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14ymedio, Bertha K Guillen, Candelaria, 18 October 2017 — A year ago the smell of guava filled the road where Santiago Hernandez was waiting for the state company Acopio (Collection) to sell the fruit he produced. With the passing of days the flies showed up and the smell turned to rot, but the truck never appeared. Now, … Continue reading "“The State Doesn’t Pay Me, So I Sell On My Own,” Say the Candelaria Guajiros" Continue reading
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Raúl Castro envió un mensaje de felicitación a su más cercano aliado, Nicolás Maduro, por la "victoria" del chavismo en las elecciones regionales celebradas el pasado domingo y que la oposición ha desconocido.

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… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro’s government … continue to exchange information with Cuban investigators,” said the diplomatic cable … its diplomats from Cuba and kicking out 15 Cuban diplomats in the … was no reaction from the Cuban Embassy in Washington to Trump … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro’s government … ’s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … previous administration’s rapprochement with Havana tweeted: “Trump’s own State … pointed to Cuba’s tight control over security in Havana and its … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
… has avoided casting blame on Cuban President Raul Castro's … ;s ambiguous allegation against the Cubans was likely to increase tensions … pointed to Cuba's tight control over security in Havana and … . "We believe that the Cuban government could stop the attacks … Continue reading
Cuba chill in the midst of mysterious attacks on diplomats in Havana, Cuba … and relations with Cuba follow that same pattern.” Cuban leader Raul Castro … alleged attacks on diplomats in Havana, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez was … modernize the Cuban army. All this movement between Moscow and Havana has … 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
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 12 October 2017 — Russia is again aiding Cuba and, as with the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, the aid comes in the form of oil. Moscow is trying to compensate for the collapse of Venezuelan shipments, but part of the bill comes from Caracas, says Jorge Piñón, director of … Continue reading "Venezuela Finances Russian Oil Coming To Cuba" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 9 October 2017 – A sober ceremony this Sunday was the official tribute for the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Cuban first vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez deliver the main speech in the city of Santa Clara and called the information about the acoustic attacks suffered by US diplomats in … Continue reading "Cuban VP Diaz-Canel Calls “Acoustic Attacks” Issue “Extraordinary Humbug”" Continue reading

Si algo ha mostrado claramente la crisis causada por los ataques contra los diplomáticos de EEUU en La Habana es la incapacidad, la mala voluntad y la soberbia del dictador Raúl Castro, de su hijo Alejandro, el Fouché cubano, como zar de los servicios de inteligencia y contrainteligencia, y de la elite militar que los arropa en el poder.

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La contigüidad de la sepultura de Fidel Castro al mausoleo de José Martí en el cementerio santiaguero de Santa Ifigenia era ya una representación de La historia me absolverá y el reparto de las autorías intelectual y factual que el primero estableciera para justificar su ataque al cuartel Moncada.

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14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 9 October 2017 – Months ago, surrounded by strict discretion, the remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales were exhumed in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba. The operation was led by the same specialist who, two decades ago, led the search for the remains of Ernesto Che … Continue reading "Cuban Authorities Secretly Disinter Remains of Céspedes and Grajales" Continue reading
… by Cuban president Raul Castro, was held in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.   Tribute to Cuban Independence Heroes … and former President Fidel Castro. Havana’s Historian, Eusebio Leal, delivered … island nation. The Historian of Havana recalled that next year will … Continue reading

El Gobierno procedió este martes al traslado de los restos de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Mariana Grajales para acercarlos a la tumba de Fidel Castro dentro del cementerio de Santa Ifigenia como anunció, durante un acto político y ceremonia militar que presidieron Raúl Castro y otras altas figuras de la cúpula del régimen, recogió el leer más

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¿Intentaba mediante su ausencia enfrentar a los dirigentes-sucesores con los problemas y la toma de decisiones? Continue reading
Thousands of Cubans have paid tribute to the … was a key figure in Cuba's uprising against the … helped to liberate in 1959. Cuban President Raul Castro led tributes … , and were later transferred to Cuba in 1997. Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 3 October 2017 — Kenya and Mozambique indefinitely suspended their collaboration with Cuban medical services which were under contract in both countries. The announcement was “restricted information” distributed through emails send to the heads of all the provincial health services, between 25-27 September, according to Marti Noticias. The sudden action is a … Continue reading "Cuban Medical Collaboration Suspended in Kenya and Mozambique / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
… of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils … Villa Clara, representing the entire Cuban population, gathered at Ernesto Che … love for the Heroic Guerilla. Cuban and July 26 flags adorned … Continue reading
Santa Clara, Cuba, Oct 8 (rhc) Cuban president Raul Castro headed today … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 6 October 2017 — On Friday, 29 September, a light intermittent drizzle and overcast sky lent a mournful touch to the area around the United States Embassy in Havana. The six-story building with tinted glass and stone-clad facade, where every morning hundreds of people line up for consular appointments and dozens of dissidents … Continue reading "What Cubans Say About the Partial Closure of the US Embassy / Iván García" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2017 — Cuban dissident Darsi Ferret, who has lived in the United States since 2012, was found dead Saturday in West Palm Beach, as confirmed to 14ymedio by his colleagues and family. Ferret, 47, a doctor, was at a local television station planning to launch in that Florida city when he died in … Continue reading "Darsi Ferret Dies in Miami" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 3 October 2017 — “The worst thing after a hurricane is that the food is lost,” says high school teacher Liana, 37, after making the rounds of several farmer’s markets and stores in the old part of Havana. “There are no eggs in the whole city, not even a package of hotdogs. More … Continue reading "The Cold War Returns to Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading
… . Top Cuban officials, including Cuban President Raul Castro, have denied any Cuban involvement … blame Cuba for the attacks, a State Department official said Cuban officials … . Diplomats in Havana that handle American citizen services, analyze Cuba's … Continue reading
… in Cuba.For months, starting late last year, US diplomats in Havana … . Top Cuban officials, including Cuban President Raul Castro, have denied any Cuban involvement … expected staff reductions at the Cuban embassy in Washington would also … the thousands of Cubans in the US applying for Cuban passports to … Continue reading
… at the US Embassy in Havana after the US ordered home … in Cuba. For months, starting late last year, US diplomats in Havana … . Top Cuban officials, including Cuban President Raul Castro, have denied any Cuban involvement … the thousands of Cubans in the US applying for Cuban passports to … Continue reading

The Cuban regime has not yet denied the existence of acoustic attacks against foreign diplomats in Havana. Rather, it has stated that it has no explanation for what has happened, and has shown interest in an in-depth investigation of the incidents, but without recognizing any responsibility for them, even though these attacks took place on Cuban soil and affected people to whom it is obligated to offer protection. 

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14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 1 October 2017 — To avoid losing his sanity, Daniel Llorente sweeps the floor of the psychiatric hospital in Havana with a broom. Llorente trained in automotive mechanics in East Germany, and five months ago the activist was arrested while waving the American flag in the May Day parade in the … Continue reading "“The Man With the Flag” Marks Five Months Detention" Continue reading

More than 20 foreign diplomats and their families (including several children) recently suffered acoustic attacks in Cuba, leaving lasting effects. If it had been only US personnel, Cuba's official propaganda would have dismissed it all as imperialist ploys and offered other excuses. But among those affected were diplomats from a nation with little history of confrontation with the island's regime: Canada.

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El régimen cubano no ha negado hasta ahora la existencia de ataques acústicos contra diplomáticos extranjeros en La Habana. Ha dicho no tener explicación para lo ocurrido y ha mostrado interés en profundizar en una investigación de los hechos, pero ha declarado no tener responsabilidad en ello, pese a que esos ataques han tenido lugar en el territorio nacional y han afectado a personal al cual estaría obligado a ofrecer protección. 

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El general Castro ha asegurado que en el 2018 dejará la jefatura de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros.

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… photo, Cuba President Raul Castro speaks during a rally in Havana, Cuba. Raul … U.S. diplomats in Havana without ordering Cuban diplomats to leave the … U.S. embassy in Havana, after the Cuban government failed to ensure … in Havana demonstrates just how "untrustworthy and malicious" the CubanContinue reading
… photo, Cuba President Raul Castro speaks during a rally in Havana, Cuba. Raul … U.S. diplomats in Havana without ordering Cuban diplomats to leave the … U.S. embassy in Havana, after the Cuban government failed to ensure … in Havana demonstrates just how "untrustworthy and malicious" the CubanContinue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 29 September 2017 — In a country like Cuba, where regional conflicts don’t surpass the resounding insults during a ball game, secessionism sounds like a distant subject. However, the ruling party has not hesitated for more than half a century to support annexation or separatism efforts in other nations based on ideological … Continue reading "Two Referendums, Different Perspectives" Continue reading
… photo, Cuba President Raul Castro speaks during a rally in Havana, Cuba. Raul … photo, Cuba President Raul Castro speaks during a rally in Havana, Cuba. Raul … in Havana, Cuba. Two more American diplomats who served in Cuba are affected … families, without exception," the Cuban government previously said in a … Continue reading
… a significant impact on the Cuban economy, which relies heavily on … notified Cuba of its decision through its embassy in Washington. The Cuban … in Cuba Although the Trump administration has refrained from blaming the Cuban … , when then-President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a … Continue reading
… Vidal speaks to reporters in Havana, Cuba. The Trump administration will press … re-opened Embassy in Havana. U.S. diplomats will host Cuban official Josefina … Vidal speaks to reporters in Havana, Cuba. The Trump administration will press … the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, speaks in Atlanta. Raul Castro … Continue reading

Más de una veintena de diplomáticos extranjeros y sus familiares (incluyendo varios niños) han sufrido en Cuba ataques acústicos que les han dejado secuelas. De haber sido solamente personal estadounidense, la propaganda oficial cubana se habría dedicado a hablar de maniobras imperialistas y otras excusas por el estilo. Pero entre los afectados existen diplomáticos de una nación con escaso historial de enfrentamiento al régimen de la Isla: Canadá.

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Serán multitudes de cubanos que se echarán a la vía pública para reclamar su derecho a tener una vida digna Continue reading