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Monthly Archives: August 2014

In Cuba, entrepreneurial spirits sparkle Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 2:28 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014

MIAMI – Cuba is a land that remains a mystery to most Americans.

Are the economic changes instituted in recent years by President Raul Castro… Continue reading

Students get rare opportunity to visit Cuba By William SchmidtOn August 26, 2014

With the control of Cuba falling into the hands of Fidel Castro in 1959, Americans no longer had easy accessibility to visit the island. But in May,… Continue reading

Wetlands cover nearly one tenth of Cuba English.news.cn 2014-08-26 11:36:24

HAVANA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Wetlands, including inland and coastal swampland, occupied 10,410 square km of land area, or 9.3 percent of Cuba, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported Monday.… Continue reading

A Thief Who Steals from a Thief… / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on August 25, 2014

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 23 August 2014 — “Beds, furniture, mattresses, heaters”, is the soft cry from a reseller who prowls around the Carlos… Continue reading

36 Cubans ride a raft to Honduras Published August 25, 2014 EFE

Thirty-six Cubans trying to reach the United States sailed on a raft to the Swan Islands (Islas del Cisne) in the Honduran Caribbean, and will be taken in… Continue reading

Nearly 500,000 Cubans are self-employed Published August 25, 2014 EFE

The number of workers in Cuba’s private sector continues to rise, so by the end of July there were 471,085 people working for themselves, according to official data released Monday.… Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on Christians PERSECUTION By JULIA A. SEYMOUR Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious liberty violations almost doubling… Continue reading

Caregiving exacerbates the burden for women in Cuba SUNDAY, 24 AUGUST 2014 19:28

HAVANA, Cuba–Hortensia Ramírez feels like she needs more hands to care for her 78-year-old mother, who suffers from arteriosclerosis, do the housework, and make homemade baked goods… Continue reading

Cuba, all over again PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com

In 1978/79 when I was a grad student at the Kennedy School of Government (now the Harvard Kennedy School) we were treated to the seminal work of the then dean of… Continue reading

Angel Santiesteban Transferred to La Lima Prison / 14ymedio Posted on August 24, 2014

14YMEDIO, Havana, August 22, 2014 – The writer Angel Santiesteban might have been transferred to La Lima prison, located in the Havana municipality of Guanabacoa. The… Continue reading

Another “Broom” Law / Rosa Maria Rodriguez Posted on August 23, 2014

The National Assembly or Cuban parliament easily approved (nothing odd for that body when the issue is something that, although not divinely ordained, “comes from above”) the new… Continue reading

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