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    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US

    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press December 28, 2016 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a plunge in aid from Venezuela overwhelmed a surge in tourism set off by detente with […] Continue reading

    2017 ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba

    2017: ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. December 29, 2016 For 10 years, Raúl has benefited a lot from having Fidel around. Fidel always showed up at the big celebrations or wrote a column. Forget that. It won’t be pretty in 2017, as we see in this report from the AP: Castro must […] Continue reading

    Cuba faces deep financial woes

    Cuba faces deep financial woes Tourism increase is great hope in 2017. HAVANA (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future. Like so many other Cubans, the 42-year-old state photography shop employee was thrilled with the president’s vision of restored […] Continue reading

    Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017

    Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017 Castro must manage economic and diplomatic challenges during a year of transition Published: 16:15 December 26, 2016 AP Havana: Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future. Like so many other Cubans, the […] Continue reading

    Cuban government, dissidents, move battle to the internet

    Cuban government, dissidents, move battle to the internetBy Shasta Darlington, CNNFebruary 17, 2011 -- Updated 1624 GMT (0024 HKT)STORY HIGHLIGHTS* A leaked video appears to show an intelligence briefing about the internet* The lecturer says the govern... Continue reading

    U.S.- Cuban Relations Ease Another Notch

    U.S.- Cuban Relations Ease Another NotchHow Black Flags and a News Ticker Caused a Diplomatic Dust-upBy MARC FRANKHAVANA Feb. 11, 2011Cuba has stopped flying black flags in front of theU.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, the latest steptowards dismantli... Continue reading

    Compounding an Injustice in Cuba

    Compounding an Injustice in CubaFourteen months after he was arrested by Cuban authorities while working to bring greater Internet access to civil society groups on the island, the other shoe has dropped on American contractor Alan Gross.02-09-2011Four... Continue reading

    Will Cuba be the next Egypt?

    Wall Street Journal:Will Cuba be the next Egypt?6. February 2011 22:38Feb. 7 - Article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Monday's Wall Street Journal.The most striking difference between the two countries is Internet access.Developments in Egypt ove... Continue reading

    White House Condemns Prosecution of American Alan Gross in Cuba

    White House Condemns Prosecution of American Alan Gross in CubaHope for improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba suffered a setback this week as the White House condemned the island nation's plan to prosecute an American contractor, apparently ... Continue reading

    Petitions urge Gross’ release

    Petitions urge Gross’ release 12/15/2010 11:00:00 AM

    Rabbi David Shneyer, two petitions in hand urging Cuba to release a Jewish American prisoner, led a handful of congregants to the Cuban Interests Section on Friday, but was unable to drop off… Continue reading