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    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

    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

    Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak

    Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 23 Nov 2015 – 8:50 pm. The unstoppable wave of Cubans leaving the island, the largest migratory stampede since the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, is the most vivid illustration of the failure of the “revision of the socialist economic model,” dramatically discrediting those who […] Continue reading

    Cuba – Very big fuss over very small economy

    Cuba: Very big fuss over very small economy BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com President Barack Obama’s historic normalization talks with Cuba have brought about a lot of excitement in business circles, and hardly a day goes by without new reports of U.S. investors, lawyers and entrepreneurs flocking to the island. But I’m afraid most of them […] Continue reading

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope – how Cuba came in from the cold

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope: how Cuba came in from the cold The restoration of US relations with the Castro regime is seen by many as a triumph for Barack Obama. The story of how it happened is extraordinary @RobertsDan Sunday 26 April 2015 11.00 BST Behind the faded doors of what once ranked […] Continue reading

    Spy wars – a wilderness of mirrors in U.S.-Cuba swap

    Spy wars: a wilderness of mirrors in U.S.-Cuba swap BY GLENN GARVIN, JUAN O. TAMAYO AND PATRICIA MAZZEI GGARVIN@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/01/2015 8:33 PM 01/01/2015 8:33 PM More than two weeks have passed since the White House announced that it had traded three imprisoned Cuban intelligence officers — including one convicted of conspiracy to murder — for […] 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

    Cubans finding comfort, nostalgia in Russian products

    Cubans finding comfort, nostalgia in Russian products NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 11/14/2014 5:05 PM 11/14/2014 11:53 PM There are many things Cubans who fled the island prefer to forget, but not all memories have a bitter taste. For those who grew up during the 1970s and ’80s, childhood memories sometimes trigger cravings for carne rusa […] 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

    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

    Reforms in Cuba bypassed press freedom, says IAPA

    Reforms in Cuba bypassed press freedom, says IAPA Published on April 7, 2014 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), as one of a number of in-depth reviews of major press freedom developments in the past six months in each of the countries of the Americas, at its midyear meeting held in Barbados, […] Continue reading