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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
    “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
    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
    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
    The Grandchildren Of The Revolution Aspire To A Normal Life With Neither Utopia Nor Frustration / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Guatemala, 12 October 2016 – This will be the story of at least three stages my nation has lived through. Three moments when the young amassed hopes, collected frustrations and used their ingenuity […] 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
    Cuba: A country stuck in time Finding beauty, desolation and my roots in the land of my ancestors Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:00 pm Viviana Pernot Staff photographer It is the most desolate place I have ever seen. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. On nearly every block of cities […] Continue reading
    Obama and Cuban myths debunked YESENIA FERNÁNDEZ SELIER | Nueva York | 5 Abr 2016 – 12:30 pm. Without any shots, threats or military invasions, the US’s 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama, arrived in and departed from Cuba. Cubans all over were glued to their screens, engaging in the inevitable debate about his visit’s motivations […] Continue reading
    UNCOVERING GAY HAVANA, CUBA After a 45-minute flight, we land on the cracked-concrete runway of José Martí International Airport, walk off the plane onto a seemingly deserted airstrip, and are greeted by a white bust of revolutionary José Martí. BY JOSEPH PEDRO In old Havana there is a tree that’s said to be older than […] 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
    Cuba Needs More Doctors and Better Hospitals / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 30, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 29 April 2015 — The urology ward at Calixto Garcia Hospital is a bleak scene. Patients in soiled pajamas wander through the halls like zombies with serum on their hands, in search of a urologist, who hasn’t come […] Continue reading
    Rationing in Venezuela: A ‘Déjà vu’ for Cubans / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on March 11, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 11 March 2015 — Commissar Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela to the misfortune of its people and – let’s admit it – also for the prolongation of our own misfortune, has just announced recently […] Continue reading
    Dividing the Pie: Cuba’s Ration System After 50 Years Posted: 03/09/2015 7:24 pm EDT Updated: 03/09/2015 7:59 pm EDT Medea Benjamin Co-founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace This post was originally published on Telesur. La libreta, the Cuba ration booklet, encapsulates the debate about Cuba’s socialist experiment. Detractors say that the fact that food is still […] Continue reading
    U.S. Cuba policy worthy of Ripley’s ‘believe it or not’ BY FRANK CALZONCUBACENTER.ORG 02/11/2015 5:38 PM 02/11/2015 5:38 PM For many years, author Robert Ripley roamed the Earth collecting oddities and strange stories and establishing “odditoriums” to display them. Were Ripley still alive, he’d be writing and drawing cartoons about Cuba, the Castros and President […] Continue reading
    The Body of an Island, the Soul of a Continent / Yoani Sanchez Posted on November 17, 2013 A walk in Cuba, where the future left one day for the north, and never returned. The most famous Cuban not named Castro, Yoani Sánchez, offers her vision of its unique streets. El Pais, 14 November 2013 […] Continue reading
    Posted on Thursday, 07.11.13 Cuba’s food ration stores mark 50th anniversary BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban government calls it a “supplies booklet.” Cubans call it a “rations booklet” or simply “la libreta.” Either way, half a century after its creation, the booklet has come to symbolize the epic failure of Cuba’s agricultural sector […] Continue reading
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