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Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 16, 2015 Iván García, Diario de las Américas, 8 December 2015 — Just past midnight, when Cuba’s military bigwigs heard the president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, confirm the loss of Nicolas Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of […] Continue reading

Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port

Winds of change hit Cuba’s Mariel port Site of massive exodus in 1980s now free trade zone project Author: Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com Published On: Oct 29 2015 06:42:25 PM EDT Roberto Damas’ beloved island was in the hands of Fidel Castro’s revolution, and after spending years as a political […] Continue reading

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress

Letter from Cuban Pro-Democracy Leaders to the U.S. Congress at 8:58 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 It is with profound concern that we implore the Congress of the United States of America to read this letter directed against the strong campaign being waged to unconditionally lift the economic sanctions that weigh upon the Cuban dictatorship. […] Continue reading

Notes About a Polemic

Notes About a Polemic / 14ymedio, Antonio Rodiles Posted on February 10, 2015 14ymedio, Antonio G. Rodiles, Havana, 6 February 2015 – My article published this Wednesday on the site Diario de Cuba has provoked a criticism from blogger Miriam Celaya that motivates me to touch on various points I consider important. In order to […] Continue reading

The spy who never wanted to be one

The spy who never wanted to be one / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on January 28, 2015 The unusual story of ‘Granma’ journalist sentenced to 14 years in prison 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Santiago de Cuba, 27 January 2015 — Just outside the building, a ditch carries sewage down the street. Several children jump from side […] Continue reading

Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era

Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era By A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush January 9 at 8:08 PM A. Ross Johnson, a fellow at the Wilson Center and the Hoover Institution, was director of Radio Free Europe from 1988 to 1991. S. Enders Wimbush was director […] Continue reading

5 ways Cuba-US agreement will make waves

5 ways Cuba-US agreement will make waves The historic opening between the two countries could have an impact on travel and business in the long-term, though changes are likely to happen gradually. By Whitney Eulich, Staff writer DECEMBER 19, 2014 MEXICO CITY — US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made history this […] Continue reading

Cuba may return imprisoned Canadian if appeal dropped, lawyer says

Cuba may return imprisoned Canadian if appeal dropped, lawyer says THE CANADIAN PRESS Published October 5, 2014 – 8:14pm A lawyer for a Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison says a decision will be made this week whether to appeal or let the verdict stand in hopes of speeding his return […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

One Night – A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality

One Night: A Critical View of Cuban Social Reality / Dimas Castellano Posted on April 26, 2014 Una Noche (One Night) is the film which best reflects why it is that young people leave Cuba. That’s how a female friend of mine, who is a lover of the seventh art, laconically replied to my question, […] Continue reading

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips If Havana uses a Russian recipe for clinging to power, investors beware. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY - Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times wasn’t a big hit with Americans. But the Russian president does have admirers elsewhere. Some are in the Cuban military, which is rumored to […] Continue reading

Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580

Prison Diary XLIV (of an isolated prisoner). Another life snuffed out in Prison 1580 / Angel Santiesteban Posted on August 7, 2013 Angel Santiesteban remains not only a prisoner in solitude, but also kidnapped and incommunicado in the hands of the repressive forces of the Castro dictatorship, that doesn’t know how it is teaching the […] Continue reading

Who Provoked the Riot in the Guatao Women’s Prison

Who Provoked the Riot in the Guatao Women’s Prison / Dania Virgen Garcia Posted on August 5, 2013 Havana, Cuba, July 25, 2013, Dania Virgen Garcia / www.cubanet.org. A reliable source who asked to remain anonymous for reasons of safety — it is clear that this source is not political prisoner Sonia Garro, illegally confined […] Continue reading

Life or Death of a Political Prisoner – Instructions in a Sealed Envelope

Life or Death of a Political Prisoner: Instructions in a Sealed Envelope / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 18, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 2013, www.cubanet.org. In Combinado del Este Prison, in the presence of a lieutenant from the Ministry of the Interior, a common prisoner threatened political prisoner Ernesto Borges with death. This past June, [...] Continue reading

The Briton who languished in a Cuban jail after being accused of spying

The Briton who languished in a Cuban jail after being accused of spying Stephen Purvis has returned to Britain after spending 16 months in a Cuban jail on false spying and fraud charges. He speaks to Colin Freeman about the ordeal. By Colin Freeman9:00PM BST 06 Jul 2013 WHEN the £400 million Bellomonte Golf and [...] Continue reading

Cuba sentences Canadian businessman to nine years in prison

Posted on Wednesday, 06.19.13 Cuba sentences Canadian businessman to nine years in prison BY JULIAN SHER TORONTO STAR For almost two years as he sat in a Havana prison awaiting trial on corruption charges, Canadian businessman Sarkis Yacoubian held out hope that by collaborating with the Cuban authorities and fingering a wide web of foreign [...] Continue reading

The General on His Birthday

The General on His Birthday / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on June 11, 2013 During his term in office General Raul Castro has raised doubts and caused confusion. It seems ridiculous to think that a politician, whoever he might be, does not want to fix his country, but to hold onto power. Another oddity is [...] Continue reading

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 12, 2013 For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and the [...] Continue reading

Violator and Ousted

Violator and Ousted / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. The whirlwind of corruption, the lack of ethics and the indiscipline have shaken the foundations of the police unit of San German, in Holguin. Another neighborhood bloodhound has been victim of its own bite, originally trained to demolish any form of human [...] Continue reading

Havana prisoner who took video transferred to isolation cell in notorious prison

Posted on Tuesday, 04.10.12 Havana prisoner who took video transferred to isolation cell in notorious prison José Daniel Ferrer García, a leading Cuban dissident arrested in eastern Santiago de Cuba last week, remains in police custody.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com An inmate who shot several videos inside a Havana prison to publicize its awful conditions has [...] Continue reading

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight on

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight onPublished on Monday 12 March 2012. This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are "Enemies of the Internet" and "under surveillance," updates the report published on 12 March 2011. The last report, released in March 2011 at the climax of the Arab Spring, [...] Continue reading

Global Insider: Brazil’s Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in Cuba

Global Insider: Brazil's Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in CubaBy The Editors | 15 Feb 2012 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made her first official visit to Cuba last month. In an email interview, David Herrero, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed Brazil-Cuba relations. WPR: How did Brazil-Cuba relations evolve [...] Continue reading

Cuba pol cool to talk of release, swap for US man

Posted on Friday, 11.11.11 Cuba pol cool to talk of release, swap for US manBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — The president of Cuba's parliament said Friday no one should expect the island to unilaterally free an imprisoned American aid contractor and threw cold water on hopes he could be swapped for five Cuban agents [...] Continue reading

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communism

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communismBy David Usborne in HavanaSaturday, 5 March 2011The party begins to pop at about midnight when the half-naked male models point the last stragglers to the open roof top.On a second level above us unde... Continue reading

DECLARATION OF SANTIAGO

DECLARATION OF SANTIAGO03-03-2011.Concilio Cubano(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The Cuban people live in very difficult times. However, this is not news. For more than fifty years we have witnessed increasing poverty and the ongoing violation of our hum... Continue reading