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    Two Years After U.S.-Cuba Opening, What’s Next Under Trump?

    Two Years After U.S.-Cuba Opening, What’s Next Under Trump? by CARMEN SESIN MIAMI, Fla. — After recently returning from her first trip to Cuba, Elizabeth Díaz, 24, went to her grandmother’s house to show her pictures of the home she left behind in 1962. It still had the same furniture. Her grandmother cried looking at […] Continue reading

    U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba

    U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 4:12 p.m. EST November 20, 2016 MIAMI — A powerful coalition of U.S. companies is preparing to appeal to President-elect Donald Trump’s business instincts and drop his vow to reverse one of President Obama’s signature achievements: renewed relations with Cuba. […] Continue reading

    Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression

    Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression By Elizabeth Llorente Published November 18, 2016 One of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists is in the U.S. to push for a halt or suspension of U.S.-Cuba trade and investment changes that he and other leaders say […] Continue reading

    One Year Later – Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy

    One Year Later: Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy by JEB BUSH & ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN August 18, 2016 4:00 AM The president’s diplomatic rapprochement has not helped the struggling Cuban people. One year ago this month, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Havana to celebrate the reopening of the U.S. embassy, 54 years after […] Continue reading

    The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check

    The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check GUEST POST WRITTEN BY G. Isabelle Abad Ms. Abad is a Dominican-American writer, entrepreneur and contracts/business initiatives specialist in financial services. Amidst the bustling controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba, and the international pressures for the United States to end the embargo against […] Continue reading

    After the Castro brothers – How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield?

    After the Castro brothers: How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield? Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro’s apparent successor, has trod a careful path to the top But without the support of the military and the Communist Party, being president of Cuba might not mean much And what about the youngest generation of Castros? BY […] Continue reading

    Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution

    Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution 04/02 14:48 CET The commercial embargoes have been falling one after the other. The official visit of Raul Castro to France talked about a new reality between Cuba and Europe. Between Cuba and the World. Symbols were in evidence. In August 2015 there was another […] Continue reading

    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Obama administration demand release of Cuban prisoner

    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Obama administration demand release of Cuban prisoner Vladimir Morera Bacallao hospitalized after 81-day hunger strike State Department, GOP Miami lawmaker express concern over dissident Dispute over political prisoner is hiccup in recent improved U.S.-Cuban ties BY JAMES ROSEN McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON In a rare alliance of often-conflicting viewpoints on U.S.-Cuban relations, […] Continue reading

    Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba

    Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 16, 2015 Iván García, Diario de las Américas, 8 December 2015 — Just past midnight, when Cuba’s military bigwigs heard the president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, confirm the loss of Nicolas Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of […] Continue reading

    What pigs protest says about Cuba

    What pigs protest says about Cuba By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 13 October 2015 In the days after last December’s historic announcement that the US and Cuba were to re-establish diplomatic relations, a number of dissidents were released from Cuban jails as part of the deal. Among them was Roberto Hernandez. In a […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba

    How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba JEFF GRAY The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Mar. 20 2015, 8:14 PM EDT Canadian businessman Sarkis Yacoubian only knew his Cuban interrogator – the Cubans call them “instructors” – as Major Carlito. When they first met in the dim basement of the Havana house where […] Continue reading

    No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba

    “No matter where I live, I will keep working for the freedom of Cuba” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one […] Continue reading

    NO EMBARGO, NO CRY

    NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading

    It is up to Cubans decide their future

    “It is up to Cubans decide their future” YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Enero 24, 2015 In October of 2013 I had a conversation with Roberta Jacobson, via a Google hangout (videodebate), on democracy, technology and the role of women in activism. On that occasion, we interacted through a screen in the company of internauts interested […] Continue reading

    Capitulation to Cuba is par for the course for Obama

    Capitulation to Cuba is par for the course for Obama By Jennifer Rubin January 15 at 2:45 PM The magnitude of the administration’s sellout of the Cuban people became clear today. The Post reports: Men play chess on the sidewalk in downtown Havana January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini (CUBA – The Obama administration took its […] Continue reading

    U.S. contractor Alan Gross marks 5 years jailed in Cuba, says he will die if not freed by May

    U.S. contractor Alan Gross marks 5 years jailed in Cuba, says he will die if not freed by May Published December 03, 2014 Fox News Latino AP HAVANA (AP) – Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost […] Continue reading

    American in Cuban prison gives dire prediction as U.S. calls for his release

    American in Cuban prison gives dire prediction as U.S. calls for his release HAVANA — Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn’t freed by his […] Continue reading

    Political arrests down in Cuba, opposition says

    Political arrests down in Cuba, opposition says Published October 02, 2014 EFE Last month saw at least 411 politically motivated detentions in Cuba, the lowest monthly total this year, the dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, said Thursday. “The trend of diminishing acts of repression of this kind, observed over […] Continue reading

    Alan Gross was no soldier but should not be left behind in Cuba

    Posted on Friday, 06.20.14 Alan Gross was no soldier but should not be left behind in Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM The American captive in Cuba, Alan Gross, won’t be able to attend his mother’s funeral and mourn her death with his family. It’s a despicable decision, but the cruelty of the Cuban government is […] Continue reading

    Insulza – U.S. should engage with Cuba to seek Gross’ freedom

    Posted on Monday, 05.12.14 Insulza: U.S. should engage with Cuba to seek Gross’ freedom BY JOHN YEARWOOD JYEARWOOD@MIAMIHERALD.COM What is it going to take to free Alan Gross, the U.S. subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba? A: It should take some direct contact between the American government and the Cuban government. I don’t think it will happen […] Continue reading

    Inspired by Ybor uncle, actor calls for protest in Cuba

    Inspired by Ybor uncle, actor calls for protest in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: March 24, 2014 TAMPA — A former anti-Castro militant turned Hollywood actor with family ties to Ybor City has launched a social media campaign that’s drawing international attention with its call for a moment of civil disobedience in […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the European Union – A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic

    Cuba and the European Union: A Change of Tone and a New Dynamic / Dimas Castellano Posted on March 10, 2014 In a statement issued on Tuesday, February 11th, Rogelio Sierra Diaz, Cuba’s deputy foreign minister, reported that the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) had authorized the European Commission and the […] Continue reading

    Seven Years of Governing

    Raul Castro: Seven Years of Governing / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 4, 2013 Giving an accounting of their administration was never among the priorities of the Castro brothers. The modern caudillos are considered beyond good and evil. Indeed, Fidel Castro managed the nation like a private bodega, with outlandish economic plans, bypassing the state […] Continue reading

    Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas

    Posted on Sunday, 08.11.13 Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY — Panama’s government is granting asylum on humanitarian grounds for 19 Cuban migrants who are being detained in the Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Its statement said President Ricardo Martinelli made the decision to accept the […] Continue reading