Prosperous Cuban Entrepreneur Arrested / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 16 June 2017 — Alejandro Marcel Mendivil, successful entrepreneur, owner of El Litoral, a restaurant located at Malecon #161, between L & K, and the restaurant Lungo Mare, located… Continue reading
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 July 2017 — He dries his sweat and takes a drink of water from a bottle he carries in his backpack. “In my… Continue reading
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST.
What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation?
It is important to… Continue reading
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift
Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael… Continue reading
Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Cuban Sex Trafficking A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for operating a sex trafficking ring involving women he lured from Cuba. July 8, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
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Cuba: More Implicated in the Interior Ministry’s Stolen Documents Case / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 5 July 2017 — The case is notable for its strict secrecy and a degree of coercion. The highly irregular trial and mystifying… Continue reading
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso
Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction… Continue reading
Cuban Government Turns To New Forms Of Repression
14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2014 — Last June, there were 198 fewer arbitrary arrests of Cuban activists and opponents compared to the same month last year, according to a report by the… Continue reading
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.
Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the… Continue reading
The true face of GAESA in Havana’s Historic Quarter ROLANDO MARTÍNEZ | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2017 – 11:27 CEST.
“What has the change from Habaguanex to GAESA been like?”
“Because the military management is… Continue reading
How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba A trip to Santiago de Cuba should start with dinner at a paladar (family-run restaurant) and end with drinks on the roof of the Hotel Casa Granda. By JENNIFER… Continue reading
Trump’s Fault? ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 21 de Junio de 2017 – 10:47 CEST.
Donald Trump’s announcement of an alteration of his country’s policies towards Cuba caused a great stir. Despite its limited scope – in terms… Continue reading
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR… Continue reading
Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase… Continue reading
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) June 12, 2017
Havana, Cuba (CNN)For Cuban officials on the front lines of the fight against drug trafficking, the… Continue reading