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    Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

    Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] Continue reading

    Controversy Rages in Chile on the Recruitment of Cuban Doctors

    Controversy Rages in Chile on the Recruitment of Cuban Doctors / 14ymedio Posted on November 19, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 November 2015 – Critics of the potential arrival of Cuban doctors in Chile have raised their tone in recent weeks in the South American country. Marisol Turres, national deputy from the Independent Democratic Union (UDI) […] 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

    Settlement results in $3.2 million check for Alan Gross

    Settlement results in $3.2 million check for Alan Gross BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/23/2014 7:00 AM 12/23/2014 10:05 PM The U.S. Agency for International Development and Development Alternatives Inc. finalized a settlement this week for claims related to USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, who was released from a Cuban prison last week. Development Alternatives is the […] Continue reading

    The Wall Around Cuba is Falling

    The Wall Around Cuba is Falling December 18, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — I got wind that Cuba and the United States were exchanging prisoners while interviewing a group of medical doctors who left for Brazil this Wednesday. When I told them the Cuban agents imprisoned in the United States were on their way […] 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

    Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison

    Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 11/30/2014 7:01 PM 12/01/2014 12:01 AM In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, supporters of Alan Gross, on poster at left, mark his fourth year in a Cuban prison with a protest in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in […] Continue reading

    Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces

    Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces By MIMI WHITEFIELD The Miami Herald Published: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 – 1:00 am MIAMI — The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world – even in countries such as Cuba, where […] Continue reading

    Promoting democracy in countries where USAID isn’t welcome is a delicate balancing act

    Posted on Thursday, 04.10.14 Promoting democracy in countries where USAID isn’t welcome is a delicate balancing act BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world — even in countries like Cuba, where it isn’t welcome. It’s always been […] Continue reading

    Cuba believed to have intercepted details of U.S. aid to dissidents

    Posted on Sunday, 11.17.13 Cuba believed to have intercepted details of U.S. aid to dissidents BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The documents were definitely not classified as secret. But they contained detailed information about U.S. government programs to help Cuban dissidents that Havana has outlawed as a semi-clandestine campaign to topple the communist system. So […] Continue reading

    Why can’t we vacation in Cuba? Because it’s a terror state

    Why can’t we vacation in Cuba? Because it’s a terror state By: Al Cardenas 4/30/2013 02:28 PM As an attendee at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, it struck me that I agree with the president. At least on one issue. Rapper Jay-Z’s recent decision to visit Cuba is a problem. Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé […] Continue reading