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Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital

Cuba: Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital by FRANCES MARTEL29 Mar 2017110 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER An unidentified mob attacked two members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) – a pregnant teen and her activist father – on Sunday night, hurling bottles at them and reportedly […] Continue reading

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba

The Struggle for Freedom Continues in Cuba by MARIO T. DE LA PENA February 5, 2017 4:00 AM Fidel Castro is dead, but Castroism still needs to be defeated Fidel Castro died on November 25, but Castroism — the one-party, neo-Stalinist system that has tyrannized Cuba for more than half a century — still needs […] Continue reading

Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] Continue reading

The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana

The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 22 March 2016 — Just when Air Force One landed at 2 pm at the Andrew military base on the way to Havana, forty-six Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) walked in file along the central promenade of 5th Avenue, with photos, […] Continue reading

The Big Change

Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading

Exiliados esperan reunirse en Miami con Ben Rhodes, asesor de Obama, antes de su viaje a Cuba

Exiliados esperan reunirse en Miami con Ben Rhodes, asesor de Obama, antes de su viaje a Cuba AGENCIAS | Miami | 11 Mar 2016 – 1:26 am. Como preámbulo de la próxima visita a Cuba del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, el asesor adjunto de Seguridad Nacional, Ben Rhodes, visitará este viernes Miami, donde […] Continue reading

Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights

‘Being in prison should not deprive one of his human rights’ BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 Dic 2015 – 3:09 pm. Rolando Ferrer Espinosa is the coordinator of the Frente Antitotalitario Unido (FANTU), the organization of which Guillermo Fariñas is the national coordinator. A lawyer by trade, Ferrer was incarcerated between 1999 […] Continue reading

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people Idea to help La Merced church had genesis during Pope Benedict’s visit South Florida family says it wants to directly help Cuban people They will meet the families they’ve aided during papal visit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Like many Cuban-American families in South […] Continue reading

La saga de Back Channel to Cuba – Lecciones para negociar el futuro

La saga de Back Channel to Cuba: Lecciones para negociar el futuro Posted on 1 septiembre, 2015 Por Miguel Fernández Díaz Ya se anunció que saldrá en octubre la edición revisada (Universidad de Carolina del Norte, 2015) del libro Back Channel To Cuba, que sus autores Peter Kornbluh y William LeoGrande pregonan con revelaciones del […] Continue reading

La saga de «Back Channel to Cuba»

La saga de «Back Channel to Cuba» Los casos y cosas de casa Cuba Arnaldo M. Fernández, Broward | 02/09/2015 8:32 am Ya se anunció que saldrá en octubre la edición revisada (Universidad de Carolina del Norte, 2015) del libro Back Channel To Cuba, que sus autores Peter Kornbluh [Archivo de Seguridad Nacional] y William […] Continue reading

South Louisiana delegation in Cuba for talks on promoting business ties

South Louisiana delegation in Cuba for talks on promoting business ties TYLER BRIDGES| SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE March 14, 2015 Thirty-five years ago, Joe Doss helped load 473 political prisoners on a World War II-era ship bound for the United States. Doss, then an Episcopal priest in New Orleans, had spent two weeks in Cuba […] Continue reading

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba? February 5, 2015 Moderated by Rick Badie On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced a historic Cuban thaw: The U.S. would resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. Today, a Georgia congressman hails the Cuba-U.S. deal, citing the expansion of Georgia […] Continue reading

Normalizing relations with Cuba could lead to more Illinois goods sold to island nation

Normalizing relations with Cuba could lead to more Illinois goods sold to island nation Published: Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 11:24 p.m. CST By JOSEPH BUSTOS – jbustos@shawmedia.com For years, Illinois farmers have dreamed of making it easier to sell corn and soybeans to Cuba. But with trade restrictions in place on the communist country, selling […] Continue reading

La siempre tardía isla de Cuba

La siempre tardía isla de Cuba ¿Está preparado el exilio para una visita del presidente Barack Obama a la Isla? Alejandro Armengol, Miami | 18/12/2014 12:46 pm Cuba tiene una característica especial en cuanto a los acontecimientos históricos. Siempre llega tarde, salvo cuando se anticipa. Esa cualidad, que ha pasado a integrarse —y a definir— […] Continue reading

When Freedom Becomes Agony

When Freedom Becomes Agony / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 15, 2014 “Thank you Fidel, for all you give us…” Prisoners curse their freedom Convicts say that when they get a pass for almost 72 hours every 10 days, their worries increase. They experience a major agony in the sense of feeling useless before the […] Continue reading
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