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Confusion mounts over Port Tampa Bay’s Cuba intentions

Confusion mounts over Port Tampa Bay’s Cuba intentions Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:30am TAMPA — The official word from Port Tampa Bay last week was that the port had no intention of entering into an agreement that would open the door to possible future business dealings with Cuba. Other ports […] Continue reading

East Coast ports, including Charleston’s, debate Cuban trade

East Coast ports, including Charleston’s, debate Cuban trade By David Wren dwren@postandcourier.com Jan 29, 2017 El Nuevo Herald via Associated Press The first legal exports from Cuba to the U.S. in more than 50 years arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. The shipment aboard the K-Storm included two containers of artisanal […] Continue reading

Gov. Scott doesn’t want Florida’s ports making deals with Cuba

Gov. Scott doesn’t want Florida’s ports making deals with Cuba JANUARY 25, 2017 3:43 PM BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com Florida Gov. Rick Scott threatened Wednesday to strip state funds from two South Florida seaports ready to sign business deals with the Cuban government. Over three posts on Twitter, the governor said he would ask state […] Continue reading

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1)

What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 December 2016 — At the exit of the Bay Tunnel, the P-11 bus is packed with passengers. While the riders enjoy the view of the sea, the odor of saltpeter fills their noses. In this stretch of Havana’s geography, where Monumental Avenue […] Continue reading

Fidel’s best-sold myth

Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading

Nothing but a jeep separates the sublime from the ridiculous

Nothing but a jeep separates the sublime from the ridiculous EUGENIO YÁÑEZ | Miami | 6 de Diciembre de 2016 – 14:11 CET. In Castro’s Cuba, a kind of Macondo in real time, anything can happen. For example, the jeep carrying Fidel Castro’s ashes can even broke down as it enters Santiago de Cuba, with […] Continue reading

Cubana’s fleet – VIPs come first

Cubana’s fleet: VIPs come first MICHEL SUÁREZ | Madrid | 21 de Noviembre de 2016 – 23:11 CET. Cubana de Aviación has blamed its disastrous state (once again) to the US embargo. “There are no aviation supply companies in the world that dare to sell direct to Cuba,” the company’s director recently alleged. As he […] Continue reading

Cuban classic cars – a dying breed?

Cuban classic cars: a dying breed? Andrew English, motoring correspondent 27 JUNE 2016 • 4:53PM Cuba’s roads are crowded with Fifties Americana due mainly to US sanctions. But as things change politically and economically, is Cuba about to lose a charming part of its heritage? Visitors to Cuba return with stories of the dance music, […] Continue reading

Lawmakers accuse Homeland Security of doublespeak on Cuba flight risks

Lawmakers accuse Homeland Security of doublespeak on Cuba flight risks By JENNIFER SCHOLTES 05/17/16 07:18 PM EDT Piling security concerns atop their political complaints, House Republicans say initiating commercial air service from Cuba is a disaster waiting to happen, and accused the Obama administration of fast-walking flights to shore up the president’s legacy. Obama administration […] Continue reading

Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit?

Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 4 Mar 2016 – 12:56 pm. Imagine thousands of Cubans —members of the CDR, the Territorial Militia Troops and even the Communist Party— spontaneously clapping and cheering the US President while he strolls, smiling, through the streets of Havana, accompanied by Raúl […] Continue reading

Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy

Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 13 January 2016 — There were more than seven thousand arrests of dissidents in 2015, with most detentions lasting several hours. Beatings, harassment, acts of repudiation and degrading treatment by police are common in Cuba. Political reforms are not […] Continue reading

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on November 16, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 12 November 2015 — Recently the octogenarian Raul Castro again spoke about his upcoming retirement in February of 2018. For someone who has never not heard the same last name leading the country during […] Continue reading

Castro’s Marielitos For Medicaid

Castro’s Marielitos For Medicaid 10/13/2015 05:25 PM ET Socialism: After years of touting the putting-people-first humanity of Cuba’s communism, the Castro regime has decided it’s easier to outsource costs for its retirees to the U.S. When did the U.S. become Cuba’s 401(k)? For years, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his brother Raul have preached the […] Continue reading

German sets FloridaCuba speedboat record

German sets Florida-to-Cuba speedboat record AFP August 2, 2015, 6:42 am Havana (AFP) – A German businessman and power boating fanatic on Saturday broke a 57-year-old record for the fastest boat crossing between the United States and Cuba. Roger Klueh, 50, powered his “Apache Star” powerboat the 160 kilometers (90 miles) separating Key West and […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List By Ana Quintana The Obama Administration has recently chosen to normalize relations with Cuba. In addition to establishing embassies and expanding commercial transactions, the White House has also declared that Cuba will be removed from the State Department’s State […] Continue reading

Uncovering a dark secret at ‘Model Prison’

Uncovering a dark secret at ‘Model Prison’ BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 10/26/2014 9:46 AM 10/26/2014 2:46 PM On a remote island off the southwest coast of Cuba stands a complex of circular structures once described by French philosopher Michel Foucault as a perfect model of disciplinary power. Those held there can’t tell if an […] Continue reading

Seven Years of Governing

Raul Castro: Seven Years of Governing / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 4, 2013 Giving an accounting of their administration was never among the priorities of the Castro brothers. The modern caudillos are considered beyond good and evil. Indeed, Fidel Castro managed the nation like a private bodega, with outlandish economic plans, bypassing the state […] Continue reading

When Fidel Castro Wanted to Break Up the Dissident Movement

When Fidel Castro Wanted to Break Up the Dissident Movement / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 8, 2013 2003 was an incredible year. Harassment, arbitrary detentions, acts of repudiation and verbal assaults against the opposition by the government were rising. There was an escalation by the government against peaceful dissidents and independent journalists. Castro called […] Continue reading

Returning To Cuba

Returning To Cuba As a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Carlo Bruno spent time in Cuba during WW II. After 69 years, Bruno returned to the island as part of a cultural exchange program. by Dennis Hannon April 05, 2013 The brothers Raul and Fidel Castro, notorious as keepers of political prisons, might […] Continue reading

An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro

An Embrace Between Equals: Alexander Lukashenko and Raúl Castro / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez A colorfully painted presidential plane landed at José Marti airport last Sunday, and by Monday afternoon was already taking off again, headed to Venezuela. Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Cuba, part of a brief tour of Latin America that included […] Continue reading