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    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

    U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes

    U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Obama administration “has no intention” of releasing or swapping jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes, according to a letter sent by the U.S. Department of State to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Aug. 19 letter, […] Continue reading

    Medals and synecdoches

    Medals and synecdoches MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 23 de Agosto de 2016 – 13:41 CEST. Before getting to the heart of this article, I must warn the reader that I am one of those “bad patriots” who rejoice at every defeat suffered by athletes from his country in every athletic competition, because I have […] Continue reading

    Backlash in Cuba

    Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

    Speculation rises over possible swap of Cuba spy for American fugitive

    Speculation rises over possible swap of Cuba spy for American fugitive Unconfirmed reports suggest the United States and Cuba are considering a high-profile prisoner swap: jailed Cuba spy Ana Belén Montes in exchange for longtime American fugitive Joanne Chesimard. NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An unprecented trip to Havana on Wednesday by American officials from various […] Continue reading

    Former Cuban Prisoner Rights Violations Remain

    Former Cuban Prisoner: Human-Rights Violations Remain Armando Valladares 9:25 AM ET Armando Valladares is the author of Against All Hope, about the 22 years he spent as a prisoner in Castro’s gulags. Despite renewed ties with the U.S. Many of the Damas de Blanco—Cuba’s infamous wives, mothers and daughters of jailed political dissidents—were recently detained […] Continue reading

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading

    LETTER TO OBAMA – MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA – RSF

    LETTER TO OBAMA: MAKE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION PRIORITIES IN CUBA PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016. Next week, President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, the first sitting President of the United States to do so since 1928. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written an open letter to President Obama asking […] Continue reading

    Why Five Years in Cuban Prison Sold Alan Gross on Obama’s Visit

    Why Five Years in Cuban Prison Sold Alan Gross on Obama’s Visit Margaret Talev March 11, 2016 — 11:00 AM CET It took five years, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, and the exchange of three Cuban spies to get Alan Gross, gaunt and broken-toothed, out of a Havana prison. But 15 months after his return […] Continue reading

    Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba

    Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba The Associated Press by WILLIAM BIGELOW 20 Feb 2016 On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI arrested Bart Hernandez, an agent who has represented Cuban baseball stars, including Jose Abreu, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler and Leonys Martin, on charges of human smuggling. The […] Continue reading

    CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS

    CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] Continue reading