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    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
    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
    In Cuba, seedlings of capitalism Updated: AUGUST 11, 2016 — 12:53 PM EDT by Michael Smerconish, Inquirer Columnist Entrepreneurship might seem like an odd word to associate with Cuba, but it seems increasingly apt, given the individuals I met during a week traveling the island. From the tobacco fields three hours outside of Havana to […] Continue reading
    The communist failures that await Obama when he goes to Cuba Published: Mar 5, 2016 8:05 a.m. ET Ration books, worthless currency show Cubans need more economic opportunity By BARRY D. WOOD WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — As President Barack Obama prepares for his March 21 visit to Cuba, I wish he would speak to my Colombian […] Continue reading
    El Mar Se Comió Todo: On the Shrinking of Cuba Visiting climate refugees in a disappearing Cuba. MALLORY PICKETT AUG 11, 2015 October 23, 2005, began as a calm day in Dilcia Edreida Alarcón’s hometown—Playa Rosario, a fishing village just south of Havana. But around 6 p.m., she noticed the waves. They were huge, and […] Continue reading
    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading
    The Sovereignty of the Internaut YOANI SANCHEZ, Havana | Junio 08, 2015 I searched the screen fruitlessly for those faces I know so well. In every report on TV about the International Conference on New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Realm, I scanned the guests to identify geeks, computer scientists, bloggers, tweeters and […] Continue reading
    “If I had someone to sponsor* me…” / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on May 25, 2015 Cubanet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 19 May 2015 – This morning I woke up pessimistic. There was no milk in the house, and the kind they sell at the “shopping” [hard-currency* store] is priced out of reach for anyone who […] Continue reading
    A liberal view of tyranny at distance By Michael Moynihan 11:30 AM Tuesday Oct 2, 2012 In 1933, as Joseph Stalin was busy purging his enemies and building a murderous cult of personality, the New York-based left-wing magazine The Nation advised readers interested in travelling to Moscow that Intourist, the Soviet Union's official travel agency, […] Continue reading

    Revolutionary Racism in Cuba
    June 21, 2011

    This analysis was prepared by COHA Research Associate Naomi Glassman

    Revolutionary Racism: Afro?Cubans in an Era of Economic Change

    Fidel Castro's regime enacted anti-discrimination legislation and
    redistributive reforms benefiting Afro-Cubans
    Afro-Cubans are disproportionately affected by Cuba's economic
    struggles and change
    U.S. dollars from remittances, and paladares contribute to… Continue reading

    Cuba: Will More Political Prisoners Be Released?Church Says There Is Still More to Do HAVANA, Cuba, APRIL 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Cuban President Raúl Castro is stating that the process of releasing "prisoners of conscience" has ended, though the archbishopric of Havana noted that there is still work to be done. On April 8, 37 former […] 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 Tuesday, 11.09.1Havana frees up markets — with a caveatBY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The Cuban Communist Party's guidelines for its next congress say central planning, not market forces, will rule the economy. Cuban guidelines These are key points in a document published Tuesday to frame the debate leading up to the VI Congress of […] Continue reading

    Cuba cuts back on rationed products
    By PAUL HAVEN
    MORE FROM BUSINESSWEEK
    HAVANA

    Cuba has cut two staple foods from the monthly ration books that most
    islanders depend on, edging closer to a risky full elimination of the
    decades-old subsidies.

    Potatoes and peas were dropped from the list of rationed foods this
    week, meaning Cubans can… Continue reading

    La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cubaby Patricia Linderman for the Foundation For Economic Education As I opened the gate of the high security fence around my yard inHavana, a black woman in her 30s glanced left and right and quicklywheeled her rusty Chinese bicycle inside. Her name was Marta, and shewas […] Continue reading
    Cuba's sour economy a threat to rationsPaul Haven ASSOCIATED PRESSHAVANA Cuba may soon be saying adios to ration books. The system that allows islanders to buy food at deeply subsidized prices each month has long been one of the central building blocks of the country's socialist system, providing everyone from surgeons to street-sweepers the same […] Continue reading

    Posted on Friday, 10.16.09
    CUBA
    No bread and no circuses
    BY ALINA FERNANDEZ REVUELTA
    alinacubalibre@bellsouth.net

    `Panem et circenses.' That's the expression Roman poet Juvenal used to
    describe how Emperor Julius Caesar distracted the people from getting
    involved in politics (Caesar's, not the people's) by giving them bad
    flour and worse shows.

    With time, the expression became… Continue reading

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