Hotel Manzana, From Abandonment to the Controversy of Its Restoration / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 20 February 2017 – People’s memories of Manzana de Gomez vary according to how old the person is. Cubans over 60 evoke… Continue reading
Broken Dreams / Cubalex
Translator’s note: The references here to the empty offices and the inability to work relate to a police raid that occurred in September of last year, during which much of the organization’s equipment was confiscated.
Cubalex,… Continue reading
Mississippi ports eye Cuba, sign agreements in Havana
The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns… Continue reading
Cuba owes Australia almost $10m from 1980s By AAP
The Cuban government is yet to pay back almost $10 million it borrowed from Australia more than 30 years ago.
The Hawke government issued two loans to Cuba in 1984 and… Continue reading
Serious Threat against Journalist in Cuba February 20, 2017
HAVANA TIMES – Today the journalist Fernando Ravsberg warns of the public threats he has received from people linked to the most extremist side of Cuban officialdom.
Ravsberg, who currently works… Continue reading
The energy that Castroism is stifling ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 21 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:05 CET.
In recent weeks the regime of General Raúl Castro has “spooked,” and is now galloping in the wrong direction,… Continue reading
Do We Have to Wait for the Government to Sell the Peugeot 508s to Improve Public Transport? / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 18 February 2017 — Seven in the morning at the bus stop at Acosta Avenue and Poey Street,… Continue reading
Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Some fifty Ladies in White were detained this Sunday on the Island, according to members of that dissident organization.
Former political prisoner and… Continue reading
Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Two Cubans have been rescued from the hands of their kidnappers on Isla Mujeres, as the result of a joint effort between the Federal… Continue reading
Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia by CARMEN SESIN
When Adrian Lezcano Rodriguez, a physical therapist from Cuba, was chosen to serve on a “mission” in the small town of Maroa in the Amazon… Continue reading
Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:12pm
TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than… Continue reading
McGovern in Cuba to discuss new partnerships Worcester Democrat is part of bipartisan delegation By Anthony Fay Published: February 20, 2017, 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (WWLP) – Congressman Jim McGovern is in Cuba with a group of other members of Congress,… Continue reading
Editorial: The Catholic Church takes a good step DDC | Madrid | 20 de Febrero de 2017 – 09:41 CET.
Ever since the trip to Cuba taken by Pope John Paul II, the Cuban Catholic Church’s dedication to the defense… Continue reading
Private Taxi Drivers Feel Harassed By The Cuban Government / Iván García
Iván García, 15 February 2017 — Decidedly, equanimity isn’t one of Pastor’s strong points. He’s an industrial engineer transformed into a private taxi driver, and six days a… Continue reading
Artists Supply is Short of Materials for Camaguey Salon / 14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto
14ymedio, Sol Garcia Basulto, Camaguey, 17 February 2017 – With a predominance of mixed techniques and recycled materials, Camaguey artists hide the shortage of raw materials… Continue reading
Local Producers Missing From Pinar Del Rio Wine Shop / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez
14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 17 February 2017 – The Pinar del Rio Casa de los Vinos (House of Wines) got off on a bad foot… Continue reading
Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick… Continue reading