Daily Archives: April 22, 2011
New OFAC guidelines encourage funding of private businesses
Under new guidelines for Cuba-related applications, the U.S. agency in charge of enforcing sanctions is encouraging sending funds to private businesses on the island.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) created… Continue reading
Reasons for an Injustice / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated
As if the proverbial mediocrity of the usual television programming weren't enough, in recent weeks there is a new series, incredibly badly made and edited even worse, that has been… Continue reading
Analysis: Aging Cuban rulers stumble over leadership renewalBy Jeff Franks
HAVANA | Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:30pm EDT
(Reuters) – President Raul Castro's admission at a Communist Party congress that Cuba lacks successors for its aging leaders underlined the old… Continue reading
Cuban dancer takes leap and lands in Tampa6:11 PM, Apr 21, 2011Kathryn Bursch
Tampa, Florida – In ballet, it's all about the feet and Nieser Zambrana has them.
"He has outstanding feet," says Peter Stark, the artistic director for Next… Continue reading
China to support Cuba's economic reforms
In a major symbolic gesture of support, Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged to support Cuba on its path of economic reform.
China is Cuba's second-largest economic partner and has provided billions of dollars in… Continue reading
US relaxes donation rules for CubaApril 23, 2011
MIAMI: The US government has released new rules defining which Americans may travel freely to Cuba, making it easier for US schools, churches and cultural groups to visit and increasing the amount… Continue reading
Cruises to Cuba coming?Written by Shawn Dake Shipping News Apr 21, 2011
United Caribbean Lines is a company without ships that isn't anywhere near starting service yet, but has come up with an interesting concept. They plan to use converted… Continue reading
New guidelines issued for travel to CubaBy Jane Engle Los Angeles Times Staff WriterApril 21, 2011, 10:24 a.m.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new guidelines for travel to Cuba, more than three months after President Obama announced he… Continue reading
Offshore rig could begin drilling by October
Construction of the Scarabeo 9 platform in Singapore will be completed by the end of June, Saipem SpA, the oil services company that owns the deep-sea drilling rig, said in its first-quarter report.… Continue reading
The Impenetrable Wall of Fear / Rosa María Rodríguez TorradoRosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Unstated
Since I was little I've heard countless times the use of the word fear associated with, among other things, the Cuban government. Sometimes, it comes… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 04.21.11
US honors Cuban women dissidentsThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has honored a group of mothers and wives of Cuban dissidents with an award for defending human rights.
Senior State Department official William Burns… Continue reading
Small, Ruinous, Immense Country / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G.
It's very difficult to get used to living in a country which gives off the image that nothing is happening, when in reality everything points to the… Continue reading
Between Antennas, Fines and Soap Operas / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated
Migdalia and Ramon can't watch the afternoon sopa opera since the State inspectors confiscated the antenna in the middle of February.
Migdalia Suarez Estevez and Ramon, a couple… Continue reading
Cuba's communist congress
The start of a long, slow goodbyeAge has at last caught up with the Castros and their revolution. New ideas are emerging slightly faster than new leadersApr 20th 2011 | HAVANA
WHEN serious illness forced him to… Continue reading
Leadership void a worry in CubaThursday, April 21, 2011The RecordTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — Raul Castro has begged patience from those seeking a generational change in Cuba, saying the country still lacks young leaders with the experience to take the… Continue reading
Cuba's challenge: Open up economy, but stay communistSONIA VERMA From Thursday's Globe and MailPublished Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011 9:07PM EDT
Cuba's leaders debated the document for days at this week's historic congress in Havana.
Its pages contain 311 modifications to… Continue reading
Gender Inequality Persists Behind Closed DoorsBy Ivet González
HAVANA, Apr 20, 2011 (IPS) – While gender roles have changed since Cuba's 1959 revolution, inequalities persist among men and women in private life, and young people are both accepting that… Continue reading
The Fidel Castro Era Draws to a Close in CubaMark Whittington – Wed Apr 20, 1:15 pm ET
The Fidel Castro era in Cuba is drawing to a close, not with a bang as has been attempted several times, including… Continue reading