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Felipe Calderón “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity”

Felipe Calderón: “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — Just five years ago, Mexican President Felipe Calderón was greeted warmly in Havana during an official visit. However, this week the now former president was denied entry to the island to participate in the Oswaldo Payá […] Continue reading

Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans

Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 5 November 201 5 — Daniela Sarmiento, 61, has exhausted all the legal options with State institutions to complete the process for a new home She lives with her three children in a house cracked because of […] Continue reading

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December / Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon Posted on August 12, 2015 Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon, Miami, 7 August 2015 – The First National Cuban Conference will be held August 13-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an event that Cubans United of Puerto Rico have been preparing for […] 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

What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year?

What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2013 December is a month of epilogues. 2013 brought new things for Cubans. After the 14th of January, those born on the island could travel abroad without so much government oversight. Even the dissidents. Although with exceptions. Opponents, hostages […] Continue reading

Studying in Cuba – What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students?

Studying in Cuba: What Is the Lesson for Canadian Students? Dissident Views Marginalized in Popular Study Abroad Program By Victoria L. Henderson on Monday, September 9, 2013 In a few weeks time, students from one of Canada’s oldest, elite universities will be invited to sign-up for a study trip to Cuba. Queen’s University has offered […] Continue reading

Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba

Posted on Monday, 04.29.13 Ladies in White leader wants U.S. to maintain hard-line on Cuba By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The leader of Cuba’s dissident Ladies in White, Berta Soler, Monday called for maintaining the U.S. trade embargo and limiting travel to the island until the Raúl Castro government respects human rights. Castro’s economic and [...] Continue reading

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long

Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 12, 2013 For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and the [...] Continue reading

What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá?

What happened to Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá? July 27, 2012 By: Achy Obejas Did Oswaldo Payá die in a straightforward auto accident, or was he killed by Cuban government forces? According to official reports, Payá and another Cuban died when the driver of the rented car he was in lost control and violently crashed against a [...] Continue reading

For an Exiled Cuban Photographer, Freedom Was in Color

July 10, 2012, 5:00 am For an Exiled Cuban Photographer, Freedom Was in Color By DAVID GONZALEZ Freedom was in color. That was the indelible memory that Omar Rodríguez Saludes remembered the day he boarded an Iberia flight to Spain from Havana in 2010. Until then, his world was sketched in drab shades of gray, [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Shame

Cuba's ShameBy Jacob MchangamaMarch 12, 2012 5:00 A.M. 'He who loses his honor loses everything." So states one of the propaganda posters, featuring quotations from Fidel Castro, that are ubiquitous in Cuba. How ironic, then, that Castro's policies are directly responsible for the daily humiliations suffered by the Cuban people, the supposed beneficiaries of Cuban [...] Continue reading

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communism

A new dawn for Cuba as capitalism eclipses communismBy David Usborne in HavanaSaturday, 5 March 2011The party begins to pop at about midnight when the half-naked male models point the last stragglers to the open roof top.On a second level above us unde... Continue reading

Obama Administration Facing Critical Decision on Cuba Travel Policy

Obama Administration Facing Critical Decision on Cuba Travel Policy

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — "Time Magazine
poses the right question, 'Will the White House Fight to End the Cuba
Travel Ban?'" said John McAuliff, founder and executive director of a
twenty-five-year-old non-governmental organization, the Fund for
Reconciliation and Development.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2012476,00.html?xid=rss-topstories#ixzz0xQrh1qvI

"The Obama Administration must… Continue reading

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