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First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 6 February 2017 – Two dozen health professionals who abandoned their Cuban medical missions abroad arrived this afternoon at the Miami International Airport from Colombia. This is the first group to arrive […] Continue reading

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat They formed a motley group: several farmers, a carpenter, a tattoo artist, a funeral home worker and a DJ who doubled as a distributor of the paquetes — the black market recordings of American and Latin American movies, television and news shows that are pirated […] 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

Cuban Baseball Defectors Made Triumphant Return

Cuban Baseball Defectors Made Triumphant Return By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Dec 16, 2015, 9:17 AM ET The Associated Press A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, have made a triumphant return to the island as part of the first Major League Baseball trip […] Continue reading

The Exodus Is Due To The Lack Of Freedom

The Exodus Is Due To The Lack Of Freedom / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on November 26, 2015 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 25 November 2015 — The current immigration crisis created by the presence of thousands of Cubans in Central America in transit to the United States has put the issue of human rights in […] Continue reading

Chronicle of a ‘Rafter’ on Foot

Chronicle of a ‘Rafter’ on Foot / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Martinez Posted on November 14, 2015 Today we publish the first part of the testimony of a Cuban who has made the dangerous trip to Guatemala US 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton Martinez, Guatamalan/Mexican Border, 13 November 2015 – I live proud of being Cuban. I […] Continue reading

U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes ‘dusty foot’ Cubans

U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes ‘dusty foot’ Cubans By By Patricia Zengerle and David Adams By Patricia Zengerle and David Adams WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) – Yasel Lopez’s journey to the United States was as harrowing as any endured by the thousands of people rounded up in recent months at the Mexican border – he survived […] Continue reading

Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity”

Cuba: Join HRF and DDC for “20 minutes of silence for 20 years of impunity” [09-07-2014 00:01:00] Human Rights Foundation (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NEW YORK (July 8, 2014)—Directorio Democrático Cubano (DDC) and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invite you to join in a symbolic act of peaceful protest in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the “13 […] Continue reading

For Cuban dancers who defected, the delicate dance for freedom

Posted on Friday, 06.20.14 For Cuban dancers who defected, the delicate dance for freedom BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH DSHOER@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Almost a dozen dancers from the Cuban National Ballet who, until a few days ago, could share only an unsatisfactory plate of food without the sauce of freedom or the spice of opportunity, now dance in […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work

Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work Associated PressBy CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy’s restaurant in a strip mall. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden from view from the mothers watching their daughters in pink leotards […] Continue reading