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    Populism Cuban Style: Conquests, Threats and Leadership 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 6 June 2017 — The leader speaks for hours on the platform, his index finger pointing to an invisible enemy. A human tide applauds when the intonation of a phrase demands it and stares enraptured at the bearded speaker. For decades these public acts were […] Continue reading
    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading
    Castro’s daughter describes growing up in Cuba By Beth Bellor for the Daily News Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:45 am UNIVERSITY CENTER — Twenty years after leaving Cuba, Fidel Castro’s daughter still associates the country with turmoil. The author of “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba” and niece of current president Raul Castro […] Continue reading
    July 23, 2013 Cuba’s Reforms Won’t Work By Carlos Alberto Montaner They were caught in the Panama Canal with their hands in the missile jar. Castroism doesn’t change. The complicity between Cuba and North Korea proves it. As stated in Havana by the North Korean Army chief of staff, Gen. Kim Kyok Sik: “I visit […] Continue reading
    Fewer Eggs in Cuba’s Ration Book July 2, 2013 HAVANA TIMES —  The Cuban government’s decision to halve the number of eggs to be delivered monthly to the population, through the ration book, took effect on Monday. According to a press release over the weekend from the Ministry of Internal Trade, the five eggs a […] Continue reading
    Cuban Wretch "Escapes" Castro's ParadiseWritten by Bruce WalkerFriday, 15 July 2011 10:31 On Thursday, July 14, 2011, a young Cuban who tried to stowaway inside the landing gear of a Spanish airliner died during the nine-hour flight from Havana to Madrid. It was, ironically, Lenin who invented the term "voting with their feet" during the […] Continue reading
    Posted on Sunday, 09.05.10BATTLE AT ESCAMBRAYSurvivors remember bloody battle on 50th anniversaryThe battle became known as the last armed internal combat against the Cuban dictator.BY JUAN O. Shot in both legs and right arm, and ringed by Fidel Castro's troops, Agapito Rivera sat in a sugar cane field, pulled out his pistol, lit a […] Continue reading
    Posted on Sunday, 07.25.10Fidel absent, Raul silent at Cuba's Revolution DayBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press Writer SANTA CLARA, Cuba — A B-team of socialist speakers spent Cuba's Revolution Day bashing the United States for everything from its drug consumption to the war in Iraq to its military support for Colombia, portraying Washington as the great villain […] Continue reading
    No free lunch in belt-tightening CubaHAVANAJuly 14, 2010 CUBA is preparing to abolish ration books and free lunches for workers in a shift away from the communist policies that have shaped the country for more than half a century. President Raul Castro, 79, is ushering in market changes designed to help Cuba through an economic […] Continue reading
    Posted on Saturday, 05.22.10 PERSONAL STORIES My mother’s Mariel Odyssey By VIRGINIA GIL A small, dirty, white boat. It’s rusted and smells of fish. Aboard: a collection of Cubans. Sixty in all. Among them was my mother, Luisa Alonso, a single, 25-year-old woman, who would reluctantly assume the moniker la marielita. My mother had always […] Continue reading
    Ally of Fidel Castro to help Chávez on electricityVenezuela opposition decries appointment of Cuban official President Hugo Chávez's naming of a heavyweight Cuban official to help fix Venezuela's electricity crisis has fired up his opponents at a politically volatile time for the South American nation. After days of protests last week in which two male […] Continue reading
    Visiting Raúl Castro's CubaSamuel Farber ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the 1959 Revolution, […] Continue reading
    After Fidel: Will Cuba change direction? Sam Farber is a long-time socialist who was born and raised in Cuba andthe author of numerous books on the country, including The Origins ofthe Cuban Revolution Reconsidered. He spoke to Lee Sustar on Cuba'spolitical transition. March 7, 2008 | Issue 664 IS THERE anything new in Fidel's formal […] Continue reading
    Cuban punk rocker escapes 'social dangerousness' conviction with £15 fine A Cuban punk rocker who was put on trial for his subversive lyrics hasexposed the fragility of the country's Communist dictatorship by walkingfree with only a £15 fine. By Angus McDowall and our correspondent in HavanaLast Updated: 10:14AM BST 31 Aug 2008 Gorki Aguila, the […] Continue reading
    Cuba : Transitions without Endby Dr. Frederic ClairmontGlobal Research, March 21, 2008- 2008-03-20 " The victory of the Revolution is a rampart that ensures thatnever again will Cuba become the most sordid brothel our planet has everknown linked to a criminal gambling and drug infested inferno of thecolonial occupiers." Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, 1 May […] Continue reading
     Fidel’s ExecutionerBy Humberto | October 14, 2005 This is the fourth article in our “Leftwing Monsters” series, the first of which featured Humberto Fontova’s profile of Fidel Castro. “Leftwing Monsters” is a feature of where the entire series will be archived — The Editors.In August of 1960, a year and a half after […] Continue reading
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