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The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos

The End Of The Cycle For Two Caudillos 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 12 June 2017 — His mother died, his brother emigrated and now no one brings flowers to the tomb of one of those many young Cubans who lost their lives on the African plains. His death served to build the authoritarian regime of […] Continue reading

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, […] Continue reading

Invasive Marabou Weed, An Enemy That Became An Ally

Invasive Marabou Weed, An Enemy That Became An Ally / 14ymedio, Bertha Guillen and Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Bertha Guillen and Ricardo Fernandez, Artemisa/Pinar del Rio, 9 February 2017 – When he was a boy, Jorge Luis Ledesma Herrera played around the charcoal ovens his father had built. Now, approaching 50, this Pinar del Rio man […] Continue reading

The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro

The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro / Miriam Leiva ABC International, Miriam Leiva, 26 November 2016 — Fidel Castro left Cuba in disastrous economic conditions after exerting absolute power for more than 47 years. His brother received a country “on the precipice” on 31 July 2006. Raul Castro has had to eliminate the “genial” initiatives […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] Continue reading

Fidel’s best-sold myth

Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading

In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion

In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 3 October 2016 — At the same time that Hurricane Matthew is setting off alarms throughout the island, especially in the eastern part of the country, the wall of secrecy surrounding the Castro family is starting to […] Continue reading

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 27 de Julio de 2016 – 20:54 CEST. On 29 December, 2015 the Cuban president announced before the National Assembly of the People’s Power that “despite the impact of the international economic crisis, exacerbated in our case by the effects of the […] Continue reading

One Woman’s Struggle for Freedom in Castro’s Cuba

One Woman’s Struggle for Freedom in Castro’s Cuba Andrew Egger / July 26, 2016 A slim Cuban woman speaks from a wheelchair at the front of the room. The woman speaks softly for 10 minutes in Spanish, pausing at intervals to wait for her translator’s words. Her left arm ends at the wrist, and she […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] Continue reading

Letter to Barack Obama – Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly

Letter to Barack Obama: Forum for Rights and Freedoms and Resistance Assembly Posted on March 16, 2016 March 16, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President: There is an immense concern about the fate of our nation that is affecting millions of Cubans. If the current […] Continue reading

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 29, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 26 October 2015 — Before the Special Period, the financial capacity of the country had already been reduced to a minimum, so reforms were being instituted that supposedly would “help” the nation cope with the economic […] Continue reading

Causes and Dangers of the Government’s Erratic Course

Causes and Dangers of the Government’s Erratic Course / Dimas Castellano Posted on August 2, 2015 The Antecedents The Revolutionaries who took power in 1959 substituted the 1940 Constitution for the Fundamental Law of the Cuban State*, the Prime Minister assumed the powers of the Head of Government, and the Council of Ministers replaced the […] Continue reading

When the sanctions come off

When the sanctions come off Foreign businesses eye new frontiers. But many obstacles lie in their way Jul 25th 2015 | HAVANA AND TEHRAN | From the print edition IF THE lobbies of Tehran’s more expensive hotels are any guide, the rush is already on. Six months ago they sported only the odd Chinese businessman. […] Continue reading

Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean? Richard E Feinberg Hanoi may have lessons for Havana What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view? Consider the remarkable economic success of Vietnam, once a highly centralised planned economy as Cuba is today. Vietnam […] Continue reading

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It [17-04-2015 14:36:50] James Bruno Escritor (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Following is my latest article in POLITICO Magazine on U.S. domestic politics surrounding President Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba: On Tuesday, the White House announced its intention to remove Cuba from the U.S. government’s list […] Continue reading

Entrepreneurship in Cuba – ‘The Doors Are Opening’

Entrepreneurship in Cuba: ‘The Doors Are Opening’ Apr 03, 2015 Business Radio Podcasts Latin America The likelihood of the U.S. lifting its 54-year-old trade and investment embargo on Cuba is proving a catalyst in boosting entrepreneurship in the island nation. Cuba under Raul Castro has in recent years steadily opened up the economy and removed […] Continue reading

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba By Ramphis Castro, Founder, Mindchemy March 13, 2015, 7:00 AM PDT This Re/code series of contributed essays from Kauffman Fellows will provide stories from their on-the-ground view of technology entrepreneurship today, and its implications for the future. Founded in 1994, Kauffman Fellows is a Silicon Valley-based leadership program for […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 18 February 2015 — The horse — like the language and guitar — were brought to Cuba from Spain and are today a part of the national culture. It is impossible to forget the […] Continue reading

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them Published December 21, 2014 Fox News Latino WASHINGTON (AP) – Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there […] Continue reading

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship Supporters of the Castros have long argued that a transition to democracy is made impossible by US hostility. That excuse may no longer hold Owen Jones theguardian.com, Thursday 18 December 2014 11.23 GMT ‘If Cuba establishes democracy – while maintaining the grand achievements of the […] Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

Long faces and empty pockets

Long faces and empty pockets / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on November 4, 2014 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 1 November 2014 – One of the distinctive features of the new era in Cuba is that it is no longer shortages but pricing that explains the difficulty of acquiring food grown on the island, but at […] Continue reading

Has Stagnation Returned?

Has Stagnation Returned? / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 26, 2014 For years, stagnation was a constant of Cuban-style socialism, as it was in the socialism of Eastern Europe. Starting in 2006, with the change at the helm, it seemed as if the country was going to awaken from its long lethargy and start to […] Continue reading

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms BY MARC FRANK HAVANA Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:29pm EDT (Reuters) – Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Says Cuba Must Reform Its Economy Cautiously

Raúl Castro Says Cuba Must Reform Its Economy Cautiously Island’s President Wants Only Gradual Change, Despite Weak and Slowing Growth Associated Press July 5, 2014 10:56 p.m. ET Cuba’s President Raúl Castro speaking on Saturday, during this year’s first of two regularly scheduled legislative sessions. Associated Press HAVANA—President Raúl Castro reiterated on Saturday that Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Raul Castro – Economic changes must be gradual

Posted on Saturday, 07.05.14 Raul Castro: Economic changes must be gradual BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — President Raul Castro reiterated Saturday that Cuba’s program of reforms will remain cautious and gradual, despite recent disappointing GDP numbers that show the country’s already-struggling economy slowing. Days after Cuba downgraded its 2014 economic growth forecast by […] Continue reading

Cuba mulls economy, graft in parliament session

Cuba mulls economy, graft in parliament session HAVANA (AP) — Cuban parliamentarians are meeting in one of their twice-annual sessions and the state of the economy is foremost on the agenda. The comptroller’s office is also expected to deliver a report on its attempts to root out corruption. Members of parliament met earlier this week […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses / Miriam Celaya Posted on May 30, 2014 Socialism is like dancing a milonga* in the midst of a carnival parade of rumba dancers HAVANA, Cuba – Indians and Cowboys, heroes and villains, the good and the bad… these are terms often used in movies, soap operas and literature […] Continue reading