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The Key to Freedom in Cuba Is Internet Access

January 28, 2015 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

Contrary to what headlines suggest, the most important aspect of Barack Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba won’t be opening embassies or a possible flood of U.S. tourists to the island; rather, it is whether the Cuban regime will accept U.S. help in increasing its Internet access.

Friends in the North

January 27, 2015 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which drew to a close yesterday in Havana after half a century of conflict, was anything but a happy ending for a large sector of the peaceful opposition.

Just Keep Swimming

January 25, 2015 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

According to the Miami Coast Guard, U.S. authorities have since captured, intercepted or turned away at least 421 Cubans sighted in the waters.

After the US-Cuba Agreement

January 20, 2015 // La Nación - Costa Rica - Spanish

The decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and open up greater options for financial and commercial exchange between the United States and Cuba, announced by both countries last Dec. 17, will hardly have immediate repercussions in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, if the process manages to proceed normally, if it is [Read more]

Redefining Washington-Havana Relations

January 16, 2015 // Ettelaat - Iran - Persian

Fifty years of pressure, sanctions, and hundreds of plots to assassinate Fidel Castro have finally drawn to a close with Washington's admission that its policy of pressuring Cuba has failed, and it is moving toward normalizing relations. Fidel Alejandro Castro was born to Spanish immigrants [in Cuba] on Aug. 13, [Read more]

Hope

January 10, 2015 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

Ending this embargo would not put the ball in America's court. However, for the Cuban people, it is crucial. Everyone always remembers the exact place where they received hair-raising news, such as an attack on their nation, triumph or defeat in a war or revolution, a terrorist act or the naming of a new pope. [Read more]

The Agility of the Lame Duck

January 7, 2015 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

The thaw between Washington and Havana marks one of the most fruitful months for Democrat Barack Obama since he arrived at the White House in 2009. Contrary to many predictions, the defeat of the Democratic Party in the legislative elections on Nov. 4 did not turn him into a "lame duck," a term that in Washington [Read more]
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