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Cuban Poets – Exile, Prison and Oblivion

Cuban Poets: Exile, Prison and Oblivion / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 9 July 2016 — José Abreu Felippe has become a goldsmith. He’s a guy who’s creating a city that will be lost, and he wants to change it into a jewel that we all will carry with us. Poesía exiliada y pateada […] 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

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba By Chuck Slocum FEBRUARY 7, 2016 — 2:00PM RAMON ESPINOSA • ASSOCIATED PRESS Located less than 100 miles from Florida, Cuba and its relations with the United States are changing rapidly. With a population about the size of Ohio — 11.2 million — […] 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

Why is Minnesota’s congressional delegation so focused on Cuba?

Why is Minnesota’s congressional delegation so focused on Cuba? By Sam Brodey | 06/22/15 REUTERS Ever since the thaw in relations that began late last year, Minnesota’s representatives in Congress have been especially focused on Cuba policy. WASHINGTON — Since the thaw in relations that followed an unexpected prisoner swap late last year, Minnesota’s members […] Continue reading

What Cuba-U.S. Relations Means For U.S. Industry

What Cuba-U.S. Relations Means For U.S. Industry By Alison L. Deutsch | January 30, 2015 AAA | President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba in December after 54 years of isolation. Ties with the island-nation were severed in January of 1961, one year after the first trade embargo was imposed by […] Continue reading

US delegation meets with Cuban officials, not Castro

US delegation meets with Cuban officials, not Castro POSTED: MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015 9:05 PM | UPDATED: 11:45 PM, MON JAN 19, 2015. Associated Press | HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister told a group of U.S. senators and congressmen Monday that his country is open to greater diplomatic and trade ties but the congressional […] Continue reading

The Cow That Would Change Cuba

The Cow That Would Change Cuba / 14ymedio, Ignacio Varona Posted on August 11, 2014 14ymedio, HAVANA, Ignacio Varona, 4 August 2014 – When she died they erected a life-size marble statue of her, and when they milked her she liked to listen to music. The entire country lived attentive to the milk given by […] Continue reading

The Cow That Would Change Cuba

The Cow That Would Change Cuba / 14ymedio, Ignacio Varona Posted on August 11, 2014 14ymedio, HAVANA, Ignacio Varona, 4 August 2014 – When she died they erected a life-size marble statue of her, and when they milked her she liked to listen to music. The entire country lived attentive to the milk given by […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

Half a Million “Crazies” Loom

Half a Million “Crazies” Loom / Alberto Mendez Castello Posted on September 2, 2013 PUERTO PADRE , Cuba , www.cubanet.org – Dragged into the torrent of criminality by genetic defects or by a social environment prone to crime, not a few inmates who today form the very profuse Cuban prison population, have ended up contracting […] Continue reading

125 Leaders Urge UN: Investigate Cuba Dissident’s Death

125 Leaders Urge UN: Investigate Cuba Dissident’s Death Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 2:54 pm Press Release: UN WatchOne Year After Suspicious Death of Cuba’s Top Dissident, 125 Leaders Urge U.N. to Investigate First Time: Appeal Filed As Official Submission to U.N. Human Rights Council, Will Appear On Agenda of September Session Signatories include Archbishop Desmond […] Continue reading

U.S. lawmakers demand Cuba free Alan Gross

U.S. lawmakers demand Cuba free Alan Gross Published December 04, 2012 EFE The imprisonment in Cuba of U.S. contractor Alan Gross is an obstacle to better relations between Havana and Washington, senators said Tuesday, demanding the Maryland man's immediate and unconditional release. The prisoner's wife, Judy Gross, was joined by Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara […] Continue reading

Global Insider: Brazil’s Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in Cuba

Global Insider: Brazil's Rousseff is Positioned to Push for Change in CubaBy The Editors | 15 Feb 2012 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made her first official visit to Cuba last month. In an email interview, David Herrero, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed Brazil-Cuba relations. WPR: How did Brazil-Cuba relations evolve [...] Continue reading
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