Daily Archives: November 8, 2013
The Magic Lantern Is Switched Off / Yoani Sanchez Posted on November 7, 2013
Robert is closing down his 3D movie business. He has put a price on the projector, the glasses, and even the popcorn machine. He was only… Continue reading
Slippery Slope / Fernando Damaso Posted on November 7, 2013
The closing, on 1 November, of the 3D movie rooms, and the ban, after 30 December, of private shops, deals a hard blow to self-employment. The authorities, once again (we… Continue reading
Cuba Has A Currency Problem By Danielle Buhagiar
Cuba’s dual currency system has created the one thing the revolution was meant to wipe out – a class system. Proposed reforms to the system can’t come soon enough, writes Danielle Buhagiar… Continue reading
Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi in UN Rights Council Educ By UN Watch (Bio and Archives) Thursday, November 7, 2013
GENEVA, – Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose… Continue reading
Buena Vista Social Club set for final tour November 8, 2013, 4:10 pm
The stars of Cuban supergroup the Buena Vista Social Club are set to embark on a farewell tour.
After 16 years as a group, the Grammy-winning artists… Continue reading
World’s ‘most flagrant abusers’ set to join UN Human Rights Council Among the nations poised to join the UN Human Rights Council are Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia, which have all stymied attempts by the council to look into their… Continue reading
A Soft — And Prosperous — Landing For Cubans Is In The U.S.’s Interest By TIM PADGETT
There are two basic realities about Cuba’s communist dictatorship that U.S. policy, and the anti-Castro hardliners that shape it, prefer to ignore. The… Continue reading
Venezuela and Cuba sign rule-of-origin accord
CUBA STANDARD — Cuba and Venezuela signed a trade agreement during the International Havana Fair establishing rules of origin for goods produced in both nations.
This is the 40th economic complementation agreement between the… Continue reading
Brazil contracting more Cuban doctors
CUBA STANDARD – Brazil is adding 3,000 Cuban doctors this week to the 2,400 Cuban doctors already in the country since September under the Mais Médicos program, Brazilian officials announced.
This exceeds the previously announced… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 11.07.13
Havana airport briefly evacuated for fire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — The main international terminal of Havana’s airport has been briefly evacuated due to a fire, but there are no reports of deaths or injuries.
Amalia… Continue reading
Posted on Thursday, 11.07.13
Former hijacking fugitive in Cuba ‘protests’ proceedings in Miami federal court BY JAY WEAVER JWEAVER@MIAMIHERALD.COM
William Potts Jr., the former longtime U.S. fugitive accused of hijacking a Miami-bound commercial airliner to Cuba almost 30 years ago,… Continue reading