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    Fidel Castro is dead

    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

    Castro Inc. – Cuba as Family Business

    Castro Inc.: Cuba as Family Business 04/04/2016 10:28 am ET | Updated 22 hours ago Daniel Williams Author of “Forsaken: The Persecution of Christians in Today’s Middle East,” available from O/R Books. Everyone is all aflutter about the coming changes for Cuba now that US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have attended a […] Continue reading

    Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S.

    Tampa, Cuba once shared network for smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: December 27, 2015 Coming from around the globe — Europe, Asia and the Middle East — they snuck into Tampa in the early 20th century disguised as fishermen or pleasure boat passengers and crew. Other times, […] Continue reading

    Fewer Spies in Miami Than Bullfighters in Madrid

    Fewer Spies in Miami Than Bullfighters in Madrid / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 19 October 2015 — The G2, Cuba’s domestic spy agency, is nothing more than a fun-loving caricature of the former KGB. What is difficult to believe is that the special services headquarters which direct espionage […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot?

    Is Cuba ready for its money shot? By Abigail Jones The Communist island is on the cusp of another revolution, this one fought with lines of credit instead of rifles and slogans Now that the country is opening up for the first time to US travellers in over five decades, hope, determination and money are […] Continue reading

    Inside Fidel Castro’s hometown – What next for Cuba?

    Inside Fidel Castro’s hometown: What next for Cuba? After over 50 years of isolation, Cuba may finally be ‘coming in from the cold’. But what does this mean for Fidel Castro’s country – and what do the people in his hometown make of it all? By Georgia Birch, Biran8:00AM GMT 28 Mar 2015 Muriel Ramirez […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats

    Cuba’s Bay of Fat Cats BY ABIGAIL JONES / MARCH 12, 2015 11:54 AM EDT Traveling from Miami to Havana is a haphazard, seemingly nonsensical process that requires patience, guile, humor and a ruthless willingness to cut lines. Thankfully, I’m traveling with Alberto Magnan, so we skip the airport check-in line because he knows a […] Continue reading

    Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

    Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

    Called to be Mosquito Hunters

    Called to be Mosquito Hunters / Jose Hugo Fernandez Posted on September 29, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – The generalship of the regime is showing particular interested in incorporating women into the army. In several sites in Havana where people gather signs have been posted lately calling on young unemployed women to sign up […] Continue reading

    Revolutionary Prostitutes

    Revolutionary Prostitutes. Prostitution In Cuba, Part 2 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 15, 2013 No social phenomenon arises suddenly or by spontaneous generation, rather it is the result of a long process of the accumulation of essential components. The rise of prostitution in “Socialist Cuba” is no exception. In fact, prostitution was not eliminated […] Continue reading

    Cuba, Where Sheep Are Trained To Venerate Wolves

    Op/Ed – 1/31/2012 @ 11:15AM Cuba, Where Sheep Are Trained To Venerate Wolves With the death of Cuban dissident Wilman Villar Mendoza, Cuba has lost one of its precious remaining brave souls. While a sputtering dissident movement shows occasional signs of life, reminding us of the hell the Cuban people endure, it casts a pale […] Continue reading

    Raising the Legal Age From 16 to 18

    "Yoani Sanchez – Award-Winning Cuban Blogger Cuba: Raising the Legal Age From 16 to 18Posted: 7/24/11 03:16 PM ET Going to a movie theater to see adult films, buying a beer in some bar, or being hired as an employee, are some of the proofs that we have arrived at the age of majority. When […] Continue reading

    Havana: Hookers a la carte / Iván García

    Havana: Hookers a la carte / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Regina Anavy When Roman, a tall, skinny guantanamero, who has spent three years living clandestinely in Havana, feels a burning sexual desire, he plans his binge. After working 12 hours selling trashy textiles and pirated tennis shoes in a street fair on Galiano, which brings […] Continue reading

    Opening Cuba to travel a bailout for Castro

    Opening Cuba to travel a bailout for Castro12:00 AM 06/29/2010 As the House Agriculture Committee prepares to vote Wednesday on a bill that would lift the travel ban on Cuba bolster the Castro regime with American tourism dollars, I remember the words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who wrote about the horrors of living in a Soviet […] Continue reading

    CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC?

    Visions from Two TheoriesA place to put musings and other materials about:How and why people's space-time-action orientations (STA)affect their mindsets.How and why four major forms of organization — tribes, hierarchical institutions, markets, and networks (TIMN) —affect social evolution. — a TIMN perspective CUBA: READY TO EXIT ITS EVOLUTIONARY CUL-DE-SAC? "…assuming that the post-Fidel regime endures,the […] Continue reading

    The Isolation of Cuban Youth

    The Isolation of Cuban YouthAnd the problem of prostitutionBy Gabriel Aubry GayónSpecial to The Epoch TimesApr 07, 2008 Lucia and her son Mario are sitting in their living room, watching a cultural show on state television in their modest apartment in Vedado, an upscale Havana neighborhood. They have a visitor: Arnold, a retired American professional [...] Continue reading

    Castro: What he has and what is required from him

    Castro: What he has and what is required from himFarouk Luqman While the Cuban leader Fidel Castro struggles with senility, the international media continues publishing various analyses about Cuba under Castro since the 1959 Revolution against the regime of the former President Partesta, who had closer ties with the United States. Until the Revolution broke [...] Continue reading

    CUBA: A SHORT-TERM POLITICAL FORECAST

    CUBA: A SHORT-TERM POLITICAL FORECAST

    Pyotr Romanov
    Moscow
    RIA Novosti political commentator
    Infosearch:
    José F. Sánchez
    Analista
    Bureau Chief
    Cuba
    Research Dept.
    La Nueva Cuba
    December 2, 2006

    Making political forecasts is not unlike trying to predict the weather
    or earthquakes-it is easier to guess what will happen in two years than
    tomorrow morning, so I will not aspire to… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,
    the government bureaucracy, and… Continue reading

    Forbidden Cuba

    From the Los Angeles Times
    Forbidden Cuba
    Despite travel restrictions, American tourists are still finding their
    way to the little island to our south

    By Rosemary McClure
    Times Staff Writer

    February 12, 2006

    9HAVANAThe Rev. John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old
    Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led
    vesper services… Continue reading

    Cuba, suspended in time

    JOURNEY TO HAVANA AND BEYOND

    Cuba, suspended in time

    Stricter U.S. rules have made it harder to visit this country of old-world mystique and real-world problems.

    By Rosemary McClure
    Times Staff Writer

    January 15, 2006

    FATHER John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led vesper… Continue reading