Radio Marti reports today that “in an unusual sign of unhappiness that gains support daily dozens of Cubans are demanding better living conditions from the government, and greater transparency, responsibility and efficiency from ministers and government officials.”
[On] Friday, December 7, 2018, Mr. Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, emphasized what he should emphasize. He said that Castros’ Cuba is the origin of all the political disorders in Latin America and that had been the case since 1959.
Doctors and scientists who have evaluated the U.S. diplomats who suffered strange illnesses and brain trauma after mysterious health attacks in Cuba last year said their symptoms "cannot be faked," but they still don't know what caused them, NBC News reports.
Brazil's democracy has proven to be one of the strongest. Its justice system investigated and prosecuted the global corruption "lava jato" with results such as the jail sentence that former President Lula da Silva meets.
A juzgar por los vientos que corren por Cuba, aquellas personas que suelen decir que en la Isla nada cambia deberían comenzar a reconsiderar tal criterio
Perched on cliffs and shorelines, hollowed by fissures, their structures so otherworldly they could inhabit a city by Giorgio de Chirico, Alejandro Campins’ paintings of abandoned bunkers warrant their solo exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana.
President Bush called on Cuban President Fidel Castro to hold free elections in a broadcast beamed at the island on Monday, holding out the olive branch of improved relations if Castro complies and stopping short of demanding the ouster of the Cuban ruler.
After years of telling the world about Fidel Castro’s “admirable humanitarian efforts” to help the sick around the world, many have taken notice that Cuban doctors were being exploited. On the island, Cuban police have visited their families to warn them that doctors who accept Brazil’s offer to pay their full salaries will not be able to see their relatives for eight years. They were not allowed to accompany the doctors as a way to discourage defections. PAHO’s controversial role should be investigated by the international community.
El escándalo en torno de los más de 15,000 médicos cubanos que han trabajado en condiciones de virtual esclavitud en Brasil está creciendo: algunos de ellos planean presentar una demanda en Miami contra la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), con sede en Washington. Afirman que la organización regional no solo supervisó el programa, sino que también se embolsó $75 millones de sus fondos.
By talking only to the Cuban government and ignoring civil society groups, the EU is allowing the Cuban state to continue its programme of repressing democracy and human rights, write Ariadna Mena Rubio, Rosa Maria Payá and Erik Jennische.
For members of the tight-knit community of Canadian diplomats based in Havana, life became terrifying and disorienting last year – and many of them, speaking to the media for the first time, say it has only become more aggravating since mysterious cases of brain injury forced them to return to Canada.
While some continue to echo Havana’s disinformation, the facts cannot be ignored. Political pilgrims and fellow travelers are entitled to their opinions, but not to their own facts.
Recently, Ambassador Vicky Huddleston, a former chief of the United States Interests Section in Havana spoke admiringly about Miguel Diaz Canel, the man hand-picked by General Raul Castro to be president of Cuba.
Inter-American Dialogue asks “What Did Díaz-Canel Accomplish on His U.S. Trip? Amnesty International calls on Cuba to make public evidence against political prisoner on a prolonged hunger strike.
Late last month, Vietnam’s deputy defense minister paid a visit to Cuba. The trip spotlighted the ongoing activity within the military aspect of the relationship amid a key year in the ties between the two countries.
Entre nosotros algunos se deshonran por su egoísmo y su vileza favoreciendo a la tiranía; como en la época de la colonia cuando José Marti, apenas un adolescente le echaba en cara su apostasia a un joven cubano partidario de Espana. Por escribirle una carta Marti fue condenado por sedición y enviado a prision. Marti, como Carlos Ripoll, en cuestiones de Cuba y la libertad era intransigente. Entonces como ahora había cubanos apóstatas, pero como ahora también cubanos con talento y con virtud.
Cuba’s announcement of a new constitution that would remove references to a “communist society” and recognize the right to private property has generated a lot of enthusiastic headlines around the world. But I read the 755 paragraph document, and — trust me — it's no step toward modernization.
Cuba’s new tolerance of gays ignores years of repression & whitewashes rights’ denial today.
According to The Economist, (july 26, 2018), the rewritten Cuban Constitution announced by Havana’s "most striking change is the redefinition of marriage to encompass any two people... Mr Castro’s daughter Mariela, who leads the national sex-education agency, asked for this clause. In a calibrated display of tolerance, the government let evangelical groups protest against the policy publicly—a courtesy withheld from demonstrators demanding political freedoms.
While many have criticized The New York Times editorials on Cuba and its important advocacy of President Obama's concessions to the regime, few have taken notice of The Washington Post's siding with the Cuban people, and with Cuban dissidents and its thoughtful criticism of the Castro's dictatorship.
CBS reports on a visit to Havana by American diplomats this week. CBC should not be surprised that Washington holds Havana responsible for the physical safety of diplomats stationed on the island, including Canadians and Americans. There are now 26 diplomats and19 American citizens with similar symptoms.