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Daily Archives: June 24, 2017

El periodista de DIARIO DE CUBA Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez fue liberado este sábado en Guantánamo tras dos días de arresto.

No obstante, las autoridades buscan acusarlo de "usurpación de funciones", "difusión de noticias falsas" y "asociación para delinquir", confirmó él mismo.


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El régimen amenaza con procesar al periodista de DIARIO DE CUBA Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez por supuestamente "transmitir noticias falsas" contra la Revolución, informaron este sábado su esposa, Margarita Aranda Tejeda, y el líder de la Alianza Democrática Oriental (ADO), Isael Poveda.

León Velázquez está detenido desde el jueves en la unidad de Operaciones de la Seguridad del Estado en Guantánamo, su ciudad de residencia.

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… visit to Cuba and Abuhl’s first. We sailed into Havana harbor … . battleship Maine, which was in Havana to protect American interests and … Cuba, after 50 years. We returned to the center of Old Havana … the announced changes to the Cuban policy by the Trump administration … Continue reading

Amnistía Internacional (AI) pidió este sábado a las autoridades venezolanas investigar "de forma inmediata" la denuncia del preso político Leopoldo López, quien gritó desde dentro de la cárcel militar de Ramo Verde que estaba siendo torturado, según consta en un vídeo difundido el viernes en las redes sociales, reporta EFE.

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… spoilers, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban threatened to fire employees who … more tense it became," Cuban said Friday. "I said … Mavs front office executive confirmed Cuban's account—adding that … effort to thwart a leak, Cuban executed his plan to perfection … Continue reading
Michael Zammuto, speaking at a recent tech startup event, argued that 2017 is the start of a wave of tech startup failures and urged leaders to take steps PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- At a gathering of … Continue reading
Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — "Impotence." This is the word that a
performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA
building in Havana's Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the
new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba.

On a day of African heat, a group of eight waits to navigate the
Internet in a hall administered by the state-run telecommunications
monopoly ETECSA. The performer exchanges opinions with the others
regarding the event of the week: the repeal by Donald Trump's
administration of Obama's policy of détente.

On the street, for those Cubans who earn only token salaries, breakfast
on coffee alone and complain constantly about the inefficiency of public
services and the government's inability to improve the quality of life,
political machination is just an annoyance.

Human Rights, democracy and political liberties all sound good, but they
are not understood in their full context. At least, this is what can be
deduced from the opinions expressed by the people waiting in line. Some
make clear that they are speaking from their personal perspective, that
they watched Trump on Telesur but have yet to read the measures for

For lack of time, and the propaganda fatigue brought on by the barrage
from the official press–which has caused many compatriots to decide to
not keep up with news reports but instead take shelter in social-media
gossip–the group waiting to go online is shooting to kill in all directions.

"Everybody talks about 'the people,' about the 'dissidents,' about the
Cuban American congressmen over there, about the government over here,
but nobody has hit on the formula for us to derive benefits from a
particular policy. Obama tried, but the gerontocracy that rules us did
not allow private business owners to get ahead. I feel like a hostage,
to Castro and to Trump. A puppet," the performer confesses.

One lady, a loquacious and chain-smoking housewife, asks, in a tone of
disgust, "What have the people gained from Obama's policy? Nothing." And
she explains to herself, "Those people (the government) don't want to
change. They will not give up," she says ironically, "the honey of
power. Trump is a crazy man, a clown. The guy is a pill. His speech was
pure theater. It's all cheap politicking. And in the middle of it all,
we Cubans are–and will remain–screwed. Nobody can change this [regime],
and nobody can take it down, either."

A self-employed worker affirms that he does not see a solution to
Cubans' problems because "we haven't had the balls to confront the
arbitrariness of the government. To hold on and and get screwed, that's
our fate. With all his yammering, the only thing Trump will achieve is
that the 'revolutionary reaffirmation' marches will start up again,
condemning 'yankee interference.' You can already see that coming."

At a park in Old Havana there are no optimists to be found, either. On
the contrary. "Damn, brother, I thought that The One was going to put
back the Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot law. The only way this shit's going to be
resolved is letting people leave Cuba. You think that over here the
folks are going to sign up with the Ladies in White to get beaten up?
No, man, people will mind their own business, getting by under the table
and trying to scrape together a few pesos. There is no way that Cubans
will take to the streets. Unless it's to get in line at foreign
consulates, or if Gente de Zona put on a free concert," declares a young
man in the Parque del Curita, waiting for the P-12 line to Santiago de
las Vegas.

Almost 60 years since the protracted and sterile political arm-wrestling
between the various US administrations and the Castro brothers, a broad
segment of the citizenry sees itself caught in a no-man's land–in a
futile battle for which nobody, not the Cuban rulers nor the US, has
asked their permission. They think also that political naiveté has
always reigned supreme in the White House, given the oft-repeated
intentions to export democratic values to a fraternity of autocrats with
the mentality of gangsters and neighborhood troublemakers.

"It is a narrative replete with personal ambitions, pseudo-patriotic
elation and cheap nationalism, which has served only to consolidate a
history of sovereign and intransigent rulers who never allowed North
American interference. It's fine for a tale, but this politics of
confrontation on both sides has left only one winner: the regime of
Fidel and Raúl Castro. The rest of us have been the losers. Those who
were not in agreement with the Revolution or who wanted to emigrate were
called 'gusanos' [worms]. Families were split up and kept from having
contact with relatives in the US. The result of all this is what we see
today: a great number of Cubans who cannot tolerate those who think
differently from them, many who want to emigrate, women who don't want
to have children in their homeland and, in general, a great indifference
on the part of citizens towards the problems of their country," explains
a Havana sociologist.

The official reaction has been restrained. For now. A functionary with
the Communist Party assures me that "the government is not going to wage
a frontal campaign to discredit Trump. Yes, of course, the various
institutions of the State will mobilize to demonstrate that the
government has it all under control. But Trump's speech was more noise
than substance. Except for the matter of US citizens' travel to Cuba,
which undoubtedly will affect the national economy, the rest [of the
Obama-era policies] remains in place, because the military-run
businesses are only two hotels.

The owner of a paladar [private restaurant] in Havana believes that "if
the yumas [Cuban slang for Americans] stop coming there will be effects
on the private sector, because almost all of them stay in private homes,
travel around the city in convertible almendrones [classic cars], and
eat lunch and dinner in private paladares."

The news was not good for Cubans who had plans to emigrate to the US.
"Many dreamers thought that Trump was a cool guy and would reinstate the
Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot policy. I was not expecting as much, but I thought at
least that the Cuban-American congressmen would influence Trump's
allowing the exceptional granting of visas to Cubans stuck in Central
America, Mexico and the Caribbean, and reactivating the asylum for Cuban
medical workers who have deserted their missions," said a engineer who
dreams of resettling in Miami.

The perception right now among Cubans on the street is that they are
back to a familiar scenario. One of trenches. Replete with
anti-imperialist rhetoric and zero tolerance for liberal thought of any
stripe. The scenario most favorable for the hierarchs who dress in olive

Translated by Alicia Barraqué Ellison

Source: Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García
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The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree / Iván García

Iván García, 24 May 2017 — May 20 of this year with mark the 115th
anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. In the Throne Room of
the Palace of the Captains General, a building which now serves as the
City Museum, Tomás Estrada Palma — born in Bayamo in 1835, died in
Santiago de Cuba in 1908 — would go down in history as the first
popularly elected president of the republic.

With heat bouncing on the asphalt so intensely that even stray dogs seek
shelter under covered walkways, I go out to inquire about the May 20

Four pre-university students in their blue uniforms have skipped class
to go to Córdoba Park, a free wifi zone in the 10 de Octubre district.
They want to check out their Facebook wall, chat with relatives in Miami
and read the latest soccer blog from the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Though the heat is stifling, the young men do not even notice it. They
are eating ice cream cones, joking, gesturing and shouting at each
other. Striking up a conversation with them is easy. They are
seventeen-years-old and all four of them say that they hope to go to
college when they finish high school. When I ask them if they know on
what date the Republic of Cuba was founded, they hesitate and look at
each other, trying to come up with a correct answer.

"January 1, right?" two of them respond simultaneously.

"You guys are so dumb," says another, mocking his cohorts. "Independence
day is 10 October, when Carlos Manuel de Céspedes freed his slaves."

Another justifies his ignorance with the excuse that he does not like
history. "That subject is a drag. You mechanically learn to answer exam
questions like that, but the next day no one remembers the dates or what
they commemorate."

A man selling popcorn, who has been eavesdropping on the conversation,
sums it up by saying, "There are a lot of opinions on this topic.
Whether it was January 1 or October 10. But I think it was 1492, when
Christopher Columbus discovered the island."

It seems only academicians, professors, students of history and
well-informed citizens can explain the significance of May 20, 1902 in
the context of national history. Most Cubans are unaware of it. Keep in
mind that around 70% of the current population was born after 1959.

For people over the age of sixty-five like Giraldo — from his wheelchair
he asks people walking along the side streets of the nursing home where
he lives for cigarettes and money — the date brings back fond memories.

"It was the most important day of the year," he says. "The tradition was
to debut a new pair of shoes and a change of clothes. Cuban flags were
hung from balconies. I would go with my parents and brothers to Puerto
Avenue. In Central Park there were public concerts by the municipal
band. The atmosphere was festive. But this government erased it all from
popular memory. Now the dates that are celebrated are those that suit them."

While Cubans living in Miami enthusiastically celebrate May 20, in Cuba
it is a day like any other. That is how the military regime wants it.

Dictatorships have a habit of manipulating events. Just as the official
narrative would have us believe that José Martí was an admirer of
Marxist theories, so too does a military confrontation take on aspects
of science fiction. This is what happened in 1983 in Granada. According
to the Castros' version of events, during the invasion of the country by
U.S. forces, a group of Cuban workers sacrificed themselves while
clutching the Grenadian flag.

For Cuba's ruling military junta, the past is something to be erased.
Economic, urban infrastructure and productivity gains achieved in the
more than half century that the republic existed do not matter.

In an article published in Cubanet, independent journalist Gladys
Linares recalls that in 1902, as a result of the war for independence,
"agriculture, livestock and manufacturing were in a disastrous state. In
a gesture of great sensitivity, Estrada Palma's first action was to pay
members of the Liberation Army and to pay off the war bonds issued by
the Republic in Arms. To do this, he secured a loan from an American
lender, Speyer Bank, for $35 million at 5% interest, which had already
been repaid by 1943."

For its part, EcuRed, the Cuban government's version of wikipedia,
states that "Estrada Palma was noted for being extremely thrifty during
his presidency (1902-1906). In 1905 the Cuban treasury held the
astonishing sum of 24,817,148 pesos and 96 centavos, of which the loan
accounted for only 3.5 million pesos. The accumulation of so much money
compelled Estrada Palma to invest in public works. The government
allotted 300,000 pesos to be used in every province for the construction
of roads and highways as well as more than 400,000 for their upkeep and

The state-run press labels this period with the derogatory term
"pseudo-republic" or "hamstrung republic."

"They have done everything imaginable to obviate or destroy it. From
producing television programs such as "San Nicolás del Peladero," which
ridiculed the venal politicians of the time, to minimizing the advances
in material well-being achieved by various sectors of society. But when
you review economic statistics from the period 1902 to 1958, you realize
that, despite imperfections, there was more growth," says a retired

He adds, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's. The Republic
of Cuba was founded on May 20, 1902. In the future, setting ideology
aside, May 20 should be included in the schedule of national holidays
and should be celebrated once again. Everything began on that day."

That remains to be seen. For the moment, new (and not so new)
generations are unaware of the significance of May 20.

This ignorance, a willful act of forgetting, is part of the late Fidel
Castro's strategy of building a nation from the ground up, burying its
customs and values, rewriting history to suit his aims. And he succeeded.

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A Bad Bet / Fernando Damaso

Fernando Dámaso, 13 June 2017 — Of the real and supposed problems that
the Cuban Revolution proposed to solve, as the basis of its historical
necessity, after more than half a century of exercising absolute power,
many have not been solved, the majority have been aggravated, and others
have emerged that did not exist before.

The housing shortage, the thousands of families living in precarious and
overcrowded conditions, and more thousands housed in inadequate
locations, constitute a clear demonstration of the Revolution's failure.
Insufficient and inefficient public transit, for years incapable of
meeting the minimum needs of the population, and the appalling and
unstable public services of all types, show another face of the failure.
If we add to this the loss of important agricultural outputs, the
obsolescence of the industrial infrastructure (lacking upgrades and
needed investments), plus a generalized lack of productivity, the
situation becomes chaotic.

Nor have the political and the social spheres achieved what was
promised, what with the continued absence of freedoms and basic rights
for citizens, as well as low wages and pensions, covert racial and
gender discrimination, street and domestic violence, incivility,
antisocial behaviors, corruption, and disregard for flora and fauna.

The blame for this string of calamities has always been cast upon the
embargo–but even back when it went unmentioned while the country was
benefitting from enormous Soviet subsidies* these problems went
unresolved. At that time, the abundant resources were squandered on
foreign wars, backed insurgencies, absurd and grandiose failed plans,
and other frivolities.

The socialist state and its leaders, albeit abusing the revolutionary
rhetoric, have reliably demonstrated in Cuba that the system does not
work and is unfeasible–just as happened in the other socialist countries
which erroneously bet on it.

To propose a "prosperous, efficient and sustainable socialism" is to
propose a negation, and it constitutes no more than another utopia to
deceive the citizenry and detain the march of time a little
longer–knowing that, at the end, it will fail as it has up to now.
Socialism, perhaps attractive in theory, is in practice a failure. A bet
on it, in any of its forms, is to ensure a loss.

Translator's Notes:

*Before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the start of Cuba's
"Special Period."

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“Vivimos entre ilusiones y miedos” En un campamento en medio de la nada, 124 cubanos esperan por una decisión sobre su estatus legal en Panamá. MARIO J. PENTÓN, David (Panamá) | Junio 23, 2017 El verde parece colmarlo todo en Chiriquí, la provincia del occidente panameño en que el Gobierno aloja a 126 indocumentados cubanos […] Continue reading
Los derechos universales no son “concesiones al enemigo” ELIÉCER ÁVILA, La Habana | Junio 22, 2017 El Parlamento Europeo condiciona el acuerdo con Cuba mediante una cláusula de derechos humanos Al conocerse la aprobación de un nuevo acuerdo que sustituye la posición común de la Unión Europea respecto a los intercambios políticos y comerciales con […] Continue reading
La corrupción del “hombre nuevo” 23 de junio de 2017 – 20:06 – Por Editorial Diario Las Américas Miles de dólares van y vienen por los aeropuertos cubanos hasta mover millones. Un especie de renacimiento económico que funciona al margen del sistema estatal y que tiene por coprotagonistas a funcionarios que pretenden mirar a un […] Continue reading
Tráfico de mercancías, una estrategia para sobrevivir en Cuba 23 de junio de 2017 – 19:06 – Por IVÁN GARCÍA El hábil negocio clandestino de las “mulas” mueve millones de dólares en la isla y salpica a funcionarios del Gobierno cubano que miran al otro lado cada vez que sus propias leyes son violadas En […] Continue reading
“Es ilógico criticar una política que aún no sabemos cómo se va a implementar” 23 de junio de 2017 – 16:06 – Por LUIS LEONEL LEÓN Las diferencias entre las políticas hacia Cuba de Barack Obama y Donald Trump fueron analizadas por Frank Calzón, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Sebastián Arcos Cabazón y Carlos Sánchez Berzaín en […] Continue reading
Denuncian “sordera” del gobierno a la exclusión racial en Cuba Donde circula más dinero la mayoría de las personas son blancas, se expuso en un conversatorio celebrado en el barrio habanero de Cayo Hueso y reseñado por la agencia IPS. Hay bibliografía, investigaciones y testimonios sobre el racismo, sin ninguna repercusión. Un panel dedicado a […] Continue reading
Más tiendas en divisas son controladas por militares, habaneros opinan junio 23, 2017 Adriel Reyes GAESA extiende el control de las divisas controlando los comercios que operan con moneda convertible. Muchos de los pequeños comercios que comercializan en divisas en La Habana están pasando a manos de las Tiendas Recaudadoras de Divisas (TRD), -controladas por […] Continue reading
¿Miembro del aparato? Cero remesas: Trump aprieta las tuercas a castristas activos junio 23, 2017 Rolando Cartaya Revirtiendo una generosa orden de Obama, su sucesor devuelve a la definición de “funcionarios prohibidos del Gobierno de Cuba” a un amplio espectro de dirigentes y represores castristas, desde ministros hasta presidentes de CDR. El historiador William LeoGrande, […] Continue reading
Brasil paga 20 millones de dólares por el trabajo de médicos cubanos en Haití junio 23, 2017 El primer ministro de Haití, Jack Guy Lafrontant, recibió hoy a los ministros brasileños Ricardo Barros, de Salud, y Aislar Terra, de Asuntos Sociales, quienes visitan el país para firmar un acuerdo sanitario que financiará el país suramericano […] Continue reading
Cuba policy could cut off remittances to more than 1 million Cubans. The memorandum on Cuba policy that Trump … de Administracion Empresarial) is a Cuban military conglomerate that controls a … expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba.” Some analysts … Continue reading
Empeora salud del preso político Jorge Cervantes, FNCA exige su liberación Última actualización: junio 23, 2017 Jorge Cervantes, coordinador de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba en Las Tunas, comenzó una huelga de hambre hace un mes para exigir su libertad. El lunes pasado fue trasladado de la prisión de Potosí hacia el hospital Ernesto Guevara. […] Continue reading
Pence reafirma solidaridad de EEUU con los pueblos de Cuba y Venezuela junio 23, 2017 El vicepresidente Mike Pence dijo que las naciones vecinas de Estados Unidos tienen una gran importancia para el gobierno del presidente Donald Trump. Pence, habló el jueves durante una charla en el centro Woodrow Wilson en Washington. “Latino América es […] Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights a rarely explored corner of the national reality. Anyone who knows the Island minimally knows that there is nothing like what can be called a … Continue reading "Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba" Continue reading
Daniel Llorente pide salir al exilio, se mantiene en huelga de hambre junio 22, 2017 El opositor Daniel Llorente continúa detenido en el Hospital Psiquiátrico de La Habana. Ha reiterado que se trata de “una estrategia” de la Seguridad del Estado para mantenerlo preso. El opositor cubano Daniel Llorente, -preso en el Hospital Psiquiátrico de […] Continue reading
UNPACU cifra en 53 el número de sus activistas presos por motivos políticos en Cuba junio 22, 2017 Según el dirigente opositor a la mayoría de los activistas de UNPACU se les acusó de presuntos delitos de peligrosidad social pre delictiva, desacato y desorden público. La Unión Patriótica de Cuba, UNPACU, a través de su […] Continue reading
Golpes y amenazas a opositor en Las Tunas junio 22, 2017 Luis Felipe Rojas El opositor Osdany Tejeda Santana permaneció más de 72 horas detenido en la unidad de Instrucción policial de Las Tunas, luego de ser golpeado en los calabozos del poblado de Vázquez, en el municipio Puerto Padre. En conversación con Roger Curbelo […] Continue reading
Cuba: Aduana se queja de violaciones, cubanos denuncian corrupción junio 22, 2017 Cubanos consultados por Radio Martí aludieron a los eventos de corrupción que padecen los que viajan al extranjero. Las quejas llegan tras un informe oficial del organismo que arremete contra la entrada de drogas, armas y materiales “subversivos”. Cubanos consultados por Radio Martí […] Continue reading
Trump dice que “enfrentará vigorosamente” el comunismo, espera mejor acuerdo con Cuba Última actualización: junio 22, 2017 El presidente Donald Trump volvió a criticar el trato “totalmente unilateral” que realizó su predecesor, Barack Obama, con países como Cuba e Irán. En un discurso en Iowa, reiteró su decisión de tener un mejor acuerdo con La […] Continue reading
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Opositores celebran inclusión de resolución sobre DDHH en acuerdo UE-Cuba junio 21, 2017 El acuerdo de cooperación se suspenderá en caso de vulnerarse las disposiciones de derechos humanos, precisa el acuerdo. Activistas cubanos ven como “paso positivo” que al refrendar el Acuerdo de Diálogo Político y Cooperación con Cuba, la Unión Europea haya incluido una […] Continue reading

Pedro Campos

¿Por qué la Seguridad del Estado tiene en el hospital psiquiátrico de Mazorra y no en otro hospital o una prisión cualquiera a Daniel Llorente, el cubano que “abrió” el desfile del 1ro de Mayo con una bandera de Estados Unidos?

Al parecer, hay dos razones fundamentales.

 1- Tenerlo en Mazorra tiene como fin presentarlo a la opinión pública como un demente que necesita tratamiento psiquiátrico. De esa manera se evitan, públicamente, tratarlo como un clásico preso político en una prisión, algo que “enaltecería” a Llorente, nacional e internacionalmente, y complicaría su caso porque su acto fue simplemente enarbolar la bandera de EE UU, un país con el que Cuba tiene relaciones diplomáticas.

Algo que, para muchos artistas, fue un performance, un acto del Arte Útil. El enmazorrado no agredió físicamente a nadie, no puso ninguna bomba, no esgrimió ningún arma de fuego o punzocortante. Por lo que hizo no se le podría encarcelar en ningún país del mundo. Es mejor decir que está loco.

2- En ese hospital se utiliza la “terapia” del electroshock, aplicación de una o varias descargas eléctricas al cerebro, que pueden traer diversas consecuencias, entre ellas,  destruir la voluntad del individuo y  borrarle de su mente información pretérita. Desde mediados del siglo pasado hay un rechazo mayoritario al uso de este tipo de “terapia”, célebres por su utilización en las clínicas de Stalin para trastornar mentalmente a los disidentes.[[QUOTE:Llorente está a expensas de ser tratado con electroshocks en cualquier momento, para tratar de demoler su voluntad que ha resultado en un gran peligro para el Gobierno cubano]]En Mazorra, Llorente está a expensas de ser tratado con electroshocks en cualquier momento, para tratar de demoler su voluntad que ha resultado en un gran peligro para el Gobierno cubano.

Su acto público de correr con la bandera de EE UU arrancando y por delante del desfile del 1 de Mayo fue una noticia que conmovió al mundo y que, en cierta forma, representó las ansias libertarias de muchos cubanos que tienen a ese país como paradigma de libertad, democracia y bienestar, más que un acto anexionista, como lo calificó la dictadura militar en el poder.Simple, dos millones de cubanos que decidieron establecerse en EE UU ante las barbaridades del fidelismo; los cientos de miles de cubanos que han arriesgado y perdido sus vidas en el Estrecho de la Florida y en las selvas americanas, los otros tantos que se apuntan en el sorteo de visas y los muchos miles que esperan a ser reclamados por sus familiares, demuestran elocuentemente que un alto por ciento de los cubanos quisiera que en Cuba  existieran las libertades económicas y políticas que existen en el país vecino y aspiran a que los cubanos de la Isla vivan con las comodidades y el nivel de vida del pueblo estadounidense.

Además, nuestras guerras por la independencia de España y la independencia misma quedaron marcadas por la intervención de EE UU, a solicitud de los patriotas cubanos, y hay una relación histórica que no es posible negar: durante el siglo XIX y  buena parte del XX, EE UU fue un referente político, económico y social para la mayoría de los cubanos, igual que para el resto de América y el mundo occidental.[[QUOTE:Su acto público de correr con la bandera de EE UU representó las ansias libertarias de muchos cubanos que tienen a ese país como paradigma de libertad, más que un acto anexionista, como lo calificó la dictadura militar en el poder]]El enfrentamiento “antiimperialista” dirigido únicamente contra EE UU, que sirvió al fidelismo para tratar de justificar sus políticas antidemocráticas internas y el acercamiento a la URSS, generó una ambivalencia que terminó con una aproximación deseada por Gobierno y gobernados cubanos, en la administración Obama, y que finalmente obstaculizó la cúpula mandante, por temor a una anexión virtual, que ella misma se ha encargado de fomentar con tanto rechazo al vecino del Norte.

No hay información concreta que permita saber si Llorente ha sido ya tratado o no con electroshocks, pero esta posibilidad existe; hay que  divulgarla internacionalmente y solicitar protección para él en los organismos internacionales de derechos humanos, para evitar que sea sometido a dicho tratamiento.

En Llorente se quiere matar a las ansias libertarias de muchos cubanos, su osadía, su irreverencia  hacia las figuras que gobiernan ya por cerca de 60 años, sin someterse al escrutinio democrático. ¡Basta de abuso contra la oposición y la disidencia!

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Disidencia, Miami y la herencia totalitaria ALEJANDRO ARMENGOL Ni Miami es siempre tan intransigente como la pintan, ni en ocasiones tan tolerante como debiera. Olvidar que es una ciudad generosa con exiliados de los más diversos orígenes resulta una injusticia. Quizá la clave del problema radica en esa tendencia a los extremos que aún domina […] Continue reading
La aerolínea española Plus Ultra conectará desde julio La Habana y Barcelona Agencia EFEn24 de junio de 2017 La Habana, 24 jun (EFE).- La aerolínea española Plus Ultra se convertirá a partir de julio en la primera en unir de forma directa La Habana con Barcelona, una ruta que se presentará mañana en la capital […] Continue reading
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La Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, parlamento unicameral de Cuba, celebrará el próximo 14 de julio el noveno periodo ordinario de su octava legislatura, informó este sábado la televisión estatal … Click to Continue » Continue reading
El Ballet Nacional de Cuba interpreta este domingo una antología de danza clásica en el Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, España, han informado los Teatros del Canal en un comunicado. Continue reading
En Cuba duermen bien: asesinos, secuestradores, terroristas, los fugitivos de EEUU junio 23, 2017 Rolando Cartaya La Habana les llama “luchadores sociales”, pero sus expedientes policiales confirman lo que dijo en Miami el presidente Trump: “mientras encarcelaba a personas inocentes (Castro) albergaba a asesinos de policías, secuestradores y terroristas”. Qué hicieron, cómo huyeron y qué […] Continue reading
5 empresas españolas se instalan en el Mariel, Cuba Por Rafa -Junio 23, 2017 Con 500 millones de euros, la inversión española es la mayor en ese enclave, 415 millones representan un fondo de contravalor para la refinanciación de la deuda. Un grupo de empresarios españoles, interesados en las potencialidades de negocios con Cuba, visitaron […] Continue reading
Arqueólogos canadienses hallan en Cuba objetos vinculados a la trata de esclavos Lupe García Un grupo de arqueólogos canadienses encontraron en Cuba objetos que pudieron haber pertenecido a esclavos. El descubrimiento se produjo en una plantación de café en Angerona, a unos 80 kilómetros al este de La Habana. Los 12 estudiantes de arqueología de […] Continue reading

El secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, dijo este sábado al presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, que está dispuesto a renunciar a su puesto en el organismo si hay elecciones "libres" en Venezuela, el Gobierno libera a todos los "presos políticos" y amnistía a los exiliados, reporta EFE.

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Cuba. When I visited in 2010, life had gotten better for Cubans … could literally fly Southwest to Havana. I think the best comment … hard liner Cuban vote in Florida by undoing Obama’s Cuba policies … ’s hurting both Americans and Cubans in the process. OtherWords columnist … Continue reading
Saverdad del régimen no basta A 30 años de la Glásnost, una mayor circulación de información en la Isla no ha debilitado al castrismo Viernes, junio 23, 2017 | Ernesto Santana Zaldívar LA HABANA, Cuba.- En Cuba, durante bastante tiempo, pareció lógico creer que, dado el profundo temor que siempre mostraba el gobierno por la […] Continue reading
“Lo siento, el dueño busca una persona blanca y joven” En la Cuba actual, ser negro y pasar los 50 años de edad es casi un veto para trabajar en los negocios particulares Viernes, junio 23, 2017 | Jorge Olivera Castillo En la Cuba actual, ser negro y sobrepasar los 50 años de edad se […] Continue reading

El Gobierno estadounidense rechazó este martes la petición del presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, de reuniones de "alto nivel", y dijo que en vez de eso el gobernante debería centrarse "en discusiones dentro de Venezuela para solucionar la situación política, económica y humanitaria", reporta EFE.

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‘Si los clientes preguntan, no les digan la causa del cierre’ La orden que recibieron los trabajadores de una popular cafetería estatal Jueves, junio 22, 2017 | Fernando Donate Ochoa HOLGUÍN, Cuba.– Ha transcurrido casi un mes desde que el concurrido café Las Tres Lucías de esta ciudad, a 700 kilómetros de la Habana, cerró […] Continue reading
En Santiago de Cuba se implementa en los últimos … las coordinadoras del PNUD en Cuba, quien comentó además que el … Continue reading