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Raul Castro

End Of An Era

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Barbara E. Joe

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's ...

Citizens... Time To Tighten Your Belts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Why this waste of military resources in the middle of the crisis that the country is going through?

Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Places After Fidel Castro

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public plac...

After Fidel's Death, Calling on Raúl Castro to Protect All Peaceful Citizens, Even Comics and Critics

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Although Fidel Castro turned over the daily governing of Cuba to his brother Raúl in 2008, his once-iron hand, bolstered by his diehard loyalists, continued to be felt behind the scenes. Now that Fidel is gone, that hand should be loosening its grip.

Killer Fidel Castro is Dead; Time to End the Cuban Embargo

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.12.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Finally, Fidel Castro's ashes have been buried. President-elect Donald Trump is facing his first international challenge, the death of the former Cub...

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

John A. Tures | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance t...

Fidel Castro, Conventional Dictator

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a sort of boulder yesterday after a nine-day cortege trip across Cuba, an island he left in cinders after the long...

Here's Why Trump Should Continue Obama's Progress on the Opening With Cuba

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

With his customary sense of drama, Fidel Castro managed, finally, to exit the stage in Cuba just as Donald Trump emerged to take the spotlight of U.S....

Visiting Cuba Highlights The Insanity Of U.S. Foreign Policy

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

There was palpable excitement on the Adonia, Fathom's 704-passenger ship, as we sailed into the harbor in Havana. For many of us, it was our first loo...

You Really Need To Get To Cuba, And Here's How To Do It

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Travel
Laura Goldman

There was palpable excitement on the Adonia, Fathom's 704-passenger ship, as we sailed into the harbor in Havana. For many of us, it was our first loo...

The U.S. and the U.N vote about the embargo against Cuba: Abstaining is winning.

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 10.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only people in the whole world who still want to defend the embargo in the United Nations is the Miami based Cuban American lobby.

Scholarships for Cuban Youth to Study in US Enrage Cuban Government

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

World Learning's scholarships are targeted to 16-18 year old students in Cuba. 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 - The woman...

Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Journalist Jose Ramirez Pantoja. (Facebook) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2016 - In the nineties, this student was one of ...

Raul Castro in His Year 11

Miriam Leiva | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

Raul Castro might leave a great mess in 2018, although he dismantled most of Fidel's webs, quoting Fidel's words in old speeches.

To the Castro Regime, We Are All Guilty! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This summer, taxi drivers have become the government's new public enemy. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 20 July 2106 - At the beginning ...

Periodo Especial Forever In Cuba?

Miriam Leiva | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

For the first time the Castros do not have a patron. 57 years they exerted power backed by the economic support of the Soviet Union (1959-1989) and Ve...

Cuba's Journalists Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The rape of a woman, for which the athletes are presumed responsible, was not mentioned in the statement, which constitutes an act of secrecy, concealment of the truth and disrespect for the audience.

We Were All At Pulse

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The official Cuban press has treated the fact that the event took place in a gay establishment with omissions and squeamishness. The prudery on television and in the national periodicals, with this silence, only promotes homophobia and belies their own discourse of changes.

You Can't Promote Freedom In Cuba By Denying It To Americans

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Ricardo Herrero

There is no better way to promote openness in Cuba than by allowing everyday Americans to travel freely to the Island and serve as on-the-ground ambassadors of our democratic values.

Private Property Returns to Cuba

Miriam Leiva | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

Hopefully private property will be recognized beyond the communist party's papers. Cubans living on the island have been discriminated against, while the New Investment Law is only for foreigners. The legislation must not only refer to medium, small and micro enterprises.

Cuba's Shameful Friends / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Alexandr Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since 1994. (CC) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 May 2016 - People with whom we sh...

A Revolution With Promises to Keep

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Back in June 2015, at a book talk at a New York City public library, an audience member had asked me about Sirley Avila, the first time I'd ever heard her name. She had been attacked on May 24. I'd tried to find out more, but reliable information from Cuba is not easy to obtain. Now, less than one year later, here she was, sitting with me.

Talking Back to the Revolution

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Anthony DePalma

Everything gets old, even revolutions and the rebels that led them. That much was evident last month when the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress focused on the need for bringing in new blood, but then re-elected for another five-year-term 84 year old Raúl Castro.

VII Congress of the Communist Party Roars Against US Influence

Miriam Leiva | Posted 04.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

In Cuba nothing is what it seems. But Cubans can make a difference, seizing the challenges in a unique time of opportunities for changes.

Cuba: The Collapse

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Raul Castro erupts in fury at a press conference when asked about the existence of political prisoners in Cuba, he gets entangled in his earphones and comes out with some rigmarole a few feet from Barack Obama, who looks like the owner and master of the situation.