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    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law

    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez ?is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who will be leading his third pilgrimage to Cuba for a papal visit this month, says it’s no accident that Pope Francis chose to go to Cuba before a three-city visit to the United States. With the […] Continue reading

    In ‘historic step,’ Obama announces full diplomatic relations with Cuba

    In ‘historic step,’ Obama announces full diplomatic relations with Cuba BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July 20. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, he called […] Continue reading

    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] 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

    Cuba detains fewer dissidents following detente with U.S.

    Cuba detains fewer dissidents following detente with U.S. BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Mon Feb 2, 2015 2:51pm EST (Reuters) – Cuban police detained 178 opposition activists in January, the lowest monthly total in more than four years as Cuba entered talks with the United States to restore diplomatic relations, a dissident human rights organization said […] Continue reading

    Rubio Criticizes Obama’s SOTU Call to End Cuba Embargo

    Rubio Criticizes Obama’s SOTU Call to End Cuba Embargo The president’s call to end the embargo with Cuba met criticism from both parties. By Tom Risen Jan. 21, 2015 | 3:40 p.m. EST + More President Barack Obama called for Congress to end the U.S. embargo against Cuba during his State of the Union speech, […] Continue reading

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates

    Talk to Cuba’s democracy advocates BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 01/19/2015 5:06 PM 01/19/2015 5:06 PM This week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Havana to continue negotiations with the Cuban authorities. We wish her Godspeed, and hope that besides talking with her Cuban counterparts, Ms. Jacobson will meet […] Continue reading

    Where Are Cuba’s Political Prisoners?

    Where Are Cuba’s Political Prisoners? Fifty-three of those jailed by the Castros were supposed to have been freed in the Obama deal. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Jan. 4, 2015 5:47 p.m. ET Who and where are the 53 Cuban political prisoners that President Obama promised would be freed by Havana as part of a deal […] Continue reading

    Castro foes not ready to quit

    Castro foes not ready to quit By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 4, 2015 TAMPA — Day after day for four months, Roberto Pizano was marched from inside a prison to a pond holding human waste from a tuberculosis hospital nearby. As punishment for his crimes against the revolution of Fidel Castro, Pizano […] Continue reading