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Newly found letters offer glimpse into life of US dancer married to Cuban spy chief BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

She was a Connecticut-born American ballerina and the wife of the notorious chief of Cuba’s intelligence and subversive operations —… Continue reading

Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET

Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell… Continue reading

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta | HAVANA

Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot aiming to destabilize the country by preventing the chief… Continue reading

WEDDING FROM HELL Couple left distraught after dream £25,000 Cuba wedding turns to disaster when hotel roof COLLAPSED leaving bride permanently scarred and groom with broken ribs Sarah and John Wenham were both injured the day before the wedding of… Continue reading

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa

Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel… Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes BY LINDA ROBERTSON lrobertson@miamiherald.com

Among the items that ought to be interred with Fidel Castro’s ashes when Cuba’s “Maximum Leader” is formally laid to rest on Sunday are a… Continue reading

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four… Continue reading


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… Continue reading

Balseros recién llegados recomiendan a cubanos: ‘No se tiren al mar’ SERGIO N. CÁNDIDO scandido@elnuevoherald.com

Motivados por la incertidumbre sobre un posible cambio en la política migratoria de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba, los isleños siguen participando del mortal juego de… Continue reading

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent… Continue reading

Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles As regular flights get under way, carriers cope with incompatible technical systems and travelers will find most wireless devices and credit cards won’t work By SCOTT MCCARTNEY Sept. 7, 2016 1:37… Continue reading

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