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Evangelical Churches Booming In Cuba Amid Tensions

Evangelical Churches Booming In Cuba Amid Tensions March 27, 2017 7:47 AM HAVANA (CBSMiami/AP) — Fidel Castro’s government punished Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo and sent him to two years of work camp for preaching in Cuba where atheism was law. For years, Naranjo’s church was almost abandoned, with just a handful of people daring to […] Continue reading

Appeasement Never Works

Appeasement Never Works by GEORGE WEIGEL February 25, 2017 4:00 AM And it’s making matters worse in Cuba. At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he took office as the tenth secretary general of the Organization of American […] Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […] Continue reading

Investing In Cuba – Balancing The Risk

Investing In Cuba: Balancing The Risk By VW Staff on May 12, 2016 4:04 pm in Business K. M. Paparelli Weber, Crabb & Wein May 11, 2016 Abstract: There is no doubt that Cuba is working hard to attract foreign investors. In 2014 its foreign investing laws were completely reformed to accommodate this, however, it […] Continue reading

Stories of Life on the Border

Stories of Life on the Border / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on November 28, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar (Special envoy), Liberia (Costa Rica), 28 November 2015 — A uniformed policeman guards the entrance to the shelter in the church of Nazareth, in the Costa Rican region of Liberia. It is there to protect 70 Cubans […] Continue reading

Jeb Bush -Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free

Jeb Bush: Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free By JULIE ENGLANDER & KATHERINE PERKINS • 14 HOURS AGO R: Governor Bush, welcome. B: Good to be here. R: You know, a variety of folks are saying and talking about this being your first trip to Iowa, but I think it’s not… B: No. R: […] Continue reading

Driving Caterpillar’s success in Cuba

Driving Caterpillar’s success in Cuba Bill Lane, the Washington Director at Caterpillar, is responsible for the company’s international advocacy in support of competitiveness, trade liberalization and economic growth. BY TOM HUDSON Before Bill Lane worked the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and a dozen other national capitals, he was a kid in what today […] 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

Netherlands offers to mediate to spur Cuba-EU negotiations

Netherlands offers to mediate to spur Cuba-EU negotiations Published May 07, 2015 EFE Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Thursday in Havana that his country is ready to act as a mediator to “stimulate” the negotiations between Cuba and the European Union for a bilateral accord on the basis of the “solid relationship” The Netherlands […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

McCaskill says Cuban officials worried after embargo lifted

McCaskill says Cuban officials worried after embargo lifted BY LINDSAY WISE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU 02/23/2015 7:17 PM 02/23/2015 7:17 PM WASHINGTON The Castro regime is busy trying to tamp down sky-high expectations among Cubans eager for a closer relationship with the U.S., Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told reporters after a trip to the communist-run Caribbean […] Continue reading

Pelosi leads House Democrats visiting Cuba

Pelosi leads House Democrats visiting Cuba BY ALAN FRAM ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/17/2015 11:57 AM 02/17/2015 11:57 AM WASHINGTON House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of Democrats from her chamber on a visit to Cuba on Tuesday that her office said was aimed at further improving U.S. relations with the island nation. Pelosi, D-Calif., […] 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

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips Friday, August 22, 2014 By PAUL COLLINS – Bulletin Staff Writer Villa Heights Baptist Church has sent a mission team to Cuba off and on for about six years, according to the church’s pastor, the Rev. Keith Spangenberg, who said he has seen some […] Continue reading
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