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    They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […] Continue reading
    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading
    INSIDE CUBA’S INTENSE ICE CREAM OBSESSION In a country that’s dealt with decades of rationing, ice cream is the public luxury. Sit down for your 15-scoop serving BY HAMISH ANDERSON Havana—beautiful, decaying, perfumed by diesel fumes and sweet sea air—is a challenging place for an outsider to come to grips with, even after repeated visits: […] Continue reading
    UNCOVERING GAY HAVANA, CUBA After a 45-minute flight, we land on the cracked-concrete runway of José Martí International Airport, walk off the plane onto a seemingly deserted airstrip, and are greeted by a white bust of revolutionary José Martí. BY JOSEPH PEDRO In old Havana there is a tree that’s said to be older than […] Continue reading
    Cuba still ‘very far from a normal pastoral situation’ after papal visit By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News 10/11/2015 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Pope Francis warmly received during Cuban visit, in spite of heavy workload that remains After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward […] Continue reading
    For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope – but will it last? HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 9, 2015–After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in its relationship with the Church and work for the common good, said a representative of an aid group that […] Continue reading
    Blessed be filtered water / 14ymedio, Elvira Fernandez Posted on October 5, 2014 14ymedio, Ciego de Avila, Elvira Fernandez, 26 September 2014 – “This water will satisfy you for today. Jesus will satisfy you for eternity, do you accept him?” it reads above the two taps, in one of the most useful and widely appreciated […] Continue reading
    Imagining Cuba’s future Aug 01, 2014 by Philip Jenkins Cuba is nothing like as central to U.S. policy as it once was, but that may change when the current regime either implodes or accelerates its tentative steps toward liberalization. At present, Cuba survives only on massive hand­outs from Venezuela, which could be curtailed over­night. If […] Continue reading
    Castro’s daughter describes growing up in Cuba By Beth Bellor for the Daily News Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:45 am UNIVERSITY CENTER — Twenty years after leaving Cuba, Fidel Castro’s daughter still associates the country with turmoil. The author of “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba” and niece of current president Raul Castro […] Continue reading
    Cuba: Will More Political Prisoners Be Released?Church Says There Is Still More to Do HAVANA, Cuba, APRIL 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Cuban President Raúl Castro is stating that the process of releasing "prisoners of conscience" has ended, though the archbishopric of Havana noted that there is still work to be done. On April 8, 37 former […] Continue reading
    Viva la revolucion? Cuba fifty years on Half a century after Fidel Castro swept to power in January 1959, Cuba is an island still divided between those clinging to the revolution's ideals and those hoping ever more desperately for change. Leonard Doyle reports Saturday, 13 December 2008 Cuba is an island still divided between those […] Continue reading
    Cuba : Transitions without Endby Dr. Frederic ClairmontGlobal Research, March 21, 2008- 2008-03-20 " The victory of the Revolution is a rampart that ensures thatnever again will Cuba become the most sordid brothel our planet has everknown linked to a criminal gambling and drug infested inferno of thecolonial occupiers." Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, 1 May […] Continue reading
    They can’t believe they’re still in CubaBy Andrés Martinez, Andrés Martinez is editorial page editor of The Times.April 30, 2006 IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG to figure Cuba out. The whole island is a stage putting on a rather austere production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” What’s hard to figure out, as in the play, […] Continue reading
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