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    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading

    LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

    LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading

    Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions

    Obama’s trip to Cuba provokes strong emotions Obama will make the first visit by a sitting president in nearly 90 years Major issues still separate the two countries But progress has been made since rapprochement announced Dec. 17, 2014 BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Symbolic, an effort to burnish his legacy and prevent his Cuba policies […] Continue reading

    Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit?

    Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 4 Mar 2016 – 12:56 pm. Imagine thousands of Cubans —members of the CDR, the Territorial Militia Troops and even the Communist Party— spontaneously clapping and cheering the US President while he strolls, smiling, through the streets of Havana, accompanied by Raúl […] Continue reading

    The Foreign Investment Law – A Litany of Squandered Opportunities

    The Foreign Investment Law: A Litany of Squandered Opportunities DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 11 Mar 2016 – 8:56 pm. Entitled “Inversión extranjera, puntal para el desarrollo (Foreign investment, Key to Development” on Friday, March 4, 2016, the daily paper Granma published a conversation between journalists Sheyla Delgado and Óscar Sanchez with Déborah Rivas, […] Continue reading

    CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS

    CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] Continue reading

    5 Facts About Radio Martí

    Cuba News Radio Highlights: 5 Facts About Radio Martí By Alisha McDarris | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 12:29 PM Radio Martí offers news, commentary, and entertainment for Cubans, by Cubans, from America. Seven days a week the station broadcasts “unbiased, objective information to all Cubans,” according to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent, yet […] 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

    U.S.-Cuba relations – A year of change

    U.S.-Cuba relations: A year of change First anniversary of new relationship is Dec. 17 Symbolic and tangible changes mark the year Much work remains before there is a normal relationship BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the year since the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement began, some things have seemed to move at warp speed, but others have smacked […] Continue reading

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’ By Fenit Nirappil December 16 at 2:43 PM As a prisoner of the Cuban government for five years, Alan Gross walked 10,000 steps a day to pass the time and preserve his strength. Now, a year after his release, his daily […] Continue reading

    Keep the Cuban Adjustment Act, but clamp down on its abusers

    Keep the Cuban Adjustment Act, but clamp down on its abusers ‘The spirit of the CAA continues to be relevant’ Many Cubans risk their safety and their lives to escape Some come to reap U.S. benefits and return to island BY CARLOS CURBELO In 1965, one year before signing the Cuban Adjustment Act into law, […] Continue reading