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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
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
Facts Prove Obama’s Cuba Policy Counter-Productive 02/05/2016 04:33 pm ET | Updated 18 hours ago Mauricio Claver-Carone Director, Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C. President Obama announced a new Cuba policy on Dec. 17, 2014. It gave diplomatic recognition to the sole remaining dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere, unilaterally eased U.S. trade and travel restrictions, […] Continue reading
A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] 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
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
IMO, Person of the Year in Cuba Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Posted: 11/28/2015 2:14 pm EST Updated: 11/28/2015 4:59 pm EST 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 28 November 2015 – December will soon be here and numerous lists of this year’s protagonists will be published in Cuba. A difficult task in a country […] 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
Cuba’s island of broken dreams Relations between Havana and Washington are improving. But that offers little hope on the ‘Isle of Youth.’ Story by Nick Miroff Published on October 31, 2015 ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba Some places are blessed by geography, with a deep harbor, mighty river or abundant natural resources. Then there are […] Continue reading
Cuba Plans Boating Boom as US Luxury Ships Head to Havana HAVANA — Aug 7, 2015, 12:47 AM ET By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press A $3 million yacht left Key West this week with two barbeque grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida […] Continue reading
Cuba-USA: Embassies and Average Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 July 2015 — Norge imagines himself sipping Cuban coffee at the Versailles restaurant in Miami on July 20 as officials of the Castro regime in white guayaberas and Americans in jackets and ties listen to their national anthems being […] Continue reading
Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy BY ANITA SNOW Associated Press HAVANA From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front of […] Continue reading
F.A.C.E.: Obama’s Cuba move is misguided 12/21/2014 2:00 PM 12/22/2014 7:15 PM What’s next for the Cuban people? F.A.C.E., Facts About Cuban Exiles, usually does not enter the strictly political arena, but as its name implies, it is an organization that aims to tell the truth. President Obama, in his broadcast to the nation, dedicated […] Continue reading
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
Posted on Saturday, 10.19.13 Key West should not fete Castro regime BY RAFAEL PEÑALVER AND SAN CARLOS INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBERS Key West officials dropped plans last week to invite Cuban officials to the Conch Republic and hold events at the historic San Carlos Institute after a controversy erupted about the political implications of such an […] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 06.08.13 Chipping away at Cuba’s totalitarian state BY MIRTA OJITO mao35@columbia.edu These days it is really hard to know whether to feel optimistic or pessimistic about Cuba. And that’s a good thing. For too many years most exiles have had only one view of the island: It was all bad and getting [...] Continue reading
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