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National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba

National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES […] 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

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] Continue reading

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […] 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

The Mercado Único will be renovated … but don’t hold your breath.

The Mercado Único will be renovated … but don’t hold your breath. PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 27 Mayo 2016 – 10:19 am. “Mala lengua conocida/ hablando mal de Machado/ que te ha puesto allí un mercado/ que te llena la barriga/ La mujer de Antonio/ camina así” (A famous sharp-tongued woman/ […] Continue reading

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 May 2016 — Since early this month, members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) have begun to disseminate the document Minimum Program and Projections, which outlines guidelines for the actions of the opposition organization, forms of struggle, […] Continue reading

The odyssey of finding food in Cuba

The odyssey of finding food in Cuba High food prices and meager supplies in stores and markets continues to be a fundamental problem for Cubans on an island where one restaurant dish can cost a month’s salary. Agricultural output is not improving, and the government is threatening to pull back on economic reforms. adiaz@miamiherald.com NORA […] Continue reading

Pakistan gifts 15000 tonnes of rice to Cuba

Pakistan gifts 15000 tonnes of rice to Cuba December 24, 2015 @ 2:41 PM by Web Desk Published in Pakistan Be the ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced a gift of 15000 tonnes of rice to the people of Cuba to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic relations. According […] Continue reading

Experts – Influx of U.S. dollars won’t sap Cuba’s culture

Experts: Influx of U.S. dollars won’t sap Cuba’s culture Published: December 6, 2015 American visitors are trickling back into Havana for a number of reasons. In one tour group last month, a Sarasota woman was visiting her native land for the first time since she left in 1966 at age 10, a Denver couple was […] 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

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba EurActiv with EFE 11:59 The governors of nine predominantly-agricultural US states asked Congress to lift the embargo on Cuba, given the importance of that country as a prospective market for many US food products. In a letter signed last Friday and released yesterday (14 October), the […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro, from Student Gangster to Autocrat

Fidel Castro, from Student Gangster to Autocrat / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 13 August 2015 — When Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz turns 89 today, probably after the toast, the Cuban caudillo will take time to remember his hectic life. To come to know Castro’s true profile, not the eyewash sold […] Continue reading

Cuban Opposition Prepares its Proposals for the Summit of the Americas

Cuban Opposition Prepares its Proposals for the Summit of the Americas / 14ymedio Posted on March 6, 2015 Representatives of civil society meeting in Madrid agree on a set of strategies for 2015 14ymedio, Madrid, 6 March 2015 — Cuban dissidents, gathered in Madrid on Thursday and Friday at the Transitions in Latin American Societies […] 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
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