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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

Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests

Jose Marti’s Birthday Is Marked By House Arrests / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 28 January 2017 – On the 164th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, the day was marked by house arrests of several activists and the arrest of the regime opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa. The most intense operation has been against those involved in […] Continue reading

Google Will Accelerate But Not Expand Internet Access In Cuba

Google Will Accelerate But Not Expand Internet Access In Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 13 December 2016 – The news made the headlines and generated a wave of enthusiasm. The agreement signed this Monday between the US information giant Google and the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) will improve the experience of […] Continue reading

Did He Disappear, Or Was He Gotten Rid Of?

Did He Disappear, Or Was He Gotten Rid Of? / Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Cubanet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Santiago do Cuba, 29 October 1916 — The top headline in the nightly news on the Castro family’s private television — the only television permitted in our country – on October 28th this year, was: “Cubans […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] Continue reading

We Have to Get the Police Out of Our Heads

“We Have to Get the Police Out of Our Heads” / 14ymedio, Yania Suarez 14ymedio, Yania Suarez, Stuttgart, 12 September 2016 – Erik Jennische, author of “We Must Get the Police Out of Our Heads” declared that the book was written to enlighten the Swedish reader about the democratic movement in Cuba and its current […] Continue reading

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] Continue reading

Miami conference to tackle internet freedom in Cuba

Miami conference to tackle internet freedom in Cuba MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Next month, Miami will host the first of what organizers hope will become an annual conference on freedom in the digital era in Cuba. Titled Cuba Internet Freedom and organized by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), the Sept. 12-13 event aims to […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] 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

“I Am Optimistic About Obama’s Policy Towards Cuba” – Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes: “I Am Optimistic About Obama’s Policy Towards Cuba” / Iván
García
Posted on March 26, 2016

Ivan Garcia, Havana, 24 March 2016 — On any given day, getting to the
residence of the press attaché for the United… 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

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip
by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN

The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem
just a little closer as Havana prepares… Continue reading

Cuba – A nation gets connected

Cuba: A nation gets connected

Cubans have embraced new WI-FI hotspots
Connections aren’t as fast as U.S. but good enough to make video calls
Demand for Internet connections far outstrips supply
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD AND PATRICIA MAZZEI
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

HAVANA On… Continue reading