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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

Is Obama’s Cuba policy set in stone?

Is Obama’s Cuba policy set in stone? October 14, 2016 Normalizing relations with countries like Cuba and Iran has been near the top of President Obama’s agenda since he took office in 2008. Now, he’s looking to make current relations irreversible after his term is up. On Friday, the White House announced a new round […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States – ‘We’re not afraid’

Cuban dissident leader takes his message to the United States: ‘We’re not afraid’ By Karen DeYoung May 31 at 6:01 PM For most of his career as a Cuban dissident leader, through his 2003 arrest and seven years as a political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer was repeatedly pressed by the Cuban government to leave the […] Continue reading

Francis Travels to Cuba to Show Support for a Church Wanting to Broaden Its Reach

Francis Travels to Cuba to Show Support for a Church Wanting to Broaden Its Reach / EFE-14ymedio, Sara Gomez Armas Posted on September 21, 2015 EFE, Sara Gómez Armas, Havana, 18 September 2015 — Pope Francis is the third pontiff to visits Cuba, a country where the Catholic Church has assumed an important role as […] Continue reading

The Cuban Money Crisis

The Cuban Money Crisis The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations April 1, 2015 by Patrick Symmes The currency crisis starts about 75 feet into Cuba. I land in the late afternoon and, after clearing customs, step into the busy arrivals hall of Havana’s airport looking for help. I […] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents – Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding

Cuban Dissidents: Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 3, 2015 Iván García, 27 January 2015 — The shifting political landscape of the Middle East is probably more complicated. No doubt it is. But given the spectacular diplomatic about-face on December 17 between Cuba and the United States — two […] Continue reading

Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates

Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 01/19/2015 5:06 PM 01/19/2015 5:06 PM This week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Havana to continue negotiations with the Cuban authorities. We wish her Godspeed, and hope that besides talking with her Cuban counterparts, Ms. Jacobson will meet […] Continue reading

Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba

Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba The billions already poured into the island have done nothing to advance civil society. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY June 1, 2014 6:24 p.m. ET Attitudes toward the 52-year-old—though much-modified—U.S. embargo of Cuba’s military dictatorship have changed a lot in recent years. But not always in the ways you might expect. […] Continue reading

Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces

Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces By MIMI WHITEFIELD The Miami Herald Published: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 – 1:00 am MIAMI — The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world – even in countries such as Cuba, where […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

The Catholic Left and Changes in Cuba

The Catholic Left and Changes in Cuba September 9, 2013 Armando Chaguaceda HAVANA TIMES — In a post published in Havana Times a year and a half ago, I addressed the situation of Cuba’s Catholic Church, its similarities and links to the Communist Party and its contribution to the reform process on the island. In […] Continue reading

Berta Soler takes Cuba’s truth to Puerto Rico

Berta Soler takes Cuba’s truth to Puerto Rico Posted by Pedazos de la Isla on May 7, 2013 After Berta Soler’s emotional trip to Miami- the heart of the Cuban exile- she has continued to take the Cuban reality to other places with many exiles, such as New Jersey and now, Puerto Rico. The following [...] Continue reading

No freedom of speech in Cuba despite easier foreign travel-activist

No freedom of speech in Cuba despite easier foreign travel-activist Source: Reuters – Wed, 1 May 2013 04:59 PM * Dissident among 19 Cubans allowed to leave so far * Says Havana controls media * Britain, Spain and U.S. call for freedom of association By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 1 (Reuters) – The Castro government’s [...] Continue reading

Why can’t we vacation in Cuba? Because it’s a terror state

Why can’t we vacation in Cuba? Because it’s a terror state By: Al Cardenas 4/30/2013 02:28 PM As an attendee at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, it struck me that I agree with the president. At least on one issue. Rapper Jay-Z’s recent decision to visit Cuba is a problem. Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé [...] Continue reading

Cuba says US lying about jailed American’s health

Cuba says US lying about jailed American's health By By Paul Haven on December 06, 2012 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba accused the United States of lying about the health and conditions of confinement of a jailed American government subcontractor, and pushed back Wednesday against an apparent U.N. ruling that his 15-year sentence is arbitrary and [...] Continue reading

In Cuba, Pope Pleas for ‘Those Deprived of Freedom’

Updated March 28, 2012, 11:08 a.m. ET In Cuba, Pope Pleas for 'Those Deprived of Freedom'By NICHOLAS CASEY SANTIAGO, Cuba—Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday paid homage to Our Lady of Charity, a statue of Mary said to be discovered by Cuban fisherman some four centuries ago. His prayers at the island's holiest site included a [...] Continue reading
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