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Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to determine the scope of the contest or if the new diplomatic battle will involve only […] Continue reading

‘When I’m 64’: Beatlemania blooms belatedly in Cuba Carlos BATISTA AFP March 22, 2017

More Havana (AFP) – While their American and European peers twisted and shouted to The Beatles in the 1960s, in Cuba childhood sweethearts Gisela and Hector… Continue reading

There’s One Nagging Problem With Airbnb Coming To Cuba BY LAUREN C. WILLIAMS POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2015 AT 2:05 PM

First came Netflix, and as of this week, Airbnb has announced its foray into the newly opened Cuban travel… Continue reading

Is Cuba ready for the business boom? Cuba’s “practically virgin” foreign business scene is drawing increasing interest – with a British trade delegation travelling to Havana at the end of the month. But is Havana ready? By Georgia Birch, Havana7:00AM… Continue reading

U.S. companies cautioned to curb their enthusiasm for trade with Cuba By Michael A. Fletcher April 1 at 6:35 PM

NEW YORK — President Obama’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba are producing a wave of enthusiasm from U.S. firms… Continue reading

The Regime Advances in the “Chinese Internet Model” and Creates Its Own Internet Platform / Diario de Cuba Posted on March 19, 2015 Diario de Cuba, Havana, 19 March 2015 — It prohibits bloggers from publishing “content that is illegal, counterrevolutionary, harmful, threatening, harassing, salacious, defamatory, or vulgar,” among other characteristics. The regime announced this […] Continue reading
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading
The Cuba Deal: How Raúl Castro Duped Obama 2/27/2015 @ 2:14PM GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Néstor T. Carbonell Mr. Carbonell is an international affairs consultant and author of “And The Russians Stayed: The Sovietization of Cuba.” On December 17, following a year and a half of secret negotiations with the Castro regime, President Obama trumpeted […] Continue reading
The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading
Cyber-police and Firewalls to Control Cuban Internet / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on February 19, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, February 15 2015 – Only a few weeks after Barack Obama’s decision to allow American telecommunications companies to offer their services on the Island, Raúl Castro’s government is making it clear that the virtual world […] Continue reading
Cuba Is Teeming With Talent, But Its Film Business Needs Reforms FEBRUARY 19, 2015 | 10:00AM PT Paul Duran Since President Obama eased tensions with Cuba late last year, the film community in the island nation has been optimistic, if cautiously so, about striking new relationships with its counterpart in Hollywood, and hopeful it can […] Continue reading
“It is up to Cubans decide their future” YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Enero 24, 2015 In October of 2013 I had a conversation with Roberta Jacobson, via a Google hangout (videodebate), on democracy, technology and the role of women in activism. On that occasion, we interacted through a screen in the company of internauts interested […] Continue reading
Blurring Boundaries Between Art and Activism in Cuba In Cuba, Artistic Freedom Remains an Open Question By VICTORIA BURNETTJAN. 23, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Of the half-dozen pieces that form Tania Bruguera’s series “Tatlin’s Whisper,” the one that the Cuban government silenced may have resounded most. An attempt by Ms. Bruguera, a New York-based Cuban […] Continue reading
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