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Daily Archives: November 23, 2016

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, el primogénito del exgobernante cubano, recorrió en Polonia varios centros académicos y de investigación científica en busca de posibilidades de negocios para el Gobierno cubano, particularmente en alta tecnología, según recoge este miércoles el sitio oficial Cubadebate.

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… getting HOOKED UP by Mark Cuban ... who just offered the guy … now, we've learned Cuban heard about the story and … and people in need -- Cuban agreed to donate money to … and expressed his gratitude to Cuban when they talked on the … Continue reading
by Lindsay Shelton Everyone loves Cuba Street, but everyone knows that … chief executive Connal Townsend said Cuba Street revealed a rift between … Wellington Company has strengthened several Cuba Street buildings, said strengthening could … showed a constructive commitment to Cuba Street four years ago – with … Continue reading
For $2.5 million, a foreign investor can help create an international equestrian club in the Province of Havana or plunk down $10 million to create a network of eco-lodges across … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Carnival Corp’s 704-passenger Adonia entered Havana Harbor on May 2, spectators waved Cuban and American flags in a salute to history. The ship’s cruise line, Fathom, was the first … Click to Continue » Continue reading
HAVANA - Papua New Guinea Prime … in Cuba for a three-day State visit at the invitation of Cuban President Raul Castro. He arrived in Cuba on Monday … the expertise and capabilities of Cuban doctors and their medical facilities … Continue reading
Es una perversa narrativa. La narrativa de los intercambios académicos que iban a provocar un renacer libertario en la inteligencia oficialista. La de los conciertos y las grabaciones de los … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… International Corp joint venture in Cuba died on Tuesday, when a … profit from Sherritt's Cuban nickel business in 2016 but … and amortization (EBITDA) from its Cuban oil and power ventures. Nickel … other corrosion-resistant alloys. Beyond its Cuba venture, Sherritt has a stake … Continue reading
… its Moa joint venture in Cuba had died when a municipal … General Nickel Company SA of Cuba, said the bridge had been … Continue reading

The Moorings, una empresa de alquiler de yates con sede en Florida, ofrecerá a partir de 2017 viajes educacionales de siete días alrededor de Cuba para los que empleará un catamarán de lujo de 58 pies con cinco cabinas con baño y capacidad para unas diez personas, informó el medio especializado Travel Weekly.

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Mark Cuban, the billionaire Hillary Clinton supporter … Stephen K. Bannon and Mr. Cuban having a one-on-one meeting. The … do about my pocketbook,” Mr. Cuban said in an interview on … ’m down with that,” Mr. Cuban added of his support for … Continue reading
… Matthew por el oriente de Cuba, 11 escuelas, 5 consultorios médicos … Continue reading

El monopolio estatal Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) abrió este mes cuatro nuevas zonas WiFi en Santiago de Cuba en los municipios de Contramaestre, Mella, Segundo Frente y Tercer Frente, según informó la oficial Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN).

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Domingo 20 de noviembre del 2016: 98 Damas de Blanco salieron a las calles en distintas provincias del país con el objetivo de participar en la Misa, marcha dominical y en otras calles del país, en la campaña #Todos Marchamos por la libertad de los presos políticos. Resultaron arrestadas 62 damas de blanco antes de Misa debido a los fuertes operativos montados en los alrededores de las iglesias de las provincias donde existen delegaciones y en las viviendas de las […] Continue reading
Mark Cuban, the billionaire Hillary Clinton supporter … Stephen K. Bannon and Mr. Cuban having a one-on-one meeting. The … do about my pocketbook,” Mr. Cuban said in an interview on … ’m down with that,” Mr. Cuban added of his support for … Continue reading
… of the pair. Tweet: Mark Cuban met with Steve Bannon today … details on what was discussed, Cuban told CNBC that he would … was unclear what Cuban and Bannon would have discussed. Cuban told MSNBC … Tank," which features Mark Cuban as a judge. Continue reading
… VC firm, existing investor Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, and a handful … just this year,” said Mark Cuban. “Having experience with my own … Continue reading

"Pelea de gallos" (1942) de Mariano Rodríguez, parte de la colección privada Cuba moderna y que decoraba el catálogo de la subasta de arte latinoamericano, fue adquirido el martes en Christie's, Nueva York, por 1.087.500 dólares, un récord para el artista en este tipo de eventos.

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Los ingenieros de Facebook podrían haber desarrollado una herramienta para adaptar la mayor red social del mundo a la censura de internet en China y adentrarse así en el gigante asiático, según declararon empleados y extrabajadores de la compañía en condición de anonimato.

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Un grupo de 18 cubanos en tránsito hacia Estados Unidos llegaron a la comunidad de Mangrove Bight de Guanaja, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras, informó este miércoles la edición digital de La Prensa.

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… .org. U.S. DEBUT: HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS Cuba has been producing highly original … the Cuban people. Those opaque days might be ending. The Havana Cuba All-Stars … Straz Center. They play son cubano music, the elemental Afro-Cuban form … : 'Into the Woods,' Havana Cuba All-Stars, an AIDS memorial 11 … Continue reading
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Cuballama: ataque contra la firma no es cruzada del Gobierno, sino de competidores Rosa Tania Valdés La firma basada en Canadá dijo a Martí Noticias que la empresa no ha cometido delito alguno, con lo que responde a la reciente denuncia sobre un eventual fraude telefónico que estaría causando pérdidas millonarias a ETECSA. La arremetida […] Continue reading
Mark Cuban, a Hillary Clinton supporter and … photo of the odd couple. Cuban, the billionaire owner of the … the alt-right. As harsh as Cuban was on Trump during the … Continue reading
After the election upset two weeks ago — we mean, of course, former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee losing his bid for Vermont’s governorship  — don’t you need to just get away from it all? Good news: Thanksgiving — aka Christmas’ undercard — is upon us and so are the usual swarms of Black Friday/Cyber... Continue reading
Damas de Blanco informan sobre represión semanal en Cuba 22 noviembre, 2016 9:51 pm  por Juan Gonzalez Febles Lawton, La Habana, Juan González, (PD) El Movimiento Damas de Blanco (MDB) dio a conocer en la capital cubana un informe en que como cada semana, detalla incidencias de la represión al actuar político ciudadano independiente realizada […] Continue reading
La primera peña del Fútbol Club Barcelona en Cuba ha cumplido otro aniversario
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Ideólogos en crisis 23 noviembre, 2016 10:36 am por Rogelio Fabio Hurtado Marianao, La Habana, Rogelio Fabio Hurtado, (PD) La Mesa Redonda de la Televisión Cubana convocó el pasado 18 de noviembre a tres de sus actuales ideólogos para que perorasen a propósito de la vigencia en Cuba del Antimperialismo. Al parecer, su aparato dedicado […] Continue reading
Bienvenidos los jóvenes 23 noviembre, 2016 10:33 am por Julio Aleaga Pesant El Vedado, La Habana, Aleaga Pesant, (PD) No es la juventud la que está pérdida, cómo gusta decir a los comunistas. Es el hombre nuevo que tanto proclamaran, el que ya no responde ni a los valores de sus formadores, ni a los […] Continue reading
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… VC firm, existing investor Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, and a handful … just this year,” said Mark Cuban. “Having experience with my own … Continue reading
Modesto, Wendy, Peter Pan y el Capitán Garfio 23 noviembre, 2016 11:30 am por Paulino Alfonso Estévez Lawton, La Habana, Paulino Alfonso, (PD) Sr. Modesto: Como a muchos niños de entonces, mis padres me llevaban al Cinecito, ese lugar encantador de la Habana cuando mi Cuba reía. Confieso que nunca leí el cuento de Barrie, […] Continue reading
Mariel: en peligro la gran jugada 23 noviembre, 2016 10:44 am por Paulino Alfonso Estévez Lawton, La Habana, Paulino Alfonso, (PD) De todo lo heredado de su hermano Fidel, lo que más sedujo a Raúl Castro, sin dudas, fue la construcción de una zona franca en el puerto de Mariel, al oeste de la Habana […] Continue reading
A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy / 14ymedio

Academy 1010, an initiative of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement,
experienced a second day of police harassment with a strong Sttae
Security operation around the homes of several activists, including
arrests and deportations to home provinces. Today, no participants were
able to reach the Havana site where courses on civil society, technology
and human rights were to be held, according to information from the
president of this opposition organization, Eliecer Avila, speaking to
14ymedio.

Joanna Columbié, director of the Academy initiative, said that since
Monday "a cordon of patrol cars" has surrounded Avila's home, the
intended site of the conferences and classes.

"I am surprised and indignant because we never imagined that an
eminently academic activity would bring a wave of arrests and arbitrary
acts as if we were doing something terrible, against the law," said Avila.

During the first day of activities, five students who managed to get
close to the site were arrested, while others have been unable to leave
their home provinces, said Columbié. On the opening day only "seven
students were able to come" and "they received their classes normally,"
she added.

Those arrested so far are Yoan Valdivieso, Pedro Acosta, Georlis
Olazabal, Norberto Leyva and Alexei Gamez. From the latter the police
confiscated the laptop he travels with, and threatened to prosecute him
under the crime of "receiving stolen goods."

From their home provinces, the political police will not allow Agny
Almanza, Javier Rojas and Pedro Escalona to travel to the
capital. Georlis Olazabal is being deported right now to the province of
Camagüey.

Starting Sunday, Columbié and Avila were warned by State Security agents
that they would prevent participants from getting to the conference and
accused them of trying to "subvert the political order of the country."

Through Academy 1010, Somos+ is proposing to provide "the necessary
knowledge to empower hundreds of young Cubans to serve as political
candidates."

Source: A Second Day Of Police Harassment For Somos+ Academy / 14ymedio
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Clean Sweep and Old Promises / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 22 November 2016 – In the next 40
days, before the end of the year, the Cuban Communist Party must hold
its second Central Committee Plenum and approve the final version of the
documents issued by their most recent congress. It is expected that
there will also be a meeting of the Council of Ministers and a third
session of the 2016 National Assembly of People's Power. These three
events will mark the beginning of the last year of Raul Castro's
government, and the deadline for the fulfillment of his pending promises.

Not included in this list are details such as the glass of milk he
promised every Cuban in July of 2007, or the eradication of the invasive
marabou weed from the Cuban countryside, the unresolved problems of his
administration which include ending the dual currency system,
eliminating the rationing system, ratifying the United Nations human
rights covenants – signed by Cuba but never ratified – and achieving
efficiency in the state socialist enterprise.

The list of outstanding promises also includes producing food that is
affordable to Cuban wallets, achieving the necessary volume of foreign
investment, promulgating a new electoral law, and ensuring that wages
become the main source of income, as well as leaving behind the
conceptualization of and a viable program for, an economic, political
and social model for future generations.

In this regard, only the theoretical commitments appear to be on track
to be completed, while the unconcluded debts of Raul Castro's mandate
are exactly those that would directly impact citizens' lives. Although
the conceptualization never moved beyond an intellectual exercise, the
program to 2030 rests on conjectures and promises for which Castro will
have no opportunity to respond.

In the coming months, there would have to be a surge in the average
private enterprise and the opening of the wholesale market so necessary
to satisfy the demands of workers in the private sector. The countdown
for the ending of unearned freebies and inflated payrolls is entering
its final minutes.

Before the conclusion of his time in the presidential chair, Raul Castro
has the responsibility to adopt measures that will lessen the emigration
hemorrhage, structure an effective plan to address the demographic
problem, and finally bring before parliament a law to regularize same
sex relationships.

Before handing over power, Fidel Castro's younger brother should
decriminalize political dissent and propose a dialog so that the
different viewpoints gaining force in the country can seek consensus to
avoid more dramatic confrontations.

Will the general president bring such a demanding agenda to a
conclusion, or does he intend to leave such tasks to his successors?

In the more than 400 days left to him as president of the Councils of
State and of Ministers, Raul Castro will be forced to pick up the pace.
Time, implacable, is running out. In the final stretch that remains of
his mandate he will no longer have space for experiments or leisurely
actions. There will be no pause, but much haste.*

*Translator's note: Raul Castro promised to update the country's
economic, social and political model "without haste, but without pause,"
and the phrase has become a centerpiece of his tenure.

Source: Clean Sweep and Old Promises / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar –
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Berta Soler: 80 domingos de protesta y represión noviembre 22, 2016 Martinoticias.com Las Damas de Blanco también tienen programas sociales para ayudar a las personas discapacitadas, a los necesitados de alimentos y en especial a los niños. Las Damas de Blanco siguen cada domingo exponiendo la verdadera naturaleza del régimen, represión al que disiente, así […] Continue reading
El gobierno colombiano y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) anunciaron ayer que este jueves 24 firmarán en Bogotá el Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la Construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera alcanzado el sábado 12 en La Habana, Cuba. Luego de la firma por ambas partes, el texto será remitido al Congreso, donde se espera su aprobación gracias a ... Continue reading
Detienen a alumnos de la Academia 1010 en el primer día de clases noviembre 22, 2016 Lizandra Díaz Blanco Hace una semana, la Seguridad del Estado comenzó a citar a los estudiantes en sus provincias para advertirles que no podían asistir al curso en la capital. El lunes, las autoridades rodearon la sede de la […] Continue reading