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    An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name

    An Illegal Business Operating Under Protection of the Castro Name / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 9 February 2017 — In Cuba being a member of the Castro family is like having a modern-day license to commit piracy. This inalienable right comes in handy for the dynasty’s descendants, especially those born with the compound […] Continue reading

    Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants

    Hidden Agenda Behind the Attack on Cuba’s Private Restaurants / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 24 October 2015 — Some news outlets echoed the words of the Vice President in charge of the Council of Provincial Administration for Havana, Isabel Hamze, when she exposed the Havana Government’s reasons for temporarily suspending the issue of […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Private Restaurant Owners are Worried

    Cuba’s Private Restaurant Owners are Worried / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana 20 October 2016 — Chinese, Italian or international food fill the menus of Cuban paladares, but lately fear has starred as the main dish on the menu of these private restaurants. The jewel in the crown of entrepreneurship on the island […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Private Restaurants, Struggling Not to Die of Success

    Cuba’s Private Restaurants, Struggling Not to Die of Success / EFE-14ymedio, Lorena Canto EFE/via 14ymedio, Lorena Canto, Havana – Private restaurants, popularly known as paladares (palates), are under the scrutiny of the Cuban government, which has temporarily suspended the granting of licenses in the sector due to alleged breaches of rules in a booming industry […] Continue reading

    Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

    Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] 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

    Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community

    Cuba slowly accepting LGBT community Being gay in Cuba means many still have to live a double life Will Ripley, CNN Published: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Updated: December 10, 2015, 1:30 am Cuba, US begins talks on confiscated property, damages Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain HAVANA (CNN) – As […] Continue reading

    The Lying Cuban Press

    The Lying Cuban Press / Cubanet, Victor Manuel Dominguez Posted on April 3, 2015 Montonous, grey, controlled, censored, demagogic, jingoistic, for more than half a century as spokesperson for phantom successes Cubanet.org, Victor Manuel Dominguez, Havana, 31 March 2015 (Cuba Sindical) – The “Revolutionary” Cuban press, characterized as demagogic, monotonous, manipulative, with a grey design, […] 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

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement

    Relaxed Cuba Welcomes Visitors as Locals Wait for Economic Improvement
    Anita Snow, Associated Press
    Feb 22, 2015 12:00 pm

    It’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Cuba, but it’s certainly the right
    environment for change.
    — Jason Clampet

    Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and
    electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in… Continue reading

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change

    Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change
    BY ANITA SNOW ASSOCIATED PRESS
    02/18/2015 12:11 AM 02/18/2015 12:12 AM

    HAVANA
    Rolling toward customs with a 60-pound suitcase filled with clothing and
    electronics for friends, my stomach clenched when a female agent in a
    light green uniform approached. As a former longtime Cuba correspondent
    returning after nearly six years,… 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

    Tourism was Cuba’s way out of lean times

    Tourism was Cuba’s way out of lean times It’s anybody’s guess how locals will handle changing relationship with US Sat, Jan 31, 2015, 01:00 Cuba’s new tourism was the child of despair. For most Cubans, malnutrition is no distant memory. Its sugar economy went south overnight after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The loss […] Continue reading

    Are Cuba’s Economic Reforms For Real?

    Are Cuba’s Economic Reforms For Real? Cuba has started making concessions to capitalism, but not out of necessity. Rob Montz | December 9, 2014 Over the summer, the proletariat paradise dispatched a fleet of state-trained doctors to West Africa to care for Ebola patients as part of its long-standing “global medical diplomacy” division. Regime officials […] Continue reading

    We Are Fewer But With More Problems

    We Are Fewer But With More Problems / Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on September 10, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September, www.cubanet.org – Raul Castro and those accompanying him in the exercise of power don’t give a damn about the unstoppable population decrease in Cuba. Faced with this unfortunate prediction, revealed by National Bureau of Statistics […] Continue reading

    The “Yumas” Pay Between 80 and 120 CUC per Night

    The “Yumas” Pay Between 80 and 120 CUC per Night / Leon Padron Azcuy Posted on July 31, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, www.cubanet.org Recently Cuban “parliamentarians” discussed the issue of prostitution among young people. According to the press official, they drafted strategies to face this evil, as well as pandering, widespread today all across the Island. […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Hopes for a New Era of Public Criticism and Debate

    Cuba’s Hopes for a New Era of Public Criticism and Debate July 17, 2013 Esteban Morales* HAVANA TIMES — Cuban President Raul Castro’s address to the closing session of the National Assembly of the People’s Power (Parliament) marks, without a doubt, the beginning of a qualitatively new stage in the process of public critique he […] Continue reading

    Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies

    Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 16, 2013 The dual currency system in Cuba is one of the major economic and social problems of the country. Don't take my word for it, on several occasions the president of the country, Raul Castro himself (and I have no […] Continue reading

    For an American, Havana is filled with contradictions

    Posted on Tuesday, 04.17.12 For an American, Havana is filled with contradictionsBy Franco OrdonezMcClatchy Newspapers HAVANA — The green 1951 Dodge Coronet clattering along this city'sfamed Malecon coastal seawall looks like the car built more than ahalf-century ago, but lift the hood and things are not as expected. The car's bulging headlights give the classic […] Continue reading

    Mariela and the Red Light District: Bad Girl’s Romance / Ernesto Morales Licea

    Mariela and the Red Light District: Bad Girl's Romance / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Unstated I wonder if Cuban television will air at least a small morsel of the delicious interview Mariela Castro Espin offered to the cameras of Radio Netherlands Worldwide during her recent visit to the Red Light District in Amsterdam. […] Continue reading

    Cuba follows Sweden to combat prostitution

    Cuba follows Sweden to combat prostitutionPublished: 11 Nov 11 08:13 CET Cuba is considering implementing the Swedish example in fighting prostitution by penalizing the clients rather than the sex workers, Cuban sexologist Mariela Castro said Thursday. "Sweden has done a really admirable job and even organizations like CENESEX (Cuban National Center for Sex Education) and […] Continue reading

    Raul Castro’s daughter, dissident blogger clash online

    Raul Castro's daughter, dissident blogger clash onlineBy Mariano Castillo, CNNNovember 9, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS- Raul Castro's daughter joined Twitter to discuss a recent trip- Instead, she locked horns with a Cuban dissident- Mariela Castro Espin lashes out at anti-government critics (CNN) — Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter joined Twitter to set the record straight about […] 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

    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

    Shame on Cuba: Blind Eye to Human Trafficking

    Shame on Cuba: Blind Eye to Human TraffickingOlivia SnowJuly 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm "If the girls give me trouble I hurt them." These are the words of human trafficker Aktham Zuhair Salem Madanat. Known for trafficking girls from Cuba to the United Kingom, Madanat had no qualms about openly discussing how he lured 10- […] Continue reading

    Cuba tries to drag shadow economy into the light

    Posted on Sunday, 07.03.11

    Cuba tries to drag shadow economy into the light
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Want some paprika-infused chorizo sausage? How about a bit of
    buffalo mozzarella? Or maybe you just need more cooking oil this month,
    or a homemade soft drink you can afford on paltry wages. Perhaps you are
    looking for something more… Continue reading

    In Cuba, black market thriving

    In Cuba, black market thrivingEconomic changes aim to drag shadow economy into lightPAUL HAVEN Associated PressPosted July 3, 2011 at midnight HAVANA – Want some paprika-infused chorizo sausage? How about a bit of buffalo mozzarella? Or maybe you just need more cooking oil this month, or a homemade soft drink you can afford on paltry […] Continue reading

    Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro’s reforms

    Thursday, May 12th 2011 – 06:28 UTC Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro's reforms Cuban blacks and mulattos will suffer the most with the elimination of a million government jobs, which could easily become a racial problem, consequence of the radical reforms imposed, and 'must be addressed as a priority', points […] Continue reading

    Black economist says Cuba needs affirmative action

    Posted on Thursday, 05.12.11 Black economist says Cuba needs affirmative actionHe says economic reforms proposed by Raul Castro will hurt blacks more than whitesBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Black Cubans, already with the worst jobs and lowest salaries, will need "affirmative action" as the government tries to slash its inflated payrolls, a black Havana economist and […] Continue reading