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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

    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

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope – how Cuba came in from the cold

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope: how Cuba came in from the cold The restoration of US relations with the Castro regime is seen by many as a triumph for Barack Obama. The story of how it happened is extraordinary @RobertsDan Sunday 26 April 2015 11.00 BST Behind the faded doors of what once ranked […] Continue reading

    Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas

    Posted on Monday, 08.12.13 Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Cuban-American activists in South Florida ended a hunger strike and series of protests Monday over the alleged mistreatment of Cubans detained in the Bahamas. The Bahamian government’s announcement that it would conduct a formal investigation into the allegations coupled with […] 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

    Jay-Z Blasted by ’21 Jump Street’ Director Over Cuba Trip

    Jay-Z Blasted by '21 Jump Street' Director Over Cuba Trip By Greg Gilman | Reuters – Fri, Apr 12, 2013 LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jay-Z responded to critics of his Cuba trip with a song called "Open Letter" and now "21 Jump Street" director Phil Lord has responded to the song with an open letter […] Continue reading

    Proposal for Socializing Cuba’s Medical System

    Proposal for Socializing Cuba's Medical SystemApril 16, 2012Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES, April 16 — The Cuban public health system is another sector that has suffered deterioration due to the structural crisis of the current model. This is recognized in part by the government/party, which decided to make staff and budget cuts that have added to […] Continue reading

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro Cuba

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro CubaReligion and Rebuilding on the IslandVictor GaetanFebruary 27, 2012 When Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba next month, he will once again reinforce a strategy that the Vatican has allowed the local Catholic Church there to pursue for more than three decades: diligently avoid any political confrontation […] Continue reading

    Mother of late Cuban dissident talks to lawmakers

    Posted on Tuesday, 07.12.11 Mother of late Cuban dissident talks to lawmakers Reina Luisa Tamayo met with members of Congress who heard her tell the story of her son — a Cuban dissident who died earlier this year following a long hunger strike against the communist regime.By James RosenMcClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The mother of […] Continue reading

    Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro

    Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro
    Humberto Fontova

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who also serves as chairperson for the
    Congressional Black Caucus, has composed an entreaty to President Obama
    for an end to the "embargo" on Cuba. "Mr. President: Lift the travel
    ban," reads the title of her post on The Hill's Congress Blog.

    "[W]e… Continue reading

    Cuba's opposition, on a plane to Spain

    Cuba's opposition, on a plane to Spain
    Analysis: After amnesty, a tough path for Castro opponents.
    By Nick Miroff
    Published: July 23, 2010 06:19 ET in The Americas

    HAVANA, Cuba — Just as the Cuban government's political opposition is
    getting out of jail, it seems to be at risk of disappearing altogether.

    Of the 52 political… Continue reading

    Cuba frees prisoners to improve image, economy

    Tuesday July 13, 2010
    Cuba frees prisoners to improve image, economy
    By Jeff Franks

    HAVANA (Reuters) – The Cuban government's surprising decision to free 52
    political prisoners enables President Raul Castro to reduce political
    friction both inside and outside Cuba, and focus on pulling the island
    out of financial crisis, Cubans and Cuba experts said.
    Cuba's… Continue reading

    Opening Cuba to travel a bailout for Castro

    Opening Cuba to travel a bailout for Castro
    12:00 AM 06/29/2010

    As the House Agriculture Committee prepares to vote Wednesday on a bill
    that would lift the travel ban on Cuba bolster the Castro regime with
    American tourism dollars, I remember the words of Alexander
    Solzhenitsyn, who wrote about the horrors of living in a Soviet… Continue reading

    500 Cuban Dissidents Send Letter in Support of Sanctions Policy

    500 Cuban Dissidents Send Letter in Support of Sanctions Policy

    WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ — Today, nearly 500 pro-democracy
    leaders from within Cuba have sent a letter to the House Agriculture
    Committee in OPPOSITION to Chairman Collin Peterson's legislation, H.R.
    4645, which seeks to ease tourism-travel and trade sanctions towards the
    Castro regime.

    In the letter,… Continue reading

    Leadership, at last, for Cuba's people

    Posted on Monday, 05.24.10
    Leadership, at last, for Cuba’s people
    OUR OPINION: Catholic Church can be a catalyst for change

    Finally, after a long silence, Cuba’s Catholic Church is taking a stand, calling on the Castro regime to free 26 political prisoners who are in failing health.

    About time.

    Cardinal Jaime Ortega and Santiago Archbishop Dionisio… Continue reading

    The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral

    The fight against racism in Cuba goes viral
    By Marlie Hall
    9:28 AM on 05/14/2010
    Tags: Afro Cubans, Cuba, Discrimination, Raul Castro

    Rosa Parks refused to stand. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack
    Obama won the presidential election. America' s plight for racial
    equality has had its struggles, its heroes and its progress. But… Continue reading

    Molina stands by 'my truth' about Cuba

    Addresses select audience to dodge violent hecklers

    Molina stands by 'my truth' about Cuba
    By Michael Soltys
    Herald staff

    After last month's violent incidents at the Book Fair, Cuban dissident
    Hilda Molina went "clandestine" yesterday in a discreet fourth-floor
    salon of a downtown hotel at an event organized by CADAL (the Centre for
    the Opening and… Continue reading

    Cubans united on need for change, says Roman Catholic cardinal Jaime Ortega

    April 21, 2010

    Cubans united on need for change, says Roman Catholic cardinal Jaime Ortega
    James Bone in New York

    Cuba's foremost Roman Catholic said that Cubans are growing impatient
    for change to address the island's worst crisis in more than a decade.

    Cardinal Jaime Ortega told the church newsletter Palabra Nueva (New
    Word) that Cubans… Continue reading

    Church warns Cuban leaders to heed call for change

    Church warns Cuban leaders to heed call for change
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    April 20, 2010 — Updated 1001 GMT (1801 HKT)

    * Cardinal Jaime Ortega: Cuba reeling from effects of 2008 hurricanes,
    economic downturn
    * He warned Cuba's president that citizens are clamoring for change
    * Urged Raul Castro to work toward normalization of… Continue reading

    Cuba is at a critical turning point.

    The End May Be Near
    Cuba is at a critical turning point.
    By Jorge Castañeda | NEWSWEEK
    Published Apr 16, 2010
    From the magazine issue dated Apr 26, 2010

    Since 1959, fortunes have been lost betting on the end of the Cuban
    revolution. Countless books, essays, articles, statements, and
    resolutions have predicted the fall of Fidel… Continue reading

    For Cubans, transition ahead

    For Cubans, transition ahead
    By Ted Mann
    Updated 03/28/2010 03:18 AM

    Still recovering from post-Cold War changes, the country seeks a new economic reality

    Reporter Ted Mann and photojournalist Sean D. Elliot traveled to Cuba last week with the Amistad, the reproduction schooner built at the Mystic Seaport. In 1839, the original Amistad was homeported in… Continue reading

    Truth about the travel ban

    Posted on Thursday, 03.04.10
    Truth about the travel ban
    BY MAURICIO CLAVER-CARONE
    www.uscubapac.com

    Every day there seems to be a new effort to lift U.S. sanctions toward
    Cuba, in particular the “travel ban.'' The latest is a bill by House
    Agriculture Committee Chairman Colin Peterson, of Minnesota, and U.S.
    Rep. Jerry Moran, of Kansas, supposedly aimed… Continue reading

    JAILED CUBAN JOURNALIST TO RECEIVE PEN BARBARA GOLDSMITH FREEDOM TO WRITE AWARD

    JAILED CUBAN JOURNALIST TO RECEIVE PEN/BARBARA GOLDSMITH FREEDOM TO
    WRITE AWARD
    2007-04-11. PEN American Center, www.pen.org

    New York, NY, April 10, 2007—PEN American Center today named Normando
    Hernández González, a Cuban writer and journalist who was arrested along
    with 74 other journalists and democracy and human rights activists in a
    March 2003 crackdown, as recipient of… Continue reading