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Daily Archives: June 19, 2016

Rolando Reyes fue detenido en el aeropuerto Continue reading

Fuerzas del régimen procedieron este domingo con el "mismo modus operandi" para impedir las actividades de la campaña #TodosMarchamos, que promueve el Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (ForoDyL) por la liberación de los presos políticos.

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Varios opositores fueron arrestados en la capital y en el municipio Palma Soriano, de Santiago de Cuba. Continue reading
Rolando Reyes Rabanal Cuban human rights activist Rolando Reyes Rabanal, who was one of 53 political prisoners released after the U.S. and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in December 2014, was arrested Saturday after returning from a visit to Colombia. Reyes... Continue reading
This post will remain at the top of the page through June 25. During President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba in March 2016, dictator Raul Castro said he would be willing to release all political prisoners; all he needed was... Continue reading

El activista del Foro por los Derechos y Libertades (Foro DyL), Rolando Reyes Rabanal, fue detenido por fuerzas del régimen a su llegada el sábado a La Habana, procedente de Colombia, informó a DIARIO DE CUBA el líder de la organización Antonio Rodiles.

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Después de una experiencia desagradable en su primera visita de importancia a Cuba, la promotora artística Emilia estuvo años sin ir. Pero ahora ayuda en el deshielo de las relaciones culturales con Estados Unidos.

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(EFE).- Jon Bon Jovi, líder de la legendaria banda de rock estadounidense homónima, se encuentra de visita en La Habana, según informan hoy medios locales.

Hasta ahora se desconoce cuál el programa de la visita de Bon Jovi, de 54 años, quien además de músico es actor, productor musical y filántropo, y prepara una gira mundial con su banda para el 2017, en la que promocionará su recién finalizado disco This House Is Not For Sale, según destaca el sitio web Cubadebate.

El famoso rockero estadounidense e intérprete del tema It's my life ya degustó la comida cubana en el restaurante privado La Guarida, uno de los más frecuentados por las celebridades que desde hace al menos un año están visitando Cuba.

Entre las más recientes, el actor norteamericano Robert de Niro, el diseñador alemán Karl Lagerfeld, el líder de The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, y el cantante estadounidense Usher.

El reporte reproduce fotos divulgadas en la red social Facebook, en las que aparece Bon Jovi rodeado del equipo del restaurante habanero y también acompañado del rockero cubano David Blanco.

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Rolando Reyes Rabanal fue arrestado a su regreso de Bogotá, donde participó en un evento de Derechos Humanos. Continue reading
El famoso rockero estadounidense, intérprete de temas como "It's my life", ya degustó la comida cubana en el restaurante privado La Guarida. Continue reading
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A la sombra del Día de las Madres, siempre con menos celebraciones públicas y una propaganda de más baja intensidad, los cubanos celebran desde 1938 el Día de los Padres. La iniciativa fue promovida por la escritora y artista Dulce María Borrero, quien ayudó a extender en la Isla el recordatorio de esa figura tan relegada cuando se homenajea a quienes cuidan y forman a los niños.

En una Cuba donde se conservan fuertes posturas machistas, el refranero popular exhibe numerosas frases a la manera de “madre solo hay una, pero padre es cualquiera” u otras más determinantes como “la madre es lo más grande”, que encierran de una forma muy estereotipada los roles de ambos progenitores.

Sin embargo, en los últimos años se percibe un aumento en el reconocimiento del padre como pilar fundamental en la educación de los niños y muchas parejas deshacen los esquemas de la mujer que atiende al bebé mientras el padre trabaja para mantener la familia. La legalidad laboral cubana comprende la posibilidad de que los hombres se acojan a una licencia de paternidad para cuidar de sus pequeños, pero muy pocos lo hacen.[[QUOTE:En los últimos años se percibe un aumento en el reconocimiento del padre como pilar fundamental en la educación de los niños]]Durante décadas el gobierno cubano subsidió la entrega de un cake de fiestas para cada familia por el Día de las Madres, pero los padres no corrieron igual suerte. Algo similar ocurre con las fiestas que se realizan en muchos centros laborales para homenajear a las mujeres en su día, una celebración que en muy pocas ocasiones ha tenido una contraparte en el caso de los hombres.

No obstante, las semanas previas a este Día de los Padres, las tiendas se convierten en un hervidero de gente que busca botellas de ron, máquinas de afeitar, colonias y ropa interior para regalar. En los últimos años también se ha extendido la costumbre de celebrar en un restaurante o en uno de los tantos lugares privados que realizan ofertas para la ocasión.

Este domingo, por 24 horas, los padres estarán en el centro de las atenciones y los besos.


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5,000 Tons Of Vietnamese Rice Arrive In Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 16 June 2016 – Rice is again a symbol of friendship
between Cuba and Vietnam. The signing, this Thursday, of the record of
delivery and receipt of 5,000 tons of rice donated by the Vietnamese
Communist party – the State – is added to the joint agricultural
programs carried out by both countries tat have allowed Cuba to reduce
from 450,000 to 300,000 tons the import of this grain.

The ceremony this Thursday, which represents a gesture to underscore the
friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, was attended by Rigoberto Enoa,
director of Trade Policy with Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of
Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and Pham Phan Dung, chief of of
Vietnam's National Reserve.

Phan Dung, who signed the document in front of the Vietnamese ambassador
in Havana, Doung Minh stressed that this donation will allow a further
strengthening of the relations of solidarity and cooperation and
recalled the "eternal gratitude" of the Vietnamese people towards Cuba
in its "struggle for "national liberation," peace and building the country.

Rigoberto Enoa, after expressing appreciation for the gesture and
highlighting the excellent ties of friendship between the two countries,
said the rice will is for consumption by the population.

In addition, the Cuban official recalled that many Vietnamese companies
are interested in investing on the island and there are already several
advanced proposals. Vietnam is also has a project for the production of
diapers in the Mariel Special Development Zone.

Other areas where trade relations are advancing are the development of
drugs and vaccines.

Last September, President Truong Tan Sang paid a visit to Cuba to
participate in a business forum. On that trip, the president said that
the economic reforms undertaken to update the socialist model of the
island guarantee "stable and sustained development" and allow "bilateral
trade relations at the same level as the policies."

Source: 5,000 Tons Of Vietnamese Rice Arrive In Cuba / 14ymedio –
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Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named 'Barack Obama' /
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14ymedio, Havana, 7 June 2016 — A group of six Cuban migrants arrived on
Monday night along the coast of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Florida, in a
precarious craft, according to the local media. Among them was a
pregnant woman who was treated by medical services as a precautionary
measure.

The rafters crossed the Florida Straits aboard a rustic boat covered
with metal plates that they had baptized Barack Obama, which could be
read on the side.

The Cubans, who are in good health despite spending nine days adrift,
came from Nuevitas, Camagüey.

A witness quoted by the Sun Sentinel newspaper saw the arrival of the
migrants from the beach. "We thought it was someone surfing, but then we
saw several people. They were paddling like crazy," she said.

Source: Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named 'Barack
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Ten Undocumented Cubans Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2016 — Puerto Rican authorities detained 10
Cuban migrants on the island of Mona, considered US territory in the
Caribbean. Apparently the Cubans had landed there and so far all are in
good health.

The Puerto Rican police said in a statement that seven women and three
men were found on Saturday morning on Mona, west of Puerto Rico.

The Cubans will be taken to the port of Aguadilla where the immigration
authorities can analyze their status and consider whether they qualify
to benefit from the wet foot/dry foot policy under which all Cuban
nationals are automatically given refuge after stepping on American soil.

So far this fiscal year, which began in October, more than 3,600 rafters
have been intercepted at sea, according to the United States Coast Guard.

Source: Ten Undocumented Cubans Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico /
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El Palacio Goytisolo, una joya de Cienfuegos a punto de desaparecer CARIDAD CRUZ, Cienfuegos | Junio 19, 2016 Uno de los mayores tesoros, de Cienfuegos, el Palacio Goytisolo, yace en ruinas en medio de la desidia oficial por rescatar ese edificio emblemático en una ciudad declarada Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la Unesco en […] Continue reading
THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA
BY KEN FIREMAN ON 6/19/16 AT 6:30 AM

This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site.

The car was a Detroit classic on a Havana street, a pink and white 1956
Chevy Bel Air with a nickname out of a rock 'n' roll song: "Lola."

And parked behind the wheel was a distinguished American guest, New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo, come to Cuba in April 2015 on an official trip.

But Lola carried a surprise under the hood. The original Chevrolet power
plant had long since died. In its place was a four-cylinder Toyota
diesel engine.

The mash-up is typical in a Cuba where vintage cars that would make a
collector salivate are kept running through agile, creative cannibalization.

And it could serve as a metaphor for a Cuban economy that entices
American businesses with the lure of an untapped market, but contains
disguised obstacles that can frustrate all but the hardiest
entrepreneur, writes freelance journalist Christina Hoag in her report
for SAGE Business Researcher.

"The attraction of Cuba is kind of an amusement park in decay," John S.
Kavulich III, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council,
told Hoag. With the re-establishment of Cuban-U.S. diplomatic relations
after a half-century freeze-out and President Obama's recent visit, U.S.
business executives are dreaming big dreams.

Trade fairs in Havana draw scores of top-drawer American companies
ranging from PepsiCo to Caterpillar to Boeing. The Cuban government is
opening the state-run economy to foreign direct investment with a goal
of attracting $8.2 billion in FDI.

Obama has carved out ever-wider exceptions to the 54-year-old U.S.
embargo on trade with Cuba that enables expanded activity in fields such
as telecommunications and travel.

"Everyone is interested in Cuba right now," Alana Tummino, head of the
Council of the Americas' Cuba Working Group, told SAGE Business
Researcher. "The Cubans are totally inundated with business groups
traveling down and wanting to meet with ministry officials."

But then come the hard realities of trying to do business in an economy
that is tightly controlled by a one-party state, an infrastructure that
is dilapidated and outdated and a populace whose purchasing power is
limited by a monthly median wage equivalent to $20.

Add to that a legal system that lacks transparency and is heavily tilted
in favor of the state; court proceedings are conducted in secret, and
those at the top of the law school classes are recruited as prosecutors,
while judges often are chosen from the bottom.

"There's been a lot of irrational exuberance about Cuba," says James
Cason, who served as principal officer of the U.S. Interests Section in
Havana, which functioned in lieu of an embassy, from 2002 to 2005. "It's
a very risky business."

British business executive Stephen Purvis found out just how risky. The
head of a company called Coral Capital that invested in Cuban tourism
and other businesses, Purvis was accused of espionage in 2011.

After spending 16 months in jail awaiting trial, he was convicted of
illegal foreign currency transactions and then released. He lost $15
million in assets.

"The central bank had authorized all our transactions for 12 years,"
Purvis said. "Then, all of a sudden, they were saying they weren't
authorized, and that we didn't have specific permission. It was a very
arbitrary application of the law."

Other companies, however, report utterly benign experiences. "We've been
in Cuba for over 20 years, and it's a remarkably stable place to do
business," said David Pathe, CEO of Canada's Sherritt International,
which operates a nickel mine and is one of Cuba's largest foreign investors.

And, risks or not, the Americans are coming. Airbnb, the internet-based
home rental service, expanded to Cuba last year with 1,000 listings.
Sprint and Verizon have started offering cell phone roaming services
after signing agreements with the state-run telecommunications company.

Netflix heralded the arrival of its streaming video service in 2015 with
an exuberant tweet of "Bienvenida Cuba!"—even though its $7.99 monthly
charge represents more than one-third of the median wage.

If the promise is to be fulfilled, a way must be found to bridge the
differing economic goals of the two governments, according to analysts.
Washington's main objective is to stimulate greater private investment,
while Cuban leaders want deals that will shore up the state-owned
enterprises that control three-quarters of the economy.

"There's a disconnect between what U.S. companies can do [under the
embargo] and what Cubans want," says Tummino of the Council of the Americas.

This post is based on the report, Doing Business in Cuba, SAGE Business
Researcher, by Christina Hoag and originally appeared at LSE Business
Review.

Ken Fireman is managing editor for SAGE Business Researcher, which
delivers deep dives on contemporary business issues to students and
faculty twice a month. He was previously a senior editor for economics
and politics at Bloomberg News and a White House correspondent, national
political reporter and Moscow bureau chief for Newsday.

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La estrella del rock se suma a la lista de celebridades que visitan la Isla en los últimos meses
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En Iberoamérica el día del padre varía en algunos países. En el caso de Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico y Venezuela, este señalado día tiene lugar cada año el tercer domingo de junio Estos países han adoptado la fecha de celebración del Día del Padre de Estados Unidos. Continue reading
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En realidad, Hi Fly iba a destinar un avión para operar vuelos directos desde Fráncfort, Múnich, Hamburgo y Berlín 



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14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2016 — Puerto Rican authorities detained 10 Cuban migrants on the island of Mona, considered US territory in the Caribbean. Apparently the Cubans had landed there and so far all are in good health. The Puerto Rican police said in a statement that seven women and three men were found on Saturday … Continue reading "Ten Undocumented Cubans Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico / 14ymedio" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 7 June 2016 — A group of six Cuban migrants arrived on Monday night along the coast of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Florida, in a precarious craft, according to the local media. Among them was a pregnant woman who was treated by medical services as a precautionary measure. The rafters crossed the Florida Straits aboard … Continue reading "Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack Obama’ / 14ymedio" Continue reading
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Tras 57 años de totalitarismo, la sociedad cubana mira a las asociaciones espirituales para alejarse del discurso oficialista que impera en la isla 



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Ada María López Canino es Dama de Blanco, coordinadora nacional de la Red de Bibliotecas Independientes, autora del blog Mamá en casa y madre de cinco hijos.

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Tamara Vivas es una maestra, residente de la barriada popular Catia, ubicada en el oeste de Caracas. En su apartamento del sector Simón Bolívar viven cuatro familias, incluida su madre de 84 años que está discapacitada.

Desde que el Gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro creó los comités locales de abastecimiento y producción (CLAP), Tamara espera ser registrada en un censo para recibir las bolsas de comida que distribuyen estas nuevas instancias creadas por la revolución bolivariana para combatir la escasez que golpea el estómago de los venezolanos.

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