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Los derechos humanos como hoja de parra

Los derechos humanos como hoja de parra La primera máxima de una política ética, y toda promoción de derechos humanos tiene que necesariamente serlo, es no hacer daño Arturo López-Levy, Denver | 13/07/2017 1:49 pm El discurso de Donald Trump en rechazo al acercamiento hacia Cuba ha expuesto no solo su desinformación sobre la Isla […] 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

Discurso y medidas de Trump sobre Cuba generan intenso debate

Discurso y medidas de Trump sobre Cuba generan intenso debate NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Y allá vamos otra vez. Como casi siempre sucede con el tema cubano, el anuncio de un cambio de política de Estados Unidos, realizado por el presidente Donald Trump en Miami la semana pasada, ha generado una intensa controversia. Rodeado de […] Continue reading

The crisis in Venezuela, according to Cuba’s official press

The crisis in Venezuela, according to Cuba’s official press BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 2 de Junio de 2017 – 11:20 CEST. On Tuesday, May 23 journalist Irma Shelton Tase, of Cuban Television’s daily news broadcast, spotlighted statements made by Carlos Aquino, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of […] Continue reading

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com USAID programs in Cuba, which have been highly controversial in recent years, aren’t funded under the Trump administration’s proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we […] Continue reading

The King, The President and The Dictator

The King, The President and The Dictator

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the
Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was
prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish colony and a monarch has never
sat in its imposing structure. The visit of Spain’s King Felipe VI visit
may… Continue reading

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Apr 20, 2017

President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of
reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards
greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014:
Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation and
communications — and Google… Continue reading

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region. “The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity […] Continue reading

Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU?

¿Qué cambios trajo a Cuba la reanudación de las relaciones con EEUU? Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto” , artista y activista por los derechos humanos en Cuba, expone cuál es la situación actual de los derechos humanos en la isla, en el primer aniversario de la visita de Obama POR: MARIA ORTIZ 29 MARZO 2017 […] Continue reading

Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever

Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 27 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:38 CEST. The best way to appreciate how that Cuba’s economy today depends on the US more than ever before in its history is to engage in a very simple mental exercise: imagine that […] Continue reading

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta marzo 19, 2017 El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de un club en la playa. Pero el poderoso […] Continue reading

Tras las rejas en Cuba

Tras las rejas en Cuba Por Rafa -19 Marzo, 2017 Las desgracias de un ‘capitalista’ aprovechador que quiso hacer negocios en la isla de los Castro y le salió el tiro por la culata. El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los […] Continue reading

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] Continue reading

Cuba Kills Another Dissident

Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons. The remarkable […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’

Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’ SOREN TRIFF | Boston | 4 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:17 CET. La ejecución extrajudicial del activista Hamell Santiago Maz Hernández es la señal escandalosa y brutal de que Raúl Castro activa la “diplomacia de rehenes” que pone la vida de un sector de la población en […] Continue reading

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba

Cuando Almagro era bienvenido en Cuba febrero 22, 2017 Rosa Tania Valdés El actual secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, realizó una visita oficial a Cuba en noviembre del 2014 como canciller del entonces presidente uruguayo, José Mujica. A poco más de dos años, las autoridades comunistas deciden negarle la visa al diplomático. El […] Continue reading

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […] Continue reading

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump

Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […] Continue reading

Cuba y el ‘candidato manchuriano’

Cuba y el ‘candidato manchuriano’ Obama se parece al protagonista de una novela de suspenso político publicada en 1959 Miércoles, enero 18, 2017 | Julio M. Shiling MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Entre los veinte y seis libros que escribió el novelista norteamericano Richard Condon, el que más se destacó fue El candidato manchuriano (The Manchurian Candidate). […] Continue reading

‘El deshielo’ – recuento de una política fallida

‘El deshielo’: recuento de una política fallida A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 23:08 CET. Para sorpresa, incluso de los conocedores del tema cubano, el 17 de diciembre de 2014 el dictador Raúl Castro y el presidente Barack Obama anunciaron el restablecimiento de las relaciones […] Continue reading

Canal 10 establece equipo noticioso permanente en La Habana

Canal 10 establece equipo noticioso permanente en La Habana MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com El reportero Hatzel Vela y el fotoperiodista Brian Ely, de la televisora miamense WPLG Local 10, afiliada a la cadena ABC, son ahora los periodistas de esa estación destacados permanentemente en La Habana. Los dos llegaron a Cuba el miércoles para convertirse en […] Continue reading

WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team

WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com WPLG Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have become the ABC affiliate’s men in Havana. The pair arrived last Wednesday to become the South Florida station’s full-time Havana-based crew. That gives WPLG the distinction of being the first local station in […] Continue reading

Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change

Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 00:33 CET. The general philosophy that will pervade the Government next year, until the promised resignation of General Raúl Castro, was clearly outlined […] Continue reading

Este es el verdadero resumen de 2016

Este es el verdadero resumen de 2016 ENRISCO | Nueva Jersey | 25 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:37 CET. Enero —Revelada la Letra del Año resulta ser un número. El ocho para ser más exactos. “Muerto” en la charada cubana. Se recomienda acostar el ocho y que así parezca el símbolo del infinito. Se […] Continue reading

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

Alan Gross – Castro era un ‘brutal hijo de puta’ pero el acercamiento debe continuar

Alan Gross: Castro era un ‘brutal hijo de puta’ pero el acercamiento debe continuar DDC | Miami | 28 de Noviembre de 2016 – 14:43 CET. Alan Gross, el excontratista estadounidense que pasó cinco años preso en Cuba, dice que espera que la muerte de Fidel Castro alivie parte de la ira y el temor […] Continue reading

Incertidumbre domina la futura relación EEUU-Cuba

Incertidumbre domina la futura relación EEUU-Cuba Associated Press WASHINGTON El fallecimiento de Fidel Castro elimina la que durante muchos años fue la única barrera psicológica para una relación más cercana entre Estados Unidos y Cuba. Pero se suma también a la incertidumbre que rodea a la transición del gobierno de Barack Obama al de Donald […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […] Continue reading

Cuba y Estados Unidos terminan con su ‘Guerra Fría’

Cuba y Estados Unidos terminan con su ‘Guerra Fría’ El cambio de percepción en los estadounidenses, la pérdida de influencia en América Latina y la necesidad económica de Cuba han motivado este histórico giro de guion. E.B. / 22-11-2016 • 12:05 El 20 de julio de 2015, Estados Unidos y Cuba restablecieron formalmente las relaciones […] Continue reading

Pro-engagement group toasts with Cuban rum, prepares for uphillbattle on future policy

Pro-engagement group toasts with Cuban rum, prepares for uphill battle on future policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com WASHINGTON, D.C. Amid the clinking glasses of Havana Club and uplifting speeches, the smiles of the invited guests at this gala could barely conceal the underlying concerns following Donald Trump’s electoral victory. The gathering at the posh […] Continue reading

Grupos que favorecen acercamiento a Cuba intentan poner buena cara almal tiempo

Grupos que favorecen acercamiento a Cuba intentan poner buena cara al mal tiempo NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com WASHINGTON, D.C. Tras los brindis con ron Havana Club y los discursos motivadores, las sonrisas de los invitados apenas podían ocultar la preocupación a unos días de la elección de Donald Trump. En el elegante The Hamilton, en […] Continue reading

Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy

Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy Cuba has pardoned 787 convicts in response to Pope Francis’ Holy Year call to all heads of state for acts of clemency, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma reported on Tuesday. Those pardoned include women, youths, people who are ill and “other categories,” according to Granma. […] Continue reading

Is Castroism reformable?

Is Castroism reformable? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:05 CET. When Mikhail Gorbachev launched the reforms known as perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness, transparency) he did not do so with the idea of ​​doing away with the Soviet Union, but just the opposite: to save it from […] Continue reading

Disidencia y despilfarro

Disidencia y despilfarro ¿Está interesado realmente Washington en el avance de las ideas democráticas en la Isla? Redacción CE, Madrid | 19/10/2016 9:51 am Washington debe interrumpir la entrega de fondos para la disidencia cubana. No para congraciarse con el gobernante cubano Raúl Castro, sino por un hecho simple: está botando el dinero. Si alguien […] Continue reading

La tercera opción

La tercera opción La representación de EEUU dialogará mañana con funcionarios de la dictadura castrista sobre derechos humanos Jueves, octubre 13, 2016 | José Daniel Ferrer García SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba.- Si a Job le hubiesen dado la oportunidad de escoger entre vivir todas aquellas duras pruebas que, según la Biblia, sufrió, o sentarse a […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] 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

EL 10% DE TU SUELDO POR CONECTARTE A INTERNET

EL 10% DE TU SUELDO POR CONECTARTE A INTERNETLos cubanos reclaman en Miami un internet más barato, sin censura y accesible ECONOMÍA Hostinger – Hosting Profesional en España EMILIO J. LÓPEZ. | MIAMI. Acceso libre a internet, sin censura de contenido y a un precio justo, acorde con el salario mínimo en Cuba, fue la […] Continue reading

Ex-jailed American subcontractor – Cuba needs to join the 21st Century

Ex-jailed American subcontractor: Cuba needs to join the 21st Century NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor who spent five years in a Havana prison for providing the means for Cuban Jews to connect to the digital world, is in Miami to take part in a conference on how to expand the […] Continue reading