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    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that visitors […] Continue reading

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […] Continue reading

    Cuban Customers – Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom

    Cuban Customers: Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 – In the photo the couple smiles with one glass of beer in hand, all they were able to obtain after waiting in a long line at a Varadero resort. Nine years after the government allowed […] Continue reading

    Legacy and End Point

    Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […] Continue reading

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

    Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy A class action lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. is violating civil rights Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by sea Lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. adopted policy to “support” Cuba’s boycott of Cuban-born individuals BY CHABELI HERRERA AND DOUGLAS HANKS cherrera@miamiherald.com […] Continue reading

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades 11 APRIL 2016 • 4:47PM A Cuban-American national has been refused permission to travel on the first American-owned cruise ship to visit the island in decades. Cuban-born Maria de los Angela Torres, an academic at the University of Illinois, tried to book a cabin on […] Continue reading

    2,850 pesos for one night in Varadero

    2,850 pesos for one night in Varadero / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on January 19, 2016 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 19 January 2016 – The noise of the rain mixed with the sounds of the clerk complaining because the cash envelopes were overflowing because they can’t cope with “so many Cuban pesos.” The scene is […] Continue reading

    WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?

    WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’? by SPYRIDON MITSOTAKIS 13 Apr 2015 When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime

    Conan O’Brien proves ‘useful’ to the regime BY A.J. DELGADO ADELGADO@POST.HARVARD.EDU 03/10/2015 6:26 PM 03/10/2015 6:26 PM In 1959, Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show, interviewed Fidel Castro in Havana. That was the last time an American late-night host filmed in Cuba — until, that is, Conan O’Brien hightailed it down to Havana […] Continue reading

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba Kim-Marie Evans February 16, 2015 Contrary to recent headlines, Cuba is not flinging open its doors for tourist travel. Although there have been recent changes in U.S. regulations, it is still technically illegal for an American to be a tourist in Cuba. In fact, during a recent art-buying […] Continue reading

    An Experience at a Cuban Hospital

    An Experience at a Cuban Hospital May 21, 2014 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Three people had their hands on my body, ready to hold me down in place and prevent any movement (even though I hadn’t shown the slightest intention of moving). I assure you this rather oppressive picture was not a product of […] Continue reading

    UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health

    UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health Cuban media hails decision; UN Watch condemns “UN handing propaganda victory to a dictatorship” GENEVA, May 19 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch criticized the UN’s election today of Cuba to chair the 67th World Health Assembly, with […] Continue reading

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

    OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] Continue reading

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading

    The Silent Successes of the Cuban Dissidence

    The Silent Successes of the Cuban Dissidence / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 7, 2014 Before the olive-green autocracy designed economic reforms, the peaceful, illegal opposition was demanding opportunities in small businesses and in the agricultural sector as well as repeal of the absurd apartheid in the tourist, information and technology spheres that turned the […] Continue reading

    UPEC and the Freedom of the Press

    UPEC and the Freedom of the Press / Dimas Castellanos Posted on August 30, 2013 The few expectations generated by the Ninth Congress of the Union of Journalists and Writers of Cuba ( UPEC ), held last weekend, ended in frustration. The changes that demand journalism plays an effective role in social transformations were conspicuous […] Continue reading

    Repression of Dissidents Who Return to the Island

    Repression of Dissidents Who Return to the Island Posted on July 8, 2013 Cuban dissidents Leonardo Calvo Cardenas and Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna were detained on the afternoon of Thursday, June 20, on arriving at the Jose Marti International Airport from Havana. In conversation with Martinoiticias, Madrazo added that they took his tablet, two Nokia […] Continue reading

    The University

    The University / Henry Constantin Posted on June 28, 2013 The University belongs to the Revolutionaries, says the slogan on a central wall of the University of Camagüey, the first opened by the government of the older brother, Big Brother, in the gray gray gray years of the seventies, on the northeast side of my […] Continue reading

    Cuba A revolutionary refrain

    Cuba: A revolutionary refrain Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Travel Cuba is dancing to its own beat, in its own time, Sue Wootton writes. For visitors to Cuba, it’s hard to shake the impression that a glass bubble descended over the island 50 years ago, semi-preserving everything. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stare from the walls; […] Continue reading

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service

    Our Poverty In Material Things… and in Phone Service 

/ Yoani Sánchez
, Voices Magazine N. 15 Translator: Unstated, Voices Magazine, Yoani Sánchez Only since March of 2008 have Cuban citizens living on the island been able to contract for cellphone service. Before that it was the exclusive privilege of trusted officials and foreigners living on […] Continue reading

    Out of Service / Yoani Sánchez

    Out of Service / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Commemorative plaque in Havana for the first telephone conversation in Spanish, which occurred in that city on 31 October 1877 It weighs more than a "bad marriage," my grandmother used to say about that enormous black telephone in the neighbor's house. It had a very short […] Continue reading