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A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading
Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Walking along the streets with Eliécer Ávila can be a complicated task. His face is well known thanks to a viral video broadcast almost a decade ago. However, before fame came into his life, this young man born […] Continue reading
Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama JUAN ARTURO GÓMEZ TOBÓN | Turbo | 31 de Enero de 2017 – 11:13 CET. A group of six Cuban emigrants, including several identifying themselves as members of the Movimiento Prodemocrático Pedro Luis Boitel, declared themselves on a hunger strike in the locality of Laja Blanca, Darien […] Continue reading
We cry over this news — but not for Fidel BY MANNY NAVARRO mnavarro@miamiherald.com I wasn’t born in Cuba, thankfully. But the blood flowing through my veins has carried my family’s tears for 38 years. I’m a second-generation Cuban American. My dad left Cuba when he was 1 in 1956, three years before Fidel Castro […] Continue reading
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading
For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants. For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse. BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com ALQUÍZAR, CUBA Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was […] Continue reading
Distrust and Fear Among Cuban “Land Rafters” / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 10, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 7 December 2015 — For Jorge Echevarria, 25, it all started one morning in La Vibora, a neighborhood in south Havana, when a woman friend, through a telephone connection via the internet, put him in contact […] Continue reading
Armando Capó: “I Can Not Understand The Amnesia Induced In A Whole Nation” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on December 2, 2015 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 1 December 2015 — The most recent project of the young filmmaker Armando Capó is to bring to the screen the Rafter Crisis of 1994. This director, born in […] Continue reading
Historic surge in Cuban emigration divides families; staying in touch via telephone and email Associated Press Nov. 6, 2015 | 12:22 a.m. EST + More By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CAMAGUEY, Cuba (AP) — On the 14th of September last year, nine Cuban men pushed their scrap-metal raft into the Florida Straits, started up its […] Continue reading
The United States Continues Opening the Door to Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 22, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 10 October 2015 — Dressed in black, a young and elegant female officer from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, who didn’t want to be identified, met on October 2 with ten Cuban […] Continue reading
Exiled Cuban Doctor: “I Couldn’t Afford an Egg a Day” US$18 Monthly Salary Left Juan Afonso No Choice but to Leave BELÉN MARTY OCTOBER 15, 2015 AT 11:43 AM Doctor Afonso says Cuba offers two types of health care: one for ordinary citizens, and one for the ruling class. (Burbuja) EspañolJuan Afonso is a Cuban-born […] Continue reading
U.S. plans to satirize Cuban leaders in TV show William E. GibsonContact Reporter Washington Bureau Critics say the Cuba broadcast service is swayed by South Florida exiles. —The provocative U.S. broadcast service to Cuba is developing a new TV comedy series that will satirize Cuban leaders at the same time U.S. diplomats are negotiating with […] Continue reading
Puerto Rico vs Cuba: A rivalry in the making? COMMENTARY by Matt Schiavenza SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT Many, including Pope Francis, are calling for “reconciliation” between the U.S. and Cuba. But will opening Cuba’s tourism hurt Puerto Rico? Soon after Pope Francis landed in Cuba last weekend, he urged the U.S. and Cuban […] Continue reading
Great Expectations And Some Criticism For The Reopening Of Embassies 14YMEDIO, Havana | Julio 01, 2015 This morning, like any other, outside the building of the United States Interests Section in Havana, the day dawned full of people waiting to apply for a visa to visit or settle in the neighboring country. Few of those […] Continue reading
Yes, Cuba is more open now. But for these artists and activists, little has changed. Oppression, jail and censorship are still the norm for the country’s young and politically active. By Kevin Lees June 22 at 8:47 AM HAVANA — Tania Bruguera’s work sits in the permanent collection of Cuba’s premier art gallery, the Museo […] Continue reading
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