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Monthly Archives: February 2008

From Socialist Paradise to Ethanol Republic?

February 22, 2008, 3:09 pm
Cuba: From Socialist Paradise to Ethanol Republic?
Posted by Keith Johnson
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Venderemos! (Wikipedia)

In the wake of El Comandante's decision to turn Cuba over to his brother
Raul, speculation over the island's future has been rife, including
here. But the idea that post-Castro Cuba, free of the U.S. embargo and… Continue reading

Cubans Hope for More Self-Employment

Cubans Hope for More Self-Employment
Feb 22, 2008 3:20 AM (1 day ago) By WILL WEISSERT, AP

HAVANA (Map, News) – Juan Bautista Gonzalez's living room was already
crowded with customers when still more shuffled in, clutching gold
necklaces with broken clasps and bent rhinestone earrings. He knew he
would be skipping lunch again.

"If someone… Continue reading

Food shortage sparks Cuba-style rationing

VENEZUELA
Food shortage sparks Cuba-style rationing
Amid a continuing food shortage, the Venezuelan government has announced
a rationing system similar to Cuba's.
Posted on Sun, Feb. 24, 2008
BY CASTO OCANDO
El Nuevo Herald

Venezuela has adopted an unprecedented system of food rationing similar
to the ration cards used in Cuba, after several months of food… Continue reading

Cuba: ansias de apertura económic

Cuba: ansias de apertura económica
Fernando Ravsberg
BBC Mundo, La Habana

¿Qué puede ocurrir con la economía cubana luego de la renuncia a la
presidencia de Fidel Castro?

Cuba podría estar frente a una nueva era sobre todo en el terreno de la
economía si, como se especula, Raúl Castro emprende ahora el camino de
las… Continue reading

Ex primer ministro de la RDA comparte experiencias en Cuba

Ex primer ministro de la RDA comparte experiencias en Cuba

Agencias

viernes 22 de febrero de 2008 11:17:00

El último primer ministro de la antigua República Democrática Alemana
(RDA), Hans Modrow, se encuentra en Cuba para compartir su experiencia
tras la caída del muro de Berlín con altas figuras del gobierno de la
Isla, aseguró el… Continue reading

Cuba reforms may start on farms

Cuba reforms may start on farms

By Carol J. Williams

Los Angeles Times

Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's younger brother, has spoken openly of the
need to stimulate agricultural output.

MIAMI — Without Fidel Castro as president, Cuba is more likely to launch
reforms to boost food production, create oil-industry jobs and put more
pesos in citizens'… Continue reading

ND ag commissioner announces $7.5 million sale to Cuba.

ND ag commissioner announces $7.5 million sale to Cuba…
Feb 21 2008 12:36PM
Associated Press
ND ag commissioner announces $7.5 million sale to Cuba Eds: APNewsNow;
Will be led.

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) North Dakota's Agriculture commissioner says Cuba
plans to buy about $7.5 million worth of peas and lentils.

Roger Johnson announced the deal from Havana.… Continue reading

Many view Raúl Castro as a reformer

CUBA
Many view Raúl Castro as a reformer
In a post-Fidel Castro world, brother Raúl may steer Cuba in a new but
cautious direction aimed at satisfying hopes for change.
Posted on Thu, Feb. 21, 2008
BY ALFONSO CHARDY AND FRANCES ROBLES

A Cuba where its people can travel abroad and sell their cars and homes… Continue reading

Experts: Expect reforms in Cuban agriculture

Experts: Expect reforms in Cuban agriculture
Posted on Thu, Feb. 21, 2008
BY JOHN DORSCHNER
jdorschner@MiamiHerald.com

Raúl Castro may move slowly to make minor reforms, but even small
changes in agriculture could have ''combustible . . . unintended
consequences,'' according to a veteran Cuba expert.

Marifeli Pérez Stable, a vice president of the Inter-American Dialogue
in… Continue reading

Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

February 21, 2008
CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISIS
Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

By Knut Henkel

Fidel Castro was the face of the revolution, now he leaves behind a
difficult legacy. Despite its successes in education, Cuba is plagued by
a serious economic crisis.

As Fidel Castro retires Cuba is left with an uncertain economic future.
It's… Continue reading

Cuba expected to turn over new leaf in farming

Cuba expected to turn over new leaf in farming
Classic Cuba
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Javier Galeano / Associated Press
The chrome shines on one of the vehicles on a Havana avenue the day
after Fidel Castro announced his intention to retire. For Castro's
"legacy to survive, they need to have a working economy in Cuba," one
observer… Continue reading

El huracán y la palma

21 de febrero de 2008
TRIBUNA LIBRE
El huracán y la palma

RAUL RIVERO

El desplazamiento, ahora oficial, de Fidel Castro del patrón de la
televisión cubana y de la primera plana de todos los periódicos a la
cama de un hospital no significa que él vaya a dejar de controlar la
vida y la muerte… Continue reading

DETENIDO PERIODISTA INDEPENDIENTE EN SANTA CLARA

DETENIDO PERIODISTA INDEPENDIENTE EN SANTA CLARA
2008-02-21.
Félix Reyes Gutiérrez, Periodista Independiente, Cubanacán Press

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 19 de febrero.- El periodista y fotoreportero
independiente Filiberto Pérez Del Sol, fue detenido por agentes
represivos, el 18 de febrero último en Santa Clara, para que no
reportara el desalojo de barriadas en esta ciudad.

El miembro de… Continue reading

Cuba lures local farmers

Cuba lures local farmers
Trade mission attempts to bridge gaps
By Danny Bernardini/Staff Writer
Article Launched: 02/18/2008 07:09:48 AM PST

Mariani employees, Santa Rodriguez (left) and Maricela del Toro do a
final inspection of English walnuts on a conveyer belt Tuesday. (Rick
Roach/The Reporter)
Thanks to the efforts of two Winters farmers, and a little help… Continue reading

Los comunistas más ricos de Cuba (1959-2006)

Los comunistas más ricos de Cuba (1959-2006)

…Seguidamente se relacionan aquellos "comunistas" que de una forma u
otra han logrado construir su propia fortuna. Considerando, que en buena
técnica todas estas fortunas tienen un oscuro origen y son resultados de
una continuada malversación, precisar su monto, así como el lugar exacto
donde se atesoran es en… Continue reading

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