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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

In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN

In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking… 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

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

“Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love”

The damages to educational quality caused by the lack of preparation of the “emerging teachers” remain to be measured. (Telesur) 14ymedio, Caridad Cruz/Mario Penton, Cienfuegos/Miami, 17… Continue reading

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017

Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture.

The reminders begin when you… Continue reading

Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump Christopher Woody

Donald Trump’s denunciations of Obama’s opening to Cuba while on the presidential campaign trail and his continued insistence on getting a “better deal”… Continue reading

The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 26 November 2016 — The official media have just announced the last and definitive death of Fidel Castro, and I think I have perceived more relief… Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com

Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age… Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber

In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy… Continue reading

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki

HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized… Continue reading

Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 September 2016 — The last day of Cuba Internet Freedom Forum (CIF), which is meeting in Miami this week and was… Continue reading

Cubans are using simple hacks to get around limited and expensive internet WRITTEN BY Ed Augustin OBSESSION

Havana, Cuba Cuba remains one of the world’s least connected countries, but that’s slowly changing. In July last year, Etecsa, the state-owned telecoms… Continue reading

Cuba admits Venezuelan recession is hitting hard: Chavist oil shipments down 20%

Venezuela’s grim situation is impacting not only millions of households around the country: it is also sending panic waves across the Caribbean all the way to Cuba, a… Continue reading

Venezuela cuts oil shipments to Cuba forcing Castro to consider veering to U.S. By Franz von Bergen Published July 27, 2016 Fox News Latino

CARACAS – Venezuela’s grim situation is impacting not only millions of households around the country —… Continue reading

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