Dr. Darsi Ferrer, a Doctor, a Dissident, a Humanitarian Hero.
My blog's readers know Dr. Darsi Ferrer, the Cuban independent doctor
and peaceful dissident fighting against the regime, and its medical and
Dr Darsi Ferrer challenged Mr. Michael Moore by showing the real
healthcare, the one reserved to ordinary Cubans. He has been victim… Continue reading
Sunday, May 31, 2009
What Cuba needs
by Paul Jacob
A week or so ago, the Obama administration sent up a smoke signal. The
administration appears willing to re-establish closer communications
with the Cuban government. Across the hemisphere, there is increasing
talk about letting Cuba into the Organization of American States.
Good? Bad? Indifferent? No matter.… Continue reading
Not many Cubans at Cuban beach
Posted on Wed, May. 28, 2008
By MIAMI HERALD STAFF
VARADERO, Cuba —
Edis is accustomed to getting chased off tourist beaches.
For her to make money braiding tourists' hair on the popular Varadero
beach, she parks herself on a patch of sand between tourist hotels to
avoid trespassing… Continue reading
Cubans buy into Raúl's new consumer freedoms
Cubans have enthusiastically embraced Raúl Castro's lifting of
restrictions on products such as cellphones and TVs.
Posted on Sun, May. 18, 2008
BY MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Buses are running, household goods are flying off store shelves, and
Cubans are giddily comparing their latest cellphone features.… Continue reading
Cuba and the Vatican
By ARMANDO VALLADARES
April 18, 2008; Page A16
Pope Benedict XVI is in the midst of the first journey to America of his
pontificate, and he met with President George W. Bush this week.
Hopefully this visit will reinforce the need for a joint commitment to
freedom in Cuba.
The Catholic… Continue reading
More Cubans abandoning communist island in 'silent exodus'
by Patrick Lescot Sun Apr 13, 10:20 PM ET
HAVANA (AFP) – Despite a dizzying array of reforms since Raul Castro
took the helm of Cuba's government, 2008 looks to be a record year for
emigration, as inhabitants abandon the communist island in droves.
In the first half… Continue reading
Cuba's pressure-cooker pace of change
Rigoberto Diaz | Havana, Cuba
02 April 2008 06:09
It took Fidel Castro four decades to accept limited economic reform in
communist Cuba, but it has taken his brother, Raul Castro, the President
since February, just weeks to launch a flurry of changes.
On Tuesday, Cubans lined up outside stores to… Continue reading
Monday, March 31, 2008
Raul Castro ends "tourist apartheid" and opens hotels to Cubans
Cuba has opened as of Monday luxury hotels and resorts to all Cubans,
ending a ban long described in the island as "tourist apartheid". This
is the latest is a series of decision to lift bans and regulations on
goods and services… Continue reading
Thanks Raul: Cubans can stay in hotels
Posted on Mon, Mar. 31, 2008
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer
Raul Castro's government opened luxury hotels and resorts to all Cubans
Monday, ending a ban despised across the island as "tourist apartheid"
and taking another step toward the creation of a consumer economy in the… Continue reading
Posted on Mon, May. 21, 2007
MIAMI PORT TUNNEL
Human injustice vs. business as usual
BY NICOLAS J. GUTIERREZ JR.
In her provocative May 16 column Rabble-rousers gravitate to easy
targets, Ana Menendez initially correctly recognizes the gravity of the
proposed award of a billion-dollar contract for the dredging of the
Miami Port tunnel to… Continue reading
Tourism has proven to be Cuban lifesaver
But it is a cornerstone of a corrupt dictatorship
By D'Arcy Jenish – Business Edge
Published: 12/22/2006 – Vol. 6, No. 26
This is the time of year when the travel sections of the Saturday
newspapers start to become thick with ads for packaged holidays to warm
and sunny… Continue reading