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    A new sponsor for Castro?

    A new sponsor for Castro? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST. The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN General Assembly to condemn the US trade embargo against Cuba. This time, however, Havana harbors […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s development priorities in the new landscape

    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

    Fooling everyone, all the time?

    Fooling everyone, all the time? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 23 Dic 2015 – 4:49 pm. General Raúl Castro’s government is lying when it claims that in 2015 the Cuban economy grew 4%, which would be eight times more than the 0.3% to 0.5% that the ECLAC estimates for average growth in the […] Continue reading

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros February 04, 2015 12:00 am • MONA CHAREN Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. He wants us to lift the trade embargo, remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terror and give Cuba the U.S. naval base at […] Continue reading

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year BY SUSAN CRABTREE | JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 AM Travel by members of Congress to Cuba shot up last year ahead of President Obama’s December executive action normalizing relations with the island nation. Thirteen Democratic House members traveled to Havana in 2014 on at least three separate […] Continue reading

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014

    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

    Fabiola Santiago – Sound bites don’t capture maturity of Cuban exiles

    Fabiola Santiago: Sound bites don’t capture maturity of Cuban exiles BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/18/2014 7:01 PM 12/18/2014 8:50 PM Ours is a weary exile community, molded by decades of searing losses and dashed hopes. In this Miami — “a profoundly American city, a place that reminds us of what Cuban people can achieve,” as […] Continue reading

    Dissidents feel betrayed, abandoned

    Dissidents feel betrayed, abandoned BY FRANK CALZON CUBACENTER.ORG 12/18/2014 7:01 PM 12/18/2014 7:01 PM Americans rejoice that an American hostage has been freed from a Cuban prison. For five years, Raúl Castro bartered Alan Gross for the release of Cubans convicted of spying on U.S. military bases. In the end, President Obama struck the deal […] Continue reading

    Has D-Day Arrived?

    Has D-Day Arrived? YOANI SÁNCHEZ, La Habana | Diciembre 17, 2014 Today has been one of those days we imagine a thousand ways, but never as it finally happened. You prepare for a date on which you can celebrate the end, hug your friends who return home, wave a flag in the middle of the […] Continue reading

    Hopes rise for release of US contractor Alan Gross in Cuba jail

    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

    Time for an evolution in U.S. policy on Cuba

    Time for an evolution in U.S. policy on Cuba By Katrina vanden Heuvel, Tuesday, June 10, 2:00 PM The sad irony of U.S.-Cuban relations is that Cuba, under the leadership of 83-year-old Raúl Castro, is changing rapidly, and the United States, despite President Obama’s promises of a “new beginning,” remains largely frozen in a self-destructive […] Continue reading