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… : Reuters | Havana | Published: April 19, 2018 10:38:15 pm Cuba’s … the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba. (Source: AP) Cuba’s new president, Miguel … anniversary of Cuba’s 1961 defeat of a CIA-backed Cuban exile invasion at the Bay of Pigs, a victory that HavanaContinue reading
… afternoon cafecito, Cuban exiles in Miami's Little Havana said they … Fidel Castro died, viewed the Cuban National Assembly's process … formed by that milieu," Cuban exile Octavio Pino said. … situation."  Octavio Pino believes Cubans living in the United States … Continue reading
… island nation. Cuba’s National Assembly has nominated Cuban First Vice President … to Cuban government officials, plans to move to Santiago de Cuba, the … anniversary of the Cuban government victory over CIA-trained Cuban exile forces at … Havana. “You won’t be seeing signs that say ‘Raul is CubaContinue reading
By Patrick Oppmann CNN HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- For the first … in the running, Cuban government officials say. Instead, Cuba's first … to Cuban government officials, plans to move to Santiago de Cuba, the … anniversary of the Cuban government victory over CIA-trained Cuban exile forces at … Continue reading
HAVANA —  Cuba said on Monday it was … anniversary of Cuba's 1961 defeat of a CIA-backed Cuban exile … be the first president since Cuba's leftist 1959 revolution … , Cuba's sole political party. The assembly is calling on CubansContinue reading
… details Adds background HAVANA, April 16 (Reuters) - Cuba said on Monday … anniversary of Cuba's 1961 defeat of a CIA-backed Cuban exile … be the first president since Cuba's leftist 1959 revolution … , Cuba's sole political party. The assembly is calling on CubansContinue 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
… Film about Cuban-American Mobster MIAMI – “The Corporation,” a biopic about Cuban-American mobster … page of a local newspaper,” Cuban-American filmmaker and Exilium production company … about a Cuban ‘godfather,’ so I began my research.” Cuba’s own … Trafficante and Meyer Lansky in Havana. During his exile in the … Continue reading
… regime to produce Havana Club, the best known Cuban brand. It involves … it is distilled in Cuba with 100 percent Cuban ingredients. "Pernod … 're not Cuban - A bottle of pre-Castro Havana Club rum … a Cuban-American walking through Miami's little Havana -- or real HavanaContinue reading
Havana Times, Lynn Cruz, 31 March 2018 — The first Independent Cuban Film Festival organized outside of Cuba coincided with my ban from entering the International Film School of San Antonio del Los Banos. With Cubans from the country of “Miami” taking the lead, the event had as its forerunner another that had been organized … Continue reading "Chronicle of a Journey After Being Expelled / Lynn Cruz" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 27 March 2018 — The body of Yarisleidy Cuba Rodriguez spent almost 20 days in a funeral home in Miami until her husband, Yoelvis Gattorno, who lives in Cuba, decided to cremate her remains. Cuba Rodríguez died while giving birth to Valeria, a baby girl now barely three weeks old who is … Continue reading "Years After Cuban Child Rafter Elián Gonzalez, The Two Shores Are Now Confronted With Valeria" Continue reading
… prominent member of Miami’s Cuban exile community agreed to have … 1961 and landed in a Cuban jail for 18 months. He … U.S. economic embargo of Cuba. He will not be allowed … Continue reading
Havana Nocturne. But for this hefty tome, his focus is on Cuban-American … system favored by Hispanics and Cubans where kids, businesspeople, and grandmothers … including New York City, Miami, Cuba itself, Peru, and the unlikely … the experience of thousands of Cuban Americans in exile in America … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 19 March 2018 — It was early morning when the police arrived at the door of the first of the opponents who were arrested on March 18, 2003. During that operation, 75 activists and independent journalists were sentenced to long prison terms under the so-called Gag Law, which is still in force today. … Continue reading "Black Spring, The Fertile Repression" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 19 March 2018 — On a mid-February day in 2003, a month before the repressive wave against the Cuban dissidence, sometime after 9:00 in the morning it took me almost an hour to board Route 100 bus, which at that time started its route at the corner of Diez de October and O’Farrill, in … Continue reading "How I Remember Cuba’s 2003 Black Spring / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 March 2018 — When, in December 2014, the US President at the time, Barack Obama, and Cuba’s General-President Raúl Castro unexpectedly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the reactions on both sides of the Straits of Florida were immediate. As is often the case with Cuban … Continue reading "Reasons and Lack of Reasons Surrounding Political Dialogue" Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Miami, 1 March 2018 — The Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), a forum in defense of democracy made up of former presidents and heads of state created in 2015 by two Venezuelans, won the Oswaldo Payá Freedom and Life Prize this Friday. The second annual award of this prize, instituted by the … Continue reading "Paya Award Winners: Former Presidents in Support of Democracy" Continue reading
Havana Times, Lynn Cruz, 27 February 2018 – Ever since I began making Political Theater, one thing hasn’t stopped tormenting me, it’s almost psychological torture. It has something to do with the fact that you end up living in a constant state of paranoia. A prisoner of labels in a world that doesn’t have time … Continue reading "From Worms to Repatriates: Cuba’s Exile Community / Lynn Cruz" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 21 February 2018 — Political honesty is worth its weight in gold. That is why history values those words of Winston Churchill, probably the most influential British and European statesman, when on May 13, 1940, in his first speech as Prime Minister before the House of Commons, he uttered a phrase which was attributed to … Continue reading "Will It Take Blood Toil Tears and Sweat to Emerge From the Olive Green Disaster? / Iván García" Continue reading
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