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January 2021
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Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights… Continue reading

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

Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy 07/13/2017 09:20 am ET William M. LeoGrande Professor of Government at American University

President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of… Continue reading

Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting dignitaries and other groups. Clients… 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

Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE delafuente@fas.harvard.edu

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing… Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook.

Callers have questions, lots of questions, about… Continue reading

Persecution Grows Against Independent Journalism In Cuba

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 June 2017 — Independent communicators in Cuba are victims of an escalating repression, according to a complaint filed Monday by the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH), based… Continue reading

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