On Cuba, Trump is right Published: July 1, 2017
President Barack Obama bought into an ideology that said be nice to evil people and they will be nice back.
So it was that he let the Syrian regime off the… Continue reading
‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 10:04 CEST.
The Cuban Government always lies in its economic and social statistics, and with total impunity, as no figures can actually be… Continue reading
Violent Weekend in Cuba: 30 Ladies in White Arrested Again Trying to Attend Mass by FRANCES MARTEL26 Jun 2017
Over thirty members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful Catholic dissident group in Cuba, were violently arrested over the weekend… Continue reading
Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy By TERESA FRONTADO & NANCY KLINGENER & ADRIANNE GONZALEZ & HOLLY PRETSKY & ISABELLA CUETO • JUN 16, 2017
President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing… 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
War Vocation in the “Peace Zone”
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 31 May 2017 — A brief note published by the official Cuban press reports the meeting held by “General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz” with “the Chief of the… Continue reading
Cuba: More Castroism but Without the Castros / Iván García
Iván García, 17 May 2017 — In front of an old mansion on 17th Street in Vedado that now serves as the headquarters of the Union of Writers and Artists,… Continue reading
Getting Dressed in Cuba / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 15 May 2017 — The plastic drawers holding garments for men and women give off the usual scent of things that have have been in storage for a long time. We… Continue reading
Former ambassador recounts tense clash she had with Fidel Castro in 1991 Twenty-six years ago, Vicki Huddleston was brand new in her job as a U.S. diplomat to Cuba — and her dramatic first test came from none other than… Continue reading
‘It’s Not Charity’: Russia Questions Cuba’s Ability to Pay for Russian Oil to Replace Venezuela’s by FRANCES MARTEL 29 May 2017
The government of Russia has expressed skepticism that the communist regime controlling Cuba would be able to afford oil… Continue reading
Private credit for Cuba on table Bill would ease agriculture trade By Frank E. Lockwood
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, telling a House committee this week: “If our… Continue reading
Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people By Amelia Rayno / Minneapolis Star Tribune
The uniformed woman’s eyes narrowed as she looked me up and down, assessing.
Seconds earlier, she had told me that the currency exchange was one… Continue reading
The King, The President and The Dictator
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish… Continue reading
The Fidel Castro Fair / Iván García
Iván García , 21 February 2017 — The wood charcoal embers are slowly browning half a dozen kebabs with vegetables, pineapples and pieces of pork, while, on a shelf, the flies are hovering… Continue reading
For Ordinary Cubans, Democracy Isn’t a Priority / Iván García
Iván García, 19 April 2017 — When evening falls, Yainier and a group of friends who live in El Canal, a neighborhood in the Cerro municipality, 20 minutes by car… Continue reading
When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied… Continue reading
Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare?
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 11 April 2017 — HAVANA, Cuba. – “Thank goodness oil is something we don’t have in Cuba.” So said the lyrics of a popular song by Cuban musical group Habana… Continue reading
Danilo Maldonado Machado, the dissident artist called ‘El Sexto,’ on art and liberty in Cuba Carolina A. Miranda
At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as… Continue reading
Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 27 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:38 CEST.
The best way to appreciate how that Cuba’s economy today depends on the US more than ever… Continue reading
This title is now a common phrase in our daily living. But in reality had been around since many years back.
When I was living peacefully in my native Country (Cuba) Bohemia Magazine, José Pardo Llada, Mario Kuchilán… Continue reading
As Cuba’s economy flat-lines, retirement has become notional Tiny pensions must be supplemented by whatever work is available Mar 23rd 2017 | HAVANA
NORBERTO MESA, a 66-year-old grandfather, stands in the hot sun 11 hours a day, six days a… Continue reading
The future of Cuba is capitalism By Nicolas Briscoe | 03/20/2017 7:42pm
The greatest blessing of my life has been my Cuban heritage. The warmth, love and fun that accompany every aspect of Cuban family and culture are incomparable forces… Continue reading
THE SPY WHO SANG TO ME Teen idol Adam Faith claimed to be ‘MI6 spy sent to Cuba’ in new book by close friend Music producer David Courtney says the Sixties singer and actor was tapped up by British spooks… Continue reading
How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana By Michael Mewshaw March 3
Michael Mewshaw is writing a memoir about his friendship with Pat Conroy.
A happy hybrid, “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” invokes the Cuban capital… Continue reading
The Countdown Begins For Raul Castro’s Departure From Power / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2017 — On February 24 of next year Raul Castro must leave the presidency of Cuba if he is to fulfill the promise he has… Continue reading
A brave act in Cuba deserves American support By Editorial Board February 24 at 7:13 PM
BRINGING FREEDOM and democracy to totalitarian Cuba will be no easy task. Two indispensable ingredients, though, must be courage on the part of the… Continue reading
The energy that Castroism is stifling ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 21 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:05 CET.
In recent weeks the regime of General Raúl Castro has “spooked,” and is now galloping in the wrong direction,… Continue reading
Too Young for the Party and Too Old for the Communist Youth / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez
Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, Havana, 9 February 2017 — Try as I might—to avoid being a bore and accused of holding a grudge… Continue reading