Cuban Dissidents and Exiles Show Unity in Miami

January 29, 2015 | 2 comments

Cuban dissidents and exiles met in Miami on Wednesday to begin forging a new united front, despite the absence of some of their most prominent figures. “There are many differences, but far from weakening us, they strengthen us in our struggle,” said activist Darsi Ferret.

Miguel Barnet: “Cuba’s Press Should Be Proud To Be Official”

January 28, 2015 | 3 comments

Writer Miguel Barnet believes that the Cuban press should feel proud to be an official government medium. “Don’t worry when people say you work for an official government journal, feel proud and say: ‘I am holding the shield of the homeland.’

American Express Plans to Enter Cuba

January 28, 2015 | 7 comments

The latest economic giant planning to enter the Cuban market is American Express which said it would begin operations in Cuba. No specifics as to dates, etc. were offered.

Fidel Castro Back in the News

January 28, 2015 | 2 comments

While President Raul Castro is off to attend a summit of CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Fidel Castro is back in the news on the island having met on Tuesday in Havana with the Brazilian author and liberation theologist Frei Betto.

Cuban Dissidents Seek Unity in Miami

January 27, 2015 | 6 comments

Cuban dissidents on the island and exiles in Miami took a step today to seek unity despite their diverse criteria on how to “build democracy.”

Cuba-US Trade: Laying the Groundwork

January 27, 2015 | 11 comments

Even though little came out from the first round of talks in Havana between Cuba and the United States, on the other side of the Straits of Florida a movement is developing to land in the Cuban market as soon as possible.

Fidel Castro Says He Doesn’t Trust the USA

January 26, 2015 | 52 comments

“I do not trust the US policy nor have I exchanged a word with them, without this meaning a rejection of a peaceful solution of conflicts and dangers of war,” said Fidel Castro in his first statement since Washington and Havana announced in mid-December that they would resume diplomatic relations.

Russian Spy Ship Docked in Havana Before US-Cuba Talks

January 24, 2015 | 9 comments

Eyebrows went up everywhere on Tuesday (Jan. 20) when a Russian intelligence ship docked in Havana on the eve of the diplomatic talks between Cuba and the United States. Its arrival had not been previously announced by either the Cuban or the Russian government.

US MasterCard Gets OK for Use in Cuba as of March 1st

January 24, 2015 | No Comments »

Starting on March 1, MasterCard credit and debit cards issued in the United States may be used in Cuba, ending one aspect of the blockade on financial transactions imposed by the US Treasury Department.

High-Level US-Cuba Meeting Ends

January 23, 2015 | 29 comments

Roberta Jacobson and Josefina Vidal, diplomats from the United States and Cuba, respectively, decided to begin talks a day earlier than planned. After more than fifty years of confrontation, they decided to have dinner together at a private residence.