‘Dissidents’ left in the cold by Cuba thaw


Por: Daniesky Acosta The vast majority of Cubans inside and outside the country responded with jubilation to the simultaneous announcements by Presidents Obama and Raul Castro on 17 December 2014 about a thaw in US-Cuba relations. Obama’s speech acknowledged that US policy towards Cuba has failed. On 20th January the countries began a round of... Leer más →

GAD funds: How taxpayer money is used?


USAID is determined to deliver funds after scandals AP. Obama wants better relations with Cuba and GAD spending taxpayer money. Obama's speech commitment to two fundamental lines in relations with Cuba, "The free flow of information and support to civil society". These are the two USAID programs to subvert Cuba. What would Cuba with 36... Leer más →

The ‘selfless friendship’ of the Cuban Five solidarity movement


http://stephenkimber.com/ In the sweet afterglow of last month’s historic rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, much has been made of the pivotal roles played by Pope Francis, the Canadian government, New York Times editorialists, various American politicians and their aides, even “sperm diplomacy.” All that is true, of course, but there are other narratives... Leer más →

Marco Rubio’s fury over the Cuba shift shows why Obama made the right move


Por: Dana Milbank*|The Washington Post Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe. The Cuban American legislator, addressing a roomful of reporters and photographers in the Capitol,... Leer más →

Ex-CIA agent pursues «new model of journalism»


A former CIA agent's Virginia company has earned nearly $1 million in contracts with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, since November 2011, records show. That would put the firm, Applied Memetics, in the top spot in earnings in the category of "independent artists, writers and performers." (See "18 million to unnamed foreign contractors").... Leer más →

UNEXPECTED CUBA


By Emily Morris| newleftreview.org What is the verdict on Cuba’s economy, nearly a quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet bloc? The story generally told is a simple one, with a clear message. It describes a cyclical alternation of government policy between moments of pragmatic capitulation to market forces, which account for... Leer más →

WHO Video: Cuban doctors in Liberia (OMS sobre los médicos cubanos en Liberia)


As of 22 October 2014, a delegation of 53 Cuban health workers arrived in Liberia to help fight the Ebola outbreak. The Cuban team consists of nurses, doctors, epidemiologists and intensive care specialists. Having received an initial Ebola training in Cuba, all team members received a second training in Liberia on how to work in... Leer más →

NYT: The Shifting Politics of Cuba Policy


Leer en español (Read in Spanish) By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | NYT There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day... Leer más →

Losing the Senate should make life easier for Obama on Cuba


MIAMI – If we had a ‘Most Wanted’ poster depicting Cuba’s worst enemy in the U.S. Congress it would not be Republican. The title belongs to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey. Menendez was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and is considered one of the more powerful members of that... Leer más →

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