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Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU?

¿Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU?
Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto” , artista y activista por los
derechos humanos en Cuba, expone cuál es la situación actual de los
derechos humanos en la isla, en el primer aniversario de la visita de Obama
POR: MARIA ORTIZ
29 MARZO 2017

El artista y activista por… Continue reading

Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever

Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 27 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:38 CEST.

The best way to appreciate how that Cuba’s economy today depends on the
US more than ever before in its history is to engage in a very simple
mental exercise: imagine that Washington banned travel, remittances and… Continue reading

Cardenal Ortega confirma que hijo de Raúl Castro encabezó negociación con EEUU

Cardenal Ortega confirma que hijo de Raúl Castro encabezó negociación
con EEUU

El purpurado cubano fue emisario en 2014 del triángulo de negociaciones
secretas Cuba-EE.UU-Vaticano, pero ahora publica parte de sus memorias
donde confirma que fue el delfín Alejandro Castro quien representó a
Cuba en esas conversaciones.
Mientras continúa la cuenta regresiva para que Raúl Castro se retire del
poder… Continue reading

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio,
Zunilda Mata

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about
adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of
resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state
employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, bringing them into
the stores… Continue reading

‘A partir de ahora no tienes nombre’ – ser prisionero en Villa Marista

‘A partir de ahora no tienes nombre’: ser prisionero en Villa Marista
Este jueves será lanzado a la venta el testimonio del inglés Stephen Purvis
Lunes, marzo 20, 2017 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- El testimonio del arquitecto inglés Stephen
Purvis que será lanzado a la venta el próximo 23 de marzo cuenta cómo
este hombre que llegó a Cuba… Continue reading

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la
Seguridad toca a la puerta
marzo 19, 2017

El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena
con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de un club en
la playa. Pero el poderoso título de sus memorias, Close… Continue reading

Tras las rejas en Cuba

Tras las rejas en Cuba
Por Rafa -19 Marzo, 2017

Las desgracias de un ‘capitalista’ aprovechador que quiso hacer negocios
en la isla de los Castro y le salió el tiro por la culata.

El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena
con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de… Continue reading

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail
A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected
to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story
Stephen Gibbs
Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT

If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana… Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms
March 7, 2017
By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez

HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair
in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come
from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there
is competition and since the sellers can bulk buy… Continue reading

She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging through Cuba’s trash

She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging
through Cuba’s trash
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN Y LUZ ESCOBAR
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

HAVANA
At 67, struggling against the challenges that come with aging and a
meager pension, Raquel, an engineer who in her own words was “formed by
the Revolution,” survives by sifting through garbage every day in search
of… Continue reading

Cuba Kills Another Dissident

Cuba Kills Another Dissident
After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression.
By Mary Anastasia O’Grady
March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET

Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it
eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate
of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons.

The remarkable thing was not the death… Continue reading

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’
SOREN TRIFF | Boston | 4 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:17 CET.

La ejecución extrajudicial del activista Hamell Santiago Maz Hernández
es la señal escandalosa y brutal de que Raúl Castro activa la
“diplomacia de rehenes” que pone la vida de un sector de la población en
la mesa de negociación para… Continue reading

The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services

The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services
/ 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 1 March 2017 — The corner of
Galiano and Zanja is a hive of people at noon. The area’s private cafes
sell everything from bread with croquettes to a complex meat lasagna,
but the nearest state places only sell cigarettes. A third… Continue reading

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano

Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of
revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned
state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú weed. Meanwhile,
food prices were increasing on the world market. In light of this
situation, General Raúl Castro proposed “changing… Continue reading

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba
febrero 22, 2017
Rosa Tania Valdés

El actual secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, realizó una visita
oficial a Cuba en noviembre del 2014 como canciller del entonces
presidente uruguayo, José Mujica. A poco más de dos años, las
autoridades comunistas deciden negarle la visa al diplomático.
El uruguayo Luis Almagro, -actual secretario… Continue reading

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a
former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling
to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents.

Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and
asking the Cuban government why Mariana Aylwin,… Continue reading

Carbón de marabú, “el ejemplo perfecto”

Carbón de marabú, “el ejemplo perfecto”
16 de febrero de 2017 – 14:02

El régimen de Castro ha estado muy ocupado en hacer creer que ciertos
productos vienen del sector privado o de cooperativas agrícolas en Cuba

Sr. Gilbert decididamente este es el “perfecto ejemplo”.

Este artículo comenzó con una simple misión, la de mostrarle al mundo
los campos de… Continue reading

Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion?

Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Febrero de 2017 – 14:56 CET.

The anxiety affecting the dictator and military higher-ups in charge of
Cuba is palpable, eager to dispel their bad international reputation for
non-payment, as they yearn to attract unwary foreign investors and
receive loans so that they… Continue reading

Cuba experiencing an economic crisis

Cuba experiencing an economic crisis
By Nora Gamez Torres
El Nuevo Herald Published Feb 7, 2017 at 12:02AM

MIAMI — The Cuban government reportedly paid $5.2 billion in 2016 to
meet its commitments after an extensive restructuring of its foreign
debt in the midst of an ongoing economic crisis not likely to improve
this year.

Despite growth in tourism —… Continue reading

Cuba paid more than $5 billion in foreign debt last year but the economy is still dragging

Cuba paid more than $5 billion in foreign debt last year but the economy
is still dragging
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

The Cuban government reportedly paid $5.2 billion in 2016 to meet its
commitments after an extensive restructuring of its foreign debt in the
midst of an ongoing economic crisis not likely to improve this year.

Despite growth in… Continue reading

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump
Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana
By: PATRICK OPPMANN
Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST

HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US
enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face.

Will it be the businessman who said he wanted… Continue reading

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market
Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden
from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of
being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in
first.
By David Whitford

The Friday before Halloween, Josh Weinstein was set… Continue reading

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