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The Confederate government never fixed its ills, as the South rejoined the Union. Cuba has yet to make progress toward enabling a free and just society. Which makes Gonzalez wearing the Cuban flag while echoing tyrannical rhetoric about taking away guns from law-abiding citizens all the more ...
Among other issues, they mentioned a lack of tax-paying culture, poor use of accounting and book keeping as key tools for any economic analysis, problems with communicating the policies, failure that has hindered awareness and full understanding by the population of these difficult matters. This poor ...

One of the officials said that he was specifically assigned to "mind" Bolton and report back if the undersecretary's activities were creating problems. ... and the political chasm between the hard-line Republicans with whom Bolton was allied and the moderate Republicans at the helm of the State Department.
HAVANA - For artists in Cuba discussing political and social issues such as racism, sexism or lack of free speech is risky in a country that labels artists with alternative views as "counter-revolutionary." This is the topic of a short film the Pulitzer Center published on Monday. Adonis Milan said he used to ...
“There are perhaps 50 of us in Havana,” he says of the small Cuban YouTuber community. According to figures cited by the government of President Raul Castro, 4.5 million people on the island have internet access. Unofficial estimates show the Package has nine million users in a Cuban population of 11 ...
U.S. businesses — from cruise ships to manufacturers — are operating in the Cuban market, and bilateral cooperation on issues such as law enforcement ... The government should recognize the importance of diplomacy at this historic moment in Cuba and equip the embassy appropriately. Diplomats ...

A: The good political relations coupled with economic ones will facilitate the increase of cultural cooperation. Iran has always had a good participation in the International Book Fair in Cuba every year. Iranian films enjoy good acceptance among the Cubans, as well as some programs facilitated by the ...
Of the 605 candidates to elect 605 Cuban deputies on the March 11th ballots, 548 (90.7%) are members of the communist organization. No campaigning is allowed and there is no public discussion of issues. It is a given that all of the selected candidates will approve government policies and continue the ...
But Migdalia, like so many other Cubans, does not have access to the internet, she must inform herself with what the government's television says, and it doesn't say much. This year actions are planned ... I agree with the strike, but I could run into serious problems if I observed it. If the FMC (Cuban Women's ...
When the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a preliminary clinical evaluation of health problems suffered by US embassy personnel in Havana, the State Department seized the opportunity to reiterate a countrywide “health alert” on Cuba. “Discuss the JAMA article with ...
The absence of diplomatic boots-on-the-ground means fewer cultural and educational exchanges; slower progress on issues of mutual interest; less ... “The U.S. government has decided to politicize these events and use them as a pretext to take bilateral relations back to the era of confrontation,” Cuban ...
Fernandez also condemned Washington's decision to issue a travel advisory, warning U.S. citizens of security risks if they visit Cuba. "U.S. citizens don't have a single reason to fear for their safety in Cuba. The U.S. Government has enough evidence that Cuba is a safe country for their diplomats, for their ...
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 ... It remains willing to engage in a respectful dialogue and to advance issues that concern the lives of millions of peoples”.
... 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 diplomats' health problems and said the ...
Their symptoms included sharp, localized ear pain; dull, unilateral headache; ringing in one ear; vertigo; visual focusing issues; disorientation; nausea; and extreme ... The Cuban government has denied any involvement in the Americans' symptoms and even rejected the idea that there have been attacks.
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has long teased a possible presidential bid in 2020. But with news of sexual misconduct allegations within his most prominent business — the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, which he owns — some political veterans are debating whether Cuban's possible campaign could be derailed before ...
Their departure might help to clear the way for Castro's successor as well as a reformist agenda to try fix the island's grave problems: an economy stalled by the ... Let a new generation of young people come up,” said someone close to the Cuban government who asked for anonymity for fear of retaliation.

Although human rights and migration have long been top-priority issues for Cuban Americans in South Florida and other parts of the United States, the impact of the embassy staff cuts have prompted relatively little political outcry thus far. Political analysts said the muted response may partly reflect the fact ...
That desire for change bubbling up from below may be the biggest challenge the new Cuban government will face. ... Cuba Posible researchers publish on political, economic, cultural, and workplace issues affecting Cuban society, maintain a network of international contacts, hold conferences and ...
Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania studied 21 of the affected diplomats and published their findings in the February 15, 2018 issue of the Journal of the ... The president has said he believes the Cuban government is responsible, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called the attacks “deliberate".
Gary Peters, representatives James McGovern, of Massachusetts, and Susan Davis, of California — asked the Cuban government to eliminate the 13 ... the new regulations issued by President Donald Trump and the reduction of the embassy staff in Havana, as well as other issues of bilateral cooperation.
Their art addresses social issues in Cuba such as racism, homophobia, the right to free speech, and gender violence. For them, art functions as a ... From 1979 to 2003, Castro also worked to increase the amount of Afro-Cubans in government positions from 12.9 percent to 25.8 percent. In 1979, there were ...
While the U.S. government has never blamed Cuba for being behind what it calls “attacks,” it has held the Cuba government responsible for not protecting American diplomats while they were on Cuban soil. In September, it withdrew about two-thirds of the embassy staff and it has expelled 17 diplomats ...
It started with strange symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana. And now the alleged attacks may continue to affect Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits. As a consequence of the still-unsolved incidents, the U.S. government may fall short of the 20,000 immigrant visas it promised to issue to ...
One case in point: On Wednesday and Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, representatives from U.S. government agencies will meet with their Cuban ... with the first focusing on joint conservation of marine parks and the second expanding scientific exchange on climate change, overfishing and other issues.
DALLAS — Mark Cuban let his new CEO do most of the talking Monday when former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall was introduced to the public a week after a report that painted a picture of a hostile workplace for women in the Dallas Mavericks owner's franchise. In his first meeting with reporters almost ...
But Cuban's would-be political career could be derailed before it even gets started by sexual harassment and misconduct allegations within his team. ... about his leadership and how a team owner with a reputation for meticulous attention to detail could not be aware of nearly two decades of problems.
Mark Cuban mostly mum as Dallas Mavericks hire CEO amid workplace issues ... DALLAS — Mark Cuban let his new CEO do most of the talking Monday when former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall was introduced to the public a week after a report that painted a picture of a hostile workplace for women ...
However Cuba is not a country accepting immigrants]. Who is to blame for this “problem”? What factors come into play? When and how many children are women having? Do these figures correlate with ideal figures? When looking at comments made on articles about this issue, we came across many ...
Many seemed shocked by the evident poverty and shortages faced by most Cubans. "Nobody lives on $30 per month," noted our guides, referring to the government's official average monthly wage. They were quick to point to a quasi-"underground" economy in which even doctors and university professors ...
Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania studied 21 of the affected diplomats and published their findings in the February 15, 2018 issue of the Journal of the ... The president has said he believes the Cuban government is responsible, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called the attacks “deliberate".
Other topics will include U.S. and Cuban investigations of health incidents involving U.S. government personnel in Cuba, cooperation on maritime security, search-and-rescue, narcotics and human trafficking and migration issues; the impact of the withdrawal of U.S. Embassy and Cuban Embassy ...
After talking with three dozen officials in different countries and looking at what were described as “confidential government documents,” the reporting confirms that no one has any ... Shortly thereafter, the older diplomat and his wife began to receive medical attention for hearing loss and other problems.
More than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba, a U.S. investigation is no closer to determining how they were hurt or by whom, and the FBI and CIA are at odds over the case. A ProPublica investigation reveals the many layers to the mystery — and the ...
While the U.S. government has never blamed Cuba for being behind what it calls “attacks,” it has held the Cuba government responsible for not protecting American diplomats while they were on Cuban soil. In September, it withdrew about two-thirds of the embassy staff and it has expelled 17 diplomats ...
It started with strange symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana. And now the alleged attacks may continue to affect Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits. As a consequence of the still-unsolved incidents, the U.S. government may fall short of the 20,000 immigrant visas it promised to issue to ...
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 Mexican president cancelled a visit to Washington as part of the exchange on that issue. ... Mr. Trump has taken a harder line on U.S. relations with Cuba, seeking favor with South Florida Cuban-Americans. ... Another sensitive issue is the deterioration of government and life in general in Venezuela.
Our bad! It looks like we're experiencing playback issues. ... All that's changed, Frank said, is that this sort of trip is now categorized by the U.S. government as "Support for the Cuban People Travel" rather than "People-to-People Travel." In plain English, that means that it's still possible to book your own ...
U.S. officials, however, have addressed the issue at several bilateral meetings held in Washington this month with members of the Cuban government. “We take advantage of every opportunity to remind the Cuban government of its obligations under the Vienna Convention to take all appropriate steps to ...
The September 29 travel warning said the victims have suffered "ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and ... The new tally comes after a bipartisan congressional delegation traveled to Havana, Cuba, last weekend to meet with top Cuban government officials to ...
With the exception of some issues such as public health and safety, the government should be conducting its business only in English, McKoon said. ... "I guess (the committee) didn't get the memo about Amazon's CEO, whose Cuban stepfather didn't speak any English when he came America," Nguyen ...
I'm also really proud of the mental health stuff we did with Penelope. I think it's very topical to talk about mental health in Latino culture. Cubans have trust issues, because the government and land that they loved screwed them. There is this feeling of no trusting authority that resonated with many Cubans I ...
“The bias in estimates of the Cuban GDP in dollars is not just by the Cuban government,” said Vidal, “but by multiple institutions that have tried to look at the issue and run into the difficulty of arriving at a correct number because of the dual currencies and the absence of comparative statistics about prices.”.
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 -- Cuba on Saturday alerted its citizens to the dangers posed by seemingly legitimate "help wanted ads" posted by human traffickers. ... More than 800,000 Cubans have travelled abroad in the five years since the government introduced immigration reforms in 2013 that eliminated the need for a ...
In the first presentation, a professor of political science was clearly on the side of the government. While he acknowledged many of the country's problems, he attributed them to the US embargo and not to the government's failure over decades to help its people and economy thrive. In fact, while he ...
More than 800,000 Cubans have traveled abroad in the five years since the government introduced immigration reforms in 2013 that eliminated the need for a government permit to leave the country. Human trafficking and forced prostitution are not prevalent in Cuba, with just 46 known cases between 2012 ...
Albeit coming amid heightened tensions caused by the U.S. government's tough stance on the Caribbean island, the talks demonstrate that the two countries have ... Washington and Havana opened embassies, restored commercial flights and negotiated agreements on issues including the environment, ...
US tourism to Cuba remains strong. But President ... turn a profit. Small restaurants and independent tour providers suffer, government-run hotels are doing well. ... and tweets. But in his first year in office he has already had a significant impact on key issues affecting people in the US and around the world.


 

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