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THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA

THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA BY KEN FIREMAN ON 6/19/16 AT 6:30 AM This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site. The car was a Detroit classic on a Havana street, a pink and white 1956 Chevy Bel Air with a nickname out of a rock ‘n’ […] Continue reading

The Dangerous World of Cuba’s Pushcart Vendors

The Dangerous World of Cuba’s Pushcart Vendors / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 15, 2016 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 13 February 2016 — There is a great poster of general-president Raúl Castro on the façade of a private building in the heart of Central Havana. In the image, he is saluting, dressed in a […] Continue reading

Buying freedom on plastic

Fabiola Santiago: Buying freedom on plastic BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/30/2014 6:46 PM 12/30/2014 7:17 PM The vision of Americans running around Havana wielding their credit cards has been with me since President Barack Obama announced his historic change in U.S.-Cuba policy two weeks ago. Let me tell you about the time I bought freedom […] Continue reading

ETECSA, A Bankrupt Monopoly

ETECSA, A Bankrupt Monopoly / Pablo Pascual Mendez Pina Posted on November 21, 2013 That we are in a state of ruin is something that no Cuban in his or her right mind really questions, though we have become all too accustomed to the cynicism of the architects of this disaster, who continue to blame […] Continue reading

First Report of the Advisory Group

First Report of the Advisory Group / Cuban Civil Society Advisory Group Posted on October 26, 2013 A brief summary of topics that describe the situation of Cuba in late 2013 could be summed up in two words: reform and repression. The reforms have been directed mostly in the right direction, but in a superficial […] Continue reading

Cuba Vice President Marino Murillo’s daughter defected and is living in Tampa

Posted on Monday, 08.27.12 Cuba Vice President Marino Murillo's daughter defected and is living in Tampa By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The 24-year-old daughter of Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo, sometimes mentioned as a possible successor to ruler Raúl Castro, defected earlier this month and is now living in Tampa, knowledgeable sources said. Glenda Murillo [...] Continue reading

Gladys Bejerano’ Cuba’s “Iron Lady” / Iván García

Gladys Bejerano' Cuba's "Iron Lady" / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago in the 30's were called 'The Untouchables'. They fought head on rampant corruption in the Windy City, and through legal chicanery of tax evasion led gangster Al Capone to prison. That group of Chicago has a female [...] Continue reading

Cuba: You Can Buy A House / Iván García

Cuba: You Can Buy A House / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: CASA, Translator: CIMF The worst of the timid reforms of General Raul Castro is amnesia. In addition to the cynicism. All the prohibitions, whether it is sightseeing in your own country, having a cell phone, buying a car or now being able to sell, [...] Continue reading

Cell phones and the cost of living in Cuba

Cell phones and the cost of living in Cubaby Kate Dries | Jul. 14, 2011 When I first came to Cuba in 1995, cell phone service was so scarce that, after a meeting in which an official had flashed a cell phone from the podium, I turned to Abel Prieto, then the president of the [...] Continue reading

Clinton reiterates call for global commitment to Internet freedom

Monday 21st February, 2011

Clinton reiterates call for global commitment to Internet freedom
Hillary Clinton Monday 21st February, 2011

A few minutes after midnight on January 28th, the Internet went dark
across Egypt.

During the previous four days, hundreds of… Continue reading

Liberator or Castro clone?

Liberator or Castro clone?
By Sharon Behn
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published October 16, 2005

Sharon Behn reported this story from Venezuela from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16.
    
    
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Flush with oil money and political power,… Continue reading