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Reports from Cuba: Cuba: Medical Impotence

By Miriam Celaya in Translating Cuba: Cuba: Medical Impotence While the government exports thousands of doctors, old diseases are coming back, such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, whooping cough, chikungunya, and cholera, and new exotic diseases are appearing that had never before been seen on the Island. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 February 2015 – For […]

The Castro revolution’s new and inspired architecture in Cuba

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Video: Cuba debate at the McCain Institute

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Video: Cuba Debate at the McCain Institute Yesterday, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted a policy debate entitled, “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” The debate teams were composed of: Julia Sweig, formerly of the Council on Foreign Relations Jodi Bond, U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. Mauricio Claver-Carone, Cuba […]

Quote of the Day – The struggle to make sure Cuba’s slaves are well fed and stylishly dressed

By former Cuban political prisoner Juan Amador on Facebook (my translation): "There are those whose only concern is that the slaves in Cuba are well fed and interesting to look at; forget about liberty or rights. Their only goal is to ensure the shackles are comfortable on the slaves. Their struggle is to make certain […]

Hope and Change in Obama’s Cuba: Apartheid Castro regime violently arrests 30 dissidents on eve of talks with U.S.

It is obvious that President Obama's policy of Hope and Change in Cuba has been a boon for the apartheid regime of the Castro brothers. For the island's dissidents and human rights activists, not so much. Via Uncommon Sense: Cuban police attack UNPACU activists in Palma Soriano; as many as 30 arrested On the eve […]

On the 5th anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Via Translating Cuba: On the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo The video above was published on the first anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo. Testimony from Abel Lopez Perez can be read here. A few days before the 3rd of December, Abel was transferred from the Provincial Prison of […]

Cuba’s new ‘electoral’ law: Same dog, same collar

Annelys:

Contradictions and lunacy abound in Obama’s policy towards Cuba and Venezuela

If you think President Obama's policies in the Middle East are an unmitigated disaster, take a gander of the huge mess he is making in Latin America. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Venezuela Proves Fallacy of Obama's Cuba Policy Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testified in two Senate hearings -- and contradicted himself. In […]

Cuba’s Venezuela: 14-year-old protestor shot and killed by Castro-controlled State Security forces

Via the AP in Fox News Latino: Tensions rise in Venezuela after 14-year-old protester is killed during clash with police A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed Tuesday during a protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro in western Venezuela. Preliminary investigations suggest the school student, identified by the Associated Press as […]

Hope and Change in Obama’s Cuba: 32 activists arrested for honoring memory of four Americans murdered by Castro regime

I think it is pretty safe to say that Obama's Hope and Change in Cuba is working about as well as his Hope and Change in the United States. Via Uncommon Sense: 32 Cuban activists arrested for trying to pay tribute to slain Brothers to the Rescue FANTU activists in Santa Clara (Photo via Martinoticias.com) […]

Reports from Cuba: Do Cuba and the United States need to rebuild trust?

By Ivan Garcia: Do Cuba and the United States Need to Rebuild Trust? Fifty Cuban and foreign journalists attended the press conference that a delegation of congressional Democrats headed by Nancy Pelosi held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 19 outside the residence of Lynn Roche, the U.S. Interest Section’s public affairs officer. Nancy Pelosi, born […]

Tweet of the Day – Welcome to the Hotel New York… in Castro’s Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger and photographer Yusnaby Perez: Hotel New York, confiscado por Castro con el objetivo d darle uso social. Hoy es socialmente habitado por murciélagos pic.twitter.com/7K29Ff099q — Yusnaby Pérez (@Yusnaby) February 22, 2015 Hotel New York, confiscated by Fidel Castro so the people could use it a social gathering place. Today it is a […]

Venezuela and Cuba: Partners in repression

The Editorial Board of The Washington Post: Venezuela and Cuba: Partners in repression LAST WEEK, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro paid a visit to Havana and met with Raúl and Fidel Castro, who have been his patrons and who helped to install him in power after the death of Hugo Chávez. Mr. Maduro’s political situation is desperate: […]

19 years ago today: In an act of terrorism, Cuba shoots down two civilian American planes, murders four pilots

On February 24, 1996, three civilian American planes were flying in international airspace over the Florida Straits. The airplanes were part of the Brothers to the Rescue organization on a humanitarian mission to find and provide aid to Cubans who had escaped the island prison of Cuba on rickety rafts through the shark-infested waters that […]

#UnDiaParaCuba – #OneDayForCuba: A march for Cuba today in Miami

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