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07/17/2017 03:08 PM
The Mistakes of Raúl Castro
The Mistakes of Raúl Castro 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2017 – In his most recent public speech before Parliament, General-President Raul Castro offered a self-criticism about “political deviations” under which the private sector and cooperatives are governed. “Mistakes are mistakes, and they are mistakes… they are my mistakes in the first place, because […]
07/17/2017 03:07 PM
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary 14ymedio, Mario Penton and Luz Escobar, Miami and Havana, 14 July 2017 — Ileana Sánchez is anxiously rummaging through her tattered wallet, looking for some bills to buy a toy slate for her seven-year-old granddaughter who dreams of becoming a teacher. She has had […]
07/17/2017 02:13 PM
Un ‘Google cubano’ que responde a intereses del Gobierno
Un ‘Google cubano’ que responde a intereses del Gobierno El buscador C.U.B.A. sigue sin ganar popularidad Lunes, julio 17, 2017 | Eliseo Matos LA HABANA, Cuba.- El buscador de contenidos C.U.B.A , una especie de Google nacional para acceder a las publicaciones de la intranet en la Isla, es manipulado por las autoridades cubanas de […]
07/17/2017 01:42 PM
Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost?
Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST. The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1), according to the Government’s convenience, besides sowing economic chaos, also features an immoral component for […]
07/16/2017 09:15 PM
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested
Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located in 1ra Esquina C, in the Vedado district, was arrested in Havana on June 8. […]
07/16/2017 08:27 PM
Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis
Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis Colombian president flies to Havana to seek support for regional John Paul Rathbone in Miami Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, was set to fly to Cuba on Sunday on a mission to convince Havana to support a regional diplomatic push to staunch Venezuela’s growing crisis, which has […]
07/15/2017 02:07 PM
Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals
Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism. Close to a small park in Calzada street, next to Rivero’s funeral home, dozens of restless people await their appointment for […]
07/15/2017 02:06 PM
Parliamentary Karaoke
Parliamentary Karaoke 14ymedio, Generation y, Yoani Sanchez, 14 July 2017 — Wednesday night. The neighborhood of Nuevo Vedado is sliding into the darkness. Catchy music resonates in the Hotel Tulipán where parliamentarians are staying during the current regular session. They dance, drink under the sparkling lights of the disco ball and sing karaoke. They add […]
07/15/2017 01:38 PM
Familia de violinista que tocó para Trump niega acusación de Cuba de que su padre mató a Frank País
Familia de violinista que tocó para Trump niega acusación de Cuba de que su padre mató a Frank País LUIS DE LA PAZ Especial/el Nuevo Herald Durante la visita del presidente Donald Trump a Miami el 16 de junio, el violinista cubano Luis Haza interpretó el himno de Estados Unidos en el emblemático teatro Manuel […]
07/15/2017 01:20 PM
Trump administration again suspends a part of Cuba embargo
Trump administration again suspends a part of Cuba embargo By JOSH LEDERMAN Published July 14, 2017 Markets Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is suspending for another six months a provision of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. The State Department says it has told Congress that it will keep suspending a provision of the […]
07/15/2017 01:16 PM
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights from the U.S., saying his country “has a lot to be proud about” on the […]
07/15/2017 01:14 PM
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 14, 2017, 5:59 PM ET The Cuban government said Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year that was the first drop reported in two decades. Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas said at […]
07/14/2017 04:49 PM
Higher Taxes
Higher Taxes / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 6 July 2017 — It is no secret among Cubans that their government is inept and inefficient. Fifty-eight years of failure attest to this. With the emergence of self-employment, however, officials have found a way to fill the state’s coffers without having to devote resources or effort to […]
07/14/2017 04:47 PM
How Cubans See the Crisis in Venezuela
How Cubans See the Crisis in Venezuela / Iván García Iván García, 11 July 2017 — After painting the facades of several buildings along 10 de Octobre street, the workers of the brigade shelter from the terrifying heat in doorways, eating lunch, having a smoke or simply chatting. These days, in Havana’s La Vibora neighborhood, […]
07/14/2017 04:45 PM
The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas
The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 19 June 2017 — Teresa Sulien Castillo Sotto, a 27-year-old Cuban doctor born in Bayamo, died due to multiple fractures and traumatic brain injury on the night of Tuesday 13 June, at 10:20 PM, after jumping off the […]
07/14/2017 04:10 PM
TWO CUBAN PLAYERS DESERTING THE TEAM JUNIOR
TWO CUBAN PLAYERS DESERTING THE TEAM JUNIOR magictr | July 14, 2017 | News Stéphane Bouchard Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00 JONQUIÈRE | Two players from the cuban national team junior tour against the teams of major League baseball junior élite du Québec, missing since Tuesday. These two players have left of their own accord, […]
07/14/2017 12:42 PM
UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
UM names interim director for the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban- American Studies. Gómez, who retired from UM in 2012 with a Presidential Medal, replaces Jaime […]
07/13/2017 09:31 PM
Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image
Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 11 July 2017 — The President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba recently underwent cosmetic surgery to improve his chin. The chief of Cuban communists wants to be rejuvenated so that young […]
07/13/2017 09:30 PM
Work Accident Takes The Lives Of Two Cuban Builders In Caibarién
Work Accident Takes The Lives Of Two Cuban Builders In Caibarién 14ymedio, Havana, 11 July 2017 — The collapse of a wall during the reconstruction of the Hotel Commercio in Caibarién, in the province of Villa Clara, cost two workers their lives on Tuesday and left eight others injured. The crew was working on rehabilitating […]
07/13/2017 09:29 PM
Trafficking in Goods, a Strategy to Survive in Cuba
Trafficking in Goods, a Strategy to Survive in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 28 June 2017 — On Havana there are illegal stores for all tastes. Pirated jeans at 20 CUC, copies of Nike shoes at 40 CUC and imitation Swiss watches at 50 CUC. People with higher purchasing power mark the difference. By […]
07/13/2017 09:28 PM
Cavities and Abscesses in the Oral Health System
Cuba: Cavities and Abscesses in the Oral Health System / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 23 June 2017 — Located in the stately building with its exquisite art-deco style, at the Havana intersection of Salvador Allende Avenue (formerly Carlos III) and G Street, is the Cuban symbol of the oral health system. Officially known […]
07/13/2017 09:27 PM
Bread In Cuba’s Rationed Market Is An Unsolved Problem
Bread In Cuba’s Rationed Market Is An Unsolved Problem 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 9 July 2017 — With a sharp knife and the skill of a surgeon, Luis Garmendia, 68, slices the bread from the rationed market into six small slices. Like so many Cubans, this retiree cannot afford to buy from the liberated (unsubsidized) […]
07/13/2017 09:25 PM
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism
Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism 14ymedio, Havana, 10 July 2017 – The driver of a private taxi was arrested after being accused of racial discrimination by Yanay Aguirre Calderín, according to a report Monday in the weekly paper Trabajadores (Workers). The event has generated numerous articles in the official press […]
07/13/2017 09:24 PM
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo, his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of their […]
07/13/2017 09:23 PM
If Trump Ends Our Remittances?
If Trump Ends Our Remittances? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 July 2017 — Without too much caution, the CUPET tanker truck painted green and white begins to deposit fuel in the underground basement of a gas station located at the intersection of Calle San Miguel and Mayía Rodríguez, just in front of Villa Marista, […]
07/13/2017 09:22 PM
Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years
Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The latest Council of Ministers, chaired by Raul Castro, has extended the term of the country’s land leases under the usufruct system to 20 years, but the leases can be cancelled if the beneficiaries use illicit funds, according to an […]
07/13/2017 09:22 PM
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba
Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […]
07/13/2017 09:20 PM
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 July 2017 — He dries his sweat and takes a drink of water from a bottle he carries in his backpack. “In my time the young people spent the holidays in front of the television,” says Ignacio, the […]
07/13/2017 09:18 PM
The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny
The National Council of the Performing Arts under Scrutiny / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 26 June 2017 — Another legal trial is threatening the invulnerability of the Ministry of Culture. This time the prosecutorial gaze is focused on officials at the National Council of the Performing Arts (CNAE) while overlooking the culpability of […]
07/13/2017 06:26 PM
American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy
American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy July 10, 20174:35 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump’s changes to the Obama administration’s Cuba travel policies. The new rules don’t affect cruises, and may help them. ARI SHAPIRO, […]
07/13/2017 06:23 PM
Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen
Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen Marianna Parraga and Marc Frank HOUSTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters, threatening to worsen gasoline and power shortages in the […]
07/13/2017 06:21 PM
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy 07/13/2017 09:20 am ET William M. LeoGrande Professor of Government at American University President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba, Miami, June 16, 2017 On June 16, 2017, President Donald […]
07/13/2017 05:37 PM
Cuba’s ‘elections’: asking the man on the street
Cuba’s ‘elections’: asking the man on the street OSMEL RAMÍREZ ÁLVAREZ | Holguín | 13 de Julio de 2017 – 11:51 CEST. On June 14 the Council of State announced general elections. In this first stage (September 2017) only partial elections will be held, in which district delegates are to be elected. It is obvious […]
07/12/2017 03:35 PM
With materials scarce, Cuban designers master recycling chic
With materials scarce, Cuban designers master recycling chic Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Olaff Alejo’s salt lamps are eerily beautiful and designed to purify the air. Yet the Cuban designer must rummage through trash bins and scour the sidewalks of Havana for scraps of wood and obsolete electrical devices to manufacture them. In Communist-run Cuba, […]
07/12/2017 03:34 PM
Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property?
Will Trump Open A Pandora’s Box Of Litigation Over Cuban Property? If the president fails to continue the suspension of Title III, business relations will be disrupted far more severely and irreparably than they would be by any regulatory change. 07/10/2017 02:34 pm ET Long before the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce finish writing […]
07/12/2017 03:30 PM
Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel
Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Visiting Cuba by sea is turning into the preferred method for American travelers — at least for now. On Monday, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is adding a second ship for four-day cruises to Havana, following […]
07/12/2017 03:27 PM
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small BY MARK FEIERSTEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 07/11/17 05:40 PM EDT As U.S. officials prepare to implement President Trump’s Cuba policy, the rancor over the revised course is masking an emerging bipartisan consensus over American policy toward the island. Despite declaring he was “cancelling” President […]
07/12/2017 03:20 PM
How President Trump can borrow from US Cuba policy to squeeze Beijing on North Korea
How President Trump can borrow from US Cuba policy to squeeze Beijing on North Korea Asia, Foreign and Defense Policy The New York Times reports that “President Trump, frustrated by China’s unwillingness to lean on North Korea, has told the Chinese leader that the United States is prepared to act on its own in pressuring […]
07/12/2017 03:17 PM
Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration
Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but […]
07/12/2017 03:14 PM
U.S. names interim charge d’affaires at embassy in Havana
U.S. names interim charge d’affaires at embassy in Havana BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The U.S. Embassy in Cuba has a new interim chief at its seaside building in Havana: career diplomat Scott Hamilton. Hamilton, who has served as deputy chief of mission since July 2015, replaces Jeffrey DeLaurentis as Chargé d’Affaires. A brief notice […]
07/12/2017 02:32 PM
The Cuban regime and the Venezuelan transition
The Cuban regime and the Venezuelan transition ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 12 de Julio de 2017 – 11:16 CEST. In a recent interview Venezuelan analyst Rocío San Miguel, an expert on military affairs, masterfully defined the role of Cuba in his country. In this respect he stated: “The situation room where the […]
07/12/2017 02:29 PM
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST. What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation? It is important to keep in mind that his arrest, conviction and conditions of imprisonment in a military prison […]
07/12/2017 02:28 PM
Food scarcity, another Castroist crime
Food scarcity, another Castroist crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 10:40 CEST. If you were told that in a Latin American country almost 60% of the fertile land available for agriculture is not even cultivated, producing nothing at all, you would think they were pulling your leg, […]
07/09/2017 02:45 PM
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English […]
07/09/2017 02:39 PM
Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years
Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years BY DAVID J. NEAL dneal@miamiherald.com Once Silvio “Jander” Morales smuggled six women from Camaguey, Cuba into Miami, he shed any niceties like a moulting anaconda losing skin. Morales constricted the women into prostitution by mushrooming their debt, threatening their families’ lives and even […]
07/09/2017 02:24 PM
Family of teen who died on grad trip to Cuba trying to bring her body home
Family of teen who died on grad trip to Cuba trying to bring her body home CBC News Posted: Jul 09, 2017 7:53 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 09, 2017 8:51 AM ET Alex Sagriff was a student at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville. She had been vacationing in Varadero with other graduating […]
07/08/2017 05:25 PM
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating a sex trafficking ring involving women he lured from Cuba. July 8, 2017, at 10:38 a.m. MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating […]
07/08/2017 05:21 PM
Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return
Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Panama’s deputy minister of public security on Friday made a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter in that nation: $1,650, a plane ticket to Havana and a multiple-entry visa that […]
07/08/2017 05:13 PM
The “Undead” Market: Long-Dormant U.S.-Cuba Air Travel Market Still Isn’t Alive
The “Undead” Market: Long-Dormant U.S.-Cuba Air Travel Market Still Isn’t Alive Dan Reed , CONTRIBUTOR I write about airlines, the travel biz, and related industries Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. When you shoot a zombie, does it count as murder, or at least attempted murder? That question actually is of some epistemological […]
07/08/2017 05:06 PM
Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company
Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company By Alexandra Sienkiewicz, CBC News Posted: Jul 07, 2017 6:17 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 6:59 PM ET Alex Sagriff was a student at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville. She had been vacationing in Varadero with […]
07/07/2017 08:03 PM
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […]
07/07/2017 08:01 PM
Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case
Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and mystifying plight of those already found guilty and sentenced make “the top secret theft from the […]
07/07/2017 08:00 PM
School Diplomas
School Diplomas 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 5 July 2017 — They arrived, enthusiastic and happy, to their party for the end of the school year. One mother brought a macaroni salad with mayonnaise, another brought from home some disposable plates and a third took on providing the croquettes. The celebration was ready in no time, […]
07/07/2017 07:59 PM
Whom Do They Serve?
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […]
07/07/2017 05:40 PM
Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit
Low wages apparently spurring Manzana Kempinski workers to quit DDC | La Habana | 7 de Julio de 2017 – 11:28 CEST. Some workers at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, Cuba’s most luxurious and expensive, earn salaries even lower than the national average, which seems to be prompting them to leave, according to the Uruguayan […]
07/05/2017 08:01 PM
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression 14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which recorded a total of 380 arrests […]
07/05/2017 08:00 PM
Cuban Convertible Peso Can’t Keep Up With The Dollar
Cuban Convertible Peso Can’t Keep Up With The Dollar 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 July 2017 – Cuba’s dual currency system has been in existence for such a long time that many young people never lived under a system with a single national peso. The rumors of possible unification of the two currencies are no […]
07/05/2017 07:59 PM
A Lot of Heat and No Fire
A Lot of Heat and No Fire / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 18 June 2017 — The policy toward Cuba, announced by United States President Donald Trump, in an event in Miami that was more buffoonish than serious, as well as the Declaration of the Revolutionary Government responding to it, constitute “a lot of heat […]
07/05/2017 07:58 PM
Perverse Uchronia
Perverse Uchronia* / Regina Coyula Miguel Coyula: So after editing it in Miami [the novel Red Sea, Blue Sea] I sent it out to Union Publishers and also ICAIC Publishers, but this is already four years ago. The universe of this novel, post-apocalyptic, with genetic manipulation, strongly influenced by the science-fiction anime, later became Red […]
07/05/2017 06:45 PM
US-Cuba sea mission finds healthy reefs, invasive lionfish
US-Cuba sea mission finds healthy reefs, invasive lionfish By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 4, 2017, 6:28 PM ET A joint U.S.-Cuban expedition to explore the island’s coral reefs uncovered a surprisingly healthy ecosystem and large schools of mackerel with significant commercial value, scientists involved in the mission said Tuesday. The study also […]
07/05/2017 06:30 PM
Why will the municipal elections be different this time?
Why will the municipal elections be different this time? DDC | La Habana | 5 de Julio de 2017 – 14:21 CEST. Cuba is preparing for its new “partial elections,”in which Cubans will elect those to represent them in the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power. This first stage of the electoral process has already […]
07/04/2017 06:48 PM
Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion
Fidel Castro In Humor And Oblivion 14ymedio, Generation Y, Havana, 3 July 2017 — For decades Cubans were bombarded by official propaganda filled with materials about Fidel Castro’s supposed genius. In these vindications he was not only a father, but also a strategist, visionary, pedagogue, farmer and cattle rancher, among other lofty characteristics and pursuits. […]
07/04/2017 05:42 PM
Some Cubans choose dose of private medicine despite price
Some Cubans choose dose of private medicine despite price Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press Updated 1:32 am, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 HAVANA (AP) — For a dollar, Cuban podiatrist Serafin Barca will spend a half hour cutting the corns off a senior citizen’s foot, or nearly an hour removing a stubborn wart. The 80-year-old is among […]
07/04/2017 05:39 PM
Cuba Wants to Help Its People Have Sex
Cuba Wants to Help Its People Have Sex State-run ‘love motels’ to return to Havana amid lack of privacy driven by housing crisis By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jul 4, 2017 8:53 AM CDT (NEWSER) – Cuba wants to help its citizens have sex … in private. As the BBC reports, it’s “common” to […]
07/04/2017 05:38 PM
Cuba’s state-run love motels make a comeback
Cuba’s state-run love motels make a comeback – Cuba reintroduces state-run ‘love motels’ in a bid to reduce public indecency and “diversify the options for love”. – The first motel to open will be a 16-bed property in Havana. – Love motels were commonplace in the capital until the 1990s, when Havana suffered an economic […]
07/04/2017 05:35 PM
Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy
Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting dignitaries and other groups. Clients have included a New York business delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of […]
07/04/2017 05:12 PM
Cuba’s electoral straitjacket
Cuba’s electoral straitjacket HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 4 de Julio de 2017 – 11:11 CEST. The National Candidatures Committee (CCN) was just constituted. According to the Electoral Law, this commission, as well as the provincial and municipal ones, were created to prepare and present the proposed candidacies of the delegates to the […]
07/03/2017 04:01 PM
A Neighborhood Dressed in Blue
A Neighborhood Dressed in Blue / Rebeca Monzo At the time of the “accident” in 1959, Nuevo Vedado was the latest Havana neighborhood to be developed. Its residents included professionals and famous artists from radio and television. It was an elegant neighborhood, with any number of homes — primarily one or two-story single-family residences — […]
07/03/2017 03:01 PM
Defections to U.S. rob Cuba of superpower baseball status
Defections to U.S. rob Cuba of superpower baseball status Carlos Tabares, known as the Derek Jeter of Cuban baseball, is hanging it up this year at 42 after 20 years competing in Serie Nacional, the interprovince league that represents the best of baseball in a proud but grimly challenged country that still reveres the game. […]
07/02/2017 03:23 PM
A Cuban Fight Against The Demons Of Machismo
A Cuban Fight Against The Demons Of Machismo 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 1 July 2017 — A man looks over my shoulder because I talk about cables and circuits. He grimaces in disgust when he sees my clumsy nails cut short and is annoyed because I reject his “compliments,” which I should accept […]
07/02/2017 03:22 PM
“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba
“American-Philia” Conquers Cuba / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 June 2017 — Ten days have passed since Donald Trump announced his “new” political strategy toward Cuba, and while the official Cuban press monopoly has wasted gallons of ink on newspapers and on dozens of reports, interviews and TV programs to show the […]
07/02/2017 03:00 PM
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking advantage of what they say has been a small but vibrant opening afforded them since […]
07/02/2017 02:52 PM
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba
They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […]
07/01/2017 04:33 PM
According to the report, the average salary in Cuban increased from 408 CUP ($16.30 US) in 2007 to 740 CUP in 2016.
Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is higher in sectors such as the sugar industry – where the best paid earn 1,246 […]
07/01/2017 04:32 PM
Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is Sworn In
Nominating Commission That Will Propose Replacement for Raúl Castro is Sworn In 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The swearing in, today, of the National Nominating Commission (CCN) before the National Electoral Commission is a decisive step that makes it clear that the upcoming elections will be held under the provisions the electoral law of […]