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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

Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba

Two former Castro prisoners hopeful for change in Cuba By Anthony Hall Posted: Nov 27, 2016 12:54 AM Updated: Nov 27, 2016 5:57 AM LUBBOCK, Texas – Two Cuban-Americans were political prisoners for nearly four years each after they were caught discussing change in Cuba during perestroika and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership in the […] 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

Who Has The Right to Tell a Country’s Stories? All Its Citizens

Who Has The Right to Tell a Country’s Stories? All Its Citizens / Periodismo de Barrio Periodismo de Barrio, 16 October 2016 – On 11 October 2016, six members of our Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism) team and two collaborators were arrested in the town of Baracoa, Guantanamo province. We were not arrested for smiling. […] 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

Pedro Miret Prieto, Member Of Cuba’s “Historic Generation,” Dies

Pedro Miret Prieto, Member Of Cuba’s “Historic Generation,” Dies / 14ymedio Posted on January 16, 2016 Pedro Miret Prieto, 88, who reached the rank of commander in the rebel army from its incorporation in the fight in the Sierra Maestra, has died of a heart attack. He died early Friday morning in Havana and his […] Continue reading

Obama’s Cuba policy makes life worse for Cubans

Obama’s Cuba policy makes life worse for Cubans By Jeff Jacoby GLOBE COLUMNIST DECEMBER 24, 2015 WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMAdeclared 12 months ago that he intended to normalize relations with Cuba, he claimed that rapprochement with the Castro regime would uphold America’s “commitment to liberty and democracy.” Liberalizing US policy, the president predicted, would succeed “in […] Continue reading

How Cuba is, and isn’t, changing, one year after the thaw with the U.S.

How Cuba is, and isn’t, changing, one year after the thaw with the U.S. By Nick Miroff December 15 at 7:00 AM HAVANA — No event in decades shook up Cuba like the announcement last Dec. 17 by presidents Obama and Raul Castro that their countries would begin normalizing long-broken relations. In the 12 months […] 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

Colleges see opportunity in U.S.-Cuba opening, but treading carefully

Colleges see opportunity in U.S.-Cuba opening, but treading carefully Amid the sensitive politics of the U.S-Cuba breakthrough and the gulf between both countries over questions of academic freedom, American colleges and universities are interested but cautious. BY EMMA BACCELLIERI McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON As Cuba and the United States begin to normalize relations, interest is […] Continue reading

Deportees in Their Own Country

Deportees in Their Own Country / Cubanet, Reinaldo Cosano Posted on May 18, 2015 Cuban Apartheid, suffered by families who abandoned their homes and went to Havana in search of a new life Cubanet.org, Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen, Havana, 15 May 2015 – Rodolfo Castro, from Santiago de Cuba, met with three other young men […] Continue reading

Pelosi, Dems silent on latest political arrests during Cuba visit

Pelosi, Dems silent on latest political arrests during Cuba visit Feb. 18, 2015 11:32am Pete Kasperowicz A delegation of House Democrats visiting Cuba this week had nothing to say about a new wave of political arrests on the island, which prompted more criticism that the Obama administration has jettisoned human and political rights issues in […] Continue reading

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba? February 5, 2015 Moderated by Rick Badie On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced a historic Cuban thaw: The U.S. would resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. Today, a Georgia congressman hails the Cuba-U.S. deal, citing the expansion of Georgia […] Continue reading

Agribusiness should come clean about ‘trade’ with Cuba

Agribusiness should come clean about ‘trade’ with Cuba By Mauricio Claver-Carone Whether the embattled Export-Import Bank of the United States (“Ex-Im Bank”), which finances and insures U.S. exports, is a needed facilitator or a government agency doling out “corporate welfare” is a debate still raging in Washington. So it’s somewhat ironic that the agribusiness conglomerates […] 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
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