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President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing… Continue reading

Trump And Cuba, Or How To Bet On The Wrong Winner

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 13 June 2017 – In less than 72 hours President Donald Trump will declare in Miami the new basis for the United States government’s policies… Continue reading

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and… Continue reading

Cuba: From Worse to Impossible (and We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet) / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 3 June 2017 — In coming days when the administration of the unpredictable Donald Trump, following four months of review, announces its Cuba policy,… Continue reading

Cuba continues to support terrorism BY FRANK CALZON frank.calzon@cubacenter.org

President Donald Trump’s strong opposition to terrorism, during his successful campaign, his recent speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh, and comments following the Manchester bombing, are welcome. Now, media reports indicate… Continue reading

Autonomy of Cuban Dissidents Will Always Be Beneficial / Iván García

Iván García, 1 June 2017– The majority of the openly anti-Castro opponents I know do not live in lavish mansions nor do they possess items fashioned with the latest… Continue reading

Martha Beatriz Roque: “The Cuban Opposition Has Not Found The Right Path”

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miamia, 25 May 2017 — On the verge of being operated on in Miami for a traumatic cataract caused by a punch from a Cuban… Continue reading

President Trump, citing human rights, considers reviving limits on travel to Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, New York Times Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:19am

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering reversing major pieces of the Obama administration’s opening with… Continue reading

Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García

Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and… Continue reading

Cuban activists denounce new methods of repression BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

While the new U.S. president’s policies on Cuba remain uncertain, the government in Havana appears to be more nervous about its domestic opposition than usual, as the island… Continue reading

Interview with El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) in San Francisco

Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado is in San Francisco, planning for the opening of his art exhibit, “Angels and Demons,” at the Immersive ART LAB, 3255A Third Street, May 11, 6-10pm. His… Continue reading

Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Frustrated by what they see as “indolence” from the previous administration, some Cuban government opponents are urging President Donald Trump to backtrack current Cuba policy… Continue reading

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from… Continue reading

Raúl Castro slams Trump – and I’m forced to agree with the dictator. How sick is that? BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro has no moral authority to condemn any democratically elected world leader.

Not when the most… Continue reading

Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 27 February 2017 — Luis Enrique Cepero García was an opponent of the Cuban regime serving a sentence in the Combinado… Continue reading

How does Cuba manage to achieve first-world health statistics? The island’s medical system is envied throughout the region and is a major foreign revenue earner Havana 10 FEB 2017 – 16:08 CET

Cuba’s healthcare system is a source of pride… Continue reading

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