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Cars, Cubans and Parasites

Cars, Cubans and Parasites May 31, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba, there are two ways of doing things: the easy way and the bureaucratic way. No matter how positive a law might be, the bureaucrats will always find a way to transform it into an all-consuming bog, one from which you can [...] Continue reading

Avatares de un periodista independiente

Periodismo Avatares de un periodista independiente Iván García La Habana 31-05-2012 – 12:19 pm. Fuentes inciertas, amenazas veladas, miedo, internet a cuentagotas. ¿Cómo transcurre el día a día de un reportero independiente en Cuba? El peor día de la semana para concertar una cita con una persona que presuntamente tiene una buena historia que contarte [...] Continue reading

Murmurs / Rebeca Monzo

Murmurs / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, Translator: Maria Montoto For some months now, they have spread like gun powder throughout the city: rumors about embezzlement, theft, deviation of resources, practices of nepotism, etcetera. Old Havana has generated the most commentaries these days. The director of Puerto Carenas, the great construction enterprise dealing with the restoration [...] Continue reading

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process / Estado de Sats Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida By Antonio G. Rodiles, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallín Introduction The centralized and planned economy is [...] Continue reading

Corruptos integrales

Corruptos integrales Miércoles, Mayo 30, 2012 | Por Augusto Cesar San Martin LA HABANA, Cuba, mayo, www.cubanet.org -Unido a la nueva política económica del gobierno para salvar al socialismo, comenzó la capacitación de los llamados Inspectores Integrales. Aunque ya existía un buen número de estos funcionarios en las calles, las novedades requirieron nuevas instrucciones. Los [...] Continue reading

Economic Transformations, Property Rights, and Cuba’s Current Constitution

Economic Transformations, Property Rights, and Cuba's Current Constitution / Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Antonio Rodiles Introduction The Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party just concluded, leaving a trail of questions to be clarified. Most of the televised debates turned into semantic [...] Continue reading

Fiber-optic cable benefiting only Cuban government

Posted on Friday, 05.25.12 Fiber-optic cable benefiting only Cuban government Fiber-optic cables meant to increase broadband access in Cuba is up and running but only for Cuban and Venezuelan governments. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The fiber-optic cable between Cuba and Venezuela, long and eagerly awaited by Cubans as a speedy new ramp onto the [...] Continue reading

Incierto destino para sospechosos de corrupción en Cuba

Incierto destino para sospechosos de corrupción en Cuba "Si ellos están detenidos, sin cargos, y los mantienen detenidos es un acto ilegal de la administración". Pablo Alfonso/ martinoticias.com mayo 24, 2012 La abogada y opositora, Laritza Diversent, dijo este jueves que en las leyes procesales cubanas no existe el término de "retenidos", que emplearon ayer [...] Continue reading

Human rights report highlights regional violence, abuse

Posted on Thursday, 05.24.12 Human rights Human rights report highlights regional violence, abuse The U.S. State Department released its 2011 human rights report highlighting violence in Honduras and Mexico, and civil rights abuses in Cuba and Venezuela BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com Drug fueled violence in Mexico and Honduras, mass detentions in Cuba and an executive [...] Continue reading

Cuba crackdown sees foreign companies exit

May 21, 2012 5:29 pm Cuba crackdown sees foreign companies exit By Marc Frank in Havana Tighter restrictions following President Raúl Castro's crackdown on state corruption and inefficiency is leading foreign businesses to leave Cuba, jeopardising the investment that his reform programme needs if it is to succeed. The number of foreign joint ventures in [...] Continue reading

Haití, la nueva tierra prometida

Haití, la nueva tierra prometida Jueves, Mayo 24, 2012 | Por Augusto Cesar San Martin LA HABANA, Cuba, mayo, www.cubanet.org -La primera misión internacionalista de Yadira fue en Haití. Viajó al frente de un grupo de trabajadores sociales para distribuir una donación del gobierno de Cuba. La misión consistía en entregar a la población una [...] Continue reading

Publican inusual citación a tres sospechosos de corrupción

Publican inusual citación a tres sospechosos de corrupción Jueves, Mayo 24, 2012 | Por CubaNet LA HABANA, Cuba, 24 de mayo (Agencias, ww.cubanet.org) – En un hecho inusual, la policía cubana publicó el jueves las citaciones para que comparezcan tres cubanos investigados por "falsificación de documentos bancarios y de comercio", informó la Agencia France Presse. [...] Continue reading

Los generales se mudan a lujosas casas

Los generales se mudan a lujosas casas Miércoles, Mayo 23, 2012 | Por Carlos Ríos Otero LA HABANA, Cuba, 23 de mayo (Carlos Ríos Otero, www.cubanet.org) – Los generales de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (MINFAR) y del Ministerio del Interior (MININT) han ido abandonando paulatinamente los lujosos apartamentos del edificio de 20 plantas con el [...] Continue reading

Cuba says prison population at more than 57,000

23 May 2012 Last updated at 10:54 GMT Cuba says prison population at more than 57,000 More than 57,000 people are in jail in Cuba, according to a rare report about the prison population published by the Communist Party newspaper, Granma. Granma said efforts had been made to improve conditions for the 57,337 inmates, and [...] Continue reading

Altos funcionarios de Cuba rehúsan dar detalles sobre casos de corrupción

Corrupción, Justicia Altos funcionarios de Cuba rehúsan dar detalles sobre casos de corrupción Remigio Ferro, presidente del Tribunal Supremo: "El tema de personas esperando períodos prolongados por la celebración de sus juicios no es un tema que predomine en el escenario judicial cubano" Agencias, La Habana | 24/05/2012 8:12 am Altos representantes del Gobierno y [...] Continue reading

Our Breadline on a Sunday Morning

Our Breadline on a Sunday Morning May 22, 2012 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — As most of us Cubans know, to participate in waiting in a line means including oneself in a good barometer of opinion. I must confess, it had been a good while since I had last had that first-hand experience of literally [...] Continue reading

Cama en el hospital de SIDA en venta por 20 CUC

Cama en el hospital de SIDA en venta por 20 CUC [22-05-2012] Dania Virgen García Periodista Independiente (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En la prisión de enfermos de SIDA, en el municipio San José de las Lajas, provincia Mayabeque, hubo dos fallecimientos en sólo dos días y un recluso quedó paralizado de una trombosis por falta de asistencia médica. [...] Continue reading

In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable

Posted on Monday, 05.21.12 In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA — It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had [...] Continue reading

The Inspector / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

The Inspector / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated Down San Miguel. Up Guines. Walking between the suburban hills and the uncivil garbage at every corner in the neighborhood. With his pristine guayabera and his black briefcase as ridiculous as his dyed mustache. He's the restaurant inspector from the Cuban Ministry [...] Continue reading

Take It Easy You Cubans

Take It Easy You Cubans May 18, 2012 By Yusimi Rodriguez HAVANA TIMES — I noticed that on many occasions when writers for Havana Times criticize the situation in our country, readers will appear ready to demonstrate that conditions are even worse in other countries. For example, we might criticize our electoral system for allowing [...] Continue reading

Source of Censorship / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado

Source of Censorship / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated For years, many Cubans have commented that the Department of Revolutionary Orientation was the 'educator and corrector' womb that gave birth to the communications broadcast in the Cuban media, and of the rumors convenient to the State, which spread like wildfire [...] Continue reading

Cuba, DR on very different paths

Cuba, DR on very different paths By Roland Alum May 20, 2012 On May 20, 1902 the Cuban Republic was born, following the Spanish-American War, or Spanish(Cuban)American War, that ended Spain's colonial rule. Coincidentally, this May 20, the Dominican Republic is holding its 14th presidential election since the downfall of Rafael Trujillo in 1961. It [...] Continue reading

The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats

http://translatingcuba.com/?p=18483 The Government Guidelines for the Economy and the new Cuban Economic and Social Structure / Estado de Sats / State of Sats Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Translator: Unstated By Antonio Rodiles The government document regarding guidelines for economic and social policy seeks to outline a new design for Cuban society. This [...] Continue reading

Come and see my villa

Foreign investment in Cuba Come and see my villa The regime has taken to locking up businessmen May 19th 2012 | HAVANA LAST year Coral Capital, one of the biggest private investors in Cuba, released a glossy brochure for a property development. "Live in Havana," said the blurb. "You know you want to." It was [...] Continue reading

Alarma entre inversionistas extranjeros en Cuba

Alarma entre inversionistas extranjeros en Cuba La revista The Economist comenta el arresto de dos ejecutivos de una empresa británica en La Habana que han sido interrogados en Villa Marista. martinoticias.com Ultima actualización 18.05.2012 10:34 El año pasado la firma británica Coral Capital, uno de los mayores inversionistas privados en Cuba, distribuyó folletos dando publicidad [...] Continue reading

Universities and foreign companies in Cuba are shrinking

Posted on Wednesday, 05.16.12 Universities and foreign companies in Cuba are shrinking Cuban leader Raúl Castro's push to carry out needed economic reforms has led to reduced enrollment at universities and departure of some foreign companies. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban universities have slashed enrollment by nearly 26 percent, apparently because of deep cuts [...] Continue reading

Cuba drags feet on foreign investment

Cuba drags feet on foreign investment Marc Frank Reuters 12:44 p.m. CDT, May 15, 2012 HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba's reform plans to attract more overseas investment are off to a slow start as the government focuses more on regulating existing foreign joint ventures than encouraging new ones, businessmen and diplomats say. In fact, Cuba has [...] Continue reading

Foreign Policy: Preparing for Life after Castro

Posted on Tuesday, 05.15.12 Foreign Policy: Preparing for Life after Castro Early this month, a senior Cuban official raised the possibility of loosening travel restrictions, potentially making it far easier for Cuban citizens to travel abroad as tourists. So far, little is known about the details of the policy Havana has in mind. But the [...] Continue reading

Celebration or Condemnation? / Luis Felipe Rojas

Celebration or Condemnation? / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. One can already hear the beating drum of the proletariat. Just a few work days away from the International Day of the Worker, the red machine of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) has spent various weeks moving [...] Continue reading

Remittances and the Silence of Their Beneficiaries on the Island / Iván García

Remittances and the Silence of Their Beneficiaries on the Island / Iván García Iván García, Translator: AnonyGY    To ask for money from relatives who live in the United States of America is a constant in Cuba. Whether it is done through one of most expensive international collect calls from the island, an e-mail, or through [...] Continue reading