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Although it has generally had at least one Afro-Cuban in a high-ranking position, cynics dismissed them as symbolic figures. Although skeptics doubt that too much will change to address the disparities faced by many black people in Cuba, even some of the government's harshest critics acknowledged that ...
They call this woman “stateless”, a “traitor”, “liar”, “annexationist” and say that she has asked for a military intervention in Cuba, that she has made money ... Seeing how the government treats Cuban dissidents, how much rage would pro-government Cuban press unload on somebody with this track record?

Havana, Cuba - The new president of this country, Miguel Diaz-Canel, is promising to defend the socialist revolution while also modernising the economy. ... But for almost everything else - from shampoo to shoes - citizens need "convertible pesos" (CUC), the Cuban government's replacement for the US ...
It is not in our interests to marginalize ourselves as Cuba moves towards its future. Doing so eliminates any chance of the U.S government effectively raising human rights concerns before the Cuban government. And while the United States and Cuba currently collaborate on a broad range of national ...
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African ... Kenya has announced that they will bring 100 Cuban medical specialists to assist county hospitals after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ended a short visit ...
An economic and cultural transition has been under way in Cuba for nearly a decade: the government had relaxed rules preventing foreign travel by most of ... By now, Cuban officials have become impatient, suggesting that the ailments are likely the result of group hysteria, or that the Trump Administration ...

Our diplomats are vital, especially in Cuba where our bilateral relationship is undeniably important. Though government-to-government ties are sometimes tense, there is much that unites us; in 2017 alone, more than 1.1 million U.S. travelers, including several hundred thousand Cuban Americans, traveled ...
Gonzalez, his mother and several other Cubans fled the island aboard a makeshift boat in 1999. His mother drowned, but the 5-year-old boy was rescued and turned over to relatives in Miami. His father, in Cuba, won custody of the boy after a propaganda campaign by the Cuban government, headed by ...
SANTA CLARA, Cuba - Cuba on Sunday took the final political step before a promised transition from the founders of the Communist state to a younger ... Despite a series of reforms instated by Castro at the beginning of his decade in power, the Cuban government maintains its monopoly on most forms of ...
A team with the Directorio Democratico Cuba, a Miami-based organization pushing for political diversity on the Communist island, believe the Cuban government is engaging on social media bot techniques. These mimic the style of Russian propaganda networks. "It's a very racist effort," said Orlando ...
Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy last October in Havana, Cuba. .... community, “both the intelligence officials and senior diplomats guessed that the noises were 'just another form of harassment' by the Cuban government,” ProPublica reported. In March ...
The decision by the United States Government, which unilaterally maintains the drawdown of its staff at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba indefinitely, is politically motivated and has no relation whatsoever to the safety and security of its officials in Havana, said the General Director for U.S. Affairs of the Cuban ...
Many Cubans interviewed by the Miami Herald about the election and their hopes for Cuba's future spoke of change, especially changes that would give them a better standard of living. That desire for change bubbling up from below may be the biggest challenge the new Cuban government will face.
Sputnik Mundo has found out what the expectations from the new Cuban government are among those who left the country long time ago, and it appears that migration is at the core of heated debates outside Cuba. READ MORE: Cuba Elects New National Assembly to Relinquish Castro's Presidency.
Cuba's National Assembly announced Thursday that First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, will replace Raul Castro as the head of the Cuban government. Castro embraced Diaz-Canel -- who wasn't even born when Fidel Castro led his revolution in 1959 -- during the session Wednesday, all but ...
HAVANA TIMES – Cuba's National Electoral Commission celebrated on Monday the “massive participation” in the legislative elections last Sunday (82.90%), despite the decreasing attendance by eight points compared to the 2013 elections, reported dpa news. “The day was a triumph and a reaffirmation of ...
Cuba is approaching a generational change in government amid difficult circumstances and a population less interested in politics, according to ... But CEN officials said only 1.26 percent of the votes were voided and declared the elections “a triumph” and “a reaffirmation of the Cuban electoral system.

Manuel, 39, who has applied to the Cuban government for permission to repatriate but plans to continue living in Miami, said he knows people who lost their U.S. residence because they served time in a Cuban prison. “You enter Cuba under Cuban law. They will do with you whatever they want,” he said.
"The health, safety, and well-being of U.S. government personnel and family members are of the greatest concern for Secretary Tillerson and were a key factor in the decision to reduce the number of personnel assigned to Havana." Cuban officials previously denied they had anything to do with the ...
One thing that is very different, however, is that the Cuban government fully funds the arts. Members of all three choirs we met and performed with are professionals, meaning that singing is their job, literally. They practice five days per week, multiple hours per day. One of the groups requires that all ...
In August 2016, U.S. government staffers in Cuba (working diplomatic assignments for the State Department) began to complain to doctors of hearing loss, headaches, and other symptoms of neurological injury or illness. One year later, the State Department said that someone had attacked the diplomats ...
Propaganda art is also the inspiration for a series of Novoa paintings done in the 1990s, but because they were meant as a critique of the Cuban government, they lacked the bold lettering that features so prominently on the old posters. Novoa revisited this series when he returned to Cuba and created new ...
After talking with three dozen officials in different countries and looking at what were described as “confidential government documents,” the reporting confirms .... team—CIA, State Department, or FBI—knows who did it, or if something even happened, what is reasonable to ask of the Cuban government?
U.S. government personnel serving in Cuba appear to have "widespread" neurological damage, according to doctors working for the State Department. ... The Cuban government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the attacks in the past year, claiming that U.S. authorities did not provide enough ...
The government says there is a lot of interest but much is only at the commitment level. Another factor is the heavy burden of foreign debt repayments. According to the Cuban government, the US embargo (which Cuba calls a blockade) plays a vital role in the island's financial problems. Cuba claims that it ...
More than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba, a U.S. investigation is no closer to .... “I still believe that the Cuban government, someone within the Cuban government, can bring this to an end,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month.
She entered college in Cuba with hopes of studying psychology and medicine. However, the education system is fully subsidized by the Cuban government, which gives them the power to control what students study. The government decided there were not enough teachers in the country and forced her to ...
Williams worries about not having a fully staffed embassy in April when Cuba's political transition takes place. “Regardless of your view of the Cuban government, that is a mistake. We should have as many people down there as possible so we have a clear idea of what's going on, even for our own selfish ...
Cuba's foreign Ministry has accused the Trump administration of using the alleged attacks on U.S. Embassy personnel to hamper bilateral relations. During a bilateral meeting in December, the Cuban government noted the “negative impact” of the changes in the visa process because “it significantly limits ...
About five years ago, the Cuban government began steadily restructuring those loans with creditor countries and received large debt forgiveness. Mexico wrote down 70 percent of nearly half a billion dollars in debt in November 2013. The same year, Russia forgave 90 percent of the $32 billion it said Cuba ...
That stress over shifting U.S.-Cuba relations could have exacerbated health problems. .... The U.S. government has stopped short of saying the Cuban government is behind the incidents, but it does hold authorities on the island responsible for failing to protect its diplomats — a responsibility of a host ...
The Cuba Internet Task Force held its first public meeting over the objections of Cuban President Raul Castro's government, which has dismissed it as an exercise in attempted subversion by Washington. The task force forms part of Trump's tougher approach to Cuba and partial rollback of former President ...
Fidel Castro's firstborn son commits suicide, Cuban government reports ... "He did not resign, he was sacked: Cuba is not a monarchy," Fidel Castro said adding that his firstborn son was plagued by an "incomprehensible thirst for power." ... Cuban scientists have cooperated with Russia, China and Iran.
Delegates of the government of the municipality of Segundo Frente, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, elected President Raul Castro on Sunday as deputy to the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament). The approval was unanimously supported by 79 delegates, who were elected by ...
The situation was worsened by Hurricane Irma striking Cuba's northern coast in September and by a Cuban government freeze on new licenses for businesses including restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts. Cuban officials say the freeze was needed to control tax evasion, purchase of stolen state goods ...
The study also shows that Cuba is much poorer than its government's data would indicate, because it overestimates the value of the Cuban peso by artificially making it equal to one U.S. dollar. The government issues two currencies – the Cuban peso and the Cuban Convertible Peso (known as CUC) ...
HAVANA TIMES — Using well-known tools that all Cuban Social Sciences university students use, you can identify the great contradictions that the government, its leaders and political/economic/social system (sold off as “Socialism”) are experiencing. According to Political Economic studies taught at ...
In Cuba, she remarked, filmmakers tend to be rather removed from the hustle and bustle of film festivals like Sundance, so she was giddily looking forward to seeing the nuts and bolts of the American film industry up close and personal. Talking about her career and her process, the Cuban-born filmmaker ...
HAVANA, Cuba — Amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Cuba, the International Jazz Plaza Festival is bringing together the largest group of American artists in its 33-year history ... Mariah, who did not want to give her last name, is a Cuban American who lives in Boston and was attending the event.
Enter the “support for the Cuban people” category, which involves “individuals and non-governmental organizations that promote independent activity to strengthen civil society in Cuba.” According to Janet Moore, the owner of Distant Horizons, a company that helps tons of travelers get to Cuba, that ...
The government aims to spend at least $40 million on Project Life this year, and it has approached overseas donors for help. Italy was the first to respond, pledging $3.4 million to the initiative in November 2017. A team of Cuban experts has just finished drafting a $100 million proposal that the government ...
In an email sent to the Miami Herald, a State Department official said the agency did not consider the change as “softening” the travel warning for Cuba. The new Cuba travel advisory also eliminated a reference to the responsibility of the Cuban government to prevent attacks against U.S. diplomats, which ...
It's not just the U.S. State Department that is baffled by the health problems of diplomats who've worked in Cuba. The Canadian government ... The Cuban government has vociferously denied any involvement in or knowledge of attacks on American and Canadian diplomats. "There is no evidence of any ...
31 (Xinhua) -- Cuba concludes 2017 with a slight economic recovery and continued robust social programs despite the roll back in ties with the United States ... Low international prices for Cuban export items eroded revenues, and the economic crises affecting some of its political and trade allies, namely ...
In accordance with the Cuba NSPM, BIS will now generally deny licence applications for exports and re-exports to Cuba of items for use by certain entities or subentities of the Cuban government, as identified on the State Department's List of Restricted Entities and Subentities associated with Cuba (the ...
“When they came and were telling how basically they couldn't take anything with them and everything that they left, the government took it — that was a surprise to me,” she said. Orlando Cortes worked at the United Sugar and Fruit Company in Cuba. After Fidel Castro took power, Cortes was fired for ...
"Brown made it possible for me to go back to Cuba," says Arellano, expressing a sentiment common to second-generation Cuban-America, who grew up ... far-right Cuban exiles including the infamous Luis Posada Carriles, the young doctor is sent by the Cuban government to Miami to gather information ...
HAVANA TIMES – Art continues to be censored in Cuba. Or maybe the government wants to be an artist and develops violent performances against freedom of expression. A sample of that desire comes in a short video that captures the arrest of several artists, including blows, while trying to reach the El ...
... dealings with Russia MORE has walked back some of the openings to Cuba that occurred during the Obama administration, announcing new travel restrictions between the former Cold War rivals. Early this year, Castro told state media that Trump should not expect Cuba to “make concessions inherent to ...
Canada and Cuba have long had friendlier relations than those between the United States and Cuba. The government realized in January that something had happened, but months of testing were needed to identify all 24 people affected. In the wake of the attacks, President Trump expelled 15 Cuban ...


 

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