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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny… Continue reading

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they… Continue reading

Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US

EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is… Continue reading

National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba

MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR… Continue reading

Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase… Continue reading

Reinaldo Escobar: The Unqualified Cuban Truth / Somos+

Somos+, Leyla Belo, 23 MACH 2017 — Those who ever speak with Reinaldo cannot deny his innate genius, his sense of humor and gentleness of expression. A matter of decorum, isn’t it?… Continue reading

Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to the historical past as a mechanism for… Continue reading

The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas

14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2017 – The Ministry of Higher Education (MES) ratified the expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the Marta Abreu Central University… 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

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began… Continue reading

LGBTQ Americans meet in Havana with fellow Cuban activists BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@miamiherald.com

A delegation of American LGBTQ advocates met Saturday in Havana with “leaders of Cuban civil society” who are demanding that the government there recognize marriage for same-sex… Continue reading

University Entrance Exams Begin With “Extraordinary Measures” Against Fraud

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 May 2017 — Early Wednesday morning Karel wasn’t sleeping. He spent it turning somersaults in bed and solving math problems. Together with thousands of students across… Continue reading

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