The Cuban government has issued a decree that attempts to define acceptable speech on the internet. It makes it an offense to spread false news or make comments that damage “the prestige of the country.” This move by the Cuban government comes weeks after Cuba saw the largest street protests in recent history.
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Prodded by an uprising, a wrecked economy and a worsening pandemic, the Cuban government is allowing the creation of small and medium-sized private businesses for the first time in decades. Still, most sectors will remain in state hands, and Cubans abroad cannot be owners, despite early suggestions to the contrary.
Full article by The Miami Herald here.
Cuba turned the page on the Castro era on Monday with the ruling Communist Party electing President Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as party chief although he said he would continue to consult his predecessor on strategic decisions.
Article by Reuters here.
Sixty-two years after a band of revolutionaries set Cuba down the path of confrontation with Washington — and unleashed waves of exiles that reshaped American cities — the last of the Castro brothers, towering figures of the Cold War, announced he will surrender official power.
Full article by The Washington Post here.
Raúl Castro said he is stepping down as chief of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party, leaving behind a demoralized country running on little but post-revolutionary fumes as it struggles with growing food shortages and rising discontent.
Article by The Wall Street Journal here.
It isn’t just Americans who care — the whole world is watching the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Through an interactive map and articles from around the globe, we look at who the world’s citizens would vote for if they could.
Full article by NBC News here.
Camilo Condis interviewed Timothy Zuñiga-Brown, the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Cuba since July 31, 2020. He is the highest-ranking officer in the absence of an ambassador.
Full article by The Havana Times here.
The island was able to control the coronavirus, but the dearth of tourists in the pandemic’s wake strangled an economy already damaged by mismanagement and U.S. sanctions.
Full article by The New York Times here.
El Enjambre, is a podcast by El Toque about Cuban reality in the Twitter universe. It recently interviewed US diplomat Vicki Huddleston, who spoke about US-Cuba relations, and other related topics.
Full article by the Havana Times here.
Havana will be placed under a strict curfew starting Sept. 1, as the government struggles to contain a coronavirus outbreak that threatens the island’s recovery from the worldwide pandemic.
Full article by the Miami Herald here.