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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

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail

Visiting Julio Ferrer Tamayo in jail BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 20 de Enero de 2017 – 06:05 CET. Cuban misery really stands out when it is cold. In a country without much of a winter it is not worth spending much on jackets, which are passed down for decades. On January 15th, […] 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

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

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

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their
Families From Cuba / 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Abel Fernandez and Mario Penton, Miami, 28 April 2016 – Former
Cuban political prisoners Niorvis Rivera, Aracelio Riviaux and… 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

Evangelical Pastor Arrested During Demolition Of A Temple In Santiago De Cuba

Evangelical Pastor Arrested During Demolition Of A Temple In Santiago De
Cuba / 14ymedio
Posted on February 5, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 5 February 2016 – The evangelical pastor Marilin Alayo
was arrested today, Friday, during the demolition of a temple… Continue reading

From Cuba to Washington — Francis bridges a cultural, political chasm

From Cuba to Washington — Francis bridges a cultural, political chasm

Pope wraps up four-day trip to Cuba in the cradle of the revolution
Expectations surround his address to the U.S. Congress
Latin America’s first pope said he felt ‘at… Continue reading

Yusmila Reyna – “UNPACU’s Challenge Is To Turn Sympathizers into Activists

Yusmila Reyna: “UNPACU’s Challenge Is To Turn Sympathizers into
Activists” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez
Posted on August 25, 2015

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 August 2015 – A philologist by
training, a dissident by passion, and an activist with the… Continue reading

Goliath Opens His Wallet

Goliath Opens His Wallet / Yoani Sánchez: A New Era for Cuba and the
United States
Posted on December 18, 2014

[From the New York Times] HAVANA — In one of my earliest memories, I am
in a schoolyard before… Continue reading

Cuban ‘dissident’ says he was really an infiltrator

Posted on Wednesday, 07.09.14

Cuban ‘dissident’ says he was really an infiltrator
Lawyer Ernesto Vera said his main task was to attack and sow discord
within two key Cuban opposition groups on the island.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

A… Continue reading

Ladies in White resign over alleged State Security infiltrator

Posted on Saturday, 07.06.13

Ladies in White resign over alleged State Security infiltrator
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

At least 18 members have quit Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White in the
eastern province of Santiago de Cuba. Top opposition leader… Continue reading