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Daily Archives: September 12, 2016

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El objetivo del diálogo económico, dice la nota del departamento de Estado, fue discutir un compromiso bilateral a largo plazo en una amplia gama de temas, Continue reading
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La directora general para Estados Unidos del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (MINREX), Josefina Vidal, acusó este lunes al Gobierno de Estados Unidos de censurar el acceso desde Cuba a sitios norteamericanos de internet, reporta la agencia estatal ACN.

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Un grupo de 27 cubanos, 22 hombres y cinco mujeres, que lograron tocar tierra firme el viernes por la noche. Los balseros que estaban siendo asistidos por la organización Church World Service (CWS) en Doral. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
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Los expertos que participaron en la primera jornada del Cuba Internet Freedom, que se celebra en Miami desde este lunes y durante dos días, coincidieron en la importancia de seguir … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Johan Estiven Carreazo y Carlos Emilio Ibargüen fueron asegurados por un juzgado del puerto caribeño de Turbo por su presunta responsabilidad en los delitos de acceso carnal violento, feminicidio, homicidio agravado, tortura y tráfico de migrantes cubanos. Continue reading
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Durante el encuentro, las partes intercambiaron opiniones sobre las regulaciones vigentes en los respectivos países en esta área, y el marco jurídico de los dos Estados para la protección de marcas, patentes y el derecho de autor. Continue reading
La Habana plantea a Washington sus exigencias sobre propiedad intelectual AGENCIAS | La Habana | 12 de Septiembre de 2016 – 18:23 CEST. Una delegación estadounidense encabezada por Daniel Martí, coordinador de la Oficina Ejecutiva del presidente Barack Obama, se reunió en La Habana con funcionarios cubanos para tratar sobre el tema de la propiedad […] Continue reading
Uno entra a un cibercafé en Cuba y todas las pantallas están en blanco y azul, los colores de Facebook, dijo la periodista independiente Regina Coyula, una de los participantes en el primer panel del evento Cuba Internet Freedom que sesiona en Miami. Continue reading
El disidente cubano Guillermo Fariñas suspendió el lunes una huelga de hambre de 54 días, tras la aprobación en el parlamento europeo de una enmienda que lleva su nombre y … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Indica el informe "Estado de la banda ancha 2016 en América Latina y el Caribe", de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL). Continue reading

El opositor Guillermo Fariñas decidió este lunes abandonar la huelga de hambre y sed, que ha mantenido durante 54 días para exigir a Raúl Castro el cese de la represión a opositores en la Isla, confirmó a DIARIO DE CUBA su vocero, Jorge Luis Artiles Montiel.

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… administration’s new openness to Cuba. “I support her commitment to … battle for the Jewish and Cuban vote. “It was about time … that if we want the Cuban Government to get out of … broader exchange in which three Cubans convicted for spying were released … Continue reading
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La campaña fue presentada por el director de Junta de Gobernadores para la Radiodifusión, John Lansing, quien resaltó la voluntad de la institución por apoyar las gestiones para conectar a los cubanos a Internet. Continue reading

Representantes de tres instituciones científicas de la Isla analizaron este lunes en Irán con autoridades de ese país medios para fomentar la transferencia de tecnología e introducir productos médico-farmacéuticos de Cuba en el mercado persa.

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… lunchtime favorite. Kool Korner sells Cuban-style and deli-style sandwiches, along with … . The Cuban sandwich was back. So what sets this Cuban apart? Ramirez … with cured Spanish sausage and Cuban-style chicken. Ramirez also lends his … in Fidel Castro's Cuba in the 1960s before immigrating … Continue reading
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Mientras cubanos por todo el mundo celebraron la festividad de la Virgen Patrona de Cuba la semana pasada, fieles católicos en La Habana tambien veneranon a Nuestra Señora de la … Click to Continue » Continue reading
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Una delegación estadounidense encabezada por Daniel Martí, coordinador de la Oficina Ejecutiva del presidente Barack Obama, se reunió en La Habana con funcionarios cubanos para tratar sobre el tema de la propiedad intelectual entre los dos países, informó este lunes la Cancillería de la Isla, reporta EFE.

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Photographer Manuello Paganelli journeyed to Cuba for the first time in … ;s experienced. His new tome, Cuba: A Personal Journey (Daylight Books … is Italian and Cuban, initially ventured to Cuba to learn more about … outsiders understood. "To most Cubans, I was someone from Mars … Continue reading
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Una delegación estadounidense encabezada por Daniel Martí, coordinador de la Oficina Ejecutiva del presidente Barack Obama, se reunió en La Habana con funcionarios cubanos para tratar sobre el tema de … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Free Press: Knockout / Somos+

Somos+, Victor Manuel Camposeco, 10 September 2016 — In April of 1960,
from the official newspapers Hoy (Today) and Revolución along with the
leftist organization FIDEL, the demands to take by force the three
independent print media still standing seemed unstoppable. For months,
the newsrooms of those newspapers had also been infiltrated by State agents.

Diario de la Marina, the most influential conservative newspaper in
Cuba, respected by publishers and the public, which at one time had
supported Castro, had its own building in Havana, "a stately stone
building," at the corner of Paseo del Prado and Brasil Street. On May 11
it would publish a spread signed by more than 300 of its workers in
support of defending the freedom of expression. Members of FIDEL,
advised by the infiltrators, along with a huge crowd, took the building
by assault the night before and its facilities were partly destroyed.

The police refused to intervene. The next day, at the University of
Havana, the already tamed the University Students Federation, FEU, led a
grotesque celebration: between slapstick and jokes they buried a copy of
the last Diario de la Marina published.

Through the pages of Diario de la Marina had passed Pedro Henriquez
Urena, Miguel Angel Asturias, Mariategui, Borges, Alejo Carpentier and
Lezama Lima, among many others. Shortly afterwards the Rivero family,
owners and managers of the newspaper, went into exile. The "stately
stone building" was delivered with its workshops and offices to the
Communist newspaper Hoy. The life of Diario de la Marina, then
celebrating its 128th year, ended violently.

Humberto Medrano, deputy director of Prensa Libre, the largest newspaper
in Cuba, published an article the next day: "It is painful to witness
the funeral of freedom of thought in a center dedicated to culture […]
Because what was buried last night [at the University] was not a
newspaper. Symbolically what was buried was freedom of thought and
expression. The obligatory colophon of this act is the commentary in the
periodical Revolución. The title of this commentary says it all: "Prensa
Libre on the road to La Marina." They didn't have to say it, everyone
knows."

On July 4, at night, the FIDEL mob took by assault the Prensa Libre
facilities. Medrano left the building, the street teemed with
activists. One of them tried to stop him, shouting comments for the
occasion, but others let him pass. Medrano got into his car and went to
seek asylum at the nearest embassy, that of Panama. Perhaps during the
drive he recalled the six times Batista's police had stopped him, before
the triumph of the Revolution, and interrogated him for publishing
comments that displeased that other dictator.

Days later Humberto Medrano, escorted to the airport by
Panama's ambassador, left with his family on a commercial flight to
Miami. That same week he got a job as a taxi driver. He soon began
writing for a local newspaper and devoted himself since that time to the
fight for respect for human rights in Cuba. He died in Florida in 2012,
at the age of 96.

At the end of the fifties, the most important magazine in Latin America
was Bohemia. Founded in 1908, it was directed by Miguel Angel Quevedo,
the son of the founder. "Bohemia reported when reporting was dangerous,"
said Humberto Medrano in 2008. The first interview Fidel Castro gave to
a Cuban media, from the Sierra Maestra, went to Bohemia. The magazine
sent Augustine Alles Soberon to interview Fidel and he also interviewed Che.

The editorials, news reports, photographs and articles in favor of Fidel
Castro, by Alles Soberon and later others, filled dozens of pages of
the magazine. Fidel Castro himself published in Bohemia. Recently
installed in power Fidel Castro visited the magazine's offices. That was
a party, about which a large and proud story was published in the weekly
magazine itself. The courageous editorial attitude of Bohemia against
Batista, in defense of freedom of expression and in support of Castro,
was the most prominent among all the media.

On June 15, 1960 Fidel Castro celebrated the Day of Freedom of the
Press. A year after that party with Fidel in Bohemia's offices, the
crazed mob of the FIDEL organization took the workshops and offices of
the magazine by assault. Miguel Angel Quevedo took refuge in the Embassy
of Venezuela. He committed suicide in Caracas in 1969.

Taken from the site Revista Replicante

Source: Free Press: Knockout / Somos+ – Translating Cuba -
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A Harsh Reality / Fernando Dámaso

Fernando Damaso, 28 August 2016 — In the few existing spaces for public
opinion in the Cuban official media (Letters to the Editor in the
newspaper Granma, A similar space called "Acknowledgement" in the
newspaper Juventud Rebelde (Rebel Youth), a page in the newspaper
Trabajadores (Workers), "Papelitos Speak" on the Havana Channel, and
"Cuba Says" on Cubavisión and others), people's complaints, are set
against incompetent, bureaucratic, irresponsible and indolent officials
who fail to meet their obligations and allow problems to accumulate and
increase.

Equally those responsible for these spaces ensure the complaints remain
at this primary level and, rarely, go up the ladder to government
agencies and institutions. It seems that all the deplorable events
happen only because of the functionaries, because above them everything
is perfect and no one takes responsibility for them.

However, it can not be that so many officials from different agencies
and institutions (the electric company, the phone company, public
health, education, housing, physical planning, water and sewer, communal
services, transportation, work and social security, justice, the
national bank, the People's Power, etc.) are so unprofessional and inept.

We have to wonder if these "qualities" are not also present in the
agencies and institutions and, logically, even in the "system." It seems
that, really, what doesn't work is the latter, for the simple reason
that it is useless. More than fifty-five years and the same problems
increase, and new ones are added, and without any real solutions. All
this is proof of it.

They can continue to make calls to patriotism, discipline, efficiency
and everything they want, but until the ever growing needs of citizens
are not satisfied and people are allowed to freely develop their
initiatives and talents, it is a waste of time.

Unfortunately, and not only in Cuba, socialism has proved a failure as a
"political, economic and social system."

Source: A Harsh Reality / Fernando Dámaso – Translating Cuba -
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Cionel Pérez, uno de los nombres que más sonaba en la actual generación de prospectos cubanos, se unirá a los Astros de Houston por 5.150.000 dólares pocos días después de haber recibido la agencia libre para jugar en Grandes Ligas, informó el diario El Nuevo Herald.

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The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a
Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to
independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay
their importance. Referring to dissidents, he said, "We are not going to
kill cockroaches with canon-fire."

A growing fear gradually seeped into even our living rooms. On any given
night Fidel Castro, scowling belligerently while running his fingers
across the corners of his mouth, would read the names of dozens of human
rights activists and independent journalists whom he "accused" of having
attended a reception at the home of the ambassador from what was then
United States Interests Section in Havana.

They were difficult years. State Security, which had been granted
unlimited powers by the regime, persistently harassed dissidents and
independent journalists by detaining and maintaining files on them,
recording their places of residence, organizing acts of repudiation
against them, and seizing money and such simple things as typewriters
from them.

In February 1999 the rubber stamp parliament, then presided over by
Ricardo Alarcon, approved Law 88, the Cuban National Independence and
Economy Act, more commonly known as the Gag Law. In Article 1 it states:

"The purpose of this law is to criminalize and penalize those acts aimed
at supporting, facilitating or collaborating with the objectives of the
Helms-Burton Act, the blockade and the economic war against our people,
which are intended to disrupt internal order, destabilize the country
and abolish the Socialist State and the independence of Cuba."

It stipulates penalties of twenty years or more and even the death
penalty for independent journalists. It remains in effect. This legal
mishmash was the instrument used to convict seventy-five dissidents to
long prison sentences during the fateful Black Spring of 2003.

Castro and State Security thought the Iraq war, which began on March 18,
2003, would serve as the perfect pretext for deflecting international
media attention away from Cuba. But they were wrong; it did not work.

The European Union, the United States, democratic governments from
various continents, organizations which monitor the observance of human
rights and freedom of expression, and prominent intellectuals all raised
their voices.

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature and supporter of the
regime, Portugal's Jose Saramago, wrote a piece entitled "It Has Come to
This" in which he condemned the crackdown and the executions of three
young black men who had tried to hijack a passenger ferry in order to
flee to the United States.

With the ascent of Raul, handpicked by his brother Fidel after illness
forced the elder Castro to resign, the military regime changed strategy.

In the summer of 2010 it released prisoners of conscience arrested
during the Black Spring and gradually introduced economic reforms which
provided the regime with a needed dose of political oxygen.

This political oxygen allowed Castro II to orchestrate a well-planned
international campaign to lift the U.S. economic and trade embargo and
overturn the European Union's Common Position.

The climax was the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United
States on December 17, 2014 after eighteen months of secret
negotiations. Cuba became the subject of news headlines and a photo op
for famous foreigners.

Some Cubans believed this was the beginning of an historic period of
political reform and democratization. But within a few months the overly
optimistic expectations turned to abject cynicism.

The flow of emigrants increased and now there is a retreat from economic
reform. The creation of new non-agricultural cooperatives has stalled.
In early 2016 local media began a campaign demonizing wholesalers and
pushcart vendors, blaming them for the high prices of agricultural products.

But the turning point that led to the return of political dinosaurs,
fanatics and conservatives was Barack Obama's speech at the Gran Teatro
de La Habana on Monday, March 20, 2016.

The opening shot that led to the political brakes being slammed on was
an outrageous editorial by Fidel Castro in the Communist Party
newspaper. He was later joined by ventriloquists and scribes hired to
write analyses on demand.

The current period of austerity — brought on by the political, economic
and social turmoil in Venezuela — is the reason for the latest round of
Cuban belt tightening. Yet another.

Highly reliable government sources indicate that September, October and
November will see further rounds of cutbacks which will adversely
affect the citizenry.

Faced with this dilemma, the government is looking for ways to limit the
damage. Any vestige of free thought outside the official framework is
considered, at best, suspect.

An "enemy" could be anyone: private taxi drivers, official journalists
who write for foreign or alternative media and, of course, dissidents.
It's all the same.

It has stepped up its harassment of opposition figures upon their
returns from trips abroad and the Ladies in White continue to be subject
to brutal assaults.

On August 24, the official press began describing a conference on
freedom of internet access to be held in Miami on September 12 and 13 as
subversive. The conference is sponsored by the Office of Cuba
Broadcasting, which oversees Radio and Television Martí.

The event seems to be the ideal pretext to dust off the machinery of
repression for use against dissidents and independent journalists. It
serves as a smokescreen to blur the bleak scenario facing Cuba.

Given the Castro regime's underhanded tactics, lust for power and
unwillingness to play by democratic rules, the international community
should take note of its recent domestic and foreign policy directives.

Could a major economic crisis lead to increased repression of dissidents
and freelance journalists? Of course. The delicate state of affairs on
the island will always be the sandpaper capable of lighting a match at
the slightest touch.

The regime is also very worried about the opposition making inroads with
the private business sector and the average citizen. If there is
anything at which totalitarian systems are effective it is in the art of
repression and preventing social conflicts.

It is no accident that they have remained in power for almost six decades.

Martí Noticias, August 31, 2016

Source: The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García –
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US Banks "Are Afraid" Of Doing Business With Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio/Agencies, 10 September 2016 — Multinational financial companies
took part in a luncheon Friday with Cuban officials to discuss financial
transactions between the US and Cuba, reports Reuters.

At the event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce in New York City,
Cuban officials again noted that despite the easing of the embargo
decreed by President Barack Obama, financial institutions are afraid to
face sanctions from the US Department Treasury.

"In terms of politics and diplomacy there has been great progress, but
in the financial sector there is a lot of fear," said Irma Martinez,
first vice president of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC).

Representatives from companies like Western Union, General Electric and
Credit Suisse Group attended the meeting and had the opportunity to
interact with Cuban officials.

"Frankly, we still see reluctance on the part of international banks in
the US," said Mark Feierstein, a senior White House official who spoke
during the luncheon.

US President Barack Obama eased restrictions on financial services with
Cuba earlier this year, shortly before his visit to the island. However,
banks remain cautious in financial transactions with Cuba.

In October 2015, the company Credit Agricole had to pay a fine of 787
million dollars for violating sanctions against several countries,
including Cuba.

So far only one bank, Stonegate, has issued US credit cards that can be
used in Cuba. The Cuban government has reiterated on several occasions
that due to limitations of the embargo it cannot access funding sources.

Cuban authorities have not eliminated the 10% penalty on the conversion
rate of the dollar introduced in 2004 on the island. Foreign Minister
Bruno Rodriguez said last March that the surcharge will only be
eliminated when Havana is sure that it can use dollars in its
transactions with international banks.

Source: US Banks "Are Afraid" Of Doing Business With Cuba / 14ymedio –
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