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Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides

Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 21 June 2017 — Economic hardships
turn many Cuban engineers to work as bartenders, doctors become taxi
drivers and innumerable professionals become alternative guides for
tourists. Among the latter, there are the experienced or the
just-getting-started, but all of them earn more money than they would
working in… Continue reading

The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree

The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree / Iván García

Iván García, 24 May 2017 — May 20 of this year with mark the 115th
anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. In the Throne Room of
the Palace of the Captains General, a building which now serves as the
City Museum, Tomás Estrada Palma — born in… Continue reading

Miembro del aparato? Cero remesas: Trump aprieta las tuercas a castristas activos

¿Miembro del aparato? Cero remesas: Trump aprieta las tuercas a
castristas activos
junio 23, 2017
Rolando Cartaya

Revirtiendo una generosa orden de Obama, su sucesor devuelve a la
definición de “funcionarios prohibidos del Gobierno de Cuba” a un amplio
espectro de dirigentes y represores castristas, desde ministros hasta
presidentes de CDR.
El historiador William LeoGrande, coautor con Peter Kornbluh del… Continue reading

Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances?

Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances?
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in
U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in
President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy that potentially could cut off
remittances to more than 1 million Cubans.

The memorandum on strengthening Cuba policy that… Continue reading

Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching

Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching
Andrew Bender , CONTRIBUTOR
I delve into the business of business travel, and often the fun too.
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Just as travel and tourism to Cuba from the United States was heating
up, President Donald Trump made an announcement last Friday that will
cool it down, probably… Continue reading

Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba

Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 8 June 2017 — The die is cast. At the special session of
the National Assembly of People’s Power held on May 31 and June 1 at the
Palace of Conventions, delegates have, as expected, approved the
economic plan for 2016 to 2021 and a national plan for economic… Continue reading

Better ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Miami’s Cubans are divided

Better ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Miami’s Cubans are divided
Les Neuhaus

When President Trump scaled back President Obama’s pact that broadened
relations with Cuba, he said he was “completely canceling” a “terrible
and misguided deal.”

There was a time in Florida when the Cuban American community would have
reacted to such an announcement with almost uniform approval.

But… Continue reading

Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner

Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 13 June 2017 – In less than 72 hours
President Donald Trump will declare in Miami the new basis for the
United States government’s policies towards Cuba. At that time the
decisions of his predecessor Barack Obama, during the process of
normalization of diplomatic relations… Continue reading

Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses.

Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes
putting them back on tour buses.
By Nick Miroff June 17 at 2:43 PM

The American traveler in Cuba — sweating, disoriented and probably a bit
woozy from the rum drinks — is once more at the heart of the struggle
for the island’s future.

Central to President Trump’s… Continue reading

Analistas: ‘Las nuevas medidas golpean a los militares cubanos, pero podrían debilitar al sector privado’

Analistas: ‘Las nuevas medidas golpean a los militares cubanos, pero
podrían debilitar al sector privado’
AGENCIAS | Washington | 17 de Junio de 2017 – 14:33 CEST.

Con las limitaciones al comercio y los viajes a Cuba anunciadas por el
presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, se busca golpear el bolsillo del
régimen de Raúl Castro, pero se corre el riesgo… Continue reading

Piden a Trump que vuelva a incluir a Cuba en lista de países terroristas

Piden a Trump que vuelva a incluir a Cuba en lista de países terroristas
14 de junio de 2017 – 16:06

El Centro por una Cuba Libre lanzó en Miami un llamamiento al presidente
Trump firmado por más de 100 exembajadores estadounidenses, académicos,
expresos políticos cubanos, líderes empresariales y escritores para
revertir la política de EEUU hacia Cuba

Embajadores estadounidenses,… Continue reading

Diplomáticos e intelectuales piden devolver a Cuba a la lista de países terroristas

Diplomáticos e intelectuales piden devolver a Cuba a la lista de países
terroristas
En una carta enviada al presidente de EEUU
Miércoles, junio 14, 2017 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Embajadores estadounidenses, académicos y ex
presos políticos cubanos pidieron en una carta al presidente de EE.UU.,
Donald Trump, que regrese a Cuba a la lista de países que apoyan el… Continue reading

Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies

Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The Center for a Free Cuba sent a letter of gratitude to President
Donald Trump Wednesday for his decision to come to Miami and said it was
pleased that he would soon begin the “dismantling of Barack Obama’s
concessions to the Castro regime.”

The… Continue reading

El miedo a ser deportados, una nueva realidad para los cubanos en EEUU

El miedo a ser deportados, una nueva realidad para los cubanos en EEUU
AGENCIAS | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 10:49 CEST.

Decenas de miles de cubanos que viven en EEUU se adaptan a una nueva
realidad y algunos de ellos enfrentan los mismos temores de deportación
que otros inmigrantes, tras décadas de haber gozado de un… Continue reading

South Florida companies hoping to preserve Cuba gains await new Trump rules

South Florida companies hoping to preserve Cuba gains await new Trump rules
Arlene Satchell
Sun Sentinel

When U.S.-based airlines and cruise lines flew or sailed through former
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba, few expected that the
door might be slammed shut or partially closed by his successor in the
White House.

But that’s the prospect those and other… Continue reading

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on
Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing
regional presidents and Mexican and U.S. Cabinet members to town this week.

Sources have told the Miami Herald that a presidential announcement of… Continue reading

Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday

Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday
BY PATRICIA MAZZEI
pmazzei@miamiherald.com

President Donald Trump will travel to Miami next Friday to announce his
administration’s changes to U.S.-Cuba policy, a source with knowledge of
the president’s plans told the Miami Herald.

The location for the event is still in the works. But scheduling the
trip indicates the Cuba policy,… Continue reading

The Unqualified Cuban Truth

Reinaldo Escobar: The Unqualified Cuban Truth / Somos+

Somos+, Leyla Belo, 23 MACH 2017 — Those who ever speak with Reinaldo
cannot deny his innate genius, his sense of humor and gentleness of
expression. A matter of decorum, isn’t it? That quality which is so
scarce among many people nowadays. He does what he considers to be his
duty: to… 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

Los diez rasgos populistas de la Revolución cubana

Los diez rasgos populistas de la Revolución cubana
CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER, Miami | Junio 09, 2017

¿Se puede calificar de populista a la Revolución cubana? Se puede y debe
hacerse. Enseguida lo veremos.

En diciembre 19 del 2016 The Economist admitía que la palabra populismo
significaba muchas cosas. Servía para caracterizar a Donald Trump,
presidente de Estados Unidos, al comunista… Continue reading

A Cuban vaccine might some day turn lung cancer into a chronic disease

A Cuban vaccine might some day turn lung cancer into a chronic disease
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

BUFFALO, N.Y.
The first patients in a clinical trial at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
have begun receiving monthly doses of CIMAvax-EGF, a Cuban lung cancer
vaccine that U.S. researchers say shows promise in preventing the
recurrence of lung cancer — the leading cause… Continue reading

Cuba drills for own oil as Venezuelan flow falters

Cuba drills for own oil as Venezuelan flow falters
Rigoberto DIAZ
AFP 8 June 2017

The “Varadero 1,008” drill in the village of Boca de Camarioca is part
of a plan by Cuba to make up for lost oil imports from Venezuela by
boosting its domestic supply
More
Near the Cuban seaside village of Boca de Camarioca, a giant drill… Continue reading

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