Tag Archives: FARC

February 10, 2014

Venezuela suspends sending of remittances to Colombia

EFE – The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday. The prohibition against sending money outside Venezuela to relatives in Colombia will remain in effect “until the mechanism and the… read more »

February 3, 2014

Colombian negotiators reach Cuba for peace talks with rebels

AFP – Negotiators for the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in communist Cuba Sunday to resume peace talks with their country’s leftist rebels. The team, led by former vice president Humberto de la Calle, is scheduled to sit down with representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia… read more »

January 26, 2014

Hector Silva Ávalos: Mr. Abrams, Let me explain drug trafficking in Central America

On Sunday, January 5th, Mr. Abrams, you authored an article for the Washington Post titled, “Under Siege: Central America faces a new threat: corruption driven by drug money”. The main thesis of the article is that if the FMLN wins the next presidential election in El Salvador, rivers of cocaine will flow through the roads and ports of the country. You write: “The hope of Salvadoran democracy and peace, and our hopes to continue cooperation against narcotics trafficking may be lost.”

January 17, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Jamming Bridges, Burning Bridges: What is it with politicians from New Jersey?

Aren’t there enough reasons to junk our Cold War-era policy toward Cuba? You’d think so.  The policy doesn’t work.  It hurts the Cuban people.  It infringes on the liberties of Americans barred from visiting the island or doing business there.  It stops world-class Cuban pharmaceuticals from reaching patients here who… read more »

December 6, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Nelson Mandela, Cuba, and the Terror List

In a statement at the White House, President Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at age 95: “Today, he has gone home. And we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth…. read more »

December 5, 2013

Colombian President Asks Washington to Lift Blockade of Cuba

Radio Cadena Agramonte — Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos called on Washington to modify its policy towards Cuba and to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island for over half a century now. Read more: http://www.cadenagramonte.cu/english/index.php/show/articles/16365:colombian-president-asks-washington-to-lift-blockade-of-cuba

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 »

November 1, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Notes from the Alternate Universe Known as Reality

Sometimes the news about Cuba, U.S. policy, and the region can be as bright as the sum of its parts.  This is what we mean as we put the news of this week together. President Obama’s travel reforms are working.  When President Obama reopened people-to-people travel opportunities for Americans of… read more »

October 28, 2013

Kevin Scott Sutay, Ex-U.S. Marine, Freed By FARC

Reuters- Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have freed a former U.S. marine, Kevin Scott Sutay, who was kidnapped in June while he trekked through the jungle in a known guerrilla area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday. Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/27/kevin-scott-sutay-freed_n_4167993.html

August 30, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: A note to our readers

As ever, we are sending along a blast that is chock-a-block with news about Cuba, including a hint that more bilateral negotiations could be in store on the long-unresolved issue of restarting direct mail service in both directions. It is good that both governments maintain their interest in talking especially… read more »