evaluation published by the
non-governmental organization Mundubat, based in the Basque Country
(Spain). On the island, losses during harvest and after collection
represent 30% of total production,… Continue reading

Cuba Fails To Eradicate Smoking In Schools

Cuba Fails To Eradicate Smoking In Schools

14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Images of students who smoke during
recess or between breaks in class, and teachers who light up their
cigarettes in the classroom are common in Cuban schools. In spite of the
frequent anti-tobacco campaigns promoted by the media, in recent years
Cubans have begun smoking at ever… Continue reading

Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path

Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 May 2017 — The saleswoman
described her merchandise in a murmur: loggerhead turtle steaks, beef
and shrimp. The man salivated, but replied that he could not buy any of
those products, the most persecuted in the informal market. Every
opponent knows that the authorities would want to… Continue reading

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