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    Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years

    Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years BY DAVID J. NEAL dneal@miamiherald.com Once Silvio “Jander” Morales smuggled six women from Camaguey, Cuba into Miami, he shed any niceties like a moulting anaconda losing skin. Morales constricted the women into prostitution by mushrooming their debt, threatening their families’ lives and even […] Continue reading

    Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

    Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert 21 April 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against […] Continue reading

    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

    The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear

    The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […] Continue reading

    The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition

    “The LGBT community in Cuba is going through a transition” Daniel Abma, director of ‘Transit Havana’ says the regime is now integrating gays into society IÑAKI MAKAZAGA Bilbao 20 MAR 2017 – 15:50 CET “El colectivo LGTB de Cuba vive un momento de apertura y transición” A meeting with a Belgian surgeon gave the Dutch […] Continue reading

    How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana

    How Cubans’ gift for improvization sustained the politics and pleasures of Havana By Michael Mewshaw March 3 Michael Mewshaw is writing a memoir about his friendship with Pat Conroy. A happy hybrid, “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” invokes the Cuban capital as an occasion to discuss the country’s history, politics, food, architecture, music, religion and passion […] Continue reading

    Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client

    Castro’s daughter favors bold legislative weapon to combat prostitution — punish the client BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The daughter of Cuba’s most powerful man is publicly discussing — perhaps in search of academic support before taking her idea to the legislature — a bold proposal to combat prostitution: penalize the clients who pay for sexual […] Continue reading

    Demandar como sobrevivientes, no como víctimas

    Demandar como sobrevivientes, no como víctimas RAFAEL GORDO NUÑEZ | Camagüey | 28 de Enero de 2017 – 10:59 CET. En La Habana acaba de celebrarse el II Simposio Internacional Violencia de Género, Prostitución, Turismo Sexual y Trata de Personas Berta Cáceres In Memoriam, con el auspicio del Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual (CENESEX), dirigido […] Continue reading

    Mariela Castro anuncia foro en La Habana sobre violencia de género y turismo sexual

    Mariela Castro anuncia foro en La Habana sobre violencia de género y turismo sexual 11 de enero de 2017 – 19:01 En Cuba particularmente la violencia de género sigue “legitimada” como mecanismo de “control y dominación” porque “no se logra superar el modelo patriarcal fácilmente, ni siquiera después de más de 50 años de revolución” […] Continue reading

    Mariela Castro anuncia foro sobre violencia de género y turismo sexual

    Mariela Castro anuncia foro sobre violencia de género y turismo sexual enero 11, 2017 La directora del Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual señaló que en Cuba particularmente la violencia de género sigue “legitimada” como mecanismo de “control y dominación” . La sexóloga y diputada cubana Mariela Castro, hija del gobernante Raúl Castro, anunció este miércoles […] Continue reading

    Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love

    Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 30 December 2016 — “You have to show yourself like a peacock, with all your colors,” Tito, 22, explains to a friend who just downloaded the Tinder application onto his phone. The social dating network is sweeping the […] Continue reading

    What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2)

    What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 December 2016 — According to Luisa, 76, a former prostitute, the first time she collected money for sex, she bathed herself three times trying to remove the smell of an old man who sweated over her body. “I was once young and […] Continue reading

    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

    Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution

    Young Cuban women lured to Miami on promises of freedom, forced into prostitution BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND BRENDA MEDINA ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com As a means to flee Cuba, six young women agreed to work in Miami as exotic dancers. That was the deal to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee from the island to Mexico and […] 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

    Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity

    Hookers Will Increase With The Tourist Boom And The Economic Austerity / Iván García Iván García, 5 August 2016 — In the middle of the empty bottles of aged rum and the Presidente Dominican beer washed down on the patio, five people are drinking and talking about sports and business. From the back comes the […] Continue reading

    Transexuales, el eslabón más débil

    Transexuales, el eslabón más débil Son marginados tanto por la sociedad como por las leyes Domingo, mayo 29, 2016 | Manuel Díaz Mons LA HABANA, Cuba.- El desconocimiento y el miedo a lo distinto ha provocado que en Cuba, como en muchos países de América Latina, la realidad de la comunidad transexual se vea envuelta […] Continue reading

    Neocastroism – A Tropical Dynasty

    Neocastroism: A Tropical Dynasty A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 18 Abr 2016 – 1:57 pm. Dictatorial systems end up exercising public power like a private company. The elite trust no one, so family and personal ties are the only guarantee. Over the course of his protracted period in power Fidel […] Continue reading

    Neocastrismo – dinastía tropical

    Neocastrismo: dinastía tropical A. SOSA / ANTONIO G. RODILES | La Habana | 15 Abr 2016 – 6:28 am. Los sistemas dictatoriales terminan por asumir el ejercicio público como una empresa privada. Nadie parece confiable para la elite, los vínculos familiares y personales resultan la unica garantía. Fidel Castro, el fundador de la dinastía castrista, […] Continue reading

    El travesti ‘mejor hecho’ de La Habana

    El travesti ‘mejor hecho’ de La Habana YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 14 Feb 2016 – 10:46 am. Nos hace esperar cuando vamos a entrevistarla. Debe darle el almuerzo a su madre que sufrió un infarto cerebral y una fractura de cadera. No puede valerse por sí misma y depende para casi todo […] Continue reading

    Las sex shops clandestinas de La Habana

    Las sex shops clandestinas de La Habana “No creas que yo le vendo solo a extranjeros y jineteras. A esta puerta han tocado hasta coroneles y generales” jueves, febrero 11, 2016 | Ernesto Pérez Chang LA HABANA, Cuba.- En Cuba, tanto la importación como la producción de objetos y otros artefactos destinados al placer sexual […] Continue reading

    CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID

    CASTROS GOT MORE OUT OF OBAMA’S CUBA DEAL THAN US DID Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a deal with Obama? December 31, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Is there any enemy of the United States who didn’t benefit hugely from a deal with Obama? Just as the Castro regime […] 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

    This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution

    “This isn’t news, it’s counterrevolution” PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 7 Dic 2015 – 2:39 pm. “The money, you dick!” was heard, followed by a clamor. Then a succession of confused screams and the boos and cheers of protesters. It was November 30, and a crowd of close to 500 people clogged […] Continue reading

    Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking

    Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking Report says pressure led to better ranking in State Dept. report. Cuba a popular site for ‘sex tourism,’ critics say. Department says its reporting was thorough and fact-based. BY FRANK CALZON cubacenter.org Continued international trafficking of people and the sexual abuse of minors are two of the world’s […] Continue reading

    Mariela Castro – En Cuba ‘no tenemos femicidios’, es un ‘efecto de la Revolución’

    Mariela Castro: En Cuba ‘no tenemos femicidios’, es un ‘efecto de la Revolución’ DDC | Buenos Aires | 4 Nov 2015 – 3:27 pm. Defiende a la generación de su padre y su tío. ‘Ha hecho un gran esfuerzo, le merecemos un respeto que no podemos obviar’, dice. La sexóloga Mariela Castro Espín, hija de […] Continue reading

    Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed

    Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed By Nick Miroff September 17 at 7:00 PM HAVANA — The president of Cuba is a communist who was educated in Jesuit academies. The pope is a Jesuit who grew up attending public schools. They took vastly divergent paths, but both […] Continue reading

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

    Cuba objects to being placed on US trafficking list

    Cuba objects to being placed on US trafficking list Havana (AFP) – Cuba objected Wednesday to being placed on the US human trafficking list, saying it distorted the overseas work of its doctors and its requirement that students work as part of their education. The US State Department on Monday removed Cuba from its bottom […] Continue reading