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The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 29 November 2016 — Cintia will never forget the day Fidel Castro died. Not because she had affection for the old guerrilla or felt devoted to the figure of the ex-comandante in chief. One month ago, Cintia’s parents had reserved a […] 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
Fidel Castro’s Battle of Ideas… Political Pantomime / Somos+, Roberto Camba How much truth can a man take? Friedrich Nietzsche Somos+, Roberto Camba, 12 September 2016 — They say it began with the fight to return the young rescued rafter Elian Gonzalez from the United States to Cuba. Really it was much earlier, since the […] Continue reading
Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading
THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA By Jon Lee Anderson , AUGUST 31, 2016 When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were able to see out their days in Moscow while it was still ruled by Communists, without fears […] Continue reading
Tiananmen Square, Shared Silence / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 June 2016 – Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution shows its loyalty to its friends in many ways. One of them is complicit silence. When the Tlateloico Massacre happened in 1968, Fidel Castro did not condemn it because his ally, the Institutional Revolutionary […] Continue reading
CUBA: THE GREAT ESCAPE May 01, 2016 By SURFING Magazine “You came here from Los Angeles?” asks Arnan between a lull in the sets. “I have a cousin that works at a cheese factory in Santa Monica.” Arnan Perez Lantigua is one of the better surfers around Havana — which pretty much means all of […] Continue reading
This is the future: Cuba – broken country Malema wants to replicate in SA Before relocating to Germany, Melanie Sergeant was one of South Africa’s leading financial journalists. Sister to famous investigative writer and author Barry, she now writes under her married name of Haape, Melanie visited Cuba this month – partly to see what […] Continue reading
Cuba: What will come after the Castros? A turning point in Cuba? Fidel Castro left quietly. And Raul Castro wants to step down in 2018. Bernd Wulffen, former German ambassador to Cuba is certain: The new political generation will be more flexible. Deutsche Welle: Just before his 90th birthday, Fidel Castro delivered what could be […] Continue reading
Elderly Castro holds onto Cuba’s top job in changing times HAVANA | BY FRANK JACK DANIEL AND NELSON ACOSTA President Raul Castro will serve up to five more years as head of Cuba’s Communist Party as he and other aging revolutionaries keep their grip on power at a time of economic reform and detente with […] Continue reading
Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading
MININT Confronts What Could Be Its Worst Challenge: Information Theft / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on April 1, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 31 March 2016 — Not so long ago there was a rumor that high officials of MINIT had been arrested by the Ministry. In agreement with those implicated in the event and making […] Continue reading
The Difference Between A Democrat And An Autocrat / 14ymedio, Raul Fernandez Rivero Posted on March 29, 2016 14ymedio, Raul Fernandez Rivero, Caracas, 28 March 2016 — I’m a little confused. Many analysts, commentators and journalists claimed that Barack Obama would visit Fidel Castro. That did not seem logical. And it did not happen. Others […] Continue reading
In Cuba, Raúl Castro Proves a Pragmatic Communist Fidel Castro’s younger brother, long the diligent operations man, taps his sharpened negotiating skills to usher in era of change By KEJAL VYAS in Bogotá, Colombia, and SARA SCHAEFER MUÑOZ in Havana Updated March 20, 2016 4:20 p.m. ET When he succeeded his ailing big brother Fidel […] Continue reading
Havana: Waiting for Air Force One / Iván García Posted on March 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 22 February 2016 — If Barack Obama’s plan was to enhance the US influence in Cuba, he has made some gains. If his plan involves the use of a stealthy Trojan horse to bring in the internet, commerce and […] Continue reading
No Other Country Has Treated us Like Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 30, 2015 Iván García, Costa Rica, 29 November 2015 — In the last two weeks, the authorities in Costa Rica have been forced to open new shelters to care for the more than 3,000 Cubans trying to reach the U.S. […] Continue reading
My Cable and I. Fiber Optics in My Town? / Somos+ Posted on November 27, 2015 SOMOS+, Frank Rojas Torres, 24 November 2015 — It was October 15, 2015, and a success that should be transcendental for all my compatriots turns out to be nothing more than a false alarm, one more of so many […] Continue reading
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