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There Is Nothing Worse Than An Artist Who Collaborates With A Repressive Government

“There Is Nothing Worse Than An Artist Who Collaborates With A Repressive Government” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 December 2016 – He has a Polish last name, a first name of Hebrew origin, and Venezuelan blood running through his veins. Jonathan Jakubowicz is as complex and versatile a filmmaker as the […] Continue reading

Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified?

Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […] Continue reading

Chávez, Fidel y el apartheid de los cubanos

Chávez, Fidel y el apartheid de los cubanos Un libro presentado en el Día de la Cultura Cubana muestra los privilegios que reciben los pacientes venezolanos en la isla Viernes, octubre 28, 2016 | Orlando Freire Santana LA HABANA, Cuba.- Cuando todo hacía indicar que la librería Alma Mater celebraría el Día de la Cultura […] 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

An Enslaved People

An Enslaved People / 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco 14ymedio, Pedro Armando Junco, Camagüey, 24 August 2016 – The level of enslavement of a people is determined by the sum of freedoms that are restricted. Slavery and freedom are two ends of a scale that, as one side slants downward from the weight of the load […] Continue reading

Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president has met with two popes, has received visits several European, Asian and Latin American leaders and has written hundreds of articles under the title […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Raul Castro marks decade in power

Cuba’s Raul Castro marks decade in power 2016-07-29 11:37 By Carlos BATISTA Havana (AFP) — Cuban President Raul Castro succeeded his brother Fidel 10 years ago Sunday, a decade marked by once-unthinkable reforms on the communist island and a historic rapprochement with the United States. Castro emerged from the towering shadow of his big brother […] Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

“Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” – Rosa María Payá

Rosa María Payá: “Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” / EFE (14ymedio), María Tejero Martín EFE (via 14ymedio), María Tejero Martín, Oslo, 23 May 2016 — Cuban opposition member Rosa María Payá said Monday ,in an interview with EFE, that the “totalitarianism” of the government led by Raul Castro […] Continue reading

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm. Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even having allowed any debate on the documents distributed for approval at the event. This secrecy […] Continue reading

Francia refuerza sus lazos comerciales con Cuba para reflotar su economía

Francia refuerza sus lazos comerciales con Cuba para reflotar su economía Además de incrementar las inversiones entre ambos países, Hollande hace un guiño a la izquierda francesa JUAN PEDRO QUIÑONEROCorresponsal En París – 08/02/2016 a las 07:29:29h. – Act. a las 08:45:56h. François Hollande comparte con Fidel y Raúl Castro una misma ilusión: sustituir la […] Continue reading

Venezuela, a Lesson for Cubans

Venezuela, a Lesson for Cubans / Miriam Celaya Posted on January 15, 2016 Miriam Celaya, Cubanet, Havana, 8 December 2015 — Despite all adversities and cheating to attempt to sabotage the opposition’s victory in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, the forecasts were on target: the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) didn’t just come ahead in surveys, which Maduro […] Continue reading

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 16, 2015 Iván García, Diario de las Américas, 8 December 2015 — Just past midnight, when Cuba’s military bigwigs heard the president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, confirm the loss of Nicolas Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of […] Continue reading

The Price of Change in the Castros’ Cuba

The Price of Change in the Castros’ Cuba Anthony DePalma – Reporter, writer-in-residence at Seton Hall University Posted: 12/01/2015 5:50 pm EST Updated: 12/01/2015 5:59 pm EST I went to Cuba last month wearing a rubber bracelet like the ones distributed by the Livestrong Foundation. But mine is white, not yellow, and instead of spelling […] Continue reading

An upsurge in misery in Cuba

An upsurge in misery in Cuba The Castro brothers crack down in the wake of the Obama wooing By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Monday, November 9, 2015 Barack Obama’s attempt to woo Fidel and Raul Castro away from their regime’s totalitarian roots has turned from disaster to catastrophe, giving a new and ugly meaning […] Continue reading

Is Now the Right Time?

Is Now the Right Time? PABLO DÍAZ ESPÍ | Madrid | 6 Oct 2015 – 2:37 am. Will a lifting of the US embargo be beneficial with the Castros still in power? The most recent and vocal proponents of the lifting of the American embargo on Cuba wield as their main argument that this measure […] Continue reading

Cuba and its Magical Realism in Politics

Cuba and its Magical Realism in Politics / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 6, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 4 August 2015 — In Latin American literature, magical realism has weighty authors like Alejo Carpentier, Arturo Úslar Pietri, or the genius of Aracataca, Gabriel García Márquez, who with his fictional town of Macondo portrayed a continent of […] Continue reading

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo?

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo? By Amy Sherman on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Miami in which she called for lifting the Cuba embargo — and she did it on the home turf of embargo supporters and GOP rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush […] 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

Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress

Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress By Guy Taylor – The Washington Times – Monday, June 8, 2015 President Obama’s policy shift on Cuba could soon lead to the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, but analysts and congressional insiders say it could be years before the decades-old embargo on […] Continue reading

Forging a new path to cultural exchanges with Cuba

Forging a new path to cultural exchanges with Cuba BY JORDAN LEVIN jlevin@MiamiHerald.com Negotiations between the United States and Cuba to reopen diplomatic relations may be proceeding in fits and starts. But the rapprochement between the two countries is turning what was a small stream of artistic exchanges into a powerful river. From classical orchestras […] Continue reading

Their Weapon is the Word, Peaceful is their Struggle

Their Weapon is the Word, Peaceful is their Struggle / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on May 5, 2015 Our “mercenaries” do not plant bombs, nor do they plan attempts on people’s lives, nor sabotages, as did those who today are in power. Cubabet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 30 April 2015 – A young Communist, lamenting how […] Continue reading

The Summit of Obama and Castro

The Summit of Obama and Castro / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 25, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 15 April 2015 — There were two Summits of the Americas. The one that will be remembered by history is the one of Raul Castro, wide-eyed in the presence of Barack Obama, like a boy waiting to ask for […] Continue reading

Why Does Obama Want Diplomatic Relations With Cuba?

Why Does Obama Want Diplomatic Relations With Cuba? April 17, 2015 Omar Diaz de Arce* (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Some days ago, I made some comments on a keen analysis written by my friend Haroldo Dilla, dealing with the possible re-establishment of relations between Washington and Havana. In my remarks, I stated that, as […] Continue reading

La represión en Cuba sigue igual

‘La represión en Cuba sigue igual’ PABLO PARDO Enviado especial Ciudad de Panamá Actualizado: 12/04/2015 05:00 horas José Miguel Vivanco es el director para América de Human Rights Watch (Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos), la ONG más influyente, junto con Amnistía Internacional, de defensa de las libertades en todo el mundo. Chileno de nacimiento, educado […] Continue reading

Is Venezuela The New Cuba?

Is Venezuela The New Cuba? By James Garrett Baldwin | April 05, 2015 AAA | Over the last decade, Venezuela and Cuba have strengthened relations and become close regional allies. Following the election of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 1999, the two nations boosted trade and worked together to denounce American capitalism and gain […] Continue reading

Detención masiva de opositores afiliados a UNPACU en Santiago de Cuba

Detención masiva de opositores afiliados a UNPACU en Santiago de Cuba 69 opositores pacíficos de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) y Ciudadanas por la Democracia (CxD), organización afiliada a la UNPACU, detenidos en Santiago de Cuba ayer domingo 15 de febrero, al acudir al Santuario Nacional de la Virgen de la Caridad de El […] 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

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

Hillary Clinton secretly pushed the Obama Cuba deal

Hillary Clinton secretly pushed the Obama Cuba deal BY JOSH ROGIN BLOOMBERG NEWS 12/21/2014 7:52 PM 12/21/2014 7:52 PM Although President Obama is taking the credit for Wednesday’s historic deal to reverse decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the main architect of the new policy and […] Continue reading

Cumbre de ALBA con nostalgia por Fidel Castro y Hugo Chávez

Cumbre de ALBA con nostalgia por Fidel Castro y Hugo Chávez En diciembre de 1994 Castro recibió en La Habana a Hugo Chávez y 10 años después firmaron en Cuba el documento de unidad. Agencias diciembre 14, 2014 La Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de América (ALBA) celebrará este domingo en La Habana su decimotercera […] Continue reading

US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

Posted on Monday, 08.04.14 US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy BY DESMOND BUTLER AND JACK GILLUM AND ALBERTO ARCE AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation […] Continue reading

Víctimas de Castro y Chávez desenmascaran a Iglesias y el horror tras su mensaje

Víctimas de Castro y Chávez desenmascaran a Iglesias y el horror tras su mensaje Quienes han sufrido y sufren las consecuencias de disentir en Cuba y Venezuela, desmontan las falacias que defiende Pablo Iglesias. LIBERTAD DIGITAL 2014-06-29 Este domingo, La Razón publica una serie de cartas al líder de Podemos, bajo el epígrafe: “La realidad […] Continue reading

Venezuelan and Cuban activists lobby U.N. on human rights

Venezuelan and Cuban activists lobby U.N. on human rights BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY GENEVA Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:51pm EDT (Reuters) – Venezuelan and Cuban activists lobbied the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate the deaths of dozens of student protesters in Caracas and the jailing of Cuban dissidents. The two Latin American powers, led by […] Continue reading

Does Anyone Care Anymore about Fidel?

Does Anyone Care Anymore about Fidel? June 9, 2014 Sergio Valdivieso (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Though he made no public appearance and no photos of the living room of his home in a secure Havana location were televised, Fidel Castro has made headlines in recent Cuban news. In addition to recent events, it so […] Continue reading

Jackson – Crist’s Cuba visit would send a message

Jackson: Crist’s Cuba visit would send a message THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 1, 2014 It’s traveling season once more for restless Americans, especially those sick to death of “staycations” and one-tank getaways. With a little more jingle in our pockets and wanderlust in our eyes, AAA says we’re ready to hit the road in […] Continue reading

Cuba Focusing on Transparency

Cuba-United States: Focusing on Transparency / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 7, 2014 There are not always good arguments for trampling on the jurisdiction of a foreign nation. The Cold War mentality is still latent in the behavior of certain U.S. institutions. If a government believes in democracy and political freedom, it shouldn’t go around […] Continue reading

Dissident Cuban blogger lauds Venezuelans’ social media use

Dissident Cuban blogger lauds Venezuelans’ social media use Published: 6 May 2014 at 04.49 Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on Monday hailed Venezuelan anti-government demonstrators’ use of social media as “worth imitating.” “Venezuelans are really fighting hard in social media, it is an example, really, of creativity, determination and effectiveness worth imitating,” Sanchez told the […] Continue reading

Burn Your Neighbor’s Beard

Burn Your Neighbor’s Beard / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 25, 2014 The hypocritical “conversation” that Nicolas Maduro held with the opposition indicates the political temperature of what is happening in Venezuela. Against his will, the dictator sat down at the table of dialogue. Although he does not want to recognize it, he did it […] Continue reading

Why Doesn’t the Cuban Regime Dialogue With the Dissidence?

Why Doesn’t the Cuban Regime Dialogue With the Dissidence? / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 19, 2014 Luis, retired military and supporter of the regime, has a few arguments to debate with several neighbors playing dominoes in the doorway of a bodega in the Havana neighborhood of Lawton. The theme of the day is the […] Continue reading