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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for Nothing, Trump

Thanks for Nothing, Trump Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 June 2017 — After much media frenzy, Trump’s “new policy” toward Cuba has not gone beyond the rhetoric expected by most political analysts. His act was more a symbolic gesture towards his faithful than any practical novelty. In short, those who expected an announcement of truly […] Continue reading

Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump

Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — “Impotence.” This is the word that a performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA building in Havana’s Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba. On […] Continue reading

Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?

Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts […] Continue reading

Trump, Obama and subjugated Cubans

Editorial: Trump, Obama and subjugated Cubans DDC | Madrid | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba’s official television aired Donald Trump’s recent appearance at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami. That makes two speeches by US presidents that Cubans on the Island have been able to watch recently. In March of 2016, […] Continue reading

Trump’s Fault?

Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST. Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms of affecting Obama’s legacy and the foreseeable impact of the measures – adversaries and officials […] Continue reading

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading

Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy

Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy By TERESA FRONTADO & NANCY KLINGENER & ADRIANNE GONZALEZ & HOLLY PRETSKY & ISABELLA CUETO • JUN 16, 2017 President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing some of the relaxed new relations instituted two years ago by President Barack Obama. “Effective […] Continue reading

Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy

Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy At a Monday news conference, the nation’s foreign minister called the latest deal “a grotesque spectacle straight from the Cold War.” ARIA BENDIX JUN 19, 2017 NEWS Speaking at a news conference in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said his nation was not interested in […] Continue reading

The good, bad, and ugly of Trump’s new Cuba policy

The good, bad, and ugly of Trump’s new Cuba policy By Ilya Somin June 18 at 3:18 PM Late last week, President Trump announced a change in US policy towards the communist dictatorship in Cuba. Although Trump claimed he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” his new approach actually leaves most […] 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 […] 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 […] Continue reading

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Darlene Superville, Michael Weissenstein and Josh Lederman, Associated Press, Associated Press • June 17, 2017 MIAMI (AP) — Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the […] 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 […] Continue reading

Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions

Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions By VICTORIA BURNETT JUNE 16, 2017 As President Trump outlined a stricter policy toward Cuba on Friday, travel industry representatives scrambled to decode new prohibitions and reassure clients that the island was not off limits. Hotel owners, tour operators and online booking agencies — who have been at […] Continue reading

Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there

Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there by Julia Horowitz @juliakhorowitz June 16, 2017: 7:03 PM ET President Trump said he’s “canceling” Obama’s deal with Cuba. But that agreement was good for a lot of American businesses. Many U.S. firms have welcomed the opening of a new market roughly 100 miles […] Continue reading

Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade

Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade June 17, 2017 4:55 AM Reuters CHICAGO — U.S. farm groups criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to retreat from his predecessor’s opening toward Cuba, saying it could derail huge increases in farm exports that totaled $221 million last year. A trade delegation from Minnesota, one of […] Continue reading