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Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial

Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial / Iván García Iván García, 1 June 2017– The majority of the openly anti-Castro opponents I know do not live in lavish mansions nor do they possess items fashioned with the latest technology. Neither do they boast bank accounts in financial paradises and they do not own […] 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

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

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

What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba?

What’s next for Fidel Castro’s large immediate family in Cuba? BY JUAN O. TAMAYO El Nuevo Herald The death of Fidel Castro has raised uncomfortable questions about the future of his immediate family, a group remarkable both for its size — at least seven, and maybe up to 11 sons and daughters — and for […] Continue reading

Commander Guillermo García Frías’s purebred racehorses

Commander Guillermo García Frías’s purebred racehorses ROGELIO FABIO HURTADO | La Habana | 16 de Noviembre de 2016 – 03:29 CET. I was recently looking for information about the mistreatment of animals, when I found, in El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua), an excellent story by the journalist Francisco Menéndez about the breeding of thoroughbred horses. According […] Continue reading

MININT Colonel In The Vortex of The Theft of Papers From MININT

MININT Colonel In The Vortex of The Theft of Papers From MININT / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 20 June 2016 — Carlos Emilio is a pseudonym. He has the rank of Colonel, and his real name is Emilio Alejandro Monsanto. He’s detained in Havana, in an elegant house converted into a military prison, […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] Continue reading

Failure and frustration on today’s Left

Failure and frustration on today’s Left FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 25 Mayo 2016 – 2:17 pm. In each of its three facets —reformist, as in France; populist, as in Greece, Spain and Venezuela; and dictatorial, as in Havana— the Left is seeing its lustre and credibility dwindle before the onslaughts of reality. In […] Continue reading

57 Years Later – Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2)

57 Years Later: Towards a New Contract for Cuba (Pt. 2) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 8 May 2016 — The only certainty in Cuba in political terms is that the government accumulates a lot of power but lacks leadership. The kind of leadership required when a country faces an […] Continue reading

The Cuba/U.S. relationship – It’s complicated

The Cuba/U.S. relationship: It’s complicated By Susan Grigsby Sunday Mar 06, 2016 · 8:00 PM CEST President Obama will be in Cuba for the Tampa Bay Rays’ exhibition baseball game against the Cuban National Team later this month. While that may not be the main reason for his trip, his visit will be only the […] Continue reading

How Cuba was destroyed

How Cuba was destroyed Patrick Luciani, Special to Financial Post | March 1, 2016 6:08 PM ET Now that President Obama has opened relations with Cuba, and plans to visit this month, Canadians are saying, “Let’s get down there before Americans ruin the place.” Too late: the ruin began with the 1959 revolution. Many Canadians’ […] Continue reading

Heirs of gangster Meyer Lansky want payment for hotel Cuba seized

Heirs of gangster Meyer Lansky want payment for hotel Cuba seized By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: December 8, 2015 Updated: December 9, 2015 at 09:17 AM The family of the late gangster Meyer Lansky has a message for the Cuban government: They want Lansky’s hotel in Havana back. It was Lansky who helped […] 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

Cuba 2019 – Translated

Cuba 2019 / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 29, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 26 September 2015 — Let’s climb aboard a time machine. Into the future, of course. By now, Raul Castro has given up the throne. His son Alejandro has been tried for abuse of power, financial corruption and violations of human rights. Luis Alberto […] Continue reading

Economic sanctions on Cuba to thaw slowly

Economic sanctions on Cuba to thaw slowly Aug. 1, 2015 The Copa, it turns out, is not the hottest spot north of Havana. That distinction belongs to the blast furnace that doubles as the ground transportation staging area at Miami International Airport, where thousands of Cuban visitors could soon be reunited with families separated by […] Continue reading

The Reestablishment of Civil Society: An Unavoidable Necessity

The Reestablishment of Civil Society: An Unavoidable Necessity / Dimas Castellanos Posted on June 26, 2015 Dimas Castellanos, 10 April 2015 — If by “civil society” we mean a group of autonomous associations, public spaces, rights, and liberties by which citizens exchange opinions, make decisions and participate in political, economic and social matters that interest […] Continue reading

Real-Estate Revolution Hits Cuba

Real-Estate Revolution Hits Cuba The Wall Street Journal. Michael Allen HAVANA, Cuba—Listed at $1.2 million, the penthouse has broad terraces, marble floors and stunning waterfront views stretching from the Darth Vader-style Russian Embassy to Meyer Lansky’s old Riviera hotel. That might seem pricey for a Communist country whose average worker earns around $20 a month. […] Continue reading

The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile

The Ladies in White Should Change Their Political Profile / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 20, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 March 2015 — During the hot summer of 2013 I remember Blanca Reyes, wife of the poet and journalist Raul Rivero, writing letters to the pope in the Vatican, to the Mothers of the Plaza […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 18 February 2015 — The horse — like the language and guitar — were brought to Cuba from Spain and are today a part of the national culture. It is impossible to forget the […] 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

Foreign businesses tread carefully as Cuba opens up

Foreign businesses tread carefully as Cuba opens up Marc Frank in Havana February 1, 2015 12:40 pm With a view of the sea sparkling in the distance, Ceiba Investments enjoys some of the best corporate office space in Cuba’s rundown capital city. Complete with high-speed internet, boutiques, travel agencies and banks, the Miramar Trade Center, […] Continue reading

The greatest weapon against tyranny

The greatest weapon against tyranny BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ HAGUIRREFERRE@GMAIL.COM 01/10/2015 2:00 PM 01/10/2015 7:00 PM The past few years have been particularly challenging for journalists, who saw a dramatic increase in kidnappings, videos and decapitations, according to a report from the Geneva-based group Reporters Without Borders (RWB). Syria, once again, is the most dangerous […] Continue reading

Where There’s Smoke

Where There’s Smoke / Fernando Damaso Posted on November 21, 2014 For months Cuban authorities have been waging an intense campaign to end the blockade (or embargo) imposed by the US government against the Cuban government. Among Cuba’s demands are the release of three spies now serving time in US jails and removal of the […] Continue reading

Cuban defector says he has information about Payá’s death

Posted on Friday, 08.15.14 Cuban defector says he has information about Payá’s death BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM An officer in Cuba’s Ministry of the Interior who claims to be related to former MININT chief Jose Abrantes and to have valuable information has defected and is being held in a migrant detention center in the […] 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

Communist Cuba to see rare political reform campaign

Communist Cuba to see rare political reform campaign Havana (AFP) – A campaign seeking political change in one-party Communist Cuba will soon be launched with backing from domestic and international groups, a prominent dissident announced Wednesday. The campaign seeks to gather the 10,000 signatures necessary under Cuban law to submit a constitutional reform measure to […] Continue reading

Cuba – The selling of a nation

Posted on Monday, 02.03.14 Cuba: The selling of a nation BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER ELBLOGDEMONTANER.COM I first heard the concept from a European diplomat who had lived in Cuba. It has since spread. The model created by the Castro brothers is a pimp state. It’s an uncomfortable designation but in line with the reality that […] Continue reading

Cuba as a Member of the UN Human Rights Council Should Not be News

Cuba as a Member of the UN Human Rights Council Should Not be News / Miriam Leiva Posted on November 15, 2013 MADRID, Spain November www.cubanet.org That the Cuban government was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council has made headlines these days. However, it should not be news, because the first 47 members […] Continue reading

Brazil, facing health-care crisis, imports Cuban doctors

Originally published Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM Brazil, facing health-care crisis, imports Cuban doctors 4,000 Cubans will arrive in Brazil by the end of the year to serve for three years in forlorn outposts where health officials say Brazilian doctors will not work. Under the contract, Brazil will pay the island’s cash-starved government […] Continue reading