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How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy?

How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy? Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:12pm ?President Donald Trump is expected to announce his changes on Friday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to roll back parts of President Barack Obama’s improvement of relations with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and […] Continue reading

Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba

Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba Tracy Wilkinson President Trump is expected to roll back parts of the historic Obama-era opening with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and rejecting demands from U.S. businesses for whom the island is a ripe potential market. The decision follows an inter-agency administration review of one […] Continue reading

Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent

Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love […] Continue reading

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say

Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic […] Continue reading

Obama and the Cuban opposition

Obama and the Cuban opposition DDC | Madrid | 19 de Enero de 2017 – 11:47 CET. Both Barack Obama and the main dissidents in Cuba consulted by this publication believe that the elimination of the dry foot/wet foot policy will give rise to a momentous situation on the Island. At the end of his […] Continue reading

Washington Closes The Escape Valve

Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say

Cuba arbitrary arrests soared in 2016, dissidents say Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners. In a report published on Thursday, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) found […] 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

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band

If you want to make money in Cuba, join a band A growth industry WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy June 08, 2016 Varadero, Cuba If Jorge Guevara worked as a doctor in the US, he’d likely have a six-figure salary. But this is Cuba, and as a drummer hammering out tropical standards for sunburned tourists in […] 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… Continue reading

Cubans getting bolder in acts against government

Cubans getting bolder in acts against government
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

They call it “The Valley of Prehistory,” an odd park with oversized
sculptures of dinosaurs and other ancient animals in the Baconao
National Park on the outskirts of Santiago… Continue reading

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism
FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm.

Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of
Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even… Continue reading

Stay or Go? Cuban Entrepreneurs Divided on Where to Stake Futures

Stay or Go? Cuban Entrepreneurs Divided on Where to Stake Futures
By FRANCES ROBLESMARCH 21, 2016

HAVANA — As an inside joke about all the cookies they scorched on the
road to establishing a successful bakery, Antonio and Sandra Camacho… Continue reading

Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change
By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer
Updated 1139 GMT (1939 HKT) March 21, 2016

Story highlights
The presidential trip to Havana is the culmination of a three-year
effort to… Continue reading

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s
Cuba trip
MARCH 16, 2016 9:28 PM

President Obama will visit Cuba Sunday through Tuesday
He will meet with Raúl Castro and also dissidents
His speech will be addressed to Cubans… Continue reading

Cuban Activists Celebrate The Victory Of The Venezuelan Opposition

Cuban Activists Celebrate The Victory Of The Venezuelan Opposition /
14ymedio
Posted on December 7, 2015

Venezula’s Democratic Unity Roundtable opposition alliance won an
absolute majority, according to official data (Fotograma)

14ymedio, Havana, 7 December 2015 – Satisfaction in the… Continue reading