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Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents Civil liberties have deteriorated since the U.S. said that it would normalize ties. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Aug. 14, 2016 5:43 p.m. ET Fidel Castro turned 90 years old on Saturday, adding plausibility to the popular Cuban theory that even hell doesn’t want him. Meanwhile Cuba’s military dictatorship, now headed by […] Continue reading

Cuba y su deshielo tropical

Cuba y su deshielo tropical El Stonegate Bank comienza a realizar negocios con la Isla, lo que marca el inicio de la efectiva eliminación de las restricciones para Cuba en el uso del dólar, producto del embargo Jorge Dávila Miguel, Miami | 20/06/2016 8:51 am La banca americana representada por uno de sus más discretos […] Continue reading

How a Castro-less Cuba Could Be America’s Friend

How a Castro-less Cuba Could Be America’s Friend Even after Obama’s visit, Raul Castro is telling his fellow communists to watch out for Washington. But he’s 84, and the revolutionary generation is dying off. By JOHN CULHANE April 18, 2016 Speaking in front of a huge portrait of his brother, Fidel Castro, at the Cuban […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo

Cuba’s Prison in Guantanamo / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on February 4, 2016 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 4 February 2016 – To the shame of the United States justice system, the prison at the Guantanamo Naval Base is 14 years old today. Since 2003, 680 detainees have arrived there, though today there are fewer than […] Continue reading

Cuba may not want American business

Cuba may not want American business Tribune Staff Published: December 22, 2015 TAMPA — Whether people in the Tampa area should do business with Cuba has been hotly debated since relations between the U.S. and the island nation began to thaw a year ago. Willing businessmen believe it is the best way to build Tampa’s […] Continue reading

National News in Cuba – 6 Bloggers Who Cover Nation

National News in Cuba: 6 Bloggers Who Cover Nation By Brigitte Yuille | Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 01:11 AM Cuba’s state-run media has been one source for national news in Cuba, but a community of bloggers is providing a new and powerful alternative. Their blogs share the realities of life in Cuba and advocate for […] Continue reading

Defiant Guantanameros protest injustice in Cuba regularly

Defiant Guantanameros protest injustice in Cuba regularly ‘People of Cuba, wake up! They have fooled you,’ protester says Author: Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com Updated On: Nov 19 2015 04:12:00 AM EST GUANTANAMO, Cuba – It takes about 11 hours to drive from the Cuban capital of Havana to the island’s […] Continue reading

Demasiada desinformación en Suecia sobre la realidad de Cuba

Demasiada desinformación en Suecia sobre la realidad de Cuba [21-10-2015 22:43:28] Mileydi Fougstedt Redactora (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- No es sorprendente que la mayoría de los suecos no tengan ni la menor idea de la realidad cubana si tanto la prensa como las instituciones académicas y otras asociaciones se la pasan vanagloriando a la revolución cubana de hace […] Continue reading

Black Woman – Double or Triple Discrimination?

Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination? / Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent Posted on October 7, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent, Havana, 31 July 2015 —In Cuba there is a myth that says that there is no racism here because “all the races and cultures melded together forever in a happy synthesis.” Nonetheless, in […] Continue reading

High in the Andes, a tenuous haven for Cubans

High in the Andes, a tenuous haven for Cubans BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/16/2014 5:30 PM  12/16/2014 9:16 PM MIAMI HERALD QUITO, ECUADOR On “Calle Ocho” in the La Florida neighborhood, a few dozen Cubans mill around, downing tar-thick cortadito coffee and explaining to curious locals how to cook malanga. But the snow-capped volcano peeking […] Continue reading

Civil Society in Cuba Finds More Space Under the Reforms

Civil Society in Cuba Finds More Space Under the Reforms By Ivet González CÁRDENAS, Cuba , Oct 15 2014 (IPS) – Cafés, real estate agencies, taxis and other small privately-owned businesses and cooperatives in Cuba have brought new life to the depressed local economy and have given rise to pockets of prosperity in the country’s […] Continue reading

What This Media Outlet Got Wrong About Efforts to Promote Freedom in Cuba

What This Media Outlet Got Wrong About Efforts to Promote Freedom in Cuba Ana Quintana / @Ana_R_Quintana / August 06, 2014 Ana Quintana is a research associate in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. She specializes in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Earlier this week, the Associated Press ran an investigative piece […] Continue reading

Cuba abuzz over news of US travelers program

Posted on Monday, 08.04.14 Cuba abuzz over news of US travelers program BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban […] 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

5 findings about USAID travelers’ program in Cuba

Posted on Monday, 08.04.14 5 findings about USAID travelers’ program in Cuba THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In April, The Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had overseen the creation of a secret “Cuban Twitter” program to stir political dissent on the island and bypass Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet. But that program […] Continue reading

Does Cuba Intend to Fight For Gay Rights?

Does Cuba Intend to Fight For Gay Rights? BY EMMA MOORE JULY 23, 2014 8:58 PM ) A pioneer in the region, Cuba has begun to add to its list of internal advancements LGBTI rights; the 1990s saw the abolishment of many oppressive laws and practices towards gays while the National Center for Sex Education […] Continue reading

?HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading

El desfile de los esclavos

El desfile de los esclavos [06-05-2014 11:16:12] Lcdo. Sergio Ramos (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Las imágenes mostraban miles de trabajadores desfilando por las calles de Cuba con motivo del Día Internacional del Trabajo. También, desde otras partes del mundo se mostraban imágenes de trabajadores desfilando por las calles de diversos países. Pero una diferencia marcaba las de Cuba […] Continue reading

Cuban LGBT rights advocates arrive in D.C.

Cuban LGBT rights advocates arrive in D.C. July 29, 2013 By Michael K. Lavers on July 29, 2013 Two Cuban LGBT rights advocates who are visiting the United States for three months on Monday arrived in D.C. Ignacio Estrada Cepero and Wendy Iriepa Díaz on Monday met with staffers of Us Helping Us, an HIV/AIDS [...] Continue reading

They Are Prosecuting an Activist Against Evictions in Old Havana

They Are Prosecuting an Activist Against Evictions in Old Havana / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on July 13, 2013 The opponent Madelín Lázara Caraballo, detained for nine months in a prison for HIV-AIDS sufferers, in San Jose de las Lajas, will be tried Wednesday at the Old Havana municipal court. She is accused of the [...] Continue reading

Los gays cubanos que Mariela no menciona

Los gays cubanos que Mariela no menciona Wendy Iriepa e Ignacio Estrada ofrecerán el 2 de julio un conversatorio en Miami sobre la comunidad LGTB que no tiene en cuenta la oficialidad cubana. Idolidia Darias junio 13, 2013 El Departamento de Artes y Filosofía del Miami Dade College presenta el próximo 2 de julio a [...] Continue reading

The Prison System the Cuban and Foreign Press Did Not Report On

The Prison System the Cuban and Foreign Press Did Not Report On Posted on April 27, 2013 By Ignacio Estrada Havana, Cuba – In recent days, correspondents from Cuban television and newspaper correspondents from accredited foreign media in the capital undertook an unusual journey through different prisons. The reporting reflects only what the Cuban government [...] Continue reading

How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The [...] Continue reading

Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by [...] Continue reading

Truth and Memory Weekly Bulletin on UMAP / HÉCTOR SANTIAGO

Truth and Memory Weekly Bulletin on UMAP / HÉCTOR SANTIAGO Translator: Unstated, UMAP Truth and Memory Government paper headline: UMAP forges citizens useful to society HECTOR SANTIAGO UMAP* was more terrible than what has been said, because they tried to change homosexual orientation through so-called scientific methods which, imported from the USSR, consisted of insulin [...] Continue reading

Briefing Note No. 3 Cuban League against AIDS

Briefing Note No. 3 Cuban League against AIDS / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada During the month of June and the first days of of July The Cuban League Against AIDS has monitored the rise of protests in Cuban jails for inmates with HIV / AIDS. The protests [...] Continue reading

Until When … / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

Until When … / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Translator: AnonyGY, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada Havana, Cuba: Once again human rights activists denounce the repression in the Eastern provinces, against a group of women who belong to the organization Ladies in White. Such an embarrassing event was characterized by a group of elderly and [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents say Cardinal Ortega was wrong to call them criminals

Posted on Tuesday, 05.01.12 Cuban dissidents say Cardinal Ortega was wrong to call them criminals The dissidents were part of a group of 13 who occupied a Catholic church to press political demands in March. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega has said that the 13 dissidents who occupied a Havana church [...] Continue reading

They Have Lost the Ruler / Lilianne Ruíz

They Have Lost the Ruler / Lilianne RuízLilianne Ruíz, Translator: M. Ouellette Sometimes one has the crazy idea that if the little soldiers of power were reading us, even they would understand us. That is, even if they didn't agree with us, they would understand that in the world we dream of, there would be [...] Continue reading

Cuban transgender woman says she was fired because her lover is with opposition,

Posted on Saturday, 07.09.11 Cuban transgender woman says she was fired because her lover is with opposition For Mariela Castro, gay rights are OK in Cuba but political rights are not, says transgender woman.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com A transgender woman has quit her job at a government-run sex studies center headed by the daughter of [...] Continue reading

Home is sweet – compared to Cuba

Home is sweet – compared to CubaBy Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now June 10, 2011 There's nothing like a trip abroad to make you appreciate home. And after a recent sojourn in Cuba, I've come to appreciate things formerly taken for granted in Canada: things like fully stocked grocery shelves, freedom of the press and toilet [...] Continue reading