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The Role of Cuba in Venezuela – Douglas Farah

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela [Opinion] By Douglas Farah While there is little doubt that the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is on shaky ground, the Castro brothers in Cuba must be just as nervous. For the past 14 years Venezuela has provided an economic lifeline to the Cuban regime by sending them […] Continue reading

Controversy erupts over workers from India building Cuban hotel

Controversy erupts over workers from India building Cuban hotel NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuba’s approval for a French company to import Indian workers to build a Havana hotel has been met with disbelief, anger and complaints about a policy that usually requires foreign companies to hire local workers through state labor agencies About 200 workers […] Continue reading

Travel, Whatever the Cost

Travel, Whatever the Cost / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez The “last minute” terminal in Havana for the purchase of interprovincial bus and train tickets. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 18 July 2016 – “Give me the suitcase, I’m off to the countryside,” says the chorus of a tune that gets more popular during the school holidays. […] Continue reading

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading

La Bolita, Cuba’s National Obsession?

La Bolita, Cuba’s National Obsession? / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 22, 2015 Iván García, 2 February 2015 — It is half past noon and Saul is collecting bets for the clandestine Cuban lottery known as bolita (little ball) or charada, (charade) which was legal before 1959 and has always been very popular. Under a […] Continue reading

Son of Cuban Interior Minister lives in Miami

Posted on Thursday, 03.27.14 Son of Cuban Interior Minister lives in Miami BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The son of Cuban Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra, one of the island’s most powerful and feared figures, has defected and joined the long list of relatives of top government officials now living in South Florida, according to […] Continue reading

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela BY DOUGLAS FARAH – 02/24/2014, 07:59AM / Updated 02/25/2014, 03:51PM While there is little doubt that the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is on shaky ground, the Castro brothers in Cuba must be just as nervous. For the past 14 years Venezuela has provided an economic lifeline to […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] 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

The Hell of Traveling to the “Interior”

The Hell of Traveling to the “Interior” / Leon Padron Azcuy Posted on September 30, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September 25, 2013, Leon Padron / www.cubanet.org.- In the new “Cuba Says” segment on the TV National News, they addressed the problem of transportation. But it was not a simple confrontation between between some critics among the […] Continue reading

Alcoholism, Corruption and Other Demons – 2013

Alcoholism, Corruption and Other Demons… Posted on August 21, 2013 The exclusive news was first offered by Cuban TV’s Havana Channel, in an evening program on Wednesday July 31, 2013: six people had died and 40 remained hospitalized due to ingestion of methyl alcohol (wood alcohol). According to official investigations, alcohol came from an Institute […] Continue reading

Alcoholism, Corruption and other Demons

Alcoholism, Corruption and other Demons / Miriam Celaya Posted on August 12, 2013 The surprising disclosure in the official media of something that has quietly taken place in the past (ethanol poisoning), could be due to several interrelated factors: suitability to meet the Government’s angle to provide informative coverage about the “fight against corruption”, interest […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Heartless Market

Cuba’s Heartless Market August 8, 2013 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Eleven Cubans have died at the hands of other Cubans who thought stealing alcohol from their workplace and selling it on the black market was an easy way to make a quick buck. It’s not the first time something like this happens, and it […] Continue reading

Cuba and the Problem of Information

Cuba and the Problem of Information July 30, 2013 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso* HAVANA TIMES — In a previous article, I referred to the insurmountable obstacles Cuba’s leadership faces as it attempts to “modernize” a totalitarian and inefficient system of government, a system that will now give way to a Third-World capitalist economy that is to [...] Continue reading

Morbid Individualism Invades Cuba

orbid Individualism Invades Cuba June 15, 2012 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso* HAVANA TIMES — In straightforward language, understandable by Muzhiks and Cossacks alike, Lenin noted that a revolutionary situation occurred when those above can no longer govern as before, and those below can no longer bear their government as before. This is an image that always [...] Continue reading

Raúl Castro’s train of ‘change’ to nowhere

Posted on Friday, 02.17.12CUBA Raúl Castro's train of 'change' to nowhereBY PEDRO ROIGproig@miami.edu Delusion is riding high in the utopian train of change in Cuba. The problem is that the railroad station is empty with a sign that states: "The Communist Party is the soul of the Nation." Tenaciously holding to power, Raúl Castro stated [...] Continue reading

Antics of the New Class / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado

Antics of the New Class / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado It is nobody's secret that we Cubans are comiendo el cable ("eating the cable"). This is an expression of the popular argot in Cuba used to allude to a person or group that is going through a hard time, that feels itself [...] Continue reading

Youth Agency paid R6?million to fly Cubans to failed festival

Youth Agency paid R6?million to fly Cubans to failed festival10 Oct 2011Jacques Pauw MORE than R6 million in taxpayers' money was spent to charter a jet to fly 262 members of the Cuban Young Communist League and their interpreters to South Africa for the National Youth Development Agency's (NYDA) abortive festival last December.Details of the [...] Continue reading

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN HAVANA"…

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT
WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN
HAVANA"…
2007-11-05. White House, www.whitehouse.gov
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Laura and I are thrilled to welcome… Continue reading

PRESIDENT BUSH ADDRESSES U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY: "IN CUBA, THE LONG RULE OF A CRUEL DICTATOR IS NEARING ITS END"

PRESIDENT BUSH ADDRESSES U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY: "IN CUBA, THE LONG RULE
OF A CRUEL DICTATOR IS NEARING ITS END"
2007-09-26. US Fed News, 25 September 2007
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 — The White House released the following transcript:

The United… Continue reading

As Castro nears 80 a Scot who lived through his revolution asks what’s in store for Cuba after Fidel

As Castro nears 80, a Scot who lived through his revolution asks what’s
in store for Cuba after Fidel

By Andrew McLeod

YOU could call him the great survivor. The only communist leader outside
Asia, he has been a contemporary… Continue reading

THE CUBA-VENEZUELA ALLIANCE: EMANCIPATOR Y NEO-BOLIVARISMO OR TOTALITARIAN EXPANSION?

THE CUBA-VENEZUELA ALLIANCE: “EMANCIPATOR Y NEO-BOLIVARISMO” OR
TOTALITARIAN EXPANSION?

By Hernán Yanes *
© 2005 ICCAS
Infosearch:
Armando F. Mastrapa III
Director
Research Dept.
La Nueva Cuba
June 3, 2006

Abstract

This study examines the background as well as the… Continue reading

A Short Biography of Fidel Castro

A Short Biography of Fidel Castro
2006-04-08

Issue 74, April 7, 2006

*The following biography is being released since Fidel Castro’s health
has continued to deteriorate recently.

Officially, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born August 13, 1926, on his
family’s… Continue reading