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"miguel diaz" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:34 min | 2 weeks ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Reopened to international tourism this week and visitors will have noticed a few white sheets floating in the windows of homes. White is the color of a protest movement that had planned national demonstrations yesterday, the so called civic march for change. But a few sheets were some of the only protested symbols on show. He was communist government did its best to ensure no one took to the streets, emptying prisons to make room for detainees at harassing those who wore white t-shirts. So the protests happened elsewhere in Miami, Florida. In Rome. In Berlin. In Mexico City and Santiago Chile. The government which claims the protests are U.S. backed attempt to overthrow it seems to be fighting a rising tide. The country's people are agitating for reform and the repression of yesterday's demonstrations will only build up more pressure. This has been a very hard year in Cuba, even by Cuban standards. Roseanne Lake is The Economist's cubicle respondent. Medicine shortages, COVID, hit the island very, very hard. Miguel Diaz canal became president in 2018 after more than 55 years of feudal and rebel Castro has blamed the island's woes on U.S. sanctions. But people are starting to see through that. So these protests that seem ultimately to have been repressed, who planned them. Well, so you had the lead organizer of the protests. The 39 year old playwright named Garcia Lara. The opinion. And he together with others, form this group called archipelago. This movement, a civic movement. Aimed at promoting political freedom for prisoners, defending the constitutional right to assembly and finding peaceful democratic solutions to political differences of which there are currently very many in Cuba. And so ultimately, this is about liberty and basic rights for humans, which are lacking. And there seems to be something of a growing protest mood in Cuba. So protest and Cuba don't have much of a precedent over the past 60 years, but there were rumblings of protests last November. What about 300 people peacefully protested outside of the Cuban ministry of culture, that then escalated into far bigger protests in July. The food shortages in the medicine shortages were more cute and there had been more outages of electricity and more cut Internet connections. That escalated into the protests that we saw yesterday that were very different in nature because they were far more organized, and they were announced. The archipelago group actually asked permission to protest and they were denied by the Cuban government, which claimed that they were being financed by the U.S. and that they had the intention of destabilizing the country. But we definitely see that from just a year ago when a protest that involved 300 people was seen as something historic, just how much momentum this has gained since. So the government was then quite determined to stop protest this time around. The Cuban government can get very creative when they want to repress protests. So a couple of things they did white roses have become the symbol of this march because of a poem. And so the sale of white roses was prohibited. People were also prohibited from hanging white sheets because they were also seen as representing this march over the weekend. You had security officers surrounding the homes of key figures in this movement, so you and your Garcia aguilera's home was surrounded. He was supposed to walk the streets of Havana at three p.m., holding a white rose instead his home was surrounded, a big Cuban flag, covered his window, he couldn't leave his home. And people were bussed into dance a conga on the route that he planned to walk. And when one of the organizers of the archipelago group was outside hanging white sheets in her front patio, she was just ambushed by women of all ages screaming at her violently calling her mercenary in all sorts of other things. And, you know, the images were really jarring. The government has also launched a media campaign against the protests. If you look at the president's Twitter account, it looks like nothing is going on in Cuba. So it's all about tourism is coming back to the island. And it's really two different worlds. But as far as these protests are concerned, the government seems to have gone really all out. I think there's a fear that it may be outnumbered, although that's unclear, because they have done a very good job of instilling fear in people. Some of the advice that activists were giving to one another in advance of the protest was wear white, stay in numbers, don't wear any loose bags or clothing if they come for us and there are too many of us that can't get us. And I think the government has picked up on that. I mean, we saw it during the July 11th protests. There were cases where mobs just surrounded a police car and forced it to go out of town or to release whoever they were trying to take away. So mobs do have power, but they have to be allowed onto the streets in order to be able to face off. And it fears a lack of stability that its power is actually being challenged in a very real way and that it may run out of ways to suppress it. So given all of that and the government's sharp response here, do you think this protest movement will continue to build? It's difficult to say, right? The government has been very strong and it's repression of key leaders of the movement. And people are scared and rightfully so. Their jobs have been threatened their livelihoods have been threatened. Their loved ones have been taken away from them. There certainly is a reason to be fearful. But then again, there are people who are continuing with this and who are showing that they are not fearful. If we compare this to where these types of movements were a year ago, this is a sign of tremendous progress. There's also a lot more international visibility to what's happening in Cuba, which I think is helpful. When the U.S. is paying attention when the EU is paying attention when there are marches in over a hundred cities across the world to support this event, that certainly means something. The endgame here is obviously that this leads to free elections or at least the right to assembly and peaceful demonstration. At this point, that seems pretty far off, but we'll see what the next few days bring. I mean, this event is called 15 N because it started on the 15th of November. But people are repeatedly saying.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

01:39 min | Last month

"miguel diaz" Discussed on WBUR

"You pick what's in the show It's all about what got you talking tweeting and commenting what made you hit play and why has an old interview suddenly resurfaced and reached a million Facebook users Find out with me and adobo in pick of the world after the news headlines BBC News with David Harper A former top Saudi intelligence official now living in Canada has given details of an alleged assassination plot against him by the kingdom's ruler crown prince Mohammed bin Salman sad Al jabri told BBS told CBS television the prince sent a head squad to Canada days after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul A Facebook whistleblower is due to give evidence later today to British MPs who are looking at new legislation to curb the power of the tech giants Francis Hagen has told a committee of the U.S. Congress that Facebook harms children damages democracy and puts money before its users The Cuban president has urged party members to close ranks given the difficulties facing the country Miguel Diaz canel said there were enough revolutionaries to confront any protest that seek to destroy Cuba's revolution There are demonstrations planned for November 15th A powerful storm has hit Northern California torrential rain triggered mudslides in areas scorched by wildfires earlier this year powerful winds have brought down electricity lines several areas are on high alert for flash flooding The authorities in Ecuador say at least three mountaineers have been killed by an avalanche on a snow capped dormant volcano Several others are.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

04:00 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on In The Thick

"Get to it with our first topic. Which is actually about the historic protests in cuba where thousands of people took to the streets all across the country amid an economic crisis in food shortages exacerbated by the corona virus pandemic. In the last few days we've seen the government in cuba restrict internet access and block most social media sites. Although from what i read. Twitter is still like bobbin in cuba because the government uses twitter and also there were reports of over one hundred people who have been arrested or missing and that actually is. According to amnesty international and at least one person has died in clashes with police on wednesday. The president of cuba miguel diaz canal announce that they would lift restrictions to allow travelers to bring food and medicine into cuba from abroad. There is also an admission by him saying that his government could have done better with these protests that was interesting meanwhile back in the united states i feel like a comic book like meanwhile back at the white house on thursday president joe biden call. Cuba quote failed state and condemn their government's actions. We also know that the us has a role in this as there has been a decades old. I mean more than sixty years trade embargo by the united states against cuba which essentially prevents any business between the countries didn't back to nineteen sixty two k. So this has become an american tradition. Now the embargo just what it is. Yeah right you know what i'm saying. So but then the other thing is during the trump administration and this is what i find interesting. There were more sanctions put on cuba under trump and flight and remittances from family members in the us to cuba were even further restricted by the bynum ministrations. Pretty much has done. Nothing since biden has come into office. Nothing's really changed when it comes to cuba which you would think by now you know if we all remember obama he was like. Let's lift the embargo. You know what i mean. It was like you're in that administration. Joe right but according to the vitamin administration. They said that they are reviewing these policies but they've yet to reverse. Any of them are fabulous intern. Sarah her shandor spoke with an i guests. She has been on. Itt before seventy nine three goes who is a correspondent for political and somebody is of cuban-american descent and she has been reporting on cuba. This week and sabrina talked about the government's suppressive tactics like cutting internet access. And what cubans are hoping for so. Let's listen connecting for people has been a difficult. There's friends that. I haven't heard from in days that i know went out for the protests in there is that frustration anxiety about were. They beat in where they arrested. Are they missing an. It's hard to connect with people at this moment but a lot of people feel a level of frustration and desperation. That i had not heard before i mean. People have been tired of the dictatorship in cuba. But i will actually say from my perspective. Who was born and raised in cuba has been in exile in the united states for the majority of her life at this point. She's ninety one and she is optimistic. That change can happen. I mean her attitude about this is it can't stay this way forever and that these human rights can be violated forever. People can't be going hungry in dying on the streets from the pandemic without access to a hospital without access to medicine let it cannot continue that way indefinitely so that if it doesn't happen this time it has to happen at some point

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What Is the U.S. Doing to Help Cuba?

In The Thick

04:00 min | 5 months ago

What Is the U.S. Doing to Help Cuba?

"Get to it with our first topic. Which is actually about the historic protests in cuba where thousands of people took to the streets all across the country amid an economic crisis in food shortages exacerbated by the corona virus pandemic. In the last few days we've seen the government in cuba restrict internet access and block most social media sites. Although from what i read. Twitter is still like bobbin in cuba because the government uses twitter and also there were reports of over one hundred people who have been arrested or missing and that actually is. According to amnesty international and at least one person has died in clashes with police on wednesday. The president of cuba miguel diaz canal announce that they would lift restrictions to allow travelers to bring food and medicine into cuba from abroad. There is also an admission by him saying that his government could have done better with these protests that was interesting meanwhile back in the united states i feel like a comic book like meanwhile back at the white house on thursday president joe biden call. Cuba quote failed state and condemn their government's actions. We also know that the us has a role in this as there has been a decades old. I mean more than sixty years trade embargo by the united states against cuba which essentially prevents any business between the countries didn't back to nineteen sixty two k. So this has become an american tradition. Now the embargo just what it is. Yeah right you know what i'm saying. So but then the other thing is during the trump administration and this is what i find interesting. There were more sanctions put on cuba under trump and flight and remittances from family members in the us to cuba were even further restricted by the bynum ministrations. Pretty much has done. Nothing since biden has come into office. Nothing's really changed when it comes to cuba which you would think by now you know if we all remember obama he was like. Let's lift the embargo. You know what i mean. It was like you're in that administration. Joe right but according to the vitamin administration. They said that they are reviewing these policies but they've yet to reverse. Any of them are fabulous intern. Sarah her shandor spoke with an i guests. She has been on. Itt before seventy nine three goes who is a correspondent for political and somebody is of cuban-american descent and she has been reporting on cuba. This week and sabrina talked about the government's suppressive tactics like cutting internet access. And what cubans are hoping for so. Let's listen connecting for people has been a difficult. There's friends that. I haven't heard from in days that i know went out for the protests in there is that frustration anxiety about were. They beat in where they arrested. Are they missing an. It's hard to connect with people at this moment but a lot of people feel a level of frustration and desperation. That i had not heard before i mean. People have been tired of the dictatorship in cuba. But i will actually say from my perspective. Who was born and raised in cuba has been in exile in the united states for the majority of her life at this point. She's ninety one and she is optimistic. That change can happen. I mean her attitude about this is it can't stay this way forever and that these human rights can be violated forever. People can't be going hungry in dying on the streets from the pandemic without access to a hospital without access to medicine let it cannot continue that way indefinitely so that if it doesn't happen this time it has to happen at some point

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

05:49 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Welcome back to radio boston. Happy with you. I wanna start with cuba here. Culet by policy is important to you. You were there. When president obama traveled to commute to cuba the first time a sitting president been to the island in nearly ninety years so with all of that in mind. What is your reaction to what you've heard and are hearing from cuban-americans in massachusetts. Well you will. First of all. I all of our hearts with the cuban people and You know. I strongly believe in that. And and the right to for people to engage in peaceful and legitimate protest And i've called the cuban government to respect the rights People to protest now having said all of that I think that One simple question. I should anchor. Us policy on cuba and that is how can we improve the lives of the of the of the people of cuba I think we have to recognize that Us policy for many decades as been focused on trying to overthrow the government and to economically starved. The people for anybody tonight Acknowledged that the us embargo has had a major negative impact on the lives of average. Cuban is anyone who says that it has is not dealing with reality One of the ways we can help you. People can lift the embargo We can buy in. Reverse trump's added restrictions and he put into place when he was president. Make it easier for people. Get food syringes Other supplies and to make it easier for people to travel to cuba so with that in mind. The cuban government is blaming these protests on the us as well as the lack of supplies president. Miguel de canal broke into national television to blame the us. Restricting exports access funds tying those policies directly to the supply shortages. I hear you. I hear that any concern that putting the attention right now in the biden administration the embargoes etc gives cover to miguel diaz canal and and policy decisions in cuba..

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

04:43 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Welcome back to radio boston. Happy with you. I wanna start with cuba here. Culet by policy is important to you. You were there. When president obama traveled to commute to cuba the first time a sitting president been to the island in nearly ninety years so with all of that in mind. What is your reaction to what you've heard and are hearing from cuban-americans in massachusetts. Well you will. First of all. I all of our hearts with the cuban people and You know. I strongly believe in that. And and the right to for people to engage in peaceful and legitimate protest And i've called the cuban government to respect the rights People to protest Having said all of that I think that One simple question. I should anchor. Us policy on cuba and that is how can we improve the lives of the of the of the people of cuba I think we have to recognize that Us policy for many decades as been focused on trying to overthrow the government and to economically starved. The people for anybody tonight Acknowledged that the us embargo has had a major negative impact on the lives of average. Cuban is anyone who says that it has is not dealing with reality One of the ways we can help you. People can lift the embargo by reverse. Trump's added restrictions and he put into place when he was president. Make it easier for people. Get food syringes Other supplies and to make it easier for people to travel to cuba so with that in mind. The cuban government is blaming these protests on the us as well as the lack of supplies president. Miguel de canal broke into national television to blame the us. Restricting exports access funds tying those policies directly to the supply shortages. I hear you. I hear that any concern that putting the attention right now in the biden administration the embargoes etc gives cover to miguel diaz canal and and policy decisions in cuba..

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:17 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Yes yes After the the anti-government a people took to the streets. India afternoon president. Miguel diaz canal went on national television cold on his status that also took to the streets and in some cases you would have you know in the same places. Anti-government pro government. People haven't had al jalen at each other and i didn't witness it myself but i do know that i've seen reports that some violence in some cases unraveled when when this happened in terms of a generational divide. I think is very much real. You know. I think the younger generations look like mine. We're less worried about the ideology of of of of our political system and more just have been things work and worked for a better and of course an older generation. I would say my parents generation or my grandparents generation. It's it's different. you know. They they sort of build what we're seeing. Now what's called the cuban revolution side. They have more of a ideological commitment To to to government and that is what we saw on the streets you know most of the people that went out on government people were younger. And then they the pro government people you could say belong to a bit older generation and and i wanted to ask you about the impact this mention of the over two hundred new sanctions that were imposed. During the trump era that the biden administration has so far not yet rolled back and also the covid situation has been a resurgence of covid or actually new surge of covid in cuba. But it's still relatively small from what i can tell for instance. They've been about sixteen hundred total deaths since the pandemic began in cuba. A nation of eleven million new york city alone has had thirty three thousand deaths since the pandemic and new york city actually has less people spend than the cuban population is on wondering how big an impact has been the surge of covid and also. Could you detail a little bit more about these sanctions. What were the kinds of sanctions. That trump posed at did not exist previously. Well first of all The trump administration what they did in terms of sanctions on cuba came as a shock. Because we just came out of here in the last couple of years of his presidency and you know we were all very hopeful that this reengagement policy because it was having very good consequences on our economy especially when it comes to tourism and then tourism is one of the first areas in which you can see the consequences of the trump administration. Did they basically enrolled out. Policies obama was adopted and they started applying more than two hundred sanctions like if they ban cruise ships. They forbid flights to other sita. Spin to other system wasn't wasn't havana. That had a toll on our tourism review then The other scientists they applied in oil blockade at some point in cuba. We had a major oil prices. Because of the united states was stopping the all of the came into the country and not just that love the embargoes whole means is that it is hard for many cases impossible to business with other countries with with companies. So makes it very hard to access food medicine basics now when you bring that into a pandemic in which the trump administration did not slow down at all. They actually increased. What they were doing. These causes even bigger har- because then the kobe response of the country was harmed by the the the policies of the trump administration and it is very important to understand that this war the united states has been waging against you but just because donald trump is no longer president. It doesn't mean it's no longer in place because even though joe biden is six months into presidency all of the sanctions that trump applied are still in place. So that is very important to understand. I wanted calm. Good as secretary of state. Antony blinken speaking monday about cuba over the weekend. Tens of thousands of cubans took to the streets on the island to exercise their rights to assemble peacefully and express their views. The protesters called for freedom and human rights. They criticized authoritarian regime for failing to meet people's most basic needs including food and medicine. In many instances peaceful protesters were met with repression and violence. The biden harris administration stands by the cuban people and people around the world who demand their human rights and who expect governments to listen to and serve them rather than try to silence. Peaceful protesters are not criminals and we joined partners across hemisphere and around the world in urging the cuban regime to respect the rights of the cuban people to determine their own future. Something they have been denied for far too long. So that is secretary of state. Tony blinken danielle montero if you can respond and also do you know what happened with the person who died in the protests Reports of that. Yes well first of all with with certain started. Stages said well. I think you know it's been very polite but think it is. It is always in a way uncomfortable for us as cubans to listen to any. American politician wishes best while at the same time applying a policy. That does exactly the opposite. You know true who can oppose to the government listening to its people and the idea of everything working out for better short that that that is ideal but at the same time. It's a bit critical to to to to not mention the biggest problem to economy. We're talking about a moment in which we're leaving a crisis. People are taking to the streets because we are in a crisis and that price is is largely due to the united states sanctions so to come out and just support. People know the biggest support. The biden administration could offer to the cuban people is to lift the sanctions especially during the period of the pandemic. now when it comes to the protests the died. I think a lot of details have not been released. I think i would say. I am not surprised that it happened because i was on the streets and i saw in.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:17 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Yes yes After the the anti-government a people took to the streets. India afternoon president. Miguel diaz canal went on television cold on his status up that also took to the streets and in some cases you would have you know in the same places. Anti-government pro government. People haven't had al jalen at each other and i didn't witness it myself but i do know that i've seen reports that some violence in some cases unraveled when when this happened in terms of a generational divide. I think is very much real. You know. I think the younger generations look like mine. We're less worried about the ideology of of of of our political system and more just have been things work and worked for a better and of course an older generation. I would say my parents generation or my grandparents generation. It's it's different. you know. They they sort of build what we're seeing. Now what's called the cuban revolution side. They have more of a ideological commitment To to to government and that is what we saw on the streets you know most of the people that went out on government people were younger. And then they the pro government people you could say belong to a bit older generation and and i wanted to ask you about the impact this mention of the over two hundred new sanctions that were imposed. During the trump era that the biden administration has so far not yet rolled back and also the covid situation. Has been a resurgence of covid. Actually new surge of covid in cuba. But it's still relatively small from what i can tell for instance. They've been about sixteen hundred total deaths since the pandemic began in cuba. A nation of eleven million new york city alone has had thirty three thousand deaths since the pandemic and new york city actually has less people spend than the cuban population is on wondering how big an impact has been the surge of covid and also. Could you detail a little bit more about these sanctions. What were the kinds of sanctions. That trump posed at did not exist previously. Well first of all The trump administration what they did in terms of sanctions on cuba came as a shock. Because we just came out of here in the last couple of years of his presidency and you know we were all very hopeful that this reengagement policy because it was having very good consequences on our economy especially when it comes to tourism and then tourism is one of the first areas in which you can see the consequences of the trump administration. Did they basically enrolled out. Policies obama was adopted and they started applying more than two hundred sanctions like if they ban cruise ships. They forbid flights to other sita. Spin to other system wasn't wasn't havana. That had a toll on our tourism review then The other scientists. They applied an oil blockade at some point in cuba. We had a major oil prices. Because of the united states was stopping the all of the came into the country and not just that love the embargoes whole means is that it is hard for many cases impossible to business with other countries with with companies. So makes it very hard to access food medicine basics now when you bring that into a pandemic in which the trump administration did not slow down at all. They actually increased. What they were doing. These causes even bigger har- because then the kobe response of the country was harmed by the the the policies of the trump administration and it is very important to understand that this war the united states has been waging against you but just because donald trump is no longer president. It doesn't mean it's no longer in place because even though joe biden is six months into presidency all of the sanctions that trump applied are still in place. So that is very important to understand. I wanted calm. Good as secretary of state. Antony blinken speaking monday about cuba over the weekend. Tens of thousands of cubans took to the streets on the island to exercise their rights to assemble peacefully and express their views. The protesters called for freedom and human rights. They criticized authoritarian regime for failing to meet people's most basic needs including food and medicine. In many instances peaceful protesters were met with repression and violence. The biden harris administration stands by the cuban people and people around the world who demand their human rights and who expect governments to listen to and serve them rather than try to silence them. Peaceful protesters are not criminals and we joined partners across hemisphere and around the world in urging the cuban regime to respect the rights of the cuban people to determine their own future. Something they have been denied for far too long. So that is secretary of state. Tony blinken danielle montero if you can respond and also do you know what happened with the person who died in the protests Reports of that. Yes well first of all with with certain started. Stages said well. I think you know it's been very polite but think it is. It is always in a way uncomfortable for us as cubans to listen to any. American politician wishes best while at the same time applying a policy. That does exactly the opposite. You know true who can oppose to the government listening to its people and the idea of everything working out for better short that that that is ideal but at the same time. It's a bit critical to to to to not mention the biggest problem to economy. We're talking about a moment in which we're leaving a crisis. People are taking to the streets because we are in a crisis and that price is is largely due to the united states sanctions so to come out and just support. People know the biggest support. The biden administration could offer to the cuban people is to lift the sanctions especially during the period of the pandemic. now when it comes to the protests the died. I think a lot of details have not been released. I think i would say. I am not surprised that it happened because i was on the streets and i saw in.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:17 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Yes yes After the the anti-government a people took to the streets. India afternoon president. Miguel diaz canal went on national television cold on his status up also took to the streets and in some cases you would have you know in the same places. Anti-government pro government. People haven't had al jalen at each other and i didn't witness it myself but i do know that i've seen reports that some violence in some cases unraveled when when this happened in terms of a generational divide. I think is very much real. You know. I think the younger generations look like mine. We're less worried about the ideology of of of of our political system and more just have been things work and worked for a better and of course an older generation. I would say my parents generation or my grandparents generation. It's it's different. you know. They they sort of build what we're seeing. Now what's called the cuban revolution side. They have more of a ideological commitment To to to government and that is what we saw on the streets you know most of the people that went out on government people were younger. And then they the pro government people you could say belong to a bit older generation and and i wanted to ask you about the impact this mention of the over two hundred new sanctions that were imposed. During the trump era that the biden administration has so far not yet rolled back and also the covid situation. Has been a resurgence of covid. Actually new surge of covid in cuba. But it's still relatively small from what i can tell for instance. They've been about sixteen hundred total deaths since the pandemic began in cuba. A nation of eleven million new york city alone has had thirty three thousand deaths since the pandemic and new york city actually has less people spend than the cuban population is on wondering how big an impact has been the surge of covid and also. Could you detail a little bit more about these sanctions. What were the kinds of sanctions. That trump posed at did not exist previously. Well first of all The trump administration what they did in terms of sanctions on cuba came as a shock. Because we just came out of here in the last couple of years of his presidency and you know we were all very hopeful that this reengagement policy because it was having very good consequences on our economy especially when it comes to tourism and then tourism is one of the first areas in which you can see the consequences of the trump administration. Did they basically enrolled out. Policies obama was adopted and they started applying more than two hundred sanctions like if they ban cruise ships. They forbid flights to other sita. Spin to other system wasn't wasn't havana. That had a toll on our tourism review then The other scientists. They applied an oil blockade at some point in cuba. We had a major oil prices. Because of the united states was stopping the all of the came into the country and not just that love the embargoes whole means is that it is hard for many cases impossible to business with other countries with with companies. So makes it very hard to access food medicine basics now when you bring that into a pandemic in which the trump administration did not slow down at all. They actually increased. What they were doing. These causes even bigger har- because then the kobe response of the country was harmed by the the the policies of the trump administration and it is very important to understand that this war the united states has been waging against you but just because donald trump is no longer president. It doesn't mean it's no longer in place because even though joe biden is six months into presidency all of the sanctions that trump applied are still in place. So that is very important to understand. I wanted calm. Good as secretary of state. Antony blinken speaking monday about cuba over the weekend. Tens of thousands of cubans took to the streets on the island to exercise their rights to assemble peacefully and express their views. The protesters called for freedom and human rights. They criticized authoritarian regime for failing to meet people's most basic needs including food and medicine. In many instances peaceful protesters were met with repression and violence. The biden harris administration stands by the cuban people and people around the world who demand their human rights and who expect governments to listen to and serve them rather than try to silence. Peaceful protesters are not criminals and we joined partners across hemisphere and around the world in urging the cuban regime to respect the rights of the cuban people to determine their own future. Something they have been denied for far too long. So that is secretary of state. Tony blinken danielle montero if you can respond and also do you know what happened with the person who died in the protests Reports of that. Yes well first of all with with certain started. Stages said well. I think you know it's been very polite but think it is. It is always in a way uncomfortable for us as cubans to listen to any. American politician wishes best while at the same time applying a policy. That does exactly the opposite. You know true who can oppose to the government listening to its people and the idea of everything working out for better short that that that is ideal but at the same time. It's a bit critical to to to to not mention the biggest problem to economy. We're talking about a moment in which we're living a crisis. People are taking to the streets because we are in a crisis and that price is is largely due to the united states sanctions so to come out and just support. People know the biggest support. The biden administration could offer to the cuban people is to lift the sanctions especially during the period of the pandemic. now when it comes to the protests the died. I think a lot of details have not been released. I think i would say. I am not surprised that it happened because i was on the streets and i saw in.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

07:47 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Start Here

"We've been covering how suddenly everything can change in a country. Like haiti how politics and poverty can create a powderkeg. Just waiting for a spark will right near haiti on the island of cuba. Sparks are flying off. Here is on a precedent. The largest demonstrations in nearly three decades in a country notorious for cracking down on dissent medicine. The images of protests underway in the western hemisphere's most restrictive. Ountry is just not something you see. They're not under fidel castro. Not under rao castro and not under their successor. Miguel de as canal which is making people ask. Are we witnessing something more significant than just anger in the streets. Let's take you to those streets right now. Read lindsay as an independent documentary filmmaker. He's covered conflict zones around the world. He's working on a project covering cuban american relations as this all popped off lindsay. Where are you right now. By the way thanks brad. I'm in our office. I work with a and called belly of the beast. We cover cuban. Us cooper relations. Right in the middle of havana. And so you know the country. Well can you just put in the context. What the heck happened on primarily on sunday well Protest erupted in different parts of the country and different parts of havana. Definitely surprise There has not been anything like it for decades It happened in the midst of a social media campaign called. sos cuba which. It's not clear how it began or where it began. I was actually in a part of havana called regular and started hearing about protests and other parts of the country i I found out there was a protest regla so i ran out and found it. There were a couple hundred people street which was sort of an astounding thing. It just doesn't happen. There are sometimes very small podesta of hardcore dissidents but more generalized protests. Were were a larger number of people. Join our sort of unheard of demands for freedom. Echoing across cuba from one end of the island nation to the other were shouting freedom and down with dictatorship and really the chance were about the political system about civil liberties but it was pretty clear. The people were marching. Were really out there. Because of the economic situation and it didn't really grow that protest in grow that much larger and it was visible. The police were there. They didn't do anything. They were very passive. And then i later went to havana to the downtown where there were clashes. Police other very different from other places. I've covered no tear gas and rubber bullets so in some ways there was violence and other ways. It was much less violent than than other places i've covered in. So was this at then about like you mentioned sort of the chance that people say was this about personal freedoms and civil liberties and the regime per se or was this strictly about personal economics. What what was the. What is the root of this anger. I guess you're upset. His anger people are really angry and very frustrated. I i would say. That's generalize across the population because cuba is undergoing a tremendous economic crisis. Even before covid things were really bad here primarily due to us sanctions president united states. I've called on congress to lift. The embargo on obama started to open. Things outdated burden on the cuban people things really improving and cuba. The economy was starting to improve. There was way better relations. The united states unprecedented relations as at least since the cuban revolution occurred. I am cancelling. The last administration is completely one sided deal with cuba trump role all that back and then some. The trump administration has announced new restrictions for americans traveling to cuba including a ban on cruise ships and under trump intensified sanctions. Since biden was elected. He has not changed any bad. Trump's policies of essentially remained and is taking a toll. Now when cova came it just exacerbated things this woman voicing concerns directly to president miguel diaz canal asking for covid nineteen vaccines with the rise in new cases and a shortage of food and medicine. You could go and buy chicken. Wait an hour line. It's a bit of inconvenience. You could still get chicken. For example but once covid hit shortages really became much worse so people waiting in line for six seven eight hours to buy chicken for example or to buy detergent or to buy soap and and recently much worse even products. That that normally you just take for granted finding and cuban sugar coffee and worst of all medicine so when you combine the people having to wait in line for hours scarcity's the food of basic products like soap and detergent and then now medicine and then for the first time cova cases really surging part of the country combine all that and a tipping point seemed to have been reached and people took to the streets. Well and so then. I feel like you could interpret this one of two ways right one. You could say our policy under that. We've had for decades. But specifically the heightened embargo under president trump now under president biden could result in a humanitarian crisis. Right people are starving or two if your goal is to watch the cuban regime crumble. Couldn't you say president. Trump might have brought us closer to that than any president in half a century whether the famous memo Ridden april nineteen sixty. Lester mallory was assistant deputies. A secretary of state before the embargo in a place. He wrote at basically an argument for the embargo and why it was needed. And he said the embargo was needed in order to cause economic desperation hunger to cut off money and supplies from cuba and as a result people would rise up the biden harris administration stands by the cuban people for sixty years. Embargo certainly has caused a all of these economic problems. They have not been able to overthrow the government at the heart of the review in the heart of the policy that result our democracy and human rights but the us government said that they are punishing the state. And it's not the ones who pay the price keeping people right right. Although we've heard many cuban americans saying no. This is clearly an issue with the regime that they created this problem. The state department yesterday effectively said. Listen the cuban regime could change their policies whenever they want that the sun them. But in the meantime like you said there are people saying you know. It's fine to think about the regime coming down. That's all well and good. In the meantime that happens. Don't forget people are literally starving the us we'll have to consider what it should do. If there's even more dire humanitarian crisis unfolding just off the florida coastline. Re lindsay there in havana. Thank you so much for the time. Thank you read. The coronavirus pandemic is still pandemic still sending seventeen thousand americans to the hospital. Every day of those little more than two hundred are dying every day. Virtually every single one of those people is unvaccinated that means doctors nurses and government officials still have their work cut out for them but for areas were vaccination rates are high. It means it's back to work season. The idea of going back to an office is giving workers knicks feelings. I'm looking forward to that. Separation from work and home for president will my the only has.

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Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades

BBC World Service

00:18 sec | 5 months ago

Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades

"BBC News With Neil Nunes, the Cuban authorities have confronted thousands of people who marched through the streets of major cities in the biggest anti government protests in three decades. President Miguel Diaz Canel said the protests were a provocation by mercenaries

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

01:51 min | 5 months ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"I think I think that's what they're talking about. Right now. Umpires are getting together. Jim Reynolds, the crew chief, is looking at David Bell on the top dugout. And now he's telling David he's going to have to go. Yeah, he goes, sir. You you were You were ejected, and so David Bell coming back out of the dugout now. He's talking with Jim Reynolds. And and now David Bell is going to go back out there. And clearly, he has just been David's really upset. He was already upset. Now he's gone over the top. Here we go. He's about to blow a gasket. Now. He was pretty close to it. And now he is your mind. Jim Reynolds. He is mental right now. And I'm not sure exactly at this point what David Bell other than he didn't think he had been kicked out of the game, and now he's been informed after he got settled back in that he has been kicked out. And his argument now is not with Ryan Addison, who's back at home plate. That's what Jim Reynolds, the crew chief and second base umpire. And I mean, David Bell. Is fired up screaming at Jim Reynolds, who has just added to this crew. And what this is doing as much as anything else. It is basically putting the freeze on. Miguel Diaz, the right hander on the mound for the Padres, because to teach junior has been laying down in the grass out in left field. Ever since all this started and what has it been going on for about 56 minutes. It's big Radial wanted, so David Bell goes back into the dugout and he will go back to the clubhouse. I think both David.

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Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba

John Williams

00:32 sec | 8 months ago

Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba

"Decades long era has ended in Cuba as Raul Castro has resigned as Communist Party chief. The AP is my grass. CIA has more Castro succeeded. His older brother Fidel is president in 2008 and then his head of the party in 2011 Fidel Castro, who died in 2016 lead the revolution that drove up dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. No word yet on who will succeed? No word yet? Who? Raul Castro one doors. I should say He's previously indicated that he favors Miguel Diaz Canal who succeeded him as president.

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Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

"Hi Mike Rossio reporting role Castro resigns as Communist Party chief ending an era in Cuba role Castro announced Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party ending more than six decades of his family's leadership the eighty nine year old Castro announced his retirement in a speech at the opening of the eighth Congress of the ruling party role Castro succeeded his older brother Fidel as president in two thousand eight and then as head of the party in twenty eleven but L. Castro who died in twenty sixteen lead the revolution that drove out dictator full hence you about the study in nineteen fifty nine Castro did not say who he will endorse as first secretary of the Communist Party but previously indicated he favors sixty nine year old Miguel Diaz canal who succeeded him as president in twenty eighteen hi Mike Crossey

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Just been sentenced to eight months in prison for contempt because he posted a video of Cuban police entering his home without a warrant. The demonstration, led by an artist group called The Sun ISI Dro movement Alarm Cuba's communist regime because it drew hundreds of supporters, including celebrities like movie star Luis Para Gloria. And at first, this was the result today we're gonna be closing the Indians, the artist announced Cuban officials had agreed to a dialogue about free speech and expression. But the regime has since backed away and now condemns the artist per usual as puppets of the U. S. And Cuban exiles in Miami. Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel calls their protests and imperial show orchestrated by the Trump administration. Still, instead of being crushed, the artist push for free expression is resonating strongly in and outside Cuba. That's prompting many to ask. Could this lead to some measure of human rights reform there? I'm cynical, but also very hopeful. Ruben Rojos is a Miami Dade College English professor. He heads the nonprofit other oceans, which build social and cultural bridges between the U. S and Cuba. He's in touch with many Cuban artists, including protest leader Luis Manuel Otero, who until December, 3rd was detained by Cuban authorities. They say this will not stop. This movement has been one of the biggest of my recollection right now. It's a different time in history. Cubans have Internet now they're communicating. RoHaas says One of the artists more immediate reform demands is the repeal of decree. 3 49. That law was enacted two years ago, and it requires Cuba's artists to get official permission for just about every paint, stroke, song cord and script sentence they create. But the artist insists this is about Maura than tight regime control over them. Don't come back. Tania Bruguera is a leading Cuban installation and performance artist and a leading artists. Dissident. She wants to rest in public as a Santa Tia God known for haunting people on their birthdays if they failed to keep their promises, and she did it on the birthday of Cuba's then dictator Fidel Castro. So when the artists outcry began last month, Bruguera told me. Cuban police kept her from leaving her home for more than a week, and she was put under house arrest again on December 6. It was a sign that this campaign scares the government more than others it's faced. Even so, Bruguera is helping lead that campaign. Which is also known as in 27, after their big November 27th demonstration. She believes it will last because ordinary non artist Cubans are connecting with an artist movement in ways they hadn't before. Unlike Castle, comma possible initial on fish, thanks to social media access Cubans have today they see this isn't just about art. It's about rights abuses they face too. They can get arrested just for complaining about long food lines. Restraining an artist is like literally filling their tank with rocket fuel Award winning Miami playwright Carmen Pillai Asses, a Cuban American and a friend of Bruguera's. She feels it's not surprising Cuban artists or at the vanguard of this uncommonly potent challenge to the regime After all, Pillai a says Cuba's original independence hero, Jose Marti was foremost a poet. He gives the people a better story and shows them how to make it a reality. The Cuban artists have made the brave space a safer space to be now. Still, Reuben RoHaas of other oceans, says the Cuban regime is just as determined to control that Cuban story these days. RoHaas points out. Cuba's artists had actually experienced fewer restrictions over the past few decades. But because the regime has had to give Cubans more economic freedoms in recent years, he says, it is cracked down on artistic freedom again as a way to keep Cubans from getting too bold because they loosen the screws on part of their system in the rules. They had to grab control of the Cuban revolution is narrative and who has a narrative more than artists. And for the moment those Cuban artists have the stage for here, and now I'm Tim Padgett in Miami. And we want to take a moment here to remember British spy novelist John le Carre, who died Saturday. He was born David Cornwell and grew up with a con man of a father, who was frequently in jail. Khoury worked as a British intelligence officer and then got into writing. His books include the Spy who came in from the Cold, and he was famous for his ordinary spy characters who didn't resemble heroes like James Bond here is on fresh air and 2017. When you really.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Stinger TV and Movie Podcast

Stinger TV and Movie Podcast

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Stinger TV and Movie Podcast

"But when he did the show he or the movie I, remember it was a big deal because he looked so young and he was like twenty four I think when he laid that that part so Interesting. Well, Williams APP has I'm just going to throw that out there. Yeah. Okay. You know what I love about him. It's clear. He hasn't had any work done. Yes, and that's what makes I mean if he was smooth faced johnny, it just wouldn't have worked but he looks like the every man, right? Yeah. I love that. Yeah absolutely. All right. Next, we've got Miguel Diaz. And I'm going to butcher this name. You take a stab at it. I'm going to say zillow Maariv dwayne A- Mary federal very good at accents and Language is so. Upset for that. Yeah and Miguel is the. Boy Next. Store. He Daniel Larusso of this generation. Yes. Right and mom living in a crappy apartment But it's an isn't though as the series goes on, he's got some Johnny and into he does the exactly. That's what they're mixing it up. They're not retelling the same story. Again like I'm Miguel Fan so We're GONNA talk about Miguel Versus Ravi because I'm team Miguel all the way even though he could be a jerk sometimes. But? McGill is is was the underdog and now he's become. Again, you're like I wanNA root for him, but he's being a jerk. So anyway I really like him. I think he's good actor and he actually is a martial artist in real life. He practices could pay Kunvari very impressed by their. You can tell it's them doing it and I've seen interviews where they all trained like all the cast is really even William and Ralph. It's been a while young. They're throwing it out there still. Well apparently Williams ABC did practice martial arts for many years I think as a result of being in the movie, and then he just sort of fill out a practice and of course, had to get back in shape somewhat four for the show. Yeah. Then we have Samantha Larusso who's played by Mary Mouser and the SAM is Daniel's daughter and I think she is so super sweet. Almost a little too sweet for the role angry a little bit..

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Serienweise - Der Serien Podcast

Serienweise - Der Serien Podcast

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Serienweise - Der Serien Podcast

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Cheese, $11 a pound for a beef steak way beyond the reach of most Cubans. And it's not just the prices that make the store's off limits. It's the hassle of getting into one problem. What I'd have to get up before don grab a bus and then wait in a line that every day seems to be growing longer, says Enrique. He works for a state agency and didn't want to give his full name for fear of Reprisals, He says. Last time he looked The lines were at least several hours long. Cuba's government is hoping residents will endure the weight and give up their Stashes of dollars, mostly sent from family abroad. The government's even dropped a 10 per cent tax on all dollar transactions. They have a liquidity crisis. Ted Hankin of Brew College in New York is an expert on the Cuban economy. This is a quick way that they can Transfer the money that's in the pockets of Cuban citizens and or their relatives abroad to Philip. It's empty coffers so that it can buy things abroad like food and fuel, which the government can't do with a Cuban pesos that is worthless on international markets. The island's economy has lost subsidies from Venezuela suffered increased sanctions from the Trump administration and now is reeling from the collapse of tourism because of the Corona virus. So along with opening the hard currency stores, the regime now says it will loosen restrictions on Cuba's growing private sector. President Miguel Diaz Canel, in a speech broadcast on state TV this month, said the country can't keep doing the same thing because the current economic model isn't producing results that Cuba needs. So now, the government says it will give private businesses more legal protections, allow them to import and export goods and give them access to cheaper wholesale markets. Richard Feinberg, an economist at the University of California, San Diego, says the reforms are definitely a move in the right direction. However, there are reasons for some skepticism. Many of these measures have been announced before several times, so the proof will be in the speed and efficiency of implementation of these measures. Feinberg says. Thes air all things Communist leader Raul Castro proposed a decade ago, but we're stymied by hard liners in the party. He says. Maybe Castro's handpicked president will have better luck. Perhaps now, perhaps course there's no transparency. It's hard to know. But perhaps now the reformers have gained the upper hand with the supported President Diaz Canel Libert. Fuente is optimistic about the government's willingness to make the moves, especially given the worldwide economic slump. He owns a computer workshop in Havana. He has nearly no dollars left after four months of the Corona virus locked down so he can't shop in one of the new dollar stores, But he says he's holding on To be alive. Breathing on deep operating is assessed in your he's hopeful he'll be able to fulfill his dream and grow his computer business. Jerrycan. NPR NEWS. This is NPR news. More traffic.

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Pandemic May Push Cuba To Ease Restrictions On Tightly Controlled Economy

Morning Edition

03:48 min | 1 year ago

Pandemic May Push Cuba To Ease Restrictions On Tightly Controlled Economy

"Leaders of Cuba have been promising for years to ease restrictions on their tightly controlled economy. Now the pandemic, maybe forcing them to actually do that. NPR's carry con reports. When you hear dollar store, you probably think discounts right? Not in Cuba. Last week, the government opened dozens of new stores for shoppers with hard currency, euros and dollars. They're anything but cheap. As video blogger Frank cameras showed off after sneaking his camera phone into one of the store's Havana in a friend's strolled the stock dial's checking out prices. 30 bucks for a block of Gouda cheese, $11 a pound for a beef steak way beyond the reach of most Cubans. And it's not just the prices that make the store's off limits. It's the hassle of getting into one problem. What I'd have to get up before don grab a bus and then wait in a line that every day seems to be growing longer, says Enrique. He works for a state agency and didn't want to give his full name for fear of Reprisals, He says. Last time he looked The lines were at least several hours long. Cuba's government is hoping residents will endure the weight and give up their Stashes of dollars, mostly sent from family abroad. The government's even dropped a 10 per cent tax on all dollar transactions. They have a liquidity crisis. Ted Hankin of Brew College in New York is an expert on the Cuban economy. This is a quick way that they can Transfer the money that's in the pockets of Cuban citizens and or their relatives abroad to Philip. It's empty coffers so that it can buy things abroad like food and fuel, which the government can't do with a Cuban pesos that is worthless on international markets. The island's economy has lost subsidies from Venezuela suffered increased sanctions from the Trump administration and now is reeling from the collapse of tourism because of the Corona virus. So along with opening the hard currency stores, the regime now says it will loosen restrictions on Cuba's growing private sector. President Miguel Diaz Canel, in a speech broadcast on state TV this month, said the country can't keep doing the same thing because the current economic model isn't producing results that Cuba needs. So now, the government says it will give private businesses more legal protections, allow them to import and export goods and give them access to cheaper wholesale markets. Richard Feinberg, an economist at the University of California, San Diego, says the reforms are definitely a move in the right direction. However, there are reasons for some skepticism. Many of these measures have been announced before several times, so the proof will be in the speed and efficiency of implementation of these measures. Feinberg says. Thes air all things Communist leader Raul Castro proposed a decade ago, but we're stymied by hard liners in the party. He says. Maybe Castro's handpicked president will have better luck. Perhaps now, perhaps course there's no transparency. It's hard to know. But perhaps now the reformers have gained the upper hand with the supported President Diaz Canel Libert. Fuente is optimistic about the government's willingness to make the moves, especially given the worldwide economic slump. He owns a computer workshop in Havana. He has nearly no dollars left after four months of the Corona virus locked down so he can't shop in one of the new dollar stores, But he says he's holding on To be alive. Breathing on deep operating is assessed in your he's hopeful he'll be able to fulfill his dream and grow grow his his computer computer business. business. Jerrycan. Jerrycan. NPR NPR NEWS. NEWS.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on KCRW

"Right now, if you're an east Los Angeles on eastbound sixty at downing road, looks like we have a stall vehicle that one's blocking the middle lane has your little bit backed up from Lorena street. And now on eastbound ten at national. Vard. It looks like someone's at a gas and they've moved to the center divider. That's very small center divider, right there. So use caution. And I'll still Sigler to pass. If you're in that southbound four of five after Getty, Senate dried or much check back with you in just a little bit. It's four twenty here. KCRW. Thanks for being with us. On a Tuesday, it's all things considered from NPR news. Mary, Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro three g mobile internet access arrived in Cuba less than a year ago. It has transformed an island that had not had much access to the web. There are new avenues for commerce new propaganda channels for Cuba's communist, leadership and new challenges for the regime, as NPR's, Carrie Kahn reports Cubans are protesting, and criticizing on social media with memes becoming popular tool. Take last month. Social media targets an ostrich and ninety one year old Commandante of the revolution. True. But aloof. Go back. Free as declared on state TV show that the ostrich could be the solution to Cuba's food. Shortages, scarcity's have gotten worse than aid from troubled ally, Venezuela has significantly declined in the US's imposed new sanctions, one bird produces more meat than a cow. He claimed, but a data. It's no lie. The nonagenarian stumbled on Cubans rush to their new internet enabled phones, and the means were off. There were posts of ostriches dressed in the commandant army fatigues ostriches sporting chega, Varda's icon, ick beret, and even the big birds, queuing up in Cuba's, ubiquitous long food lines. Cubans have been enjoying this rare chance to laugh at their leaders, and like many Joaquin Sanchez headed to the ostrich in closure at Havana's zoo. Snap a selfie with the Linke bird thought to go on although. Don through them on the number of young compla-. I also yawning it's an amazing animal, but I don't think there's enough of them to feed a population of eleven million. He says. Dob. We are a bit restricted. But these days, I think there is more freedom to say what we think centuries. The public space has wounded Kylo has a former Cuban diplomat says he's apprised by the public banter taking place on Twitter, these days, even on government sites Cuban like around in China hasn't blocked Twitter. President Miguel Diaz canal tweets, and so do his ministers. It gives the June it the writing to the minister saying what I think the censorship of the internet is still firmly in place, though. Access to many international news outlets opposition websites, and blogs remain blocked in the state owned internet is expensive and coverage spotty but for those who can afford it mainly with help from relatives abroad. The new three g is also helping political organizing like never before. Earlier this month gay rights activists connected, by a Facebook marched down. One of Havana's prominent boulevards in unauthorized and highly unusual show of.

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"From around the world. Here's Bloomberg's Leon gallons. Good morning, Markus. One of Africa's longest serving leaders as bowing to popular pressure and will not seek reelection Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wanted a fifth term, but mass protests persuaded him to abandon his campaign. The election was set up for April the eighteenth. But put Affleck says it will be postponed in the government will be replaced. You'll say promises a new constitution before the end of the year. Italy's deputy premier Matteo Salvini has fired a warning shot as as populist. Prepares to sign an accord with China. Bloomberg's John for lane has the details. Salvini says he doesn't want to see foreigners colonizing. Italy Rome has volunteered for China's massive Belton road infrastructure project and is expected to sign an accord when president Xi Jinping visits in late March, but Salvini has long campaigned on the slogan. Italy I in Rome Johnson, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. Sweden's finance minister Magdalena Andersson is planning to tax a financial sector even further. Bloomberg's Amanda Billeness says the government is looking into how to design a tax that will only impact banks in the election campaign. Her part of the social democrat promised to raise taxes on the largest thanks and in an interview last week. She said that this tax would be included in a tax reform plan to be carried out before the next election in Stockton. Amanda, boomer, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. And the US secretary of state is blasting rushing keyboard for supporting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, accusing them of. Keeping the regime flute. According to my pump hair ties between Venezuela and Russia are quote a match made in hell, Cuba is the true imperialist power in Venezuela. The Cuban government of Miguel Diaz canal provides political cover for Madeira and his henchmen. So that they may stay in power..

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"miguel diaz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:31 min | 3 years ago

"miguel diaz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Happy new year on this sunny day. I'm glad to celebrate the new year with you all I have this year will be a good year for many of you. I pray for the peace and happiness of the people of our country and the world. I chose appearance lasted only around five minutes, but he rarely appears or speaks in public Akita heater will become the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in two hundred years. He Ibaraki who's eighty-five thanked him for his service. I think the name pros for their hard work. And I hope that they will get a good west Emperor Akihito has been on the chrysanthemum throne for three decades. But he said that because of his age he was concerned that he might not be able to fulfill his official duties, I heard more earlier from our correspondent Marinko only the actually spoke a lot longer last week when he celebrated his eighty fifth birthday. He actually looked back at his era known as hey say, he talked about how he's relieved that he's era is coming to an end free of war in Japan. He's annoying pacifist. He visited many countries in the region, which were affected by Japan's wartime aggression. He also talked about natural disasters that he had to witness he visited many of those devastated areas as throughout his time. This is the thirty first year of hey said and the new era is going to begin on the first of may. So only a few months left. Is this being seen as the beginning of new era in Japan? Absolutely. I mean, all of us grew all the seeing him as the emperor. And of course, adjust eighty years ago during the second World War, many people adopting the name of his father. So this current Emperor Akihito he has been a very vocal advocate for peace, and he's very well respected and loved and not just by older generation. I do remember after the twenty eleven army. He also addressed the nation, which is quite unusual during which, you know, my grandfather, for example, was glued to the television. Cut out the newspaper clip of his entire speech Janina, framed debt to the older generation, even though the Japan's constitution states his role, as you know, he's still a divine figure, but also for younger generation, I remember an incident where I think a high school student just tweeted a picture of the emperor and the empress with a very casual language which drew bit of criticism. But you know, you really show that he's loved and adored by many people Murray co. The Chinese president Xi Jinping has kicked off a year of sensitive anniversaries with a major speech on Taiwan. One of China's trickiest diplomatic issues. The year marks the seventieth anniversary of the creation of communist China following its army's victory over the combing Tang in the civil war, the defeated nationalist forces of Chiang KAI Shek fled to Taiwan in November nineteen forty nine and the island has remained under self rule since then despite being claimed by China. Well, joining us from Taipei is our correspondent, Cindy, sue. Cindy, what what are the main points of the address from president she presidency and precise that no one or no force can change the joint history between the two sides mainland, China and Taiwan, and that no one can prevent can can can prevent the fact that Taiwan is a part of China and prevent the two size from developing relations. And also a stop the. Task of reunifying. He says nobody can present. His his words were the motherland must unify and will reunify, and he says this is a requirement for achieving China's rejuvenation or in other words, what he has talked about China dream and at the same time, you did not propose a timeline. So he did not say win this has to happen. And he emphasized that China will do everything it can to achieve peaceful reunification and his words he says Chinese people don't fight Chinese people by the same time. He says this issue cannot be dragged on indefinitely from one generation to another and that China cannot give up the use of force to achieve unification. And he he warned a Taiwanese that Taiwanese independence, basically is a dead end road. And he he urged them to work towards reunification of the motherland and to actually protect the two sized piece by not allowing Taiwanese independence, just quick. Though, the government in Taiwan is pushing for a greater distance from Beijing. But the were elections whether or not in November that suggested maybe a swing of opinion in a different direction. Yes. Definitely while the election results show that the voters are largely favored approach Aina KMT opposition party. And and gave the ruling party DP, which is pro independence it big defeats. It's more very election of their dissatisfaction with the current administration's China policy than an acceptance of unification with China, basically, the voters unhappy with the current administration leading Taiwan down a path of confrontation with China and being unrealistic and unwise endure opinion there basically want the two sides to get along and for China Taiwan to be able to enjoy the benefits of China's economic rise. But they do not saying that they want unification they basically want to maintain the status quo, and they don't want to be forced to choose between unification and independence, especially not now. Okay. Cindy, thank you very much for joining us at Cindy suit in Taipei moving on this is the beginning of Brazil's liberation from socialism, political correctness and. A bloated state. That was the declaration from the country's new right wing president giant Bolsonaro at his inauguration. He is a controversial figure offending millions of people with some homophobic and sexist remarks. The former army captain has also expressed his admiration for the military dictatorship which ruled Brazil for twenty one years. In fact, a third of his cabinet is made up of former army officers, but in his speech at the ceremony in the capital Brasilia, president Bolsonaro also promised to respect democracy. I would like to call on all of the congress people to make Brazil dies rise against the logical of corruption of criminality out of economic responsibility and out of ideological submission. I am sure that there will be enormous challenges ahead of our listen to what people say we will be successful. When he has the backing of President Trump who said that Mr. Bolsonaro, remade, a great inauguration speech and tweeted, the USA is with you like Mr. Trump, he's come from the political fringes and has been swept to power on a tide of anger against mainstream parties. So the question is can Mr. Bolsonaro unify Brazil after a bitterly bitterly divisive. Presidential election is more from our South America. Correspondent Katie Watson. He definitely struck her more presidential tone compared to his fiery rhetoric that we heard through. Throughout the campaign, but he made clear that his values at the same family conservatism, and God, you ending his speeches. He's ended all of them with God above all Brazil above. All this strong feeling of religion. How much of the party will play in the new administration? He went on with campaign promises of trying to restore order to Brazil. That's obviously alluding to the rising violent crime here in the country, and how he wants to loosen gun laws and enable more people to carry guns say that upstanding, citizens are protected against the bad guys that was one of his key pillars of his campaign. This country is deeply divided. I was in the crowd with thousands of supporters here who feel he is the man who can deliver change he will shake up Brazil like nothing before he's actually Amdi everything that's gone before him. He wants to radically change Brazil. Jill. For a huge concerns about his racist comments as sexist comments, the comments that he's made throughout his time as a politician for nearly thirty years here in Brazil. So why he's going to suddenly change and unite Brazil, how he's going to see that is going to be the hard challenge. Let's Casey Watson reporting on president Boston scenarios inauguration and one regional leader not invited to that Brazilian order. Inauguration was the Cuban Cuban President Miguel Diaz canal the events in Brasilia took place as Cuba among the sixtieth anniversary of its revolution. The countries formerly arou- Castro spoke at the cemetery where his brother Fidel is buried, and I asked how Havana correspondent will grant to assess his speech, I think his main aim was essentially to sort of bolster revolutionary fervor, which sounds like a strange thing after sixty years in power. But this is a key time for Cuba in many ways, and certainly key time for the Cuban revolution in his. Marchers. There's a change of power, obviously. Fidel Castro has died row. Castro's step down from power, or at least from the presidency. He remains the party leader of the Cuban communist party and president Miguel Diaz canal is in power now that transfer of power from one generation to the next is a key moment really in kind of in maintaining the Cuban revolution. On track. If you like certainly from the point of view of the leadership here not transfer of power is happening at a time. When a lot of other countries in the region of moving more towards the rights is this left Cuba a little bit isolated has. I mean, you just need to look around the region in terms of half a dozen years ago ten years ago, and of course, then it would have been good challenges. There would have been Lula in power in Brazil. There was support in Ecuador in Chilean Cadagua now things have changed dramatically since then. And and a lot of these nations that I've mentioned and now in hands of wing governments or at the very least those left wing governments that are still impairing some of those nations like Venezuela far far weaker than they were at the height of the sort of period of chances power. So yeah. As a result of that, Cuba is definitely been isolated. Definitely is. Looking around to see where it fits into twentieth. Century Latin America will grant in Havana onto some interesting sporting news. Now a photo of the two of them together has been described as the greatest selfie of all time on Tuesday. We saw a tennis. I two of the biggest names in the game's history. Serena Williams, and Roger Federer faced each other in a competitive match Federer and his Swiss partner Belinda bench beat Williams and Francis tier foe of the United States in a mixed doubles contest in the Hoffman Cup in Australia Williams and federal spoke to reporters after the match we grew up together really just watching and having an opportunity after all these years, we've actually never done this. So this is super cool that we get to do in such a pinnacle point in both our careers, and.

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Israel pummels Hamas targets in Gaza after gunman kills Israeli soldier

BBC World Service

04:57 min | 3 years ago

Israel pummels Hamas targets in Gaza after gunman kills Israeli soldier

"Problems with democracy be next very good example I think of how things can perhaps change, as rutta something as simple as a film with me in the studio my two guests writer and editor Justin quirk and Sally leaves. Lee who trains companies and governments on protecting. People business from extreme incidents that's. All here on this edition of weekend Now the world news Hello Jerry Smith. With the BBC news the Palestinian group HAMAs says it's agreed a ceasefire with Israel off an upsurge of violence. In the Gaza Strip the cease-fire is reported to be holding on Friday the Israeli, military said his trunk dozens of targets in Gaza Middle East. Correspondent Tom vaping reports the s strikes came after an Israeli soldier was shot dead the first such fatality for Israel since the start of regular protests which have seen more than, one hundred and forty Palestinians killed buys. Rarely forces since March he was targeted by militants from the perimeter fence in southern, Gaza early this morning HAMAs, announced a ceasefire agreement but there was. No comment from Israel the latest exchange of fire raised fears of a significant escalation between the two sides with Israel's. Defense minister earlier warning it was being pushed towards a broad. And painful military operation the UN's envoy to the region warned that Gaza. Was on the bridge Think of war and urged restraint president Manuel Santos of Columbia has welcomed former rebels to. Congress at the opening of the new parliament the Faulk has five senators and five, members of the house of representatives as part of the peace. Deal reached in two thousand sixteen the to former commanders did not attend nNcholas Russia has the details president Santos said he was happy to see former rebels who fought the state, for five decades now respecting the constitution. And the country's laws the precedent twin sister in office next month it's the new, legislators and his successor to, defend peace in Colombia mister Duke wants. To prevent former rebels from sitting in congress until they're investigative for crimes committed during the civil war Facebook has suspended. Another data collection firm from using it site while it investigates. Claims the Boston-based crimson hexagon may be using people's information to build surveillance Tools Facebook suspended British. And, Canadian based analytic firms for similar reasons, earlier this year Dave Lee reports crimson hexagon. Says it collects the vast amounts of public data in order to, provide consumer insights something that is not against Facebook's policies however the Wall Street Journal newspaper has reported that data firm. Worked with a group linked to the Kremlin as well as various US government agencies. Using Facebook data for surveillance is against the sites policies Dave Lee The Spanish conservative People's Party is due to select a, new leader to replace Mariana Rockaway retiring. Of, to me ousted as prime minister in a confidence vote last month the former deputy prime minister Sarah science day Santamaria is running against the Thirty-seven-year-old congressman Pablo Casado would take the party further to. The right You're listening to world news from the BBC Disney has sacked the US film, director James Gunn after the discovery of. Tweets which included jokes about rape and paedophilia the guardians of the. Galaxy director, has since apologized for the messages Disney said the. Comments were indefensible and inconsistence with its values Cuba's lawmakers. Are expected. To approve a new constitution later today which will. Then be put. To public vote the sweeping reforms would say private property recognized for the first time since nineteen seventy six and the state's control. Of, the economy will be drastically reduced same sex marriage could. Be legalized from Havana will grant reports the new president Miguel Diaz canal is seeking to preserve the socialist character of the Cuban revolution or boosting the long stagnant economy on the island nevertheless state and military run. Entities will remain dominant in Cuba that much has been made, repeatedly cleared by both row Castro and president DS canal in the lead up. To this point are the key changes include the introduction of a prime minister to. The Cuban political system dividing the roles of head of state and, head of government and the imposition of, term limits on the presidency of two. Consecutive five-year terms round Castro who is eighty seven remained as the. Leader of, the Cuban communist party when he stepped down as President this year and headed the commission which drew up. These changes investigators examining how seventeen people died when the terrorist, boat sank colleague in the US state of Missouri of appeal for witnesses to..

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India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

BBC World Service

02:30 min | 3 years ago

India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

"The american kendrick lamar become the first rapper to win the pulitzer prize for music he's been cooled the bob dylan of hip hop song writers has become the anthem of the black lives matter movement join me mark coals to find out how kendrick lamar has gone from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the united states right to the very top that's coming up in a profile of kendrick lamar here on the bbc world service right after the news bbc news with eileen mccue china via nited states and south korea have welcomed an announcement from north korea that is suspending its nuclear and missile tests and closing its nuclear site north korea's leader kim jong un said tests were being halted because the country had completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons the government of nicaragua says it's ready to begin talks with people who've been protesting against social security reforms the vice president made the announcement after three days of violent clashes between demonstrators and police at least ten people have died venezuela's president nicolas maduro has visiting cuba to meet the new leader of one of his country's few remaining allies he arrived a day after miguel diaz canal took power as cuba's president the un security council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse surrounded by pastures at the southern tip of sweden this meeting at the summer home of the former u n chief doug hammarskjold is a rare session outside new york it's expected to focus on the syrian crisis a baby girl has been raped and murdered in the indian city of indoor the latest in a string of child rapes that have been described as a national emergency for india the child had been asleep with her parents on the street when she was abducted the prime minister is due to chair a cabinet session to consider introducing the death penalty for the crime there are continuing efforts to restore order to the south african city of my king after three days of violent protests presidents roh ramaphosa who's visited the city has promised further talks with people who accused the provincial premier of corruption something he denies and italian conservationists seromba instigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture and fit him with a tracking device the bear belong to an endangered subspecies of which only about fifty remain that's the latest from bbc news.

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Trudeau finds his business voice on foreign trip that leaves opposition with little to criticize

BBC World Service

02:26 min | 3 years ago

Trudeau finds his business voice on foreign trip that leaves opposition with little to criticize

"The authorities are ready to start talks with antigovernment protesters referral mario was speaking after three days of violent clashes that have left at least ten people dead the protesters opposed social security reforms introduced by the government but mrs morio blamed the violence on people seeking to disrupt peace in the country the latest clashes continued late into the night across the country in a rare meeting outside new york the un security council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse on the southernmost tip of sweden stone's throw from the baltic coast the informal session an annual feature of the council's calendar is expected to focus on the crisis in syria as puka reports the former secretary general dog shelves summer house in bulk or crash should be an ideal location for the security council talks surrounded by open pastures and just a stone's throw from the windswept baltic coast it's as far as it is possible to get from the hectic world of the un headquarters in new york and the ambassadors will need that peace and quiet they are trying to overcome deep divisions over the syrian crisis and relaunch efforts to end the conflict in the past these have been stymied by mutual recriminations and the swedish host said they were approaching the task with patience and humility news from the bbc the us aviation regulator the f a has ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one which exploded during a flight on tuesday killing a passenger the faa has instructor that hundreds of engines made by the cfm company must be tested within twenty days the venezuelan president nicolas maduro is in cuba to meet the new leader of one of his country's few remaining allies misdemeanor arrived in havana just today after miguel diaz canal to power is cuban president mr madero is seeking reelection next month as venezuelans endure hyper inflation and shortages of food and medicine republicans in the united states have dismissed as frivolous lawsuit brought by the democratic party against president trump's election campaign russia and wikileaks the lawsuit accuses them of conspiring to influence the two thousand sixteen election nick bryant reports the civil lawsuit accuses the trump campaign of being possible racketeering enterprise that gleefully welcome russia's help ahead of the two thousand sixteen election brought by the.

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First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:43 sec | 3 years ago

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

"Approaching twenty four minutes past the hour just gone in fact we're joined now four look through the day's newspapers by jacob power kilos deputy head for the us and america's program at chatham house welcome jacob to you and your first pick force front page of the new york times the new cuban leader who is described in the headline s progressive but loyal to the cuban revolution we are speaking about miguel diaz canal mutism who's the the first non castro president of cuba since nineteen fiftynine who was claimed by the convention of the cuban communist party yesterday and is now in charge well mostly in uncharted.

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A progressive, a hard-liner and an enigma

Democracy Now

02:31 min | 3 years ago

A progressive, a hard-liner and an enigma

"In the israelioccupied west bank press freedom groups are expressing alarm over the arrest of a journalist early wednesday by palestinian security forces relatives say the officers presented a search warrant and arrested has them nassir without mention of what church he's being held on nassir works for the najah broadcasting channel which frequently covers israel's demolition of palestinian homes the arrests of palestinians in the condition of palestinians held in his rarely prisons in its statement the committee to protect journalists said quote the thirties must explain immediately on what grounds they snatched the journalist away from his home in the middle of the night in cuba president raul castro is stepping down today and will hand power to his handpicked successor miguel diaz canal castro will remain head of cuba's ruling communist party the fifty seven year old he has canal comes to power as the trump administration seeks to reverse a thaw in relations between the us and cuba begun under president barack obama in kansas a federal jury convicted three white male militia members wednesday of plotting to massacre somali immigrants at a mosque in an apartment building in garden city gavin rights patrick stein and curtis allen were found guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction after an fbi informant said they were plotting to use guns and car bombs to mass murder somalis the three belong to a militia called the crusaders at trial their lawyer admitted the trio referred to muslims as cockroaches but argued they hadn't meant to go through with their plot in minnesota and fbi whistle blower who leaked classified information about how the bureau aggressively targets potential informants pleaded guilty tuesday to charges of unauthorized disclosure terry j aubrey who was the only african american agent at the fbi field office in minneapolis cold is leaks inactive conscience aimed at calling out racism at the bureau he faces up to ten years in prison but as likely to receive less than five under a plea deal in georgia imigrants imprisoned at a for profit detention center have filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were forced to work for eight dollars a day or less and violation of us labor law the suit alleges prisoners at the stewart detention center in lumpkin georgia who refused to join socalled voluntary work programmes face retaliation by guards including threats of criminal prosecution one former prisoner says he worked eight hour shifts.

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Cuba President Raul Castro replaced by Miguel Diaz-Canel as island's leader

All Things Considered

00:36 sec | 3 years ago

Cuba President Raul Castro replaced by Miguel Diaz-Canel as island's leader

"And tom hanks available on blu ray or to rent from npr news this is all things considered i nelson chang and i'm ari shapiro cuba has sworn in a new president one whose last name is not castro miguel diaz canal bermudez is an electrical engineer and party faithful he's fifty seven years old and that means he had not even been born when fidel castro's revolution overthrew a usbacked dictator and installed a socialist government npr's carrie kahn reports from havana cuba neagh lds canal bermuda's took over the presidency today with the proceedings broadcast live on state run.

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Trump’s ‘flexible’ negotiating style could make or break North Korea talks

All News, Traffic and Weather

01:50 min | 3 years ago

Trump’s ‘flexible’ negotiating style could make or break North Korea talks

"Combined donald customer who's speech from the new cuban leader miguel diaz canal he takes over as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure that the long term survival of one of the world's last communist states continues members of the national assembly voted on ds canals nomination as the sole candidate for president the eighty six year old castro will remain head of the communist party meaning he'll still be the most powerful person in cuba u s and russian military leaders hold a high level meeting the meeting took place in other by john between nato supreme commander general curtis scaparrotti and the russian military chief the russian news agency task says the two were meeting to talk about syria the us military's has only that they discussed issues relating to military posture the us and russia have deconfliction line in syria to protect pilots but there's no cooperation because the russians back the syrian regime and just yesterday state department officials accused moscow of hindering efforts to push forward the peace process that cbs's cami mccormick at the pentagon meantime a un security team touring the sights of the recent chemical attack in syria was shot at and subjected to a blast that's according to the head of the global chemical watchdog agency the security team was supposed to give the all clear for inspectors to follow but their visit was put on hold pending the security situation wbz news time is one eleven it's time now for sports the celtics are off again tonight their first round playoff series shifts to milwaukee for game three tomorrow but the bruins will visit toronto this evening at seven in game four the bees lead the series two to one the red sox will also get back to work tonight.

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Contractor involved in island-wide Puerto Rico blackout canned

Frank Beckmann

01:41 min | 3 years ago

Contractor involved in island-wide Puerto Rico blackout canned

"A day on seven sixty wjr detroit thirty seven degrees cloudy let's make that sunshine we have sunshine at nine o'clock good morning everyone i'm marie osborne after six decades there may no longer be a castro in charge of cuba correspondent patrick ofman reports miguel diaz canal has taken raul castro's places president of cuba none of this has come as a surprise there's going to be any surprise even though there wasn't election yesterday in the cuban national assembly it was really more of a coronation there's only one candidate on the ballot results such as they are will come out later this morning and then we expect to see something again the cubans never thought they would see raul castro turnover powder to miguel diaz canal now puerto rico's governor is suggesting that the country's electric power thorny cancel its contractor with a contractor that caused an island wide power outage this happened yesterday the power went down around ten twenty in the morning locally from one end of the island to the other situation is not getting better here government wind or electric live or anything else that's liz retired new york city ems worker who lives in san juan this blackout happened a week week after almost nine hundred thousand people lost power for eight hours when a tree fell on a high voltage transmission cable of course the heat always becomes more intense when you don't have there's growing concern in puerto rico and shrinking confidence as hurricane season approaches next month i'm steve kastenbaum jim val the president of the ford motor company fund us in puerto rico visiting ford dealers and helping with relief efforts he was there when.

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Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet?

Red Eye Radio

00:44 sec | 3 years ago

Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet?

"Point to other parts than come off of an airplane within the size of a football field that fell off at thirty seven thousand feet southwest airlines is inspecting the fan blades on its entire fleet over the next thirty days i'm steve kastenbaum later today cuba is expected to name its first leader not named castro and nearly sixty years president wrong council will retire during a national assembly meeting in havana the eighty six year old castro will hand over power then to a handpicked successor seven sevenyearold miguel diaz canal president trump is hoping an upcoming some upcoming summit with north korean leader kim jong un will be successful but he says he's willing to call it off he thinks it's not going anywhere will ripley explains screens have less to lose here because they're already heavily sanctioned kim jong un now has world leaders lining to meet up with him whereas before many of them just brushed him off so just the agreement by president trump to this summit is benefiting his image on the global stage and they can always just go back analysts say to doing what they did before growing their nuclear program continuing to build up their arsenal in defiance of international condemnation authorities in jersey city say they've made the rest in the murder case.

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Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Red Eye Radio

00:28 sec | 3 years ago

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

"Getting his image on the global stage and they can always just go back analysts say to doing what they did before growing their nuclear program continuing to build up their arsenal in defiance of international condemnation on thursday cuba is expected to name its first leader not named castro and nearly sixty years president raul castro will reportedly retire during a national assembly meeting in havana by all accounts the eighty six year old castro will hand over power to a handpicked successor fifty seven year old miguel diaz canal the case of a new york now they accused of murdering two children in her care has been decided sierra crawford has detail was not a decision we reached lightly or easily and then head injury has rejected a oscillating ortega's claimed that she was too mentally ill to understand her actions or no they were wrong when she killed two year old leo krim in his six year old sister in the bathroom of their families upper west side home in october twenty twelve they were stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife district attorney cyrus vance is praising.

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Puerto Rico loses power island-wide for first time since Hurricane Maria hit U.S. territory

NPR News Now

02:02 min | 3 years ago

Puerto Rico loses power island-wide for first time since Hurricane Maria hit U.S. territory

"Host bq new president his name is miguel diaz canal he's fifty seven and until recently has kept out of the public spotlight the silverhaired longtime communist officials showed up more of late and state run media expectations grew he was to take over for row castro castro now eighty six however is not stepping down as leader of cuba's communist party squelching speculation that the new president would make changes to the island's one party system the canal will be the first person not named castro delete cuban nearly six decades he's part of a new generation of officials born after the nineteen fifty nine revolution carrie kahn npr news have anna drove administration stiff new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum apparently beginning to bite unfortunately it's affecting us companies men are complaining allowed us they rely on imported metals and say the tariffs are disrupting their business stocks bounced about in somewhat choppy trading today the dow was down thirty eight points you're listening to npr more problems for heart hit puerto rico which after having much of its electrical grid infrastructure damaged by last september's hurricane is now suffering an island wide blackout officials say they're still not sure what caused the outage involving the increase in the unstable power grid nearly seven months after hurricane maria hit spokesperson for the electric power thirty there says it's expected to take twenty four to thirty six hours to fully restore power some forty thousand utility customers in puerto rico actually been without power since the september hurricane travelers in parts of the midwest are dealing with a strong april snowstorm from south dakota public broadcasting gary ellen built reports some parts of the region of nearly a foot of snow on the ground forecasters have large winter weather advisory out for south dakota nebraska and states to the east there's a winter storm warning out for parts of iowa and minnesota sioux falls south dakota meteorologist kyle wieser says the storm stirred his reign in his state he says when the rain chains.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel named sole candidate to succeed Castro as Cuba's president

All Things Considered

02:05 min | 3 years ago

Miguel Diaz-Canel named sole candidate to succeed Castro as Cuba's president

"The presidency one for the first vice presidency five other vp's and twenty three members of what's called the state council and they're all running unopposed so tell us about the president in waiting the man who is to succeed role castro well first off he's much younger than raul castro he is fifty seven he actually turns fifty eight i'm friday name is miguel ds canal he's a longtime member of the communist party here getting a start as a provincial party apparatchik he's not really known by many cubans other than what they see on tv and he's been on recently a lot as speculation grew that he would be the anointed new leader he's thought to be down to earth low key he while he was the head of higher education he backed a group of loggers at the university and in the provinces was a supporter of a local lgbt community center but you know make no doubt he is a stalwart supporter of the party a tape of him was leak last year when he was talking to party leaders and he took a very hard line against current bloggers internet access and even foreign government so i think it's pretty clear this handover of power while going to a younger man isn't going to signal any radical change in cuba and roll castro's we set is going to remain the head of the party will two thousand twenty one but i've talked to some people that say that castro you know he's eighty six is really ready to retire and he says he's leaving havana and moving to his hometown on the eastern side of the island to really spend more time with his very large family so some thought is that maybe he won't be in the day to day mining's anymore but others say he will still be the ideological leader here do cubans you're talking to see this is a big moment in their nation's history how do they feel about it you know it was really interesting i i tried to talk to people this morning and it wasn't easy people don't wanna talk well they never really wanna talk about politics but during the obama administration relations with us and cuba were warming and i could just talk to people on the street they were ready to talk and.

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Cuba without a Castro: What comes next as the revolutionary dynasty ends?

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02:11 min | 3 years ago

Cuba without a Castro: What comes next as the revolutionary dynasty ends?

"Be the first official meeting of the house agriculture committee since march that's when negotiations broke down over work requirements braxton booker npr news washington cuba is about to get a new leader and for the first time in more than four decades the islands president will not be castro as npr's carrie kahn reports raul castro is expected to step down this week and hand over the presidency to a younger leader at eightysix row castro says he's ready for retirement he however won't be leaving his post as the head of the island's communist party a position believed to be more powerful than the president castro selected successor will most probably be fiftysevenyearold miguel diaz canal currently cuba's first vice president among his biggest challenges ds canal must improve cuba stagnant economy reforms introduced by rao castro in two thousand eleven allowed hundreds of thousands to open private businesses but further opening of the cuban economy has stalled it's unclear whether the canal works celebrate that process or keep the brakes on carrie kahn n npr news havana you're listening to npr this is wnyc in new york i'm richard hake good morning it's six oh four thirty eight degrees overcast right now immigration and customs enforcement says two hundred twenty five people were arrested over six days in the area during what it calls operation keep safe in new york thomas dekker the agency's director for enforcement and removal operations says that could be a regular week's work if his agents had more help from the nypd if we were able to and how to cooperation of new york city if we were able to work with the local pd corrections i mean these would be individuals that we can get right after jail new york city police ngos will only turn over immigrants convicted of a serious or violent felony or who are on a terrorist watchlist a spokesperson for the mayor's office says the city works with federal partners on public safety but not to be an arm of immigration enforcement public advocate letitia james is joining the push for legalizing record creation of marijuana in new york james says decriminalizing wardrobe deuce.

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