Sunday, October 28, 2018


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Haley demands UN punish Cuba, Bolivia after ‘mob scene’ at US event for Cuban political prisoners

EXCLUSIVE -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. Secretary General take action against the Bolivian and Cuban delegations after they disrupted a U.S. event to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners in Cuba -- damaging U.N. property in the process.
The event on Tuesday, “Jailed for What? The plight of Cuba’s political prisoners,” which took place in the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chamber, descended into chaos when diplomats from the two countries -- including Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorenti -- started banging on tables and screaming slogans in an effort to derail the event. Speakers, including former prisoners and relatives of those currently imprisoned under the communist regime, struggled to be heard over the noise.

The United States said in a statement that is estimates there are 130 political prisoners held by the Cuban government. The campaign it launched on Tuesday was called “Jailed for What?”  

Florida Dem candidate under fire for event inviting rep who praised Castro

Nunez and Alcantara were originally refused their visas on the grounds of insufficient evidence they would be able to support themselves financially during their stay.  CLICK HERE

Trump takes aim at Cuba, holds Havana responsible for Venezuelan crisis

Should Trump then talk to Raúl Castro? I asked — and she immediately and unequivocally answered that yes, he should. CLICK HERE

Despite political winds, Florida Aquarium will keep working with Cuba to save reefs

LPP ARCHIVES = Silencing the Enemy: Cable-cutting in the Spanish–American War

The Cuban government typically organizes mob on the island for actos de repudio, or “acts of repudiation,” in front of the homes of known dissidents to intimidate them into silence. Increasingly, however, Cuban delegates abroad have used the same tactics to silence high-ranking international diplomats at multilateral venues. CLICK HERE

Cuban dissident who carried lengthy hunger strike freed after US call for release

Cuba’s private sector is growing but restrictions generate millions for other countries

Cuba aims higher for coming sugar harvest

Pompeo lambastes Cuba’s ‘childish temper tantrum’ at the U.N.; Cuba lashes back

Last week the United States presented a campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners at the United Nations. Protesting Cuban and Bolivian diplomats drowned out the launch by shouting, chanting and banging their hands on desks.  CLICK HERE

US to counter UN vote on Cuba embargo with amendments calling out human rights abuses

'The Biggest Defeat in Our Nation’s History'—The Cuban Missile Crisis

The U.S. accuses Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which eliminates all ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 300-3,400 miles.  CLICK HERE

Cuba makes debt payment to Western nations, 10 swaps signed

Cuba’s (un)diplomatic behavior cannot go unpunished

Bitter taste for Cuba as it imports sugar for the first time

Thousands of Cubans living abroad have applied for permanent residency on the island

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 A hundred years after the world was devastated by the bat fever virus...CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018


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Group: Cuba frees dissident after US call for release

Cuba accuses Washington of smear campaign over human rights

Cuba routes dispute puts American at odds with Southwest, JetBlue

US: Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, How Guantanamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh Hearings

Cuban president defends art and culture against commodification

U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor To Launch Campaign on Cuba's Political Prisoners at the United Nations

RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago

Statement About Edward Gonzalez, RAND Consultant and Expert on Cuba

New report shows significant drop in agreed 20,000 annual immigrant visas for Cubans

Rockers Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange


Cuba's classic cars aren't cute – they're an enduring symbol of deprivation 

US pulls back Cuba travel warning 

India, Cuba agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy

EFT ARCHIVE = Cuba tests mobile broadband with free access

Detained, grilled, denounced: Tania Bruguera on life in Cuba – and her Turbine Hall show

260 soon-to-be-doctors return to SA from Cuba

Russia emerges as main suspect in mystery of US diplomats' illness in Cuba, according to officials

United States urges Cuba to free jailed dissident on hunger strike

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 “David,” she curtsies, spreading her silk skirt with a perfectly dainty move, and in a blink, also winking at me...CLIC HERE 

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Sunday, October 7, 2018


Hey, De Niro, don’t let the Cuban leader’s charm fool you. He muzzles artists at home.

United States urges Cuba to free jailed dissident on hunger strike

Detained, grilled, denounced: Tania Bruguera on life in Cuba – and her Turbine Hall show

 My father turned me in to the secret police

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says he is banned from Cuba

Conspiracy Theorists Are Embracing A Microwave Theory About US Diplomats Injured In Cuba

The Cuban government wasn’t fixing a pothole, so residents gave it a ‘social purpose’

Ron DeSantis promised Cuban Americans that he will push to indict Raul Castro

Los Angeles Dodgers implicated in S.I. report on Department of Justice investigation

Tupac Shakur 'alive': Man who helped him 'escape US' claims Fidel Castro ordered rapper's passage to Cuba


Cuban Political Prisoner Moved to Medical Ward After over 40 Days of Hunger Strike

  Ottawa teams with brain injury experts as it probes mystery attacks on Canadian diplomats in Cuba

The Mystery Deepens on Those ‘Immaculate Concussion’ Illnesses in Cuba

What Sanctions? Venezuela’s Maduro, Cuban ‘President’ Speak in Harlem Church

At the Root of the Cuban Embassy Mystery: Bad Science Journalism

‘Look Around The World: Socialism Isn’t Exactly Riding High’ – President Trump Rips Socialist Countries

Cuba’s Puppet President at U.N. Attacks Trump Directly: ‘Capitalism’ to Blame for World Ills

Blame Cuba for the Mass Exodus from Nicaragua and Venezuela, not the U.S.

Cuban activists publish manifesto against criminalisation of arts

Little appetite for effort to bolster ag trade with Cuba

EFT ARCHIVES ='Miraculous' sea rescue of man who went overboard

Cuban artist brings strangers together with migrants and menthol

U.S. Coast Guard units stop "rustic" vessel, returns 17 male, female migrants to Cuba

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