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Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes

Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes BY LINDA ROBERTSON lrobertson@miamiherald.com Among the items that ought to be interred with Fidel Castro’s ashes when Cuba’s “Maximum Leader” is formally laid to rest on Sunday are a baseball glove and a tracksuit. Castro was not only an avid sports fan but an […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […] Continue reading

Medidas de Obama causan indignación entre cubanoamericanos

Medidas de Obama causan indignación entre cubanoamericanos FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON No es que él no esté interesado, o que considere que su caso no es sólido, pero la idea de presentar una demanda judicial contra la administración de Obama no es algo que Javier García-Bengochea esté dispuesto a hacer. Se le ha sugerido que […] Continue reading

Can a challenge to Obama’s Cuba policies succeed?

Can a challenge to Obama’s Cuba policies succeed? BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON It’s not that he’s not interested nor does he feel like he doesn’t have a strong case, but the idea of taking on the Obama administration in court is not something Javier García-Bengochea is eager to do. It’s been suggested to him […] Continue reading

Rice – directiva presidencial dista de los “planes secretos” que EEUU tenía para Cuba

Rice: directiva presidencial dista de los “planes secretos” que EEUU tenía para Cuba octubre 14, 2016 Martinoticias.com La principal asesora de seguridad nacional de Obama, Susan Rice, habló en una conferencia en el Wilson Center sobre la más reciente directiva presidencial para Cuba. La asesora de Seguridad Nacional Susan Rice comentó la directiva Presidencial del […] Continue reading

Obama moves to make Cuba policies ‘irreversible’

Obama moves to make Cuba policies ‘irreversible’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com President Barack Obama issued a presidential directive on Cuba on Friday that seeks to institutionalize and cement his policy changes toward the island and encourage further engagement even after he leaves office. His administration also released a sixth set of regulatory changes designed to […] Continue reading

Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

Paquito D’Rivera critica la política de la administración Obama hacia La Habana

Paquito D’Rivera critica la política de la administración Obama hacia La Habana DDC | Miami | 19 de Septiembre de 2016 – 16:12 CEST. El renombrado músico cubanoamericano Paquito D’Rivera expresó su desacuerdo con la política de acercamiento del Gobierno de Barack Obama hacia el régimen de Cuba y reiteró que regresará a la Isla […] Continue reading

The Sorry Tale Of Cuban Communism

The Sorry Tale Of Cuban Communism Daniel J. Mitchell – September 06, 2016, 11:25 am Before communism arrived in Cuba, it was one of the most prosperous societies of the Americas. Now, its economy and society are both severely crippled by it. Communism should be remembered first and foremost for the death, brutality, and repression […] Continue reading

Thinking With Our Stomachs

Thinking With Our Stomachs / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 2 September 2016 – At the dining room table the grandparents are playing with their two granddaughters. They ask them what they would ask the genie for if they happened to stumble on a magic lamp in the corner. “I want a plate […] Continue reading

They Wanted to be Like Che… and They Are

They Wanted to be Like Che… and They Are / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 31 August 2016 — Abusers, they beat women in the street, participate in acts of repudiation, and monitor those who think differently. They are the kids of the feared Rapid Response Brigade. Now they are thirty-somethings. They graduated from […] Continue reading

A Conversation with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

A Conversation with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo / Regina Anavy Regina Anavy, Reykjavic, June 27, 2016 — Crossing paths with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Reykjavic, Iceland, on June 27, 2016, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with him. Iceland And Future Plans Regina Anavy: I understand you are here on a special […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] Continue reading

The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana

The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 22 March 2016 — Just when Air Force One landed at 2 pm at the Andrew military base on the way to Havana, forty-six Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) walked in file along the central promenade of 5th Avenue, with photos, […] Continue reading

The Big Change

Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading

Obama “¡Esto no es fácil!”

Obama: “¡Esto no es fácil!” Muchísima más divulgación le dio la Casa Blanca al comediante Pánfilo que a los trece miembros de la sociedad civil y opositores que se reunieron con el presidente de EEUU Jorge Dávila Miguel, Miami | 28/03/2016 10:10 am ¿Qué le dijeron los opositores al presidente Barack Obama cuando se reunieron […] Continue reading

Castro agasaja a la pareja Obama con música y comida cubana

Castro agasaja a la pareja Obama con música y comida cubana El gobierno ofreció hoy una cena de Estado en el Palacio de la Revolución lunes, marzo 21, 2016 | Agencias LA HABANA, Cuba.- Raúl Castro ofreció hoy una cena de Estado en el Palacio de la Revolución para agasajar con música y comida cubana […] Continue reading

Cerdo, tamales y plátanos fritos, la cena de Estado de Raúl Castro para los Obama

Cerdo, tamales y plátanos fritos, la cena de Estado de Raúl Castro para los Obama AGENCIAS | La Habana | 22 Mar 2016 – 10:52 am. Raúl Castro ofreció este lunes una cena de Estado en el Palacio de la Revolución para agasajar con música y comida cubanas al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, […] Continue reading

Cuba sigue siendo una preocupación para Estados Unidos

Cuba sigue siendo una preocupación para Estados Unidos Susan Rice: El compromiso de EEUU con los Derechos Humanos y la democracia estarán claros durante el viaje de Obama a la isla, que el Presidente quiere aprovechar al máximo. Martinoticias.com marzo 18, 2016 A pesar de la reaproximación diplomática, Cuba sigue siendo una preocupación, dijo este […] 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

Exilio cubano critica que oposición sea “marginada” de deshielo Cuba-EE.UU.

Exilio cubano critica que oposición sea “marginada” de deshielo Cuba-EE.UU. 10 MAR 2016 21h54 actualizado a las 22h50 Miembros del exilio cubano en Miami denunciaron hoy que la oposición al Gobierno de Raúl Castro está siendo “marginada” en el proceso de normalización de relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos y pidió un “diálogo profundo” sobre […] Continue reading

Exiliados esperan reunirse en Miami con Ben Rhodes, asesor de Obama, antes de su viaje a Cuba

Exiliados esperan reunirse en Miami con Ben Rhodes, asesor de Obama, antes de su viaje a Cuba AGENCIAS | Miami | 11 Mar 2016 – 1:26 am. Como preámbulo de la próxima visita a Cuba del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, el asesor adjunto de Seguridad Nacional, Ben Rhodes, visitará este viernes Miami, donde […] Continue reading

EEUU aborda los derechos humanos en Cuba con líderes de la sociedad civil

EEUU aborda los derechos humanos en Cuba con líderes de la sociedad civil La represión dentro de la Isla ha aumentado miércoles, marzo 9, 2016 | Agencias WASHINGTON, Estados Unidos.- La asesora de Seguridad Nacional de la Casa Blanca, Susan Rice, se reunió hoy con líderes de la sociedad civil cubana y estadounidense “para discutir […] Continue reading

No Obama meeting with Fidel Castro, dissident talks on track – White House

No Obama meeting with Fidel Castro, dissident talks on track – White House WASHINGTON | BY JEFF MASON AND MATT SPETALNICK The White House has ruled out an encounter between President Barack Obama and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Cuba this month and is confident the Cuban government will not create obstacles to a meeting […] Continue reading

Washington aborda los derechos humanos en Cuba con líderes de la sociedad civil

Washington aborda los derechos humanos en Cuba con líderes de la sociedad civil AGENCIAS | Washington | 10 Mar 2016 – 1:48 am. La asesora de Seguridad Nacional de la Casa Blanca, Susan Rice, se reunió el miércoles con líderes de la sociedad civil cubana y estadounidense “para discutir una amplia gama de cuestiones sobre […] Continue reading

Governors got little flak for Cuba visits, but travels were different than N.J. lawmakers’

Governors got little flak for Cuba visits, but travels were different than N.J. lawmakers’ FEBRUARY 6, 2016, 9:02 AM LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016, 9:18 AM BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN STATE HOUSE BUREAU | THE RECORD Within the last 10 months, Republican Govs. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Greg Abbott of Texas and Democratic […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

10 seek to boost U.S. ties to Cuba

10 seek to boost U.S. ties to Cuba State’s Crawford joins 9 in House By Frank Lockwood WASHINGTON — First District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford and nine of his colleagues Wednesday announced that they’re creating what they’re calling a Cuba Working Group that will work “to advance policy proposals that are in our national interest […] Continue reading

Senators divided on sales to Cuba

Senators divided on sales to Cuba Boozman for it, Cotton opposed By Frank Lockwood WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after the Obama administration announced plans to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba, some members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are working to remove trade barriers. But those measures face opposition from lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Tom […] Continue reading

Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights

‘Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights’ BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 Dic 2015 – 3:09 pm. Rolando Ferrer Espinosa is the coordinator of the Frente Antitotalitario Unido (FANTU), the organization of which Guillermo Fariñas is the national coordinator. A lawyer by trade, Ferrer was incarcerated between 1999 […] Continue reading

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on November 16, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 12 November 2015 — Recently the octogenarian Raul Castro again spoke about his upcoming retirement in February of 2018. For someone who has never not heard the same last name leading the country during […] Continue reading

Cuba, a failed experiment

Cuba, a failed experiment Terry SavageContact Reporter If you ever wondered what a country would look like after 50 years of total government economic controls, you need only to make a trip to Cuba, which I did last week. The history of that nation is a story with endless political ramifications, both for those who […] Continue reading

The Cuba conundrum – where to now for Cuba-US relations?

The Cuba conundrum: where to now for Cuba-US relations? Relations with the United States have thawed, and Cuba’s youth hunger for change. But other Cubans fear that ‘normalising’ of relations with the US will make life on the Caribbean island worse, rather than better Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, […] Continue reading

Obama takes ‘a sledgehammer’ to Cuba embargo

Obama takes ‘a sledgehammer’ to Cuba embargo New rules allow for business presence on island, more travel, more remittances Treasury Secretary Lew: U.S. ‘helping to support the Cuban people’ Sen. Marco Rubio: Moves ‘raise serious questions about the legality’ of Obama regulations Sept. 18, 2015. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com BY CHRIS ADAMS McClatchy National Staff WASHINGTON […] Continue reading

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people Idea to help La Merced church had genesis during Pope Benedict’s visit South Florida family says it wants to directly help Cuban people They will meet the families they’ve aided during papal visit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Like many Cuban-American families in South […] Continue reading

Lawmakers yet to be sold on increased exports to Cuba

Lawmakers yet to be sold on increased exports to Cuba By Spencer Chase WASHINGTON, Sep. 9, 2015 – Some House members aren’t sold on the idea of increased agricultural trade with Cuba, saying it wouldn’t do anything to relieve human rights abuses in the communist country. At a Wednesday hearing of the House Subcommittee on […] Continue reading

La saga de Back Channel to Cuba – Lecciones para negociar el futuro

La saga de Back Channel to Cuba: Lecciones para negociar el futuro Posted on 1 septiembre, 2015 Por Miguel Fernández Díaz Ya se anunció que saldrá en octubre la edición revisada (Universidad de Carolina del Norte, 2015) del libro Back Channel To Cuba, que sus autores Peter Kornbluh y William LeoGrande pregonan con revelaciones del […] Continue reading

La saga de «Back Channel to Cuba»

La saga de «Back Channel to Cuba» Los casos y cosas de casa Cuba Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 02/09/2015 8:32 am Ya se anunció que saldrá en octubre la edición revisada (Universidad de Carolina del Norte, 2015) del libro Back Channel To Cuba, que sus autores Peter Kornbluh [Archivo de Seguridad Nacional] y William […] Continue reading

Cuánto influye la personalidad del Presidente de EEUU en la política exterior?

¿Cuánto influye la personalidad del Presidente de EEUU en la política exterior? MANUEL DE LEÓN | Daytona Beach | 14 Ago 2015 – 7:40 am. En EEUU las decisiones son resultado de un proceso largo, tedioso y agotador, de discusiones intensas e investigaciones profundas donde intervienen muchos hombres y mujeres con carácter e ideología distintas. […] Continue reading

El cardenal cubano Ortega le entregó carta del Papa a Obama en reunión secreta

El cardenal cubano Ortega le entregó carta del Papa a Obama en reunión secreta NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Tres meses antes del histórico anuncio que cambió las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, el cardenal cubano Jaime Ortega le entregó al presidente Barack Obama una carta enviada por el Papa Francisco, durante un encuentro secreto […] Continue reading