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Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit

Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and Mexican and U.S. Cabinet members to town this week. Sources have told the Miami Herald […] Continue reading

The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola

The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […] Continue reading

Prison, death, exile – Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba

Prison, death, exile: Outcomes of peaceful opposition to a communist Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com There are 44 years of dissidence between Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and street protester Sara Martha Fonseca, four and a half decades of peaceful opposition to a communist system that jails people for […] 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

Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father

Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of
Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio), 8 September 2016 – From Puerto Rico, the daughter of
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas called today on the international
community to… Continue reading

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike”

Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” /
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If
you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a… Continue reading

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers By Elizabeth Llorente Published August 16, 2016Fox News Latino Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is on the fourth week of a hunger strike, and his health continues to deteriorate, his mother told Fox News Latino in a telephone interview from Cuba. Fariñas started his hunger […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Internationally-known Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is growing gravely weak from a two-week-old hunger strike to protest human rights abuses while the Catholic Church has emerged as a possible mediator between the opposition leader and the government of Raúl Castro. […] Continue reading

Chronology – Ten Years Without Fidel Castro

Chronology: Ten Years Without Fidel Castro / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 31 July 2016 – Since the proclamation in which Fidel
Castro temporarily delegated power on 31 July 2006, the former president
has met with two popes, has received visits several… Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem just a little closer as Havana prepares to host an American president for the first time in almost ninety years. “No American […] Continue reading

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip

In Cuba and U.S., Expectations Are Mixed on Obama’s Historic Trip
by SANDRA LILLEY , JOHN BRECHER and CARMEN SESIN

The 90 miles separating the island of Cuba from the United States seem
just a little closer as Havana prepares… 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

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… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit

Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit
BY JOSHUA GOODMAN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS
04/08/2015 9:00 PM 04/08/2015 9:59 PM

PANAMA CITY
About 100 supporters of Cuba’s government aggressively heckled
dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum… Continue reading