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Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, aseguró este miércoles que en Venezuela el Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro "está violando su propia Constitución".

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… by US imperialism. Located in Cuba's southern coAst, within … an unexpected resistance from the Cuban Rebel Army and a nascent … firm leadership of Fidel Castro, Cuba beat back the invaders, less … a day like today, when Cubans celebrate victory at the Bay … Continue reading
… and 54th, in the south-central Cuban city of Cienfuegos, for dedicated … the protection and rescuing of Cuban monuments and heritage sties and … to the home in which Cuban revolutionary hero, Abel Santamaría, was … de Cuba in 1953, also received the special awards by the CubanContinue reading
Tokyo, April 19 (RHC)-- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Japan for talks with the deputy prime minister and other top Japanese officials amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.  On Monday, a senior North Korean official said North Korea … Continue reading
British Prime Minister Theresa May London, April 19 (RHC)-- British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she'll call for early elections, shocking the country as she tries to secure a stronger mandate for the controversial plan for Britain to … Continue reading
Paris, April 19 (RHC)-- France's left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has been compared to Bernie Sanders, is surging in the polls.  A recent poll shows him polling a close third behind the two front-running candidates, far-right-wing … Continue reading
London, April 19 (RHC)-- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says London will most probably support Washington in the event of further missile strikes on Syria.  In an address to British MPs, Johnson said the UK government has not taken any decision … Continue reading
Caracas, April 19 (RHC)-- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are marching in Caracas on Wednesday in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution and to reject coup plans by the right-wing opposition.  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, during a … Continue reading
Havana, April 19 (RHC)-- The … round of migratory talks between Cuba and the Dominican Republic will … Continue reading
… the United Nations General Assembly, Cuba has urged political will from … meeting on the agenda funding, Cuba's permanent representative Ana … preconditions on developing countries. The Cuban diplomat called on industrialized nations … General Assembly Peter Thomson, the Cuban diplomat also urged the promotion … Continue reading
… Republic of Congo Clèment Mouamba Havana, April 19 (RHC)-- Prime … with the president of the Cuban parliament, the Congolese prime minister … the José Martí Memorial at Havana's Revolution Square, where … toward Cuba, and the African Heroes Park –also in the Cuban capital-- … Continue reading
Havana, April 19 (RHC)-- Cubans marked on Wednesday, April 19th … B-26 bombers, painted with Cuban insignias, attacked Cuban airfields and then returned … just 72 hours by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces under the … indisputable leader of the victorious Cuban forces, Fidel Castro, who died … Continue reading
… gasoline/petrol shortage in Cuba, the Miami-based subsidiary of Automotive … Export has begun targeting the Cuban market with EVs. Importantly, the … of further background here, the Cuban government recently cut deliveries of … due to Cuba’s poor credit rating. Two of three Cuban refineries … Continue reading

La "gran marcha" convocada por la Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD) contra el Gobierno de Maduro ha registrado hasta el momento la muerte de dos jóvenes, un estudiante de 17 años que sufrió un disparo en la cabeza en Caracas y una mujer de 23 años que falleció también por disparos en Táchira (oeste), limítrofe con Colombia.

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No fewer than 20 cultural troops from the U.S. and 10 African countries have confirmed their intentions to participate in the African Drums Festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The Secretary to the Ogun government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, who disclosed this on … Continue reading

Fuerzas policiales y de la Fiscalía colombiana desarticularon una red de tráfico de emigrantes cubanos y venezolanos que funcionaba desde Bogotá y en la que estaban implicados funcionarios públicos y líderes políticos.

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Un recluso de 63 años detenido en la Prisión Provincial de Guantánamo tuvo que ser hospitalizado tras el deterioro de su salud por una huelga de hambre iniciada hace 78 días este miércoles.

Rolando Mesa Benítez inició la protesta el pasado 31 de enero. Fue sancionado en 2014 a siete años de privación de libertad por un delito de violación de domicilio tras una ruptura matrimonial.

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Mariagne Durán, madre de dos niños y residente en el edificio Serrá de Centro Habana que este martes sufrió el derrumbe de su escalera, se niega a abandonar el inmueble … Click to Continue » Continue reading
La ciudad colonial más antigua de América se ha volcado a reparar calles y renovar las fachadas de sus construcciones antiguas. El plan de Santo Domingo es rejuvenecer su cara … Click to Continue » Continue reading
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Los ministros de Exteriores de Portugal, Augusto Santos Silva, y de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, ratificaron este miércoles su deseo de "continuar fortaleciendo las relaciones bilaterales", especialmente en materia turística y cultural, reportó EFE.

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Una alumna de 18 años ha sido expulsada de una universidad de Cuba por formar parte de la organización política disidente 'Somos Más'. Karla Pérez González estudiaba primero de Periodismo en la Universidad de Las Villas en Santa Clara, centro del país. Continue reading
When Your Ally's Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old
adage, when you see you neighbor's beard on fire, go soak your own*. The
maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we
take into account that the erratic performance of Venezuelan President
Nicolás Maduro is largely attributed to the bad advice he received from
the founders of the Castro dynasty, in addition to the deficient or
lacking mental capacity of the absurd southern leader.

It is disastrous that, while Venezuela is experiencing the worst
political crisis of the last 20 years, most Cubans on the Island are not
only lacking in information but – even worse — are being subjected to a
real bombardment of misinformation by the government's press monopoly.

As a result of decades of lies and "secrecy" — which journalist Reinaldo
Escobar has defined as "the euphemism that disguises what is in reality
a policy of censorship of the press" — and the requirements of the
struggle for daily survival in a country marked by shortages and poverty
in perpetuity, common Cubans live alienated from reality and are
apathetic to any political scenario, whether inside or outside Cuba.

In fact, the shortage of information in the official Cuban media about
what is happening in Venezuela is truly extraordinary, even though its
government is the closest ally to the Palace of the Revolution. The
presence of tens of thousands of Cuban professionals delivering their
services to Venezuela should be sufficient reason for relatives and the
population as a whole to be duly warned about the growing political
tensions and clashes that are taking place between the government of
Nicolás Maduro and his Chávez phalanges, on the one hand, and the
opposition sectors supported by thousands of Venezuelans who are fed up
with the regime on the other.

But if most Cubans may care very little about the fate of Venezuelans,
for which the lengthy meddling of the Cuban dictatorship has so much
responsibility, they should, at least, worry about the fate of their
countrymen, volunteer slaves in Venezuela, where violence, growing
poverty and political polarization make them potential victims of
circumstances that, after all, are alien to them.

Who doubts that a possible situation of social unrest and chaos would
constitute a colossal danger for the Cuban "missionaries" of health and
other fronts of the Castro-Chávez alliance who remain in Venezuela? Does
the Cuban General-President have any contingency plans to protect them?
Or will he launch them as cannon fodder to defend the autocratic system
with totalitarian aspirations that the Castro regime has sown in
Venezuela? Will we be witness to a second Grenada, like that of the late
Maurice Bishop, where in 1983 Castro the First ordered unassuming Cuban
construction workers to offer themselves up against US marines in a
sacrifice as irrational as it was absolutely useless?

Venezuela is now a time bomb where the population is satiated with more
gloom and the outrages of government than even opposition parties and
leaders, a place where the citizens are playing all their cards in
street demonstrations. And, while tensions and violence of the
"collectives" and police forces are increasing, and the government's
repression against the demonstrators, torture against detainees and
arrests against journalists attempting to cover the truth of events are
also on the increase, the Castro regime, accessory to Venezuelan
suffering and perverse to the marrow, remains silent.

Word is that the immediate future of Venezuela will be defined next
Wednesday, April 19th. No one can predict if that day, when the streets
will be taken over by supporters and opponents of the Chávez-Maduro
government will end in a bloodbath, only to perpetuate another
dictatorship in Latin America or to end the most ambitious
extraterritorial plan of the Castro Clan. For now, Mr. Nicolás Maduro
has already made clear that his path is one of repression, while
thousands of Venezuelans remain determined to regain freedom and democracy.

In such a scenario, the Venezuelan Armed Forces could be the key factor
to support its own people or to sell its soul to the merchants of the
Miraflores Palace or to the infiltrated Cuban officials in the high
command of the army of that country, but in any case, XXI Century
socialism, which in its heyday proclaimed itself to be "the peoples'
alternative," has lost the match prematurely, for no decent government
or respected international organization will support a government that
is imposed by blood and fire.

It is precisely for this reason that the old fraudsters at Havana's
Palace of the Revolution continue to keep discrete silence. They are
waiting to see how this hand ends. They count on the proverbial meekness
of Cubans, lacking in Venezuelans' will and courage, but knowing that
with Maduro deposed they would lose their last strong political ally in
the region and one of their main sources of oil and capital that still
sustains them in power, in return for which they lease out their slaves
in the form of doctors, teachers, sports coaches, etc.

It is impossible to imagine what new tricks the General-President and
his clique may be plotting in order to find a non-"Bolivarian"
alternative to the crisis ahead. They have their work cut out for them.
It's not always possible to find allies with the features of the
Venezuelan government — brutality, corruption and compromise – all in a
neat package, that has enabled the Castro regime for almost 20 years to
fully manipulate, for Cuba's benefit, the riches of Venezuela, and thus
extend its own power. They will no doubt think of something, but it is
likely that, in order to stay in the game, they will have to satisfy
certain conditions to even minimally fulfill their role as "a democratic
dictatorship" for the world. For now, in the midst of all the storms,
presumably they are soaking their beards*.

*Translator's note: Akin to the expression in English that begins: "When
your neighbor's house is on fire…"

Translated by Norma Whiting

Source: When Your Ally's Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya –
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Piden investigar a Lula da Silva por concesiones a Odebrecht en Cuba 19 de abril de 2017 – 11:04 Documentos judiciales bajo secreto indican que Lula y el exgobernador del estado de Minas Gerais Fernando Pimentel presuntamente intervinieron para ayudar a Odebrecht a obtener las obras del Puerto de Mariel en Cuba RIO DE JANEIRO.- […] Continue reading
Recrudecen detenciones, allanamientos y decomisos contra opositores en el oriente cubano 18 de abril de 2017 – 16:04 Un reportero de Palenque Visión y el coordinador de la Alianza Democrática Oriental, además del propio director del proyecto audiovisual independiente en el oriente cubano, denunciaron las acciones del régimen de la isla Ramón Góngora Pompa, reportero […] Continue reading
Arrestan a funcionarios cubanos vinculados a negocio de telecomunicaciones con China Posted on 19 Abril, 2017 Por Fabián Flores Dos altos funcionarios cubanos vinculados a negocios con el consorcio Huawei, enclave chino dentro del monopolio estatal de las telecomunicaciones en la isla, fueron arrestados en La Habana por acusaciones de corrupción. Según confirmaron a CaféFuerte […] Continue reading
La dictadura castrista jamás permitirá la reforma legal y el acceso libre a Internet a la ciudadanía y al periodismo no oficial, editorial 477 18 Abril, 2017 6:29 pm por Primavera Digital en Cuba La Habana, Cuba, Redacción, (PD) Los dos grandes retos que se enfrentan en las calles con el dueño de Cuba son […] Continue reading
La opositora ha publicado un video en su cuenta de Twitter Continue reading
¿Se le acabaron los inversionistas al castrismo? 18 Abril, 2017 9:41 pm por Paulino Alfonso Estévez Lawton, La Habana, Paulino Alfonso (PD) Desde que Donald Trump se encuentra inmerso en reformar casi todos los decretos de Obama han transcurrido cerca de tres meses, y el régimen cubano mantiene un mutismo que era desacostumbrado en el […] Continue reading
Una economía absurda 18 Abril, 2017 9:39 pm por Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez G_2017033116 El Cerro, La Habana, Eduardo Martínez, (PD) En el periódico Granma, en un trabajo publicado el pasado 31 de marzo, que ocupa toda una larga página, firmado por Katheryn Felipe y titulado “Algunos desafíos del desarrollo económico”, se exponen conceptos y preceptos […] Continue reading
Modesto y las sequías 18 Abril, 2017 9:35 pm por Paulino Alfonso Estévez Lawton, La Habana, Paulino Alfonso (PD) Sr. Modesto: En este loco periodo de su dictadura castrista, que ojala sea el final, le ha llegado el turno de las culpabilidades a la naturaleza. Ahora, todas las escaseces ustedes las justifican con sequías, que […] Continue reading
Estrategias del gobierno cubano en el enfrentamiento al lavado de dinero, los capitales ilícitos, el terrorismo y la proliferación de armas 18 Abril, 2017 9:25 pm por René López Benítez La Lisa, La Habana, René López, (PD) El Consejo de Estado, mediante el Decreto-Ley No. 317, dispuso la “Estrategia de Prevención y Detección de Operaciones […] Continue reading
Cae red que sacó de Colombia a 350 cubanos con documentos falsos Ingresaban a los cubanos por Cúcuta y Pasto y en Bogotá les cobraban 6.000 dólares por cabeza y les entregaban documentos falsos para solicitar pasaportes. Luego los enviaban a Panamá, México y EE.UU. Funcionarios públicos entre los arrestados. La Policía de Bogotá ha […] Continue reading

La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) ha anunciado una nueva promoción para los usuarios de telefonía móvil que bonifica con un saldo extra de 30 CUC las recargas iguales o superiores a 20 CUC realizadas desde el exterior.

La nueva oferta llega tras el malestar generalizado ante las "estrategias" del monopolio estatal, que últimamente ha limitado sus promociones para las recargas internacionales tanto en cantidad de saldo como en la vigencia de este en el tiempo.

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Una familia de campesinos en Cuba pierde la tierra por segunda vez Luis Felipe Rojas La primera, en la década de 1960 del pasado siglo, cuando fueron desplazados a los pueblos cautivos, ahora cuando interrumpen el contrato de una finca que han logrado matener con éxito. Son campesinos, opositores a la revolución cubana, pasaron por […] Continue reading
Turistas canadienses obligados a cargar agua de la piscina en un resort de Cuba La ausencia de agua corriente durante casi toda la semana en el hotel Starfish Cayo Santa María obligó a los vacacionistas a acarrearla en cestos de basura desde la piscina, afeitarse y asearse dentro de esta o hacer sus necesidades entre […] Continue reading
Vecinos afectados por derrumbe, habían denunciado el peligro desde hace 10 años Los vecinos de un edificio cuya escalera colapsó dejando atrapados a cerca de un centenar de personas, habían denunciado desde hace 10 años que estaban en peligro de derrumbe, según reportan periodistas independientes en la isla. Las autoridades de la Vivienda habían sido […] Continue reading
Cuba y República Dominicana celebrarán ronda de conversaciones migratorias Otro tema a debatir en la reunión es el combate contra la trata de personas y el tráfico de migrantes, añadió el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la isla. Cuba y República Dominicana celebrarán la IX ronda de conversaciones migratorias bilaterales, los días 20 y 21 […] Continue reading
ETECSA da marcha atrás, mejora oferta de recarga internacional de celulares Rosa Tania Valdés En su segunda oferta para recarga internacional disponible en abril, el monopolio de las comunicaciones de Cuba ofrece el “bono adicional” en las recargas desde el exterior. La promoción estará vigente del 24 al 28 de abril. La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones […] Continue reading
Las 710 plazas de Más Médicos no cubiertas por Cuba serán ocupadas por brasileños El Ministerio de Salud seleccionará entre unos 10.700 solicitantes a los que ocuparán esos puestos, después que La Habana suspendiera el envio de 710 cooperantes ante la gran cantidad de cubanos del programa que buscan quedarse legalmente en Brasil. El Ministerio […] Continue reading
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 April 2017 — According to an old adage, when you see you neighbor’s beard on fire, go soak your own*. The maxim should be applied to the elderly Cuban dictator, especially if we take into account that the erratic performance of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is largely attributed to the … Continue reading "When Your Ally’s Beards are on Fire*… / Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
Disidentes cubanos envían carta solidaria a partido opositor venezolano abril 18, 2017 ForoDyL al partido opositor Voluntad Popular: “Tenemos que terminar con este engendro de opresión que ha sumido en la injusticia y la miseria a ambas naciones”. El partido político Voluntad Popular que dirige el líder opositor venezolano encarcelado Leopoldo López, hizo pública este […] Continue reading
Guyana deportará a pareja de migrantes cubanos abril 18, 2017 El ingeniero civil cubano Juan Carlos Pérez y su esposa Zuleidy Díaz Rodríguez serán deportados porque excedieron sus permisos de permanencia en esa isla. Un cubano identificado como Juan Carlos Pérez y su esposa Zuleidy Díaz Rodríguez serán deportados de Guyana tras admitir que se […] Continue reading
¿Cómo se arma un ‘almendrón’? Poco queda de original a esos viejos vehículos, como a otros muchos artilugios que ruedan en Cuba Miércoles, abril 19, 2017 | Ernesto Pérez Chang LA HABANA, Cuba.- Es un “almendrón”, es decir, un invento. Por fuera, a la distancia, parece un Chevrolet de los años 50, sin embargo, no […] Continue reading
Derrumbe en Centro Habana deja a cientos de residentes incomunicados La escalera de su edificio de diez plantas colapsó Martes, abril 18, 2017 | Ezequiel Fuentes Morales LA HABANA, Cuba.- Residentes del edificio Serrá, en la esquina de San Miguel y Amistad, cerca del Cabaret Palermo en Centro Habana, se han quedado incomunicados tras el […] Continue reading