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The regime’s impudence

The regime’s impudence
DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET.

A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between
nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class
citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now
considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential treatment
Cubans enjoyed in the… Continue reading

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died
last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be
expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic,
idealized love and the most scathing, caustic hatred. Gone… Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead
BY GLENN GARVIN
ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com

Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five
decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow
spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His
brother Raul announced the death late Friday night.

Millions cheered Fidel Castro on the day he entered Havana.… Continue reading

Cuba, 5 August 1994: Spontaneous Revolt, Expected Response

Cuba, 5 August 1994: Spontaneous Revolt, Expected Response / Juan Juan
Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 5 August 2016 — In Cuba 1994 marked the low point of
an economic downturn which has been ongoing since the demise of the
Eastern bloc in 1989. At the time the government was anticipating social
unrest in the east of the country.

Discontent within… Continue reading

Injustices of a Debate

Injustices of a Debate / 14ymedio Miriam Celaya

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana 10 August 2016 – The recent broadcast of
a television program from Miami with Maria Elvira Salazar as moderator,
where there was a heated debate between the well-known Cuban opposition
leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer, and the also well-known Castro regime
panderer, Edmundo Garcia – former presenter from a… Continue reading

Cuban human rights leader – Obama policy undermines American values

Cuban human rights leader: Obama policy undermines American values

Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet won Presidential Medal of Freedom for his
dedication to advancing human rights, democracy in Cuba
Biscet spent more than 9 years as a political prisoner for speaking out
against the communist government
White House argues that after 50 years a new approach is necessary to
seek change… Continue reading

With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba

With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba

Carnival’s Fathom line makes history Sunday with first U.S. cruise to
Cuba in more than 50 years
Protests, two lawsuits, exile ire over a Cuban policy threatened to
scuttle the cruise
After Cuban policy shift, about a dozen Cuban-born passengers will be aboard
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com… Continue reading

A Before and After

A Before and After / Fernando Dámaso
Posted on March 30, 2016

Fernando Damaso, 29 March 2016 — The official journalists and the
functionaries of the Cuban government, all in chorus, just to prove that
the Guantanamo Naval Base is illegal have taken up against the
presidents and Cuban governments from the years 1903 and 1934, years
when the status… Continue reading

Who Should Be Apologizing?

Who Should Be Apologizing? / Rebeca Monzo
Posted on March 25, 2016

Rebeca Monzo, 24 March 2016 — No sooner had Air Force One taken off for
Buenos Aires from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with
President Barack Obama, his family and entourage onboard than Cuban
media began broadcasting distorted commentary by a twisted and
pretentious Roundtable, which tried… Continue reading

The Cuban Exodus – Causes and Effects

The Cuban Exodus: Causes and Effects
DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 30 Nov 2015 – 11:51 pm.

The inexorable exodus of Cubans has become a crisis once again. While
thousands of countrymen are stuck at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border,
the Government of Cuba chooses to deny the main cause.

In recent months thousands of Cubans have been making their… Continue reading

The Weighty Legacy of ‘Furry’

The Weighty Legacy of ‘Furry’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on October 31, 2015

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 October 2015 — Every Cuban has a
minister in charge of his or her affairs, but the Ministry of the
Interior is responsible for everyone. This is the reason why, when
someone says “The Ministry” everyone understands that they are speaking… Continue reading

Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness?

Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness?
Posted on September 28, 2015

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 24 September 2015 — The recent visit to
Cuba of the Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, brought a flood of
masses and homilies in several different settings, where, among others,
two words were often heard in the context of the Cuban landscape:
forgiveness and reconciliation. They… Continue reading

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During Raul Castro’s Speech

Activists Are Preparing To Protest In Front Of The United Nations During
Raul Castro’s Speech / Diario de Cuba
Posted on September 27, 2015

DDC, 27 September 2015 — Groups of Cuban activists will travel to New
York on Saturday for a protest in front of the United Nations on Monday,
when Raul Castro will deliver a speech to the… Continue reading

Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look

Fabiola Santiago: Some new immigrants from Cuba need a second look
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO
fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com

Cuban immigration is stirring up a hornet’s nest of concern, with good
reason.

Are some of the Cuban newcomers victims fleeing oppression and economic
hardship — or two-faced opportunists seeking to cash in on generous U.S.
government benefits available only to Cuban refugees?

Are supporters… Continue reading

Time for Compensations

Time for Compensations / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya
Posted on July 29, 2015

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 22 July 2015 — After the media foreplay
stirred by the opening of the Cuban and US embassies in their respective
countries, some outstanding issues on the agenda of negotiations between
the two governments begin to surface as matters that should, in short
order,… Continue reading

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully / Dora Leonor Mesa
Posted on July 23, 2015

In Cuba there are two ship sinkings that captured public opinion. One of
them (1994), the ferryboat 13 de Marzo, was presented in 1996 to the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1,2,3). The other occurred years
earlier (1980), known in the press… Continue reading

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse /
14ymedio, Pedro Campos
Posted on April 15, 2015

Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and
that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of
secret conversations commit the general-president to the aggressive
policies of the US… Continue reading

El Crítico – Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba

El Crítico: Music as a subversive instrument in Cuba
02/06/2015 2:38 PM 02/06/2015 10:08 PM

HAVANA
During his years behind bars, Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga staged a 27-day
hunger strike and refused to wear the prison uniform. Now, as the rapper
known as “El Critico” returns to his music, he plans to do so with a
strong message against the… Continue reading

A question for Roberta Jacobson

A question for Roberta Jacobson / 14ymedio, Clive Rudd Fernandez
Posted on January 23, 2015

14ymedio, Clive Rudd Fernandez, 22 January 2015 — In July of last year,
when I talked to some of the victims of the “Marzo de 13” Tugboat
massacre in the Bay of Havana, I found a list of horrifying statistics.

Two of them would make… Continue reading

CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST AVAILABLE YEAR

NEW REPORT: CUBA’S SUICIDE RATE HIGHEST IN THE AMERICAS IN LAST
AVAILABLE YEAR
by FRANCES MARTEL 25 Oct 2014

Out of every 100,000 people in the island nation of Cuba, 16.3 commit
suicide, the highest rate of any country in the Americas in 2009.
According to a study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)–the
regional subdivision of the World Health… Continue reading

August 1994 – Safeguarding the Physical Well-Being of the ”Leaders of the Revolution”

August 1994: Safeguarding the Physical Well-Being of the ”Leaders of the
Revolution” / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on September 3, 2014

1994 began with uncertainty and ended in despair. A number of
astrologers were in agreement: there was reason to believe something
unusual would happen later that year. This was partly due, they said, to
increased solar activity. In early… Continue reading

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets

The Day the People of Havana Protested in the Streets / Ivan Garcia
Posted on August 18, 2014

1994 was an amazing year. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the
disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba
of the “Special Period in Times of Peace,” an economic crisis which
lasted for 25 years.… Continue reading

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