Posts Tagged ‘Cuba’

Throwing out the soap with the bathwater

As Cuba moves away from its 5 decade old ration book, many are still asking questions. Is this all just a cost cutting measure propped up by propaganda of greater freedoms? What is the average Cuban getting “new” these days? Well he can request to start a business in a pathetic array of vocations for […]

Ernest Hemingway still haunts Cuba

HAVANA – Ernest Hemingway still haunts Cuba; he’s just doing it in wax. A life-size likeness of the legendary author debuted last week at a wax museum in the eastern city of Bayamo. Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea” while living in Cuba and his exploits in literature and life are celebrated in […]

Prominent Communism detractor speaks

Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa, a key player in helping bringing down communism in Eastern Europe, said Tuesday that there will soon be a political change in Cuba. “It’s going to happen,” Walesa said, speaking through an interpreter. “But the world must be ready for the changes that will bring about,” […]

First reported on TheCubaBlog now being reported by others

We Reported: July 15th 2009 & July 11th 2009   Today’s news from Reuters September 29th 2009 * Many foreign business accounts blocked in Cuba * Businessmen complain government offers no explanations * Cash squeeze after global downturn, hurricane cleanup   HAVANA – Many foreign suppliers and investors in Cuba are still unable to repatriate […]

Fidel Castro says Myers case is a farcical “espionage comic strip”

“espionage comic strip illustrated” Using his trademark humor and dismals of US banter, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Saturday called charges that a former U.S. State Department official and his wife spied for the Cuban government for nearly 30 years “ridiculous” and described the case as an “espionage comic strip.”   Castro neither confirmed […]

After the Hurricanes: Still time for Congress to Act, Video Footage of Determined Survivor, Political Winds Blow

Dear Friends: We again highlight stories that focus on Cuba’s recovery from the hurricanes. Congress, as it deals with the financial storms battering the U.S. economy, can still pass legislation freeing Cuban-Americans to help their families on the island, before its Members leave Washington to campaign for reelection. Cuba, while receiving international donations, continues to […]

New photos from Cuba

Hi gang. Several of us from the Center for Democracy in the Americas had the opportunity to visit Cuba over the weekend. We visited Havana, and several areas around the island, interviewing random people and taking pictures and video to assess local attitudes and progress on hurricane recovery. You may now view photos from this […]

Reporting on Cuba, the hurricane damage it has experienced, and the enormous tragedy stemming from losses of food and shelter

Dear Friend: Our news summary, once again, contains extensive reporting on Cuba, the hurricane damage it has experienced, and the enormous tragedy stemming from losses of food and shelter. In the short-run, we continue to ask our fellow citizens to support legal efforts that provide aid to Cuba’s people.  We do so again today, and […]

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