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Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading

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

Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments?

Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST. I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Aguacate, in Old Havana. I said “good afternoon” to the doorman, […] 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

‘Candyman’ reggaeton star isn’t sweet on Cuban government

‘Candyman’ reggaeton star isn’t sweet on Cuban government BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The so-called “father” of Cuban reggaeton — known by his fans simply as “Candyman” — has nothing sweet to say about the Cuban government. The Santiago de Cuba artist, whose music was silenced in official government media outlets, is now an openly […] 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

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States – ‘We’re not afraid’

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: ‘We’re not afraid’ By Karen DeYoung May 31 at 6:01 PM For most of his career as a Cuban dissident leader, through his 2003 arrest and seven years as a political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer was repeatedly pressed by the Cuban government to leave the […] 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

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Despite Obama visit, global spotlight, Havana cracks down on dissidents

Dozens of protestors were detained in Cuba
Critics accuse Obama of ignoring the island’s human-rights record
Short-term arrests and detentions are common tactics

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

As they have… Continue reading

Defiant Guantanameros protest injustice in Cuba regularly

Defiant Guantanameros protest injustice in Cuba regularly
‘People of Cuba, wake up! They have fooled you,’ protester says
Author: Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com
Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com
Updated On: Nov 19 2015 04:12:00 AM EST

GUANTANAMO, Cuba –
It… Continue reading

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS CASTRO’S REGIME

ABOUT WHY DON’T WE CHANGE OUR OPINION ON THE NEW OBAMA POLICY TOWARDS
CASTRO’S REGIME

José Daniel Ferrer, Executive Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Cuba
(UNPACU) analyzes in this Press Release UNPACU’s position regarding the
current OBAMA’s policy towards… Continue reading

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND ANNE-MARIE GARCIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
01/26/2015 4:15 AM 01/26/2015 4:15 AM

HAVANA
The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to… Continue reading

Castro brothers’ resistance to change could test renewed U.S.-Cuba

Castro brothers’ resistance to change could test renewed U.S.-Cuba
By Nick Miroff December 18 at 10:25 PM

During the 47 years that he ruled the island, Fidel Castro was a
dominant and near-daily presence in the lives of ordinary Cubans.… Continue reading

Payá’s death leaves leadership gap in Cuba dissident movement that’s hard to fill

Posted on Sunday, 07.29.12 OSWALDO PAYA | CUBAN DISSIDENT MOVEMENT Payá's death leaves leadership gap in Cuba dissident movement that's hard to fill Oswaldo Payá, unquestionably the most centrist of Cuba's opposition leaders, ... Continue reading

The rising cost of living in Cuba

Posted on Saturday, 10.02.10
The rising cost of living in Cuba
Recent cuts in government subsidies are an implicit admission that the cradle-to-grave safety net is no longer viable. Result: life is more expensive. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Until… Continue reading