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November 6, 2014

Cuba y la UE dialogarán en enero sobre derechos humanos

AFP — Cuba y la Unión Europea (UE) discutirán temas “sensibles” como derechos humanos y sociedad civil en una tercera ronda de negociaciones el 8 y 9 de enero en La Habana destinadas a normalizar sus relaciones, dijo el jueves un diplomático europeo. “Vamos a empezar con los temas centrales,… read more »

August 7, 2014

Group asks Cuba to clarify the situation of imprisoned blogger

EFE – Reporters Without Borders urged Cuban authorities to offer “a clear explanation” of the status of writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been in prison since 2013 and recently was accused of trying to escape. “Each day without news increases the risks for this blogger. We demand his immediate… read more »

August 4, 2014

American imprisoned in Cuba says goodbye to family

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press – A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter. Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009… read more »

August 1, 2014

House OKs bill to address border crisis

Erica Werner, Associated Press – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary… read more »

July 25, 2014

S. Africa Launches Campaign Against US Cuba Sanctions

Thuso Khumalo, Voice of America – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has launched the Cuban Solidarity Campaign – pledging to work against long-standing U.S. sanctions against the communist island nation. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has pledged South Africa to help Cuba fight what he calls the “inhuman” U.S. sanctions against… read more »

July 3, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Democracy: Is there an app for that?

We are on the cusp of our July 4th holiday here in the U.S., when we remember the revolutionary origins of our country and celebrate our independence with baseball, beer, and displays of fireworks accompanied by a spirited rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Because we’re eager to finish the work week,… read more »

July 2, 2014

El Salvador Update: June 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, junio 2014

On June 1st, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was sworn in as President of El Salvador with all due pomp and ceremony. The former guerrilla commander’s acceptance speech was widely praised as conciliatory, and the exuberant President later told supporters, “I struggled for 50 years for my dreams, and now I am here, President of the Republic!”

July 2, 2014

El Salvador: Informe mensual, junio 2014

El 1° de junio, Salvador Sánchez Cerén se juramentó como Presidente de El Salvador con toda la fastuosidad y los actos ceremoniales del caso. En general, el discurso de investidura del ex comandante de la guerrilla recibió elogios por su tono conciliador. Posteriormente, el exuberante mandatario manifestó a sus partidarios lo siguiente: “Yo luché 50 años por mis sueños ¡y ahora estoy acá como Presidente de la República!”

June 22, 2014

Cuba rejects U.S. accusation over human trafficking

Xinhua News Agency – Cuba on Saturday dismissed a U.S. report which put the island nation on a black list of “human trafficking countries.” “The Cuban government rejects categorically as unfounded this unilateral move offending our people,” Josefina Vidal, director-general of the U.S. Department at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, said in… read more »

June 17, 2014

FIU Poll: Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo

Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press – About half of Cuban-Americans surveyed in Miami support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Even more support resuming diplomatic relations with the communist island’s government. That’s according to a Florida International University poll released Tuesday. It’s the latest in a series of polls conducted… read more »