Daily Archives: August 19, 2011
Monied Cubans Flock to Varadero HotelsAugust 18, 2011By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, August 18 — Privileged Cubans are flocking in record numbers this summer to Varadero Hotels reported the Ministry of Tourism on Thursday.
While the average Cuban professional struggles… Continue reading
Cuba seeking oil spill agreement with Mexico
The Cuban government and state oil company CubaPetróleo (Cupet) are seeking to reactivate an 11-year old cooperation agreement with Mexico and state oil company Pemex, Mexican daily Milenio reported.
Pemex and Cupet signed… Continue reading
Globe Editorial – The Boston Globe
Crushing dissent in CubaAugust 19, 2011
WHILE THE Syrian government's savage attacks on anti-government protesters have rightly drawn the world's attention, it isn't only on the other side of the world that dictatorial rulers… Continue reading
Cubana pre-orders three Antonov planes
Russia's Ilyushin Finance Co. signed a letter of intent to finance Cuba's purchase of three Antonov An-158 passenger aircraft at an undisclosed price, Russian news agency Interfax reported.
The pre-contract also includes an option for… Continue reading
HRW's Credibility Seen from CubaAugust 19, 2011Erasmo Calzadilla
At the end of July, Human Rights Watch (HRW) was news in Cuba again. The non-governmental organization questioned the Obama administration for not legally prosecuting George W. Bush and other high officials… Continue reading
An Old Man's IslandBy George H. Wittman on 8.19.11 @ 6:07AM
To lure a Cuban into actually telling you what he thinks requires something akin to a blood relationship, so it's hard to know how the average citizen feels about… Continue reading
US maintains Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria on terror sponsors' listWashington, Aug 19 (PTI)
The US has retained Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria on the list nations which allegedly sponsor of terrorism.
The State Department retained these four countries in this… Continue reading
Cuba, the Same Ration of Hate / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G.
This article was written by Luis Felipe Rojas and published on the digital newspaper, Cubaencuentro.
Little time has passed since the conclusion of the VI… Continue reading
Going Shopping, Punishment or Pleasure? / Rebeca MonzoRebeca Monzo, Translator: Unstated
For many years now, what was a very pleasurable way to spend time before 1959 — going shopping — even if just standing outside and looking in the shop… Continue reading
Ticket to (Another) Paradise / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Angelica Morales
The landing gear descended and, as vertiginous as it is, rushed his body into the daylight. Hanging upside down, cut by irons and cables, semi naked, the… Continue reading
Dutch FM wants to keep Cuba relations low-key
Relations between the Netherlands and Cuba should not extend beyond diplomatic contact through embassies, Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal told parliament today.
The minister said open dialogue with the Cuban authorities was… Continue reading