Cholera in Cuba
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Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September 17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street in eastern Havana, escorted by […] Continue reading

The Commandante Is Left Without Friends

The Commandante Is Left Without Friends / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 2, 2014 When it comes to Gabriel García José de la Concordia Márquez (Aracataca, Colombia, 1927) myth and reality merge. The first time he heard the name Fidel Castro, Gabo believed, was in the Latin Quarter in Paris, in 1955. It’s said that […] Continue reading

Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors

Posted on Monday, 08.26.13 Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba-born New York high school teacher Alfredo Gómez says it was bad enough that he contracted cholera during a family visit to Havana this summer. Then he got a bill from the government hospital — $4,700. Gómez’ complaint came […] Continue reading

U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 08.21.13 U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana has issued an alert for cholera, triggering fresh allegations that Havana is hushing up an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease to avoid damaging its $2.5 billion-a-year tourism industry. Officials at the […] Continue reading

Calixto, the Resolute

Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

Castro wants money, not a dialogue

Posted on Sunday, 04.14.13 CUBAN EMBARGO Castro wants money, not a dialogue BY FRANK CALZON frank.calzon@cubacenter.org Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, and Raúl Castro is searching for "investors" in Cuba. Chávez spent billions of Venezuela's petro-dollars shoring up Cuba's economy but Venezuela's new leaders may not be as beneficent. Venezuela may cut off its Cuban […] Continue reading

Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his […] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president Published on Monday 24 September 2012. Harassment of dissidents has never really stopped since Raúl Castro became president in 2006 but, if they are detained, it is usually for short spells. The arrest of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a reporter for the independent Hablemos Press […] Continue reading

Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba

Posted on Friday, 07.06.12 Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba People in Cuba say hospitals are chaotic and being controlled by security agents who don't want alarming reports to get out. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and […] Continue reading

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums Havana is being emptied of young people who are choosing emigration after Raúl Castro's promises of more freedoms come to nothing Parque Trillo used to be a lively pocket of Havana. A small open space bounded by four streets, it […] Continue reading