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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad March 30, 2013 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba the denial of prostitution is a lie of omission: the government doesn't really talk about it. At the same time American politicians promote a travel ban that seriously damages United States efforts to identify and prosecute [...] Continue reading

No clear successor to Chávez as leader of Latin American left

Posted on Friday, 03.29.13 Latin America No clear successor to Chávez as leader of Latin American left By MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Venezuelans will head to the polls April 14 to elect a successor to the late President Hugo Chávez. While Nicolás Maduro, Chávez's handpicked candidate, is favored to win, it's not as clear who will [...] Continue reading

Total Alienation

Total Alienation / Miriam Celaya Posted on March 28, 2013 Presided over by Cuba's General-President, on Friday, March 15, 2013 there was an extended meeting of the Council of Ministers, which, in addition to resembling any other, at the same time typifies both the inefficiency of the entire government apparatus and the impossibility of renewing [...] Continue reading

Posible licencia extrapenal para funcionario que robó 20 millones

Posible licencia extrapenal para funcionario que robó 20 millones Miércoles, Marzo 27, 2013 | Por Dania Virgen Garcia LA HABANA, Cuba, 27 de marzo de 2013, Dania Virgen García/ www.cubanet.org.- Uno de los llamados "Cuellos Blancos" de la prisión de Ariza, en Cienfuegos, Rafael Cama Fajardo, está a punto de ser liberado por enfermedad, según [...] Continue reading

The changing face of Cuba: Communism to capitalism

The changing face of Cuba: Communism to capitalism March 28, 2013 cuba For over half a century Cuba has been ruled by the Castro regime and has remained largely cut off from the rest of the world. The island's economy is in a state of collapse and still inhabits the crippling stranglehold of the US [...] Continue reading

Raúl Castro crea organismo para combatir la corrupción

Raúl Castro crea organismo para combatir la corrupción Por Redacción CaféFuerte El gobernante Raúl Castro prosiguió su cruzada contra la corrupción y el desorden administrativo en el país con la creación de un órgano estatal de control que estudiará y dictaminará sobre los casos significativos de ilegalidades y las medidas disciplinarias para enfrentarlas. Un decreto [...] Continue reading

Inspectores corruptos en Santiago de Cuba

Inspectores corruptos en Santiago de Cuba [25-03-2013] Aurora Sancho Gutiérrez Hablemos Press (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La Habana, Cuba. Policías e inspectores integrales, amenazan e imponen arbitrariamente multas excesivas a vendedores de productos alimenticios. Desde el 19 de marzo, en la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, se ha incrementado el patrullaje de operativos integrados por dos agentes de [...] Continue reading

Preso por investigar la corrupción

Preso por investigar la corrupción Miércoles, Marzo 20, 2013 | Por CubaNet LA HABANA, Cuba, 20 de marzo de 2013, Redacción de Hablemos Press/ www.cubanet.org.- El 16 de marzo, el periodista independiente y prisionero de conciencia Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias cumplió seis meses de injusto y arbitrario encierro. Según la Ley de Procedimiento Penal, luego [...] Continue reading

How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The [...] Continue reading

Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl’s death

Cuba's most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl's death In May, 2010, Lilian Ramirez Espinosa, along with three other Cuban adolescents, was part of a sex party involving foreigners. Lilian ended up dying, though it's still not clear how. Cuban lawyer Laritza Diversent says the authorities reacted to the fact children [...] Continue reading

Degeneración en los mandos militares cubanos

Degeneración en los mandos militares cubanos Según cifras del MINFAR, bastantes conservadoras por cierto, más de un 40% de las mujeres que enviaron desde Cuba a Angola, en época de guerra y luego postguerra, fueron víctimas de acoso sexual, o violadas. Juan Juan Almeida enero 21, 2013 Algunos medios oficiales, extraoficiales y extranjeros se hacen [...] Continue reading

Degeneracy Among Cuban Military Officers/ Juan Juan Almeida

Degeneracy Among Cuban Military Officers/ Juan Juan Almeida Posted on March 9, 2013 Some official, unofficial and foreign media outlets have been subject to a certain government manipulation, serving as an echo chamber by focusing special attention on the fight against corruption, which seems to have the become the principal challenge facing the Cuban president. [...] Continue reading

What Fidel Taught Hugo Cuba defined Chávez’s career as much as Venezuela did

What Fidel Taught Hugo Cuba defined Chávez's career as much as Venezuela did BY FRANCISCO TORO Hugo Chávez died today in Venezuela at the age of 58, but his battle with a never-specified form of cancer was waged largely in a Cuban hospital—a telling detail, as Cuba loomed just as large in his political imagination [...] Continue reading

Can Cuba survive the loss of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez?

Can Cuba survive the loss of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez? Many in and out of Cuba wonder if the loss of Chávez is the death knell of the Castros' Revolution, or if it could inject urgent momentum into Raul Castro's reform agenda, just in the nick of time. By Anya Landau French, Guest blogger / March [...] Continue reading

Analysis: Castro brothers’ successor may inherit a very different Cuba

Analysis: Castro brothers' successor may inherit a very different Cuba Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Raul, are preparing to pass the torch of power to a new generation. By Carlos Rajo, Telemundo News analysis Raul Castro's recent announcement that he will leave power in 2018, and his appointment of 52-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel as first [...] Continue reading

The new man

Cuba's leaders The new man The Castros unveil their successor Mar 2nd 2013 | HAVANA EVER since Raúl Castro replaced his ailing brother, Fidel, as Cuba's president in 2008, he has made clear that his overriding aim is to organise an orderly political and economic transition to ensure that the ruling Communist Party remains in [...] Continue reading

Cuba-Venezuela ties tenuous

Cuba-Venezuela ties tenuous 06/03 00:24 CET Cuba is on Venezuelan economic life support. With leader Hugo Chávez dead, there is speculation that Cuba as we know it may not survive. Havana's options just got a lot thinner, and it hasn't had many of them for a long time. President Chávez venerated the father of Communist [...] Continue reading