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Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum application. […] Continue reading
HBO Documentaries Illuminate Castro’s Brutal Cuba Two offerings coincide with strongman’s death. Glenn Garvin | December 3, 2016 HBO should get a little trophy from the television industry for giving executives something to talk about at holiday parties besides falling ratings and the specific level of Hell that should be reserved for whoever invented this […] Continue reading
Americans can plan ‘people-to-people’ trips to Cuba, but what does that mean? By Kate Silver March 15 at 5:11 PM U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing further starting March 16. But don’t plan your beach-lounging, mojito-sipping vacation to Cuba just yet, says Tom Popper, president of insightCuba, a nonprofit travel organization that’s been leading […] Continue reading
Tampa men on opposite sides of the Cuba question to debate in Ybor By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: October 4, 2015 TAMPA — Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez are strident champions of opposite positions on the Cuba question, but the two Tampa men might agree on one thing: When it comes to their […] Continue reading
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘Cuba poses a clear and present danger to the United States’ At a congressional hearing reviewing President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told members of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee that the Castro regime “undermines our national security at every turn.” “Let me be clear,” Ros-Lehtinen said in prepared remarks. […] Continue reading
Havana: A Guide for Tourists / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 12, 2014 Useful advice for tourists who visit the last Communist barricade of the Cold War in the Caribbean If you speak Spanish, it’s advisable to get to know Havana by taking private taxis. In a rented car, air-conditioned and with a map of […] Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 08.16.13 Miami group says Bahamas planned to return detainees to Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Bahamas government Thursday started — then stopped — the repatriation of 24 undocumented Cuban migrants, including eight who have been offered asylum in Panama, according to a Miami group that has been supporting the Cubans. […] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 07.06.13 Tampa looks to capitalize on tomorrow’s Cuba BY ERIC BARTON FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING A group of 38 business leaders and politicians from Tampa flew to Cuba in late May. Tourist visas forbid them from any official meetings. But there was no mistaking that the trip was about promoting Tampa [...] Continue reading
The Briton who languished in a Cuban jail after being accused of spying Stephen Purvis has returned to Britain after spending 16 months in a Cuban jail on false spying and fraud charges. He speaks to Colin Freeman about the ordeal. By Colin Freeman9:00PM BST 06 Jul 2013 WHEN the £400 million Bellomonte Golf and [...] Continue reading
Jorge Olivera: The History of the Cuban Dissidence is Long / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 12, 2013 For someone from Havana, the best thing is to walk the streets in spring. These March days, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 52, poet and journalist, is delighted by the green of the trees, the salty aroma, and the [...] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 10.02.12 Retired spy in Brothers to the Rescue case lives in obscurity in Havana By Tracey Eaton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting HAVANA — Lt. Col. Juan Pablo Roque wore his Rolex with pride — the unique pride of a Cuban double agent who once worked for the FBI. But now the [...] Continue reading
Chinese Torture / BuenavistaVCuba WeblogBuenavistaVCuba Weblog, Translator: Unstated By Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez Many people think I'm talking about some torture method designed by the Chinese to deliberately hurt someone, but it's far from that, I'm talking about the famous Yutong brand buses made in China, although I am sure there is nothing intentional in their [...] Continue reading