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    Quiénes están detrás de la campaña de desinformación sobre Cuba?

    ¿Quiénes están detrás de la campaña de desinformación sobre Cuba? El presupuesto presentado al Congreso propone eliminar la ayuda a la disidencia cubana, demostrando lo “preocupado” que está Trump por los derechos humanos de los cubanos Manuel Castro Rodríguez, Miami | 15/06/2017 10:20 am El escritor británico Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), que usó el seudónimo […] Continue reading

    Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments?

    Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST. I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Aguacate, in Old Havana. I said “good afternoon” to the doorman, […] Continue reading

    Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

    Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

    Hit by Venezuela shortage, Cuba to restrict premium gasoline sales

    Hit by Venezuela shortage, Cuba to restrict premium gasoline sales By REUTERS PUBLISHED: 00:03 BST, 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 00:03 BST, 31 March 2017 By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta HAVANA, March 30 (Reuters) – Cuba will stop selling premium grade gasoline except to tourists starting Saturday due to a fuel crunch affecting Venezuela, […] 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

    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

    The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba

    The Legacy of Fidel Castro and the Future of Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 6 December 2016 — Some large scale political events, the ones where people are weeping over the death of a “venerated leader” or yelling slogans like ventriloquists, are really smoke and mirrors. A dishonest trick. On April 7, 1957, a […] Continue reading

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […] Continue reading

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 3 Mayo 2016 – 8:39 am. The Castro brothers’ caving in and allowing Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba aboard Carnival cruise ships revealed that they are vulnerable. Despite their efforts to conceal it, it is clear that they can be successfully pressured. […] Continue reading

    Cuba will allow Cuban-born to arrive on Carnival cruise ship

    Cuba will allow Cuban-born to arrive on Carnival cruise ship Cuba is easing a long-standing ban on the Cuban-born returning to the island by sea Carnival had said they expected the change but was ready to delay May 1 cruise if it didn’t happen BY DOUGLAS HANKS dhanks@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Cuba is easing a long-standing ban […] Continue reading

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy Carnival Corp. will accept bookings by Cuban-born Americans on its Fathom Cuba sailings The cruise company is expecting a change in the Cuban regulation If not, it will delay its May 1 sailing until all guests can travel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Cuban-born […] 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

    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

    As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines

    As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines The international cruise-ship industry rejects discriminatory practices Norwegian Cruise Line canceled Tunisian ports of call, stood with Israeli passengers Under Cuban-American ban, not even the CEO of Norwegian can sail to Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com No matter how Carnival Corporation is spinning the Cuba […] Continue reading

    Historic first cruise to Cuba from U.S. sparks travelers’ interest, controversy

    Historic first cruise to Cuba from U.S. sparks travelers’ interest, controversy For more than 50 years, sea-going traffic between the U.S. and Cuba has generally flowed in only one direction: northbound. Aboard flimsy inner tube rafts, smugglers’ boats and even a watertight 1951 Chevy pickup truck, tens of thousands of Cubans have fled the communist-led […] Continue reading

    US-Cuba Deal at One Year – Castros Stronger than Ever

    US-Cuba Deal at One Year: Castros Stronger than Ever / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 16, 2015 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Reykjavik, 15-December 2015 — A non-interventionist US president, a Peronist Catholic pope, and a right-wing military dictator exalted by the Latin American left was bound to be a winning ticket. And so […] Continue reading

    Rosa María Paya – Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation

    Rosa María Paya: Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation / Leonel Luis Leon Posted on December 7, 2015 Diario Las Americas, Leonel Luis Leon, 5 December 2015 — Rosa María Payá, daughter of the deceased Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá – who received the Andrei Sakharov Human Rights Prize from the European Parliament and founded the […] 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

    There Are No Foreigners

    There Are No Foreigners / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on October 13, 2015 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 12 October 2015 — Pepes, Yumas and tourists are some of the names we give to those who visit our country. For many Cubans, these travelers are their main source of income, through accommodation, transportation, dance and […] Continue reading

    Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness?

    Justice Before Delivering Forgiveness? Posted on September 28, 2015 Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 24 September 2015 — The recent visit to Cuba of the Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, brought a flood of masses and homilies in several different settings, where, among others, two words were often heard in the context of the Cuban […] Continue reading

    The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba

    The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 September 2015 — It was already duck on an extremely hot day without a hint of a breeze, when a white Mercedes Benz van with the blue top of the national police pulled up alongside Red […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading