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    F.A.C.E. Obama’s Cuba move is misguided

    F.A.C.E.: Obama’s Cuba move is misguided 12/21/2014 2:00 PM 12/22/2014 7:15 PM What’s next for the Cuban people? F.A.C.E., Facts About Cuban Exiles, usually does not enter the strictly political arena, but as its name implies, it is an organization that aims to tell the truth. President Obama, in his broadcast to the nation, dedicated […] Continue reading

    We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba

    We Shall Fight to the End for the Liberty of Cuba / Cubanet, Ernesto Garcia Diaz Posted on December 19, 2014 Leaders of the opposition call Obama’s reconciliation with the Cuban government a “betrayal” during a press conference in Havana Cubanet, Ernesto García Díaz, Havana, 18 December 2014 — From the headquarters of the Estado […] Continue reading

    Obama’s decision, pro and con

    Obama’s decision, pro and con 12/18/2014 7:10 PM 12/18/2014 7:10 PM President Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship’s demise. Critics of the accord should explain why they believe a policy that has failed miserably for half a century could ever work. What is […] Continue reading

    In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

    In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and NICK MADIGANDEC. 17, 2014 MIAMI — From the raucous cafecito counter at Versailles Restaurant, the city’s Cuban touchstone, to the noisy streets in and beyond Little Havana, Miami’s Cuban exiles and immigrants expressed astonishment over the seismic news that the United […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] Continue reading

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine UCSD-based think tank sponsors tour of Fidel’s food and politics By Matt Potter, Dec. 4, 2014 As rumors of an impending thaw in relations with Cuba make the rounds, some well-heeled tourists affiliated with a UCSD-related think tank had planned to set off this weekend on a seven-day, $6100-a-person haute […] Continue reading

    Alan Gross – The key to a US-Cuba thaw

    Alan Gross: The key to a US-Cuba thaw By Barbara Plett Usher BBC state department correspondent It’s been exactly five years since the US government contractor Alan Gross was arrested in Havana, dashing hopes amongst anti-embargo advocates that President Barack Obama would make a bold move on Cuba policy. But a forthcoming regional summit has […] Continue reading

    Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice?

    Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice? By Ray Sanchez, Elise Labott and Patrick Oppmann, CNN November 7, 2014 — Updated 2343 GMT (0743 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alan Gross’ imprisonment in Cuba is major impediment to better relations with Havana Cuba says Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor, tried to destabilize its government Reforms in […] Continue reading

    Obama Could Lift Sanctions Against Cuba After Next Week’s Election, Says Congressman

    Obama Could Lift Sanctions Against Cuba After Next Week’s Election, Says Congressman By Michael E. Miller Mon., Oct. 27 2014 at 9:00 AM The Cuban expression “mañana, mañana.” is often interpreted by Anglos as an excuse for laziness. In fact, the saying speaks volumes about its island of origin. In a country that has been […] Continue reading

    Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz

    Interview with Diario de Cuba Editor Pablo Diaz October 14, 2014 “You can’t do good journalism if you’re thinking in terms of Left or Right.” By Yusimi Rodríguez HAVANA TIMES — Diario de Cuba (DDC) was born at a Starbucks in Madrid in 2009. Its creators, Pablo Diaz (editor in chief) and a group of […] Continue reading

    Detention of Jewish contractor blocking US-Cuba thaw, Clinton writes

    Detention of Jewish contractor blocking US-Cuba thaw, Clinton writes In soon-to-be-released book, former secretary of state says Havana’s refusal to release Alan Gross is a ‘tragedy’ for detente BY AP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF June 6, 2014, 9:35 am Efforts to ease decades of US-Cuba tensions were stymied by the detention of Jewish American […] Continue reading