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Alan Gross dijo que, de permitírsele, “volvería enseguida” a Cuba

Alan Gross dijo que, de permitírsele, “volvería enseguida” a Cuba
Redacción de CiberCuba | hace 18 horas | 23 Martí Noticias

Alan Gross, quien trabajaba en Cuba como subcontratista de la Agencia de
los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional, USAID, y fue
apresado en el aeropuerto de La Habana en 2009, dijo en declaraciones a
la agencia JTA que,… Continue reading

Alan Gross se va a vivir a Israel, pero quiere volver a Cuba

Alan Gross se va a vivir a Israel, pero quiere volver a Cuba
julio 13, 2017

En mayo pasado el subcontratista judeo-estadounidense que fue preso
político en Cuba se estableció con su esposa Judy en la Tierra
Prometida. En la isla perdió cinco años de vida, cinco dientes y su
carrera de trabajador para el desarrollo, pero dice que allí… Continue reading

Los derechos humanos como hoja de parra

Los derechos humanos como hoja de parra
La primera máxima de una política ética, y toda promoción de derechos
humanos tiene que necesariamente serlo, es no hacer daño
Arturo López-Levy, Denver | 13/07/2017 1:49 pm

El discurso de Donald Trump en rechazo al acercamiento hacia Cuba ha
expuesto no solo su desinformación sobre la Isla sino también las fallas
de… Continue reading

“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba

“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 June 2017 — Ten days have passed
since Donald Trump announced his “new” political strategy toward Cuba,
and while the official Cuban press monopoly has wasted gallons of ink on
newspapers and on dozens of reports, interviews and TV programs to show
the world the indignation and rejection… Continue reading

‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime

‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 10:04 CEST.

The Cuban Government always lies in its economic and social statistics,
and with total impunity, as no figures can actually be verified. It
began to lie at the beginning of 1960, when the president of the
National Bank of Cuba, Che… Continue reading

Discurso y medidas de Trump sobre Cuba generan intenso debate

Discurso y medidas de Trump sobre Cuba generan intenso debate
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Y allá vamos otra vez. Como casi siempre sucede con el tema cubano, el
anuncio de un cambio de política de Estados Unidos, realizado por el
presidente Donald Trump en Miami la semana pasada, ha generado una
intensa controversia.

Rodeado de exiliados y disidentes cubanos, y… Continue reading

Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism

Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam
Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature
of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to
the historical past as a mechanism for legitimizing the present, and as
a resource for survival. In the case of Cuba, this principle has been
the rector… 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

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

The crisis in Venezuela, according to Cuba’s official press

The crisis in Venezuela, according to Cuba’s official press
BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 11:20 CEST.

On Tuesday, May 23 journalist Irma Shelton Tase, of Cuban Television’s
daily news broadcast, spotlighted statements made by Carlos Aquino, a
member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela.
Commenting on the spread… Continue reading

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves
Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 11:27:02

HAVANA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cuba will conclude its current tobacco
harvest with almost 30,000 tons of leaves, which is expected to increase
incomes of one of the island’s main exports and have a positive impact
on its economy.
The state-owned Tabacuba business… Continue reading

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

USAID programs in Cuba, which have been highly controversial in recent
years, aren’t funded under the Trump administration’s proposed State
Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

“As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we acknowledge that we have to… Continue reading

Castro Regime Rushes Unfinished Business Before Raul Leaves the Presidency

Castro Regime Rushes Unfinished Business Before Raul Leaves the Presidency

14ymedio, Havana, 19 May 2017 — The government rushed on Friday to
accomplish some pending tasks before Raul Castro leaves the
presidency. The Third Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party ratified two programmatic documents at a meeting where
Marino Murillo reappeared, vice-president of the Council of… Continue reading

Cuba: Forbidden Fruit

Cuba: Forbidden Fruit / Iván García

Iván García, 11 May 2017 — Scarcely a block away from the majestic Grand
Hotel Manzana Kempinski, whose inauguration is expected next June 2nd,
next to the Payret cinema, a state-owned cafeteria sells an acidic and
insipid hamburger with bread for the equivalent of 50 centavos. Workers
in the neighbourhood and beggars who survive… Continue reading

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different
MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is
experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters
were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders.
It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of
the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith… Continue reading

The Dangers of Hatred

The Dangers of Hatred / Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Norma Whiting, West Palm Beach, U.S., 29 April 2017 – The news,
later refuted, of a supposed Cuban flag burning in recent days by
Venezuelan demonstrators who oppose the government of Nicolás Maduro
provoked diverse reactions on social networks and some Cuban websites.
Many Cubans, mostly residing overseas, immediately expressed their
indignation… 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

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

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Apr 20, 2017

President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of
reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards
greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014:
Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation and
communications — and Google… Continue reading

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process
with Cuba
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump
administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for
the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region.

“The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity to the US make it… Continue reading

Estrategias del gobierno cubano en el enfrentamiento al lavado de dinero, los capitales ilícitos, el terrorismo y la proliferación de armas

Estrategias del gobierno cubano en el enfrentamiento al lavado de
dinero, los capitales ilícitos, el terrorismo y la proliferación de armas
18 Abril, 2017 9:25 pm por René López Benítez

La Lisa, La Habana, René López, (PD) El Consejo de Estado, mediante el
Decreto-Ley No. 317, dispuso la “Estrategia de Prevención y Detección de
Operaciones en el enfrentamiento al Lavado… Continue reading

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