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    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
    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
    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
    Entre equivocaciones y temores HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 6 Ene 2016 – 2:27 pm. Bastó lo que según una nota del diario Granma fue “Un intercambio imprescindible”, para que los mercados permanecieran vacíos los últimos días de 2015. Durante la sesión de la Asamblea Nacional correspondiente al martes 29 de diciembre, un […] Continue reading
    Posted on Wednesday, 10.02.13 Shifting tactics, dissidents help average Cubans BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM When about 200 owners of horse-drawn carts in the Cuban city of Santa Clara gathered recently outside a government office to protest their stiff taxes, dissident Guillermo Fariñas and a dozen other democracy activists stood with them. The cocheros, who […] Continue reading
    Cuba: The Bitterness of its Sugar / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2013 In 23 years, Cuba has gone from being one of the world’s sugar refining nations to exporting the sweet grass for the consumption of the tourist sector. If in 1990, in the dawning of that silent war that was the “Special […] Continue reading
    Cuba: A revolutionary refrain Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Travel Cuba is dancing to its own beat, in its own time, Sue Wootton writes. For visitors to Cuba, it’s hard to shake the impression that a glass bubble descended over the island 50 years ago, semi-preserving everything. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stare from the walls; […] Continue reading
    "Cuban Economy Is Still Stagnant Despite Reforms: Cuban National By Christopher Witrak Dec 04, 2012 1:30 pm "The United States is the ceiling of heaven," says Cuban national. MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Nearly 60 years after the Cuban Revolution, much has changed: It's now legal for citizens to own and sell property, start a business, and emigrate […] Continue reading
    Cubans balk at ending of food rationsBy Marc Frank in HavanaPublished: October 21 2009 04:11 "He's paternalistic, you're paternalistic, I'm paternalistic," screechedthe Communist party newspaper Granma in a column by its editor, LàzaroBarredo Medina, after a month of public debate on ending gratuities andmodernising the Cuban economy. The tone caught the frustration felt by officials […] Continue reading
    ECONOMY-CUBA:Holiday Blues in Times of CrisisBy Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Jun 23 (IPS) – Anxieties about making ends meet in Cuba areheightened at the start of the summer holiday season, when there isincreased demand for food, transport and electricity, all of which areaffected by restrictions intended to ease the country's economicproblems, intensified by the global recession. […] Continue reading
    Visiting Raúl Castro's CubaSamuel Farber ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the 1959 Revolution, […] Continue reading
    What Cuba Embargo?Posted 05/19/2009 06:05 PM ET Trade: Many Americans favor ending the trade embargo on Cuba, saying sanctions don't work and Cubans' lives will improve. But a recent AP report unwittingly proves that trade only props up the oppressive regime. Some 34,000 American tourists sneak into Cuba illegally each year, determined to get an […] Continue reading
    Raul Castro's Reforms Raise Expectations in Cubaby Tom Gjelten All Things Considered, May 9, 2008 · As Cuba's president, Raul Castro has made clear he intends to governdifferently than his brother Fidel. He's favoring practical policiesover ideology, and he's encouraging Cubans to air their grievances aboutthe government. Fidel Castro was more likely to scold them. […] Continue reading
    Cuba after (Fidel) Castro Prospects and PossibilitiesBy Mark FalcoffPosted: Thursday, August 31, 2006ARTICLESReal Instituto Elcano (Spain)Publication Date: September 4, 2006 Summary The announcement that Cuban President Fidel Castro has temporarily ceded power to his brother General Raúl Castro has raised all manner of speculation about Cuba’s future. Actually, however, the mechanisms of succession have been […] Continue reading
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