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    The future of Cuba is capitalism By Nicolas Briscoe | 03/20/2017 7:42pm The greatest blessing of my life has been my Cuban heritage. The warmth, love and fun that accompany every aspect of Cuban family and culture are incomparable forces for good in my life. In my hometown of Miami, there is a neighborhood referred […] Continue reading
    The Ancient Dictator Died Long Ago / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 26 November 2016 — The official media have just announced the last and definitive death of Fidel Castro, and I think I have perceived more relief than bereavement in the mournful message. If I were a religious person, I would feel […] Continue reading
    Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com 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
    Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] 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
    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
    Updated June 22, 2012, 11:16 p.m. ET For Cuba, Chávez's Health Is a Vital Statistic By NICHOLAS CASEY MEXICO CITY—For more than a year, Venezuelans have fretted over how they will fare as their charismatic president, Hugo Chávez, faces dual battles of cancer and a fall election. But Mr. Chávez's fate may pose an even […] 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
    Cuba mulls economic freedom -at last Mark Milke, Financial Post · Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 In Fidel Castro’s recent interview with Atlantic magazine columnist Jeffrey Goldberg and in response to the question, “Is the Cuban economic model still worth exporting?”, the retired dictator made this admission: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us any […] 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. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com 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
    Letter: Blame Cuban starvation on CastroPosted: January 21, 2010 – 12:11amBy Pete Montes de Oca Editor: I am writing in response to the letter published recently, "Cubans suffer many forms of starvation," written by Kristy Weeks, a member of an organization that travels often to Cuba for humanitarian and educational purposes. I haven't been to […] Continue reading
    January 8, 2009 – 8:01 PMDaily struggle tests Cuban revolution Fifty years ago on Thursday Fidel Castro and his rebel forces entered the Cuban capital, Havana, declaring "tyranny has been overthrown". Swiss Cuba experts examine the impact and future challenges of Cuba's revolution at a time when islanders are struggling to cope with uncertainty and […] Continue reading
    The End of the End of the RevolutionBy ROGER COHENPublished: December 5, 2008 ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived American rule. Bright explosions of spray unfurled […] Continue reading
    Challenges to a Post-Castro Cubahir.harvard.edu/articles/1590/By Jaime Suchlicki (University of Miami)Reviewed by Bart Moon Those hoping Fidel Castro's death will set off "Springtime in Havana" with freedom in the streets and warm relations with the United States should forget about it, according to Dr. Suchlicki, director of Miami University's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. Writing […] Continue reading
    Hunger: Where Is The Scorn? INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 3/29/2007 Food Security: There's never a shortage of dictators to hurl abuse at the U.S. for its food policies. But they have no right to do it. Marxism, not freedom, is the world's foremost creator of hunger. The blame-America-first crowd often zeroes in on U.S. plenty, […] Continue reading
    HUNGER: WHERE IS THE SCORN? Cuba shipped $780 million worth of vegetables, sugar and agricultural exports to the United States in the 1950s, but communist dictator Fidel Castro has turned his nation into a lunar wasteland over his 48-year dictatorship, its famous sugar industry now gone, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD). Does Castro take responsibility? […] Continue reading
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