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    The King, The President and The Dictator

    The King, The President and The Dictator 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish colony and a monarch has never sat in its imposing structure. The visit of Spain’s […] Continue reading

    The Secrets of Secretismo

    The Secrets of Secretismo 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 16 April 2017 — The term secretismo (secretiveness), to refer to the absence or delay of certain information of public interest in the Cuban official media, began to be used first among critics of the system, until it came to appear in the speeches of the highest officials […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s elderly adrift on the streets

    Cuba’s elderly adrift on the streets By: Mario J. Penton and Luz Escobar Posted: 04/2/2017 4:00 AM Miami Herald/Tribune News Service HAVANA — At 67, struggling against the challenges that come with aging and a meagre pension, Raquel — an engineer who in her own words was “formed by the Revolution” — survives by sifting […] Continue reading

    Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta

    Stephen Purvis o la vida de un extranjero en Cuba… hasta que la Seguridad toca a la puerta marzo 19, 2017 El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los pasaba en la piscina de un club en la playa. Pero el poderoso […] Continue reading

    Tras las rejas en Cuba

    Tras las rejas en Cuba Por Rafa -19 Marzo, 2017 Las desgracias de un ‘capitalista’ aprovechador que quiso hacer negocios en la isla de los Castro y le salió el tiro por la culata. El hogar de Purvis era una villa hermosa de los años 50, pronto llena con sus cuatro niños. Los sábados los […] Continue reading

    ‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

    ‘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

    She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging through Cuba’s trash

    She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging through Cuba’s trash BY MARIO J. PENTÓN Y LUZ ESCOBAR mpenton@elnuevoherald.com HAVANA At 67, struggling against the challenges that come with aging and a meager pension, Raquel, an engineer who in her own words was “formed by the Revolution,” survives by sifting through garbage […] Continue reading

    Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’

    Raúl Castro intensifica la ‘diplomacia de rehenes’ SOREN TRIFF | Boston | 4 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:17 CET. La ejecución extrajudicial del activista Hamell Santiago Maz Hernández es la señal escandalosa y brutal de que Raúl Castro activa la “diplomacia de rehenes” que pone la vida de un sector de la población en […] Continue reading

    Los libros prohibidos de la Feria

    Los libros prohibidos de la Feria Las obras trascedentes siempre resultan peligrosas y eso bien que lo saben los censores Viernes, febrero 10, 2017 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba.- La Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana y sus sagas provinciales serían un acontecimiento más importante si se realizaran debates donde todos los […] Continue reading

    Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion?

    Did the regime pay its creditors 5.29 billion? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Febrero de 2017 – 14:56 CET. The anxiety affecting the dictator and military higher-ups in charge of Cuba is palpable, eager to dispel their bad international reputation for non-payment, as they yearn to attract unwary foreign investors and […] Continue reading

    Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump

    Cubans anxious about change in US relations under Trump Trump threatened to remove embassy in Havana By: PATRICK OPPMANN Updated: Feb 04, 2017 12:22 AM CST HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) – As US President Donald Trump lashes out at US enemies and allies alike, many Cubans wonder which Trump they will face. Will it be the […] Continue reading