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    Hard times for Cuba’s elderly BY JUAN O. TAMAYO El Nuevo HeraldFebruary 5, 2014 Retired Havana radiologist Lidia Lima says her $14 pension lasts her for only 20 days out of every month. But at the age of 78, she “can’t just invent” a way of joining the growing ranks of Cuba’s private businesses to […] Continue reading
    Posted on Wednesday, 10.02.13 Shifting tactics, dissidents help average Cubans BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM When about 200 owners of horse-drawn carts in the Cuban city of Santa Clara gathered recently outside a government office to protest their stiff taxes, dissident Guillermo Fariñas and a dozen other democracy activists stood with them. The cocheros, who […] Continue reading
    Posted on Thursday, 07.11.13 Cuba’s food ration stores mark 50th anniversary BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban government calls it a “supplies booklet.” Cubans call it a “rations booklet” or simply “la libreta.” Either way, half a century after its creation, the booklet has come to symbolize the epic failure of Cuba’s agricultural sector […] Continue reading
    Will Offshore Oil Lubricate US-Cuba Relations?Editor's Desk | Casey Research | October 28, 2011 2:02 pm Courtesy of Casey Research One of Spain's largest oil companies, Repsol, is gearing up to spud a deep, offshore well in Cuban waters, just 60 miles from the Florida Keys. A huge rig is still en route to the […] Continue reading
    Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10BATTLE AT ESCAMBRAYSurvivors remember bloody battle on 50th anniversaryThe battle became known as the last armed internal combat against the Cuban dictator.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Shot in both legs and right arm, and ringed by Fidel Castro's troops, Agapito Rivera sat in a sugar cane field, pulled out his pistol, lit a […] Continue reading
    Cubans Worry as Economy SuffersNovember 11, 2009 9:17 PMPosted by Portia Siegelbaum Ever since Raul Castro became Cuba's President in February 2008, people—at home and abroad—have been waiting for changes that would improve living conditions on the island. But the changes have been slow coming and there are indications that when they do take place […] Continue reading
    ECONOMY-CUBA:Holiday Blues in Times of CrisisBy Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Jun 23 (IPS) – Anxieties about making ends meet in Cuba areheightened at the start of the summer holiday season, when there isincreased demand for food, transport and electricity, all of which areaffected by restrictions intended to ease the country's economicproblems, intensified by the global recession. […] Continue reading
    Visiting Raúl Castro's CubaSamuel Farber ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the 1959 Revolution, […] Continue reading
    The End of the End of the RevolutionBy ROGER COHENPublished: December 5, 2008 ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived American rule. Bright explosions of spray unfurled […] Continue reading
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007CHAPTER IVCUBA I. COMPETENCE FOR OBSERVING AND EVALUATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN CUBA 84. The authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to observe the human rights situation in Cuba derives from the provisions of the OAS Charter, from the Commission's own Statute, and from its Rules of […] 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
    Publicado el 08-30-2007The Embargo is not to Blame It is inconceivable that there be so many sensible people, or who seem to be sensible, that insist on blaming the American embargo against the totalitarian government of Fidel Castro for the misery, the lack of food and other staples needed in a normal society. That is […] Continue reading

    More on life in Cuba
    Thursday 8th February, 2007 Posted: 16:45 CIT (21:45 GMT)

    'Can I have your bones?' the old woman asked my eight–year–old daughter,
    pointing to the gnawed remains of the chicken leg that had been her lunch.

    Seeing that my daughter was perplexed, the old woman displayed a box of
    chicken bones that… 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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