Daily Archives: October 2, 2015
‘El Sexto’ Abandons Hunger Strike After 24 Days / 14ymedio Posted on October 2, 2015
Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) ends 24-day hunger strike with promise from prison authorities that he will be released in 15 days.
14ymedio, Havana, 1 October… Continue reading
It’s Not the “Blockade”: It’s Fear 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on October 1, 2015
14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 30 September 2015 – The Cuban leaders insist that the “blockade” is the main obstacle to economic development in Cuba. This was… Continue reading
Bergoglio’s Havana Tango / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on October 1, 2015
Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 27 September 2015 — The recently concluded visit of Pope Francis left Cuba awash in a wave of controversy. To the amazement of some and… Continue reading
A Queen Without Competition / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on October 2, 2015
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 1 October 2015 — The “Energy Revolution”, one of the last initiatives promoted by Fidel Castro before his public retirement, made some peculiar appliances… Continue reading
Editorial: Francis and the Dynasty DDC | Madrid | 2 Oct 2015 – 12:25 pm.
Pope Francis’s first speech following his arrival Havana was, to borrow from Jose Martí, one endorsing dialogue and convergence, and opposing dynasties and factions. Despite… Continue reading
Doctors Have (Limited) Internet Access HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 2 Oct 2015 – 12:27 pm.
They are starting to be connected, though at very slow speeds, and for just 25 hours a month. But it does mark… Continue reading
Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET
(Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez ?is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so,… Continue reading
Andres Oppenheimer: A Nobel Prize for Raul Castro!
Cuban dictator Raúl Castro deserves a Nobel Prize in political chutzpah: He is demanding reparations for the five-decade-old U.S. trade embargo of the island, neglecting to mention that it was imposed after… Continue reading
Hotel Chains Are Racing to Build a Presence Across Cuba Mike Stone and Mitra Taj, Reuters – Oct 01, 2015 9:43 am
U.S. hotel chains are in the unfavorable position of going up against European brands that have already established… Continue reading
Hurricane Joaquin expected to reach Cuba, Haiti and Domician Republic Friday Off-short storm could bring strong wind, rain to NH next week UPDATED 11:54 PM EDT Oct 01, 2015
MANCHESTER, N.H. —Hurricane Joaquin continues to gain strength near the Bahamas.… Continue reading
Scheduled U.S.-Cuba Flights Unlikely to Start This Year A meeting in Havana this week failed to resolve technical and regulatory issues By DOUG CAMERON Updated Oct. 1, 2015 3:28 p.m. ET
The U.S. and Cuba are continuing work on re-establishing… Continue reading
U.S. airlines ‘eager’ to begin scheduled service to Cuba
After two days of talks in Havana, no timetable for scheduled service Five or six U.S. airlines have expressed interest Cuba also wants its airlines to offer scheduled service to U.S.… Continue reading
The one-sided relationship with Cuba By Editorial Board October 1 at 8:21 PM
SINCE DEC. 17, President Obama has been engaged in a sweeping overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations at the heart of which are conciliatory gestures by Washington; more travel… Continue reading