Daily Archives: April 17, 2011
Posted on Sunday, 04.17.11
Fidel Castro gives brother key vote of confidenceBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press
HAVANA — Fidel Castro apologized on Sunday for not making it to a military parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of his victory over CIA-backed exiles… Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 04.17.11
Cuban communists headed for oblivionBy CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANERwww.firmaspress.
An old and disappointed Cuban communist told me, during a recent brief encounter in Madrid: "This Sixth Party Congress reminds me of the atmosphere of sadness and nostalgia… Continue reading
Ariel Arzuaga Peña Without the Right to Defend Himself / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G.
I've spent some nights now trying to talk to the wife of Ariel Arzuaga, a defender of human rights in the city… Continue reading
Carter, an Invitation to Start Back at Square One / Dimas CastellanosDimas Castellanos, Translator: Unstated
In a context of allegations in the media about an alleged war in cyberspace against Cuba, the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has just arrived… Continue reading
Castro: No accumulation of property under reformsUpdated: Saturday, 16 Apr 2011, 3:28 PM MDT
HAVANA (AP) – Cuban President Raul Castro has told a Communist Party summit that economic changes will not allow the accumulation of private property.
Castro says… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 04.16.11
Raul Castro proposes political term limits in CubaBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press
HAVANA — For the first time since he and his brother came to power more than a half century ago, President Raul Castro proposed term… Continue reading
Fifty years after the Bay of Pigs, Cuba is a long way from its socialist revolution
The government is preparing to transform the country's economy as Fidel Castro says the Cuban model no longer worksRory Carroll in the Bay of… Continue reading
Latest update: 16/04/2011– Communist parties – Cuba – Raul Castro – Reform
Communist Congress set to vote on economic reforms
Delegates of Cuba's Communist Party are meeting to vote on economic reforms ushered in under Raul Castro, as the country's… Continue reading
Commentary: Strategy and Politics
No US air cover for Cubans at the Bay of Pigs
This week marks the 50th anniversary of a US-planned invasion of Cuba that ended disastrously when Cuban volunteers ran out of ammunition against thousands of… Continue reading
16 April 2011 Last updated at 09:58 GMT
A last hurrah for Cuba's communist rulersBy Michael Voss BBC News, Havana
Cuba's Communist Party is holding its first Congress in 14 years, and for the country's ageing leaders it could be… Continue reading
Cuba prepares for life after CastroBy Marc Frank in HavanaPublished: April 16 2011 17:06
Cuba prepared for the future with a blast from the past on Saturday as the Communist party staged a military parade and huge popular march to… Continue reading
Shoes in Cuba Have More Lives Than a Cat / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Raul G.
Buying a new pair of shoes is a real headache for everyday Cubans. There are two ways to get your hands on footwear in… Continue reading
"The Internet is the brainchild of the CIA," the Cuban government tells us / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Raul G.
When I started working at the independent press agency, Cuba Press, in December of 1995, internet sounded like a science… Continue reading
16/04 10:33 CETCommunism – Cuba – Cuban politics
Wind of change set to ruffle Cuban communists
Half a century after Cuban revolutionaries fought off an American attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro with the Bay of Pigs invasion, the communist party… Continue reading
Saturday, April 16th 2011 – 09:41 UTC
Cuba admits food imports bill is up 25% and "miracles are running out"
Cuba announced Friday that it will have to spend 25% more than its original estimates to pay the cost of… Continue reading
Cuban court studying appeal from U.S. contractorBy Nelson AcostaHAVANA | Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:59pm EDT
(Reuters) – Cuba's highest court has received an appeal by U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross seeking to overturn a 15-year jail sentence handed down… Continue reading