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Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression

Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression

14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer
arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same
month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human
Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380
arrests in June 2017.

The number,… Continue reading

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports

Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 24 de Abril de 2017 – 17:00 CEST.

Once gain former Economy minister José Luis Rodríguez has attempted to
pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Apparently the Castro dictatorship
has called on him to do its dirty work and cook the books to present a
more favorable picture… Continue reading

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta
Labrada and Mario Penton

14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 March
2017 — Carlos began to travel to Ecuador when Cubans did not need a
visa. He brought back clothes and appliances to sell in the informal
market, until he discovered a more lucrative business: the… Continue reading

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its
Annual Report / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union
details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of
opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This
situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on several occasions”
its concern to… Continue reading

The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio,
Mauricio Rojas

Chile uneasy with success

14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since
2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an
alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to
remarkable economic and social successes over the last thirty… Continue reading

57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)

57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio,
Manuel Cuesta Morua

14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty
in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of
power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a
country faces an economic challenge, or a cultural,… Continue reading

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura
Chinchilla

The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances,
professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for
freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere,
address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba,
to express the following:

We celebrate the growing process of normalization… Continue reading

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976 – An Historic Setback

Cuba’s Constitution of 1976: An Historic Setback / Dimas Castellano
Posted on April 11, 2016

Dimas Castellano, 1 March 2016 — “Two Benchmarks of the Cuban Republic”
— an article by Pedro Antonio Garcia which appeared in the journal
Granma on February 24 — makes a comparison between the 1901 and 1976
constitutions that merits further discussion. Let us look… Continue reading

Cuba – If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Cuba: If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme
for doctors in 2013 alone.

“I LIVED IN Spain for 18 years but knew due to the economic crisis, I
couldn’t continue my studies there. If I wanted to become a doctor,… Continue reading

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis”

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A
Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton
Posted on February 6, 2016

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas
Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to
cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily to the coast of
Florida.… Continue reading

Je Suis Cuba

Je Suis Cuba / Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo
Posted on November 15, 2015

Diario de Cuba, Rosa Maria Paya Acevedo, 15 November 2015 — Two years
ago in Paris, at exactly this time, I had the satisfaction of meeting in
person a renowned Cuban writer who lives there. I was there only a few
days and travelled little around the… Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight

Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight
Published October 31, 2015
TRACEY EATON

The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names
“Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down.
“Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo
Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.”
“Of course I’m going to continue… Continue reading

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on September 26, 2015

Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) is a
graffiti artist in Cuba, imprisoned since December 25, 2014 for
attempting to perform an artistic action in a public space.

Danilo has spent 9 months in the… Continue reading

Cruise lines, ferries, airlines gear up for Cuba

Cruise lines, ferries, airlines gear up for Cuba
Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell, SUN SENTINEL
POSTED: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3:01 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – From cruise lines to ferries to airlines,
businesses are getting in line to shepherd masses of Americans to the
long-forbidden island of Cuba.
Many hope to benefit quickly under new U.S. rules allowing “purposeful”… Continue reading

Examination of the Latest Ministry of Public Health Crusade

Examination of the Latest Ministry of Public Health Crusade / Jeovany
Jimenez Vega
Posted on July 30, 2015

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 3 April 2015 — The gods of Olympus have spoken. In
their eyes we, miserable creatures, must simply obey and resign
ourselves to complying with their divine whims. I will try to translate
into the language of mortals the… Continue reading

Cuba – Transforming a Revolution

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution
Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for
both US and Cuba
Patricia Alejandro
YaleGlobal, 23 July 2015

CAMBRIDGE, MA: During the 1990s, the popular assumption was that most
Cubans, if they had a choice, would leave their country for the United
States in a heartbeat. Today, while many Cubans still try to cross… Continue reading

Travel companies set their sights on Cuba

Travel companies set their sights on Cuba
By Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell
Sun Sentinel

By air and by sea, businesses prepare to take Americans to Cuba
New travel rules have created “a tsumani of interest” in Cuba
Cuba is banking on tourism as an economic engine
From cruise lines to ferries to airlines, businesses are getting in
line to… Continue reading

The Embassy Wall Fell

The Embassy Wall Fell
YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Madrid | Julio 02, 2015

In a few days they will change the letterhead, replace the name plaque,
and hoist the flag. This building with its green-tinted windows by the
sea will cease to be called the Untied States Interests Section and
become the United States Embassy in Havana. A transformation that
transcends the… Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled today
TODAY AT 3:58 AM IN NATIONAL, WORLD
By Matt Spetalnick, Lesley Wroughton and Daniel Trotta

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba have reached an
agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more
than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled on
Wednesday, U.S. officials… Continue reading

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties

U.S. and Cuba reach a deal to open embassies, renew diplomatic ties
– President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to make formal
announcement Wednesday
– Embassies would open in Washington, D.C. and Havana
– For U.S., sticking point has been freedom for diplomats to travel
around island
BY LESLEY CLARK
lclark@mcclatchydc.com

The Obama administration has reached an agreement… Continue reading

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics

Cuba’s Trans-National Society & the Omissions of Politics
June 22, 2015
Haroldo Dilla Alfonso

HAVANA TIMES — If I were to say the most dynamic part of Cuban society
lives, not on the island, but across the world (particularly South
Florida), I wouldn’t be saying anything new. This is true economically
and demographically – much of the population in Cuba… Continue reading

The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition

“The Cuban people must get their voice back to begin the transition” /
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Rosa Maria Paya
Posted on May 17, 2015

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 17 May 2012 — In the summer of 2012,
Rosa María Payá had just started out in the political arena. She moved
among the young people who animated the Varela Project, El… Continue reading

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