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The Role of Cuba in Venezuela – Douglas Farah

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela [Opinion] By Douglas Farah While there is little doubt that the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is on shaky ground, the Castro brothers in Cuba must be just as nervous. For the past 14 years Venezuela has provided an economic lifeline to the Cuban regime by sending them […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

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

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector / Iván García Iván García, 30 July 2016 — One a hot afternoon in May, a Havana bicycle taxi driver became upset over a fine of 700 pesos and managed to overturn a government regulation which he considered arbitrary. This triggered a flawlessly prepared […] Continue reading

Failure and frustration on today’s Left

Failure and frustration on today’s Left FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 25 Mayo 2016 – 2:17 pm. In each of its three facets —reformist, as in France; populist, as in Greece, Spain and Venezuela; and dictatorial, as in Havana— the Left is seeing its lustre and credibility dwindle before the onslaughts of reality. In […] 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

Will Cuba’s path lead to authoritarian capitalism?

Will Cuba’s path lead to authoritarian capitalism? BY BRAHMA CHELLANEY MAR 21, 2016 NEW DELHI – Hopes for change have been aroused by Barack Obama’s history-making visit to Cuba, the first by a U.S. president since that small island-nation’s revolution established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere in 1959. The United States and […] Continue reading

55 years of dogma

55 years of dogma HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 9 Dic 2015 – 5:34 pm. Cuba is one of the countries holding the most celebrations every year. As part of its mission to create another history, in our country even debacles are celebrated as if they were victories, and the founding of different […] 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

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal

How Do the Dissidents Feel? Cinematic Thoughts on the Cuba Deal By Carl Eric Scott January 5, 2015 9:07 PM “You have no idea how many people are in here due to senseless heroics.” That’s a line from The Lives of Others, in which Stasi interrogator Gerd Wiesler, speaking to Christa-Maria Sieland in the main […] Continue reading

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela

The Role of Cuba in Venezuela BY DOUGLAS FARAH – 02/24/2014, 07:59AM / Updated 02/25/2014, 03:51PM While there is little doubt that the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is on shaky ground, the Castro brothers in Cuba must be just as nervous. For the past 14 years Venezuela has provided an economic lifeline to […] Continue reading

Cuba drops in corruption index

Posted on Thursday, 12.05.13 Cuba drops in corruption index BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba slipped five places on an international corruption ranking, reinforcing the perception that bribery is a growing problem in a country caught between its Soviet-styled economy and its push toward market reforms. The Germany-based Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for […] Continue reading

ETECSA, A Bankrupt Monopoly

ETECSA, A Bankrupt Monopoly / Pablo Pascual Mendez Pina Posted on November 21, 2013 That we are in a state of ruin is something that no Cuban in his or her right mind really questions, though we have become all too accustomed to the cynicism of the architects of this disaster, who continue to blame […] Continue reading

The Kindness of the Cuban Aristocracy?

The Kindness of the Cuban Aristocracy? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 20, 2013 While in Sao Paulo and other cities in Brazil the outraged people flooded the streets to protest the increase in transportation prices, rampant corruption and the millions in public expenditures for the World Cup and the Olympic Games, in Cuba the […] Continue reading

A Survivor Named Fidel Castro

A Survivor Named Fidel Castro / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 2, 2013 It is said that in his childhood he liked listening to news on the radio about the Spanish Civil War alongside the family cook. At the height of WWII he sent a letter to Franklin Delano Roosevelt letting him know that in […] Continue reading

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC / Amir Valle, Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 17, 2013 By Amir Valle The strategy of UNEAC and certain “disinformed” writers against Ángel Santiesteban One more shame falls on the Writers and Artists Union of Cuba. This time, the shame is a dirty attack, [...] Continue reading

Fraud: Cuba Uses 454 Front Groups to Subvert Today’s UN Review of its Human Rights Record

Fraud: Cuba Uses 454 Front Groups to Subvert Today’s UN Review of its Human Rights Record By UN Watch (Bio and Archives) Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Also: Syria, Iran, North Korea took the floor today to sing Havana’s praises GENEVA, – Today’s UN review of Cuba’s rights record was tainted by “massive fraud” committed by [...] Continue reading

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies

Cuba and the Enslaving System of Two Currencies / Yusnaby Perez Posted on April 16, 2013 The dual currency system in Cuba is one of the major economic and social problems of the country. Don't take my word for it, on several occasions the president of the country, Raul Castro himself (and I have no [...] Continue reading

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process / Estado de Sats Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida By Antonio G. Rodiles, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallín Introduction The centralized and planned economy is [...] Continue reading