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A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

Opening for Business

Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

Cuba and its Rapprochement with Europe

Cuba and its Rapprochement with Europe November 17, 2014 From the common position to common sense Martin Guevara HAVANA TIMES — During my first years in Havana, I lived in the Habana Libre hotel (the Havana Hilton before the revolution). Every morning, I would head down to the mezzanine to have breakfast at a posh […] Continue reading

El Cabildo, la problemática sede de la ‘Ópera de la calle’, reabrirá sus puertas

El Cabildo, la problemática sede de la ‘Ópera de la calle’, reabrirá sus puertas DDC | La Habana | 12 Jun 2014 – 9:10 am. Cerrada por el régimen en 2012, la iniciativa le daba trabajo a 130 personas. Próximamente reabrirá sus puertas el complejo bar, restaurant, cafetería y marina El Cabildo, sede alterna de […] Continue reading

No hay papeles para actualizar el socialismo

No hay papeles para actualizar el socialismo Viernes, Octubre 4, 2013 | Por Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello LA HABANA, Cuba, octubre, www.cubanet.org -Los modelos, esos papeles que tanto gustan a los burócratas, son una herramienta para la recolección y traslado de datos entre personas y empresas que prestan servicios a la población. Los médicos usan […] Continue reading

Doctor's struggle to leave Cuba exemplifies Castro's tyranny

Doctor's struggle to leave Cuba exemplifies Castro's tyranny
By Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Published: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 12:10 a.m. MDT

BUENOS AIRES — A few weeks ago, Hilda Molina, a delicate, soft-spoken
neurosurgeon, obtained an improbable victory against Cuba's regime when
she left Havana and joined her son and grandchildren in Argentina.
Listening to her story… Continue reading

Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

The Christian Science Monitor

Why women now lead the dissident fight in Cuba

Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for
basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to
get involved.
By Matthew Clark and Sara miller Llana | Staff writers of The Christian
Science Monitor

from the… Continue reading

Scholars See Castro Push to Preserve His Legacy

Scholars See Castro Push to Preserve His Legacy
His recent crackdown on capitalism lays bare the growing disaffection
among Cubans with his social and economic policies, experts say.
By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
April 30, 2006

MIAMI — As Cuban leader Fidel Castro wages war against private
enterprise, petty theft and an already shackled… Continue reading

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