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Daily Archives: August 13, 2016

Casi 30.000 personas, la mayoría de ellos venezolanos que buscaban alimentos y medicinas, cruzaron este sábado la frontera entre Colombia y Venezuela en su jornada de reapertura al paso peatonal tras casi un año cerrada, informa EFE.

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El boxeo, buque insignia cubano en Río 2016, sufrió otro agujero de considerables dimensiones cuando uno de sus motores, Roniel Iglesias, cayó derrotado este sábado en cuartos de final de los pesos welter por el uzbeko Shakhram Giyasov, reporta la AFP.

Iglesias, oro en Londres-2012 en los 64 kilos, fue sorprendido por un hombre que no dejó de tirar golpes ni uno solo de los nueve minutos que duró el combate, y que le puso la derecha recta a la cara todo el tiempo.

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La selección argentina de voleibol aseguró su billete a los cuartos de final de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro al imponerse este sábado por 3-0 (25-16, 25-14 y 25-16) a una Cuba que tras sumar cuatro derrotas hasta la fecha selló su eliminación del torneo, reporta EFE.

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Funcionarios del Servicio Nacional de Inmigración de México recorren los hoteles y albergues de Tapachula en busca de ilegales cubanos para su deportación, informa este sábado el diario Quadratin de Chiapas. Continue reading
Fernando Damaso, 12 August 2016 — Despite some early warning signs, I never imagined that the cult of personality in Cuba would surpass that of Stalin, Mao Zedong and Kim Il Sung, to mention just three examples from the “socialist bullpen.” I forgot the wise words of the great Dominican-born Cuban general Maximo Gomez, when … Continue reading "A Cult Taken to Extremes / Fernando Dámaso" Continue reading
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14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 August 2016 – Turn on the radio and the announcer reads a brief headline: “Fidel Castro, The Great Builder.” The man goes on to explain that the most important works of the country have come from this head that for decades has been covered by an olive-green cap. … Continue reading "Recipe For Forgetting Fidel Castro / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez" Continue reading
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Miles de personas bailaron a lo largo del serpenteante paseo marítimo del Malecón de La Habana durante toda la noche del viernes al sábado. La Habana. El ex presidente Fidel Castro agradeció el sábado a los cubanos los homenajes en su cumpleaños 90 en una columna publicada en la prensa estatal, en la que el icónico revolucionario izquierdista volvió a apuntar contra su viejo ... Continue reading
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A Cuban cigar maker has broken his own record by rolling the world's longest cigar at 90m, the length of a soccer field, dedicating the monster smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader's 90th birthday. Castro, who took power... Continue reading
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El campeón olímpico de Londres 2012, Leuris Pupo, concluyó quinto la competencia de tiro rápido con pistola a 25 metros de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016, informa la prensa oficial de la Isla.

Pupo comenzó bien, con cinco puntos en la primera ronda, pero en las siguientes bajó a tres, resultado que lo privó de avanzar a la segunda fase de la competencia, en la cual se discutían las medallas.

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Autoridades de Estados Unidos repatriaron a 54 inmigrantes cubanos que intentaron llegar por mar a ese país en precarias embarcaciones y que fueron interceptados por la Guardia Costera en el Atlántico, reporta EFE.

La Guardia Costera indicó este sábado en un comunicado que los cubanos fueron interceptados en cinco diferentes operaciones en el Estrecho de la Florida antes de tocar suelo estadounidense y repatriados el martes a Bahía de Cabañas.

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Private Transport Drivers in Central Cuba Demand End to Excessive
Controls / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 9 August 2016 — Private trucks covering
the stretch between Santa Clara and Sancti Spiritus remained out of
service during the weekend and Monday in response to new demands from
the authorities. For several days, at checkpoints along the road drivers
have been asked to show an invoice for the purchase of fuel in state
service centers, a move intended to discourage them from resorting to
the illegal hydrocarbon market, 14ymedio's reporter Jose Gabriel
Barrenechea told this newspaper.

As of noon Monday, "not a single truck" had passed on the route which
also serves intermediate towns like Placetas and Cabaiguán, a decision
the private drivers of both provinces made together in protest against
increased controls by the police.

This kind of transport is very popular in the area and moves thousands
of passengers every day, in old trucks reconditioned to move people. The
situation got worse this weekend with the celebration of carnivals in
Santa Clara, which significantly increased the number of travelers in
the region.

There was a huge crowd of people at the Sancti Spiritus terminal on
Monday around noon. The truck drivers refused to provide their services,
explaining that last Friday a group of private drivers was detained at
the provincial delegation of the Ministry of Interior.

The arrests occurred at several operations at checkpoints on roads
connecting Santa Clara with Sancti Spiritus, where the carriers were
required to show proof of having purchased their vehicle's fuel through
the Cupet chain of state gas stations.

Ubaldo, 53, one of the drivers who serves the route and who has refused
to work for the past three days, told this newspaper that the business
does not make enough to buy fuel at Cupet because a liter is nearly 30
Cuban pesos, and the same amount can be bought illegally for about half
that. "Nobody wants to drive the road because the fares are the same and
we don't do charity," he says.

Most of the gas that is sold in the informal market comes from state
enterprises [i.e. is illegally "diverted" at various points], which in
recent months have experienced up to 30% cuts in their fuel assignments
because of the tense economic situation in the country.

Given the crowding of passengers at interprovincial terminals and
various points between Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus local authorities
yielded to pressure after noon on Monday and called the truckers one by
one to ask them to make the trip and guaranteed that no one will ask for
proof of payment.

Some of the self-employed saw this decision as a small victory and
returned to work Monday afternoon, but others, more distrustful, have
preferred to wait to verify that the controls have been ended. "I do not
want to lose money nor my license," Raymundo, who owns a Ford truck that
regularly makes the trip from Villa Clara to Trinidad told this newspaper.

State buses in the region are not adequate to meet the demand for
interprovincial travel. From the bus terminal in Sancti Spiritus
vehicles leave five times a day – at 5, 6, 7 and 10 am and 2 pm – bound
for Santa Clara, but they suffer frequent breakdowns and technical glitches.

Transport managers and specialists in the area are studying "setting
caps" on the prices of private transport, as was done in the capital,
according to sources in Villa Clara's provincial government. The
authorities, are hoping to counter the rising fares by also bringing in
a fleet of new "Diana" brand buses assembled on the island.


An "almendrone" (14ymedio)
In Havana, the picture is not very different. Desperate customers
crowding corners to board a shared fixed-route taxi and workers who need
more than three hours to get home at the end of the working day are
scenes that are repeated everywhere. The imposition of price controls
for "almendrones" (the old American cars used in this service, named for
their "almond" shape) has contributed to the transport crisis, which
interferes with daily life in the Cuban capital.

Passengers see this as a test of strength between the government and the
self-employed transportation providers, a confrontation where the
private operators seek to overcome the fare restrictions, and the
authorities try to control the rising prices the sector has experienced
since mid-June.

The shortages at the gas stations regulated by the State contribute to
the problem. Of the five gas stations in Havana's Vededo district
14ymedio visited this Sunday, only one, at 25th Street and Avenue of the
Presidents, was open for business. El Tangana, at the corner of Malecon
and Linea, and the station at 17th and L, as well as the station at
Linea and D Street all remain closed for lack of supply.

An article published last Thursday by the official daily Granma
recognizes the reduction in the number of private cars that make up a
major part of the transportation routes within the capital city, due to
the drivers' response to the freezing of rates on July 14, a decision
taken by the Provincial Administration Council in Havana.

With the application of Agreement 185, which established that
self-employed drivers could not raise their fares and must adhere to the
fares in effect prior to July 1, drivers have chosen to shorten their
routes or significantly curtail their working days, as recognized by
Granma, the official organ of the Communist Party.

"Before, I could take just one car from my house in Santiago de las
Vegas," a passenger told this newspaper. "Now I have to take two
vehicles, one to Sports City and another to the end, so the trip costs
me twice as much," the woman lamented, who said the government thought
it had found a solution to the price increases caused by a reduction in
the supplies of fuel in the informal market. However, she says, "what
has happened is that the drivers have split the routes and no one can
force them to run the whole way," explains the irritated customer."

Of the more than 496,400 people who in January of this year were
"self-employed," at least 50,482 are dedicated to the transport of cargo
and passengers.

Source: Private Transport Drivers in Central Cuba Demand End to
Excessive Controls / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata – Translating Cuba -
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Fuerzas de la Seguridad del Estado y la Policía mantienen desde el jueves por la mañana un fuerte operativo alrededor de la sede de las Damas de Blanco en La Habana, informó a DIARIO DE CUBA la líder del grupo femenino, Berta Soler.

Varias mujeres están "sitiadas" en sus casas y otras han sido arrestadas al intentar llegar a la sede, al igual que activistas de derechos humanos, denunció Soler.

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