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Daily Archives: November 16, 2013

(CNN) -- During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard about a few conspiracy theories. Decades of investigations, hearings, documents, records, books and Continue reading
- Fast Market Research recommends "Travel and Tourism in Colombia to 2017" from Timetric, now available During the review period (2008-2012), tourist volumes in Colombia increased, driven by the country's Continue reading
In a brief but busy visit to South Florida the week of his death, President John F. Kennedy shook hands with supporters and sipped scotch with newspaper editors. And he promised to return. ?I?ll come Continue reading
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Santa Clara, Cuba November 13, 2013. Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED),   Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside program for November and December, because of the complicated epidemiological … Continue reading Continue reading
During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard about a few conspiracy theories. Decades of investigations, hearings, documents, records, books and interviews Continue reading
El Gobierno de Raúl Castro planea lanzar el próximo lunes "un masivo ataque digital contra los principales opositores ante posibles manifestaciones durante el 10 de diciembre, Día Mundial de los Derechos Humanos", según ha revelado la Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU). Continue reading
Far from being an association of think tanks or elite academics, Estado de SATS (State of SATS) is a project which brings together the various political and civic points of view to be found within the tiny illegal world of Cuban … Continue reading Continue reading
By Arthur I. Cyr Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, CBS commentator Eric Sevareid noted the principal legacy of the murdered leader might well be Continue reading
Two pathologists and three dentists are among a group of 20 Cuban medical personnel who are to be deployed across Jamaica's public health sector. This comes as part of the government's plan to improve Continue reading
At 10 a.m. EST Monday, get on Twitter and Facebook and demand the Castro dictatorship in Cuba release all its political prisoners NOW! Continue reading
Dr. Oscar Biscet and his wife Elsa Morejon One of Raul Castro's so-called "reforms" that has most excited so-called "Cuba experts," was a change in policy that has allowed numerous dissidents and other Cubans to travel overseas without first having... Continue reading
La Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) ha denunciado que Marcelino Abreu Bonora, uno de sus miembros, está detenido desde el pasado 13 de agosto, por "celebrar" el cumpleaños del ex presidente Fidel Castro exigiendo respeto a los Derechos Humanos. Continue reading
Cuba se destaca en la agenda del presidente estadounidense John F. Kennedy, quien dejó una relación congelada desde hace medio siglo entre Washington y La Habana. Continue reading
Two Cuban political prisoners, including one who had been on hunger strike, were released Friday, apparently after a State Security informant retracted an accusation that they had stolen a computer from another activist. The prisoners were Rubislandis Ávila González and... Continue reading
He was a reckless playboy or an emerging statesman, or both. He led the charge on civil rights or dragged his feet, or both. He brilliantly diffused or wantonly provoked the Cuban missile crisis, bringing Continue reading

El último Censo de Población y Vivienda, realizado por el Gobierno en 2012, dejó al descubierto los problemas que tienen los cubanos para acceder equipos eléctricos que alivian la vida hogareña.

También que la precariedad aumenta hacia el interior de la Isla, en contraste con la capital.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 24-year-old loner, frustrated by society at every turn, pulls out a gun and begins to shoot. The scenario appears ripped from today's headlines, but this was half a century Continue reading
Los cuentapropistas del cine 3D cercaron, colocaron marquesinas, puertas de cristal, aire acondicionado, asientos; pintaron y sembraron plantas. Ahora se publica que las salas de 3D nunca han sido autorizadas. Continue reading
The End of the Good Star / Regina Coyula
Posted on November 16, 2013

I do not believe it, but the rumors circulating about Estrella Madrigal
Valdés, former president of the Chamber of Commerce are diverse and
nothing good (for her).

They say her replacement was announced shortly before the Fair of
Havana, that she is under investigation at home unable to leave, that
she (or her spouse, depending on the version), has businesses and bank
accounts in Panama or Bahamas.

These are comments from MINCEX workers and foreign firms, in the press
that hasn't reported even a word on the matter. In any case, it is no
surprise that another "box" until yesterday of the highest confidence,
fall into a web of corruption. Moreover, if the Comptroller General's
Office finds no others, it's for to lack of resources (or
authorization), because in times of crisis, people can adopt the motto
of the CIMEX Corporation's chain of dollar stores: "Mine first."

15 November 2013

Source: "The End of the Good Star / Regina Coyula | Translating Cuba" -
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Havana, Cuba, November 2013 – www.cubanet.org.- Mr Rodrigo Malmierca, minister for external trade and foreign investment, said that in the 31st Havana International Fair (HIF), held from November 3 to 9, the participation of various foreign delegations shows that “our … Continue reading Continue reading
Continua cosecha de violencia en asambleas comunitarias Yosvani Anzardo Hernández 16 de noviembre de 2013 San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Incidentes violentos ocurren en las asambleas comunitarias denominadas de Circunscripción. El pasado martes durante una asamblea de zona, que es contada como de varias circunscripciones a la vez, en San Germán, varias personas ofendieron […] Continue reading
Preocupación por estado higiénico en las escuelas Yosvani Anzardo Hernández 16 de noviembre de 2013 San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – El Ministerio de Educación ha hecho circular una resolución por todos los centros escolares del país a través del cual orientan medidas para cuidar la higiene personal de estudiantes y maestros, así como de […] Continue reading
Directivo reconoce poca existencia de agua potable en Cuba Yosvani Anzardo Hernández 16 de noviembre de 2013 San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – El doctor Adolfo Martínez Jordán, jefe nacional del programa de agricultura urbana, reconoció recientemente en entrevista televisiva que en la isla no hay disponibilidad de agua potable para producir y consumir vegetales […] Continue reading
Debacle del níquel en Cuba por “gran estafa internacional” Yosvani Anzardo Hernández 16 de noviembre de 2013 San Germán, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Según directivos de la empresa Moa Nickel S.A., la destrucción y cierre de la fábrica de níquel de Nicaro es consecuencia de la gran estafa realizada contra la empresa por compañías canadienses […] Continue reading
Liberan a Roilán Álvarez y Rubislandis Ávila [16-11-2013] UNPACU (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Roilán Alvarez Rensoler (tras más de 42 días en huelga de hambre) y Rubislandy Ávila González. LA PRESIÓN MEDIÁTICA Y LA FIRMEZA FUERZAN AL GOBIERNO A DARLES LA LIBERTAD. - Prudencio Villalón retira su testimonio y los jóvenes son liberados. A pesar de eso, no […] Continue reading
La misión del Directorio [15-11-2013] Directorio Democrático Cubano (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Hace apenas veintitrés años que un puñado de jóvenes cubanos exiliados nos reunimos durante varios días y fundamos el Directorio para canalizar nuestro deseo de luchar por Cuba libre. Ese día fue difícil, pues desde su génesis, el Directorio ha contado con detractores, pero también gracias […] Continue reading
El Ministerio del Interior reclama a un empresario mexicano acusado de ‘cohecho’ DDC | La Habana | 16 Nov 2013 – 12:41 pm. Alfredo Jaime Capetillo, representante de la firma International ABC Import-Export, podría enfrentar una pena de entre dos y cinco años de cárcel. El Órgano de Instrucción del Ministerio del Interior (MININT) ha […] Continue reading
Los disidentes cubanos Roilán Álvarez Rensoler y Rubislandy Ávila González han sido liberados tras pasar meses en la cárcel, donde habrían sido torturados, al probarse que la acusación de robo en su contra se basaba en un testimonio falso. Continue reading
Cuba - Family Cuba: The Family, a pedestal and shelter in the formation of the younger generations The link between the school and the family permits the combination of the educational and proper Continue reading
The Community Computers Clubs from the Cuban province of Holguin are celebrating the International Students' Days (November 17), and keep carrying out several activities in support of the 9th International Continue reading
Hydraulic engineer Roberto Pupo Verdecia, who comes from the Cuban municipality of Mayari, in Holguin province, was directly elected to take part in the 20th Congress of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC), Continue reading
Judy Lerner, chair of the International Committee for Peace Action at the United Nations, at her apartment on the Upper East Side, Oct. 15, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) Never stop reading, writing, Continue reading
To a Certain Extent, We're All on Parole / Juan Carlos Linares
Posted on November 15, 2013

HAVANA, Cuba, November-www.cubanet.org — "La Libertad Extrapenal" —
similar to parole — is a punitive category in which the offender does
not live in prison, but has their civil rights suspended, and may even
go back to prison if the authorities so decide. Jorge Olivera Castillo
finds himself in this condition, along with another 13 or 14 other
victims of the diabolical 2003 crackdown known as the Black Spring, who
decided to stay in Cuba. To them, the government will not let them go
overseas on a visit.

Recently, I asked Olivera (presiding over the Cuban Writers Club) why
they haven't coordinated jointly a legal challenge to get rid of this
vexatious status. His answer was:

"Many friends have encouraged me to hire a lawyer and file a complaint
in court, claiming our arguments, because it is a paradox that other
human rights activists, independent journalists and bloggers who have
done the same things we did and for which we were sentenced, are allowed
to travel." Maybe next year action will be taken against this
anachronistic remnant of Fidel Castro."

Technically, Olivera's penalty is set to expire in 2021, and so he
remains in the list of political prisoners. When asked if all those
compatriots who are under the same injunction receive the same
restrictive treatment, he told me, "At least everyone who has gone to
inquire at the immigration offices has been told that for the moment we
do not have permission to leave the country, that is, we are in the same
black list," and he points out, "If instead of asking for permission for
we asked for it for final departure I believe they would give us
authorization."

The government certainly will justify that every ex-convict has
legitimately invalidated his naturalrights; however, in this case it is
poisonous to dismiss these 13 or 14 Cubans who were sent to prison for
defending something intrinsic in every civilized society: the defense of
human rights. Specifically, they apprehended him when he was the
director of Havana Press, a pioneering Press Agency of independent
journalism.

The 75 prisoners of the repressive wave would be released for real or
supposed health reasons, and also because of the huge pressure from the
international community. And in your case (I inquired), in addition to
these two reasons, don't you think the was the added "blessed" concern
that the inmates with whom you coexisted, and your guards, could only be
wondering who the fuck gave the order to imprison such a noble and
decent man?

"Well," said Olivera, smiling, "the prisoners there didn't believe that
I got 18 years just for writing, that my crime had to be something big.
The truth is they gave us parole because of a confluence of political
factors, and because of arrogance (of the Castro brothers) not to give
an inch before the whole world, and to grant us a pardon or an amnesty.
Also, the severity with which they treated us accelerated the process of
declining health in most of our cases."

So, our conversation turned to the Cuban Writers Club, a new project
funded in 2007. Today there are around 40 members: novelists, short
story writers, poets, from almost all the provinces. They have plans to
create a contest that includes all genres.

Oliver is a full member of the Pen Club of Cuba in the exile, and has
received a fellowship from Harvard, as a writers, thanks to a proposal
from the Pen Club of England.

Finally, I ask him for an opinion: Those of us here who oppose the
regime, and we know our authorities well and the laws they hide behind,
could we claim that we all live on parole?

And smiling, he confessed, "To a certain extent, yes."

by Juan Carlos Linares

Cubanet, 13 November 2013

Source: "To a Certain Extent, We're All on Parole / Juan Carlos Linares
| Translating Cuba" -
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Cuba lanzará gigantesco cyberataque a opositores por Día Mundial de los Derechos Humanos 15 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2013 8:01 AM LUIS MENESES Este próximo lunes 18 de noviembre el régimen cubano iniciará un masivo ataque digital altamente coordinado, contra los principales opositores cubanos ante posibles manifestaciones durante el 10 de diciembre, Día Mundial de los Derechos […] Continue reading
15 de noviembre de 2013 • 18:52 Cospedal elogia el apoyo de Carromero a los que defienden la libertad La secretaria general del PP, María Dolores de Cospedal, ha elogiado hoy el apoyo a los que defienden la libertad por parte del dirigente de Nuevas Generaciones Ángel Carromero, de quien ha dicho que tuvo que […] Continue reading
Según versiones de trabajadores del MINCEX y empresarios extranjeros, Estrella Madrigal habría sido sustituida antes de la reciente Feria de La Habana y estaría bajo investigación por corrupta. Continue reading
Marc Frank Cuban Revelations: Behind the scenes in Havana University Press of Florida Gainesville, 2013 309 pages By Johannes Werner First off, let me say this: Cuban Revelations is the most useful account, hands down, of contemporary Cuba. It’s a must-read for anyone trying to understand the changes on the island today. Marc Frank’s book is thought-provoking; it intelligently observes [...] Continue reading
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Although I voted for Kennedy for president in 1960, I did not support him in the Democratic primary because he ran as a conservative Democrat and a "cold warrior." But Kennedy became a completely different Continue reading
Estrella Madrigal Valdés I do not believe it, but the rumors circulating about Estrella Madrigal Valdés, former president of the Chamber of Commerce are diverse and nothing good (for her). They say her replacement was announced shortly before the Fair of … Continue reading Continue reading
16 de noviembre de 2013, 10:41Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegates to the 9th Internacional Colloquium for the Release of the Cuban Five and against Terrorism, scheduled to end today in eastern Holguin Continue reading
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Cuban government vice-president Ricardo Cabrisas ratified in Havana the good pace of bilateral relations between the island and the Republic of Niger during a meeting with Mohamd Bazoun, foreign minister Continue reading