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More tough talks ahead as U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations – Accord on embassies just a first step – Other topics: human rights, legal disputes, extradition – Unsettled: 5,913 American claims for expropriated property BY HANNAH ALLAM AND MIMI WHITEFIELD McClatchy Staff WASHINGTON July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba […] Continue reading
Cruise line executives talk Caribbean, Cuba BY HANNAH SAMPSON HSAMPSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/18/2015 2:52 PM 03/18/2015 6:13 PM The Caribbean will remain a key market for the cruise industry, executives said Wednesday, but islands must find fresh ways to stand out and compete as new destinations emerge. Top leaders of Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises USA, Royal […] Continue reading
US says it’s not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works Bradley Klapper | AP January 23 2015 The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said Friday that two days of talks on re-establishing full diplomatic relations had left her with no sense of whether the new U.S. policy […] Continue reading
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
US admits: we’re not sure if new Cuba approach will work Roberta Jacobson, the highest ranking official to visit Havana in more than 30 years, said she had no clearer idea if new policy of engagement will be a success The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in more than three decades has said that […] 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
Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISDEC. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday rejected criticism that he should not have reopened American relations with Cuba because of the nation’s human rights record, saying the historic thaw would give the United States more sway over the […] Continue reading
Requiem for the 10th of December (International Day of Human Rights) / by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 11, 2014 The 10th of December is one of the saddest days. That day the political police – only source of governance in our island – brings out all of its henchmen to suppress dissent. […] 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
Is Cuba Ready to Negotiate with the USA? November 19, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — The governments of Cuba and the United States have maintained a series of negotiations in different areas of common interest for a number of years now. The two countries refer to such talks as “technical” in nature, but they […] Continue reading