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    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost?

    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST. The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1), according to the Government’s convenience, besides sowing economic chaos, also features an immoral component for […] Continue reading

    Sweating Is Not For Cuba’s New Rich

    Sweating Is Not For Cuba’s New Rich 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The passenger complains of the heat while frantically moving the fan. “In a few days I will install an air conditioning,” justifies the taxi driver and adds that he will charge “higher fares.” In summer everyone dreams of air-conditioning their […] Continue reading

    Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers

    Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 15:39 CEST. A woman friend of mine who lives in Miami recently traveled to the Island with her children. As her father is Cuban, she wanted her children to meet the family members who are still there. […] Continue reading

    A Carte Blanche to the Market of Tourists’ Dreams

    A Carte Blanche to the Market of Tourists’ Dreams / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 November 2016 — For tourists coming to Cuba, one of the most cherished fantasies it is to get into a car of the last century and cruise the streets of cities and towns. A new type of […] Continue reading

    Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise

    Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise By Boris Sanchez and John Couwels, CNN Updated 1741 GMT (0041 HKT) April 19, 2016 Story highlights Carnival now says it will accept bookings on its May 1 cruise to Cuba regardless of passengers’ country of origin A lawsuit claims the cruise line had discriminated against […] 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

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters Cuban immigrants are barred from sailing home, but that’s not stopping Carnival from selling vacations to everyone else. Justin Bachman April 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM CEST Carnival Corp.’s maiden voyage to Cuba next month will be filled with almost 700 cruisers looking to spend time […] Continue reading

    Cuba is changing, more for some than others

    Cuba is changing, more for some than others In the same week , Cubans saw President Obama and the Rolling Stones, a symbol of opening on the island. But while many talk about changes in Cuba, the private sector is still small and the government could react slowly to the U.S. offer to strengthen ties. […] Continue reading

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba

    Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: November 21, 2015 | Updated: November 21, 2015 at 09:02 AM HAVANA — Imagine block after block of buildings as grand and historic as the Cuban Club in Ybor City, except the verandas, balustrades and high-arched windows are crumbling and […] Continue reading

    An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness

    Michael J. Totten: An eyewitness account of Cuba’s shocking wretchedness Michael J. Totten, National Post | June 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite — the Elysium of the […] Continue reading

    The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see

    Cuba Brief: The Last Communist City, A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see [02-06-2014 14:08:24] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite—the Elysium of the title—while the […] 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

    Support Cuba’s dissidents, commissioners

    Posted on Friday, 02.10.12The readers' forum Support Cuba's dissidents, commissioners Among Cubans and Cuban Americans, a number of foreign companies have earned a place in the "hall of infamy" for their outright complicity with the Castro dictatorship. These include Spain's Sol-Melia hotel chain and Canada's Sherritt mining company for profiting from long years of the […] Continue reading

    The End of the End of the Revolution

    The End of the End of the Revolution
    By ROGER COHEN
    Published: December 5, 2008

    ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's
    most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending
    breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived
    American rule. Bright explosions of spray… Continue reading

    Martha Beatriz Roque, standing up to Castro

    Martha Beatriz Roque, standing up to Castro

    As Fidel's poor health forces him to hand over power to his brother
    Raúl, the sixty-year-old Roque denounces the neglect of her people and
    the regime of 'apartheid' enforced in Cuba. This is her story, told in
    very special circumstances.
    interview

    By Adriano Farano. , Leeds. By Sarah Turpin.… Continue reading

    Castro’s Cuba was no place for a socialist like me

    Castro's Cuba was no place for a socialist like me
    Neil Clark
    Wednesday, 20th February 2008

    Neil Clark says that he went to Havana in search of a left-wing Utopia
    and discovered instead an island fortress of poverty, corruption and
    currency apartheid

    It's a country where the vast majority live in poverty, while a tiny,
    corrupt… Continue reading

    THE MYTH OF CUBAN HEALTH CARE, MICHAEL MOORE GIVES IT A POWERFUL BOOST

    CUBA: THE MYTH OF CUBAN HEALTH CARE, MICHAEL MOORE GIVES IT A POWERFUL BOOST
    2007-07-13. National Review / Digital, July 30 , 2007,

    www.nationalreview.com
    Jay Nordlinger

    MICHAEL MOORE has made another piece of pure propaganda. This film,
    called Sicko, attacks the American health-care system. You will agree
    that there is a lot to attack. But Moore… Continue reading