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Cuba's national carrier, Cubana de Aviacion, will launch a … flights to Cuba, said Dalila Gonzalez, an official at Cuba's Tourism Ministry. Canada, Cuba's leading … Continue reading
HAVANA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Cuba has carried out a series of programs to boost tourism in the coming November-April peak season, an official said here Saturday. Those programs include improvement of Continue reading
The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, received Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez in his office. Along with the renowned Cuban performer were his wife, Niurka Gonzalez, and Continue reading
Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States. Continue reading
(CNN) -- With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food. While it's true that much of that progress involves vegan, vegetarian Continue reading
Aecio Neves, dijo frente a Dilma Rousseff, tener pruebas de por que el gobierno brasileño quiere mantener en secreto el financiamiento por 810 millones del proyecto cubano Continue reading
Los cubanos viajaban en un autobús del servicio interurbano que cubre la ruta entre San Pedro Sula, la segunda ciudad más importante de Honduras, y Agua Caliente. Continue reading
… leverage over the Cuban government. No bold move on Cuba policy would … relationships between Americans and ordinary Cubans. Charlie Crist, the former governor … interview deploring a visit to Havana by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Ms … the electorate has shifted on Cuba, some Cuban-American politicians have begun to … Continue reading
… leverage over the Cuban government. No bold move on Cuba policy would … relationships between Americans and ordinary Cubans. Charlie Crist, the former governor … interview deploring a visit to Havana by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Ms … the electorate has shifted on Cuba, some Cuban-American politicians have begun to … Continue reading
Marcelino Abreu Marcelino Abreu, who earlier this month started a hunger strike to force the Castro regime to keep an earlier promise to release him, has won his freedom. Abreu was released Friday afternoon and just before midnight he was... Continue reading
Re Jaime Suchlicki's Oct. 23 Other Views column, No deal with Castro if he's unready to change: The lifting of the U.S. embargo on Cuba, or the end of travel restrictions imposed on U. S. citizens wanting Continue reading
With the views of Cuban-Americans evolving, Washington no longer faces the same political backlash for strengthening ties to the island. Continue reading
Los cambios en la opinión pública entre cubanoamericanos permiten que Washington reanude lazos con Cuba sin mayores repercusiones políticas. Continue reading
14ymedio, Carlos Malamud, October 20, 2014 — The regrettable events of Iguala and the disappearance (probably slaughter and disposal) of 43 student teachers (school teachers) again have Mexico facing its greatest scourge of the 21st Century: violence. The triumph of … Continue reading Continue reading
… the company from entrepreneur Mark Cuban during an episode of ABC … in an interview Saturday that Cuban was the top target for … . A three-hour strategy session with Cuban this summer followed up by … stake." That gambit led Cuban to counter with a $600 … Continue reading
Felix Antonio Muñoz, a.ka. "Pastor Alape," is one of seven members of the military command of the FARC, Colombia's largest guerrilla force which has been engaged in peace talks with the government since Continue reading
… November – January. 0208 588 9903 Cuba from £699pp: Chill out with … Continue reading
at 1:33 pm By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Cuba has responded to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with a deployment 91 health workers. The medical experts are joining 165 of their colleagues Continue reading
at 1:33 pm By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Cuba has responded to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with a deployment 91 health workers. The medical experts are joining 165 of their colleagues Continue reading
Havana, October 25 (RHC-acn) -- U.S. directors with the Florida Aquarium paid a working visit this week to Cuba to consider joint efforts with the island´s National Aquarium in the research on coral reefs. Continue reading
Baseball The Cuban star player Alfredo Despaigne debuted this Friday with his team Granma in the 54 th National Baseball Series , after his return from Japan, where he had an outstanding performance Continue reading
Paris, October 25 (RHC-PL) -- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), based in Paris, the French capital, has decided to exclude Cuba from its monitoring mechanisms, in recognition of that country's work Continue reading
Havana, October 25 (RHC-acn) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) praised on Friday in Havana, the Cuban Program "Educa a tu Hijo" (Educate your Child) for contributing to the comprehensive Continue reading
The future stars of the Cuban National Ballet, students of the famed National Ballet School in Havana are the subjects of an exciting new exhibition by American photographer, Rebekah Bowman. Curated by Continue reading
Monopolio estatal de comercio exterior, un gran obstáculo para la economía cubana La agencia Reuters recopiló recomendaciones de una serie de economistas cubanos durante un seminario convocado por el Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana. Agencias octubre 25, 2014 Algunos de los economistas más conocidos de Cuba están cuestionando abiertamente las bases de la […] Continue reading
Saca a Cuba de su “lista gris” organismo vigilante del lavado de dinero Según el Grupo de Acción Financiera Internacional, La Habana ya ha establecido el marco legal y regulatorio para rectificar sus deficiencias en la lucha contra esos males. Rolando Cartaya octubre 25, 2014 El Grupo de Acción Financiera Internacional (GAFI), organismo intergubernamental que […] Continue reading
… president Danilo Medina welcomed today Cuban singer-songwirter Silvio Rodriguez at the … between the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The artist was accompnied by … Continue reading
… president Danilo Medina welcomed today Cuban singer-songwirter Silvio Rodriguez at the … between the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The artist was accompnied by … Continue reading
Embargo 2014 / Rafael Leon Rodriguez
Posted on October 24, 2014

The present year, 2014, started and in the last trimester Cuba began to
pack its bags. And it is something that has been repeated since the last
century to the point of exhaustion; as if year after year at the end, it
sneaks out the window to return, stealthily, by the back door. Plans,
promises, programs, guidelines; anyone would say: "More of the same with
the same people."

But it seems that finally something has started to move, mainly in the
economic and social sectors. Self-employment, taxes, workers contracted
to private domestic companies; use of the land by farmers leasing it
under usufruct; recovery of some rights to buy and sell, to travel
abroad and return. Political prisoners freed between deportation and
parole. New laws addressing foreign investment and work.

All a package of reforms from the authoritarian government, to maintain
the governments authoritarian power, with the intention of consolidating
state capitalism and guaranteeing a peaceful dynastic succession.

Logically, national and international observers have different
viewpoints on these matters. From those who claim they are only cosmetic
changes, to those who argue the opposite. It's clear that the
authorities still haven't addressed what they owe the peaceful political
opposition and the world community with regards to the ratification and
implementation of the United Nations' International Covenants on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Civil and Political Rights.

Eityher way, there is a new synergy, with its actions, contradictions
and surprises. Who would have thought, for example, that the newspaper
Granma, the organ of the Communist Party, would publish an article from
the New York Times almost entirely for domestic readers, as happened on
14 October of this year.

It is as if suddenly the maximum historical leadership of the country
would turn to independent journalism. And the topic of the American
embargo on Cuba is news again this month at the United Nations.

In addition, the next Summit of the Americas in Panama, to which Cuba is
invited for the first time, brings an unique opportunity for the Cuban
government to face that of the United States in a framework propitious
for the initiation of conversations.

The current instability in Venezuela, the electoral swings in Brazil,
the systemic Cuban economic crisis and the phenomena of international
terrorism, seem to have forced the Island's authorities top take
seriously the need for a constructive dialogue with our closest neighbors.

One of the significant aspects of these possible meetings and perhaps an
element that has conspired against their prior realization is that, over
the past 55 years, eleven eleven presidents and their respective
administrations have passed through the White House and Cuba the leaders
have remained the same, each with their respective histories.

However, only through negotiations can conflicts be peacefully resolved.
The embargo on Cuba, which has served to victimize the regime, is
senseless and has fallen on the most vulnerable sectors of the people
and should be negotiated.

It is, without a doubt, another violation of Cubans' human rights and an
obstacle to our just aspirations for freedom, justice and peace in
democracy.

19 October 2014

Source: Embargo 2014 / Rafael Leon Rodriguez / Rafael León Rodríguez |
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Cuba and Ebola: Business or Solidarity? / 14ymedio
Posted on October 24, 2014

THE NEW YORK TIMES: "Only Cuba and a few NGOs are offering what this
major emergency needs: professionals prepared to treat patients."

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THE WASHINGTON POST: "The export of medical services will net Cuba 8.2
billion dollars in 2014, according to a recent report in the [Cuban]
newspaper Granma."

14ymedio, 23 October 2014 — Days after publishing an article
entitled "Cuba stands at the forefront of the fight against Ebola," the
Spanish daily El País goes a bit further with a discussion of the
issue. "The landing of white coats in countries decimated by scarcities
allows Cuba to generate prestige with its international presence, to
reset its conceptual discourse about fundamental human rights, and to
promote government alliances in a good part of Africa, Asia and Latin
America… where its vaccines and bandages are appreciated more than the
Western powers' exhortations for democracy," writes Juan Jesus Aznarez.
In addition, the newspaper echoes the news that doctors who travel to
West Africa and contract the virus will not be repatriated.

"Although the United Station and other countries have expressed
willingness to contribute money, only Cuba and a few NGOs are offering
what this major emergency needs: professionals prepared to treat
patients," says an editorial in the New York Times praising Cuba's
involvement in sending human resources.

In August, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a roadmap to
address the crisis caused by the epidemic. Since then the needs of all
types required by such an outbreak have been specified. So far 4,877
people of the 9,936 reported cases (almost all in West Africa) have
died. Among the affected, there are 443 health workers, of whom 244 died.

WHO needs financial aid of some one billion dollars to pay for the
salaries of professionals, materials, courses and information
campaigns. The collection so far has reached only one-third of that and,
if the outbreak behaves according to the agency's predictions, financial
needs could soar to 20 billion.

But WHO has run into a serious funding problem: the shortage of human
resources. "Money and materials are important, but those two things
alone can not stop the transmission of the Ebola virus. Human resources
are clearly our most important need," said its director, Dr. Margaret Chan.

Cuba is an economically failed country, with a per capita income of just
$ 6,011 (2011 data), but it has one of the highest rates of physicians
per 10,000 people: 59. Havana has turned its medical power into a huge
business, according to the official newspaper Granma, receiving more
than eight billion dollars a year for services provided abroad. The
government sells the labor of health workers at a high price and pays
them low wages (e.g., Brazil pays $4,300 for each Cuban doctor; the
doctor actually receives only $1,000).

Who will pay the expenses and salaries of the 461 doctors and nurses
Raul Castro's government has committed to fight Ebola in Africa? This
information was not revealed, and the WHO director, normally very
talkative about the exploits of the Cuban regime with regards to public
health, has not said a word about it.

"Critics have complained that Cuba has begun to sacrifice the health of
its citizens at home to make money sending medical workers abroad, and
the conditions for these medical workers themselves have been
criticized," said an editorial in The Washington Post. The text,
entitled "In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above
its weight," was complimentary overall, and so was reproduced in
Cubadebate.cu, a government run website, but with a few corrections
added, including: "The country has undertaken a comprehensive plan to
repair its health facilities and perfect its patient care system, based
on the recognized dissatisfactions with the services." It remains to be
seen if these will materialize.

Source: Cuba and Ebola: Business or Solidarity? / 14ymedio | Translating
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Cuba is showing the capitalist world how crisis aid should work. Since the beginning of October, the communist island nation has sent more than 250 doctors and caregivers to West Africa. According to Continue reading
Damas de Blanco piden al canciller español que se reúna con la oposición durante su viaje a Cuba DDC | La Habana | 25 Oct 2014 – 6:57 pm. García-Margallo dijo esta semana que aún no se ha determinado el formato del viaje, porque ‘está muy embrionario en este momento’. Las Damas de Blanco pidieron […] Continue reading
Thomson Reuters "Hey, beautiful, I got a lot of votes for you today," called out Rosa Peralta, a retired Cuban immigrant with accented English sitting by a phone bank with a plate of Cuban pastries. Continue reading

Las Damas de Blanco pidieron al canciller español, José Manuel García-Margallo, que se reúna con la oposición durante su próximo viaje a Cuba.

"Si ya confirmó que va a venir a Cuba, le pediríamos que en su apretada agenda tenga un espacio para encontrarse con la sociedad civil", solicitó Berta Soler, portavoz de la organización, informó Radio Martí.

Soler aprovechó para agradecer al ministro español la "acogida" que le dio en Madrid el año pasado.

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"The U.S. government doesn't care about us, the little people," Takisha Stringer, a health care worker in Miami, said when she saw the Militant article on how Cuban medical workers are throwing themselves Continue reading
Prensa Latina Sunday 26th October, 2014 Havana, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) New air routes will operate as of the high and winter season of Cuban tourism, from November to April, authorities of the sector Continue reading
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Según el Grupo de Acción Financiera Internacional, La Habana ya ha establecido el marco legal y regulatorio para rectificar sus deficiencias en la lucha contra esos males. Continue reading
La autora de "Adiós felicidad" vivió en el exilio gran parte de su vida. Continue reading
… high and winter season of Cuban tourism, from November to April … of travels to that destination. Cubana de Aviacion is opening a … Continue reading
… high and winter season of Cuban tourism, from November to April … of travels to that destination. Cubana de Aviacion is opening a … Continue reading
… seminar in Havana. The seminar was hosted by the Havana University Centre for the Study of the Cuban Economy … raised the expectations of many Cubans, they have largely disappointed. Public … permission. The economists generally believe Cuba’s leaders are listening, in … Continue reading
MIAMI - When Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, walked into a bustling campaign field office late last month in Hialeah, a heavily Hispanic suburb of Miami, he was mobbed by volunteers hoping Continue reading
Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Education and Popularisation Nguyen The Ky described the visit to Vietnam by a delegation of the Cuban Journalists' Association (CJA) as a vivid Continue reading