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    Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] Continue reading
    They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […] Continue reading
    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
    Lack of cash clouds Cuba’s green energy outlook By Sarah Marsh | CIRO REDONDO, CUBA Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector – if only it could find the money. The country’s first utility-scale renewable energy project, a biomass plant […] 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
    Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading
    Against Raúl Castro’s visit to France J. MACHOVER / L. MULLER / J. ZÚÑIGA | París | 21 Ene 2016 – 9:11 am. Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, invited by François Hollande, is scheduled to arrive in Paris on February 1, 2016. The President of the Council of State and of Ministers and the First Secretary […] Continue reading
    February 9th 2014 Sovereign risk Cuba: sovereign risk Rating February 2014 CCC Kate Parker (lead analyst); Robert Wood (analyst). Published 21 February 2014, 1530 GMT. This sovereign rating is issued by The Economist Intelligence Unit credit rating agency, registered in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of 16 September 2009, on credit rating agencies, as […] Continue reading
    The Future, Questions and Predictions to Break / Yoani Sanchez Posted on November 25, 2013 Ten prognostications, ten failures, ten predictions that did not even make it to a dead letter. This is what a Decalogue of possible future prognostications — personal and national — that would have been made in 2003 has been reduced […] Continue reading
    Cuba foreign investment risk assessment French CoFace credit risk and investment company has released a risk assessment for the country of Cuba. Coface country assessment reports analyze and forecast country risk using macroeconomic, financial and political data. The company reviews the financial history and the risks to the business environment of the country. CoFace assigns […] Continue reading
    Will Offshore Oil Lubricate US-Cuba Relations?Editor's Desk | Casey Research | October 28, 2011 2:02 pm Courtesy of Casey Research One of Spain's largest oil companies, Repsol, is gearing up to spud a deep, offshore well in Cuban waters, just 60 miles from the Florida Keys. A huge rig is still en route to the […] Continue reading
    16 April 2011 Last updated at 09:58 GMT A last hurrah for Cuba's communist rulersBy Michael Voss BBC News, Havana Cuba's Communist Party is holding its first Congress in 14 years, and for the country's ageing leaders it could be one of their last opportunities to bask in the victories of days gone by. The […] Continue reading
    Posted on Sunday, 08.09.09Cuban economy feels heat of world downturnCuba's economy was already in grave condition before the worldwide recession struck. Now, the government is imposing even harsher rationing of electricity and food.By JUAN O. Fernando used to have a cushy job in Havana as a teller in a government bank office with air-conditioning, […] Continue reading
    Communist Cuba: 50 Years Of FailureINVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILYPosted 12/30/2008 Communism: New Year's Day marks 50 years of communist rule in Cuba. The Castro oligarchy will trumpet its survival and celebrate. But the reality, up close, is that it's the longest-running failure in the New World. Read More: Latin America & Caribbean Spare us the fireworks […] 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

    FEBRUARY 2006

    Cuba’s Economy: Mistaken Blame


    Philip Peters is vice president and director of the Cuba Program at the
    Lexington Institute. This column is based on a research paper released
    in February 2006.

    Cuba’s inequality is not mainly the result of deviant behavior; it is
    caused in larger measure by Cubans’ lawful… Continue reading

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