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    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money

    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money BY MICHAEL SMITH, OCTOBER 05 2015, 05:59 HAVANA’s redevelopment is in progress. Near El Floridita, where Ernest Hemingway once knocked back daiquiris, the hulking Manzana de Gómez building is being transformed into a five-star hotel. Stylish boutiques sell perfume and stereos. Inside an old warehouse is a […] Continue reading

    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

    SC Line adds shipping service from Port Everglades to Cuba

    SC Line adds shipping service from Port Everglades to Cuba By Doreen Hemlock Sun Sentinel Cargo shipping line adds Cuba service from Fort Lauderdale Now, two shipping companies service Cuba from Port Everglades In another sign of growing U.S. links with Cuba, shipping company SC Line has started up service between Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades […] 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

    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

    U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba for 3-Day Visit

    U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba for 3-Day Visit By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SUSANNE CRAIGJAN. 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — A delegation of American legislators led by Senator Patrick J. Leahy arrived in Cuba on Saturday to discuss greater cooperation and remaining areas of disagreement, the first congressional delegation to visit the island nation since President Obama […] Continue reading

    Human rights activists search for signs of Cuban prisoner release

    Human rights activists search for signs of Cuban prisoner release BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/06/2015 7:00 AM 01/06/2015 8:04 PM Staffers at the Miami-based Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba have been calling the relatives of dozens of long-term Cuban political prisoners non-stop in recent days to see if anyone has been freed as part […] Continue reading

    Yes, Cuba Is a State Sponsor of Terror

    Yes, Cuba Is a State Sponsor of Terror By Yleem Poblete & Jason I. Poblete The most senior U.S. delegation in decades will soon be in Havana to engage a declared enemy of the United States in discussions about “normalizing” relations. Covering much more subject matter than routine migration issues, these meetings stem in large […] 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