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The idiot box

The idiot box

It must be awfully difficult for U.S. editors to fact check stories they receive about Cuba, given that their own knowledge of the country is so slim. It might also be too much bother to find, or pay, a Cuban in Cuba to do it, although there are plenty of Cubans who could.

Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba in the headlines, and it’s not good news

Cuba has been in the news lately. We seem to be back to a time when Cuba and the U.S. where warring, not meeting peaceably and respectfully across a table from each other. Sen. Marco Rubio and members of Congress Mario Diaz Balart, Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are leading the way.

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

To grow old in Cuba, preserve your wings

In their effort to stay alive, Cubans are not aware of their exposure to early aging and of the speed with which this country will age, with all its implications: a decrease in intellectual and physical production, the need for medical attention, for medicine, for caregivers, surroundings and physical-environmental structures, all of which are essential.

An ultrasound weapon explaining Cuba situation is “fairly implausible,” says acoustics expert

An ultrasound weapon explaining Cuba situation is “fairly implausible,” says acoustics expert

An article that appeared in the New York Times on Thursday cited experts in acoustics who referred to the scenario of the ‘sonic attacks’ on U.S. diplomats in Cuba as “more appropriate to a James Bond movie.” Another expert noted, “I know of no acoustic effect that can cause concussion symptoms.”

Cuba blames the United States for the current and future deterioration of bilateral relations

Cuba blames the United States for the current and future deterioration of bilateral relations

The Cuban authorities issued an official statement read by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, during which for 15 minutes he explained in detail the current controversy between the Cuban and U.S. authorities regarding the so-called “sonic war”.

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protests and condemns the expulsion by the U.S. Government of 15 officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington claiming that the U.S. had reduced their diplomatic staffing levels in Havana and that the Cuban Government had failed to take all appropriate steps to prevent “attacks” against them.

The lie of the sonic attacks

The lie of the sonic attacks

It is unremarkable to see U.S. diplomats jogging along the Malecón, dining at the best restaurants or bathing on the shore. They have never feared being killed or kidnapped, as happens in most other countries. It is one of the many reasons nothing explains that this might have changed, much less than it changed due to the puzzle of mysterious “sonic attacks”.

U.S. travel association opposes Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and pullout of embassy staff

U.S. travel association opposes Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and pullout of embassy staff

Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT, the largest association of US organizers of travel to Cuba unanimously rejected the Trump Administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy.

Guyana to export rice to Cuba; first shipment in 18 years

Guyana to export rice to Cuba; first shipment in 18 years

The Guyana Rice Development Board says it will be exporting approximately 7,500 tons of white rice to Cuba. The deal is the first part of an existing contract between Guyana and Cuba for rice trade between the two countries.

Finland to pay Cuban volleyball player $235,652 for wrongful imprisonment

Finland to pay Cuban volleyball player $235,652 for wrongful imprisonment

The Finnish government has agreed to indemnify one of six Cuban volleyball players who were arrested and tried last year on charges of raping a Finnish woman. Luis Tomás Sosa Sierra, 22, was released in late June of this year after a court of appeals determined that the charges against him could not be sustained.

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