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    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected By Nick Miroff April 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — Great technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launched his Cuban start-up, Ingenius. And like Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the 1930s, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak […] Continue reading

    5 Facts Obama Must Reconcile on Cuba’s Terrorism Designation

    5 Facts Obama Must Reconcile on Cuba’s Terrorism Designation Mauricio Claver-Carone – Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. Posted: 03/19/2015 1:14 pm EDT Updated: 03/19/2015 1:59 pm EDT Cuba’s Raul Castro regime has made it clear in recent weeks that “normalizing” relations with the United States hinges on removing the designation of that island […] Continue reading

    Normalizing Relations With Cuba -The Unfinished Agenda

    Normalizing Relations With Cuba: The Unfinished Agenda BY WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE 1/30/15 AT 4:48 PM On January 22, U.S. and Cuban diplomats concluded the first round of talks to implement President Barack Obama’s and President Raúl Castro’s decision to normalize bilateral relations. A second round of talks is scheduled for February. Much of the first […] Continue reading

    Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

    Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access. […] Continue reading

    Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN ASSOCIATED PRESS 01/26/2015 11:16 AM 01/26/2015 11:16 AM HAVANA Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in […] Continue reading

    U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

    U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks BY LESLEY WROUGHTON AND MARC FRANK WASHINGTON/HAVANA Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:04pm EST (Reuters) – The United States will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions on U.S. diplomats and agree to opening embassies in historic talks on restoring relations this week in Havana, […] Continue reading

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading

    Sen. Marco Rubio says Castros, not embargo, reason Cubans don’t have Internet

    Sen. Marco Rubio says Castros, not embargo, reason Cubans don’t have Internet BY LAUREN CARROLL AND STEVE CONTORNOPOLITIFACT 12/26/2014 3:49 PM 12/26/2014 3:51 PM MOSTLY TRUE: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is right that the Cuban government has nearly complete control over the Internet, keeping millions of Cubans from getting access, says PolitiFact Florida. J. SCOTT […] 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

    President’s failure to lead

    President’s failure to lead BY CARLOS CURBELO WWW.CARLOSCURBELO.COM 12/23/2014 8:12 PM 12/23/2014 8:12 PM In my campaign to represent Florida’s 26th Congressional District in the U.S. House, I pledged that when discussing U.S.-Cuba policy, I would do so from my perspective as a proud U.S.-born citizen, seeking to advance our country’s interests, independent of my […] Continue reading

    Historic agreement expands visiting rights to Cuba — and more

    Historic agreement expands visiting rights to Cuba — and more BY AMY SHERMAN POLITIFACT FLORIDA 12/19/2014 1:08 PM 12/19/2014 1:08 PM In a historic move, President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 that the United States will begin talks with Cuba on normalizing relations after five decades and re-open an embassy in Havana. The announcement […] Continue reading