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Fidel Castro – The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains

Fidel Castro: The Tyrant Exits but the Damage Remains / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 29 November 2016 — The dictator Fidel Castro died last Friday at the age of 90. The extensive news coverage was to be expected. After all, he was both the object of the most romantic, idealized love and the […] Continue reading

The Seven Phases of Fidel Castro

The Seven Phases of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 10 December 2016 — In a country sculpted by slogans, intolerance and symbols, the departure of Fidel Castro — absolute ruler and founding father of the Cuban Revolution — changes the rules of the game. Nothing will ever be the same again. No future […] Continue reading

There Is Nothing Worse Than An Artist Who Collaborates With A Repressive Government

“There Is Nothing Worse Than An Artist Who Collaborates With A Repressive Government” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 December 2016 – He has a Polish last name, a first name of Hebrew origin, and Venezuelan blood running through his veins. Jonathan Jakubowicz is as complex and versatile a filmmaker as the […] Continue reading

Foreign investors dust off Cuba projects

Foreign investors dust off Cuba projects By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JIBACOA, Cuba — Twenty years ago a Canadian developer won the right to build golf courses and condominiums across 2½ miles of lush green ridgeline and crescent beaches lapped by the emerald waters of the Florida Straits just 40 miles from Havana. Year […] Continue reading

Cuba hopes detente will finally break curse on investment

Cuba hopes detente will finally break curse on investment As Cuba fever seizes investors, communist functionaries and global corporations are hoping to change the island’s reputation as a place where investment projects go to die. BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press JIBACOA, CUBA — Twenty years ago a Canadian developer won the right to build golf […] Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

Empresa que construyó Mariel acusada de financiar a Hugo Chávez

Empresa que construyó Mariel acusada de financiar a Hugo Chávez La brasileña Odebrecht financió con $35 millones la última campaña de Chávez. Agencias febrero 26, 2016 Una publicista arrestada por su supuesta implicación en el caso de corrupción de la petrolera brasileña Petrobras afirmó hoy que la constructora Odebrecht hizo pagos ilegales a las campañas […] Continue reading

Our Everyday War

Our Everyday War / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner Posted on February 1, 2016 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, 31 January 2016 – Let’s get right down to it. The current conflict that divides half the planet, and especially Latin Americans, is between neo-populism and authoritarian democracy, against liberal democracy. I just developed a short course on […] Continue reading

In Venezuela Chavismo-Fidelismo Failed, Not 21st Century Socialism

In Venezuela Chavismo-Fidelismo Failed, Not 21st Century Socialism / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on January 15, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 15 January 2016 – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was the result of a political and economic crisis of capitalism, driven by opportunists and embezzlers. His first speech about 21st Century Socialism sustained by a […] Continue reading

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba

Electoral Defeat in Venezuela Could Accelerate Reforms in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 16, 2015 Iván García, Diario de las Américas, 8 December 2015 — Just past midnight, when Cuba’s military bigwigs heard the president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, confirm the loss of Nicolas Maduro’s PSUV (United Socialist Party of […] Continue reading

The Latin American Spring

The Latin American Spring / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner Posted on December 13, 2015 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, 12 December 2015 — Has the Latin American Spring finally sprung? Perhaps. There are signs. Antonio Machado records the doubt in his Canciones: “Spring has come, nobody knows how.” All springs are different. Eastern Europe’s, in the […] Continue reading

The Marriage Between Venezuela and Chavismo Failed

The Marriage Between Venezuela and Chavismo Failed / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on December 7, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 7 December 2015 — This time neither deception nor fear worked. Like a woman long threatened by an abusive husband, Venezuela has slammed the door on Chavismo and done so with determination. From now […] Continue reading

What Does Raul Castro Have Planned for His Youngest Child?

What Does Raul Castro Have Planned for His Youngest Child? / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 18, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 12 October 2015 — Alejandro Castro’s role in the secret talks between Cuba and the United States was akin to that of Arnaldo Tamayo on the Soyuz 38 mission. No crisis comes with […] Continue reading

Is Now the Right Time?

Is Now the Right Time? PABLO DÍAZ ESPÍ | Madrid | 6 Oct 2015 – 2:37 am. Will a lifting of the US embargo be beneficial with the Castros still in power? The most recent and vocal proponents of the lifting of the American embargo on Cuba wield as their main argument that this measure […] Continue reading

Cuba and Venezuela, in the same mirror

Cuba and Venezuela, in the same mirror YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Mayo 14, 2015 “I got soap and some toys for her son,” one Venezuelan mother was telling another in Tocumen Airport in Panama. At her feet a carry-on looked like it was about to explode it was so full, as the lady enumerated everything […] 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

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All the […] Continue reading

Risky business in Cuba

Peter Foster: Risky business in Cuba Peter Foster | September 30, 2014 6:45 PM ET More from Peter Foster After forty years of ‘constructive engagement’ with Cuba, government-backed Canadian investment has effectively propped up the regime The Canadian government has for three years asked the Cuban authorities either to lay charges against Canadian businessman Cy […] Continue reading

Cuba – Its Silent Conquest of Venezuela

Cuba: Its Silent Conquest of Venezuela / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 21, 2014 Not in his wildest dreams did Fidel Castro think he would gain political control of and derive economic benefit from a nation nine times bigger than Cuba, with two and a half times the population and with the biggest oil reserves […] Continue reading

Why Doesn’t the Cuban Regime Dialogue With the Dissidence?

Why Doesn’t the Cuban Regime Dialogue With the Dissidence? / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 19, 2014 Luis, retired military and supporter of the regime, has a few arguments to debate with several neighbors playing dominoes in the doorway of a bodega in the Havana neighborhood of Lawton. The theme of the day is the […] Continue reading

Cuba should disavow socialist partner

Cuba should disavow socialist partner Published: February 21, 2014 The Cuban government could dramatically bolster the case for ending the United States’ embargo if it would pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to adopt democratic reforms — if not resign. We know that is unlikely. Venezuela’s oppressive regime, after all, was inspired by Fidel Castro. Cuba […] Continue reading

The Debilitating Legacy of Fidel – A Report from Havana

The Debilitating Legacy of Fidel: A Report from Havana By William Ratliff on Nov 16, 2013 | In Foreign Policy, Politics Having travelled extensively to Cuba, Vietnam and China, Mr. Ratliff compares the cultural and institutional factors of Cuba to other nations as a guidepost of what lies ahead for the people of Cuba. Is […] Continue reading

Cuba as a Member of the UN Human Rights Council Should Not be News

Cuba as a Member of the UN Human Rights Council Should Not be News / Miriam Leiva Posted on November 15, 2013 MADRID, Spain November www.cubanet.org That the Cuban government was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council has made headlines these days. However, it should not be news, because the first 47 members […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Medical Missions in Venezuela – Hotspot for Corruption

Cuba’s Medical Missions in Venezuela: Hotspot for Corruption October 1, 2013 Uberto Mario* (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — In the course of my five years in Venezuela, I undertook several journalistic investigations which allowed me to trail numerous criminals who, hiding behind their embroidered guayabera shirts and medical gowns, carried out all manner of illegal […] Continue reading

Fearful Debates at “Topics” Magazine

Fearful Debates at “Topics” Magazine / Agustin Lopez Posted on August 3, 2013 Don’t talk about politics because they’ll hang you, but I hung myself first and talked about politics afterwards. In front of me there are four panelists, I imagine that they’re people who are knowledgeable about the matter, prominent scholars on the subject […] Continue reading

Brazil now looking for Portuguese, Spanish doctors, not Cubans

Brazil now looking for Portuguese, Spanish doctors, not Cubans BRASILIA | Mon Jul 8, 2013 5:48pm EDT (Reuters) – The Brazilian government, under pressure to improve public health services, has dropped plans to import a contingent of Cuban doctors and is instead looking to hire physicians in Spain and Portugal, the Health Ministry said on [...] Continue reading

Brazil drops plan to import Cuban doctors

Brazil drops plan to import Cuban doctors BRASILIA | Mon Jul 8, 2013 3:31pm EDT (Reuters) – The Brazilian government, under pressure to improve public health services, has dropped plans to import a contingent of Cuban doctors and is instead looking to hire physicians in Spain and Portugal, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The [...] Continue reading

Developments in Cuba

Developments in Cuba Author: Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies June 19, 2013 Folha de Sao Paulo Originally published in Portuguese on Folha de Sao Paulo: In 2010 I participated in a conversation with Fidel Castro, when, in reply to a question [...] Continue reading

The Philosophy of Marti versus the Totalitarian Model

The Philosophy of Marti versus the Totalitarian Model Posted on June 14, 2013 Published in the second edition of Cuadernos de Pensamiento Plural, April 2013. People cannot live without history. On the 160th anniversary of the birth José Martí, “the crowning figure of Cuban political thought,” his ideas, instead of being used to solve the [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Democratic Left on State Socialism

Cuba’s Democratic Left on State Socialism May 9, 2013 | | Print Print | 0 5 11 32 HAVANA TIMES — A couple weeks ago we published a summary of an essay by Pedro Campos and Armando Chaguaceda on the inability of the State Socialist system that reigns in Cuba to carry out the changes [...] Continue reading

The Nature of Socialism

The Nature of Socialism / Rafael Leon Rodriguez Posted on April 23, 2013 The “handpicked” successor of the late comandante Hugo Chavez was elected and is not the new president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Starting off, his first statements addresses the aim of radicalizing the revolutionary process. On the one hand [...] Continue reading