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Últimas desvergüenzas

Últimas desvergüenzas, editorial 489
11 Julio, 2017 8:00 pm por Primavera Digital en Cuba

La Habana, Cuba, Redacción Hab, (PD) La dictadura militar castrista
reivindicó ese poder absoluto que disfraza de “soberanía e
independencia” en el tema derechos humanos para violarlos a gusto. Esta
fue su respuesta, luego de la aprobación por la Eurocámara del acuerdo
que le permitirá normalizar… Continue reading

Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property?

Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property?
If the president fails to continue the suspension of Title III, business
relations will be disrupted far more severely and irreparably than they
would be by any regulatory change.
07/10/2017 02:34 pm ET

Long before the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce finish
writing the new regulations that President… Continue reading

Human Rights Violations: How to Report them?

Human Rights Violations: How to Report them? / Somos+

Somos+, 20 March 2017 — During the last session of Academia 10/10, we
were joined by renowned Prof. Moisés Rodríguez Valdés, a physicist by
profession but one with ample knowledge of human rights and civil liberties.

He is the chief spokesperson in Cuba for Corriente Martiana. Attendees
enjoyed this very valuable… Continue reading

Manipulation And Silence, Cuba’s Information Policy On Venezuela

Manipulation And Silence, Cuba’s Information Policy On Venezuela

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 9 May 2017 — Cubans have not seen the
images of that lady who, armed only with her determination, stopped an
armored police tank in the streets of Caracas. The official press also
conceals the tears of those who have lost their children because of the
repression of… Continue reading

Greece and Cuba Account for 60% of the Debt Owed to Spain

Greece and Cuba Account for 60% of the Debt Owed to Spain

14ymedio, 8 May 2017 – According to a report on foreign debt by Spain’s
Secretary of State for the Economy and Business Support released to the
newspaper El Economista, Greece and Cuba account for 60% of all foreign
debt owed to Spain.

According to the report, Cuba owes… Continue reading

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of TodosMarchamos

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested
this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa
Clara, during the 100th day of the #TodosMarchamos (We All March)
campaign for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners.

The leader of the… Continue reading

Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile

Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the
Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza
Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following
the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization
dedicated to legally advising Cubans.

Diversent, told 14ymedio, from a stop… Continue reading

What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?

What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST.

There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and
social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could
unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading Granma, Juventud Rebelde, and
Trabajadores,… Continue reading

The King, The President and The Dictator

The King, The President and The Dictator

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the
Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was
prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish colony and a monarch has never
sat in its imposing structure. The visit of Spain’s King Felipe VI visit
may… Continue reading

CUBA’S PREMIUM GAS SHORTAGE LEAVES DIPLOMATS STUCK

CUBA’S PREMIUM GAS SHORTAGE LEAVES DIPLOMATS STUCK
BY REUTERS ON 4/9/17 AT 6:40 AM

When they are not tending to international affairs, diplomats based in
Havana can be found these days stewing in interminable lines at gas
stations and concocting ways to increase the octane in fuel as Cuba’s
premium gasoline shortage takes its toll.

Cuba sent around an internal… Continue reading

Facing Fuel Shortage in Cuba, Havana Diplomats Roll up Sleeves

Facing Fuel Shortage in Cuba, Havana Diplomats Roll up Sleeves
April 7, 2017, at 5:10 p.m.
By Sarah Marsh

HAVANA (Reuters) – When they are not tending to international affairs,
diplomats based in Havana can be found these days stewing in
interminable queues at gas stations and concocting ways to increase the
octane in fuel as Cuba’s premium gasoline shortage… Continue reading

Cuba will open up to a U.N. human rights expert for first time in a decade

Cuba will open up to a U.N. human rights expert for first time in a decade
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The first independent United Nations human rights expert to visit Cuba
in a decade will travel to the island next week.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, a member of the
United Nation’s Human Rights Council and special rapporteur on… Continue reading

European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río

European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río

14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union
in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar
del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in
Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and also included representatives from the… Continue reading

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona

14ymedio, 27 March 2017 – The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will operate
regular flights between Havana and Barcelona from July 1, according to
reports in Spanish media.

The flights will operate once a week and will be the first to directly
link both cities. As a launch promotion, round-trip tickets will cost
449… Continue reading

Holding the Repressors Accountable

Editorial: Holding the Repressors Accountable
DDC | Madrid | 31 de Marzo de 2017 – 04:08 CEST.

Both off and on the Island, in recent weeks several successful actions
have been taken against State-perpetrated violence.

Composed of lawyers, professors, human rights activists and political
and student leaders of several Latin American countries, a new
organization was announced: the International Commission… Continue reading

Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General

Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General

14ymedio, Havana, 2017 — The Ladies of White Yamile Garro Alfonso,
Lázara Barbara Sendilla and Maria Cristina Labrada delivered on Monday,
as representatives of the whole movement, a summary report to the
Attorney General’s Office on the repression they have suffered over the
last fifteen months.

The leader of… Continue reading

State of the Cruise Industry – Trump Effect, Cuba and More

State of the Cruise Industry: Trump Effect, Cuba and More
by Susan Young | Mar 15, 2017 9:32am

“Demand for cruising in the last 10 years has increased 62
percent,” Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International
Association (CLIA), told thousands attending the Seatrade Cruise Global
conference’s “State of the Industry” general session at Port Everglades,
FL, on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners

Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo
Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after
the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the
guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican President
Felipe Calderón, and Mariana… Continue reading

Ag to Trump – Help trade with Cuba

Ag to Trump: Help trade with Cuba
January 28, 2017 8:00 am • By Agriculture Coalition(0) Comments

On behalf of the undersigned U.S. agriculture, trade, commerce related
businesses and associations, we urge you to continue to show your
support for American agriculture by advancing the relationship between
the U.S. and Cuba and building on the progress that has already been… Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of
wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30
PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí
International Airport carrying President Barack Obama to… Continue reading

USA Rice Federation, more than 100 others push for ag trade with Cuba

USA Rice Federation, more than 100 others push for ag trade with Cuba
Monday
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at 3:38 PM

“With less than one week until the Trump administration takes the reins,
it’s important that the agricultural community voices its support for
policies that will allow us to sell our crops and products in a free and
open market,”… Continue reading

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016

Arbitrary Arrests Rose And Repression Spread To Civil Society In 2016 /
14ymedio

14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2016 – Last year closed with a balance of
almost 1,000 more arbitrary arrests than in 2015, according to data from
the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, based in Madrid, which on
Wednesday issued its annual report on the situation on the island.… Continue reading

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