‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […] Continue reading
Cuba’s development priorities in the new landscape By Elena L. Pasquini @elenapasquini19 February 2016 Last month, the United States announced measures to further ease restrictions on Cuba — the latest in a series of amendments implemented since December 2014, when U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro divulged plans to resume diplomatic ties. […] Continue reading
Obama’s World: No People, Just Regimes 11:57 AM, JUL 16, 2015 • BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS Would George W. Bush have negotiated and signed the JCPOA with Iran? Even for those who (like me) worked in the Bush White House, that seems like a silly question. After all, who cares? Bush has been out of office […] Continue reading
Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading
December 1, 2014 3:07 pm Hopes rise for release of US contractor Alan Gross in Cuba jail Marc Frank in Havana Alan Gross completes his fifth year in a Cuban jail on Wednesday for alleged spying, and the 65-year old US contractor insists it will be his last behind bars. The signals sent in the […] Continue reading
Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi in UN Rights Council Educ By UN Watch (Bio and Archives) Thursday, November 7, 2013 GENEVA, – Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other “manifestly unworthy” countries running in next Tuesday’s election […] Continue reading
NGOs Release Report Urging EU & US to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba & Saudi Arabia By UN Watch Monday, November 4, 2013 Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uruguay are “Questionable” GENEVA, – As the U.N. prepares to elect 14 nations next week to its highest human rights body, a coalition of non-governmental human […] Continue reading
Change by Attrition: The Revolution Dies Hard / Antonio Rodiles Posted on July 24, 2013 From World Affairs By Antonio Rodiles Five years ago, hopes were high among Cuba watchers when Raúl Castro officially succeeded Fidel. There was particularly intense speculation about who would be named the next first vice president of the Council of […] Continue reading
Cuba – In Search of an »Orderly Transition« 26/09/2012 By Uwe Optenhoegel and Florian Pronold For the first time since the demise of the Eastern Bloc Cuba's socialist rulers are undertaking serious reform. However, the leadership lack...
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The Cuba Fallacy Lifting the U.S. embargo would not bring democracy to Havana. by Jaime Daremblum June 21, 2012 - 12:00 am Stop me if you've heard this before: "The U.S. embargo against Cuba is the single biggest reason that Washington and ...
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Despite Improved U.S. Relations With Cuba, Barriers to Progress RemainBy Catherine Cheney | 29 Feb 2012In the first high-level meeting between the United States and Cuba since former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with Cuban President Raul Castro in 2... [...] Continue reading