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    Danger, Men At Work

    Danger, Men At Work 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 29 May 2017 — They call him “Manolo 440” because a few years ago he had an electrocution accident in a building under construction. He managed to survive and has since been given the nickname of the voltage that almost killed him. He was lucky, unlike the […] 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

    The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services

    The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 1 March 2017 — The corner of Galiano and Zanja is a hive of people at noon. The area’s private cafes sell everything from bread with croquettes to a complex meat lasagna, but the nearest state places […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump

    Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump Christopher Woody Donald Trump’s denunciations of Obama’s opening to Cuba while on the presidential campaign trail and his continued insistence on getting a “better deal” with the long isolated island nation have stirred worry that the president-elect will halt or […] Continue reading

    Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

    Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […] Continue reading

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor – Cuba needs to join the 21st Century

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor: Cuba needs to join the 21st Century NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor who spent five years in a Havana prison for providing the means for Cuban Jews to connect to the digital world, is in Miami to take part in a conference on how to expand the […] Continue reading

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA By Jon Lee Anderson , AUGUST 31, 2016 When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were able to see out their days in Moscow while it was still ruled by Communists, without fears […] 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

    ‘It was terrible’ – Alan Gross gives first interview after being

    ‘It was terrible’: Alan Gross gives first interview after being released from a Cuban prison By Ian Shapira November 30 at 12:13 PM It’s been nearly a year since Alan P. Gross was finally released from a Cuban prison. The Maryland man had been there for five years, on charges he was working in Cuba […] Continue reading

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] 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