Cuba is in trouble Economic reforms have stalled — and Cubans are running out of patience Jonathan Manthorpe Foreign Policy Under the Castro brothers’ brand of feudal Marxism, Cuba has always needed a sugar daddy. It hasn’t helped the island’s economic well-being, of course, that since Fidel and Raul Castro captured the island in 1959 […] Continue reading
LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading
Left-Wing Magazine Plans Posh Trip To Castro’s Cuba BLAKE NEFF Reporter 11:24 AM 07/11/2015 The Nation, one of America’s premier left-wing magazines, is advertising a trip to Communist Cuba where it touts that visitors will be able to meet spies who helped kill Americans. An email sent out Friday invites loyal friends of The Nation […] Continue reading
Spy wars: a wilderness of mirrors in U.S.-Cuba swap BY GLENN GARVIN, JUAN O. TAMAYO AND PATRICIA MAZZEI GGARVIN@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/01/2015 8:33 PM 01/01/2015 8:33 PM More than two weeks have passed since the White House announced that it had traded three imprisoned Cuban intelligence officers — including one convicted of conspiracy to murder — for […] Continue reading
Swap to free Alan Gross depends on Obama, “Cuban Five” spy says Published June 02, 2014 EFE The release of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison depends solely on the “political will” of President Barack Obama, a Havana spy who spent more than 15 years behind bars in the United States said […] Continue reading
City may join effort to free man in Cuban jail BY GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff firstname.lastname@example.org At a time when the White House has softened American travel restrictions to Cuba, a former contractor says he is trapped in a Cold War-era prison sentence that is killing him slowly. Alan Gross, 65, is serving a 15-year […] Continue reading
Cuban agent released from U.S. prison gets hero’s welcome BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:04pm EST (Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro and top leaders of the Cuban government and Communist Party greeted a Cuban intelligence agent with a hero’s welcome upon his return to Havana on Friday, a day after his […] Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 02.27.14 Second member of Cuban Five spy ring freed from U.S. prison BY JAY WEAVER JWEAVER@MIAMIHERALD.COM A second member of the “Cuban Five,” the Castro-directed spy ring that infiltrated South Florida military installations and the exile community in the wake of the Cold War, was released from federal prison Thursday and was […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 07.31.12 Cuba charges Spaniard in dissident Paya's death By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA -- Cuba has charged a Spanish citizen with the equivalent of vehicular manslaughter in a car accident that killed prominent disside...
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And the Police Arrived, Yes Sir / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Translator: Unstated While I'm a Cuban author, sometimes I would love to be the political police. Only they have all the information, omniscience obtained by lega...
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And then there were fourOct 9th 2011, 16:55 by D.A. | MIAMI
BOTH the United States and Cuba have taken a hard line on punishing each others' alleged spies. In March Cuba sentenced Alan Gross, an employee of… Continue reading