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‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading

From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García Posted on March 18, 2016 Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March 2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when, from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother […] 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

Acuerdo de la UE y Centroamerica

Acuerdo de la UE y Centroamerica [17-09-2015 23:00:30] Marta Menor Presidenta de Cultivamos una Rosa Blanca (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Si la Union Europea quiere negociar con el gobierno de Cuba, pedimos que se reclame que el gobierno de Cuba firme el acuerdo a los principios de Union Europea.y Centroamerica que dice: REARFIRMANDO su respeto a los principios […] Continue reading

NYT pide cambiar programas de USAID para Cuba

NYT pide cambiar programas de USAID para Cuba En el quinto editorial dedicado a defender una nueva política de EU, el diario reclamó al gobierno cambiar la práctica de la agencia de ayuda al desarrollo de promover la democracia en Cuba. Legislativa en La Habana (EFE) MANUEL JUAN SOMOZA, AFP 10/11/2014 09:35 PM La Habana […] Continue reading

?Cuba’s economic reforms – Socialism with neoliberal characteristics?

​Cuba’s economic reforms: Socialism with neoliberal characteristics? Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached on Twitter or at nilebowie@gmail.com April 16, 2014 11:26 Reuters/Enrique de la Osa Havana has prioritized foreign investment and private enterprise, slashed state-sector jobs, while seeking closer cooperation with the […] Continue reading

Why the United Nations Covenants?

Why the United Nations Covenants? / Antonio Rodiles Posted on March 3, 2014 On 28 February 2008, the Havana regime signed, as a propaganda maneuver, the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. At that time Raul Castro was seeking to legitimate his figure in the international […] Continue reading

Espinosa Chepe, Cuban dissident economist, dies

Posted on Monday, 09.23.13 Espinosa Chepe, Cuban dissident economist, dies BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro’s government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died in Spain Monday. He was 72 and had been hospitalized for a liver […] Continue reading

Developments in Cuba

Developments in Cuba Author: Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies June 19, 2013 Folha de Sao Paulo Originally published in Portuguese on Folha de Sao Paulo: In 2010 I participated in a conversation with Fidel Castro, when, in reply to a question [...] Continue reading

Spain’s newly elected government may be less friendly to Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 11.22.11 Spain's newly elected government may be less friendly to Cuba The new Conservative government that won Sunday's elections in Spain may be less friendly to Cuba, analysts say.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Relations between Cuba and Spain may be headed for choppy waters after Spain's conservative Popular Party won elections Sunday, although [...] Continue reading