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07/17/2017 05:07 PM
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary 14ymedio, Mario Penton and Luz Escobar, Miami and Havana, 14 July 2017 — Ileana Sánchez is anxiously rummaging through her tattered wallet, looking for some bills to buy a toy slate for her seven-year-old granddaughter who dreams of becoming a teacher. She has had […]
07/13/2017 11:22 PM
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […]
07/12/2017 05:20 PM
How President Trump can borrow from US Cuba policy to squeeze Beijing on North Korea
How President Trump can borrow from US Cuba policy to squeeze Beijing on North Korea Asia, Foreign and Defense Policy The New York Times reports that “President Trump, frustrated by China’s unwillingness to lean on North Korea, has told the Chinese leader that the United States is prepared to act on its own in pressuring […]
07/07/2017 10:00 PM
School Diplomas
School Diplomas 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 5 July 2017 — They arrived, enthusiastic and happy, to their party for the end of the school year. One mother brought a macaroni salad with mayonnaise, another brought from home some disposable plates and a third took on providing the croquettes. The celebration was ready in no time, […]
07/02/2017 04:52 PM
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […]
07/01/2017 06:33 PM
According to the report, the average salary in Cuban increased from 408 CUP ($16.30 US) in 2007 to 740 CUP in 2016.
Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is higher in sectors such as the sugar industry – where the best paid earn 1,246 […]
07/01/2017 05:43 PM
On Cuba, Trump is right
On Cuba, Trump is right Published: July 1, 2017 President Barack Obama bought into an ideology that said be nice to evil people and they will be nice back. So it was that he let the Syrian regime off the hook when it killed civilians with chemical weapons, figuring it would come around. Then there […]
06/30/2017 06:14 PM
The Impossible Letter
The Impossible Letter 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 29 June 2017 — “Today we are going to practice writing a letter,” announced the fourth grade teacher at a school in the Plaza of the Revolution district in mid-June. Immediately, Lucia, age 9, thought about writing a letter to her grandmother telling her about her […]
06/27/2017 06:30 PM
Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?
Analysis: Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy? The New York Times By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — When the judgment of history comes, former President Barack Obama might have figured he would have plenty to talk about. Among other things, he assumed he could point to his health care program, his sweeping trade deal with Asia, his […]
06/21/2017 02:55 PM
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon Bart Jansen , USA TODAY Published 4:29 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated 5:49 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Travel to Cuba won’t be changing soon. While President Trump announced Friday that he is “immediately” canceling Obama’s deal with Cuba, the reversal relies on regulations […]
06/21/2017 02:06 PM
Trump’s Fault?
Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST. Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms of affecting Obama’s legacy and the foreseeable impact of the measures – adversaries and officials […]
06/18/2017 08:37 PM
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers BY MELANIE ZANONA – 06/18/17 08:00 AM EDT 72 Americans may need to rethink their travel plans to Cuba in the wake of President Trump’s effort to crack down on the communist regime. The White House announced a slew of new restrictions on Friday aimed at tightening travel […]
06/17/2017 10:01 PM
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES […]
06/17/2017 09:32 PM
Inside Oval Office, Rubio and Diaz-Balart pushed Trump to crack down on Cuba
Inside Oval Office, Rubio and Diaz-Balart pushed Trump to crack down on Cuba BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart sat in the Oval Office last month, surrounded by two Cabinet secretaries, the national security adviser and an array of top White House staff, and asked President Donald Trump to put […]
06/15/2017 06:07 PM
Where is Socialism in Cuba?
Where is Socialism in Cuba? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 20 May 2107 — A downpour in May hits the corrugated metal roof hard. Water filters in through several holes into the house of Mireya, a blind, half-deaf seventy-one-year-old woman. She relies on pieces of black rubber to cover and protect her most precious possessions: […]
06/15/2017 06:06 PM
The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos
The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 12 June 2017 — His mother died, his brother emigrated and now no one brings flowers to the tomb of one of those many young Cubans who lost their lives on the African plains. His death served to build the authoritarian regime of […]
06/15/2017 06:02 PM
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase demands it and stares enraptured at the bearded speaker. For decades these public acts were […]
06/09/2017 06:46 PM
The Unqualified Cuban Truth
Reinaldo Escobar: The Unqualified Cuban Truth / Somos+ Somos+, Leyla Belo, 23 MACH 2017 — Those who ever speak with Reinaldo cannot deny his innate genius, his sense of humor and gentleness of expression. A matter of decorum, isn’t it? That quality which is so scarce among many people nowadays. He does what he considers […]
06/09/2017 06:45 PM
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to the historical past as a mechanism for legitimizing the present, and as a resource for survival. In the case of Cuba, this […]
06/06/2017 04:34 PM
The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas
The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas 14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2017 – The Ministry of Higher Education (MES) ratified the expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the Marta Abreu Central University of Las Villas. A letter dated May 9 and delivered this Friday to the academic, […]
06/06/2017 02:31 PM
Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real
Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real As the country opens its doors even farther, U.S. fundamentalists are looking for influence and to proselytize — not a good omen for LGBT Cubans. Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News Jun 5, 2017 It was 20 years ago when I first reported on the state of LGBT […]
06/02/2017 07:16 PM
Cuba: More Castroism but Without the Castros
Cuba: More Castroism but Without the Castros / Iván García Iván García, 17 May 2017 — In front of an old mansion on 17th Street in Vedado that now serves as the headquarters of the Union of Writers and Artists, there is a poster showing hundreds of men dressed in battle fatigues and lined up […]
06/02/2017 06:56 PM
Cuba Fails To Eradicate Smoking In Schools
Cuba Fails To Eradicate Smoking In Schools 14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Images of students who smoke during recess or between breaks in class, and teachers who light up their cigarettes in the classroom are common in Cuban schools. In spite of the frequent anti-tobacco campaigns promoted by the media, in recent years Cubans […]
05/31/2017 07:41 PM
Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay
Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay Rigoberto DIAZ • AFP May 29, 2017 Havana (AFP) – As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives — but in Cuba’s labor market, he finds riding a bicycle rickshaw a surer way to feed his four children. “I can earn the same in […]
05/31/2017 07:24 PM
Reagan: Won’t visit Cuba until people are free
Reagan: Won’t visit Cuba until people are free May 30, 2017 Michael Reagan Perspective Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba. American Airlines is flying American tourists from Miami to Havana. For more than a year American-owned cruise lines have been hauling U.S. citizens by the thousands to the Castro brothers’ beautiful socialist paradise 90 […]
05/19/2017 05:19 PM
‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance
‘Experiencing Cuba’ while under government surveillance CAIBARIÉN Cuba — Caibarién is a town on a bay that separates it from Cayo de Santa María, which is located on Cuba’s northern coast. It’s proximity to the city of Santa Clara, which is less than an hour to the south, provided the perfect place to escape “experiencing […]
05/16/2017 07:08 PM
Protests mark decade of LGBT activism in Cuba
Protests mark decade of LGBT activism in Cuba Calling for same-sex marriage, Cubans have chanted “revolution yes, homophobia no” in the streets of Havana. Until the early 1980s, gays and lesbians were routinely rounded up and forced to work in labor camps. Hundreds of Cuban nationals gathered in the streets of central Havana on Saturday […]
05/16/2017 06:37 PM
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression
Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island heads into a complicated political transition. Authorities have expelled students from universities, arrested dissidents who […]
05/15/2017 05:26 PM
Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different
Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the University […]
05/14/2017 05:20 PM
LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists
LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@miamiherald.com A delegation of American LGBTQ advocates met Saturday in Havana with “leaders of Cuban civil society” who are demanding that the government there recognize marriage for same-sex couples and create legal protections for transgender Cubans. The group from the U.S., organized by […]
05/11/2017 04:50 PM
The MINSAP calls for more blood donations, omits any mention of their exportation
The MINSAP calls for more blood donations, omits any mention of their exportation GERÓNIMO GARCÍA | La Habana | 10 de Mayo de 2017 – 20:56 CEST. In April the organization Archivo Cuba censured the Cuban Government for pocketing some 34,5 million dollars from the sale of blood plasma in a single year. As an […]
05/09/2017 02:28 PM
Can Libertarians End the Communist Monopoly in Cuba?
Can Libertarians End the Communist Monopoly in Cuba? Quornsum May 8, 2017 By Dries Van Thielen Ever since some guy on a motorcycle and another guy in the Sierra Maestra hunted President Fulgencio Batista away, the government in Cuba consisted solely of members from the Cuban Communist Party. Thusly, all 612 seats in parliament are […]
05/05/2017 08:52 PM
University Entrance Exams Begin With “Extraordinary Measures” Against Fraud
University Entrance Exams Begin With “Extraordinary Measures” Against Fraud 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 May 2017 — Early Wednesday morning Karel wasn’t sleeping. He spent it turning somersaults in bed and solving math problems. Together with thousands of students across the country, the young man presented himself at the Mathematics entrance exam for higher education. […]
05/04/2017 07:57 PM
When The Abuser Is The Government
When The Abuser Is The Government 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 May 2017 – I was in the third grade and the teacher chose the most aggressive girl in my class to be the room monitor. She was given carte blanche to control the other children. Later, the abuser rose to a position […]
05/04/2017 07:01 PM
Raul Castro’s daughter: His successor may surprise Cubans
Raul Castro’s daughter: His successor may surprise Cubans MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated PressMay 4, 2017 HAVANA (AP) — One of the highest-profile members of Cuba’s ruling family said Wednesday that the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Mariela Castro’s uncle Fidel led Cuba for a half century before he […]
05/03/2017 08:07 PM
Raul Castro’s Daughter Says Would Not Want to Be Cuban President
Raul Castro’s Daughter Says Would Not Want to Be Cuban President | May 3, 2017, at 1:01 p.m HAVANA (Reuters) – With Cuban President Raul Castro set to step down next year, his daughter Mariela Castro said on Wednesday she would never want to be a contender for the presidency. Raul, 85, who took the […]
05/01/2017 11:52 PM
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government
Cuban activists fighting racism weigh their fragile relationship with the government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Almost apologizing because he “doesn’t want to make things worse,” Afro-Cuban activist Norberto Mesa Carbonell recalled how Cuban police arrested him for trying to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination last month. “I was jailed […]
04/30/2017 09:18 PM
Peru,Thank You for Your Example and Great Strength
Peru,Thank You for Your Example and Great Strength / Somos+ Eliecer Avila on a walk around Lima’s mountains, with two Peruvians Somos+, Eliecer Avila, Havana, 21 March 2017 — During those days we observed with deep sorrow the disaster that Peruvians are enduring, with many deaths and thousands homeless due to flooding and landslides. A […]
04/29/2017 07:36 PM
Eleven Minutes of Horror: Stray Animals in Cuba
Eleven Minutes of Horror: Stray Animals in Cuba April 29, 2017 Veronica Vega HAVANA TIMES — “Natural Selection” is a documentary which shows, in only eleven minutes and a succession of visual cuts, the current landscape for stray animals in Cuba. Filmed in May 2016, it was officially shown on April 7th this year at […]
04/28/2017 06:39 PM
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma
Corruption Versus Liberty: A Cuban Dilemma / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 18 November 2016 — The evil of corruption–the act of corruption and its effects–has accompanied the human species since its emergence. It has been present in all societies and in all ages. Its diverse causes range from personal conduct to the political-economic system of […]
04/26/2017 08:30 PM
Independent Journalist Arrested For Investigating The Case Of Karla Pérez González
Independent Journalist Arrested For Investigating The Case Of Karla Pérez González 14ymedio, Havana, 25 Havana, 25 April 2017 — The independent magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) has denounced Monday’s detention of its collaborator Maykel González Vivero. The young journalist was detained at Marta Abreu de las Villas Central University, while reporting on the expulsion of […]
04/26/2017 06:40 PM
Anywhere, anytime: reggaeton
Anywhere, anytime: reggaeton MANUEL GUERRA PÉREZ | La Habana | 26 de Abril de 2017 – 14:03 CEST. “You’re crazy, sick, reckless,” goes the chorus of one of the tunes by the singer El Chacal, along with the group Los Cuatro, among the most popular on the Island. Reggaeton is one of the musical genres […]
04/25/2017 01:51 AM
Social justice in Cuba? No racism?
Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […]
04/24/2017 06:22 PM
An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba
An inside look at Cockfighting in Cuba SARAH MARSH AND ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI Apr 23rd 2017 6:01PM CIEGO DE AVILA, April 20 (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on […]
04/22/2017 02:48 PM
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert 21 April 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against […]
04/21/2017 01:06 AM
Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas
Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas By Sarah Marsh and Alexandre Meneghini Reuters April 20, 2017 CIEGO DE AVILA (Reuters) – Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,” so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on his […]
04/18/2017 11:31 PM
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services 14ymedio, Miami, 17 April 2017 — Cuban professional services abroad are the main source of foreign exchange for the government and represent an estimated 11.543 billion dollars annually, according to an article published in the official press by the island’s former Minister of the Economy, […]
04/18/2017 08:41 PM
Emulating exclusion
Emulating exclusion ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 18 de Abril de 2017 – 16:03 CEST. Years back what they call “civil society” became part of my life through my early engagement in a combination of community activism and links to the few NGOs working in Cuba, followed by participation in Latin American social […]
04/18/2017 01:32 AM
Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love
“Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love” The damages to educational quality caused by the lack of preparation of the “emerging teachers” remain to be measured. (Telesur) 14ymedio, Caridad Cruz/Mario Penton, Cienfuegos/Miami, 17 April 2017 – teaching children cursive writing and educating them is much more than a […]
04/17/2017 03:43 PM
Cuba Frozen in Time
Cuba Frozen in Time Paul R. Pillar April 16, 2017 A week-long visit to Cuba reveals a tropical country of 11 million people that is stuck in a kind of time capsule. The anachronistic aspects of the country are symbolized by the 1950s-era U.S.-made automobiles that cruise city streets—and the resourcefulness of Cubans is symbolized […]
04/16/2017 04:33 PM
The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution
“The Student Body Will Never Accept The Counterrevolution” 14ymedio, Havana, 15 April 2017 — A statement signed by the Council of the University Student Federation (FEU) of ‘Marta Abreu’ Central University of Las Villas ratified the expulsion of student Karla Pérez González from the journalism department. “The university students will never accept the counterrevolution within […]
04/16/2017 04:09 PM
SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA
SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA BYDANIELLE ZIRI APRIL 16, 2017 07:20 Cuban Jews face challenges with hope. HAVANA, CUBA – On a quiet, tree-lined street of Havana’s Vedado, a residential neighborhood just steps away from the sea, one may come across a simple yet striking construction. A dozen yellow-brownish marble […]
04/16/2017 03:24 AM
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say
In Cuba, a battle against racism persists, activists say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS More than 30 Cuban activists, writers, academics and entrepreneurs, mostly of African descent, gathered at Harvard University for an unprecedented meeting to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Cuban movement on the island and set the course for future work. […]
04/13/2017 09:02 PM
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons”
Journalism Student Expelled from University For “Political Reasons” 14ymedio, Havana, 13 April 2017 — Karla Pérez González was not summoned to the meeting where her future was decided. The first-year Journalism student received a telephone call on Wednesday to notify her of her expulsion from Marta Abreu University in Santa Clara. Her crime? Having contacts […]
04/13/2017 01:44 PM
Separating baseball from politics
Separating baseball from politics DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 13 de Abril de 2017 – 13:13 CEST. The decline of Cuban baseball and the formation of a unified team with athletes from the Island and the Big Leagues have sparked much discussion since the fiasco at the 4th World Baseball Classic. These issues are […]
04/12/2017 02:12 PM
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […]
04/08/2017 03:21 PM
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba Carolina A. Miranda At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way to a public park in Havana to stage a work of […]
04/08/2017 02:58 PM
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 7 de Abril de 2017 – 23:20 CEST. Joaquín Vázquez is one of the many parents whose best-laid plans for the future fell apart. Under the mattress of his room he stores several diplomas from studies he undertook to […]
04/04/2017 02:26 PM
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
04/03/2017 05:36 PM
Free market Cubans make their case
Free market Cubans make their case YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 3 de Abril de 2017 – 19:01 CEST. Until 2003 Fernando Palacio oversaw the Intensive System for Medical Emergencies (SIUM), a very prominent position in one of the sectors most tightly controlled by the Government. Today he is the National Coordinator of […]
04/02/2017 05:05 PM
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río 14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and […]
04/02/2017 05:03 PM
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 17 March 2017 — From the very moment it gained power, the Cuban regime has devoted precious resources to exporting its ideology and cultivating followers. Overseas military conflicts as distant as those in Africa in the late […]
04/01/2017 05:06 PM
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […]
03/30/2017 07:27 PM
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba
Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a “legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans. Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education, […]
03/26/2017 05:21 PM
“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract Abroad for a Cuban Athlete
“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract Abroad for a Cuban Athlete 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 18 March 2017 — To the voices that call for more autonomy for athletes, the Cuban government has just responded with a clear message. “To enter into a contract abroad, the athlete” must have “adequate social […]
03/26/2017 04:51 PM
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute
When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, KEVIN G. HALL AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ Miami Herald Archives SANTIAGO, CUBA From the Miami Herald archives: Five years ago, Pope Benedict visited Cuba, greeting tens of thousands of Cubans on March 26, 2012 on the first […]
03/25/2017 06:41 PM
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled
Task for Alejandro Castro: Protecting Cuba’s Disabled / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 22 March 2017 — On March 17 of this year, a group of NGO (non-governmental organization) representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated in Havana Cuba’s political agenda in support of people with disabilities of every kind. The next day, […]
03/25/2017 05:45 PM
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […]
03/25/2017 05:40 PM
From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba
From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba Friday Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 9:54 PM 1959 – After years of fighting, Fidel Castro succeeds in overthrowing the authoritarian government of Fulgencio Batista. Castro launches a series of reforms, including the nationalization of private property and business […]
03/20/2017 03:43 PM
The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition
“The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition” Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now integrating gays into society IÑAKI MAKAZAGA Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET “El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición” A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch […]
03/20/2017 03:25 PM
Biotech Mission to Cuba
Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […]
03/19/2017 02:35 PM
Cuba’s Children of Power Take Possession
Cuba’s Children of Power Take Possession / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 13 March 2017 — The appointment of architect Perla Rosa Rosales Aguirreurreta to succeed historian Eusebio Leal as head of Havana’s Office of the Historian is the most recent example of the Cuban regime’s making strategic decisions whose sole purpose is to […]
03/18/2017 07:19 PM
Cuba Will Pay For 500 Former FARC Guerillas To Study Medicine
Cuba Will Pay For 500 Former FARC Guerillas To Study Medicine / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 16 March 2017 — The Cuban Government will offer to Colombia one thousand scholarships to study medicine on the Island, of which 500 will go to former FARC guerrillas and another 500 to civilians without ties with the Revolutionary Armed […]
03/17/2017 03:56 PM
Cuba offers Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships
Cuba offers Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships By Associated Press March 16 at 5:09 PM HAVANA — Cuba has offered Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons, officials announced on Thursday. The scholarships will be distributed mostly to members […]
03/16/2017 03:53 PM
Cuban Journalists Demand Greater Access To Sources
Cuban Journalists Demand Greater Access To Sources / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 14 March 2017 – Whether they are independent or official, reporters share the same complaint against institutions, which they accuse of hindering access to information and hiding data. And for this reason all informants have the same requirement: greater access […]

 

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