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    Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

    Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

    New trade-regulation debate – Should the U.S. share intelligence withCuba?

    New trade-regulation debate: Should the U.S. share intelligence with Cuba? BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s new 12-page directive on trade and travel to Cuba, widely heralded for its elimination of limits on Americans’ purchases of cigars and rum, contains a largely unnoticed provision that has alarmed Cuban-Americans in South Florida. It instructs […] Continue reading

    Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross

    Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 September 2016 — The last day of Cuba Internet Freedom Forum (CIF), which is meeting in Miami this week and was attended by dozens of experts in the use of networks, explored the importance of recognizing […] 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

    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

    Former-Cuban prisoner says he would return to Cuba if welcome

    Former-Cuban prisoner says he would return to Cuba if welcome Ashley Yore 6:21 PM, Apr 19, 2016 As many of you are thinking about visiting Cuba, Alan Gross had a very different experience there. “I saw that magnificent plane, and there it said, right printed right on there beautiful, the United States of America. I […] Continue reading

    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

    Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 1139 GMT (1939 HKT) March 21, 2016 Story highlights The presidential trip to Havana is the culmination of a three-year effort to restore ties to the island The regime in Havana has shown little movement toward improving […] 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

    Castros have no power nor relevance to Cuba’s future – Alan Gross

    Alan Gross: Castros have no power nor relevance to Cuba’s future Published January 23, 2016 EFE By Lucia Leal U.S. citizen Alan Gross believes the Castro brothers no longer hold the reins of power in Cuba, nor are they relevant to the island’s future, and he would like to visit again the country where he […] Continue reading