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Francia condena a cadena perpetua a antiguo aliado de Cuba, Venezuela y el comunismo marzo 28, 2017 Armando de Armas / martinoticias.com El Chacal, quien se entrenó en Cuba y contó con el apoyo de Venezuela, reivindica haber matado con su organización izquierdista a 1.500 personas, de las cuales 80 con sus manos, mucho menos […] Continue reading
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La calle de Celia y Fidel está abierta Atrás quedó para siempre aquel “búnker”, quien sabe si romántico Miércoles, marzo 29, 2017 | Ernesto Santana Zaldívar LA HABANA, Cuba.- No hubo anuncio público y muchos no podían creerlo: tras 58 años volvía a abrirse la cuadra de la calle 11 entre 10 y 12, en […] Continue reading
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14ymedio Havana, 27 March 2017 — The health of the siblings Fidel Batista Leyva, and Anairis and Adairis Miranda Leyva is worsening, as Monday marked their 21 days on a hunger strike, according to their mother, Maydolis Leyva Portelles, who spoke with 14ymedio. Members of the Cuban Reflection Movement, the three siblings are experiencing “a … Continue reading "Health Of Three Siblings On Hunger Strike In Cuba Worsens" Continue reading


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La organización internacional de derechos humanos Amnistía Internacional (AI) lanzó este lunes una acción urgente pidiendo la liberación incondicional del opositor cubano Eduardo Cardet,  líder del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL).

AI convoca a sus más de siete millones de miembros a escribir a las autoridades cubanas exigiendo la liberación “inmediata” de Cardet, condenado a tres años de cárcel el pasado lunes por un supuesto delito de agresión a las autoridades, cometido en los días de luto oficial por la muerte de Fidel Castro. El activista y su familia niegan los cargos.

“Las autoridades cubanas han condenado al defensor de derechos humanos Eduardo Cardet a tres años de cárcel tras mantenerlo recluido en la prisión provisional de Holguín, en la zona suroriental de Cuba, desde noviembre de 2016. Es preso de conciencia, por lo que debe ser puesto en libertad de inmediato y sin condiciones”, dice AI en el comunicado.

La organización defensora de derechos humanos también recuerda que Cardet había hecho declaraciones dos días antes de su detención a emisoras internacionales donde describía el luto oficial en la Isla como “impuesto” y caracterizaba al exgobernante cubano Fidel Castro como “odiado” y “controvertido”.[[QUOTE:“Las autoridades cubanas han condenado al defensor de derechos humanos Eduardo Cardet a tres años de cárcel”]]El abogado defensor de Cardet tiene hasta el 31 de marzo para apelar la sentencia, aunque su esposa y el propio condenado sostienen que la acusación contra Cardet es un delito "fabricado" por el Gobierno para evitar que continuara su trabajo disidente.

Desde su detención le ha sido denegado el recurso de libertad bajo fianza en tres ocasiones.

Según AI, Cardet es un preso de conciencia, “encarcelado únicamente por el ejercicio pacífico de su derecho a la libertad de expresión”.

Pide al Gobierno de Raúl Castro que “garantice el derecho a la libertad de expresión, reunión y asociación pacíficas, también para quienes manifiestan su disidencia, su oposición o su activismo, y pidiéndole que derogue toda la legislación que limite indebidamente estos derechos”.

Además insta a que le sean garantizados a Cardet hasta el momento de su liberación “la atención médica que pueda necesitar”.

Cardet fue una figura clave en el Proyecto Varela que impulsó el fallecido líder opositor Oswaldo Payá. Después de la muerte de Payá en un accidente de tránsito que su familia considera un asesinato político, Cardet continuó con su labor y en 2014 fue nombrado coordinador nacional del Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación.

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Amnistía Internacional convoca a una Acción Urgente por el Dr. Cardet El grupo exhorta a escribir a las autoridades cubanas exigiendo la inmediata e incondicional liberación de Cardet, líder del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL) Amnistía Internacional (AI) lanzó el lunes una Acción Urgente encaminada a llamar la atención sobre el caso del opositor Eduardo Cardet, […] Continue reading
¿Por dónde llegará el cambio a Cuba? ¿Qué sector de la sociedad impulsará la llegada de la democracia a la Isla? Martes, marzo 28, 2017 | Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello LA HABANA, Cuba.- Es muy difícil para los que estamos involucrados en obtener la libertad de Cuba dejar de pensar en el gran problema en […] Continue reading
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14ymedio

La salud de los hermanos Fidel Batista Leyva, Anairis y Adairis Miranda Leyva se deteriora tras cumplir este lunes 21 días de huelga de hambre en la provincia de Holguín, según declaró a 14ymedio su madre Maydolis Leyva Portelles.

Miembros del Movimiento Cubano Reflexión, los tres hermanos experimentan “un grave deterioro” de salud.

En conversación telefónica, Leyva denunció el trato “cruel e inhumano” que ha recibido por parte de la policía política que no le permite ver a sus hijas gemelas, una de ellas ingresada en el Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin de Holguín y la otra en el Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Lucía Iñiguez Landín.

“Todos los pacientes tienen derecho que a las dos de la tarde les dejen ver a los familiares pero a mí me han dicho que hasta que mis hijas no depongan la huelga no las puedo ver” afirma la madre.[[QUOTE:“Todos los pacientes tienen derecho que a las dos de la tarde les dejen ver a los familiares pero a mí me han dicho que hasta que mis hijas no depongan la huelga no las puedo ver”]]14ymedio contactó telefónicamente al Hospital Lenin y pudo comprobar con el buró de Información que Anairis Miranda está internada en la sala de terapia intermedia, en la cama 2. Fuentes médicas reportan su estado como "grave".

La enfermera que se encontraba de guardia en la sala de terapia intermedia explicó que Adairis Miranda, hermana de Anairis, "no está reportada de grave", pero que continúa en “inanición voluntaria”.

 Leyva explica que su hijo está recluido en la prisión holguinera Cuba Sí donde este lunes cumple 21 días de días de huelga de hambre y cinco de sed.

“A pesar de la prolongada huelga lo mantienen en una celda de castigo durmiendo en el suelo”, dice su madre.

Los tres hermanos se encontraban cumpliendo penas de un año acusados el delito de desorden público y otro de difamación de héroes y mártires. Las autoridades los acusan de haber “hecho una provocación” el pasado 27 de noviembre, durante los días de duelo nacional por la muerte del expresidente Fidel Castro, una acusación que los tres niegan.[[QUOTE:Los huelguistas exigen la “libertad incondicional para los 10 presos políticos del Movimiento Cubano Reflexión” y la “absolución” del doctor Eduardo Cardet del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación]]Posteriormente los activistas fueron víctimas de un acto de repudio con allanamiento de su inmueble, golpes, y robo de propiedades personales que concluyó con el arresto de los tres hermanos.

Las gemelas Miranda Leyva fueron recluidas en la Prisión Provincial de Mujeres, mientras que Batista Leyva se encontraba prisionero en el Campamento de Trabajo La Ladrillera, desde donde fue trasladado hacia Cuba Sí, una penitenciaría con un régimen más severo.

Los huelguistas exigen la “libertad incondicional para los 10 presos políticos del Movimiento Cubano Reflexión” y la “absolución” del doctor Eduardo Cardet del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación.

El opositor Librado Linares que preside el Movimiento Cubano Reflexión aseguró a 14ymedio que los hermanos están presos “injustamente”.

"Los responsables por su vida se ubican al más alto nivel, desde Raúl Castro hasta las autoridades del Ministerio del Interior en la provincia por haberlos lanzado a esta situación", afirmó Linares.

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Este domingo ha fallecido en La Habana a los 78 años, Agustina Castro Ruz, hermana menor de Raúl y Fidel Castro. Según confirmaron vecinos y amigos de la familia a 'Telemundo 51', el fallecimiento de Agustina se produjo a las 7.00 (hora local), al parecer por complicaciones derivadas de una neumonía. Continue reading
A Month Without Machado Ventura

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 March 2017 — Just a month ago his
face disappeared from the Cuban government's family photo. The last time
he was seen, Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura handed out orders
in an extensive agricultural area of ​​Pinar del Río. Four weeks later,
no official media has offered an explanation for the absence of the
second most powerful man on the island.

Now 86, this man born in Villa Clara's San Antonio de las Vueltas, has
stood behind Raul Castro for more than five years, in his position as
the second secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), which the
Constitution of the Republic consecrates as the "the highest leading
force of society and the State."

The man who was never absent from our television screens and newspaper
pages for more than 48 hours has failed to appear since 27 February. An
absence that feeds rumors among a people accustomed to giving more
importance to a lack of news than to the news itself. But above all, it
is a disappearance that comes at a bad time for the Plaza of the Revolution.

It is less than a year before Raúl Castro leaves his office as president
and every day the uncertainty of who will relieve him in his post
increases. Machado Ventura's departure from the game would force the
hurried naming of a second secretary of the PCC and put a face to one of
the most jealously guarded mysteries of recent years.

The next few weeks could be of momentous importance for clearing up this
question. If the first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, assumes the
second position in the Party it will prolong the tradition of
concentrating in a single person the highest positions in the
country. To choose among other names, such as Bruno Rodríguez, Lázaro
Expósito or Salvador Valdés Mesa, could open a bicephalic route,
unprecedented in communist regimes.

For decades, all power was concentrated in Fidel Castro, who placed his
brother in the rearguard of his countless positions. In 2006, already
with serious health problems, the Maximum Leader had to step away from
public life and Raúl Castro inherited that conglomerate of faculties
that placed him at the head of the Party and the State.

Nevertheless, during the Raul era "second positions" have
bifurcated. The first vice-president is no longer the same person as the
second secretary of the PPC, among other reasons so that no one person
could completely replace the General-President. A measure of protection,
but also an evidence of the lack of confidence of the historical
generation in its relief team.

In this new structure, Machado Ventura remained second in the
Party. Machadito, as his friends call him, has cultivated a public image
as the ayatollah and custodian of ideological purity. An orthodoxy that
in the Cuban case does not cling to the dogmas of Marxism-Leninism but
to the voluntarist* doctrine of Fidelismo.

Analysts blame this iron-fisted goalkeeper's presence at the top of the
pyramid on Fidel Castro's express wish, placing him behind his brother
to prevent the latter from veering from the path. This is how a man who
once qualified in medicine became, according to Soviet terminology in
the times of perestroika, the "braking mechanism" on the reforms Raul
Castro might have pushed.

Machado Ventura earned his reputation for immobility through
prohibitions and punishments. He was in charge of leading the provincial
assemblies prior to the last Communist Party Congresses, confabs where
the principle agreements were hatched, the delegates chosen and where
the key points of the Party Guidelines that today are the "sacred
commandments" of Raulismo were committed to.

However, that role seems to have come to its end. The man who ordered
the dismissal of high-level cadres and for decades banned Christmas
trees in public establishments has left the scene. Missing with him are
his harangues calling for efficiency and his visits to workplaces where
he advocated greater discipline and sacrifice.

It remains possible that Machadito – the guardian of orthodoxy – will
reappear at any moment like the phoenix, and leap between the furrows to
explain to farmers how to plant sweet potatoes or arrive to instruct
the engineers of some industry how to make better use of their
resources. The followers of the hard line would receive that return with
relief.

Translator's note: Voluntarism is the view that revolutionaries can
change society by means of will, irrespective of economic conditions.
Source: David Priestland, Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization.

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14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 27 March 2017 — Just a month ago his face disappeared from the Cuban government’s family photo. The last time he was seen, Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura handed out orders in an extensive agricultural area of ​​Pinar del Río. Four weeks later, no official media has offered an explanation for the absence … Continue reading "A Month Without Machado Ventura" Continue reading
Evangelical Churches Booming In Cuba Amid Tensions
March 27, 2017 7:47 AM

HAVANA (CBSMiami/AP) — Fidel Castro's government punished Rev. Juan
Francisco Naranjo and sent him to two years of work camp for preaching
in Cuba where atheism was law. For years, Naranjo's church was almost
abandoned, with just a handful of people daring to attend services.

Naranjo died in 2000 but on a recent Sunday, his William Carey Baptist
Church was packed and noisy. Government doctors treated disabled
children at a clinic inside. A Bible study group discussed Scripture in
one corner of the building before a service attended by 200 of the faithful.

"In the 1960s, the few brothers and sisters who came here had to hide
their Bibles in brown-paper covers," said Esther Zulueta, a 57-year-old
doctor. "It's night and day."

Trump administration officials have repeatedly said religious freedom is
one of the key demands they will make of Cuba when they finish reviewing
former President Barack Obama's opening with the island. The
administration has never been more specific, but outside groups have
accused Cuba of systematically repressing the island's growing ranks of
evangelicals and other Protestants with acts including the seizure of
hundreds of churches across the island, followed by the demolition of many.

An Associated Press examination has found a more complicated picture.
Pastors and worshippers say Cuba is in the middle of a boom in
evangelical worship, with tens of thousands of Cubans worshipping
unmolested across the island each week.

While the government now recognizes freedom of religion, it doesn't
grant the right to build churches or other religious structures. It has
demolished a handful of churches in recent years, but allowed their
members to continue meeting in makeshift home sanctuaries. And like the
Roman Catholic Church, the island's dominant denomination, evangelical
churches have begun providing social services once monopolized by the
Communist government.

"There's a revival of these churches, of the most diverse denominations
in the country, and all of them are growing, not just in the number of
members, but in their capacity to lead and act in society," said
Presbyterian pastor Joel Ortega Dopica, president of Council of Churches
of Cuba, an officially recognized association of 32 Protestant
denominations. "There is religious freedom in Cuba."

Clergy and academics say Cuba's 11 million people include some 40,000
Methodists, 100,000 Baptists and 120,000 members of the Assemblies of
God, which had roughly 10,000 members in the early 1990s, when Cuba
began easing restrictions on public expressions of religious faith. The
church council estimates there are about 25,000 evangelical and other
Protestant houses of worship across the country. About 60 percent of the
population is baptized Catholic, with many also following Afro-Cuban
syncretic traditions such as Santeria.

Naranjo was part of that opening. After the work camp, he returned to a
church whose worshippers were barred from many state jobs. A thaw began
in 1984 when visiting American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson
stunned Cuba by taking Fidel Castro to a Protestant church service. In
1990, Naranjo was among a group of pastors who met with Castro to push
for a greater freedom, and his own church worked on building ties
between religious groups and the Communist Party.

The opening culminated in the 1998 visit of Pope John Paul II, which led
to new liberties for both Catholic and Protestant worshippers.

The Cuban constitution now recognizes freedom of religion, but the law
is silent on the issue of church construction. In a system where the
government has long monopolized public life, virtually all activities
are presumed illegal unless the law says otherwise. Authorities in some
areas have prohibited new churches, even as they allow worship in
religious buildings erected before Cuba's 1959 revolution.

The London-based advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide issued a
report alleging the Cuban government committed 2,380 violations of
religious liberty in 2016, most linked to the declaration of 2,000
Assemblies of God churches as illegal, with 1,400 in process of
confiscation. The group says it based that information on a source
inside Cuba whom it would not name.

Juan Whitaker, the Assemblies of God's treasurer in Cuba, told The
Associated Press this month that none of its churches had been declared
illegal or were at risk of confiscation.

David Ellis, regional director for Latin America and Caribbean for world
missions of the Missouri-based General Council of the Assemblies of God,
told the AP, "We are in ongoing contact with the Cuba Assemblies of God
leadership and they have not reported any churches being confiscated.
Neither have they reported that churches have been threatened with
confiscation."

Kiri Kankhwende, a spokeswoman for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said
its assessment hadn't changed and any statement to the contrary could be
explained by official pressure on churches in Cuba.

Christian Solidarity has also cited the case of Juan Carlos Nunez, a
minister in the Apostolic Movement in the eastern city of Las Tunas,
while other religious freedom advocates have cited the case of Bernardo
de Quesada, in the eastern city of Camaguey, as examples of religious
persecution.

Both men told the AP that churches they built in the yards of their
homes were demolished by the government because they were constructed
without permits. Both continue leading services inside their homes,
where hundreds of worshippers gather each week.

"They tolerate me, but they don't accept me," said de Quesada. "I'm not
shutting up or leaving. We have passion and no one will stop us."

Nunez said he was sentenced to a year of house arrest after neighbors
complained about speakers he set up to boost the sound of services in
his home. He blamed the situation on the vague status of new churches in
Cuban law.

"If there were a law on church activities, none of this would happen and
everything would be clear," he said.

Even so, churches are working on projects that once would have been
forbidden to them, including efforts on AIDS prevention, sustainable
agriculture, renewable energy, medicine distribution, training of farm
workers and disaster relief.

"The Cuban authorities have understood the necessity of our presence and
dialogue with the government, which still continues, even if we don't
always agree," said the Rev. Dorilin Tito, a 38-year-old pastor at
William Carey Baptist Church.

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Reinaldo Escobar

Hace justo un mes que su rostro desapareció de la foto de familia del Gobierno cubano. La última vez que fue visto, el vicepresidente José Ramón Machado Ventura repartía órdenes en una extensa zona agrícola de Pinar del Río. Cuatro semanas después, ningún medio oficial ha ofrecido explicaciones sobre la ausencia del segundo hombre más poderoso de la Isla.

Con 86 años, este villaclareño nacido en San Antonio de las Vueltas ha estado tras las espaldas de Raúl Castro por más de un lustro, desde su cargo de segundo secretario del Partido Comunista, que la Constitución de la República consagra como "fuerza dirigente superior de la sociedad y del Estado".

El hombre que nunca se ausentaba por más de 48 horas de las pantallas y las páginas de los diarios lleva sin aparecer desde el pasado 27 de febrero. Una ausencia que alimenta los rumores en una población acostumbrada a darle más importancia a la falta de noticias que a la noticia misma. Pero sobre todo, es una desaparición que llega en un mal momento para la Plaza de la Revolución.

Falta menos de un año para que Raúl Castro abandone el cargo como presidente y cada día aumenta la incógnita de quién lo relevará en su puesto. La salida del juego de Machado Ventura obligaría a precipitar el nombramiento de un segundo secretario del PCC y a ponerle rostro a uno de los misterios más celosamente guardados de los últimos años.[[QUOTE:Las próximas semanas pudieran ser de trascendental importancia para despejar esta interrogante]]Las próximas semanas pudieran ser de trascendental importancia para despejar esta interrogante. Si el primer vicepresidente, Miguel Díaz-Canel, asume el segundo puesto del Partido se prolongará la tradición de concentrar en una sola persona los máximos puestos del país. De elegirse entre otros nombres, como Bruno Rodríguez, Lázaro Expósito o Salvador Valdés Mesa, se podría abrir una ruta bicéfala, inédita en los regímenes comunistas.

Durante décadas, Fidel Castro concentró todos los poderes y ubicó en la retaguardia de sus incontables cargos a su hermano. En 2006, ya con graves problemas de salud, el Máximo Líder debió alejarse de la vida pública y Raúl Castro heredó ese conglomerado de facultades que le otorgaban estar a la cabeza del Partido y del Estado.

Sin embargo, durante la era raulista se bifurcaron los "segundos cargos". El primer vicepresidente no era ya la misma persona que el segundo secretario del PCC, entre otras razones para que nadie pudiera sustituir totalmente al General. Una medida de protección, pero también una evidencia de la poca confianza de la generación histórica en su relevo.

En esa nueva estructura, Machado Ventura quedó de segundo hombre en el Partido. Machadito, como le dicen sus amigos, ha cultivado una imagen pública de ayatolá y velador de la pureza ideológica. Una ortodoxia que en el caso cubano no se apega a los dogmas del marxismo-leninismo sino a la doctrina voluntarista del fidelismo.[[QUOTE:Su reputación de inmovilista se la ganó Machado Ventura a golpe de prohibiciones y castigos]]Los analistas achacan la presencia en la cúpula de este férreo cancerbero a un deseo expreso de Fidel Castro, que lo colocó detrás de su hermano para evitar que se separara del camino trazado. Así fue como el hombre que una vez se graduó de medicina se convirtió, según la terminología soviética de los tiempos de la perestroika, en el mecanismo de freno de las reformas que pudiera impulsar Raúl Castro.

Su reputación de inmovilista se la ganó Machado Ventura a golpe de prohibiciones y castigos. Fue el encargado de dirigir las asambleas provinciales previas a los dos últimos congresos del PCC, unos conciliábulos donde se cocinaron los acuerdos principales, se eligieron los delegados y se ataron los puntos nodales de unos lineamientos que son hoy los "sagrados mandamientos" del raulismo.

Sin embargo, ese protagonismo parece haber llegado a su fin. El hombre que ordenó destituciones de cuadros de alto nivel y prohibió hace dos décadas la instalación de árboles de Navidad en establecimientos públicos ha salido de escena. Se echan de menos sus arengas llamando a la eficiencia y sus visitas a centros productivos donde abogaba por mayor disciplina y sacrificio.

Aunque es posible que Machadito -el guardián de la ortodoxia- reaparezca en cualquier momento como el ave fénix, saltando entre los surcos mientras explica a los campesinos cómo sembrar boniatos o a los ingenieros de alguna industria cómo aprovechar mejor los recursos. Los seguidores de la línea dura recibirán, con alivio, ese regreso.

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Aquel salón de Montevideo reposó en las almohadas de la disertación hasta que alguien dijo "políticos profesionales", acaso con desdén. Sonó desapasionado. El orador entonaba sin énfasis y el desaire hasta parecía sutil.

Alguien, un ponente del coloquio "Sociedad civil y democracia. Los retos de Cuba y las experiencias latinoamericanas", dijo "políticos profesionales", acaso con sorna, mirando de soslayo al auditorio, pero no terminó la frase.

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Madre de gemelas hospitalizadas por huelga de hambre, desesperada por situación de sus hijas La opositora dijo que el reporte médico de Anairis Miranda Leyva “es grave”, la tienen esposada a la cama y no le están poniendo sueros. La joven ha dicho que prefiere “morir antes que regresar a prisión”. La madre de tres […] Continue reading
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Bajo el lema "Fidel vive, la revolución sigue" fue realizado el sábado en la capital española un homenaje al recién fallecido gobernante, previamente promocionado en redes sociales desde el Gobierno en el municipio de Madrid.

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From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba
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Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM
Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 9:54 PM

1959 – After years of fighting, Fidel Castro succeeds in overthrowing
the authoritarian government of Fulgencio Batista. Castro launches a
series of reforms, including the nationalization of private property and
business and improvements to health, education and infrastructure.
1960 – The U.S. imposes an embargo on all exports to Cuba except food
and medicine.
1961 - Around 12,000 Cuban exiles backed by the CIA land in the Bay of
Pigs in a bid to overthrow the Castro government. The invasion fails
almost immediately and Cuba eventually sends more than 1,100 captured
militants back to the U.S. in exchange for $53 million in food and medicine.
2008 – An ailing Fidel Castro announces his resignation as president.
His brother, Raul, takes over, promising in his inauguration speech to
lift some restrictions on freedom. The same year, Cubans are allowed to
use cellphones and send text messages for the first time.
2010 – Raul Castro announces the elimination of 500,000 government jobs
and promises to allow more private business licenses, signaling a shift
toward a more significant private economy.
2011 – Cuba legalizes private sale of homes and used cars for the first
time in half a century. President Barack Obama loosens restrictions on
travel to Cuba.
2013 - Cuba ends a longstanding policy requiring any citizen wishing to
travel abroad to obtain a government permit and letter of invitation.
Cuban passports are still expensive, though, leaving them out of reach
for many.
2014 - Cuba and the U.S. agree to exchange prisoners, re-establish
economic ties and begin easing some elements of the embargo. Cuba takes
steps to open the country for foreign investment.
2015 – Cuban and the U.S. reopen embassies in each other's countries.
2016 – Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90.
2017 – U.S. ends the "wet-foot-dry-foot" policy that had allowed Cuban
exiles who reached American soil to seek permanent residency.
2018 – Raul Castro is due to step down as president. His expected
successor, Miguel DÍaz-Cane, was born the year following the Cuban
Revolution.

Source: From revolution to Raul: A brief history of Cuba -
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FAKE NEWS

This title is now a common phrase in our daily living. But in reality
had been around since many years back.

When I was living peacefully in my native Country (Cuba) Bohemia
Magazine, José Pardo Llada, Mario Kuchilán and others in the media were
expelling their lies to make the Cuban people to succumb to their
extermination by the Communists when they were embracing the lies
fabricated by future Dictator Fidel Castro Ruz.

When Fidel Castro Ruz ordered the hijacking of the Cubana de Aviación
airplane who left Florida to Cuba on November 1, 1958, where my cousin
Ruskin Medrano, the pilot of the aircraft, was assassinated by the
hijackers, they were putting out the fake news that the airplane was
trying to join the rebels of Fidel Castro Ruz in the Sierra Maestra.

During the years of the Communist Tyranny in Cuba newspapers like The
New York Times, The Times Picayune and The Houston Chronicle, among
others, have been poisoning the mind of the American people with "FAKE
NEWS". In February, 1948, Fidel Castro Ruz assassinated my cousin Manolo
Castro who was the Director of Sports in Cuba and a former President of
the Federation of Students at Havana University. The New York Times
presented to the world Fidel Castro Ruz as a new Robin Hood and as a
savior democratic leader.

When in November 22, 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald carried out the plan
organized by the Communist terrorists in Cuba and assassinated President
John F. Kennedy the American Communists carried out one of the most
biggest FAKE NEWS plans in order to exonerate Dictator Castro and
disseminated hundreds of false theories placing the blame on the
anti-Castro Cubans, President Lyndon Johnson, the CIA, the Pentagon,
anti-Communist Americans, and hundreds of stupid theories, all false, in
order to destroy the USA.

When Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by a Muslim follower of Fidel
Castro Ruz the FAKE NEWS ignored the facts of Sirham Sirham attending a
pro-Castro meeting.

When a divorced Cuban mother died escaping from Castro's hell and her
son survived, the FAKE NEWS started a campaign to return the son to his
father in Cuba. Finally President Bill Clinton criminally returned the
son to Castro's reign of terror.

President Jimmy Carter became a good friend and collaborator of Dictator
Fidel Castro. The FAKE NEWS presented Jimmy Carter as a Christian.

President Barack Hussein Obama finally went to Cuba to pay respect to
the Dictator and the FAKE NEWS portrayed him as a wise USA President
solving the Cuban problem.

Fulgencio Batista was in power less than six years. The Communist
Dictatorship has been in power in Cuba for 58 years and the FAKE NEWS
don't tell you that in 1958 Cuba was one of the 3 tops Countries in
Latin America and that today is one of the 2 worse Countries in Latin
America disputing the last place with Haiti.

The FAKE NEWS don't tell you that in 58 years the Cuban People haven't
have a chance to vote in FREE elections. The FAKE NEWS don't tell you
that more than ONE MILLION Cubans have died in exile during those years.
The FAKE NEWS don't tell you about the thousands of Cubans assassinated
by the Communists.

I don't want more blood to be spilled in Cuba. Most of the assassins are
already dead. Many of the criminals are already living in the USA or
have died out of Cuba. The majority of the Cuban People was stupid
enough to support Fidel Castro Ruz at the time when Batista was forced
to leave Cuba by President Eisenhower.

It is time that the FAKE NEWS are stopped by the American Press that is
not Communist. We know that envy is a great human sin. The Communists
and the Muslims want to destroy the USA. For the sake of this Nation,
for the sake of our descendants we have to stand firm and when the press
fake the news we have to be brave enough to call them FAKE NEWS.

God bless the USA. God bless all the Americans who have died all over
the world fighting for freedom. And I pray to God to punish those who
stab us in the back printing FAKE NEWS.

March 24, 2017

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