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Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading
Cuban Adjustment Act or Upheaval Act / 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo, Quito, 14 December 2016 — I wake up and I see a report on the arrival of a group rafters on the coast of Miami. I’m surprised by the open declaration of one of them, who confesses having left Cuba in search […] Continue reading
CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading
Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 6, 2016 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily […] Continue reading
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
Why communism collapsed 25 years ago BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER ELBLOGDEMONTANER.COM 11/10/2014 6:01 PM 11/10/2014 6:01 PM Twenty-five years ago, communism was symbolically buried. A crowd of Germans filled with hope ran to the Berlin Wall and demolished it with hammer blows. It was as if they were pounding on the heads of Marx, Lenin, […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 05.29.14 New book sparks renewed discussion of jailed Cuban novelist BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The publication in Miami of the novel El verano en que Dios dormía (The Summer When God Was Sleeping) has revived the controversy surrounding Cuban dissident writer Angel Santiesteban, who is serving a five-year sentence on the […] Continue reading
Mauricio Claver-Carone Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. Not Surprised by Cuba’s Weapons Smuggling to North Korea Posted: 08/09/2013 11:14 am A lot of people were baffled — although it’s not clear why the befuddlement — that Cuba’s Castro brothers were caught red-handed smuggling fighter jets, radar and missile components, and other weaponry to […] Continue reading
Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis RomayTranslating Cuba Translator's note: This interview is from the digital magazine Cubaencuentro, from November 14, 2011. We interviewed Alexis Romay, a graduate of The City University of New York's master's program in Spanish Language and Literature, author of the novel Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits) and the [...] Continue reading
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