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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

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
Reuters May 16, 2017
By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism
Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list
of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.

The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it… Continue reading

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says

CARAMBOLA, Cuba — A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside
Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on
board, the government said.

Cuba’s military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off
from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6:38 a.m. and crashed… Continue reading

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC

How Congress Can Send a Strong Message to Cuban Diplomats in DC
Jackson Ventrella / Ana Quintana / @Ana_R_Quintana / March 20, 2017

COMMENTARY BY
Jackson Ventrella
Jackson Ventrella is a member of the Young Leader’s Program at The
Heritage Foundation.
Ana Quintana
@Ana_R_Quintana
Ana Quintana is a policy analyst for Latin America and the Western
Hemisphere in The Heritage… Continue reading

Over 50 injured in Cuba road accident

Over 50 injured in Cuba road accident
Society 20.03.2017 | 09:51

HAVANA, 20 March (BelTA – Xinhua) – At least 55 people were injured in a
serious traffic accident outside the city of Bayamo in eastern Cuba.

The accident happened on Sunday morning when the driver of a passenger
bus lost control of the vehicle and careened into several trees,… Continue reading

Newly found letters offer glimpse into life of US dancer married to Cuban spy chief

Newly found letters offer glimpse into life of US dancer married to
Cuban spy chief
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

She was a Connecticut-born American ballerina and the wife of the
notorious chief of Cuba’s intelligence and subversive operations —
Manuel Piñeiro Losada, better known as Barbarroja, or “Red Beard.”

And now a trove of Lorna Burdsall’s recently discovered letters… Continue reading

Cuba Kills Another Dissident

Cuba Kills Another Dissident
After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression.
By Mary Anastasia O’Grady
March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET

Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it
eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate
of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons.

The remarkable thing was not the death… Continue reading

Appeasement Never Works

Appeasement Never Works
by GEORGE WEIGEL February 25, 2017 4:00 AM

And it’s making matters worse in Cuba.
At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the
disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he
took office as the tenth secretary general of the Organization of
American States in 2015, vowing to… Continue reading

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA
BY LAURA SIGAL FEBRUARY 25, 2017 11:24

According to Israel Radio, the injured, all in their 60s, suffered from
minor to moderate injuries. One went though surgery overnight.

One Israeli, named as 70-year-old, Nahum Heinken from Gadera, was killed
and eight others were injured in Cuba when their mini… Continue reading

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS
By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta | HAVANA

Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot
aiming to destabilize the country by preventing the chief of the
Organization of American States traveling to the island to attend an
award ceremony organized by dissidents.

The opposition… Continue reading

Set Fire To Havana In Order To Hide The Body?

Set Fire To Havana In Order To Hide The Body? / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 February 2017 – People say that when
an event happens repeatedly it stops being an accident. The fire that
took place on Monday, February 20th, 2017, in “La Mezclilla” store, in
the neighborhood of San Leopoldo (Municipality of Centro Habana) is… Continue reading

Couple left distraught after dream £25,000 Cuba wedding turns to disaster when hotel roof COLLAPSED leaving bride permanently scarred and groom with broken ribs

WEDDING FROM HELL Couple left distraught after dream £25,000 Cuba
wedding turns to disaster when hotel roof COLLAPSED leaving bride
permanently scarred and groom with broken ribs
Sarah and John Wenham were both injured the day before the wedding of
their dreams
BY BRITTANY VONOW AND MEGAN WHITE 8th February 2017, 11:06 am

A BRIDE and groom had their dream… Continue reading

Police in Holguin Pursue a Cuban and Three Foreigners

Police in Holguin Pursue a Cuban and Three Foreigners / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 23 January 2017 — At nine at night on 19 January in
the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood in the eastern province of Holguin,
suddenly out of nothing there was a bustling scene of police chase going
after a Cuban citizen and three foreigners, carrying cocaine… Continue reading

The Unhealthy Public

The Unhealthy Public / Rebeca Monzo

Rebeca Monzo, 20 January 2017 — Our media are filled with praise for the
Cuban public health system. This is a subject that foreigners who visit
our country pay a lot of attention to, due to the government propaganda
and official statistics provided to international organizations, which
tourists also show a lot of interest… Continue reading

Winnipeg couple on vacation in Cuba killed in ambulance crash

Winnipeg couple on vacation in Cuba killed in ambulance crash
Dario Balca , CTVNews.ca Writer
@DarioBalca
Published Sunday, January 8, 2017 3:44PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:45PM EST

A Winnipeg family is mourning the loss of a couple killed in an
ambulance crash while vacationing on the island of Cayo Coco, Cuba.
Relatives have identified the victims… 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

Entierro humilde o miedo al juicio de la Historia?

¿Entierro humilde o miedo al juicio de la Historia?
Castro pudo temer una futura ira popular o gubernamental contra
cualquier monumento levantado en su nombre
Lunes, diciembre 5, 2016 | Orlando Freire Santana

LA HABANA, Cuba.- La mayoría de los gobernantes, sobre todo aquellos que
permanecen largos períodos de tiempo en el poder, se preocupan por la
manera en que… Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes

Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes
BY LINDA ROBERTSON
lrobertson@miamiherald.com

Among the items that ought to be interred with Fidel Castro’s ashes when
Cuba’s “Maximum Leader” is formally laid to rest on Sunday are a
baseball glove and a tracksuit.

Castro was not only an avid sports fan but an astute propagandist who
wielded the… Continue reading

Did He Disappear, Or Was He Gotten Rid Of?

Did He Disappear, Or Was He Gotten Rid Of? / Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer

Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Santiago do Cuba, 29 October 1916 —
The top headline in the nightly news on the Castro family’s private
television — the only television permitted in our country – on October
28th this year, was: “Cubans are paying tribute to Camilo… Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist
Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a
half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails
people for simply “disrespecting” Fidel Castro.

In… Continue reading

4 workers killed in Cuba bridge collapse

4 workers killed in Cuba bridge collapse
The victims, employees of the Moa Joint Venture, were repairing a
municipal bridge near Sherritt’s Moa nickel mine
Andrew Topf

Tragedy struck Canadian company Sherritt (TSX:S) on Tuesday, with news
that a bridge collapsed, killing four workers.

The employees were repairing a bridge that crosses a shallow river and
links the port of… Continue reading

Cuba needs U.S. equipment to guard against oil spills, Tampa panel hears

Cuba needs U.S. equipment to guard against oil spills, Tampa panel hears
Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer
Friday, November 4, 2016 6:00am

TAMPA — To protect Florida from oil spills, drilling is prohibited under
a federal moratorium within the state’s Gulf of Mexico maritime borders.

So why is the United States standing aside as Cuba considers drilling
for oil as… Continue reading

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