News and Facts about Cuba

university

1 2 3 186

UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American
Studies
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow
Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-
American Studies.

Gómez, who retired from UM in 2012 with a Presidential Medal, replaces
Jaime Suchlicki, who will leave ICCAS… Continue reading

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to
escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that,
according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista,
reflect the prevailing system on the island. From a neighborhood on the
outskirts… Continue reading

Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen

Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen
Marianna Parraga and Marc Frank

HOUSTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba
have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to
documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters,
threatening to worsen gasoline and power shortages in the communist-run
island.

Cuba’s government since… Continue reading

Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy

Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
07/13/2017 09:20 am ET
William M. LeoGrande
Professor of Government at American University

President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential
Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,
Miami, June 16, 2017

On June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba… Continue reading

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

US-Cuba sea mission finds healthy reefs, invasive lionfish

US-Cuba sea mission finds healthy reefs, invasive lionfish
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — Jul 4, 2017, 6:28 PM ET

A joint U.S.-Cuban expedition to explore the island’s coral reefs
uncovered a surprisingly healthy ecosystem and large schools of mackerel
with significant commercial value, scientists involved in the mission
said Tuesday.

The study also found alarmingly high numbers of… Continue reading

Cuba’s electoral straitjacket

Cuba’s electoral straitjacket
HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 4 de Julio de 2017 – 11:11 CEST.

The National Candidatures Committee (CCN) was just constituted.
According to the Electoral Law, this commission, as well as the
provincial and municipal ones, were created to prepare and present the
proposed candidacies of the delegates to the Provincial Assemblies and
the Deputies… Continue reading

A Neighborhood Dressed in Blue

A Neighborhood Dressed in Blue / Rebeca Monzo

At the time of the “accident” in 1959, Nuevo Vedado was the latest
Havana neighborhood to be developed. Its residents included
professionals and famous artists from radio and television. It was an
elegant neighborhood, with any number of homes — primarily one or
two-story single-family residences — noted for their striking
architectural… Continue reading

In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area

In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable
Gray Area
July 2, 20178:26 AM ET
CARRIE KAHN

In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have
popped up in Cuba. Some are taking advantage of what they say has been a
small but vibrant opening afforded them since former President Obama
reestablished U.S.… Continue reading

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of
daily life in Cuba
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that
they say reflects what is normal life on the island.

They got stranded in Panama, but still hope to eventually reach… Continue reading

Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is Sworn In

Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is
Sworn In

14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The swearing in, today, of the National
Nominating Commission (CCN) before the National Electoral Commission is
a decisive step that makes it clear that the upcoming elections will be
held under the provisions the electoral law of 1992 and not by the… Continue reading

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again
BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE
delafuente@fas.harvard.edu

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba,
I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been
losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the
Cuban government in the past two decades have resulted in… 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

Cuba sigue bajo una ‘invasión yanki’

Cuba sigue bajo una ‘invasión yanki’
Como nunca antes el vecino del Norte cuenta con el aprecio y la
esperanza de la mayoría en la isla
Martes, junio 27, 2017 | Miriam Leiva

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Los norteamericanos se esparcen en actividades por
toda Cuba, anunciadas diariamente en los medios, con el influjo
constructivo que invadió de sosiego la sociedad… Continue reading

Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

Analysis: Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?
The New York Times
By PETER BAKER

WASHINGTON — When the judgment of history comes, former President Barack
Obama might have figured he would have plenty to talk about. Among other
things, he assumed he could point to his health care program, his
sweeping trade deal with Asia, his global climate change accord and… Continue reading

La nueva política hacia Cuba parece tener una ‘cláusula venenosa’ sobre las remesas

La nueva política hacia Cuba parece tener una ‘cláusula venenosa’ sobre
las remesas
MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

William LeoGrande, profesor de la American University especializado en
las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos, dice que todo parece indicar
que la nueva política hacia Cuba del presidente Donald Trump tiene una
“cláusula venenosa” con el potencial de reducir las remesas a más… Continue reading

No one signs the ‘Cuban Youth’s Statement’

No one signs the ‘Cuban Youth’s Statement’
PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 26 de Junio de 2017 – 11:43 CEST.

The official newspapers Granma and Juventud Rebelde recently published
the Cuban Youth’s Statement in response to the recent speech by US
president Donald Trump and his announcement of a change in his country’s
policy towards Cuba.

I shall not… Continue reading

Analista: ‘Las nuevas disposiciones de Trump podrían reducir las remesas a más de un millón de cubanos’

Analista: ‘Las nuevas disposiciones de Trump podrían reducir las remesas
a más de un millón de cubanos’
DDC | Miami | 26 de Junio de 2017 – 14:45 CEST.

Para William LeoGrande, profesor de la American University especializado
en las relaciones entre Cuba y EEUU, todo parece indicar que la nueva
política del presidente Donald Trump tiene una “cláusula venenosa”.… Continue reading

The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions

Commentary: The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions
OPINION By Jonathan C. Brown – Special to the American-Statesman
LYNNE SLADKY
Posted: 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s Cuban policies
proves once again that all politics are local. The White House says that
the regime of Raúl Castro should reform its own political structure,… Continue reading

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

1 2 3 186
Follow Us
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusCheck Our Feed
Calender
August 2017
MTWTFSS
« Jul  
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031 
Donate for Servers
We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support to pay for more powerful servers. Thank you.
Cubaverdad on Twitter
Archives