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Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people By Amelia Rayno / Minneapolis Star Tribune The uniformed woman’s eyes narrowed as she looked me up and down, assessing. Seconds earlier, she had told me that the currency exchange was one floor up at the Havana airport. Now, after processing my poor Spanish, blond hair and […] Continue reading

Measuring Hopelessness

Measuring Hopelessness / Yoani Sanchez Yoani Sanchez, El Pais, 12 February 2017 — Statistics are deceiving. They only reflect measurable values, tangible realities. International agencies cram us with numbers that measure development, life expectancy or educational attainment, but seldom succeed in grading dissatisfaction, fear, and discouragement. Frequently in their reports they describe a Latin America […] 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

Cuba in the Name of Deception

Cuba in the Name of Deception May 10, 2016 By Maykel Paneque HAVANA TIMES —I don’t recall when I began to distrust the Cuban government. It may have been a Saturday near the end of the 90s, during a hot month like August, when I first heard about a series of forced labor camps that […] Continue reading

The Big Change

Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading

Cuba, a failed experiment

Cuba, a failed experiment Terry SavageContact Reporter If you ever wondered what a country would look like after 50 years of total government economic controls, you need only to make a trip to Cuba, which I did last week. The history of that nation is a story with endless political ramifications, both for those who […] Continue reading

Carcinogenic or not, Cubans Want Red Meat

Carcinogenic or not, Cubans Want Red Meat / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on November 1, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 29 October 2015 — “For me, no one can get me to quit this bad habit, I’ve tried vegetables and beans,” intones the troubadour Ray Fernandez in one of his songs. The main character in […] Continue reading

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-in-Law

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez 
is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] 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

The Las Cuevas Camp Facility: Deficiencies and Corruption

The Las Cuevas Camp Facility: Deficiencies and Corruption September 9, 2014 Warhol P HAVANA TIMES — Whenever there is talk of Cuba’s camp facilities in any of our media, everything is looked at through rose-colored glasses. The reality, however, is quite different. This past Friday, August 29, campers who arrived at the Las Cuevas recreational […] Continue reading

Cuba’s History Told by Beans

Cuba’s History Told by Beans / Alberto Mendez Castello Posted on March 3, 2014 PUERTO PADRE, Cuba. Within the systematic scarcity and increasing cost of daily life, the last week was marked by gaps in supplies. And although cement, steel and deodorants are missing, groceries are particularly missed. More than the bread of the ration […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment

For Cuba, a Harsh Self-Assessment By VICTORIA BURNETT Published: July 23, 2013 HAVANA — There was a time, Alexi remembers, when life in Cuba was simpler. People dressed properly. Children respected their elders. Stealing was stealing. “My father brought me up with a strict set of values,” said Alexi, 46, an unemployed chauffeur from a [...] Continue reading

Cuba: An Economy Does Not Rise Selling Croquettes

Cuba: An Economy Does Not Rise Selling Croquettes / Ivan Garcia #Cuba Ivan Garcia, Translator: mlk Some years ago, when the Politburo headed by General Raul Castro was studying alternative ways to apply reforms capable of reactivating the moribund island economy, Marino Murillo, fattened ex-colonel converted to the "czar of transformations" said that Cuba was [...] Continue reading

Anonymous

Anonymous / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez Someone threw a letter through the window of the principal's office, in a nylon bag with a stone inside. Rows and rows of cramped handwriting, restless, denouncing the diversion of resources in the dining room. There was a meticulous description of the "private" storeroom where the products [...] Continue reading

Remittances and the Silence of Their Beneficiaries on the Island / Iván García

Remittances and the Silence of Their Beneficiaries on the Island / Iván García Iván García, Translator: AnonyGY    To ask for money from relatives who live in the United States of America is a constant in Cuba. Whether it is done through one of most expensive international collect calls from the island, an e-mail, or through [...] Continue reading

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro’s Bet / Iván García

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro's Bet / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Some might think that luck came to the aid of a beleaguered Fidel Castro, when back in 1998, the island economy was going down with an industry crippled by lack of oil, exports were in the toilet, finances in the red, international debt swelling, [...] Continue reading

The Party…Up for Debate? / Luis Felipe Rojas

The Party…Up for Debate? / Luis Felipe RojasLuis Felipe Rojas, Translator: Raul G. The following post was written by Luis Felipe Rojas for "Diario de Cuba" and published on Wednesday, February 15th: During the past few days, fragments of the recently concluded sessions of the Communist Party of Cuba National Conference have been televised. And [...] Continue reading

Cuban economy feels heat of world downturn

Posted on Sunday, 08.09.09
Cuban economy feels heat of world downturn
Cuba's economy was already in grave condition before the worldwide
recession struck. Now, the government is imposing even harsher rationing
of electricity and food.
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@MiamiHerald.com… Continue reading

Liberator or Castro clone?

Liberator or Castro clone?
By Sharon Behn
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published October 16, 2005

Sharon Behn reported this story from Venezuela from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16.
    
    
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Flush with oil money and political power,… Continue reading