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Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com This was the premise of a case involving a Cuban resident in Miami accused of illegally bringing women from the island and forcing them into sex slavery in the United States. Silvio Clark Morales, 31, plead guilty in federal court Thursday to […] Continue reading

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […] Continue reading

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba?

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba? TRANSPORTATION By Kristina Webb – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Does Donald Trump’s election mean you should put your 2017 plans to visit Cuba back on ice? It’s too soon to tell what effect a Trump presidency could have on how U.S. airlines operate to […] Continue reading

Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination

Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The president of the Democracy Movement, Ramón Saúl Sánchez, said Tuesday in Miami that his organization would ‘take action’ against American Airlines’ “apartheid policies” toward its Cuban-American employees if said policies are not changed within 24 hours. “The Democracy […] Continue reading

Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them

Cuba won’t allow Cuban-Americans flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com When American Airlines launched the first of an unprecedented 12 daily commercial flights from Miami to six cities in Cuba, the company rolled out the Cuban-American brass to mark the milestone at Miami International Airport. At a […] Continue reading

En la era del terror, ¿por qué está apurado Obama en abrir vuelos diarios a Cuba?

En la era del terror, ¿por qué está apurado Obama en abrir vuelos diarios a Cuba? Posted on 15 julio, 2016 Por Mike González* Como el horrible ataque en Niza dejó nuevamente claro la noche del jueves, Estados Unidos está en medio de una guerra mundial contra los terroristas que buscan explotar los puntos débiles […] Continue reading

Historic cruise to Cuba returns to Miami after forging new ties

Historic cruise to Cuba returns to Miami after forging new ties Cubans warmly welcomed ship during stops in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago Passengers say there weren’t enough opportunities for exchanges with Cuban people Fathom officials acknowledge their fledgling on-shore programs need improvement BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Fathom Adonia returned to Miami shortly before 6:30 […] Continue reading

Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami

Cubans Cheer the First Cruise Ship From Miami / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 2 May 2016 — The clock struck nine as the cruise ship Adonia entered the bay of Havana. Dozens of people enthusiastically welcomed the first pleasure boat to come to the island from Miami in the last […] Continue reading

Yes, the Castros can be pressured

Yes, the Castros can be pressured ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 3 Mayo 2016 – 8:39 am. The Castro brothers’ caving in and allowing Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba aboard Carnival cruise ships revealed that they are vulnerable. Despite their efforts to conceal it, it is clear that they can be successfully pressured. […] Continue reading

With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba

With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba Carnival’s Fathom line makes history Sunday with first U.S. cruise to Cuba in more than 50 years Protests, two lawsuits, exile ire over a Cuban policy threatened to scuttle the cruise After Cuban policy shift, about a dozen Cuban-born passengers will be […] Continue reading

Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns

Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns The Associated Press Carnival says it will delay the first cruise from the United States to Cuba if the Cuban government does not allow Cuban-Americans to travel aboard. Cuban regulations bar people born in Cuba from returning to the country by ship. As a result, Carnival had […] Continue reading

The Cuban Exodus – Causes and Effects

The Cuban Exodus: Causes and Effects DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 30 Nov 2015 – 11:51 pm. The inexorable exodus of Cubans has become a crisis once again. While thousands of countrymen are stuck at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border, the Government of Cuba chooses to deny the main cause. In recent months thousands of […] Continue reading

Blurring Boundaries Between Art and Activism in Cuba

Blurring Boundaries Between Art and Activism in Cuba In Cuba, Artistic Freedom Remains an Open Question By VICTORIA BURNETTJAN. 23, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Of the half-dozen pieces that form Tania Bruguera’s series “Tatlin’s Whisper,” the one that the Cuban government silenced may have resounded most. An attempt by Ms. Bruguera, a New York-based Cuban […] Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Pyrrhic Victory

Raul Castro’s Pyrrhic Victory / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2015 After the jubilation over the arrival in Cuba of the three spies imprisoned in the US comes to an end, when the campaign of tributes in the official media is over and the lights installed on the stands for government agents to hear […] Continue reading

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] 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

In Miami, the Cuban school uniform finds a market

Posted on Sunday, 09.07.14 In Miami, the Cuban school uniform finds a market BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — At the Dollarazo discount store in Miami, a row of red-wine colored pants, shorts and jumpers offers a regular customer favorite — near exact copies of the Cuban school uniform. “Customers would ask for it,” […] Continue reading

An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White

An Interview with Berta Soler, Leader of the Ladies in White / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 28, 2013 (Exclusive, Iván García in Havana) If you want confirmation that socialism does not work, do yourself a favor and visit Alamar. This community, twenty minutes east of Havana, is an example of real urban chaos. A […] Continue reading

Cuba’s New Real Estate Market, Betting on the Future, Wary of the Past

Yoani Sanchez – Award-winning Cuban blogger Cuba’s New Real Estate Market, Betting on the Future, Wary of the Past Posted: 05/18/2013 5:19 pm Placing zeros to the right seems to be the preferred sport of those who put a price on the homes they sell in Cuba today. A captive market at the end of […] Continue reading

Hialeah business supplies spare parts for Cuban autos

Posted on Wednesday, 10.03.12 Hialeah business supplies spare parts for Cuban autos Drivers in Cuba who need to keep their cars running look to Hialeah for hard-to-find spare parts. By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@ElNuevoHerald.com Fernando Sardiñas uses his weekends to work as an illegal taxi driver in Havana. He does it in his loyal but […] Continue reading

Cuban authorities fighting shuttle trade

Cuban authorities fighting shuttle tradeDec 30, 2011 03:57 Moscow TimeCuba New customs regulations aimed at countering the "shuttle" trade, have come into effect in Cuba. Starting with December 30th, customs officials will confiscate goods and products that are imported into the country by private individuals "for commercial purposes." Customs will be guided by two new [...] Continue reading

How best to empower Cuba’s civil resistance

Posted on Tuesday, 03.15.11 How best to empower Cuba's civil resistanceBY ORLANDO GUTIERREZ-BORONAT People-power revolutions have changed the political landscape of the world over the last 25 years. Most, such as those in formerly Communist Central and Eastern Europe, have succeeded. Others, as in China and Burma, have failed for now. In those where violence [...] Continue reading

CUBAN GOVERNMENT DENIES WORKERS THEIR TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS

CUBAN GOVERNMENT DENIES WORKERS THEIR TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS Despite Increased Repression Independent Unions Continue to Emerge Inside CubaBy Jack Otero During the Clinton Administration Mr. Otero served as Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary of Labor-Designate and was the U.S. Government Representative on the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) [...] Continue reading

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba
Samuel Farber

ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a
serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel
Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother
Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the
1959 Revolution,… Continue reading