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    Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

    Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

    Alan Gross – Castro era un ‘brutal hijo de puta’ pero el acercamiento debe continuar

    Alan Gross: Castro era un ‘brutal hijo de puta’ pero el acercamiento debe continuar DDC | Miami | 28 de Noviembre de 2016 – 14:43 CET. Alan Gross, el excontratista estadounidense que pasó cinco años preso en Cuba, dice que espera que la muerte de Fidel Castro alivie parte de la ira y el temor […] Continue reading

    Incertidumbre domina la futura relación EEUU-Cuba

    Incertidumbre domina la futura relación EEUU-Cuba Associated Press WASHINGTON El fallecimiento de Fidel Castro elimina la que durante muchos años fue la única barrera psicológica para una relación más cercana entre Estados Unidos y Cuba. Pero se suma también a la incertidumbre que rodea a la transición del gobierno de Barack Obama al de Donald […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

    Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […] Continue reading

    Cuba y Estados Unidos terminan con su ‘Guerra Fría’

    Cuba y Estados Unidos terminan con su ‘Guerra Fría’ El cambio de percepción en los estadounidenses, la pérdida de influencia en América Latina y la necesidad económica de Cuba han motivado este histórico giro de guion. E.B. / 22-11-2016 • 12:05 El 20 de julio de 2015, Estados Unidos y Cuba restablecieron formalmente las relaciones […] Continue reading

    Strangling us at the waist

    Strangling us at the waist ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 18 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:32 CET. More than 20 years ago in Havana a friend and colleague of mine portrayed the regime’s incessant calls for austerity with an unforgettable image that I have never forgotten: “Boy, if we keep tightening our […] Continue reading

    Pro-engagement group toasts with Cuban rum, prepares for uphill battle on future policy

    Pro-engagement group toasts with Cuban rum, prepares for uphill battle on future policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com WASHINGTON, D.C. Amid the clinking glasses of Havana Club and uplifting speeches, the smiles of the invited guests at this gala could barely conceal the underlying concerns following Donald Trump’s electoral victory. The gathering at the posh […] Continue reading

    Grupos que favorecen acercamiento a Cuba intentan poner buena cara al mal tiempo

    Grupos que favorecen acercamiento a Cuba intentan poner buena cara al mal tiempo NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com WASHINGTON, D.C. Tras los brindis con ron Havana Club y los discursos motivadores, las sonrisas de los invitados apenas podían ocultar la preocupación a unos días de la elección de Donald Trump. En el elegante The Hamilton, en […] Continue reading

    Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy

    Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope’s call for mercy Cuba has pardoned 787 convicts in response to Pope Francis’ Holy Year call to all heads of state for acts of clemency, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma reported on Tuesday. Those pardoned include women, youths, people who are ill and “other categories,” according to Granma. […] Continue reading

    In Cuban Piñata, Military Picks Up Five-Star Hotels

    In Cuban Piñata, Military Picks Up Five-Star Hotels / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 9 November 2016 – The control exercised by the Cuban military over a sector as critical as tourism was common knowledge. However, the recent International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2016) uncovered that the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) is not […] Continue reading

    Is Castroism reformable?

    Is Castroism reformable? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:05 CET. When Mikhail Gorbachev launched the reforms known as perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness, transparency) he did not do so with the idea of ??doing away with the Soviet Union, but just the opposite: to save it from […] Continue reading