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Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises

Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises President-elect could face pushback from some companies regarding his Cuba policies By FELICIA SCHWARTZ and CAROL E. LEE Updated Nov. 27, 2016 11:14 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The death of Fidel Castro is putting unexpected pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on […] Continue reading

Obama to the Castro regime – Do whatever you want

Obama to the Castro regime: Do whatever you want By Editorial Board October 18 at 8:07 PM ON FRIDAY, President Obama unveiled a Presidential Decision Directive trumpeting further overtures to the Cuban government designed to make the thaw he announced on Dec. 17, 2014, “irreversible.” That would imply “regardless of results” — which so far […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

A Disappointing And Unfair Report

A Disappointing And Unfair Report / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 30 September 2016 — The most recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the state of journalism in Cuba is, more than disappointing, worrisome. It is not that its authors are uninformed about the Cuban reality. Rather, they […] Continue reading

One Woman’s Struggle for Freedom in Castro’s Cuba

One Woman’s Struggle for Freedom in Castro’s Cuba Andrew Egger / July 26, 2016 A slim Cuban woman speaks from a wheelchair at the front of the room. The woman speaks softly for 10 minutes in Spanish, pausing at intervals to wait for her translator’s words. Her left arm ends at the wrist, and she […] Continue reading

Why I’m Going to Havana – John Kerry

Why I’m Going to Havana John Kerry – U.S. Secretary of State Posted: 08/14/2015 9:30 am EDT Updated: 08/14/2015 1:59 pm EDT Fifty-four years ago, the United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba, and three young Marine guards volunteered for one final act of duty: lowering their country’s flag before returning home. Today in Havana, […] Continue reading

Cubans pay the price for Obama’s ‘engagement’ with the Castros

Cubans pay the price for Obama’s ‘engagement’ with the Castros By Jeff Jacoby GLOBE COLUMNIST JULY 07, 2015 GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION On July 1, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, asserting confidently that “American engagement . . . is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy […] Continue reading

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It [17-04-2015 14:36:50] James Bruno Escritor (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Following is my latest article in POLITICO Magazine on U.S. domestic politics surrounding President Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba: On Tuesday, the White House announced its intention to remove Cuba from the U.S. government’s list […] Continue reading

Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba

Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba Mar 13, 2015 As the relationship between the United States and Cuba evolves, so does the potential for U.S. investment in the island nation. Dan Loney, host of the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111 recently spoke on the […] Continue reading

U.S., Cuba embark on a new future

U.S., Cuba embark on a new future BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/17/2015 7:00 AM 01/17/2015 11:39 PM Ripples of change are sweeping over Cuba and Miami as delegations from Washington and Havana meet in the Cuban capital this week to begin discussing a new relationship for two countries that have been hostile neighbors for half […] Continue reading

Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo

Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo BY ANNA YUKHANANOV, MATT SPETALNICK AND KRISTA HUGHES WASHINGTON Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:29pm EST (Reuters) – The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled island to expanded U.S. travel, trade and […] Continue reading

Lessons Cuba Can Learn From East Germany

Lessons Cuba Can Learn From East Germany BY DIANA VILLIERS NEGROPONTE 1/5/15 AT 5:02 PM The transformation of the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) has important lessons for Cuba as the island opens up to increased banking, agriculture and telecommunications exchange with the U.S. But there is a major difference: The GDR liberalized […] Continue reading

National Security and Defense of Cattle

Cuba: National Security and Defense of Cattle / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on July 6, 2014 The “National Defense Council” is, in exceptional situations, the highest institution of power. Whenever it meets, it is charged with internal order, security, foreign policy, military forces, plus all the economic, legal and social activity of the country. So […] Continue reading

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses / Miriam Celaya Posted on May 30, 2014 Socialism is like dancing a milonga* in the midst of a carnival parade of rumba dancers HAVANA, Cuba – Indians and Cowboys, heroes and villains, the good and the bad… these are terms often used in movies, soap operas and literature […] Continue reading

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba?

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba? / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 26, 2014 Fidel Castro has been an effective gravedigger. He buried sugar crops and the agricultural abundance of old. Recently, Cuba had to import sugar from Brazil and the Dominican Republic to meet the consumption needs of international tourists. With this type of negative […] Continue reading
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