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    Castro Regime Rushes Unfinished Business Before Raul Leaves the Presidency 14ymedio, Havana, 19 May 2017 — The government rushed on Friday to accomplish some pending tasks before Raul Castro leaves the presidency. The Third Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party ratified two programmatic documents at a meeting where Marino Murillo reappeared, […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump Christopher Woody Donald Trump’s denunciations of Obama’s opening to Cuba while on the presidential campaign trail and his continued insistence on getting a “better deal” with the long isolated island nation have stirred worry that the president-elect will halt or […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s Ration Book Survives For Another Year / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 22 December 2016 — At the end of this month the ration market quotas for January 2017 will go on sale. Cubans who depend on products distributed at subsidized prices will gather outside the bodegas, in long lines, for the […] 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
    Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 September 2016 — The last day of Cuba Internet Freedom Forum (CIF), which is meeting in Miami this week and was attended by dozens of experts in the use of networks, explored the importance of recognizing […] Continue reading
    La información libre es “comida para el cerebro”, según Alan Gross MARIO J. PENTÓN, Miami | Septiembre 13, 2016 El último día del Cuba Internet Freedom (CIF), que sesiona en Miami desde ayer lunes con la presencia de decenas de expertos en el uso de las redes, exploró la importancia de reconocer el acceso a […] Continue reading
    Cuba is in trouble Economic reforms have stalled — and Cubans are running out of patience Jonathan Manthorpe Foreign Policy Under the Castro brothers’ brand of feudal Marxism, Cuba has always needed a sugar daddy. It hasn’t helped the island’s economic well-being, of course, that since Fidel and Raul Castro captured the island in 1959 […] Continue reading
    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez 
is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading
    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading
    Normalización en salsa agridulce PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 12 Feb 2015 – 11:28 am. “¿Optimista o pesimista?” “Yo diría que punto medio.” Así manifestó Josefina Vidal, directora de asuntos estadounidenses del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (MINREX) su opinión sobre el futuro del proceso de normalización diplomático entre Cuba y EEUU, en […] Continue reading
    En las calles de Cuba, crece la esperanza de una vida mejor Durante una visita en enero por Cuba, de un extremo de la isla al otro, los cubanos de a pie —desde cuentapropistas que han echado a andar sus pequeños negocios, a empleados de empresas estatales y jubilados— están esperanzados de que el acercamiento […] Continue reading
    Añoranza por un fin de año “a lo cubano” Se comía lechón asado, congrí, yuca, ensaladas, manzanas, peras, uvas, higos, dátiles, avellanas y nueces. Posiblemente se disfrutaba de una parranda o un carnaval miércoles, diciembre 31, 2014 | Miriam Leiva LA HABANA, Cuba -La mayoría de los cubanos nacieron después de 1959, de manera que […] Continue reading
    Publicado el jueves, 05.29.14 ¿Financiar la represión? ANÓLAN PONCE “Los que niegan la libertad a los demás, no se la merecen ellos mismos” Abraham Lincoln La frase del Gran Emancipador es un claro mensaje al crisol de personalidades, entre ellos 15 cubanoamericanos, que este pasado 20 de mayo enviaron una carta al Presidente Obama pidiéndole […] Continue reading
    Publicado el sábado, 05.18.13 Cuba, un santuario de prófugos de la justicia de EEUU Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com Cuando el Buró Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) decidió incluir recientemente en su lista de los terroristas más buscados a una mujer que vive tranquilamente en La Habana, muchos se preguntaron abiertamente si el anuncio ayudaría a resolver […] Continue reading
    El régimen avizora una oportunidad Mauricio Claver-Carone | Washington | 4 Abr 2013 – 9:00 am. El Departamento de Estado de EE UU considera cambiar la designación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo. Hacerlo sería otorgarle a La Habana una victoria diplomática inmerecida. Durante la pasada década, el gobierno de los Castro gastó billones […] 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
    Cuba, DR on very different paths By Roland Alum May 20, 2012 On May 20, 1902 the Cuban Republic was born, following the Spanish-American War, or Spanish(Cuban)American War, that ended Spain's colonial rule. Coincidentally, this May 20, the Dominican Republic is holding its 14th presidential election since the downfall of Rafael Trujillo in 1961. It […] Continue reading
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