Calendar

May 2018
MTWTFSS
« Apr  
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031 

We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support in paying for servers. Thank you.


Cubaverdad on Twitter

Money

Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen. Photo: AP New York, May 10 (RHC)-- The New York Times is reporting that U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money … Continue reading
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A judge says Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg wrongfully took money from an elderly woman he cares for, but the mayor says he used the money for the woman's benefit, and didn't realize he did anything wrong. As a result, … Continue reading
… any government intentions of importing Cuban doctors. However, recently during the … renewed the possibility of importing Cuban doctors. Although government has not … the government employing Castro’s Cuban doctors is misguided loyalty, unpatriotic … ’s money to Castro’s Cuba. Government would have denied Ugandans … Continue reading
Giuliani gives interview to Sean Hannity on Fox News. Photo: Fox News New York, May 3 (RHC)-- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has directly contradicted his boss, U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that Trump reimbursed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, … Continue reading
BitMart, a premier global digital asset trading platform, registers as Money Transmitter under US FinCEN CAYMAN ISLANDS, CAYMAN ISLANDS, May 1, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- As of April 30th, BitMart Exchange's U.S. office is officially … Continue reading
… them as symbolic figures. Photo Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel … black Cuban, I am against injustice against black people in Cuba?’ ” he … Havana, said racism was a part of daily life for black Cubans … by Cubans without money to buy their own. In Old Havana on … Continue reading
… Black Cuban, I am against injustice against Black people in Cuba?’ ” he … Cuba, and social and educational opportunities generally more present for Black CubansHavana, said racism was a part of daily life for Black Cubans … by Cubans without money to buy their own. In Old Havana on … Continue reading
… push for racial equality. Photo Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel … black Cuban, I am against injustice against black people in Cuba?’ ” he … Havana, said racism was a part of daily life for black Cubans … by Cubans without money to buy their own. In Old Havana on … Continue reading
HAVANA (AP) — Some facts about Cuba: ___ POPULATION: Cuba is the largest island … million people. The capital is Havana. ___ MONEY: There is a … visitors a year, payments for Cuban doctors and other specialists who … other countries, and remittances from Cubans living abroad. The country had … Continue reading
One of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists — a convicted cop-killer and fugitive now believed to be living in Cuba — has some money headed her way from North Carolina after a county-brokered land deal. Joanne Deborah Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, was cut a check for $15,351 by the Superior Court Clerk of New Hanover... 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
… and U.S.-backed Cuban president, Fulgencio Batista. Cuba's next … Pineda Barnet and Evgeniy Evtushnenko, Cuban and Soviet poets, respectively. Financed … both Soviet and Cuban money, "I Am Cuba" is a … construction feels Russian rather than Cuban, for which the film was … Continue reading
… Money Halftime Report,” billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s … ’t listen to the president.” Cuban said, “Well, the fact is … , Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow, mark cuban, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Continue reading
The Havana money changer has his regulars: Cubans who want to travel … isn’t legal in Cuba. He’s Cuban but lives in Mexico … island. Cuba has an awkward dual currency system, with the Cuban peso … difficult for the Cuban economy to advance without unifying Cuba’s currencies … Continue reading
The Havana money changer has his regulars: Cubans who want to travel abroad. American visitors. And, increasingly, Cubans who want to buy U.S. greenbacks and hold on to them. “The … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Iván García, 29 March 2018 — As the cruise ship sits docked at port, two ragged old men lie drunk on top of the seawall. An almost motionless gray-haired man tries to catch fish in the fetid waters of the bay. Around him, several stray dogs fight for the leftovers of a fried chicken that … Continue reading "Cuba Milks the Tourists / Ivan Garcia" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 30 March 2018 — “They sunk us by throwing an anchor against the boat,” recalls Denys Díaz Crespo, a 22-year-old rafter who, together with 15 other young people, sailed from Punta Alegre, in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, on March 17. The group was heading to the United States but the Cuban border guards violently prevented … Continue reading "Cuban Punta Alegre Rafters Denounce Sinking by Border Guards" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 27 March 2018 — The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will maintain the “leading role in Cuban society” and socialism will remain “irrevocable” after the Constitution reform, now underway on the island, is concluded this week by the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, the only political organization allowed … Continue reading "Cuba’s Constitution Reform Will Keep Communist Party As “Leader” Of Society" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 23 March 2018 — On March 15, 1968, two days after the autocrat Fidel Castro finally confiscated the last 55,636 micro-businesses still operating in Cuba, Eusebio, 85, remembers walking with his father and two carpentry assistants to the family business in the Havana’s Santos Suárez neighborhood. “Two blocks before we got to the carpentry … Continue reading ""Revolutionary" Offensive Against Private Work Began in 1959 / Iván García" Continue reading
… her remains to her native Cuba. Lianet Ruiz Denis died at … both from Sagua la Grande, Cuba, a city on the island … about 175 miles east of Havana, and that they are Facebook … Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Pention, 17 March 2018 — The website of the Panamanian Government for visa procedures has collapsed due to extremely high demand, especially from Cubans and Venezuelans. Javier Carrillo, the Migration Director General, has confirmed this to 14ymedio. “We set up this site to offer 50 daily appointments in our Havana consulate, but demand … Continue reading "No More Appointments For Visas To Panama Until The End Of May" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 9 MArch 2018 — From the loudspeaker of a hot filthy state-owned bar in Diez de Octubre, a thirty minute drive from central Havana, Micha’s voice is blaring out — he sings reggaeton like a dock worker. “Twist round tight on your toes,” Micha sings. A couple of mulatas with fat stomachs, with … Continue reading "Cuba: Avoiding Reality / Iván García" 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
Ivan Garcia, 5 March 2018 — The last week was pure hustle and bustle for Yunia, owner of a hair salon in the neighborhood of Cerro, fifteen minutes by car from downtown Havana. After having given birth at 48 to a nine-pound baby girl and while breastfeeding her in an armchair, holding the cordless telephone between her … Continue reading "Private Sector in Cuba, Defenseless in Face of New Restrictions / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 15 March 2018 — The last weeks have been like a heart attack for Luis, the employee who guards the door at the Metropolitan Bank (Banmet) on Galiano Street, in Havana. The flood of customers doesn’t give him a minute’s rest because “people are going nuts changing and saving money” out of fear that … Continue reading "Long Lines at Cuban Banks For Fear of Monetary Unification" Continue reading
EFE via 14ymedio, 7 March 2018 — The Cuban banking system lacks the necessary infrastructure and technology to provide services to the overseas remittance market, which in 2017 totaled 3.575 billion dollars from the United States alone, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a consultant specializing in the Cuban economy. The Miami-based Havana … Continue reading "Cuban Banking System Lacks Infrastructure to Service Remittance Market / 14yMedio" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario J. Pentón, 7 March 2018 — The sound of a phone call broke into the monologue of Maydelin Alfonso Vázquez in the lobby of the Montecarlo hotel, about six blocks from the US embassy in Bogotá. Some of the Cubans staying there, waiting to get an immigrant visa to the United States, listened to the litany of … Continue reading "An Ordeal and More Than 6,000 Dollars to Get a US Visa in Columbia" Continue reading
14ymedio, Ricardo Fernández, Camagüey, 9 March, 2018 — The poor coordination between the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) and the Bank of Credit and Commerce (BANDEC) has meant that the activation of Transfermóvil, the mobile payment service, started off on the wrong foot in Camagüey. Individuals can not use it on their cell phones because, despite having the … Continue reading "Transfermovil Starts Off On The Wrong Foot In Camaguey" Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 March 2018 — The grandmother was beaten by her spouse, the mother lost the sight of an eye from the fist of a drunken husband and she sometimes goes out in the street with sunglasses to hide the bruises. She is one more, among millions of Cuban women, of the many … Continue reading "24 Hours Are Not The Life Of A Woman" Continue reading
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 2 March 2018 – Recently, several media have reported the consummation of another attack by Cuban authorities on the freedom of expression. This time the jealous guardians of political correctness blocked access to the digital magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) – an entertaining and well-written journalism project – in what constitutes … Continue reading "Censorship, El Estornudo and Fung’s “Liberation T-Shirts” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
14ymedio, Carlos A. Torres Fleites, Santa Clara, 2 March 2018 — Twenty or so drivers of horse-drawn carriages in Santa Clara, operating as buses, protested this week in the face of regulatory measures that went into effect this Thursday that restrict the circulation of their horse carts on the city’s central highway. While the authorities claim that … Continue reading "Santa Clara Horse Cart Drivers Protest Restrictions on Street Use" Continue reading

Johana has a small cafeteria in La Víbora, the capital municipality of Diez de Octubre. With it she supports her family, consisting of two teenage children, her husband, and her parents, already retired. She opened the business with the money she received from a medical mission in Venezuela, in 2006.

leer más

Continue reading
14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz, Baracoa, 2 March 2018 — The darkness envelops Baracoa as the bus arrives at the main station. Despite the power outage, a swarm of people approaches to offer the new arrivals rooms for rent and taxis. Before arriving at the terminal, the vehicle loaded with tourists must avoid the bumps of the … Continue reading "Baracoa Struggles to Survive Hurricane Matthew" Continue reading
El gobernador del estado de Carabobo pediría el fin de las sanciones Continue reading
… award-winning American actor (Picture: Getty)Cuba Gooding Jr is a prolific … catchphrase ‘show me the money’? Cuba Gooding Jr in Gladiator, one … martial arts for three years, Cuba turned his attention to acting … .J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Cuba filed for divorce from his … Continue reading
Vicki Huddleston, a career diplomat who was head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, just published a book about her insights and experiences with Cuba. Read an excerpt from "Our Woman in Havana" here. Continue reading
Cubanet, Angel Santiesteban, Havana, February 20, 2018 — The first stage of the Havana’s “International” Book Fair, which this year was dedicated to Chinese culture, has ended. Perhaps it would be better to say it was dedicated to the three or four Chinese individuals who have been tasked with traveling the world, extolling the dictators … Continue reading "The King Is Dead, Long Live the King / Angel Santiesteban" Continue reading
14ymedio, Manuel Díaz Martínez, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 21 January 2018 — Betania Publishers, in print and digital editions, has released the book La familia Loynaz y Cuba, by Luis García de la Torre, with a prologue by the Cuban essayist and professor Alejandro González Acosta, who is living in Mexico. In this book we … Continue reading "The Loynaz Family and Cuba" Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 23 February 2018 — The well-known plastic artist Alexis Leyva Machado, known as Kcho, an emblematic figure of official cultural, was transferred from the house where he was receiving treatment to fight a severe drug addiction to a holding center to legally prosecute him for being involved in various criminal actions. With the … Continue reading "Kcho in the Hands of Raul Castro / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
14ymedio, Santa Clara, 21 February 2018 — The sign has faded over the months and it can hardly be read that the house is for sale. Luisa María, 68, has lived at the same address on San Miguel Street in the City of Santa Clara since she was born. It’s been more than a year since there … Continue reading "Registering Housing, a Badly Handled Task" Continue reading
Iván García, 19February 2018 — Pescao Designs, a project that is intended to offer decorative solutions to foreign businessmen, state-owned operations and small private businesses, began operation five years ago in the house of the founder, on Carmen 16 Street, in La Víbora, a neighborhood 30 minutes by car from the center of Havana. Their … Continue reading "Cuba: Private Enterprise Could Be the Solution / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Eliécer Ávila, Virginia, 19 February 2018 — By now my first child, Elisa, has been born, after having withstood the stress and the ups and downs that we faced as a family during the first months of pregnancy in Cuba. At the beginning we were afraid, because no one manages to completely remove himself … Continue reading "My Experience with the Health Care System in the United States" 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
People protest against the National Rifle Association at the Broward County Court House during the first appearance in court via video link for high school shoo Ft. Lauderdale, Feb 19 (RHC)-- A student from a Florida high school where yet another mass … Continue reading