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Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago

The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 26 November 2016 — The official media have just announced the last and definitive death of Fidel Castro, and I think I have perceived more relief than bereavement in the mournful message. If I were a religious person, I would feel […] Continue reading

The Last Death of Fidel Castro

The Last Death of Fidel Castro / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 November 2016 — As expected, the news of the death of Fidel Castro was announced by his brother Raul, in a brief official statement to the people of Cuba and friends around the world. While his biographers are careful to […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime

Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […] Continue reading

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant…

Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […] Continue reading

The Emigrant Must Earn Brownie Points to Enter Cuba

The Emigrant Must Earn Brownie Points to Enter Cuba / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 21 July 2016 — With blood-stained clothes and wounds and bruises on her arms, Ana Margarito Perdigon Brito returned to Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti Airport this past June. No one knew how to rationalize that the […] Continue reading

Rafter who climbed lighthouse left Guantánamo Navy base, returned to Cuba

Rafter who climbed lighthouse left Guantánamo Navy base, returned to Cuba Alexei Leyva Céspedes, one of the 24 Cuban rafters who sought refuge on the American Shoal lighthouse on May 20 and were taken to the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo Bay while their cases were reviewed, has returned to his hometown of Puerto Padre. […] Continue reading

Polarized Cuban Miami

Polarized Cuban Miami / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Posted on December 26, 2015 Cubant, Luis Cina Alvarez, Havana, 25 December 2015 — A year since 17D*, Cuban Miami grows ever more polarized. And it’s not only between those who favor dialogue with the Cuban regime and those who are staunchly opposed to the Castro regime […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Berlin Wall – Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks

Cuba’s Berlin Wall: Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks Thousands Die Seeking Asylum in Guantánamo Bay BELÉN MARTY JULY 15, 2015 AT 9:47 AM EspañolNilda Pedraza’s son, Iskander, is one of countless Cubans who have tried reach the US Naval Base in Guantánamo by water in search of asylum. She says Cuban officials shot and killed […] Continue reading

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy

Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy BY ANITA SNOW Associated Press HAVANA From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front of […] Continue reading

US Helps Raul Castro To Maintain Stability In Cuba

US Helps Raul Castro To Maintain Stability In Cuba / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on June 15, 2015 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 10 June 2015 — Even when senior officials of the Obama administration and the president himself have said the new US policy toward Cuba is not intended to change the regime, the propagandists […] Continue reading

So Many Lists Having Nothing to Do With Obama

So Many Lists Having Nothing to Do With Obama / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on May 23, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 April 2015 — A few days back, a commentator on Cuban state television found it “interesting” that Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinan, speaking on behalf of her party, said there would be no […] Continue reading