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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

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […] Continue reading

The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”

The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […] Continue reading

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, […] Continue reading

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta

Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta marzo 19, 2017 El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de un club en la playa. Pero el poderoso […] Continue reading

Tras las rejas en Cuba

Tras las rejas en Cuba Por Rafa -19 Marzo, 2017 Las desgracias de un ‘capitalista’ aprovechador que quiso hacer negocios en la isla de los Castro y le salió el tiro por la culata. El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los […] Continue reading

‘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

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba

Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú weed. Meanwhile, food prices were increasing on the world market. In light of this situation, […] Continue reading

‘El deshielo’ – recuento de una política fallida

‘El deshielo’: recuento de una política fallida A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 23:08 CET. Para sorpresa, incluso de los conocedores del tema cubano, el 17 de diciembre de 2014 el dictador Raúl Castro y el presidente Barack Obama anunciaron el restablecimiento de las relaciones […] 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

Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading

Cuba da respaldo a “los compañeros Lula y Rousseff”

Cuba da respaldo a “los compañeros Lula y Rousseff” “Los compañeros Lula y Dilma Rousseff han demostrado una valentía y determinación admirables al enfrentar esta arremetida en su contra”, dice la cancillería cubana, pero no dice que sus escándalos de corrupción salpican a La Habana. Armando de Armas / martinoticias.com marzo 07, 2016 El régimen […] Continue reading

Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants

Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 19 Oct 2015 – 12:15 pm. The illiterate of the 21st century are those who do not have Internet access. Many do not even know that the Internet exists in Cuba. As has been the case in Cuba for quite some time, everything that […] Continue reading

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-in-Law

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez 
is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading

In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control

In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control By Karen DeYoung February 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — When Cuba was hit with rolling blackouts a decade ago, Fidel Castro decided to save energy by ordering everyone on the island to switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting. Millions, perhaps billions, of bulbs were ordered […] Continue reading

The Washington Post resalta importancia de Radio Martí para Cuba

The Washington Post resalta importancia de Radio Martí para Cuba La Casa Blanca y el Congreso deben proporcionar los recursos necesarios para que los Martís lleven a los cubanos la información que los ayudará a conquistar la libertad sábado, enero 10, 2015 | CubaNet A. Ross Johnson, quien dirigió la emisora Radio Free Europe (Radio […] 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

The Washington Post resalta importancia de Radio y TV Martí para la nueva era de Cuba

The Washington Post resalta importancia de Radio y TV Martí para la nueva era de Cuba Expertos analizan el papel estratégico del servicio para Cuba de la radiodifusión estadounidense al calor del anuncio del restablecimiento de las relaciones entre los dos países. Martinoticias.com enero 10, 2015 A. Ross Johnson, quien dirigió la emisora Radio Free […] Continue reading

Biggest news for Latin America – low oil prices

Andres Oppenheimer: Biggest news for Latin America: low oil prices BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER AOPPENHEIMER@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:00 AM 12/26/2014 7:07 PM While other issues dominated the headlines, the most important news for Latin America in 2014 — and the one that will have the biggest impact in the near future — was the dramatic collapse of […] Continue reading

On Cuba, Hope and Change

On Cuba, Hope and Change / Alexis Romay Posted on December 23, 2014 President Obama, a man who actively promotes the audacity of hope and based his presidential campaigns on the idea of change, has combined both concepts in his long gaze at Cuba: he hopes Castro will change. However, that option isn’t remotely possible […] 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

Cuba y Estados Unidos ¿Lamentar el pasado o construir el futuro?

Cuba y Estados Unidos ¿Lamentar el pasado o construir el futuro? JORGE CALAFORRA, Varsovia | Diciembre 20, 2014 El 17 de Diciembre del 2014 a las 12:01, hora de Washington, el Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América, Barack Obama, anunció la nueva política de los Estados Unidos hacia Cuba. Es preciso recordar que el […] 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

U.S. hints that it won’t oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas

U.S. hints that it won’t oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM In an apparent reversal of decades-long policy, Washington will not stand in the way of Cuban participation in the next Summit of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday. […] Continue reading

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

Dos horas con Ernesto Londoño

Dos horas con Ernesto Londoño Nuestro equipo sostuvo una conversación con el periodista de ‘The New York Times’ a quien se atribuye la autoría de los editoriales sobre Cuba 14YMEDIO, La Habana | Diciembre 01, 2014 Ernesto Londoño, a quien se atribuyen los seis editoriales sobre Cuba publicados recientemente por The New York Times, sostuvo […] Continue reading

El triste papel del gobierno español en Cuba

El triste papel del gobierno español en Cuba La complicidad con el régimen no le gana simpatizantes en los cubanos de a pie Eugenio Yáñez, Miami | 27/11/2014 4:05 pm Triste el papel del actual gobierno español en Cuba en estos momentos, haciendo lo mismo que criticaban al gobierno socialista anterior, pero sin tener la […] Continue reading

“The New York Times” y los médicos cubanos

“The New York Times” y los médicos cubanos En su último editorial The New York Times recurre a una fuente que no menciona: las “Reflexiones” de Fidel Castro Alejandro Armengol, Miami | 18/11/2014 11:54 am Si una clase profesional ha sido hostigada en Cuba a partir de 1959 es la de los médicos. Estos han […] Continue reading

Pensiones, exclusiones y esquiroles

Pensiones, exclusiones y esquiroles noviembre 12, 2014 4:40 pm· Cuba actualidad, Lawton, La Habana, (PD) Un trabajo del colega Iván García Quintero publicado en martinoticias.com, -04-11-14- y titulado “¿Qué fue de los disidentes cubanos que lanzaron el documento La Patria es de todos?” aborda un tema muy sensible y este es el del abandono de […] Continue reading