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Life in a Cuban Jail

 03/19/2017 - 14:54

For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, he was arrested and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.

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In 2012,  a British businessman was arrested for unknown reasons and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice. 

Inside one of the prison buildings at Presidio Modelo, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Wikimedia/Commons

"20 years in Cuba is not the same as in the rest of the world", Alice de Andrade, filmmaker

 03/09/2017 - 19:50
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Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade's 1993 documentary "Luna de miel" (Honeymoon) looked at young married couples in Cuba. Her new documentary "Veinte Años" (Twenty Years), presented on Thursday at the Miami International Film Festival, examines some of these people's lives more than two decades later.

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Brazilian filmmaker expresses her love for Cuba in new documentary
Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade (R), next to Cuban Karla Berg, during an interview with EFE in Miami, United States on Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Pablo Ramon

Cuba welcomes First Norwegian Cruise Line vessel from US

 03/09/2017 - 19:40
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.

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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., remains anchored in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Raul Castro's Transition Year, under Threat

 03/01/2017 - 04:35
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The White House and a recession are threatening Raúl Castro’s last year. The veteran leader will be stepping aside in 2018, but uncertainty reigns in the current climate, reported El País.

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The economy if the island is unlikely to take off in 2017. Along with remittances from Cubans working abroad, tourism is the most dynamic sector. 
A women shows a tobacco cigarettes huddle during the XIX Tobacco Festival in Havana, Cuba, 27 February 2017. EPA/ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA

[OP-ED]: Los nuevos amores de Trump y Rubio no son buena noticia para Cuba

 02/20/2017 - 22:58

Casi perdida en el tsunami de confusión y caos que es el modus operandi de eso que se conoce como la presidencia de Donald Trump, la cuestión de las relaciones con Cuba hizo una rara --y preocupante – aparición en la Casa Blanca la semana pasada

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:09am
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 El presidente estadounidense Donald J. Trump saluda al desembarcar del Marine One a su regreso de pasar un fin de semana en Florida durante el Día del Presidente en Washington (EE.UU.). EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump-Rubio lovefest not good news for Cuba

 02/20/2017 - 18:24

Almost lost in the tsunami of confusion and chaos that is Donald Trump’s so-called presidency’s modus operandi, the issue of relations with Cuba made a rare –and worrisome--appearance last week at the White House. 

It happened during a kiss and make up dinner between the former reality show character turned President and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who forever will be known as “Little Marco” thanks to Trump’s apt description of the slippery Cuban-American politician in one of the 2016 presidential primaries debates.

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US President Donald J. Trump greets on landing at Marine One on his return from spending a weekend in Florida during President's Day in Washington. EFE

Can Trump weaken Castro's political repression?

 01/26/2017 - 04:28
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The Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), an opposition movement in Cuba founded in 2003 by wives of jailed dissidents, say that political repression is on the rise in Cuba.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:08am
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A street in Havana (Cuba). EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

The Last "Dry Foot"

 01/25/2017 - 04:54
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El País interviewed Yunieski Marcos, the last Cuban immigrant to benefit from the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. The law was abolished by president Obama just days before stepping off.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:41am
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Cuban exiles celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration last week in Miami. EFE/Said Bazze

A Latino Berlin Wall

 01/16/2017 - 00:59
On Sunday, Cuban protestors gathered in Laredo, Texas, to protest against the abolition of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy". EFE/Alex Segura Lozano
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The elimination of the "Wet foot, dry foot" policy is causing massive uncertainty, confusion and frustration.

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On Sunday, Cuban protestors gathered in Laredo, Texas, to protest against the abolition of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy". EFE/Alex Segura Lozano

Back to the Island: Obama ends "wet foot, dry foot” policy

 01/13/2017 - 05:03
Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban immigrants. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa
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Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:44am
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Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban immigrants. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

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