Daily Archives: February 25, 2008
February 22, 2008, 3:09 pm
Cuba: From Socialist Paradise to Ethanol Republic?
Posted by Keith Johnson
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
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
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