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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
    Cuba drills for own oil as Venezuelan flow falters Rigoberto DIAZ AFP 8 June 2017 The “Varadero 1,008” drill in the village of Boca de Camarioca is part of a plan by Cuba to make up for lost oil imports from Venezuela by boosting its domestic supply More Near the Cuban seaside village of Boca […] Continue reading
    Country drills for own oil as Venezuelan flow falters Cuba once got most of its oil cheap from its socialist ally Venezuela, largely paid for by exporting medical staff and supplies. Published: 09:43 , Refreshed: 09:38 Pulse News Agency International By AFP Near the Cuban seaside village of Boca de Camarioca, a giant drill runs […] Continue reading
    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
    “Being A Teacher Is Not Profitable In Cuba But It Teaches You To Love” The damages to educational quality caused by the lack of preparation of the “emerging teachers” remain to be measured. (Telesur) 14ymedio, Caridad Cruz/Mario Penton, Cienfuegos/Miami, 17 April 2017 – teaching children cursive writing and educating them is much more than a […] 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
    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 Private Sale of the Official Press is Legalized / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 9 March 2017 — On one of the side walls, inside a small newspaper stand on Avenida 26, in Nuevo Vedado (Havana), an unusual sign announces: “This stand became private property.” The event is unique. The elderly self-employed […] Continue reading
    Rationing Says Goodbye To “Chicken For Fish” / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 January 2017 — The news has appeared quietly in the official media: since the beginning of this year the share of the so-called “chicken for fish*” has been eliminated from the rationed market. The measure is part of the […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […] 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
    Cuban Christmas: Between Killjoys And Mourning / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 18 December 2016 — I’m clueless as to what they are called in other cultures, but for Cubans here and abroad, the word “sapo,” which literally means “toad,” is a term applied to the typical individual who always shows up in […] 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
    Clean Sweep and Old Promises / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 22 November 2016 – In the next 40 days, before the end of the year, the Cuban Communist Party must hold its second Central Committee Plenum and approve the final version of the documents issued by their most recent congress. It is […] 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
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