Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision
by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with
Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights a rarely explored
corner of the national reality.
Anyone who knows the Island minimally knows that there is nothing like… Continue reading
Sweating Is Not For Cuba’s New Rich
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The passenger complains
of the heat while frantically moving the fan. “In a few days I will
install an air conditioning,” justifies the taxi driver and adds that he
will charge “higher fares.” In summer everyone dreams of
air-conditioning their rooms or vehicles, but whether… Continue reading
Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 21 June 2017 — Economic hardships
turn many Cuban engineers to work as bartenders, doctors become taxi
drivers and innumerable professionals become alternative guides for
tourists. Among the latter, there are the experienced or the
just-getting-started, but all of them earn more money than they would
working in… Continue reading
Thanks for Nothing, Trump
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 June 2017 — After much media frenzy,
Trump’s “new policy” toward Cuba has not gone beyond the rhetoric
expected by most political analysts. His act was more a symbolic gesture
towards his faithful than any practical novelty. In short, those who
expected an announcement of truly transcendental changes in the policy… Continue reading
Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — “Impotence.” This is the word that a
performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA
building in Havana’s Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the
new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba.
On a day of African heat,… Continue reading
A Bad Bet / Fernando Damaso
Fernando Dámaso, 13 June 2017 — Of the real and supposed problems that
the Cuban Revolution proposed to solve, as the basis of its historical
necessity, after more than half a century of exercising absolute power,
many have not been solved, the majority have been aggravated, and others
have emerged that did not exist… Continue reading
The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree / Iván García
Iván García, 24 May 2017 — May 20 of this year with mark the 115th
anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. In the Throne Room of
the Palace of the Captains General, a building which now serves as the
City Museum, Tomás Estrada Palma — born in… Continue reading
Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba
June 23, 2017 5:12 PM ET
New York, June 23, 2017–Cuban authorities should immediately release
independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his
equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State
security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez
around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern province of Guantánamo, according
to… Continue reading
Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western
province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented
Cuban migrants. The morning’s quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only
by the hum of insects that torture at dawn and… Continue reading
Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances?
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in
U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in
President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy that potentially could cut off
remittances to more than 1 million Cubans.
The memorandum on strengthening Cuba policy that… Continue reading
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?
Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22,
This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.
Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total)
reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba.
Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts of
advantages to the Castro… Continue reading
Director of U.S. office that oversees Radio, TV Martí resigns
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
The director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the U.S. federal body
that oversees Radio and TV Martí as well as the Martí Noticias website,
resigned last week amid complaints by some dissidents and exiles about
OCB’s editorial line.
“Every pressure cooker needs an escape… Continue reading
Editorial: Trump, Obama and subjugated Cubans
DDC | Madrid | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST.
Cuba’s official television aired Donald Trump’s recent appearance at the
Manuel Artime Theater in Miami. That makes two speeches by US presidents
that Cubans on the Island have been able to watch recently.
In March of 2016, at his appearance in Havana,… Continue reading
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter
ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST.
“What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?”
“Because the military management is inept. They demand too much and want
to intimidate us. Imagine: if you refuse to work with them, or ask… Continue reading
Editorial: Trump Gets It Right
DDC | Madrid | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:23 CEST.
In his speech in Miami, US President Donald Trump rightly divided Cuban
society into two groups: the military and the people. And his criticism
of the regime did not center on its ideology, on the single party, or
even on Raúl Castro. Rather,… Continue reading
KO y una nueva trumpada, editorial 486
20 Junio, 2017 8:13 pm por Primavera Digital en Cuba
La Habana, Cuba, Redacción Habana, (PD) El régimen militar totalitario
castrista ha reaccionado como era de esperar frente al anuncio hecho por
el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump de la nueva política que
llevará adelante su administración sobre el tema cubano.
Una Declaración dada… Continue reading
Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching
Andrew Bender , CONTRIBUTOR
I delve into the business of business travel, and often the fun too.
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
Just as travel and tourism to Cuba from the United States was heating
up, President Donald Trump made an announcement last Friday that will
cool it down, probably… Continue reading
Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines?
Zacks Equity Research
On Jun 16, President Trump announced some changes to current U.S. policy
on Cuba, which were put into action by his predecessor Barack Obama. The
new policy is in line with Trump’s promise during the campaigning phase.
In fact, Trump had reportedly tweeted in November last year that he… Continue reading
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon
Bart Jansen , USA TODAY Published 4:29 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated
5:49 p.m. ET June 16, 2017
Travel to Cuba won’t be changing soon.
While President Trump announced Friday that he is “immediately”
canceling Obama’s deal with Cuba, the reversal relies on regulations
that could take months —… Continue reading
How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba
A trip to Santiago de Cuba should start with dinner at a paladar
(family-run restaurant) and end with drinks on the roof of the Hotel
By JENNIFER BAIN Travel Editor
Wed., June 21, 2017
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA-Ramon Guilarte welcomes us to his home and
restaurant with… Continue reading
Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba
Norma Ibarra is on her 2nd trip to Cuba to donate boards from Vancouver
CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2017 7:55 AM PT Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 7:55
For a country with no skate shops, Cuba’s skateboarding scene is
That’s what Vancouver skateboarder and photographer Norma Ibarra says.… Continue reading
ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST.
Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies
towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms
of affecting Obama’s legacy and the foreseeable impact of the measures –
adversaries and officials in Havana were quick to… Continue reading