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    Cuban Women between Poverty and Emigration

    Cuban Women between Poverty and Emigration
    March 9, 2015
    Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte)

    HAVANA TIMES — Regardless of where they live or what ideology they
    subscribe to, many Cuban women shoulder a heavy burden of responsibility
    and work owing to the island’s widespread poverty, the difficulties
    involved in leaving the country and settling on foreign soil and the
    deeply-rooted… 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

    Roots of Hope: the roots of indiscretion

    Roots of Hope: the roots of indiscretionBy Alberto de la Cruz, on April 13, 2011, at 11:45 amOver the past few years, we have met many Cuban American college and university students who are part of the Roots of Hope (Raíces de Esperanza) organizat... Continue reading

    Controversial cartoon ad shows up on the Web

    Posted on Wed, May. 23, 2007

    INTERNET
    Controversial cartoon ad shows up on the Web
    An Iberia Airlines ad that played on negative stereotypes of Cuban women
    has found a new life on YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZiLMf8rnPg
    BY FRANCES ROBLES
    frobles@MiamiHerald.com

    Iberia Airlines yanked a promotional cartoon video off its website,
    featuring an infant who wins a trip to Havana and gets… Continue reading

    Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night

    Turin
    Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night
    Dos Patrias. Cuba y la Noche (Documentary — Germany)
    By JAY WEISSBERG
    A Christian Liffers production. Produced, directed, written by Liffers.

    Life for gay men in Cuba is explored via six protags in novice helmer
    Christian Liffers' handsome "Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night." Nicely
    structured without being rigidly tied down, docu steers… Continue reading

    Congress reconsiders ban on Cuba travel

    Congress reconsiders ban on Cuba travel
    Ed Perkins On Travel
    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    Cuba — long off-limits to ordinary U.S. tourists — may once again
    become an enticing vacation option. Last month, Reps. Charles Rangel,
    D-N.Y., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., submitted a bill that would require the
    administration to allow U.S. citizens to visit Cuba and allow U.S.
    travel… Continue reading

    How Cubans heal their economic ills

    How Cubans heal their economic ills
    By Robert Plummer
    Business reporter, BBC News

    My defining experience of Cuban economics came during a visit to the
    island in 1999.

    I was following the Havana tourist trail by visiting the Floridita bar
    on the Avenida Belgica, where American author Ernest Hemingway used to
    go for his regular double frozen daiquiri with no… Continue reading

    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze abroad at West’s prosperity

    TICK TOCK
    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze
    abroad at West’s prosperity
    By VANESSA ARRINGTON The Associated Press

    HAVANA — Cuba says Fidel Castro’s revolution will last forever.

    But the aging cadre of leaders who devoted their lives to building a
    communist utopia on this Caribbean island must eventually turn things
    over to new generations… Continue reading

    Fidel’s Dutch friend

    Fidel’s Dutch friend
    by Sophia Kornienko

    31-10-2006

    Willem van ‘t Wout is 74. We are sitting in his office, decorated in
    what I would call “Soviet” style, with lacquered furniture and crystal
    glasses on display. The Dutch businessman is wearing a modest suit and
    smoking a cigar.

    Willem van ‘t Wout

    Many years ago he started from scratch. Last year,… Continue reading

    2006 Report: Victims of Trafficking and Violence

    2006 Report: Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000:
    Trafficking in Persons Report
    2006-09-28 http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2006/

    […] CUBA (TIER 3)

    Cuba is a source country for women and children trafficked for the
    purposes of sexual exploitation and forced child labor. The nature and
    extent of trafficking in the country is hard to gauge due to the closed
    nature of… Continue reading

    Cuba: a curious relic of 20th-century history

    The Times August 10, 2006

    Cuba: a curious relic of 20th-century history
    Thomas Catan
    The Left boasts that Castro brought his people literacy: but what’s the
    point if they can’t read what they like?

    COMMUNISM always seemed far more appealing in the Cuban setting of sun,
    sea and salsa than it did in Siberia. And Fidel Castro is incomparably
    more… Continue reading

    Cuban gays find support in Fidel’s niece

    Posted on Sat, Jul. 29, 2006

    CUBA
    Cuban gays find support in Fidel’s niece
    Raúl Castro’s daughter is fighting traditional Cuban cultural views and
    her own uncle’s apparent scorn of gays as she labors for greater rights
    for the island’s sexual minorities.
    BY MARY LAMEY
    The Gazette

    MONTREAL – Mariela Castro preaches revolution, though not the kind her
    uncle Fidel… Continue reading

    Cuba on smuggling nations list

    Posted on Tue, Jun. 06, 2006

    STATE DEPARTMENT
    Cuba on ‘smuggling’ nations list

    From Miami Herald Wire Services

    WASHINGTON – An annual State Department report has again listed Cuba and
    Venezuela among countries that are not doing enough to crack down on
    human trafficking.

    The report, issued Monday, also listed Saudi Arabia, Belize, Myanmar,
    Iran, Laos, North Korea, Sudan, Syria,… 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