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Article 119 opens up a prickly possibility: transmitting the country’s assets to future owners

Article 119 opens up a prickly possibility: transmitting the country’s assets to future owners JORGE CALAFORRA | Miami | 8 de Junio de 2016 – 3:52 pm. | From 16 – 19 April, 2016 the VII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) was held. 995 anonymous delegates (their names and positions have not […] Continue reading

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes Much has changed during half-century embargo BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN SPECIAL TO THE BLADE HAVANA — This city is a short 45 minutes from Miami, but until the relaxation of travel between Cuba and the United States, it could have been at the end of the world. […] Continue reading

How were democracy and civil liberties laid to rest in Cuba? A summary timeline.

How were democracy and civil liberties laid to rest in Cuba? A summary timeline. ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 31 Mar 2016 – 2:44 pm. An anonymous commentator recently wrote, under an article by Dimas Castellanos about Castro’s conception of human rights, published in this newspaper, that he would like to read details […] Continue reading

Arkansas tries to be first in line for Cuba trade

Arkansas tries to be first in line for Cuba trade By ANDREW DeMILLO – Associated Press – Saturday, September 26, 2015 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – As a congressman, Asa Hutchinson supported the United States’ trade embargo with Cuba and later enforced it as a member of former President George W. Bush’s administration. The Republican […] Continue reading

Christie bashes Cuba over Chesimard

Christie bashes Cuba over Chesimard Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY 6:19 p.m. EDT April 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Cuba should stop harboring terrorists, including the convicted killer of a New Jersey state trooper, as a precondition for normalized relations with the U.S., Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday. The New Jersey Republican, speaking at an international business […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 18 February 2015 — The horse — like the language and guitar — were brought to Cuba from Spain and are today a part of the national culture. It is impossible to forget the […] Continue reading

China’s Xi woos Latin America with $250 bln investments

China’s Xi woos Latin America with $250 bln investments By By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday $250 billion in investment in Latin America over the next 10 years as part of a drive to boost resource-hungry China’s influence in a region long dominated by the United States. Leaders […] Continue reading

Decree may affect foreign companies caught up in corruption trials

Decree may affect foreign companies caught up in corruption trials CUBA STANDARD — Saying it wants to avoid confiscated properties sitting idle for extended periods of time, the Cuban government published a decree regulating seizure of personal assets in cases of “illegal enrichment and drug-related events, corruption, or other unlawful conduct.” Amid a slew of […] Continue reading

Abel Prieto’s Travels

Abel Prieto’s Travels / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 16, 2013 “The day that rabble gets into the UNEAC*, we’re lost.” – Abel Prieto, from his Viajes de Miguel Luna What does a Minister of Culture think about when he turns into an author? What does he aesthetically cling to and what does […] Continue reading

Inspectors: The New Plague / Fernando Dámaso

Inspectors: The New Plague / Fernando DámasoFernando Dámaso, Translator: Unstated Citizens who have opted for self-employment in both rural and urban areas, in addition to the problems of a start-up, have had to face the plague of State inspectors (Comprehensive Monitoring, it is called) which, like a sword of Damocles, is constantly hanging over their […] Continue reading

On the road in Cuba, tales of woe and yearning

Posted on Tue, Apr. 10, 2012 12:38 PM On the road in Cuba, tales of woe and yearningKevin G. HallMcClatchy Newspapers ON THE CARRETERA CENTRAL, Cuba — "Subanse," climb aboard, I said repeatedly, pulling the right wheels of my eight-seat van off the dangerous two-lane highway that snakes hundreds of miles across an island considered [...] Continue reading
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