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    Memories of One December 10th

    Memories of One December 10th / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on May 30, 2014 Act I: The Barricade I notice the foul stench the moment I turn the corner and see the piles of garbage blocking the street. A pair of patrols is stationed, threateningly, half a block away. I keep walking as though it […] Continue reading

    Financiar la represión?

    Publicado el jueves, 05.29.14 ¿Financiar la represión? ANÓLAN PONCE “Los que niegan la libertad a los demás, no se la merecen ellos mismos” Abraham Lincoln La frase del Gran Emancipador es un claro mensaje al crisol de personalidades, entre ellos 15 cubanoamericanos, que este pasado 20 de mayo enviaron una carta al Presidente Obama pidiéndole […] Continue reading

    Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to lower barriers

    Cuba embargo under pressure as Obama urged to lower barriers By Bill Faries and David Lerman, Bloomberg News Bloomberg 11:20 p.m. CDT, May 29, 2014 MIAMI — A political consensus against trade with communist Cuba that has prevailed in Washington for half a century is showing signs of cracking. As the head of the U.S. […] Continue reading

    Todos se mueven, menos La Habana

    Todos se mueven, menos La Habana El eterno dilema entre ética y realismo político genera matrices de opinión muy polarizadas en el caso de Cuba JULIO ALEAGA PESANT, La Habana | Mayo 29, 2014 El Papa Juan Pablo II, durante su exitosa visita a Cuba en el lejano 1998 dijo “que Cuba se abra al […] Continue reading

    EEUU y los cambios en Cuba

    Publicado el miércoles, 05.28.14 EEUU y los cambios en Cuba MIRIAM LEIVA Durante ocho años en Cuba ocurren cambios lentos, limitados y contradictorios, pero es innegable que se mueve hacia delante. Estados Unidos puede contribuir a la apertura, con la ampliación de la exitosa política pueblo a pueblo iniciada en 2009 por la Administración Obama. […] Continue reading

    Joe Biden sobre las reformas en Cuba – “Deben ir acompañadas de una ampliación de derechos y libertades”

    Joe Biden sobre las reformas en Cuba: “Deben ir acompañadas de una ampliación de derechos y libertades” “La política de EE.UU respecto a Cuba se guía por el compromiso de apoyar el deseo del pueblo cubano de determinar libremente su propio futuro, impulsar los intereses estadounidenses y promover los valores universales”, explicó miércoles, mayo 28, […] Continue reading

    Biden to Cuban media – Alan Gross detention a key obstacle in diplomatic relations

    Biden to Cuban media: Alan Gross detention a key obstacle in diplomatic relations CNN’s Dana Davidsen (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden sat down with a Cuban media outlet – a significant move given the decades-long tension between the United States and Cuba since the countries ended diplomatic relations more than 50 years ago. In […] Continue reading

    Joe Biden Gives Interview to Cuba’s First Independent Digital News Site

    Joe Biden Gives Interview to Cuba’s First Independent Digital News Site By Kyle Munzenrieder Tue., May 27 2014 at 3:54 PM A week ago Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez launched 14yMedio, the first independent online media outlet in Cuba. Today it published its first big “get”: An interview with Vice President Joe Biden. The chat […] Continue reading

    Podemos actuar de forma creativa respecto a Cuba

    “Podemos actuar de forma creativa respecto a Cuba” Entrevista con el vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Washington | Mayo 27, 2014 El debate sobre sobre las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos está al rojo vivo a raíz de la publicación de una carta firmada por 40 personalidades de EE.UU. pidiéndole al […] Continue reading

    Cuba plans tentatively for life after a socialist Venezuela

    Cuba plans tentatively for life after a socialist Venezuela Raúl Castro is standing firm beside his embattled ally Nicolás Maduro, but painful memories of the Soviet collapse remain Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 27 May 2014 13.09 BST Raúl Castro, centre, continues to support Nicolás Maduro, but Cuba needs a plan B in case Venezuela changes political […] Continue reading

    Letter to Obama Sparks Controversy

    Letter to Obama Sparks Controversy / 14ymedio Posted on May 24, 2014 14ymedio, Havana | May 23, 2014 A letter published this week, signed by more than forty American personalities, asked Barack Obama to ease measures toward Cuba. In an unusual gesture of consensus, former senior U.S. politicians, military, analysts and businessmen advocate relaxing the […] Continue reading