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    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

    In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control

    In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control By Karen DeYoung February 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — When Cuba was hit with rolling blackouts a decade ago, Fidel Castro decided to save energy by ordering everyone on the island to switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting. Millions, perhaps billions, of bulbs were ordered […] Continue reading

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year BY SUSAN CRABTREE | JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 AM Travel by members of Congress to Cuba shot up last year ahead of President Obama’s December executive action normalizing relations with the island nation. Thirteen Democratic House members traveled to Havana in 2014 on at least three separate […] Continue reading

    Cuba hopes for Washington’s full embrace

    Cuba hopes for Washington’s full embrace By Will Grant BBC News, Havana 1 January 2015 Last updated at 02:25 GMT On 1 January 1959 Fidel Castro’s fighters rolled victoriously into Havana having overthrown the Batista regime. But 17 December 2014 was as momentous a day as any in the revolution’s 56-year history, one that many […] Continue reading

    The pain of Cuban exiles

    The pain of Cuban exiles 12/18/2014 7:50 PM 12/18/2014 7:53 PM Though President Obama’s announcement of relaxed relations between the United States and Cuba spurred excitement in many circles, the news felt like a kick in the gut for many in our community. Older Cuban exiles — the ones who have never stopped chanting “Viva […] Continue reading

    In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

    In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and NICK MADIGANDEC. 17, 2014 MIAMI — From the raucous cafecito counter at Versailles Restaurant, the city’s Cuban touchstone, to the noisy streets in and beyond Little Havana, Miami’s Cuban exiles and immigrants expressed astonishment over the seismic news that the United […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] Continue reading

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine

    To Cuba, for haute cuisine UCSD-based think tank sponsors tour of Fidel’s food and politics By Matt Potter, Dec. 4, 2014 As rumors of an impending thaw in relations with Cuba make the rounds, some well-heeled tourists affiliated with a UCSD-related think tank had planned to set off this weekend on a seven-day, $6100-a-person haute […] Continue reading

    IN CUBA,US EMBARGO ELICITS A SHRUG

    IN CUBA,US EMBARGO ELICITS A SHRUG Havana’s communist leaders make halting changes, but no one expects an end to the economic blockade March 24, 2014 7:00AM ET by Ben Piven @benpiven HAVANA — The political pretext for gathering scarcely registered, as 100,000 raucous young Cubans — packed densely into a historic square behind Havana University […] Continue reading

    Cuba, US try talking, but face many obstacles

    Cuba, US try talking, but face many obstacles By PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Updated 11:31 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2013 HAVANA (AP) — They’ve hardly become allies, but Cuba and the U.S. have taken some baby steps toward rapprochement in recent weeks that have people on this island and in Washington wondering if a breakthrough […] Continue reading

    Cuban spy supports prisoner exchange for Jewish contractor

    Cuban spy supports prisoner exchange for Jewish contractor Rene Gonzalez says a swap to release American Alan Gross, sentenced to 15 years in prison, would be a ‘good gesture’ By Andrea Rodrguez May 7, 2013, 9:43 pm 0 HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban intelligence agent who spent 13 years in a US prison said Monday […] Continue reading