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Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy

Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […] Continue reading

Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba / 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez and Mario Penton, Miami, 28 April 2016 – Former Cuban political prisoners Niorvis Rivera, Aracelio Riviaux and Jorge Ramirezmet Thursday in Miami with staff for Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for help in bringing […] Continue reading

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis”

Tomas Regalado, “Washington Refuses To Recognize That There Is A Migration Crisis” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 6, 2016 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 February 2016 — Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado (born Havana, 1947), says that his is not prepared to cope with the surge of Cuban rafters who come daily […] Continue reading

Facts Prove Obama’s Cuba Policy Counter-Productive

Facts Prove Obama’s Cuba Policy Counter-Productive 02/05/2016 04:33 pm ET | Updated 18 hours ago Mauricio Claver-Carone Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. President Obama announced a new Cuba policy on Dec. 17, 2014. It gave diplomatic recognition to the sole remaining dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere, unilaterally eased U.S. trade and travel restrictions, […] Continue reading

CARDINAL SINS

CARDINAL SINS A Castro cleric brings disgrace. By Jay D. Homnick – 6.26.15 Have you heard about the awful Cardinal hack scandal? It brings shame and obloquy upon a respected organization which has spent many years building up its good name. How could moral myopia prevail at such a critical time? What manner of insensitivity […] Continue reading

Why communism collapsed 25 years ago

Why communism collapsed 25 years ago BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER ELBLOGDEMONTANER.COM 11/10/2014 6:01 PM 11/10/2014 6:01 PM Twenty-five years ago, communism was symbolically buried. A crowd of Germans filled with hope ran to the Berlin Wall and demolished it with hammer blows. It was as if they were pounding on the heads of Marx, Lenin, […] Continue reading

The Real Reason It’s Nearly Impossible to End the Cuba Embargo

The Real Reason It’s Nearly Impossible to End the Cuba Embargo Bill Clinton tried engaging Castro. After Havana shot down two U.S. planes, it all fell apart. PETER KORNBLUH AND WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDEOCT 5 2014, 11:09 AM ET “I think we should—we should advocate for the end of the embargo” on Cuba, Hillary Clinton said […] Continue reading

New book sparks renewed discussion of jailed Cuban novelist

Posted on Thursday, 05.29.14 New book sparks renewed discussion of jailed Cuban novelist BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The publication in Miami of the novel El verano en que Dios dormía (The Summer When God Was Sleeping) has revived the controversy surrounding Cuban dissident writer Angel Santiesteban, who is serving a five-year sentence on the […] Continue reading

Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S.

Posted on Sunday, 05.11.14 Exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations cannot return to the U.S. South Florida exiles captured in Cuba during armed infiltrations served long prison terms and now cannot return to the United States. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Branded as a terrorist by both the Cuban and U.S. governments, Tomas Ramos […] Continue reading

Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi

April 7, 2013 Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi By Janet Levy Almost seven months have passed since the attack on the Benghazi consulate building and nearby CIA annex by al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia, in which four Americans were murdered, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Despite demands for further information into why the [...] Continue reading

Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis Romay

Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project / Alexis RomayTranslating Cuba Translator's note: This interview is from the digital magazine Cubaencuentro, from November 14, 2011. We interviewed Alexis Romay, a graduate of The City University of New York's master's program in Spanish Language and Literature, author of the novel Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits) and the [...] Continue reading

Many Cubans living abroad can’t return to Cuba

Posted on Sunday, 08.14.11 Many Cubans living abroad can't return to Cuba Havana has banned the visits of thousands of Cubans now living abroad. Raúl Castro has hinted their travel restrictions may ease.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Tampa teenager Melissa González wanted to visit her ailing grandfather in Cuba. But her travel agency told her that [...] Continue reading

Brothers to the Rescue Shootdown Anniversary will be Commemorated in Miami

Brothers to the Rescue Shootdown Anniversary will be Commemorated in MiamiPublished February 24, 2011Fox News LatinoBrothers to the Resue says it aims to rescue Cuban rafters making their way to the United States. The Cuban government accuses them of e... Continue reading

New book preserves stories of Cuban exodus

New book preserves stories of Cuban exodus
By OLGA CONNOR
El Nuevo Herald

Miami music mogul Emilio Estefan has always carried his love of Cuba on
his sleeve. From the conga beat he made famous with his wife Gloria to
his restaurant fare, there's no doubt he's a proud product of his homeland.

Like nearly two… Continue reading

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