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07/09/2017 04:39 PM
Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years
Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years BY DAVID J. NEAL dneal@miamiherald.com Once Silvio “Jander” Morales smuggled six women from Camaguey, Cuba into Miami, he shed any niceties like a moulting anaconda losing skin. Morales constricted the women into prostitution by mushrooming their debt, threatening their families’ lives and even […]
06/29/2017 06:21 PM
Annexationism among Cubans
Annexationism among Cubans HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 29 de Junio de 2017 – 00:20 CEST. A group of Cuban intellectuals gather at Cuban TV’s Round Table (a misnomer) to analyze (once again) Donald Trump’s alteration of America’s policies towards the Cuban Government. They insist on accusing US leadership of harboring annexationist intentions, […]
06/27/2017 09:21 PM
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Viñales, 27 June 2018 — At the entrance to Calle Obispo a guide explains to her customers the restoration works in the historical center of Havana. A few yards away, the line to exchange currency is full of foreigners and in the corner bar one […]
04/26/2017 08:27 PM
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants
How Cuban State Security Intimidates Potential Informants / Iván García Iván García,9 April 2017 — They did not put a Makarov pistol to his head or torture him with electric prods. Let’s call him Josué. (The names in his article have been changed). He is a guy who wears American-made jeans, listens to jazz by […]
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 […]
04/18/2017 01:35 AM
The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’
The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’ 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 11 April 2017 – The treatment of blacks and the market in slaves brought from Africa developed by the European colonists has clearly been established as a crime against humanity before all contemporary civilized beings without the slightest doubt. It was a practice that “sold” human […]
04/07/2017 12:36 AM
Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com This was the premise of a case involving a Cuban resident in Miami accused of illegally bringing women from the island and forcing them into sex slavery in the United States. Silvio Clark Morales, 31, plead guilty in federal court Thursday to […]
03/28/2017 02:55 PM
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear
The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […]
03/28/2017 01:49 PM
Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba
Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […]
03/21/2017 06:46 PM
We’ve Been Investigating Ivan Garcia for Five Years
“We’ve Been Investigating Ivan Garcia for Five Years” / Iván García Iván García Quintero, Havana, 19 March 2017 — When the summons arrived for an interview with a police official, the girl’s puzzled family thought it was a mistake. Let’s call them Kenia, Pedro, and Camila. They are neighbors of mine and prefer to remain […]
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 […]
03/10/2017 10:53 PM
An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name
An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 9 February 2017 — In Cuba being a member of the Castro family is like having a modern-day license to commit piracy. This inalienable right comes in handy for the dynasty’s descendants, especially those born with the compound […]
03/06/2017 04:19 PM
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana By Michael Mewshaw March 3 Michael Mewshaw is writing a memoir about his friendship with Pat Conroy. A happy hybrid, “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” invokes the Cuban capital as an occasion to discuss the country’s history, politics, food, architecture, music, religion and passion […]
03/03/2017 01:00 PM
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client
Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […]
02/09/2017 07:25 PM
Prostitution – ‘extra pay’ for many police
Prostitution: ‘extra pay’ for many police GERÓNIMO GARCÍA | La Habana | 9 de Febrero de 2017 – 10:46 CET. “I don’t know why you’re surprised, when everybody knows that prostitution and pimping represent an extra salary for many police,” says Alexis. This young man, in his 30s, is a pimp who controls what he […]
01/16/2017 06:05 PM
Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick
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 […]
01/07/2017 09:10 PM
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 30 December 2016 — “You have to show yourself like a peacock, with all your colors,” Tito, 22, explains to a friend who just downloaded the Tinder application onto his phone. The social dating network is sweeping the […]
12/22/2016 09:02 PM
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2)
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 December 2016 — According to Luisa, 76, a former prostitute, the first time she collected money for sex, she bathed herself three times trying to remove the smell of an old man who sweated over her body. “I was once young and […]
12/08/2016 08:32 PM
Legacy and End Point
Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […]
12/07/2016 08:09 PM
The Golden Dream of A Prostitute
The Golden Dream of A Prostitute / Cubanet, Gladys Linares Cubanet, Gladys Linares, Havana, 5 December 2016 — I don’t remember exactly how much time had passed since I’d seen Cristina, but it must have been more than three years, because today, when I saw her at the home of a mutual friend and asked […]
11/26/2016 01:12 PM
Fidel Castro is dead
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […]
11/19/2016 05:35 PM
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?
Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […]
11/19/2016 05:34 PM
The Power and Paladares*, an Ambiguous Relationship
The Power and Paladares*, an Ambiguous Relationship / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 November 2016 — Rarely does the official press offer journalistic work of any interest, so a report that was published a few days ago is greatly appreciated. The work was published following controls recently directed by the Government to […]
11/16/2016 05:21 PM
Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba
Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba Ted A. Henken, author of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape” Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 9:17 AM ET CNBC.com One example of freer markets in Cuba is the Paladar La Cocina de Lilliam (Lilliam’s Kitchen), a home-based restaurant garden where President Jimmy Carter ate on […]
11/09/2016 02:40 PM
Why prostitution is a powerful metaphor in Cuban film
Why prostitution is a powerful metaphor in Cuban film Are films in Cuba censored? Why is prostitution a political symbol in Cuban films? DW spoke with the curator of Germany’s Film Festival Cottbus, which highlights Cuba this year, to find out more. Founded in 1991 just after the fall of the Soviet Union, the FilmFestival […]
11/04/2016 04:56 PM
Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution
Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND BRENDA MEDINA ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com As a means to flee Cuba, six young women agreed to work in Miami as exotic dancers. That was the deal to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee from the island to Mexico and […]
11/01/2016 02:29 PM
The ‘scarecrow’ words Raúl Castro never said
The ‘scarecrow’ words Raúl Castro never said JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 1 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:08 CET. Until recently private-sector businesses in Havana hung, like scarecrows to frighten away menacing birds, signs featuring a phrase attributed to Raúl Castro, and the general never said a word to dispel this impression, […]
10/26/2016 03:58 PM
Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants
Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 24 October 2015 — Some news outlets echoed the words of the Vice President in charge of the Council of Provincial Administration for Havana, Isabel Hamze, when she exposed the Havana Government’s reasons for temporarily suspending the issue of […]
10/25/2016 03:29 PM
Lashing Out Again Against Private Restaurants
Lashing Out Again Against Private Restaurants / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 24 October 2016 — The Peoples’ Powers and the Ministry of Internal Trade are mobilizing again against successful paladares — privately owned restaurants — using the excuse of corruption and drug sales. To clarify, it is true that some of these establishments, sadly, are […]
10/22/2016 03:12 PM
Cuba’s Private Restaurant Owners are Worried
Cuba’s Private Restaurant Owners are Worried / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana 20 October 2016 — Chinese, Italian or international food fill the menus of Cuban paladares, but lately fear has starred as the main dish on the menu of these private restaurants. The jewel in the crown of entrepreneurship on the island […]
10/21/2016 01:07 PM
The war on Cuba’s ‘paladares’ – The regime’s campaign against privateinitiative grows more sophisticated
The war on Cuba’s ‘paladares’: The regime’s campaign against private initiative grows more sophisticated ELÍAS AMOR | Valencia | 20 de Octubre de 2016 – 14:00 CEST. Observers and analysts have been discussing the Castro regime’s decision to temporarily ban new licenses to open small restaurants (paladares) in Havana, run by entrepreneurs. At the same […]
10/20/2016 02:00 PM
Cuba’s Private Restaurants, Struggling Not to Die of Success
Cuba’s Private Restaurants, Struggling Not to Die of Success / EFE-14ymedio, Lorena Canto EFE/via 14ymedio, Lorena Canto, Havana – Private restaurants, popularly known as paladares (palates), are under the scrutiny of the Cuban government, which has temporarily suspended the granting of licenses in the sector due to alleged breaches of rules in a booming industry […]
10/18/2016 01:07 PM
Cuba suspends new licenses for private eateries and warns of tighter control
Cuba suspends new licenses for private eateries and warns of tighter control By Abel Fernández staff@InCubaToday.com The Cuban government has temporarily suspended the issuance of new licenses for private restaurants, popularly known as paladares, and has intensified the scrutiny of those already operating in Havana, warning owners that they must obey established regulations, Reuters reported […]
10/01/2016 04:15 PM
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 […]
09/30/2016 05:48 PM
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […]
09/26/2016 06:36 PM
Havana – Tourism Boom Leads to Increase in Prostitution
Havana: Tourism Boom Leads to Increase in Prostitution / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 22 September 2016 — Empty bottles of rum and Domincan beer lie scattered around the courtyard as five people drink and talk about sports and business. A Reggaeton tune, “Until the Malecon Runs Dry” by Jacob Forever, plays in the background. Meanwhile, […]
09/02/2016 03:20 PM
Zika Reveals the True Character of the Cuban Health Service
Zika Reveals the True Character of the Cuban Health Service / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 18 August 2016 — While wards 3-A (they have also prepared 3-B) and 4-A, on the third and fourth floors of the “Lucía Iñiguez Landín” Clinical Surgery Hospital in Holguín, notable for their absence of basic health care […]
08/06/2016 03:29 PM
Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity
Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity / Iván García Iván García, 5 August 2016 — In the middle of the empty bottles of aged rum and the Presidente Dominican beer washed down on the patio, five people are drinking and talking about sports and business. From the back comes the […]
08/06/2016 02:44 PM
As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba
As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […]
08/02/2016 01:38 PM
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum
Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […]
07/29/2016 03:28 PM
In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time
In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time By Moriah Balingit July 28 at 4:30 PM For many travelers, the goal is to physically move — to be flung through airspace and to cross borders — but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They would prefer […]
07/29/2016 03:26 PM
Three Months Later, The Residents Of Havana Still Remember Obama
Three Months Later, The Residents Of Havana Still Remember Obama / Iván García Iván García , 22 June 2016 — The park at Galiano and San Rafael is a beehive of activity. At one end, several teenagers play soccer, using a school desk as the goal, while 50 men and women are connecting to the […]
07/16/2016 03:27 PM
Cuba, a Country Frozen in Time
Cuba, a Country Frozen in Time By CARLOS MANUEL ÁLVAREZJULY 15, 2016 Havana — Never had a country appeared as old as Cuba did when it started to upgrade itself. The mad rush to develop serves only to confirm our comical, almost antediluvian backwardness. The New7Wonders Foundation, an organization that aims to preserve monuments worldwide, […]
07/09/2016 08:02 PM
‘Special’ should not be a negative term
‘Special’ should not be a negative term VERÓNICA VEGA | La Habana | 9 de Julio de 2016 – 01:02 CEST. We Cubans who still vividly recall what we went through in the 90s remember the short “lightups” when we had electricity, the droves of bicycles, the traumatic camello (makeshift bus), the mass exodus in […]
05/21/2016 05:44 PM
The Persistence of Racism in Cuba
The Persistence of Racism in Cuba May 21, 2016 By Alberto N Jones HAVANA TIMES — The 1994 rafter crisis, changed the face of the Cuban emigration and the strategy of the United States government to puncture and weaken the Cuban government, when the predominantly white emigrants suddenly became black and brown. Surprised, the mass […]
04/18/2016 04:48 PM
Neocastroism – A Tropical Dynasty
Neocastroism: A Tropical Dynasty A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 18 Abr 2016 – 1:57 pm. Dictatorial systems end up exercising public power like a private company. The elite trust no one, so family and personal ties are the only guarantee. Over the course of his protracted period in power Fidel […]
04/14/2016 03:22 PM
Outrage over shocking video showing young Cuban children twerking and dancing provocatively in their school uniforms – but some parents are proud of the display
Outrage over shocking video showing young Cuban children twerking and dancing provocatively in their school uniforms – but some parents are proud of the display Video was filmed in the central Cuban city of Camaguey, east of Havana It was reportedly posted by a father of one of the children Jorge Luis Pérez It has […]
04/05/2016 04:24 PM
Castro Inc. – Cuba as Family Business
Castro Inc.: Cuba as Family Business 04/04/2016 10:28 am ET | Updated 22 hours ago Daniel Williams Author of “Forsaken: The Persecution of Christians in Today’s Middle East,” available from O/R Books. Everyone is all aflutter about the coming changes for Cuba now that US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have attended a […]
03/10/2016 02:42 PM
Girls For Sale
Girls For Sale / 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta Posted on March 10, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Acosta, Havana, 9 March 2016 – The teenage girl looks at the display window of CUPET at Santa Catalina and Vento with greedy eyes, a girl hungry for candy. She is tall, thin and fragile. She looks at me and seems […]
03/02/2016 07:32 AM
How Cuba was destroyed
How Cuba was destroyed Patrick Luciani, Special to Financial Post | March 1, 2016 6:08 PM ET Now that President Obama has opened relations with Cuba, and plans to visit this month, Canadians are saying, “Let’s get down there before Americans ruin the place.” Too late: the ruin began with the 1959 revolution. Many Canadians’ […]
02/15/2016 04:09 PM
The Dream of Leaving Cuba – Fernando Aramis
The Dream of Leaving Cuba February 15, 2016 By Fernando Aramis HAVANA TIMES — For the vast majority of Cubans, being able to leave the island legally has long been – and continues to be – a pipe dream, an unattainable goal. This is especially so for those who live in the interior. Some have […]
01/24/2016 02:07 PM
100% Cuban
100% Cuban FRANCISCO ALMAGRO | Miami | 22 Ene 2016 – 10:55 am. I am borrowing the title of a song by the great Cuban singer/songwriter Pedro Luis Ferrer to tell this story. It happened in a shop in Miami, where families frequently buy fruits, vegetables and meats, all very fresh, attended to by a […]
01/01/2016 12:44 PM
CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID
CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a deal with Obama? December 31, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a deal with Obama? Just as the Castro regime […]
12/28/2015 09:18 AM
Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S.
Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: December 27, 2015 Coming from around the globe — Europe, Asia and the Middle East — they snuck into Tampa in the early 20th century disguised as fishermen or pleasure boat passengers and crew. Other times, […]
12/10/2015 05:36 PM
Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community
Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community Being gay in Cuba means many still have to live a double life Will Ripley, CNN Published: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Updated: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Cuba, US begins talks on confiscated property, damages Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain HAVANA (CNN) – As […]
12/07/2015 03:52 PM
This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution
“This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution” PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 7 Dic 2015 – 2:39 pm. “The money, you dick!” was heard, followed by a clamor. Then a succession of confused screams and the boos and cheers of protesters. It was November 30, and a crowd of close to 500 people clogged […]
11/29/2015 06:24 PM
IMO, Person of the Year in Cuba
IMO, Person of the Year in Cuba Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Posted: 11/28/2015 2:14 pm EST Updated: 11/28/2015 4:59 pm EST 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 28 November 2015 – December will soon be here and numerous lists of this year’s protagonists will be published in Cuba. A difficult task in a country […]
11/24/2015 03:10 PM
Press Workshop with Raul Rivero
Press Workshop with Raul Rivero / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 23 November 2015 — On these hot nights in Havana, when nostalgia, that silent thief that robs you of strength, strikes without warning, Raúl Rivero, the poet, sneaks through my window and offers me a workshop specifically on the latest […]
11/17/2015 01:40 PM
Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2)
Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on November 16, 2015 Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 4 November 2015 — The Cuba of tomorrow will have to face this situation, which cannot be resolved, certainly, in a 24-hour effort. The deterioration caused by half a century of ineptitude and corruption cannot […]
11/14/2015 03:21 PM
The Havana Fair – Hookers, Heat and Beer
The Havana Fair: Hookers, Heat and Beer / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Iván García, 12 November 2015 — Liudmila and Sheila are prostitutes and they don’t know about business or cutting-edge technology. But a colleague sent them a text message telling them, “Come here, the yumas (foreigners) are wild.” They put on […]
11/12/2015 01:28 PM
Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking
Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking Report says pressure led to better ranking in State Dept. report. Cuba a popular site for ‘sex tourism,’ critics say. Department says its reporting was thorough and fact-based. BY FRANK CALZON cubacenter.org Continued international trafficking of people and the sexual abuse of minors are two of the world’s […]
11/07/2015 05:41 PM
Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to a Current Reality (Part 1)
Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to a Current Reality (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol Posted on November 7, 2015 “How can we get out of school to meet foreigners?” Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 3 November 2015 — I’ll never forget a comment from my father: “Jose Manuel, remember we made the Revolution, among other […]
10/24/2015 06:31 PM
Learning To Run a Business
Learning To Run a Business / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on October 22, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 21 October 2015 — In the middle of Los Sitios neighborhood, in the heart of Central Havana, the Jesuits have a project focusing on the neediest sectors of the population. The elegant façade of the place contrasts […]
10/24/2015 06:30 PM
Cuba’s “New Man” Steals in Miami and Spends in Havana
Cuba’s “New Man” Steals in Miami and Spends in Havana / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 20 October 2015 — In Guanabacoa, a town southeast of Havana, you still hear stories about Gilberto Martinez Suarez, alias Gilbert Man. Though told with a pinch of exaggeration and myth, they are largely true. […]
10/22/2015 04:36 PM
Fewer Spies in Miami Than Bullfighters in Madrid
Fewer Spies in Miami Than Bullfighters in Madrid / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 19 October 2015 — The G2, Cuba’s domestic spy agency, is nothing more than a fun-loving caricature of the former KGB. What is difficult to believe is that the special services headquarters which direct espionage […]
09/18/2015 05:37 PM
Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed
Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed By Nick Miroff September 17 at 7:00 PM HAVANA — The president of Cuba is a communist who was educated in Jesuit academies. The pope is a Jesuit who grew up attending public schools. They took vastly divergent paths, but both […]
08/24/2015 02:10 PM
Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground
Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […]
08/04/2015 12:56 PM
State Department watered down human trafficking report
Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and […]
07/30/2015 02:10 PM
Cuba objects to being placed on US trafficking list
Cuba objects to being placed on US trafficking list Havana (AFP) – Cuba objected Wednesday to being placed on the US human trafficking list, saying it distorted the overseas work of its doctors and its requirement that students work as part of their education. The US State Department on Monday removed Cuba from its bottom […]
07/30/2015 02:05 PM
Wrong to take Cuba off trafficking blacklist
Activist: Wrong to take Cuba off trafficking blacklist Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Chad Groening A Cuban-born anti-communist activist isn’t surprised the U.S. State Department has removed Cuba from a list of countries that fail to combat modern-day slavery. On Monday the State Department released the annual U.S. assessment of how 188 governments around the […]
07/17/2015 05:31 PM
U.S. poised to upgrade Cuba in annual human trafficking report – sources
U.S. poised to upgrade Cuba in annual human trafficking report -sources WASHINGTON | BY JASON SZEP, PATRICIA ZENGERLE AND MATT SPETALNICK The United States is set to remove Cuba from the list of worst offenders in failing to suppress human trafficking and forced labor, U.S. sources said, removing a longstanding irritant between the former Cold […]
07/08/2015 01:27 PM
Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography
Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography Posted on July 6, 2015 Committee on the Rights of the Child, 70th Session – 2015, Draft Program Review of States Parties’ Reports List of questions relative to the briefing presented by Cuba by virtue […]
06/16/2015 10:36 AM
Prostitution in Cuba Sustains the Domestic Economy
Prostitution in Cuba Sustains the Domestic Economy / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 13, 2015 There is no country in the world, except the Vatican I guess, in which there is no prostitution. But when a social process has taken place for over half a century, and has proclaimed its eradication, then it is warranted […]
06/14/2015 01:01 AM
Cuba, Remittances, and Scrooge McDuck
Cuba, Remittances, and Scrooge McDuck / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 10 June 2015 — A week before her Miami relatives landed in Havana, Milena hired a crew to paint the interior and the facade of her home in the bucolic Casino Deportivo neighborhood. After two coats of paint and minor […]
05/30/2015 01:00 PM
Poly Prep school official took students to Cuba for an alcohol-fueled trip complete with hookers, cigars – lawsuit
Poly Prep school official took students to Cuba for an alcohol-fueled trip complete with hookers, cigars: lawsuit BY CHRISTINA CARREGA-WOODY , GINGER ADAMS OTIS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:25 PM A A A A top official at Brooklyn’s scandal-scarred Poly Prep Country Day School took students on a “rite of passage” […]

 

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