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Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism. By Armando Simón JANUARY 16, 2017 Ever since the death of that psychotic dictator Fidel Castro, I have been experiencing déjà vu. At […] Continue reading
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
US move to restore Cuba ties under fire in Congress Some US lawmakers say President Barack Obama has conceded too much to President Raul Castro without securing guarantees of political change Jo Biddle, Agence France-Presse Published 7:52 AM, Feb 04, 2015 WASHINGTON DC, USA – Plans to restore ties with Cuba came under fire Tuesday, […] Continue reading
U.S. hints that it won’t oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM In an apparent reversal of decades-long policy, Washington will not stand in the way of Cuban participation in the next Summit of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday. […] Continue reading
A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading
Cuba Grants Prison Access on Own Terms First visit in years highlights lack of regular outside monitoring. By Yaremis Flores Marín – Latin America 8 May 13 When the Cuban authorities offered foreign journalists rare access to the prison system last month, it was very much on their own terms. The visit took place on […] Continue reading
Monday, April 30, 2012 The Rhetoric on the Cuban Embargo is Loaded with Subterfuge By Jerry Brewer U.S. government and certain close allies' transparency on internal Cuban political issues are by no means totally and currently possible. This at a time when even Pope Benedict XVI's timing in visiting the oppressed Cuban island seemed to […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 04.17.12 For an American, Havana is filled with contradictionsBy Franco OrdonezMcClatchy Newspapers HAVANA — The green 1951 Dodge Coronet clattering along this city'sfamed Malecon coastal seawall looks like the car built more than ahalf-century ago, but lift the hood and things are not as expected. The car's bulging headlights give the classic […] Continue reading
Declaration of Principles / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated Yesterday, February 23, 2012, for a second time, Cuban TV has honored me by exposing my image — along with those of several other independent journalists and dissidents — in the national news. The previous occasion occurred months ago, during an unfortunate program televised through the [...] Continue reading
The Movement of the Outraged: a Fiction for Cubans on the Island / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated I was struck by the Movement of the Outraged taking over the plazas of the world, like the Old West, without getting into whether or not there are reasons to do it, because I have no details [...] Continue reading
Cuba: paraíso tropical de rodillas Los viajes turísticos a la isla para promover contactos "pueblo-pueblo" enmascaran la realidad del país, según profesora estadounidense. martinoticias.com 06 de febrero de 2012 El artículo dice que la tan promocionada reforma económica en la isla es "polvo" en los ojos de los cubanos. Como paraíso tropical que ha sido [...] Continue reading

Our shame in Cuba: Dictatorship propped up by support that includes
600,000 Canadian tourists
Posted By Hoy, Claire
Posted 7 hours ago

A recent headline summed it up neatly: "Canada talks softly on Cuba,
while Bush prefers big stick."

The… Continue reading

Future China of the Caribbean?
Raul rolls the dice
KONRAD YAKABUSKI
Globe and Mail Update
April 19, 2008 at 12:05 AM EDT

HAVANA — Alejandro, a 20-year-old history student at the Universidad de
la Habana, proudly shows off a sampling… Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS
Ladies march for freedom in Cuba far from over
As long as there are political prisoners in Cuba, Las Damas De Blanco
human rights group will continue.
Posted on Fri, Feb. 01, 2008
BY LUISA YANEZ
lyanez@MiamiHerald.com

Born… Continue reading

Post-Fidel era has begun
26/09/2006 14:27 – (SA)

Havana – No matter whether Fidel Castro returns to office or not,
diplomats and dissidents say the post-Fidel era has already begun and
some foresee an ideological tug of war between “tropical… Continue reading

Fidel Castro fades out. Tropical Taliban next?

By Bernd Debusmann
Special Correspondent
Source: Reuters
Alert Net
Infosearch:
José F. Sánchez
Bureau Chief
Cuba
Research Dept.
La Nueva Cuba
September 18, 2006

HAVANA, Sept 17 (Reuters) – No matter whether Fidel… Continue reading

West Fails to Sway Cuba on Rights
Neither the tough U.S. stance nor the friendly dialogue and gestures by Europe and Canada have led Castro to ease up on the island’s dissidents.
By Carol J. Williams
Times Staff Writer

January… Continue reading

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