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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

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

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom By Chris Arsenault HAVANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As warming relations with the United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom. Cuba’s economy […] 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

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

Cuba frees two British businessmen from jail after secret ‘corruption’ trial

Cuba frees two British businessmen from jail after secret ‘corruption’ trial Two British businessmen who spent two years in jail on corruption charges in Cuba have been released after a secret trial. By Colin Freeman6:00PM BST 21 Jun 2013Comment Stephen Purvis and his Lebanese-born colleague Amado Fakhre were held after their company, Coral Capital Group, [...] Continue reading

Tempering Dad

Tempering Dad / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez For Marino Murillo, Cuban Vice President and father who, a few days ago, saw a daughter leave into exile. "Daddy, you're not getting involved in this stuff," his daughter advised from the other end of the line. The same daughter who a few weeks ago sent [...] Continue reading

Raúl Castro’s train of ‘change’ to nowhere

Posted on Friday, 02.17.12CUBA Raúl Castro's train of 'change' to nowhereBY PEDRO ROIGproig@miami.edu Delusion is riding high in the utopian train of change in Cuba. The problem is that the railroad station is empty with a sign that states: "The Communist Party is the soul of the Nation." Tenaciously holding to power, Raúl Castro stated [...] Continue reading

Cuba to grant home repair subsidies

Cuba to grant home repair subsidiesBy Andrea RodriguezAssociated Press / January 4, 2012 HAVANA—Cuba is launching a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes, an effort the communist government hopes will lead to better use of limited funds and stimulate private enterprise. Under the program, citizens will be eligible for as much [...] Continue reading

In Cuba, reforms bring cheers but also jeers

In Cuba, reforms bring cheers but also jeersBy Marc FrankHAVANA | Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21pm EDT (Reuters) – Plumbing supplies salesman Luis Miguel is relieved he will finally be able to sell his Havana apartment and buy another under liberalizing reforms being introduced by Cuban President Raul Castro. But he is angry over the [...] Continue reading