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Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny BY TED CRUZ I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […] Continue reading
‘It’s a regime that has always been anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian’ Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit Undeterred by torture and prison, Oscar Biscet draws attention to the totalitarian nature of the regime in Havana. I may get killed when I return but I must continue my fight, he saysBY RAPHAEL […] Continue reading
Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — The memorandum of understanding between the governments of Cuba and Mexico that governs migration between the two countries is now in force. The agreement allows, starting now, automatic deportations from Mexico to Cuba to “strengthen cooperation between the two countries in […] Continue reading
U.S. Tour Operators Rethink Future of People-to-People Tours in Cuba Dan Peltier, Skift – Apr 26, 2016 6:45 am @djpeltier The tour companies that have been guiding U.S. tourists through Cuba up to now will eventually evolve or go away, but right now when restaurants are full and beds are, too, they may be more […] Continue reading
Obama pushes Cuba to improve human rights By Frank Jack Daniel in Havana, Matt Spetalnick 1:19 PM Wednesday Mar 23, 2016 Castro accuses US of double standards after Obama criticises human rights record. United States President Barack Obama yesterday pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island, publicly sparring […] 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
After ceremonial flag raising, real talk of diplomacy begins in Cuba BY BRADLEY KLAPPER AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS August 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM EDT HAVANA — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States […] Continue reading
No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading
Amnesty International Denounces Increase in Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on February 26, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2015 — Short-duration detentions increased considerably in Cuba in 2014, according to the annual report published today by Amnesty International. The human rights organization, with headquarters in London, emphasizes that the situation with respect to […] Continue reading
Cuban migrants could lose easy access to green cards Daniel González, The Republic | azcentral.com 9:21 p.m. MST February 21, 2015 STORY HIGHLIGHTS – Experts say the ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy may soon end as U.S. and Cuba normalize relations – Fears that the policy could end has triggered a spike in Cuban migrants trying to […] Continue reading
January 19, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House Washington, DC 20500 OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: SUPPORT FOR A NEW COURSE ON CUBA Dear Mr. President, We write to commend you on the historic actions you are taking to update America’s policy toward Cuba and Cuban citizens. Our new posture of engagement will […] Continue reading
Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] Continue reading
US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island’s human rights record Published December 19, 2014 Associated Press HAVANA – To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty. Cuba’s supporters see the […] Continue reading
Cuban Dissidents on the U.S. Embargo [18-11-2014 00:06:45] Jennifer Hernandez (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Berta Soler- Leader of the Ladies in White (1): “The position of the Ladies in White is that it should be strengthened. No oxygen to the Cuban government, no diplomatic overtures, because this will not benefit the people of Cuba. When there was a […] Continue reading
Abuses at the Border / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on March 22, 2014 On March 7th I returned to Cuba from Miami and they seized seventy pounds of food from me. I doesn’t matter that I bought the ticket at the travel agency, sent the money and packages to my Country through “Go Cuba,” which […] 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