Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located… Continue reading
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 July 2017 — He dries his sweat and takes a drink of water from a bottle he carries in his backpack. “In my… Continue reading
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST.
What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation?
It is important to… Continue reading
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift
Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael… Continue reading
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating a sex trafficking ring involving women he lured from Cuba. July 8, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
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Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and mystifying… Continue reading
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso
Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction… Continue reading
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression
14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the… Continue reading
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.
Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the… Continue reading
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST.
“What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?”
“Because the military management is… Continue reading
How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba A trip to Santiago de Cuba should start with dinner at a paladar (family-run restaurant) and end with drinks on the roof of the Hotel Casa Granda. By JENNIFER… Continue reading
Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST.
Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms… 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
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) June 12, 2017
Havana, Cuba (CNN)For Cuban officials on the front lines of the fight against drug trafficking, the… Continue reading
How to survive military service as a homosexual CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 12 de Junio de 2017 – 10:37 CEST.
“My parents don’t know that I’m homosexual. And I don’t want them to, for now, so when… Continue reading
Cuba continues to support terrorism BY FRANK CALZON email@example.com
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
The Cuban Government, Complicit in Corruption and Peddling Favours / Iván García
Iván García, 26 MAY 2017 — Ideology is no longer the most important consideration if you want to get an administrative position in Cuba’s chaotic business and commercial… Continue reading
Local Surfers Are Rallying to Legalize Surfing in Cuba TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017 Corey McLean Filmmaker, Photographer
In Cuba, there is a small, tight-knit community of diehard local surfers who are determined to represent their country in the 2020 Olympics,… Continue reading
Cubans Want More Severe Laws for Criminals / Iván García
Iván García, 6 May 2017 — Some people in Cuba, not just a minority, want blood. And more severe laws for criminals.
While the Catholic Church and different international institutions… Continue reading
Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba June 6, 2017 Albertina Nakale
Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and… Continue reading
In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money?
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 May 2017 — Finding a little bottle filled with coins that her father hid in the patio was something that happened to… Continue reading
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path
14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 May 2017 — The saleswoman described her merchandise in a murmur: loggerhead turtle steaks, beef and shrimp. The man salivated, but replied that he could not buy… Continue reading
Officials: Trump may roll back Obama opening with Cuba By Patrick Oppmann and Elise Labott, CNN Updated 0903 GMT (1703 HKT) May 31, 2017
Story highlights Officials: Trump may reverse Obama-era policies softening relations with Cuba Gesture would fulfill campaign… Continue reading
Activists on both sides still await President Trump’s reset with Cuba Ledyard King and Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Published 5:41 p.m. ET May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — Four months after he was sworn in, President Trump has yet to make… 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
El Sexto’ Will Stay In The US But Will Continue To Fight Against Arbitrary Detentions In Cuba
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 15 May 2017 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), announced his desire to reside… Continue reading
Cuban activist prevented from meeting U.S. counterparts
HAVANA — An independent Cuban LGBT rights advocate claims authorities prevented him from traveling to Havana late last week to meet with a delegation of U.S. advocates. Nelson Gandulla, president of the Cuban… Continue reading
The Government Unleashed a Crackdown on Journalists After Hurricane Matthew
14ymedio, Havana, 10 May 2017 –The independent Cuban press has been especially harassed after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in the eastern part of the country. Several reporters were arrested… Continue reading