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“Nica Act” Reintroduced in US Senate

April 28, 2017 | No Comments »

The draft of the Nica Bill [Nicaraguan Investments Conditionality Act], threatening to impose economic sanctions on Nicaragua in response to the authoritarian drift and corruption of Comandante Daniel Ortega’s regime, was revived this Wednesday for discussion in the US House and Senate.

The Day Trump Won, Depression Hit Me

April 28, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Ana isn’t her real name – it’s been changed to protect her identity. She lives in Donald Trump’s United States with her three children and her husband. All except her are U.S. citizens. Originally from Matagalpa, Nicaragua, her history in the U.S has been one of painful setbacks and disappointments.

Google’s Real Impact in Cuba Today

April 27, 2017 | No Comments »

A news item from the AP news agency has reported that “Google’s GGC nodes finally went active in the last 24 hours”, wrote on Thursday morning Doug Madory, analysis director at Dyn Research which is based in New Hampshire on twitter.

Venezuela Says it Will Leave OAS

April 27, 2017 | No Comments »

Venezuela announced Wednesday that it will leave the Organization of American States (OAS) after the latter approved a Meeting of Consultation of foreign ministers to deal with the situation in the Latin American country, thereby increasing external pressures on Nicolas Maduro’s Government.

Reoffending Cuban Volleyball Players

April 27, 2017 | No Comments »

Less than a month ago, there was a commotion in international sports media outlets after a report was published about the five Cuban volleyball players who are locked up in Finland, complaining about their living conditions and the lack of communication with their families.

A Manipulating Anachronism Relating to Cuba

April 26, 2017 | 7 comments

There isn’t an idea more absurd than the one that stigmatizes neo-colonialism with wanting greater freedom and a market economy, as an example of falling under the US’ radar. There are dozens of countries which have a market economy and democracy and they aren’t subordinated to the US.

The Cuban Series “Street Stories” Circulates Underground

April 25, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The pirated version of “Historias Callejeras” (Street stories), episodes 6 and 7 are now readily available for Cubans eager to see any material which offers an alternative to the boring official TV broadcasts. The show portrays a grim and violent reality on the Havana streets, the flip side of the Moon called Cuba.

Venezuela Needs More than a Breather

April 24, 2017 | 3 comments

“Every day that passes in Venezuela, that country sinks more in poverty, more political positions are polarized and its return to democracy becomes more difficult,” comments the usually pro-Nicaraguan government newspaper El Nuevo Diario in an editorial on Monday.

Nicaragua Anti-Canal Protests Despite Repression

April 23, 2017 | No Comments »

The government’s intention was to prevent the concentration of people. However, the peasants who oppose the Nicaragua canal project managed to group themselves into scattered clusters in four departments of the country: New Guinea, Boaco, Juigalpa and Rio San Juan. They changed strategy and converted a national march into regional protests.

Cuban Filmmakers and Counter-revolutionaries

April 22, 2017 | 1 Comment »

As a result of the decisions recently made by Cuban cultural institutions, along with the Cuban government, to censor the films Santa y Andres by Carlos Lechuga and the documentary Nadie by Miguel Coyula, a worrying phenomenon has come about.