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    Havana Yields To Pressure and Allows Cuban Passengers On Cruise Ships

    Havana Yields To Pressure and Allows Cuban Passengers On Cruise Ships / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 22 April 2016 – The Cuban government changed its immigration policy with regards to maritime travel. The scandal provoked by the refusal of Carnival cruise lines to sell tickets on its cruises to the island to citizens of Cuban origin – […] Continue reading

    Norwegian Cruise Line says Cuba Govt authorized entry and exit of Cuban citizens of cruise ships independent of migratory status

    BRIEF-Norwegian Cruise Line says Cuba Govt authorized entry and exit of Cuban citizens of cruise ships independent of migratory status Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd * Norwegian cruise line holdings statement on travel to cuba * Was advised that cuba government has authorized entry, exit of cuban citizens in and out of cuba as passengers […] Continue reading

    Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel

    Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel By LIZETTE ALVAREZ APRIL 22, 2016 MIAMI — Cuba reversed a decades-old policy on Friday, lifting a restriction that prevented Cubans from entering or leaving the country by cruise ship or commercial vessel, according to a statement in the country’s national newspaper, Granma. The decision, another softening of […] 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 Is A Cuba Cautionary Tale: It’s Not About Business. It’s About Politics

    Carnival Is A Cuba Cautionary Tale: It’s Not About Business. It’s About Politics By TIM PADGETT • 13 HOURS AGO COMMENTARY Does the Carnival Corporation know something the rest of us don’t? Because if it doesn’t, its Fathom cruise ship may not be heading to Cuba for a long time. American businessmen, lawyers and government […] Continue reading

    Carnival: Yanqui Si, Cuba No?

    Carnival: Yanqui Si, Cuba No? Carnival will allow Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba on an inaugural cruise but Cuba may not allow the journey By SPENCER JAKAB Apr 18, 2016 1:16 pm ET The U.S. Cuba love-fest seemed to be going swimmingly last month when President Obama visited the island nation. U.S. companies involved in […] 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

    Carnival Corp may delay start of Cuba cruises

    Carnival Corp may delay start of Cuba cruises APRIL 18 U.S. cruise operator Carnival Corp said it may delay its voyages to Cuba, scheduled to start on May 1, unless Cuban authorities allow Cuban-born Americans to travel in cruise ships as they are allowed in airlines. Cuban-born Americans cannot visit the island by sea due […] 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

    Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns

    Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns The Associated Press Carnival says it will delay the first cruise from the United States to Cuba if the Cuban government does not allow Cuban-Americans to travel aboard. Cuban regulations bar people born in Cuba from returning to the country by ship. As a result, Carnival had […] 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

    Carnival expects Cuba to allow Cuban-Americans on inaugural cruise

    Carnival expects Cuba to allow Cuban-Americans on inaugural cruise London Fri, Apr 15, 2016 11:39 AM EDT HAVANA, April 15 (Reuters) – Cruise company Carnival Corporation believes Cuba will soon modify rules that bar Cuban-Americans from travelling on its planned cruises to the island, the company said on Friday, after pressure mounted for the trip […] Continue reading

    Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip

    Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip Cuba bars Cuban-born Americans from traveling to the island by sea Carnival said it believes Cuba will lift its decree before May 1 That’s when the cruise company plans to set sail BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND CHABELI HERRERA pmazzei@miamiherald.com Carnival Corp.’s scheduled sail to Cuba — even […] 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

    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

    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

    Letter to Barack Obama – Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly

    Letter to Barack Obama: Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly Posted on March 16, 2016 March 16, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President: There is an immense concern about the fate of our nation that is affecting millions of Cubans. If the current […] Continue reading

    Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana

    Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana / Rosa Maria Paya Posted on December 19, 2015 The issue of human rights must permeate every point of the agreement between the EU and Cuba El País, Rosa Maria Paya, 18 December 2015 – In more than a year of negotiations with the Cuban government, the […] 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

    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

    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

    Cuba – Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government

    Cuba: Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 24, 2015 Iván García, 17 June 2015 — Amid spider webs and musty smells, in a corner of his garage where things that no longer work go to retire, Leonardo has stacked molds for making candies and desserts. There are […] Continue reading

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on April 29, 2015 Extracts from the article “Organ Trafficking: A Dark and Atrocious Business” By Mónica López Ferrado Users of transplant tourism come from all over the world. “As long as it’s offered there will be demand,” laments Luc Noel. From his office […] Continue reading