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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, […] Continue reading

Happiness

Happiness / Somos+ Somos+, Roberto Camba, 21 March 2017 — The United Nations has just launched the 2017 World Happiness Report, coinciding with the World Happiness Day on March 20th. From its first publication in 2012, the world has come to understand more and more that happiness has to be used as the correct measure […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

Measuring Hopelessness

Measuring Hopelessness / Yoani Sanchez Yoani Sanchez, El Pais, 12 February 2017 — Statistics are deceiving. They only reflect measurable values, tangible realities. International agencies cram us with numbers that measure development, life expectancy or educational attainment, but seldom succeed in grading dissatisfaction, fear, and discouragement. Frequently in their reports they describe a Latin America […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

Losing Fear To Get Freedom

Losing Fear To Get Freedom / 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo, Quito, 10 December 2016 — On the 58th anniversary of the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, the seizure of power by Fidel Castro and the disappearance of the national hope of a return to the constitutional values ​​of 1940, the people of Cuba, their […] Continue reading

Furry’s Offspring Set Up Camp in the US

Furry’s Offspring Set Up Camp in the US / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 20 OCtober 2016 — Yet another son of Army Corps General and former Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra, alias “Furry,” arrived in southern Florida and decided to say. Nothing unusual in that, if we think back. Nineteen-year-old Antonio Colomé Hidalgo, […] Continue reading

Emigration – The Great Cuban Obsession

Emigration: The Great Cuban Obsession / Iván García One of the 8,000 Cuban migrants who, in January 2016, were stranded in Costa Rica and eventually were airlifted to El Salvador, where they managed to travel to Mexico and from there could cross the border and reach the United States, the ‘promised land’. Taken from El […] Continue reading

The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur […] Continue reading

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 6 July 2016 — Hundreds of people went to the Cuban embassy in Quito in Monday with the purpose of “repudiating” President Raul Castro and recent statements issued by the embassy in which they were accused of “seeking points” to […] Continue reading

Leap Year, Creepy Year

Leap Year, Creepy Year / Miriam Celaya Posted on January 18, 2016 Miriam Celeya, Cubanet, Havana 15 January 2016 – The year 2016 has begun under a bad omen. If it weren’t enough with the general gloominess after one year of uneasy peace between the governments of Cuba and the US without any perceived improvement […] Continue reading

17 December – First Anniversary of a Sterile Marriage

17 December: First Anniversary of a Sterile Marriage / Miriam Celaya Posted on December 29, 2015 Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 December 2015 – At the end of the first year of the restoration of relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba, the expectations that the historical event awakened in Cuba remain unfulfilled. […] Continue reading

A socialist vision fades in Cuba’s biggest housing project

A socialist vision fades in Cuba’s biggest housing project Inequality is growing in Cuba, threatening the legacy of Castro’s revolution Story by Nick Miroff Published on December 29, 2015 HAVANA — In the Alamar neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana, the streets don’t have names. To find an address, you need to know the zone, […] Continue reading

Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms

Cuba: Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms December 10, 2015 Fernando Ravsberg Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Cuban doctors. HAVANA TIMES — I don’t like to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the results of Venezuela’s elections should make us entertain the possibility that Chavismo could lose the next presidential elections, depriving […] Continue reading

The Marriage Between Venezuela and Chavismo Failed

The Marriage Between Venezuela and Chavismo Failed / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on December 7, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 December 2015 — This time neither deception nor fear worked. Like a woman long threatened by an abusive husband, Venezuela has slammed the door on Chavismo and done so with determination. From now […] Continue reading

Overcoming Obstacles, More Cubans Arrive From Central America To Mexico Heading To The US

Overcoming Obstacles, More Cubans Arrive From Central America To Mexico Heading To The US / EFE (via 14ymedio) Posted on November 23, 2015 EFE (via 14ymedio), Tapachula, Mexico, 22 November 2015 — Despite increasing obstacles in their path, the number of Cubans crossing the Mexican border from Central America, in order to get a safe […] Continue reading

Cuba takes center stage at Caribbean/Central American conference

Cuba takes center stage at Caribbean/Central American conference As Cuba forges new economic relations, it poses challenges and opportunities for region New Cuban economic development strategy expected next year Cuban economist: Economic change will accelerate on island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Look for the Communist Party of Cuba to outline its future economic development strategy […] Continue reading

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 29, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 26 October 2015 — Before the Special Period, the financial capacity of the country had already been reduced to a minimum, so reforms were being instituted that supposedly would “help” the nation cope with the economic […] Continue reading

In Cuba, Overseas Travel Brings Out the Worst in People

In Cuba, Overseas Travel Brings Out the Worst in People / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 6 August 2015 — Engineers Odalys and Anayanci were friends until Autumn 2012 when a training seminar in China unleashed a conflict marked by intrigue, damaging reports and even witchcraft. “It was huge,” says Sara, […] Continue reading

Cuba and the Vatican – the Miracle that Never Arrives

Cuba and the Vatican: the Miracle that Never Arrives / Miriam Celaya Posted on July 19, 2015 Cubans will continue to leave for places where they believe God has placed his hand beyond the intervention of his Holiness Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 7 July 2015 — It’s been 17 years since a head of Vatican […] Continue reading

Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc

Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc By Marc Fisher April 12 at 1:27 PM MIAMI — When Sen. Marco ­Rubio stands before Miami’s historic Freedom Tower on Monday and announces that he is the second Cuban American to join the 2016 race for president of the United States, Gabriel Perez, Emilio […] Continue reading

Cuba, Venezuela likely to overshadow Central American issues at Panama summit

Cuba, Venezuela likely to overshadow Central American issues at Panama summit LARRY LUXNER Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela visits the Atlapa Convention Center, the site for the upcoming VII Summit of the Americas, in Panama City, on April 2, 2015. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP WASHINGTON, D.C. – All eyes will be on Barack Obama and Raúl Castro […] Continue reading

Successful self-employed, a group to consider

Successful self-employed, a group to consider / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 11, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 10 February 2015 — Observing coldly and setting aside all partisanship is the best way to understand that the decision taken by the American president to reestablish relations with Cuba is entirely welcome news for a Cuban […] Continue reading

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens / Diario de Cuba, Dimas Castellano Posted on February 4, 2015 Looking back on the history of the conflict, Cuba and the United States tried to impose their political philosophies through confrontation only to have them run aground on the negotiating table. They opted for war as a continuation of […] Continue reading

White Flag to the Regime in Havana?

White Flag to the Regime in Havana? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on January 22, 2015 By: Jeovany Jimenez Vega — Those who advocate the elimination of the mechanisms of political pressure to which the Cuban government remains subject — I mean basically the United States Embargo and the Common European Position — often wield […] Continue reading

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal By Carl Eric Scott January 5, 2015 9:07 PM “You have no idea how many people are in here due to senseless heroics.” That’s a line from The Lives of Others, in which Stasi interrogator Gerd Wiesler, speaking to Christa-Maria Sieland in the main […] Continue reading

Cuba and the United States – Regret the past or build the future?

Cuba and the United States: Regret the past or build the future? JORGE CALAFORRA, Warsaw | Diciembre 22, 2014 On 17 December 2014 at 12:01 Washington DC time, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, announced the United States’ new policy toward Cuba. It should be recalled that the president of the United States […] 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

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All the […] Continue reading

THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME

THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on August 27, 2014 THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME The power of Castro’s dictatorship couldn’t rely only in the annihilation of all kind of opposition, despite the fact that, since January 1959, its governability depended on fear (out […] Continue reading

Cuba – Its Silent Conquest of Venezuela

Cuba: Its Silent Conquest of Venezuela / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 21, 2014 Not in his wildest dreams did Fidel Castro think he would gain political control of and derive economic benefit from a nation nine times bigger than Cuba, with two and a half times the population and with the biggest oil reserves […] Continue reading