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The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas

The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 19 June 2017 — Teresa Sulien Castillo Sotto, a
27-year-old Cuban doctor born in Bayamo, died due to multiple fractures
and traumatic brain injury on the night of Tuesday 13 June, at 10:20 PM,
after jumping off the 8th floor of the C-05… Continue reading

Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case

Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case /
Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict
secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and
mystifying plight of those already found guilty and sentenced make “the
top secret theft from the Ministry of the Interior (MININT)… Continue reading

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says
By Eric Shawn Published June 26, 2017 Fox News

They sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice.

Now Joe Connor wants them back.

“Get these guys back, as a starting point for any further opening up of
Cuba,” Connor insists.

An estimated 70 fugitives, including terrorists,… Continue reading

Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba

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

The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree

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

En Cuba duermen bien: asesinos, secuestradores, terroristas, los fugitivos de EEUU

En Cuba duermen bien: asesinos, secuestradores, terroristas, los
fugitivos de EEUU
junio 23, 2017
Rolando Cartaya

La Habana les llama “luchadores sociales”, pero sus expedientes
policiales confirman lo que dijo en Miami el presidente Trump: “mientras
encarcelaba a personas inocentes (Castro) albergaba a asesinos de
policías, secuestradores y terroristas”. Qué hicieron, cómo huyeron y
qué vida llevan en Cuba.
La… Continue reading

Trump Gets It Right

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

Trump’s Fault?

Trump’s Fault?
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

El régimen no entregará a los prófugos de la justicia de EEUU

El régimen no entregará a los prófugos de la justicia de EEUU
DDC | Viena | 19 de Junio de 2017 – 17:44 CEST.

El régimen cubano se niega a negociar con el Gobierno de EEUU “bajo
presión o amenaza”, afirmó este lunes en Viena el canciller, Bruno
Rodríguez Parrilla, en respuesta al cambio de política anunciado el
pasado viernes… Continue reading

Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership

Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on
the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human
tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase demands it and stares
enraptured at the bearded speaker. For decades these public acts were
repeated in Havana’s Plaza of… Continue reading

High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities

High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with
Cuba’s military-run entities
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Cuban-American members of Congress have been pushing the Trump
administration to restrict deals between U.S. companies and Cuban firms
controlled by the island’s military, as part of the new Trump policy
toward Cuba expected to be announced this week in Miami.

White… Continue reading

Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba

Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba
Tracy Wilkinson

President Trump is expected to roll back parts of the historic Obama-era
opening with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and rejecting
demands from U.S. businesses for whom the island is a ripe potential market.

The decision follows an inter-agency administration review of one of
President Obama’s signature initiatives… Continue reading

How to survive military service as a homosexual

How to survive military service as a homosexual
CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 12 de Junio de 2017 – 10:37 CEST.

“My parents don’t know that I’m homosexual. And I don’t want them to,
for now, so when I was recruited I didn’t say anything,” says Ariel, one
of the members of the LGTBI community struggling to survive… Continue reading

The Unqualified Cuban Truth

Reinaldo Escobar: The Unqualified Cuban Truth / Somos+

Somos+, Leyla Belo, 23 MACH 2017 — Those who ever speak with Reinaldo
cannot deny his innate genius, his sense of humor and gentleness of
expression. A matter of decorum, isn’t it? That quality which is so
scarce among many people nowadays. He does what he considers to be his
duty: to… Continue reading

Trump Will Reverse Damage Done by Obama’s Cuba Policy

Trump Will Reverse Damage Done by Obama’s Cuba Policy
Jun 8th, 2017 3 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Mike Gonzalez
@Gundisalvus
Senior Fellow
Mike Gonzalez is a senior fellow at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis
Institute for International Studies.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
The administration is about to announce it is reinstating the limits on
travel and trade that Obama lifted.

With… Continue reading

The surveilled university

The surveilled university
MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 8 de Junio de 2017 – 09:33 CEST.

Last week several photos of American students with their professors
appeared on the social networks in Havana. The images would not have
drawn too much attention if it were not due to the fact that the
situation demands some wariness regarding the consumption… Continue reading

Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals

Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals / Iván García

Iván García, 6 May 2017 — Some people in Cuba, not just a minority, want
blood. And more severe laws for criminals.

While the Catholic Church and different international institutions are
advocating a crusade to eliminate the death penalty on the Island, there
are people who, for many reasons, think… Continue reading

Habrá cambios significativos?

¿Habrá cambios significativos?
Donald Trump piensa viajar este mes a Miami a anunciar su política hacia
Cuba
Martes, junio 6, 2017 | Ernesto Diaz Rodriguez

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- En días pasados, a través de la prensa de este
país, hemos podido conocer que durante este mes de junio, el presidente
Donald Trump espera viajar a Miami para dar a conocer… Continue reading

‘Rotten paintwork and the smell of cheap aftershave’ await visitors to Havana’s new luxury hotel

‘Rotten paintwork and the smell of cheap aftershave’ await visitors to
Havana’s new luxury hotel
Claire Wrathall•The Telegraph
June 5, 2017

Given the extent to which the US began last year to make it easier for
its citizens to visit Cuba, it was only a matter of time before
mainstream luxury brands turned their attention to Havana. Starwood, for
example,… Continue reading

The FAR does ‘patriotic work’, but its officers are quitting

The FAR does ‘patriotic work’, but its officers are quitting
CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 5 de Junio de 2017 – 12:53 CEST.

Although the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) strive to project an image
of strength, especially in inland Cuba, they have not been able to stop
the flight of officers, a problem apparently on the rise at… Continue reading

Cuba, Pensioners and Respect for the Law

Cuba, Pensioners and Respect for the Law
May 29, 2017
Jimmy Roque Martinez

HAVANA TIMES — Some people usually sell goods on Tulipan Street, in the
Revolution Square municipality, just like they do in almost every
neighborhood throughout the country. Generally-speaking, these are
industrial and/or craft goods, and the people selling them are people
aged 65 years old and over,… 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

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