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    2017 ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba

    2017: ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. December 29, 2016 For 10 years, Raúl has benefited a lot from having Fidel around. Fidel always showed up at the big celebrations or wrote a column. Forget that. It won’t be pretty in 2017, as we see in this report from the AP: Castro must […] Continue reading

    U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes

    U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Obama administration “has no intention” of releasing or swapping jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes, according to a letter sent by the U.S. Department of State to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Aug. 19 letter, […] Continue reading

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected By Nick Miroff April 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — Great technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launched his Cuban start-up, Ingenius. And like Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the 1930s, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak […] Continue reading

    The Economic Impact of Obama’s Measures

    The Economic Impact of Obama’s Measures / 14ymedio, Luis R. Luis Posted on February 10, 2015 14ymedio, LUIS R. LUIS, Washington, 13 January, 2015 — The measures announced by President Barack Obama will have a moderately positive effect on the economy of Cuba. Preliminary estimates of additional revenue to be generated by these measures place […] Continue reading

    Hope In Change Is Not a Valid Doctrine

    Sebastian Arcos – Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University (FIU) Hope In Change Is Not a Valid Doctrine Posted: 01/10/2015 10:41 am EST Updated: 01/10/2015 10:59 am EST It was not my intention to turn this essay into a critique of President Obama’s foreign policy, mainly because I wanted to […] Continue reading

    The situation of religious liberty in Cuba

    The situation of religious liberty in Cuba / Mario Lleonart Posted on January 9, 2015 The delegation from Instituto Patmos, invited by United for Human Rights to the celebration of the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During all of 2014 this blog, Cubano Confesante, I examined the best part of the […] Continue reading

    Obama’s deal with Cuba just got much worse for those who want Cuba’s political prisoners freed

    Obama’s deal with Cuba just got much worse for those who want Cuba’s political prisoners freed Jan. 8, 2015 2:49pm Pete Kasperowicz A State Department spokeswoman claimed Thursday that Cuba’s promise to release 53 political prisoners was not part of the broad agreement reached in December about how to rebuild relations between the U.S. and […] Continue reading

    Sen. Marco Rubio says Castros, not embargo, reason Cubans don’t have Internet

    Sen. Marco Rubio says Castros, not embargo, reason Cubans don’t have Internet BY LAUREN CARROLL AND STEVE CONTORNOPOLITIFACT 12/26/2014 3:49 PM 12/26/2014 3:51 PM MOSTLY TRUE: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is right that the Cuban government has nearly complete control over the Internet, keeping millions of Cubans from getting access, says PolitiFact Florida. J. SCOTT […] Continue reading

    Cubans finding comfort, nostalgia in Russian products

    Cubans finding comfort, nostalgia in Russian products NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 11/14/2014 5:05 PM 11/14/2014 11:53 PM There are many things Cubans who fled the island prefer to forget, but not all memories have a bitter taste. For those who grew up during the 1970s and ’80s, childhood memories sometimes trigger cravings for carne rusa […] Continue reading

    An Update on the ‘Reforms’ in Cuba

    October 18, 2014 An Update on the ‘Reforms’ in Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. We keep hearing about all of those reforms in Cuba. Even the NY Times is now promoting an end to the embargo because of the reforms. Here is the truth: reforms in Cuba are a farce! Just ask Reverend Mario Felix […] Continue reading

    The NY Times is wrong about the Cuba embargo again

    The NY Times is wrong about the Cuba embargo again By Silvio Canto, Jr. October 16, 2014 Our friends at The New York Times decided to reprint the same long list of reasons for ending the U.S. embargo on the Castro regime in Cuba. We heard the same tired arguments that lifting the embargo will […] Continue reading