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Trump’s tough talk, Cuban military exercises cast shadow over Trudeau visit

Trump’s tough talk, Cuban military exercises cast shadow over Trudeau visit Canadian officials are casting Justin Trudeau’s visit to Cuba this week as a diplomatic mission to reinforce trade links, continue Ottawa’s “respectful engagement” with Cuba and deliver a human rights message. By TONDA MACCHARLESOttawa Bureau reporter Sun., Nov. 13, 2016 OTTAWA—At a state dinner […] Continue reading

Cuba Ventures on Why an Incoming Trump Administration Will be Good for U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement

Cuba Ventures on Why an Incoming Trump Administration Will be Good for U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement GlobeNewswire • November 10, 2016 VANCOUVER, British Colombia, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cuba Ventures Corp. (CUV.V) (MPSFF) (the “Company”) – Donald J. Trump, the newly elected Republican President of the United States of America confirmed victory over Democratic rival […] Continue reading

A new sponsor for Castro?

A new sponsor for Castro? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST. The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN General Assembly to condemn the US trade embargo against Cuba. This time, however, Havana harbors […] 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

Senate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban

Senate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban By Melanie Zanona – 06/16/16 02:34 PM EDT A Senate panel easily approved a spending bill amendment on Thursday that would lift a travel ban preventing American tourists from flying to Cuba. Prior to advancing the fiscal 2017 spending bill for financial services and general government, the Senate […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

Cuba-Disneyland and Its Leftist Pimps

Cuba-Disneyland and Its Leftist Pimps / 14ymedio, Isaac Nahon Serfaty 14ymedio, Isaac Nahon Serfaty, 10 May 2016 — Cuba is now the Disneyland of the fashion show business. The list of celebrities who go to the island as almost archeological tourists is growing every day. The Mummy Stones, the Lagerfield effigy, and the inevitable voluptuous […] Continue reading

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the luxury of travel, would […] Continue reading

5 myths about Cuba

5 myths about Cuba Christopher Sabatini President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba this past week returned U.S. and world attention to the small Caribbean island of 11 million people and the long, curious history between it and the United States. It’s hard to think of a similarly sized country that has had such a […] Continue reading

Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw

Cuba: Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 18 March 2016 From the section Latin America & Caribbean The museum at Cuba’s most famous beach, the Bay of Pigs, is under renovation. Inside, workers are busily installing new multi-media exhibits while outside a team of builders is laying […] Continue reading

Days Before Obama’s Visit, Cuba’s Allies Try to Block Dissident From Speaking at UN Human Rights Council

Days Before Obama’s Visit, Cuba’s Allies Try to Block Dissident From Speaking at UN Human Rights Council By Patrick Goodenough | March 16, 2016 | 4:32 AM EDT (CNSNews.com) – The Castro regime, backed by representatives of some of the world’s most repressive regimes, tried on Tuesday to prevent a prominent Cuban dissident from speaking […] Continue reading

Bernie Sanders wants normal U.S.-Cuba relations but is fuzzy on details

Bernie Sanders wants normal U.S.-Cuba relations but is fuzzy on details The Democratic presidential candidate isn’t familiar with Cuba policy specifics He supports President Obama’s diplomatic relations with the island And he’s aware he has to explain democratic socialism in South Florida BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@MiamiHerald.com Bernie Sanders knows he wants the United States to […] Continue reading

White House and Cuba Maneuver Over Obama’s Visit

White House and Cuba Maneuver Over Obama’s Visit By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS MARCH 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — When Major League Baseball completed a deal with the Cuban government last week to hold an exhibition game in Havana during President Obama’s planned visit this month, White House officials quietly rejoiced that a pivotal piece of their […] Continue reading

Investor Alert? Move to Cuba, Marry a Senorita, and Buy Flip Homes for Free!

Investor Alert? Move to Cuba, Marry a Senorita, and Buy Flip Homes for Free! by D. Sidney Potter / December 6th, 2015 If there’s one thing that conservative Democrats can rejoice about, given the less than stellar reviews of their point person who now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, rent free, is that the ‘shout-out’ heard […] Continue reading

Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking

Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking Report says pressure led to better ranking in State Dept. report. Cuba a popular site for ‘sex tourism,’ critics say. Department says its reporting was thorough and fact-based. BY FRANK CALZON cubacenter.org Continued international trafficking of people and the sexual abuse of minors are two of the world’s […] Continue reading

Jeb Bush -Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free

Jeb Bush: Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free By JULIE ENGLANDER & KATHERINE PERKINS • 14 HOURS AGO R: Governor Bush, welcome. B: Good to be here. R: You know, a variety of folks are saying and talking about this being your first trip to Iowa, but I think it’s not… B: No. R: […] Continue reading

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba EurActiv with EFE 11:59 The governors of nine predominantly-agricultural US states asked Congress to lift the embargo on Cuba, given the importance of that country as a prospective market for many US food products. In a letter signed last Friday and released yesterday (14 October), the […] Continue reading

A Dubious Decision

A Dubious Decision / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 10, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 10 October 2015 — At a time when many Cuban youths, adults, and even elderly are choosing to emigrate, it is noteworthy that a Cuban who has lived in Canada for a decade, with a wife and young child, posted on Facebook […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Lies with My Own Eyes

Cuba’s Lies with My Own Eyes Communism’s Failures Up Close and Personal Fergus Hodgson October 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm There is only so much one can know by reading and talking about a nation, without actually going there. Such was my dilemma before making a trip to Cuba in September, aware of the risks […] Continue reading

Cuba 2019 – Translated

Cuba 2019 / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 29, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 26 September 2015 — Let’s climb aboard a time machine. Into the future, of course. By now, Raul Castro has given up the throne. His son Alejandro has been tried for abuse of power, financial corruption and violations of human rights. Luis Alberto […] Continue reading

Another Pope, a Different Cuba

Another Pope, a Different Cuba Why Francis Can Expect a Warm Welcome in Havana Tom QuigleyAugust 31, 2015 – 12:47pm It was just a simple announcement. On April 22, Holy See press spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, revealed that Pope Francis had “decided to pay a visit” to Cuba on his way to the United […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Legacy for Cuba

Fidel Castro’s Legacy for Cuba / 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenechea Posted on August 18, 2015 14ymedio, Jose Gabriel Barrenchea, Holguin, 15 August 2015 — For many, Fidel Castro has been “a light in the street and darkness at home.”* Although I don’t believe that either outside or inside Cuba’s borders this gentleman has illuminated a […] Continue reading

A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] Continue reading

Politicians still naive, or manipulative, on Cuba

Politicians still naive, or manipulative, on Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com “I wish every Cuban back in Cuba could spend a day walking around Miami and see what you have built here, how you have turned this city into a dynamic global city. … It would not take them long to start demanding similar opportunities […] Continue reading

Cuba – Transforming a Revolution

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for both US and Cuba Patricia Alejandro YaleGlobal, 23 July 2015 CAMBRIDGE, MA: During the 1990s, the popular assumption was that most Cubans, if they had a choice, would leave their country for the United States in a heartbeat. Today, while many […] Continue reading

Opening for Business

Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading

‘Opportunity’ in Cuba, but for whom?

‘Opportunity’ in Cuba, but for whom? By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Sunday, July 5, 2015 After 50 years an American flag will again fly over the American Embassy in Havana. The Cubans, no doubt eager to sample the sweet life in the West, will open their diplomatic representation in Washington. President Obama tries to […] Continue reading

The Embassy Wall Fell

The Embassy Wall Fell YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Madrid | Julio 02, 2015 In a few days they will change the letterhead, replace the name plaque, and hoist the flag. This building with its green-tinted windows by the sea will cease to be called the Untied States Interests Section and become the United States Embassy in Havana. […] Continue reading

Door Opens Slightly to Cuba, but Businesses Face Difficulty Getting In

Door Opens Slightly to Cuba, but Businesses Face Difficulty Getting In By LIZETTE ALVAREZJUNE 19, 2015 MIAMI — Six months after President Obama cracked open a more than five-decade Cold War stalemate with Cuba, American money, travelers and business executives are streaming onto the island and a United States flag is poised to fly over […] Continue reading

American tourists won’t bring democracy to Cuba – J. Azel

American tourists won’t bring democracy to Cuba BY JOSÉ AZEL jazel@miami.edu The proposition seems intuitively reasonable: American tourists will help bring democracy to Cuba. But, it is also demonstrably false. The idea that American tourists, innately imbued with democratic values and norms, will proudly reflect and share those values while traveling abroad is an authentic […] Continue reading

Spies, artificial insemination and the pope – how Cuba came in from the cold

Spies, artificial insemination and the pope: how Cuba came in from the cold The restoration of US relations with the Castro regime is seen by many as a triumph for Barack Obama. The story of how it happened is extraordinary @RobertsDan Sunday 26 April 2015 11.00 BST Behind the faded doors of what once ranked […] Continue reading

Cuomo ends Cuba trip with some deals

Cuomo ends Cuba trip with some deals Alan Gomez, USA Today 5:14 p.m. EDT April 21, 2015 HAVANA, CUBA– A trade delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo left the island on a high note Tuesday, announcing several agreements struck with the Cubans and promising to return soon. While he didn’t meet with Cuban President Raúl […] Continue reading

Cuba is an enduring challenge to American foreign policy, politics

Cuba is an enduring challenge to American foreign policy, politics By Arthur Cyr, For the Deseret News Published: Sunday, April 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT Obama still has time to launch effective, sustained efforts at bipartisan cooperation with Congress. The Republican majorities in both houses make that essential for success in dealing with Cuba. “You […] Continue reading

Experiencia de colegas presos y despojados en Cuba no detiene a empresarios canadienses

Experiencia de colegas presos y despojados en Cuba no detiene a
empresarios canadienses
Hombres de negocios de Canadá, entusiasmados con invertir en la isla,
obvian el infierno de interrogatorios, cárcel y confiscaciones que
atravesaron Sarkis Yacoubian, Cy Tokmakjian y otros de sus pares.
Martinoticias.com
marzo 21, 2015

Aunque la única conexión de Sarkis Yacoubian con el espionaje era
haberse comprado… Continue reading

Cuba’s wrongdoing goes unchallenged

Cuba’s wrongdoing goes unchallenged BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 03/09/2015 6:05 PM 03/09/2015 6:05 PM A few days after American negotiators met with Cuban officials to continue talks to reestablish formal diplomatic relations, a Chinese ship bound for Cuba was intercepted near Colombia’s Port of Cartagena carrying 100 tons of gunpowder, almost 3 million detonators and […] Continue reading

Gobierno cubano libera al último empresario canadiense del grupo Tokmakjian

Gobierno cubano libera al último empresario canadiense del grupo Tokmakjian
El político canadiense Peter Kent afirma que lo ocurrido a la empresa
Tokmakjian, en Cuba, debe servir de ejemplo a los empresarios de otros
países.
Jorge P. Martínez / martinoticias.com
marzo 06, 2015

El Gobierno de Cuba puso en libertad al último de tres hombres de
negocios canadienses pertenecientes a… Continue reading

U.S. Cuba policy worthy of Ripley’s ‘believe it or not’

U.S. Cuba policy worthy of Ripley’s ‘believe it or not’ BY FRANK CALZONCUBACENTER.ORG 02/11/2015 5:38 PM 02/11/2015 5:38 PM For many years, author Robert Ripley roamed the Earth collecting oddities and strange stories and establishing “odditoriums” to display them. Were Ripley still alive, he’d be writing and drawing cartoons about Cuba, the Castros and President […] Continue reading

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS CASTRO’S REGIME

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS CASTRO’S REGIME José Daniel Ferrer, Executive Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) analyzes in this Press Release UNPACU’s position regarding the current OBAMA’s policy towards the Castro regime and defends reasons why UNPACU is maintaining its position on this issue, […] Continue reading

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens / Diario de Cuba, Dimas Castellano Posted on February 4, 2015 Looking back on the history of the conflict, Cuba and the United States tried to impose their political philosophies through confrontation only to have them run aground on the negotiating table. They opted for war as a continuation of […] Continue reading

Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros

Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros February 04, 2015 12:00 am  •  MONA CHAREN Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. He wants us to lift the trade embargo, remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terror and give Cuba the U.S. naval base at […] Continue reading