Tag Archives: U.S.

December 9, 2014

EU-Cuba talks delayed by dispute over cultural event

Robin Emmott and Daniel Trotta, Reuters — Cuba has delayed negotiations towards an accord with the European Union aimed at opening up the Communist-ruled island, citing a dispute over an EU cultural event in Washington, people close to the matter said on Tuesday. The third round of talks, due to… read more »

November 24, 2014

Cuba to stage ‘Rent’ – first Broadway musical in more than 50 years

Daniel Trotta, Reuters — Cuba will stage its first Broadway musical in more than 50 years when “Rent” starts a three-month run on Dec. 24, producers said on Monday. The Nederlander entertainment group finally succeeded after trying for several years to produce a Broadway musical in Cuba, a spokesman for Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment… read more »

November 30, 2012

Cuba Central Newsblast:Double Talk at State and Doubling Down on USAID’s Regime Change Strategy

We report on a flurry of activity concerning the case of Alan Gross, just days before the third anniversary of his arrest in Cuba, an event marked at a press conference in Washington this morning by his wife Judy Gross, understandably disconsolate, with his lawyer, Jared Genser, by her side…. read more »

November 9, 2012

On Next Week’s Vote (the U.N.) and Last Week’s Vote (the U.S.)

On November 13th, the U.N. General Assembly will vote on a resolution titled the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” The General Assembly has voted against U.S. policy for twenty straight years.  In 2011, the resolution passed by… read more »

September 14, 2012

U.S.: No deal with Cuba on release of American

Associated Press – A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Thursday the U.S. does not see any willingness on Cuba’s part to seriously discuss the release of imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross, and urged Havana to send him home as a humanitarian gesture. State Department spokeswoman Neda Brown was responding to a… read more »

September 7, 2012

Venezuela Holds U.S. Vessel And Crew On Suspicion Of Arms Trafficking

Christopher Helman, Forbes- The Venezuelan government has seized a U.S. flagged ship and detained its captain for more than a week. Since August 29 the ship Ocean Atlas has been at port in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where it docked to unload a cargo of equipment. Yet after four hours in port, the… read more »

August 15, 2012

Cuban ballplayers coming to Boston for Friendship Games Aug. 23-30

Evan Allen, the past three years, ten American softball teams have been invited to Havana for an annual tournament. But no Cuban team has been allowed to compete on American shores in more than 50 years. Until now. This month, senior Cuban softball players will touch down in Boston… read more »

August 11, 2012

Venezuela says U.S. detainee was a Marine

CNN-Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that the U.S. man arrested and accused of being a possible “mercenary” told authorities he was a former Marine. The man was detained this month while illegally trying to cross the border from Colombia into Venezuela, according to the president. Read more:

March 1, 2012

Clinton: No concessions to free American in Cuba

AP – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has made no deal or concessions with Cuba to free imprisoned American Alan Gross. Clinton called the continued imprisonment of Gross “deplorable” and a violation of human rights. She told a House committee Wednesday that the United States raises… read more »

February 23, 2012

Convocan a I Encuentro Nacional de Cubanos Residentes en EEUU

Cubadebate – El 28 de abril de 2012 tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Washington DC, el I Encuentro Nacional de Cubanos Residentes en los Estados Unidos de América, convocado por la Sección de Intereses de Cuba en este país. De acuerdo con la nota divulgada por esta sede diplomática… read more »