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Daily Archives: February 19, 2015

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Cubana Airlines bombing as it was flying from Barbados to Cuba, in Havana, Cuba. Many Cubans describe the bombing that … HAVANA — A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba … people aboard a Cuban passenger flight from Barbados to Havana died in … Continue reading

La delegación de congresistas de EEUU, encabezada por la líder demócrata Nancy Pelosi, de visita en la Isla, se mostraron este jueves favorables a la salida de Cuba de la lista de países patrocinadores del terrorismo y al levantamiento definitivo del embargo.

Así lo expresaron en una rueda de prensa conjunta celebrada en la última jornada de una visita oficial que duró tres días, según informa EFE. Además destacaron que la agricultura y las telecomunicaciones son las áreas en las que primero se puede desarrollar el comercio bilateral entre EEUU y Cuba.

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Aznar se refirió así a la nueva etapa de diálogo entre Estados Unidos y Cuba anunciada el 17 de diciembre por Washington y La Habana. Continue reading
Musings of a Blind Man (1) / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on February 19, 2015

Angel Santiesteban, 2 January 2015 — It finally happened, what a part of
Cuban society desired and another share feared: Cuba and the United
States resumed diplomatic relations. To criticize President Obama would
be an innocuous, ungrateful, and useless, if we learned from José Martí
that in politics what isn't seen is bigger.

Obama has charted a course and we have no option but to watch from the
stands. that some remember that they gave him their vote isn't elegant,
especially because we must be grateful for the sheltering of several
generations of Cubans. It's a glaring mistake to think that Obama should
defend the rights of Cubans when his only obligation is to guarantee the
prosperity of the United States.

After having done that, he can — as he has done up to now — support the
reality of Cubans: but the political, economic and strategic interests,
at the presidential level, outweigh what a good part of we Cubans
consider best for our nation.

We all know that the embargo was mild when compared — for example — with
the sanctions applied to Russia right now. With the tiny totalitarian
government of the Castros, we are now writing history, perhaps the worst
since the Special Period, and where the only sustained human casualties
were the most economically vulnerable Cubans unable to face the extreme
hunger.

We might think that the United States never wanted to carry this guilt,
because — needless to say — the leaders, their power structure and their
minions, have not reached the rigor of that escalation that, ultimately,
even the most extremist had criticized. On the other hand, it is not OK
to demand constant turns of the screw to the impoverished Cuban economy
when it is so distant and you know that you won't experience even a
single drop of the misery caused.

Most particularly, I continue against the lifting of the embargo,
because — as I've said before — to the extent the dictatorship is
strengthened, the arbitrary executions, illegal and abusive treatment
against the dissidents. But to avoid our own suffering, more than is our
usual share, we shouldn't desire it for the rest of the population of
the archipelago.

Now our minds are overwhelmed trying to unravel the intention of the
American president. In the next post I will share my musings with
respect to, where — perhaps — we could all be mistaken, because finding
myself isolated I don't hear what the specialist say on the topic.
Perhaps what I consider an inconvenience, is an advantage, because the
blind here the chords of the instrument better.

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats
Written in December 2014, Jaimanitas Coastguard Prison Unit, Havana
Posted in January 2015

Source: Musings of a Blind Man (1) / Angel Santiesteban | Translating
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Berta Soler: ‘Los problemas internos de las Damas de Blanco los resolvemos en la Isla’ AGENCIAS | La Habana | 19 Feb 2015 – 12:05 pm. Acusa al régimen de llevar a cabo una ‘campaña bien fuerte’ contra su prestigio y el del grupo femenino. La líder de las Damas de Blanco, Berta Soler, dijo […] Continue reading
"Hemos acordado continuar nuestro diálogo interparlamentario en áreas de acuerdo y desacuerdo", señaló Pelosi en una rueda de prensa hoy en La Habana. Continue reading
… move toward normalizing relations with Cuba doesn't seem to … Americans who have long seen Cuba in an unfavorable light now … had an unfavorable opinion of Cuba in 2013, today that number … percent. Another 46 percent view Cuba favorably -- up eight points … Continue reading
… relations and the current Cuban context. Shipping. Cuba and the United States … Cuba. Most Cubans deal in cash rather than through the highly overregulated Cuban … the Cuban market but it remains to be seen whether Havana is interested. The greatest unknown is how the Cuban government … Continue reading
Havana, February 19 (RHC) -- Ecuador's Coordinating Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent, Guillaume Long, praised Cuba's education system, saying that Ecuador does not intend to mirror it, but learn Continue reading
Havana, February 19 (RHC) -- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met with Nancy Pelosi, Democratic chief of the U.S. House of Representatives, visiting the island as a part of efforts to re-establish Continue reading
Havana, February 19 (RHC) -- The President of the Cuban National Assembly of Peoples Power, Esteban Lazo, received on Wednesday his Costa Rican counterpart, Henry Mora. Both officials emphasized the close Continue reading
Moscow, February 19 (RHC-Railway Technology) - EVRAZ's West-Siberian Steel Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) is set to transport 4,500t of 25m and 12m-long R50-N rails for General Transport Procurement Company (TRADEX) Continue reading
19 de febrero de 2015, 16:09 United Nations, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The main coordinator of United Nations to the Response to Cholera in Haiti, Pedro Medrano, will visit Cuba next week to address the Continue reading
In Cuba, a variant of HIV that is much more aggressive than other known forms of the virus has been documented. Patients infected with this new variant progress to AIDS so rapidly that they may not even Continue reading
A car drives past the building of the the U.S. diplomatic mission in Cuba, The U.S. Interests Section, (USINT), in Havana, in this September 12, 2013 file picture. (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/Files) Many Continue reading
) - Following an extremely successful start to the 2014/2015 winter season, Sunwing Vacations is pleased to announce that it will be increasing its flight service over the summer months to offer residents Continue reading
México es lugar de tránsito de miles de emigrantes cubanos, centro y sudamericanos hacia Estados Unidos, quienes según denuncias, son víctimas de vejaciones y abusos. Continue reading
Add the name Hector Olivera to the quickly growing list of Cuban baseball sensations making their way to the Major Leagues at mind-blowing prices this upcoming season. As many as five teams are chasing Continue reading
Al tiempo que la Administración de Obama gestiona el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas con la isla, los estadounidenses ven hoy a Cuba más favorablemente que en los últimos 20 años, reporta el sitio de encuestas Gallup. Un 46% expresó una opinión favorable de Cuba, 8 puntos más respecto al año anterior y una cifra bastante alejada del 10% registrado en 1996. Esta es la primera vez que el sitio especializado en encuestas pregunta a... Continue reading
Apple Canada moves headquarters to smaller but downtown location Apple Canada has opted to downsize, despite record sales in the country . The company is said to be selling its former headquarters in Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US public opinion toward Cuba is currently more favorable than it has been in nearly two decades, likely as a result of US President Barack Obama's decision to improve relations Continue reading

La compañía canadiense Blue Diamond se ha convertido, en apenas tres años de presencia en Cuba, en la segunda empresa extranjera del sector hotelero en la Isla, al sumar recientemente tres nuevos establecimientos a sus instalaciones en la Isla.

La división hotelera del grupo Sunwing Travel gestiona más de 7,000 habitaciones bajo las marcas Royalton, Memories y Starfish. Dispone de una red de 13 instalaciones, incluyendo el hotel Breezes Jibacoa, el Memories Miramar Havana y el Memories Holguín, que acaba de incorporar. La española Meliá, después de 25 años de presencia en Cuba, administra 25 hoteles.

Con la adquisición del Breezes Jibacoa, un hotel de 240 habitaciones cerca de La Habana, el grupo consolida su presencia en una de las zonas priorizadas para desarrollar el turismo con la participación de capital foráneo. Antes de poder ser comercializado bajo una de las marcas de la compañía, el hotel tendrá que someterse a unas obras de mejora.

Blue Diamond aumentará su peso también en la capital -a través del Memories Miramar Havana- y en Holguín, un centro de creciente interés para los turistas.

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19 de febrero de 2015, 15:34 Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The major risks facing humanity due to climate change, issues and challenges, were addressed today by a panel of experts in a scientific event Continue reading
Cuba is launching a "strategic" computerization policy that will involve infrastructure and technology development, e-commerce and expanded access to the Internet, state-run media reported Thursday. The Continue reading
… of 40,000 Cubans and the annulment of the Cuban Adjustment Act … on Cuba, allowing more remittances from the U.S. to Cubans and softening some of the restrictions for Americans visiting Cuba for cultural or educational purposes. However, later that year, CubanContinue reading
… relations and the current Cuban context. Shipping. Cuba and the United States … Cuba. Most Cubans deal in cash rather than through the highly overregulated Cuban … the Cuban market but it remains to be seen whether Havana is interested. The greatest unknown is how the Cuban government … Continue reading
(See BCAL for updates to Global Top Events) Sales of previously owned U.S. homes, also called existing homes, fell in January, while purchases of new homes also declined, separate reports will probably Continue reading
La pequeña Yumila Lora Castillo, de ocho años de edad, está afectada por un tumor maligno en el tallo cerebral. Su madre no recibe ayuda económica alguna por parte del padre de la niña
… between the United States and Cuba wants to relaunch ferry service … City Marina in Florida to Havana, Cuba. Brian Hall, who owns catamaran … groups, educational trips and for Cuban-Americans to see their families again … religious, educational, and relatives of Cubans, so he could start the … Continue reading
In Cuba, a variant of HIV that is much more aggressive than other known forms of the virus has been documented. Patients infected with this new variant progress to AIDS so rapidly that they may not even Continue reading
El viceministro de Comunicaciones, Wilfredo González, afirmó en eI I Taller Nacional de Informatización y Ciberseguridad que "en la actualidad la situación de la actividad informática no permite dar respuesta a muchas de las necesidades que demanda la población". Continue reading
19 de febrero de 2015, 14:35 Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The most comprehensive dictionary of terms of Afro-Cuban religion was presented here today at the Book Fair Havana-2015, designed for religious, Continue reading
Las TRD mal administradas por los militares febrero 18, 2015 2:00 pm· Cuba actualidad, Capdevila, La Habana, (PD) A los dos años de ejercer Raúl Castro como presidente, enviaba señales de que su política económica se desmarcaba del estatismo que aplicaba su predecesor, Fidel Castro, quien prácticamente había liquidado la actividad privada a pesar de […] Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2015) -  Australian DJ/producer teen prodigy Walden has teamed up with fellow Aussie vocalist Havana Brown on his latest track, " No Ordinary Love " (Big Beat) heralding Continue reading
Una mentira no borra la verdad de una historia febrero 18, 2015 2:05 pm Cuba actualidad, La Lisa, La Habana, (PD) Cuando un tirano demanda aniquilar las obras excelentes destinadas al bienestar de una nación, sobran los serviles que por limosnas las vuelven feas y engañosas a la vista de todos. Ha comenzado a circular […] Continue reading
By MISNA "Issues related to the current context of ties between the two countries, including restoring diplomatic relations," this according to an official statement was the focus of a closed-door Continue reading
Con quien tiene que discutir el régimen castrista es con el pueblo cubano febrero 18, 2015 2:06 pm· Cuba actualidad, Arroyo Naranjo, La Habana, (PD) En 2009, en un ciclo de conferencias sobre los 50 años de la revolución cubana, organizada por la Queen University, de Kingston, Ontario, Canadá, Ricardo Alarcón, que por entonces era […] Continue reading
Comisión de atención a periodistas reporta APLP 19 de febrero de 2015 Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – En la mañana del pasado 6 de febrero, Marisleidys Sánchez Vargas, psicóloga de la Asociación Pro Libertad de Prensa (APLP), fue arrestada al salir de su casa e introducida en un carro de la Policía Nacional Revolucionaria (PNR) cuando […] Continue reading
Extremista oportunista Yesmy Elena Mena Zurbano 19 de febrero de 2015 Santa Clara, Cuba – www.PayoLibre.com – Eran las dos de la tarde del 14 de febrero y Luis salió a pasear con su familia para celebrar el día de San Valentín en su ciudad natal de Santa Clara, pero le fue difícil encontrar un […] Continue reading
U.S. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is heading an official delegation of Democratic representatives visiting Havana, met with Cuba's National Assembly vice president Ana María Mari Machado and other Continue reading
In December, just hours after the White House abruptly changed course in the nation's relationship with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio laid down his marker. "I intend to use every tool at our disposal in the Continue reading
19 de febrero de 2015, 13:58Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Lion Hearted Fighters of Great Britain are now ready for the coming match between the Tamers (Domadores, Cuba) and the Great Britain in this Continue reading
Divisions have emerged over many issues (sanctions in Iran, arms for Ukraine, trade with Cuba) but the crucial question in the campaign will probably be military intervention in the Middle East, the terrain Continue reading
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