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Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2018 — When the old Soviet-era truck was parked in front of a pharmacy in Havana’s La Víbora neighborhood, a line of more than thirty people soon formed to acquire some of the medicines unloaded. Nearby, at the entrance of a produce market, dozens of retirees and housewives waited to buy tomatoes. In the … Continue reading "Cuba 2017: Waiting for a Miracle / Iván García" Continue reading
… , has met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Cuba, where she is … of relations between Brussels and Havana as well as international issues … Bank would visit Cuba later this month. Before meeting Cuban Foreign Minister … deal under which Washington and Havana normalized relations, the EU has … Continue reading
¿Existe una facción “desleal” dentro de las fuerzas militares cubanas que busca sacar al hijo de Raúl Castro del juego? Continue reading
EFE / via 14ymedio, Havana, 26 December 2017 — Seven citizens from Pinar del Río province were sent to prison for the crimes of “hoarding and reselling” materials used for the construction of housing, one of the most problematic sectors of the island due to deficit of housing units and poor state of the housing that … Continue reading "Seven "Hoarders" Of Construction Materials Sent To Prison in Cuba" Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 3 January 2017 – Is a ship that has had all its parts replaced still the same ship? The question is known as Theseus’s Paradox and illustrates the European Union’s dilemma with Cuba: Does a dictatorship that moderated its diplomatic language, tried to make peace with its enemy and lost its … Continue reading "Mrs. Mogherini, We Are Still Without Freedom" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 2 January 2018 — The official media are celebrating, right now, a new anniversary of what they insist on calling the Cuban Revolution. The festivities around the 1st of January, when Fidel Castro marked a turning point in the nation’s history, show all the traces of a routine that has exhausted … Continue reading "The Successive Deaths of the Cuban Revolution" Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 13 December 2017  — Time is an indelible and important imprint in any perspective. It is true that Cuba continues to be a country governed by a group incapable of coexisting with the opposition, beating down those who think differently, a criminal state that encourages the rupture of democracy and legality. It is also … Continue reading "The Magnified Danger to Castroism / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
… of congratulations to his counterpart, Cuban President Raul Castro, on the … past few decades. Maduro heralded Cuba as an example of dignity … vital relationship between both the Cuban and Bolivarian revolutions, as well … had existed between late revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro and late … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 30 December 2017 — More than a man who believes, the priest José Conrado Rodríguez Alegre (b. 1951, San Luis, Santiago de Cuba) is a human being who overflows with credibility from every pore of his skin. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 and since then he has managed to reconcile, … Continue reading "Cuban Faces 2017: José Conrado Rodríguez Alegre, Priest" Continue reading
Quiénes forman parte de ese sistema solar, donde el anciano dictador es el centro Continue reading
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La tiranía castrista, que acaba de cumplir 59 años de edad, además del cataclismo que ha significado para los cubanos en todos los sentidos ha impuesto más récords al revés (nefastos) que nadie en América, y a nivel mundial.

En este amargo aniversario resulta oportuno echar un vistazo a algunas de esas plusmarcas. Aquí están los 12 principales récords de la dictadura castrista:          

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Mañana, junto al año 18 del siglo XXI, los cubanos arribaremos a los 59 años del triunfo de la Revolución.

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… holiday of the Republic of Cuba – Liberation Day. On this remarkable … and the friendly people of Cuba peace and prosperity. Ilham Aliyev … Ministers of the Republic of Cuba © Content from this site must … Continue reading
Cubanet, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 22 December 2017 — On the morning of 21 December 2017, it became known in the international media that “the Cuban Parliament” – whose most outstanding feature is not having decided anything at all in its more than 40 years of existence – has “just decided” to extend the presidential mandate … Continue reading "Castro Suspects / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 28 December 2017 — Anyone who knows the Cuban reality even partly knows the role of “drivetrain” played by the so-called mass organizations. Instead of representing the interests of their members before the State, they function as watchdogs of the government’s interests in each of their sectors. The Federation of Cuban Women … Continue reading "When The Labor Union is the Employer" Continue reading
¿Pudiéramos imaginarlo deprimido, angustiado, frustrado, en sus últimos días como jefe de un gobierno en ruinas? Continue reading

Michelle Bachelet realizará en enero una visita oficial a Cuba, invitada por el general Raúl Castro, uno de los últimos viajes que realizará como presidenta de Chile antes de dejar el cargo el 11 de marzo de 2018.

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El cambio de mandato en Washington está cercano a cumplir el año Continue reading
… Alliance for the Americas in Havana, Cuba, on December 14, 2017. (Joaquin … Alliance for the Americas in Havana, Cuba, on December 14, 2017. ... more … Russia: Can Putin save Cuba? When Cuban ruler Raul Castro met recently … by bolstering its radical Cuban allies as Cuba continues to repress its … Continue reading
… Council of the State. The Cuban parliament enacted a proposal that … island last September.  Experts and Cuban dissidents consulted by The Miami … on U.S. diplomats in Havana had prompted the legislature to … upper echelons of power in Cuba.   Other sources stressed that Castro … Continue reading

La aparentemente inexplicable decisión del castrismo de prolongar por otros dos meses el "mandato" de Raúl Castro como jefe de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros es el resultado del incontrolable desmoronamiento del sistema estructurado a la medida del caudillo fallecido y de la incapacidad de sus sucesores para realizar los ajustes y cambios necesarios.

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El general dejará la presidencia de Cuba en bastante peor situación que cuando la asumió Continue reading

Raúl Castro ha anunciado que postergará su retiro como presidente de Cuba. Ya no se irá el 24 de febrero de 2018, sino el 19 de abril. El dictador alega que los inmensos daños del huracán Irma son la causa. En Cuba casi nadie lo cree.

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"Dos meses más o dos meses menos no cambian nada. A fin de cuentas, ellos hacen lo que les da la gana con este país".

El comentario, emitido por una joven habanera, resume la postura de muchos cubanos ante la postergación del proceso que debía acabar en la "elección" de un nuevo presidente.

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14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 22 december 2017 — With the accumulated experience of six decades in power, Raúl Castro knows the political cost of breaching the latest and most widely disseminated of his promises: to leave the country’s presidency on 24 February 2018. Each day he prolongs his presence in that position  goes against the schedule … Continue reading "Another Raul Castro Promise Unfulfilled" Continue reading
HAVANA (AFP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro will step … government will be concluded, and Cuba will have a new president … hit the island in September. Cuba's president is designated … ;s all-powerful Communist Party of Cuba until its next congress scheduled … Continue reading
Havana, December 21 (RHC-Granma)-- The Cuban Communist Party's Central … on Wednesday, December 20th, with Cuban President Raul Castro, First Secretary … Continue reading
HAVANA – Reuters Communist-run Cuba extended the term of its … second and last mandate, and Cuba will have a new president … , the only legal party in Cuba and its guiding force. His … successor to the “historic generation. Cuba, Raul Castro, Havana Continue reading
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Cuban news outlets. Yet observers suggest the powers that be in Havana … attached to its embassy in Havana were the victims of a … Americans traveling to Cuba enacted under Obama. The Cubans, meanwhile, have sent … diplomats of subversive activities in Havana. Continue reading
Los mandamases le siguen sacando lascas al huracán que azotó la costa norte de Cuba a inicios del pasado mes de septiembre. Continue reading
Pugnas dentro del Olimpo verdeolivo habrían frenado su marcha Continue reading
… Castro, 86, as stated by Cuban officials, Thursday.  Castro was reported … appoints the Cuban National Assembly, who in turn chooses Cuba’s next president. On Thursday, Castro told the Cuban lawmakers … sometime signaled the fact that Cuban first Vice President Miguel-Diaz Canel … Continue reading
… .S. diplomats Cuban President Raul Castro reiterated Thursday that Cuba is not … . diplomats here. So far neither Cuban nor American experts have found … deafness, nausea and speech problems. Havana rejected the accusation, initiated an … is highly unpopular among Cubans. Castro reiterated that Cuba is willing to … Continue reading
EFE / via 14ymedio, Havana, 21 December 2017 — The president of Cuba, Raúl Castro, confirmed on Thursday that he will leave office on April 21, after the Cuban Parliament extended his current mandate until that date, a mandate which was due to end on February 24. “When the National Assembly is constituted I will … Continue reading "Raul Castro Confirms He Will Leave the Presidency and Urges Elimination of Dual Currency" Continue reading
Cuban President Raul Castro will step … government will be concluded, and Cuba will have a new president … , at the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba, on December 21, 2017. (Via … ;s all-powerful Communist Party of Cuba until its next congress scheduled … Continue reading
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… historic presidential election in 2018. Cuban leader Raul Castro will remain … the new National Assembly. But Cuba watchers had speculated that he … municipal elections. But analysts and Cuban dissidents recently told the Miami … on U.S. diplomats in Havana set the stage for Castro … Continue reading
… also remaining until then.  Many Cubans and outside observers expect Castro … introduction of private enterprise into Cuba's centrally planned economy … , freedom to travel for most Cubans and the ability to buy … relations," Castro said. The Cuban government said Thursday that after … Continue reading
HAVANA – Raul Castro confirmed on Thursday … of state and government and Cuba will have a new president … ended. Earlier on Thursday, the Cuban Parliament approved extending the current … same reason. According to the Cuban Constitution, a legislative session may … Continue reading