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Venezuelan oil production is dropping rapidly and the government has no money to buy food, medicines or consumer goods, but there is one item that the socialist regime of President … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Long-time Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra is said to be under house arrest Continue reading
It’s expensive to live in New York. But we big spenders get our money’s worth every summer — with hundreds of free outdoor activities. From movies to fireworks, there’s something to see and do every day that won’t cost you a dime. Here are our picks of this summer’s can’t-miss freebies. Concerts Acts from all... Continue reading
La propuesta de Marco Rubio impide que el dinero de los contribuyentes caiga en manos del régimen de la Isla Continue reading
… , soldiers escorted his ashes from Havana to Santiago, retracing the route … state (though cremation costs money). Cubans pay in other ways. Coffins … at the Colón cemetery in Havana. “I would not allow someone … of Cuba’s ageing population. Of the 24 cemeteries in Havana, all … Continue reading
… on businesses owned by the Cuban military. Story Continued Below After … benefit businesses owned by the Cuban military. Following his tweet, Rubio … owned and controlled by the Cuban military.” Heitkamp, in a statement … Cuba, especially when that money goes into the pocket of the CubanContinue reading
Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary agree … Continue reading
… in persons; bringing Haitians and Cubans, collecting large sums of money … the registration of Haitians and Cubans to vote here “cannot happen … Minister said the Haitians and Cubans would first have to be …   Guyana immigration departure records for Cubans. As far as Haitians are … Continue reading

Vidal Romero - Head of the Political Science Department at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico- has headed a study focused on how a liberalization process in Cuba would affect public safety and illegality.

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… , 2018 at 12:40 AM CUBA — The Allegany County Area Foundation … a $340 grant to the Cuba Circulating Library. The grant money … literacy program to benefit the Cuba community. Marsha Long, a trustee on the Cuba Circulating Library Board, said that … Continue reading
… is connecting with Cubans, or how well the Cuban government is able … estimates were essentially guesswork, since Cubans can be punished for admitting … broadcasts face jamming by the Cuban government. However, despite some efforts … political anger. The Office of Cuba Broadcasting began posting news online … Continue reading
Trump family businesses making big money. Photo: Democracy Now Washington, June 2 (RHC)-- In the U.S., the watchdog group Common Cause is calling for a congressional probe into whether President Donald Trump is abusing his office to enrich his family, … Continue reading
… to travel from Curaçao to Havana Cuba with Sunrise Airways. There is … go explore Cuba by yourself. You can visit historic Havana, churches, cigar … the layout of the city. Havana is large, but the locations … (Cuban money) to help these musicians. You can’t go to HavanaContinue reading
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 /⁨⁩/ -- 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.

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