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    Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves

    Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 11:27:02 HAVANA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cuba will conclude its current tobacco harvest with almost 30,000 tons of leaves, which is expected to increase incomes of one of the island’s main exports and have a positive impact on its […] Continue reading

    Cuba Kills Another Dissident

    Cuba Kills Another Dissident After Obama’s detente: More tourists on the island and more repression. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady March 5, 2017 5:08 p.m. ET Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons. The remarkable […] Continue reading

    Missile that turned up in Cuba ignites backlash

    Missile that turned up in Cuba ignites backlash Missile did not contain explosives Concern: Cuba could share technology with U.S. enemies Sen. Marco Rubio says Congress should have been informed MIAMI HERALD STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON A dummy U.S. Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014 as the United States […] Continue reading

    Russia’s Direct Fund Interested in Cuba Deals as Economy Expands

    Russia’s Direct Fund Interested in Cuba Deals as Economy Expands Zainab Fattah December 6, 2015 — 7:31 AM CET Updated on December 6, 2015 — 1:16 PM CET Russian Direct Investment Fund, which partners with global investors on equity deals at home, said it’s interested in investing in countries where it sees strong potential for […] Continue reading

    Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress

    Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress By Guy Taylor – The Washington Times – Monday, June 8, 2015 President Obama’s policy shift on Cuba could soon lead to the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, but analysts and congressional insiders say it could be years before the decades-old embargo on […] Continue reading

    Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities

    Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities By FRANCES ROBLESDEC. 21, 2014 MIAMI — It was a routine Saturday morning, almost two years after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, when Lois and Roy Schechter went to check on their tobacco farm 100 miles west of their home in Havana. The American couple encountered soldiers posted outside […] Continue reading

    Should American Taxpayers Help Fund Cuba’s Media?

    Should American Taxpayers Help Fund Cuba’s Media? July 3, 2014 by Humberto Fontova “Everything within the Revolution, nothing outside of it.” (Fidel Castro speech, June, 1961.) “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” (Benito Mussolini, Doctrine of Fascism, 1932.) In his famous speech on June 16, 1961 Fidel Castro, whose […] Continue reading

    Wife of American jailed in Cuba asks Obama ‘to intervene personally’

    Wife of American jailed in Cuba asks Obama ‘to intervene personally’ By Agence France-Presse Thursday, May 1, 2014 20:20 EDT The wife of an American serving a 15-year term in a Cuban prison demanded Thursday that President Barack Obama personally intervene for his safe return. Alan Gross, who turns 65 on Friday, was arrested in […] Continue reading

    Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics

    Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics Experts: Socialist regime trying to enhance its legitimacy BY: Daniel Wiser March 5, 2014 6:04 pm Cuba’s socialist regime continues to engage in widespread manipulation of its health care statistics to enhance its legitimacy abroad, experts say. The issue of Cuba’s health care record came up again recently after Sen. […] Continue reading

    Report says Cuban economic growth hasn’t quickened despite reforms

    Posted on Monday, 07.01.13 Report says Cuban economic growth hasn’t quickened despite reforms BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba said Monday its economy will grow by no more than 3 percent this year, about the same as in 2012 but far short of the 3.6 percent goal and another indication that ruler Raúl Castro’s reforms […] Continue reading

    Smuggling Satellite Dishes into Cuba

    Smuggling Satellite Dishes into Cuba May 20, 2013 Revisiting “Operation Surf” Tracey Eaton (alongthemalecon.com) HAVANA TIMES — An Internet freedom activist linked to the smuggling of satellite dishes to Cuba said he wouldn’t feel safe going back to the island “until the situation changes there.” “The security threats are real,” Robert Guerra said Thursday. “It’s […] Continue reading