Tag Archives: Ecuador

January 28, 2014

Latin American leaders gather in Cuba for summit

Marc Frank, The Financial Times – In a country famous for its political billboards, Cuba this week prepared to welcome Latin American heads of state to Havana for a regional summit with a new poster showing Cuban President Raúl Castro with a raised fist and the words: “The Revolution continues as always, absolutely no compromise… read more »

November 22, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: As U.S. Marks Solemn Anniversaries, CDA Releases ‘Regime Change’ Documentary

We publish on the day our country remembers the life and death of President John Kennedy. As Secretary  Kerry recently reminded us, we are also days away from the 190th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.  On December 3, Alan Gross will begin his fifth year imprisoned in Cuba, for his part in… read more »

March 5, 2013

Tributes to Hugo Chávez flow from South American leaders

Jonathan Watts, The Guardian – Tributes and condolences after the death of Hugo Chávez have flowed in from South America, where many saw the Venezuelan president as the inspiration behind increased regional intergration and the remarkable political gains of leftwing parties since the Venezuelan president began his “Bolivarian revolution”. Bolivia announced seven days… read more »

August 17, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Ryan’s Conversion on the Road to Havana

Rep. Paul Ryan flip-flopped on Cuba. Before voting to support the embargo in 2007, he opposed sanctions and spoke passionately against them. Now, the Romney campaign and its supporters in Florida have gone to great lengths to reassure their conservative Cuban American base that Ryan isn’t the Cuba contrarian now that he appeared to be less than a decade ago. That’s the end of the story, but not the moral of the story.

April 6, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL News Blast: Losing through intimidation

The political debate over U.S. policy toward Cuba has never been for the faint-hearted.  It’s always raucous, highly emotional, sometimes violent, often absurd, and now increasingly irrelevant. The U.S. is castigated in the region and globally for the policy, and we’re increasingly marginalized – politically and economically – as allies… read more »

April 2, 2012

Ecuador’s president to boycott Americas summit over Cuba’s exclusion

AP-Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa will boycott this month’s Summit of the Americas in Colombia because Cuba is not invited, he told the host in a letter Monday. The announcement by the leftist president makes him the first of 34 invited presidents to decline to attend the April 14-15 summit of… read more »

March 15, 2012

Rafael Correa no asistirá a Cumbre de las Américas

El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, anunció este jueves que no asistirá a la Cumbre de las Américas, que se celebrará en Colombia el 14 y 15 de abril, en protesta por el boicot de Estados Unidos a la participación de Cuba. “Personalmente ya no estoy dispuesto a volver a participar… read more »

March 2, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL News Blast:Diplomacy and Double Standards; Rene Gonzalez’s Humanitarian Request

If you needed another reminder about the double standards of U.S. diplomacy relating to all issues Cuba, this week provided another powerful example. After weeks of conflict with Egypt, and tormenting days of impasse for the families of 16 Americans held in that country as part of a crackdown on… read more »

July 24, 2011

Ecuador expands power agreements

Cuba Standard – In what could be more than $100 million in sales for foreign suppliers of fuel-oil generators to Cuba, Ecuador’s electricity minister signed an agreement under which Cuba will provide 110 megawatts of thermal power to the South American country, official media reported. Two additional agreements, signed by Ecuadorean… read more »

March 2, 2010

Ecuadoran economist talks about U.S.-Ecuador relations

Vinicio Salgado – of the Observatorio de Comercio Exterior – on the importance of the U.S. listening to Latin America