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Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies

Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes
Dies

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo
Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence
operations that led to the downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes
in 1996, and as director of the Miami espionage work of the Wasp… Continue reading

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The new Cuba policy announced by President Donald Trump makes it clear
the president will be looking to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic
Solidarity Act of 1996 — also known as the Helms-Burton Act — in forging
his new take on Cuba.

“Our new policy… Continue reading

Brothers To The Rescue – A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”

Brothers To The Rescue: A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”/
14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 February 2017 – Members of the Cuban
exile remembered the anniversary of the death of four Cuban Americans
after the shooting down of two planes of the humanitarian NGO Brothers
to the Rescue by the Cuban Air Force in 1996.… Continue reading

One of Obama’s parting acts – Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton

One of Obama’s parting acts: Suspending lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

In his last month in office, former President Barack Obama preempted
what could have been one of President Donald Trump’s first actions on
Cuba: he suspended a section of the Helms-Burton Act that allows former
owners of commercial property expropriated by Cuba to sue foreign
companies… 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

The State Fears The People Getting Rich

“The State Fears The People Getting Rich” / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto

14ymedio, Sol Garcia Batista, Camaguey, 19 November 2016 – With an
incredible facility with recycled metals and plastics, Onel Vara
Fernandez holds a license as a producer and seller of articles for the
home* in Camaguey. For the last 22 years, this tenacious entrepreneur
has engaged in high… Continue reading

Elections and the ‘Blockade’

Elections and the ‘Blockade’ / 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco

14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco, Camaguey, 6 November 2016 — I met a man
who, when his wife left him, carried on endlessly about the contempt he
felt for her, constantly berating her, although he couldn’t stop talking
about her: she was a prostitute, a liar, a thief and all sorts of… Continue reading

New trade-regulation debate – Should the U.S. share intelligence withCuba?

New trade-regulation debate: Should the U.S. share intelligence with Cuba?
BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
fordonez@mcclatchydc.com

WASHINGTON
President Barack Obama’s new 12-page directive on trade and travel to
Cuba, widely heralded for its elimination of limits on Americans’
purchases of cigars and rum, contains a largely unnoticed provision that
has alarmed Cuban-Americans in South Florida.

It instructs the U.S. director of national… Continue reading

Fund bets counter to US trade embargo against Cuba

Fund bets counter to US trade embargo against Cuba
Written by Camila Cepero on May 24, 2016

In anticipation of the era when the US trade embargo against Cuba is a
thing of the past, Thomas J. Herzfeld’s Caribbean Basin Fund has been
packing its portfolio with companies that he believes will get a “large
boost in business” when the… Continue reading

From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García
Posted on March 18, 2016

Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March
2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when,
from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother set
off the alarms.

Those… Continue reading

Will spy wars between Cuba and the U.S. end with restored relations?

Will spy wars between Cuba and the U.S. end with restored relations?

Since Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959, and over the next five
decades, Havana built one of the world’s most active intelligence services
Some of the biggest crises in U.S.-Cuba relations can be traced to the
involvement of Cuban spies and agents
Cuban espionage against the United… Continue reading

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests

Tribute To Orlando Zapata Leads To Dozens Of Arrests / 14ymedio
Posted on February 22, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 21 February 2016 — The events organized on Sunday to
remember the late activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo resulted in dozens of
opposition members arrested throughout the country. Several civil
society organizations had also called for a tribute to honor the four
Brothers… Continue reading

If We Are Talking About Terrorists

If We Are Talking About Terrorists / Mario Lleonart
Posted on January 30, 2016

Mario Lleonart, 29 January 2016 — A few days ago (January 15th and 16th)
I took part in a gathering in Miami of the Coordinating Liaison
Committee of the Cuban National Meeting, of which I am a member, along
with eight others. On the 18th, on… Continue reading

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba

Two Miami organizations send letter to President Barack Obama
Nearly 100 former Cuban political prisoners send their own letter as well
BY BRENDA MEDINA
bmedina@elnuevoherald.com

Two Cuban exile organizations in Miami have published an open letter to
President Barack Obama, complaining about the “negative consequences”
that his decision to warm U.S. relations with Cuba… Continue reading

Fins – U.S. businesses keep wary eye on improving relations with Cuba

Fins: U.S. businesses keep wary eye on improving relations with Cuba
2:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 | Filed in: Business

It was a year ago that the U.S. and Cuban governments announced their
Cold War thaw — and we’ve seen many signs of rapprochement since.

Embassies have reopened, and airlines and cruise lines have plans to
start service to… Continue reading

Critics fear Cuban consulate in Tampa would become a ‘spy hotbed’

Critics fear Cuban consulate in Tampa would become a ‘spy hotbed’
Published: December 18, 2015Updated: December 19, 2015 at 09:52 AM

TAMPA — As civic leaders from both sides of Tampa Bay jockey to host a
Cuban consulate, a small group of naysayers sees a darker side to the
prospect — one rooted in continuing Cold War tensions and the… Continue reading

U.S., Cuba reach a deal — to talk some more

U.S., Cuba reach a deal — to talk some more

A day of negotiations on mutual economic damages goes nowhere
Another meeting is planned for next year
BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES AND GLENN GARVIN
ggarvin@miamiherald.com

After nearly six decades of accusing one another of economic damages
running into the hundreds of billions of dollars, the governments of
Cuba and the… Continue reading

With Hard Currency the Embargo is a Joke

Cuba: With Hard Currency the Embargo is a Joke / Ivan Garcia
Posted on October 22, 2015

Ivan Garcia, 22 October 2015 — The Commodore Center Mall, to the west of
Havana, is one of the preferred shopping sites for the official
intellectual jet set, who from their newsletter launch poison darts
against “Yankee imperialism and its cruel economic blockade… Continue reading

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba
US Tourism Only Lines Castro’s Pockets, Says Exiled Journalist Ninoska Pérez
VANESSA ARITA OCTOBER 23, 2015 AT 10:14 AM

Despite the ongoing repression of citizens on the island, Cuba is set to
become a new tourist destination for US residents. (Travel Blog)
EspañolFollowing renewed diplomatic relations with the United States
this summer,… Continue reading

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor

Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor
By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff
Published: October 4, 2015

TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite
positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one
thing: When it comes to their personal relationship, the best policy… Continue reading

Cuba ovations may require Obama to renew ‘enemy’ status

Cuba ovations may require Obama to renew ‘enemy’ status
Published: September 8, 2015 | Updated: September 8, 2015 at 08:23 PM

TAMPA — The debate over the changing U.S. policy toward Cuba takes an
ironic twist this week.

Those who believe President Barack Obama is on the right path with his
effort to normalize relations between the two countries might… Continue reading

Cuba Buys Successors to Russian Missiles That Downed Brothers to the Rescue Planes

Cuba Buys Successors to Russian Missiles That Downed Brothers to the
Rescue Planes / 14ymedio
Posted on August 30, 2015

14ymedio, 30 August 2015 – In 2015 Cuba will have modern air-to-air
missiles acquired from Russia, according to the state-operated Russian
Agency of International Information. The island’s government will
receive a consignment of VYMPEL R-73Es, which will add to the… Continue reading

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