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Somos+, Germán M. González (Professor-A1010-S +), 30 January 2018 — Our Apostle (as we Cubans call José Martí) is sentenced to prison in Cuba at only sixteen years of age. In 1871 he is deported to Spain; in 1875 he arrives in Mexico after a brief passage through Paris and New York, and from there … Continue reading "Enemy of the United States? / Somos+" Continue reading
… announced a new engagement with Cuba. Similarly, while in the Dominican … president, easing travel restrictions for Cuban Americans and money remittances; limits … Cuban exile suspected in the 1997 bombings on tourist sites in Havana … , without the much-maligned Chavez, the Cuban government may not have survived … Continue reading
… announced a new engagement with Cuba. Similarly, while in the Dominican … president, easing travel restrictions for Cuban Americans and money remittances; limits … Cuban exile suspected in the 1997 bombings on tourist sites in Havana … , without the much-maligned Chavez, the Cuban government may not have survived … Continue reading
Diario de Cuba, 30 January 2018 — Forced into exile by the Cuban regime, the Legal Information Center (Cubalex) has undergone a “radical and painful change”. However, reorganized in the USA, it aims to continue along the project’s same line: “to internationally denounce the Cuban State for its human rights violations, and spotlight the situation in the country. ” … Continue reading "‘Cuban civil society fails to utilize the mechanisms to report human rights violations’" Continue reading
Fernando Damaso, 24 January 2018 — This year will mark 116 since the founding of the Republic on 20 May 1902. Although it was the time of the nation’s greatest progress and development–with important economic and social achievements, including health and education–this period has been systematically discredited and distorted during the last 60 years when … Continue reading "The Teacher From Central Valley / Fernando Dámaso" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 8 February 2018 — The young woman walks among the booths selling Chinese literature at the Havana Book Fair in search of works by this year’s star attraction, the writer Yu Hua, who finds a passionate readership on the island. With his criticisms of the censorship imposed on his work by the … Continue reading ""Censorship Has Been A Constant In My Work," Laments Chinese Writer Yu Hua In Havana" Continue reading
… announced a new engagement with Cuba. Similarly, while in the Dominican … president, easing travel restrictions for Cuban Americans and money remittances; limits … Cuban exile suspected in the 1997 bombings on tourist sites in Havana … , without the much-maligned Chavez, the Cuban government may not have survived … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 29 January 2018 — At the foot of a small stairway, at the entrance of the former Vibora Institute of Secondary Education which is now René O’Reiné High School, a group of students smoke one cigarette after another and argue loudly about football. They are sitting on a cement floor and lean their backs … Continue reading "Jose Marti: A Hostage of the Cuban Regime / Iván García" Continue reading
… , 2016 of Cuban Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Cuban leader Fidel Castro … most bitter enemies in the Cuban American exile community, U.S … to the Cuban Council of State and Vice-president of the Cuban Academy … until his father fired him. Cuba halted its plant plans that … Continue reading
Issuing an ambiguous threat to Venezuela, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the army has often been an “agent of change” in the Latin American country and beyond in cases when leadership “can no longer serve the people.” “In the history of … Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 1 February 2018 – In the case of Cuba, the figures hide more than they say. The data published by the official press on the composition of the next Parliament hide the fact that the nucleus of the National Assembly of People’s Power will remain unchanged after April 19, with the investiture … Continue reading "Cuba’s Next Government Will Be More Of The Same" Continue reading
Diario de Cuba, 30 January 2018 — Forced into exile by the Cuban regime, the Legal Information Center (Cubalex) has undergone a “radical and painful change”. However, reorganized in the USA, it aims to continue along the project’s same line: “to internationally denounce the Cuban State for its human rights violations, and spotlight the situation in the country. ” … Continue reading "‘Cuban civil society fails to utilize the mechanisms to report human rights violations’" Continue reading

Forced into exile by the Cuban regime, the Legal Information Center (Cubalex) has undergone a "radical and painful change". However, reorganized in the USA, it aims to continue along the project's same line: "to internationally denounce the Cuban State for its human rights violations, and spotlight the situation in the country. "

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14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 25 January 2018 — The book was part of the private collection of a writer who went into exile and even though the title did not appeal I chanced it, bored in the midst of the publishing drought of the ‘90s. Its pages narrated a country I knew, but described … Continue reading "‘Doctor Zhivago’, An Old Acquaintance Opens In Cuba" Continue reading
HAVANA — The wife of a Cuban intelligence agent imprisoned in the … example of open dissatisfaction with Cuban political decisions by a loyal … heroes for their operations against Cuban exile groups in the U … Continue reading

There are not many documents providing an intimate and candid look at José Lezama Lima. There is little more than his correspondence with José Rodríguez Feo (1945-1953), a few notes from his diaries (1939-1949 and 1956-1958) and the letters he wrote to his sisters Eloísa and Rosa, in exile since 1961.

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… announced a new engagement with Cuba. Similarly, while in the Dominican … president, easing travel restrictions for Cuban Americans and money remittances; limits … Cuban exile suspected in the 1997 bombings on tourist sites in Havana … , without the much-maligned Chavez, the Cuban government may not have survived … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 14 January 2018 — Almost four decades ago, when I was learning the alphabet, I had to say my first political slogan, the same one repeated every morning by thousands of Cuban schoolchildren: “Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che.” The only thing that has changed is that, today, the figure … Continue reading "‘Che’ Guevara, The Faded Myth" Continue reading
14ymedio, Maite Rico, Madrid, 13 January 2018 — Madrid’s Zarzuela racecourse, with its spectacular grandstands and challenging cantilevered decks, is notable in the annals of architecture. As is Havana’s Focsa building, that “open book” of 39 floors, inspired by Le Corbusier, that dialogues with the bay and Malecon in Cuba’s capital city. Behind these two emblematic … Continue reading "Martín Domínguez Architect of Havana’s Focsa Building, Erased by Francoism and Castroism" Continue reading
… really need yet another taxpayer-subsidized Cuban museum when there’s not … Cuban treasures that already exist: There’s a brand new taxpayer-funded Cuban museum in Miami, the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora — “The Cuban … 250,000 Cuban refugees processed there from 1965 to 1971. Cuban-themed historic … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 7 January 2018 — Nine years ago, Michelle Bachelet met with Fidel Castro during his convalescence. The Chilean president left that meeting stating that she had seen the former president lively and “handling a lot of information.” Her words were used by the Plaza of the Revolution to spread a lie: that the Commander … Continue reading "The Blindness Of Michelle Bachelet" Continue reading
EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 3 January 2018 — Representatives of the Cuban exile community in Miami, on Wednesday, called Cuba’s new immigration rules “abusive and aberrant”; the rules would allow children born abroad to Cuban parents to qualify for Cuban citizenship, but would deny it to such children of parents opposed to the ideology of the … Continue reading "Denying Citizenship to Children of Cuban Opponents is An "Aberration"" Continue reading
Alejandro González Acosta, 1 December 2017, Mexico City — Lichi[1] told me that the last time he was in Cuba[2], he went to visit a G-2 colonel at home, the brother of a famous Cuban historian who was Lichi’s good friend in Mexico. Between drinks and confidences, Lichi asked him: “Come on, man, just between us: … Continue reading "The Euphemism that Looks After Me / Alejandro González Acosta" Continue reading
… of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, returned as interim … Havana’s totalitarian regime.” Gómez had been an on-board lecturer on Cuba … “hiring an accomplished scholar in Cuban and Cuban-American studies” to replace Suchlicki … Continue reading
Five months ago Andy Gómez, founder and former senior fellow at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, returned as interim director of the research center. His … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… de La Marina. This was Havana’s version of The Frederick … at the Cuban Treasury Ministry, he was assigned to the Cuban Sugar … exile, the triumphant return to Cuba and the final indignity after … his crucial involvement in the Cuban revolution. I find this such … Continue reading
Cubanet, María Matienzo, Havana, 23 November 2017 — According to Claudio Fuentes, photographer and human rights activist, he’s started doing something like ten interviews and they haven’t published any of them. Maybe it has to do with that mania he has to be always behind the camera, pointing the lens at the Ladies in White, other activists … Continue reading "Claudio Fuentes: "I Do Not Want to be an Opponent One More Day"" Continue reading
Havana after Fidel Castro’s revolution crumbled. “I still have my Cuban … performers, an emissary of the Cuban American dream, beloved. Her childhood … García Montaño y Pérez in Havana in 1957. (“Got rid of … a Cuban exile, I can enjoy anything I want in Cuba, and CubanContinue reading
… Friday in eastern Santiago de Cuba, where he declared that “Fidel … a public appearance. After multiple Cuban exile publications noted his absence … ’s boyfriend.” Elián González, the Cuban refugee abducted and forced back … (“disrespect”) on Friday, according to Cubanet. Police detained at least 40 … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 7 November 2017 — A fat man with a tenor voice and a bag hanging across his chest, as he passes through the inner streets of the Lawton neighborhood, announcing that he buys empty perfume jars and plastic soft drink bottles. Two santiagueros fleeing poverty and lack of opportunities in their province, announce … Continue reading "Cuba Belongs to All Cubans / Iván García" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 17 November 2017 — While several business owners from the island connected to the internet in the lobby of the EB Miami hotel a stone’s throw from the international airport, and others drank beer at nine dollars at the bar, a Cuban dissident lawyer who spent more than a decade in Puerto Rico and … Continue reading "The Private Sector, the Most Powerful in Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading

In one week, the Cuban State has launched an attack on a sector of society that, despite everything, refuses to choose between submission, exile or silence.

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… Radio Mambí, Miami’s leading Cuban-exile station, has resulted in the … Continue reading
14ymedio, Bertha Guillen, Candelaria, 10 November 2017 — It has not remained seated like the famous figure of Auguste Rodin, but nor has it been able to walk as much as its editors would like. The magazine El Pensador (The Thinker) edited in Guanajay, Artemisa, is two decades old and its founders dream of being able to publish … Continue reading "In Guanajay, the Editors of a Magazine Dream of Publishing in Digital Format" Continue reading
The book ‘The Companion Who Attends Me’ was presented last Thursday in Coral Gables (Florida) and reflects its authors’ preoccupation with the omnipresence of surveillance in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 3 November 2017 — Writing a book can be like an exorcism, especially when trying to leave behind ghosts of the past. This … Continue reading "The Cuban ‘Big Brother’ Seen by 57 Writers" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 2 November 2017 — Twice a week, Mayté, a bank employee, usually talks with and sees her daughter through an internet app that she uses from a park in western Havana. The travel and immigration rules that the Cuba authorities will begin to apply as of 1 January 2018, still won’t allow professionals … Continue reading "Travel and Immigration Reforms Will Bring More Hard Currency to Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading

Cuba's new immigration measures were announced first in Washington, to Cubans living abroad, as if it were an election campaign in which the regime was competing with the US government.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez concluded the Fourth Forum for Cuban Residents in Exile, seizing the occasion to draw a comparison with US policy: the Government represented by him is advancing, he said, while the US Government is retreating.

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14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 October 2017 – On Monday, Concepción González was waiting another day at the immigration office at 3rd and 22nd Streets, in Havana’s Playa municipality. The travel and immigration measures announced this Saturday brings to reality her old dream of reuniting with her rafter son. On Saturday, during the IV Meeting of … Continue reading "Coming Changes Emphasize the Contradictions of Cuban Migration Policy" Continue reading
Our apologies for the lack of subtitles on this video. 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 28 October 2017 – On Thursday, after four years of exile, Ofelia Acevedo, widow of Oswaldo Payá, the deceased opponent of the Cuban regime, was not allowed to enter her own country. Acevedo, an activist in her own right, had decided … Continue reading "Oswaldo Payá’s Widow: “The Cuban State did not want to tell me why I can’t enter my own country.”" Continue reading
A group of Cuban exiles who spent their best years fighting Fidel Castro's regime are the heart of “Exile Legends,” an ambitious Spanish-language production that has begun airing on Sunday … Click to Continue » Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 22 October 2017 – Damas Street in Old Havana awoke Friday to the terrifying image of a man hanging from a balcony. After their fright passed, the residents realized that it was an artistic installation by Amaury Pacheco in homage to the poet Juan Carlos Flores. The body that hung from … Continue reading "Dissidence Museum in Havana Pays Homage to Poet Juan Carlos Flores" Continue reading
… or crisis in Cuba. The previous week, a Cuban exile group, Alpha … military equipment in Cuba had been requested by the Cuban government to protect itself from the Cuban people. The … ” Mr Stevenson asked. “Do the Cuban leaders dare face their people … Continue reading
14ymedio, Jorge Hernandez Fonseca, Miami, 6 October 2017 — The mystery surrounding the so-called “sonic attacks” perpetrated in Cuba against US and Canadian diplomats, set off a major diplomatic crisis between the US government and the Cuban dictatorship of Raúl Castro. Now Cuba suggests that such attacks belong to “science fiction”, although they do not deny … Continue reading "The Sonic Attacks Began With Fidel Castro" Continue reading
… an Irish government stamp, outraging Cuban-Americans who call the revolutionary pal … , a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami, described … .Dublin) Argentine-born Guevara went to Cuba and helped Castro overthrow the … . Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), a Havana-born Cuban who represents the Miami area … Continue reading
… an Irish government stamp, outraging Cuban-Americans who call the revolutionary pal … , a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami, described … death. Argentine-born Guevara went to Cuba and helped Castro overthrow the … . Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), a Havana-born Cuban who represents the Miami area … Continue reading