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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

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So… 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

Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights… Continue reading

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

GUALACA, PANAMA The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants.… Continue reading

Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses. By Nick Miroff June 17 at 2:43 PM

The American traveler in Cuba — sweating, disoriented and probably a bit woozy from the… 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

South Florida companies hoping to preserve Cuba gains await new Trump rules Arlene Satchell Sun Sentinel

When U.S.-based airlines and cruise lines flew or sailed through former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba, few expected that the door might… 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

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