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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

Emigration – The Great Cuban Obsession

Emigration: The Great Cuban Obsession / Iván García One of the 8,000 Cuban migrants who, in January 2016, were stranded in Costa Rica and eventually were airlifted to El Salvador, where they managed to travel to Mexico and from there could cross the border and reach the United States, the ‘promised land’. Taken from El […] Continue reading

The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur […] Continue reading

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 6 July 2016 — Hundreds of people went to the Cuban embassy in Quito in Monday with the purpose of “repudiating” President Raul Castro and recent statements issued by the embassy in which they were accused of “seeking points” to […] Continue reading

Alarm Bells on the Route of the Illegal Market

Alarm Bells on the Route of the Illegal Market / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on November 28, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 27 November 2015 – Children’s clothes and sneakers were a part of the goods being called out by an illegal vendor this Thursday on Galiano Street in Havana. Although it is just four […] Continue reading

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994

Remembering the Tugboat Massacre of 1994 / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on July 27, 2014 During the summer of 1994, death ruled with impunity in my country. During that period, Cuba, which had been a civilian graveyard for decades, more closely resembled the gallows. In the early hours of July 13, the whirlwind of […] Continue reading

To Dream in Cuba is to Dream of Escape

To Dream in Cuba is to Dream of Escape / Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on February 14, 2014 “If I die from drowning, I don’t care, if here I’m dead in life.” HAVANA, Cuba — Although it is increasingly risky, crossing 90 miles on a raft continues to be the dream of the young people. […] Continue reading

13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas

Posted on Wednesday, 12.18.13 13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Thirteen Cubans who left the island aboard a stolen fishing vessel were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and turned over to Bahamas authorities for likely deportation to Cuba, according to Coast Guard and other reports. Coast Guard spokesperson Marilyn […] Continue reading

Cuba unlocks the door

Cuba unlocks the door The lifting of foreign travel restrictions is the most significant act of liberalisation yet from Raúl Castro By Telegraph View 8:22PM BST 16 Oct 2012 It has taken half a century but Cuba has finally bowed to the inevitable and announced the lifting of foreign travel restrictions on its citizens. From […] Continue reading

Tempering Dad

Tempering Dad / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez For Marino Murillo, Cuban Vice President and father who, a few days ago, saw a daughter leave into exile. "Daddy, you're not getting involved in this stuff," his daughter advised from the other end of the line. The same daughter who a few weeks ago sent […] Continue reading

Cuba Vice President Marino Murillo’s daughter defected and is living in Tampa

Posted on Monday, 08.27.12 Cuba Vice President Marino Murillo's daughter defected and is living in Tampa By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The 24-year-old daughter of Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo, sometimes mentioned as a possible successor to ruler Raúl Castro, defected earlier this month and is now living in Tampa, knowledgeable sources said. Glenda Murillo […] Continue reading

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 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 [...] Continue reading