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    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros February 04, 2015 12:00 am  •  MONA CHAREN Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. He wants us to lift the trade embargo, remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terror and give Cuba the U.S. naval base at […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

    Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale

    Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 15, 2014 In the Zamora neighbourhood, next to the Carlos J. Finlay military hospital, in the Marianao Council area, in Eastern Havana, many of the neighbours don’t know anything about the background of Allan Gross, the US contractor, who is stuck […] Continue reading

    Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him

    Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him By Carol D. Leonnig and Manuel Roig-Franzia July 7 at 8:32 PM Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted […] Continue reading

    Canadá cierra el puño a los depredadores

    Publicado el miércoles, 09.18.13 Canadá cierra el puño a los depredadores ROBERT CRIBB, JENNIFER QUINN Y JULIAN SHER THE TORONTO STAR El gobierno canadiense ha prometido reformas sin precedentes para proteger a los niños extranjeros de los depredadores sexuales canadienses, incluyendo la creación de un registro de “acceso público” sobre los depredadores de alto riesgo. […] Continue reading

    Between Neglect and Helplessness.

    Between Neglect and Helplessness. Prostitution in Cuba, Part 3 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 16, 2013 Official secrecy and complicit silence The original sin of the “Cuban Revolution” in relation to prostitution lies not in the fact of its not being able to eradicate it, a clearly impossible task, but in denying its very […] Continue reading

    Cuban hotel guests complain of prostitution

    Posted on Tuesday, 07.16.13 Cuban hotel guests complain of prostitution BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Most online guest reviews of beach resorts mention the quality of the sand, the water, the food and the towels and linens. And the Club Marea del Portillo and adjoining Club Farallón on Cuba’s southeastern coast are no different. But […] Continue reading

    Depredador convicto canadiense abusó de niñas en Cuba

    Publicado el sábado, 03.16.13 Depredador convicto canadiense abusó de niñas en Cuba Estas historias son el resultado de una investigación conjunta de los reporteros Juan O. Tamayo de El Nuevo Herald y Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn y Julian Sher del Toronto Star James McTurk tiene 78 años. Tiene el cabello ralo y blanco, espejuelos y […] Continue reading

    Prostitución de menores en Cuba es un hecho innegable

    Prostitución de menores en Cuba es un hecho innegable El canadiense de unos 50 años entra a un bar, su brazo izquierdo firmemente anclado a la cintura de una joven prostituta mientras suelta una sonrisa pícara. El barman, con un guiño, lo recibe como a un viejo amigo."Es difícil no sentirse inspirado por esto", dice […] Continue reading

    How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

    Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The […] Continue reading

    Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba

    Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba Toronto man James McTurk, 78, has been convicted twice on child porn charges, and now faces charges of child sex tourism for abusing children in Cuba. At the Toronto Police Service, a small group of investigators is dedicated to sifting through […] Continue reading

    James McTurk: Portrait of an alleged sex tourist in Cuba

    Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex tourism in Cuba | First of three parts James McTurk: Portrait of an alleged sex tourist in Cuba These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. James McTurk is 78. […] Continue reading

    Spanish driver in Oswaldo Payá crash to be tried Aug. 31

    Posted on Friday, 08.17.12 Spanish driver in Oswaldo Payá crash to be tried Aug. 31 It is not known if the Cuban government will allow journalists to attend the trial in the eastern city of Bayamo. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The Spanish politician accused in the deaths of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold […] Continue reading

    A definition for Mariela Castro’s ‘mafia’

    Posted on Friday, 06.01.12 CASTRO CLAN A definition for Mariela Castro's 'mafia' BY LAUREN VANESSA LOPEZ lvlopez@miami.edu Mariela Castro Espín, the daughter of Gen. Raúl Castro, was in the United States speaking about the rights of the LGBT community. While reportedly speaking to a group of medical professionals and transgender advocates, Mariela went significantly off-topic […] Continue reading

    Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales Licea

    Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Unstated 1. The Arab spring Only when the events in Egypt exceeded the predictions, did the Cuban press note (with tweezers) some isolated incidents. Nor had it published anything earlier about the riots in Tunisia and Yemen, nor did […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s repression takes on more racial tint under Raul Castro

    Posted on Saturday, 10.15.11RACIAL INEQUALITY Cuba's repression takes on more racial tint under Raul CastroBY JON B. PERDUETwitter@jonperdue Unlike the pervasive myth of universal literacy and quality healthcare that has gone unchecked and unchallenged for decades, Cuba's fabled championing of the Afro-Cuban community is one Cuban myth that has been shattered since Fidel Castro handed […] Continue reading

    New Accusation of Assault / Angel Santiesteban

    New Accusation of Assault / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Photo of a fragment of a document from the file of Ángel Santiesteban-Prats where you can read at the end in a handwritten note: "Case of interest to the Minister." Refers to General Colome Ibarra. Cuba's totalitarian regime treats Defense Attorneys as unwelcome to those […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Repression Escalates

    THE AMERICAS – OCTOBER 3, 2011 Cuba's Repression EscalatesThe loosening of travel restrictions by the U.S. is read as weakness in Havana.By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson returned home from an attempted hostage-rescue mission to Cuba last month empty-handed and "still scratching [his] head" as to why the Castro regime double-crossed […] Continue reading

    CHANGE IN CUBA?

    CHANGE IN CUBA?12-08-2011.Paul MeoFormer official of the World Bank with a very extensive experience in developing countries and a long term member of ASCE (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The early August meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), held in Miami , was different from some of the more recent ones. First, there […] Continue reading

    Political Interest: The Only Thing Driving Cuban Justice

    Political Interest: The Only Thing Driving Cuban JusticeLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated In December 2009, Cuban State Security detained without charges the USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, for bringing satellite connection equipment to the island. At the end of March 2010, the Department of Technical Investigations (DTI) which serves the "section of evils" (prostitution), arrested an Italian […] 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

    The Sound of Change: Can Music Save Cuba?

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008The Sound of Change: Can Music Save Cuba?By Nathan Thornburgh/Havana If this were a music video, it would start in this living room in Havana, with a tight shot of the skinny kid in the white tank top at the keyboard. He counts it off from four, and with a sort of […] Continue reading

    EU embassy in Cuba inert amid sanctions talks

    EU embassy in Cuba inert amid sanctions talks11.06.2007 – 17:41 CET | By Francesco Guarascio EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Four years after it was set up, the European Commission delegation in Cuba remains without any clear mandate to help civil society or promote EU values, even as Spanish pressure in Brussels is pushing the EU [...] Continue reading