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Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope

Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO Sitting on a dusty curb in this Mexican city just steps from the U.S. border, Eliannes Matos Salazar thinks back to when President Barack Obama visited Cuba 10 months ago. Like many Afro-Cubans, the 32-year-old shopkeeper […] Continue reading

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period?

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period? / Iván García Joel, a fifty-five-year-old engineer, remembers the summer of 1994 when, after finishing his day job, he came home to roast two or three pounds of peanuts. After packaging them in paper cones fashioned from the pages of school textbooks, he went out to […] Continue reading

What People Are We Talking About?

What People Are We Talking About? / Dimas Castellanos Posted on February 1, 2016 Dimas Castellanos, 18 January 2016 — A commentary on five foreign policy issues raised by the Cuban president, Raul Castro, on December 29, 2015 during the closing session of the National Assembly of People’s Power. 1. Since 2015 there have been […] Continue reading

The End of the Cuban Rafters

The End of the Cuban Rafters August 14, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Twenty years ago, a massive exodus of Cuban rafters – some 35 thousand left the country – marked the beginning of the end for this type of illegal emigration. Washington and Havana reached an agreement whereby all Cubans captured at sea […] Continue reading

Escapan en México 14 cubanos que iban a ser deportados

Publicado el jueves, 12.06.12 Escapan en México 14 cubanos que iban a ser deportados Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com Las autoridades mexicanas confirmaron la fuga de un grupo de al menos 14 cubanos que estaban detenidos en un centro migratorio provisional en Quintana Roo y que iban a ser deportados a la isla en los próximos [...] Continue reading

Médicos cubanos aceleran sus fugas ante una posible derrota de Chávez

Venezuela: Elecciones Médicos cubanos aceleran sus fugas ante una posible derrota de Chávez DDC Madrid 01-10-2012 – 1:12 pm. - Según el diario 'El Universal', desde mayo pasado han huido unos 80 profesionales por mes. - Nuestros superiores nos decían que teníamos que advertirle a los pacientes que si ganaba Capriles nosotros nos íbamos', dice [...] Continue reading

Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami

Posted on Friday, 09.21.12 Journalism in Cuba Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami. Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper's […] Continue reading