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State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/23/2015 7:00 AM 01/23/2015 9:57 PM U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson hosted a group of seven dissidents for breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship […] Continue reading
Change in Cuba policy is a nod to reality By Katrina vanden Heuvel December 23 President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is a decision to recognize reality. For 50 years, the United States has pursued a policy that has failed. The embargo hurt the Cuban people it claimed to help and bolstered the […] Continue reading
How Cubans Make Ends Meet: What New York Times Editorials Miss* / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2014 If someone told you would receive a monthly salary of 350 pesos, the equivalent of $15, for a job as a nighttime security guard at a dilapidated school in a country where credit does not exist […] Continue reading
Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment GENEVA Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:53pm EST (Reuters) – A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in the next 48 hours for treatment in a Geneva hospital, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday. The doctor, identified by Cuban […] Continue reading
Cuban Government: Two Strategies / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 16, 2014 The man looks like himself. That’s why, I don’t hit it off with hate. It’s true, I was born and raised surrounded by men who love to speechify and believe themselves owners of the absolute truth, so much that they imposed it […] Continue reading
Well-Being in Cuba Hides Behind a Visa / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 8, 2014 Although Cecilio, an intensive care doctor, knows it will be hard spending two years in a desolate corner of Africa — a continent now synonymous with Ebola and death — there is no other option at hand for remodeling his […] Continue reading