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Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

7 abril, 2015 El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, John Kerry , podría reunirse con el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba en la Cumbre de las Américas de esta semana en Panamá, dijo el martes el Departamento de Estado. Continue reading
President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, Dec. 10, 2013, in Johannesburg. Continue reading

La vocera del Departamento de Estado de los EEUU, Marie Harf, afirmó este martes que "hay posibilidad de que se produzca" una reunión entre el secretario de Estado John Kerry y el canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez Padilla, informa Reuters.

"Esperamos que pueda producirse en la Cumbre de las Américas. La agenda no está del todo confirmada", informó este martes en declaraciones a la prensa. 

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* Havana has demanded removal before ties can be restored * Review ahead of summit to be attended by Obama, Castro * Venezuela complaint over sanctions looms as sour point * Cuba once aided insurgencies Continue reading
President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, Dec. 10, 2013, in Johannesburg. Continue reading
The U.S. State Department is expected to recommend within a day or two that Cuba be removed from its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, CNN reported on Tuesday. President Barack Obama Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is closing in on a decision to recommend removal of Cuba from its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, days before President Barack Obama Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_39630" align="aligncenter" width="623"] [1] The Union of Journalists of Cuba accuses opposition leaders of orchestrating a provocation in Panama.[/caption] [2]14ymedio, Havana, 7 April 2015 – The official Cuban civil society delegation that will participate throughout the week of parallel forums at the Summit of the Americas in Panama denounced, this Tuesday, the presence of “mercenaries in the service of a foreign power” in the meeting. In a press conference, organized at the University of Panama shortly after the arrival from Havana and transmitted in full by the Island’s television monopoly, the members of the official Cuban delegation attacked the Cuban dissidents and independent activists who will also attend the meetings. In addition, the Union of Cuban Journalists distributed a pamphlet titled “Mercenaries,” in which they accuse the opposition leaders of a orchestrating a provocation on Panamanian soil. In the cover image, the deceased Huber Matos [3] appears, along with others. In the press conference, only a few questions from the journalists present were allowed. Liaena Hernández Martínez, a member of the National Committee of the Federation of Cuban Women, read a statement titled "It is inadmissible that mercenaries paid by enemies of the Island are in Panama," where "the presence in these mercenary spaces [parallel forums] are paid for by the historical enemies of our nation. " A representative of the delegation said "there will definitely be no dialogue with those people," accused of being part of a "meager ‘opposition’ fabricated from abroad, lacking any legitimacy and propriety." The regime’s representatives didn’t even hesitate to link some members of civil society with "known terrorists that have caused infinite pain to the Cuban people." [1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/delegacion-oficial-Panama-presencia-mercenarios_CYMIMA20150407_0013_13.jpg [2] http://www.14ymedio.com/ [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huber_Matos Continue reading
The United States will not be dealing with the usual vociferous denunciations by Latin American leaders of its isolation of Cuba at this year's Summit of the Americas, scheduled to begin Friday in Panama. Continue reading
… investment in Cuba — commercial contracts with Cuban entities, joint ventures with Cuban partners … northern coast of Cuba, 28 miles west of Havana. The port and … Cuban government, Peters noted. Also, Cuba still operates under two currencies, the CubanContinue reading
"Our expectation" is that Cuba will be removed from the list, the official said. But the official cautioned the Obama administration has yet to make any formal announcement. While that announcement from Continue reading
… announcing a diplomatic breakthrough with Havana on Dec. 17, and he … . The official said Washington and Havana were close to resolving a … for written Cuban assurances of no future support for terrorism. Cuba had … it was aiding Marxist insurgencies. Havana has since ceased attempting to … Continue reading
The Cuban government says it will start publishing classified ads in print and online, entering a vibrant informal marketplace where Cubans can find everything from houses to pirated U.S. television programs. Continue reading
[1] What value is there in loudly bragging about Cuba as a “medical world power” and that it “disinterestedly” sends thousands of doctors around the planet, when in reality the Cuban archipelago, for many years, has been far from this false image as an island paradise, from the moment when the Castro brothers calculated the numbers and dividends from the hugely lucrative business represented by selling the cheap slave labor of these professionals. Thanks to these medical brigades, the government adds millions to its coffers, which wouldn’t be bad if they paid these doctors, nurses and health technicians a large percentage of the revenue they generate and not the paltry share they currently receive of the contracts signed between States. What happens to doctors, also happens to athletes, artists, university professors and any professional that serves their interests; but this post is dedicated to the exploited of medicine. The Castro brothers, once they took power — secured with populist and social laws — the concerned themselves more with foreign policy, interested in regional influence with the aim of extending their communist ideology, than with domestic issues. They started exporting the Revolution with the seeding of guerrillas in several continents. One example is the conflict that persists today in Colombia, half a century after that attempt of insurrectional social war, that installed them in power. But that dream — or nightmare — was cut short. It mutated from the original ideals, and — passing through various stages such as the military support in Africa — to an attempt to win elections with popular leftist movements. The guerrillas were ordered to shift tactics: exchanging their weapons and camouflage, they dressed them in brand name suits and ties to take the floor to manipulate the society’s most economically disadvantaged. Cuban military advisors hang stethoscopes around their necks and dress in white coats. In short, a great part of this new hidden force is in the nobility of the medical professional, continuing the work of the prior military advisors, in order to influence and support the choice of the Castros for the presidency of this country. Meanwhile, whether or not they achieve that, the Cuban government receives the salaries of its 21st Century slaves. [2] Ángel Santiesteban-Prats Border Control Prison Unit, Havana, March 2015 6 April 2015 [1] https://blogloshijosquenadiequiso.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/guerrilla-latinoamerica-1.jpg [2] https://blogloshijosquenadiequiso.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/firma-3.jpg Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, at the Summit of the Americas, the U.S. State Department announced Tuesday. The meeting, which will likely take place Continue reading
While no meeting has been formally planned between Cuban President Raul Castro and President Barack Obama at this weekend's Summit of the Americas in Panama, White House officials say spontaneous discussions Continue reading
La activista Rosa María Payá, portavoz de la campaña, dijo que esta iniciativa sería "un primer paso para que los cubanos se expresen sobre los cambios hacia la pluralidad en nuestro país". Continue reading
"Esperamos que pueda producirse (una reunión) en la Cumbrede de las Américas, aunque la agenda no está del todo confirmada", dijo la portavoz Marie Harf en declaraciones a la prensa. Continue reading
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World This phenomenon is due, in large part, to the Internet connection issues in Cuba. Enrique de la Osa/Reuters In December, the United States and Cuba made waves by putting their decades Continue reading

La delegación de la sociedad civil oficial cubana que participará a lo largo de esta semana en los foros paralelos a la Cumbre de las Américas en Panamá ha denunciado este martes la presencia de "mercenarios al servicio de una potencia extranjera" en el encuentro.

En una conferencia de prensa, organizada en la Universidad de Panamá poco después de llegar de La Habana y transmitida integralmente por el monopolio televisivo de la Isla,los miembros de la comitiva oficialista arremetieron contra la disidencia y los activistas independientes cubanos que también asistirán a las reuniones. Además, la Unión de Periodistas de Cuba repartió un panfleto llamado Mercenarios, en el que se acusa a líderes opositores de orquestar una provocación en tierra panameña. En la imagen de portada, aparece el fallecido Huber Matos, entre otros.

Liaena Hernández Martínez, miembro del Comité Nacional de la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas, leyó una declaración titulada "Inadmisible que estén en Panamá mercenarios pagados por enemigos de la Isla", donde se denuncia "la presencia en estos espacios [los foros paralelos] de mercenarios pagados por los enemigos históricos de nuestra nación".

Un representante de la delegación aseguró que "definitivamente no habrá diálogo con esas personas", acusadas de formar parte de una "exigua 'oposición' fabricada desde el extranjero, carente de toda legitimidad y decoro". Los oficialistas no dudaron, incluso, en vincular a algunos miembros de la sociedad civil con "reconocidos terroristas que han ocasionado infinito dolor al pueblo cubano".

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© . Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech during an election campaign event in Bristol, south western England LONDON (Reuters) - Over 100 senior British medical professionals criticized Continue reading
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="419"] [1] First base[/caption] The categories of children’s baseball in Cuba are rescued by parents of the "little ballplayers" because, it seems, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) has no resources to provide the necessary sports equipment. The categories of 7-8 years and 9-10 years are supported by the parents of the child athletes, as long as INDeR doesn’t provide the minimum materials, such as: gloves, special balls, bats, among others. It doesn’t allow the development of Cuban baseball. Rolando Suarez, a 45-year-old coach, spoke of the ingenuity required to get a result in competitions. "Thanks to the parents we can train the children, because INDER gives each school coach only one or two gloves, one bat and two Kenko balls, which last only four months. During the remaining 6 or 7 months, I have to ask the parents for help to continue to coach." According to some instructors, these categories have special rules, one of which regulates to the play to a solid rubber ball (known as Kenko), a different material from the balls for the older ages, which use synthetic materials. The Kenko balls cost about 300 pesos each. Suarez also explained, "I have an enrollment of 20 students in the 7-8 category, and in 9-10 I have 19 students. What INDER gives me isn’t enough!" Another children’s coach who asked to remain anonymous, explained that the lack of resources also hits the parents’ budgets, "Several students have left the sport because it’s very expensive." Michel Garcia, a 37-year-old father, commented, "My son has his sports uniform, glove and a bad thanks to me but not everyone can spend more than 2,500 pesos for these expenses." According to a methodologist in the capital municipality of 10 de Octubre, who is in charge of educating coaches and supervising the training with the purpose of ensuring good preparation, and who asked to remain anonymous, commented that everything the Municipal Sports Authorities delivered to the coaches, is usurped by them. "They sell gloves, balls and bats to the parents of the students. It is a sport where the majority of the parents have money, and demand creates the market," he said. This methodologist continued, explaining that many parents have complained to the Municipal Sports Authority in 10 de Octubre, about the conditions for the children playing baseball, a sport supposedly prioritized in Cuba. So far, the conditions don’t seem to change. Coaches like Racel Perez, 28, consider another option, "I have to coach a different sport," he laments. From Anddy’s blog, previously published in Cubanet 23 March 2015 [1] https://cubanosconderechos.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/pelota-4.jpg Continue reading
A new Cuban publication named "Ofertas" devoted to publicizing products and services, both produced by the state-run sector as well as the island's private sector, will go on sale in May in Cuba, local Continue reading
Cuando llegó el camión, pisotearon a los viejitos, hasta un niño recibió golpes. Las colas no funcionan. Los revendedores: a $10 la libra. Los uniformados decomisan la mercancía. Y comen papa sin pagarla. Vea video Continue reading
Our authorities have always been preoccupied with extolling the originality of anything coming out of Cuba. Our freedoms, socialism, democracy, human rights, political and economic system, electoral process, governmental bodies, political and grass-roots organizations, and everything else are unique and unlike anything comparable in the rest of the world. Furthermore, it is argued — with scant modesty — that they are the best and most perfect. What is striking is that this unhealthy addiction to being different applies only to the outside world. Differences within the country, among Cubans themselves, are not acceptable. Dictating how things are to be done has become a daily and unhealthy practice over the years, especially when done by those have held and still hold absolute power. We have seen the imposition of a political, economic and social system, one-party rule, a socialist Constitution, basic laws, organizations and associations, educational, cultural, and moral standards, and many other things that should have involved consultation with citizens and should have been freely approved or rejected by them. The disastrous results are plain to see. The country has regressed as never before in its  history, including even during the most critical times. Even today, in spite of declarations to the contrary, we continue seeing efforts to dictate. Wouldn’t it be more intelligent to have a dialogue and look for consensus? When I suggest dialogue, I do not mean conversations between people who think alike, which is what we have now, but between those with differing opinions. The results would undoubtedly be better. An exchange of views in a respectful and constructive climate might yield wonderful solutions. Why not try it? We stand to lose nothing more than we have already lost from the now obsolete monologue. 1 April 2015 Continue reading
HAVANA— In a rare challenge to Cuba's political system from … running for municipal assembly in Havana on April 19 after winning … the electoral commission for the Havana municipality known as Revolution Square … to destabilize the government. Many Cubans are suspicious of dissident leaders … Continue reading
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest listens to a journalist's questions during a daily briefing at the White House in Washington March 16, 2015. Reuters/Yuri Gripas '); } WASHINGTON (Reuters) Continue reading
Adalberto Roque | AFP | Cuban cigar production at the H. Upmann cigar factory in Havana. A spokesman said on Tuesday that he would not expect a final decision in the next Continue reading
Este guerrillero, conocido como "Máximo Canales", era hijo de españoles y nació en Cuba en 1943. Formó parte del grupo que en 1963 secuestró en la capital venezolana al futbolista hispano argentino como protesta contra el gobierno del socialdemócrata Rómulo Betancourt. Continue reading
PRWeb Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of Cubase Elements 8. Cubase Elements 8 combines studio technologies and tools that are accountable for the popularity Continue reading
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WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - A White House spokesman said on Tuesday that he would not expect a final decision in the next day or two on removing Cuba from a U.S. list of countries accused of sponsoring Continue reading
"Our expectation" is that Cuba will be removed from the list, the official said. But the official cautioned the Obama administration has yet to make any formal announcement. While that announcement from Continue reading
The U.S. State Department's review of Cuba's inclusion on the list of countries that Washington says sponsor terrorism is in its final phase and "nearing its conclusion," a top advisor to President Barack Continue reading
© . French President Francois Hollande listens toTunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has Continue reading
El Departamento de Estado recomendará que Cuba salga de la lista de países patrocinadores del terrorismo y lo hará en los próximos días, según ha revelado este martes un funcionario estadounidense a CNN, el requisito exigido por el 'castrismo' para abrir embajadas. Continue reading
The United States will not be dealing with the usual vociferous denunciations by Latin American leaders of its isolation of Cuba at this year's Summit of the Americas, scheduled to begin Friday in Panama. Continue reading
In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and U.S. flag stand before the start of a press conference on the sidelines of talks between the two nations in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. hopes to open an embassy Continue reading
"I think there's a real opportunity here," Obama said of normalizing relations with the island nation President Obama said Tuesday that he would move quickly on a decision to remove Cuba from the State Continue reading
(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department could recommend within a few days that Cuba be removed from its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a major move toward Continue reading
On a recent evening in Manhattan, supporters of the advocacy group, the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), gathered together at an Upper East Side club that preferred to remain unnamed. Much of the talk at Continue reading
(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department could recommend within a few days that Cuba be removed from its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a major move toward Continue reading
(Recasts throughout; adds comments from U.S. official, background) By Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department could recommend within a few days that Cuba be removed Continue reading