José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of UNPACU, the largest dissident organization in Cuba, has been held incommunicado since his detention on August 3. He is accused of “attempted murder,” a charge activists call a “farce.”
With assistance from an unlikely source, the Cuban government, the FBI caught Joe Dibee. Dibee was indicted in 2005 and 2006 on arson and conspiracy charges related to actions claimed by the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.
Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis on Monday brought his gubernatorial campaign to Miami, where he questioned the legitimacy of a claim by Nicolas Maduro that he’d survived an assassination attempt over the weekend.
New regulations for Cuba’s private sector go into effect in December. For Cuban cuentapropistas (those who are privately employed), the message is clear: Don’t get too rich, diversify your businesses, open branches, try to evade taxes, resort to the black market, or provide too much competition to state enterprises.
Cuba has begun distributing 600,000 copies of its proposed constitution to help the public prepare for 135,000 meetings that will solicit feedback on the draft. The process will culminate in a national referendum on the new constitution.
Maria Elvira Salazar’s exclusive interview with Fidel Castro in the mid-90s is being turned against her by an opponent as she seeks the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress.
Under Cuba’s proposed constitution, the way top government leadership functions will shift. The post of prime minister will be created, and Cuba will have a president of the republic and another president who will head both the National Assembly and the Council of State. Cuba released the text of the proposed constitution on Wednesday.
Cuba’s National Assembly approved a slate of ministers that includes nine newcomers as well as holdovers from Raúl Castro’s cabinet. They will serve in the Council of Ministers under Miguel Díaz-Canel.
A proposed constitutional reform would divide power in post-Castro Cuba. President Miguel Díaz-Canel would have to share authority with a prime minister and a more powerful head of the national assembly, if changes are approved in a referendum.