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Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals

Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism. Close to a small park in Calzada street, next to Rivero’s funeral home, dozens of restless people await their appointment for […] Continue reading

Parliamentary Karaoke

Parliamentary Karaoke 14ymedio, Generation y, Yoani Sanchez, 14 July 2017 — Wednesday night. The neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado is sliding into the darkness. Catchy music resonates in the Hotel Tulipán where parliamentarians are staying during the current regular session. They dance, drink under the sparkling lights of the disco ball and sing karaoke. They add […] Continue reading

La relatora de la ONU niega la existencia de una oposición política en Cuba

La relatora de la ONU niega la existencia de una oposición política en Cuba La Habana | Julio 14, 2017 (EFE).- La relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, alabó este viernes los programas de cooperación que mantiene Cuba en el exterior, aunque eludió pronunciarse sobre la situación de los […] Continue reading

Relatora de derechos humanos de la ONU rehúsa en La Habana hablar sobre el tema

Relatora de derechos humanos de la ONU rehúsa en La Habana hablar sobre el tema julio 14, 2017 La relatora, Virginia Dandan, dijo que está satisfecha con la calidad y diversidad de los encuentros que ha mantenido durante su visita a Cuba, en la que no se ha entrevistado con ningún miembro de la oposición, […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump

Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights from the U.S., saying his country “has a lot to be proud about” on the […] Continue reading

La experta de la ONU de visita en Cuba esquiva el tema de los derechos humanos

La experta de la ONU de visita en Cuba esquiva el tema de los derechos humanos AGENCIAS | La Habana | 15 de Julio de 2017 – 00:38 CEST. La experta de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, no se pronunció sobre derechos humanos en la rueda de prensa de este […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Bruno Rodríguez habla a la experta de la ONU sobre ‘programas de cooperación’ del Gobierno

Bruno Rodríguez habla a la experta de la ONU sobre ‘programas de cooperación’ del Gobierno DDC | La Habana | 13 de Julio de 2017 – 21:36 CEST. El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, recibió este jueves a la experta independiente de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, en […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another

Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo, his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of their […] Continue reading

If Trump Ends Our Remittances?

If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, […] Continue reading

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba

Relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos continúa visita a Cuba EFE LA HABANA La relatora de la ONU sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, continuó el miércoles su primera visita a Cuba, con reuniones de responsables de las carteras de la Salud, el Comercio Exterior, y una visita a la Escuela Latinoamericana […] Continue reading

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del Gobierno

La experta en derechos humanos de la ONU se reúne con representantes del Gobierno DDC | La Habana | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 18:48 CEST. Virginia Dandan, experta independiente sobre derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), se reunió este martes en La Habana con representantes de varias […] Continue reading

Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift

Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English […] Continue reading

OCDH a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos: ‘Escuche una versión distinta a la del Gobierno’

OCDH a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos: ‘Escuche una versión distinta a la del Gobierno’ DDC | Madrid | 8 de Julio de 2017 – 15:26 CEST. El Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos (OCDH) instó a la experta de la ONU en derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional, Virginia Dandan, que visitará la […] Continue reading

Whom Do They Serve?

Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading

Experta de la ONU en derechos humanos visitará la Isla este mes

Experta de la ONU en derechos humanos visitará la Isla este mes DDC | La Habana | 6 de Julio de 2017 – 22:55 CEST. La experta de la ONU en derechos humanos y solidaridad internacional Virginia Dandan visitará Cuba, invitada por el Gobierno de la Isla, entre los próximos 11 y 13 de julio, […] 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 […] Continue reading

Trump y Cuba – Juan Antonio Blanco

Trump y Cuba JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 5 de Julio de 2017 – 13:31 CEST. Un poco contradictoria es la campaña que realizan ahora, bajo la administración de Trump, los que impulsaron el acercamiento a Raúl Castro bajo el anterior presidente de EEUU. Por una parte, desean convencernos de que nada ha cambiado. […] Continue reading

Why will the municipal elections be different this time?

Why will the municipal elections be different this time? DDC | La Habana | 5 de Julio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba is preparing for its new “partial elections,”in which Cubans will elect those to represent them in the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power. This first stage of the electoral process has already […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Continue reading

Rosa María Payá, en la mira del régimen cubano

Rosa María Payá, en la mira del régimen cubano 30 de junio de 2017 – 18:06 – Por LUIS LEONEL LEÓN La presencia de la hija del fallecido disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá entre quienes asistieron a la más reciente comparecencia de Donald Trump en Miami, le ha valido a Rosa María una campaña de descrédito […] Continue reading

Rosa María Payá habla en La Haya sobre información y DDHH en Cuba

Rosa María Payá habla en La Haya sobre información y DDHH en Cuba junio 29, 2017 La opositora cubana Rosa María Payá, intervino el jueves en el evento Border Sessions organizado por Human Rights Foundation (HRF) en La Haya, junto a panelistas de Eritrea y Turquía. Todos abordaron acerca de la situación de sus países […] Continue reading

Rosa María Payá acusa a Madrid de un ‘pacto de silencio’ con La Habana

Rosa María Payá acusa a Madrid de un ‘pacto de silencio’ con La Habana AGENCIAS | Madrid | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 01:51 CEST. Rosa María Payá, hija del opositor cubano Oswaldo Payá, fallecido en 2012, estuvo el jueves en La Haya para informarse de cómo podría llevar el caso de su padre […] Continue reading

Annexationism among Cubans

Annexationism among Cubans HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 29 de Junio de 2017 – 00:20 CEST. A group of Cuban intellectuals gather at Cuban TV’s Round Table (a misnomer) to analyze (once again) Donald Trump’s alteration of America’s policies towards the Cuban Government. They insist on accusing US leadership of harboring annexationist intentions, […] Continue reading

Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for Democracy Action Meeting

Cuban Authorities Block Seven Activists From Traveling to Mexico for Democracy Action Meeting 14ymedio, Havana, 27 June 2017 – Cuban authorities blocked at least seven activists from traveling to Cancun, Mexico this Monday, to participate in the 4th Forum on Roads to a Democratic Cuba, a meeting of the United Democratic Action Roundtable (MUAD) organized […] Continue reading

Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba

Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 June 2017 — Independent communicators in Cuba are victims of an escalating repression, according to a complaint filed Monday by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH), based in Madrid. The alarm sounded by the organization coincides with an increase in complaints from […] 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 […] Continue reading

Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy

Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy BY MIKE GONZALEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 06/27/17 11:00 AM EDT 54 Was President Obama’s opening to the Castro government motivated by a real belief that it would help Cubans, or was it a vanity project from the start? We will never know for […] Continue reading

Ken Hall: US travelers can still bring good will to Cuba

Ken Hall: US travelers can still bring good will to Cuba Posted Jun 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM When we went to Cuba this winter, we flew from Miami on American Airlines to join a group tour, see some performances, meet some Cubans, stay at two very nice hotels and eat at a variety of […] Continue reading

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says

Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says By Eric Shawn Published June 26, 2017 Fox News They sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice. Now Joe Connor wants them back. “Get these guys back, as a starting point for any further opening up of Cuba,” Connor insists. An […] Continue reading

Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass

Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017 Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend for attempting to attend Sunday Mass, including leader Berta Soler. The Cuban government recently banned […] Continue reading

The Hijacking Of Social Networks

The Hijacking Of Social Networks 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 June 2017 – More than five years ago social networks were roiled by the Arab Spring, while the screens of their mobile phones lit up the faces of the young protesters. In those years Twitter was seen as a road to freedom, but shortly afterwards […] Continue reading

El sagrado patriotismo del exilio político histórico de Miami

El sagrado patriotismo del exilio político histórico de Miami En un simpático birlibirloque de la historia los representantes del exilio histórico coinciden con el gobierno socialista en su ninguneo de la incipiente empresa independiente cubana Jorge Dávila Miguel, Miami | 26/06/2017 8:59 am Es muy difícil que algún día lo acepten; tan difícil como que […] Continue reading

Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches

Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […] 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 […] Continue reading

Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba

Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights a rarely explored corner of the national reality. Anyone who knows the Island minimally knows […] Continue reading