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Daily Archives: January 3, 2014

Cubans awoke on Friday for the first time in half a century with the right to buy new and used vehicles from the state without special permission, but markups of 400 percent or more quickly dashed most Continue reading
HAVANA, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A director of sports at the International Judo Federation (IJF) met Friday with Cuban representatives of the sport, to review preparations for the 2014 Judo Grand Prix to be Continue reading
Michel Villand, Francis Matéo Mon Associé Fidel Castro Récit de l’incroyable aventure d’un Français à Cuba Histoire d’être, 2012 ISBN 978-2-848790-02-2Spanish translation: Mi Socio Fidel Castro Cuba, un desvío en el paraiso RVF Editores, 2013 ISBN 9788461646968 By Johannes Werner For 13 years, Michel Villand — self-described Socialist, entrepreneurial dynamo,  patron and womanizer — was practically married to Cuba. But in the course of the [...] Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — As the European Union is pondering whether to step back from its 15-year old ‘Common Position’ on Cuba, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans will lead a Dutch delegation on the island Sunday through Tuesday. The intent is to improve Dutch-Cuban relations that had been strained by the European Union’s low-level political sanctions over human [...] Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — Dutch shipping company Nirint Shipping, a major cargo line connecting Cuba with Europe, is sponsoring soccer clinics for talented youth in Cuba. The workshops run from Jan. 6-10 and are arranged by De Feyenoord Academy, which is connected to Feyenoord Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’ most successful professional soccer clubs. The initiative comes from Rotterdam [...] Continue reading
El Centro de Información Hablemos Press documentó 853 detenciones arbitrarias Continue reading
Any day is a good day to start a project, to realize a dream. However, at the beginning of each year we repeat the ritual of setting goals for the coming twelve months. Some of them will be met, others … Continue reading Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — A conference scheduled for Feb. 20 and 21 in Orlando will focus on Cuba’s economic reforms and the changing legal and business environment. The keynote speech will be by Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat who is advocating closer relations with Cuba. “Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know” includes [...] Continue reading
Iban a entregar juguetes a los niños por el Día de Reyes. Detenidos Bertha Soler y José Daniel Ferrer Continue reading
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2103 file photo, Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. For more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked capital Continue reading
HAVANA, January 3 (Xinhua) -- New and used cars went on sale on Friday in Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years under a new law. The law, which went into effect Friday, eliminates previous restrictions Continue reading
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Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Network on Cuba, an umbrella group of Canada-Cuba friendship and solidarity groups, extolled the achievements of Cuba and its Revolution over the last 55 years, Continue reading


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Agentes de la Seguridad del Estado y de la PNR decomisaron los juguetes que las Damas de Blanco y opositores iban a entregar a los niños cubanos. Continue reading


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El Departamento de Defensa de Estados Unidos ha anunciado la próxima retirada del plus de peligrosidad para los militares que operan en zonas como Bahréin, Arabia Saudí o las aguas del golfo Pérsico, lo que supondrá cambios en las nóminas de 50.000 efectivos y el ahorro de unos 100 millones de dólares (unos 73,5 millones de euros). Continue reading
03 de enero de 2014, 16:03Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musicians César "Puppy" Pedroso and Adriano Rodriguez deserved the 2013 National Music Award, given on this occasion to two outstanding figures Continue reading

Monseñor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes García-Menocal, vicario general de La Habana, murió este viernes por la mañana, informa la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Cuba (COCC) en un breve comunicado. Tenía 78 años.

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It's a new year, it's a new dawn in Cuba: the Communist governent of the Caribbean island nation is introducing small reforms in its tightly state-controlled economic ... Continue reading
"Con profunda pena damos la noticia del fallecimiento, alrededor de las 11 y 30 de la mañana, de monseñor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes", subrayan los obispos cubanos Continue reading
For more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked capital of Cuban exiles has required two things: a Republican registration card and a hard line toward the Castro regime.Continue reading
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Fuerzas del régimen "saquearon" en la madrugada de este viernes la sede de las Damas de Blanco en La Habana, para evitar que el grupo de mujeres festejara el Día de los Reyes con hijos de prisioneros políticos, las integrantes del grupo y vecinos del barrio, denunció a DIARIO DE CUBA la activista Nancy Ponce.

"Se lo llevaron todo. Hasta el cake, los juguetes que habíamos comprado para regalarle a los niños", afirmó Ponce, miembro de las Damas de Blanco.

"Nosotros lo único que queríamos era darle una alegría a esos niños", añadió.

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03 de enero de 2014, 15:05Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) A new Cuban policy authorizing national marketing entities to sell motor vehicles to all Cubans entered into force today. The new regulations Continue reading
Los cubanos ansiosos miraron atónitos los elevados precios de los autos nuevos o usados: el más barato y primero en venderse fue uno del año 1997 en 14.000 dólares y el más caro del año 2010 en 110.000 dólares, al comenzar el viernes la venta de automotores gracias a un decreto del gobernante Raúl Castro que liberó la oferta minorista de vehículos. Continue reading

El presidente de la oficialista Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC), Miguel Barnet, dijo en una reunión de la Comisión Organizadora del VIII Congreso de la organización que "nada frenará el estímulo" que para los creadores de la Isla ha sido, a su juicio, la Revolución.

Barnet encabeza la Comisión Organizadora del VIII Congreso de la UNEAC. El diario oficial Granma reprodujo este viernes una intervención del escritor y funcionario ante ese grupo.

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If there's one thing PETA's good at, it's leveraging every last sexual connotation to prevent you from eating meat. But maybe this connotation is the best yet because it has to do with meat (both kinds) Continue reading
Escrito por Elizabeth Alvarez Velázquez 03 de enero de 2014, 14:30Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) "The infant mortality rate in Cuba, at 4.2 percent out of 1,000 live births, shows that regional strategies Continue reading
MIAMI -- Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida's maritime Continue reading
My friend emigrated 20 years ago. “She left without saying goodbye,” as the lyrics of a popular song go, but I understood. She was always saying to me, “This country is being swallowed up by laziness.” Much to my surprise, … Continue reading Continue reading
LA HABANA, Cuba, 3 de enero de 2014, Ernesto García/ www.cubanet.org.- La Avenida Monumental, de La Habana, construida antes de 1959, lleva cerca de dos meses con una de sus vías interrumpidas parcialmente. Esta carretera de doble circulación posee una estructura de hormigón fundido y capa asfáltica de rodamiento que durante más de medio siglo [...] Continue reading
When Bacardi comes to mind I instantly think of white rum, Daiquiris and Hemingway. However Bacardi has had the unfortunate luck of becoming a misconception. I once had such a bad image of Bacardi Continue reading
Havana (AFP) - Cubans hoping to snap up imported cars Friday after the relaxation of restrictions dating back half a century had a shock with prices way out the reach of anyone but the elite. Continue reading
Traditional Cuban cars, like the one pictured above, might be replaced by more modern vehicles with the new law. Cubainfo.com It's a new year, it's a new dawn in Cuba: the Communist governent of the Continue reading
Los 120 perros llevaban 5 días sin comer. El acto se prolongó una hora, presidido por Kim Jong Un Continue reading
Cuban police Friday detained several dissidents in what a pro-government blogger described as a coordinated crackdown on a planned “provocation” — giving children toys paid for by Miami exiles with alleged U.S. government backing. Continue reading
HAVANA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Cubans awoke on Friday for the first time in half a century with the right to buy new and used vehicles from the state without special permission, but markups of 400 percent Continue reading
Cuban police Friday detained several dissidents in what a pro-government blogger described as a coordinated crackdown on a planned ?provocation? ? giving children toys paid for by Miami exiles with alleged Continue reading

La creación de mercados a golpe de decreto prosigue en la economía castrista, y hoy toca el turno al automóvil. En esencia, después de años de trabas, prohibiciones revolucionarias y demás, los cubanos y extranjeros residentes en la Isla van a poder comprar libremente automóviles nuevos o usados en empresas comercializadoras de propiedad estatal que irán abriendo sus puertas por toda la Isla. Igualmente se autorizan las mismas operaciones con todo tipo de ciclomotores de combustión interna, motocicletas, autos, autos rurales, paneles, camionetas y microbuses.

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Un Renault Clio del año 2005 o un Polo de 2007, vale 25.000 dólares, en tanto un Hyundai Jeep del 2010 vale 90.000 y el más caro, un Hyundai del año 2010 está en 110.000 dólares. Continue reading
Position of Principle I have learned that some people outside the country who are interested in the details of my ordeal in prison had the misconception that I had agreed to perform the forced labor that other prisoners are required to … Continue reading Continue reading
Policías cubanos detuvieron a varios líderes de la disidencia el viernes en lo que parecía ser una coordinada ola de represión contra activistas que planeaban entregar regalos a niños, según fuentes del gobierno. Continue reading
Cubans are now able to buy modern cars freely for the first time since the revolution in 1959. Previously, Cubans had to get a government permit to buy new vehicles. That requirement has now been abolished Continue reading
Tiny Bolivia, the poorest nation in South America, packs a punch -- or so says President Evo Morales, who welcomed the new year with an announcement: Bolivia is ready to pursue nuclear energy. Morales Continue reading