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Potatoes Return to the Rationed Market

Potatoes Return to the Rationed Market / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 February 2017 – The unrationed distribution of potatoes, a symbol of Raul Castro’s government, has suffered a big setback. During the quarter of February, March and April, the distribution of potatoes was returned to the ration market throughout the country, […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […] Continue reading

Hurricane Isidoro’s Victims Are Still Waiting

Hurricane Isidoro’s Victims Are Still Waiting / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 19 July 2016 — “I pledge that very soon you will have your homes,” Carlos Lage Davila, vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, said in 2002 to those who had lost everything and still today have […] Continue reading

How were democracy and civil liberties laid to rest in Cuba? A summary timeline.

How were democracy and civil liberties laid to rest in Cuba? A summary timeline. ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 31 Mar 2016 – 2:44 pm. An anonymous commentator recently wrote, under an article by Dimas Castellanos about Castro’s conception of human rights, published in this newspaper, that he would like to read details […] Continue reading

Pedro Miret Prieto, Member Of Cuba’s “Historic Generation,” Dies

Pedro Miret Prieto, Member Of Cuba’s “Historic Generation,” Dies / 14ymedio Posted on January 16, 2016 Pedro Miret Prieto, 88, who reached the rank of commander in the rebel army from its incorporation in the fight in the Sierra Maestra, has died of a heart attack. He died early Friday morning in Havana and his […] Continue reading

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1)

January 1, 1959: The Beginning of a Betrayal? (Part 1) / Somos+, Jose Presol Posted on January 3, 2016 Somos+, Jose M. Presol, 1 January 2016 — “The Revolution declares its absolute and reverent respect for the constitution, which was given to the people in 1940, and restores it as the official legal code. It […] Continue reading

Beans, ah, the beans!

Beans, ah, the beans! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on December 31, 2015 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 31 December 2015 – Tiny and tasty, they seem to look at us from the plate and mock the work it takes to get them. Beans are not only a part of our traditional cuisine, they constitute […] Continue reading

Is Cuba the New El Dorado?

Is Cuba the New El Dorado? News December 29, 2015 Exploring Cuba’s economic opportunities By Anne-Sophie Gidoin Op-Ed Contributor To catch 2 Billion USD in foreign investment per year, the Caribbean’s biggest island has equipped itself with an engaging legal framework. The remedies available in case of disputes against local entities reinforces the attractiveness of […] Continue reading

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba By Taylor Wofford 12/2/15 at 1:53 PM Every time Gator ejaculated, Dan Marvel grossed 10 grand. At the time of his death last year, the bull was a ton and a half of genetic perfection—or as close to it as has ever been recorded for his breed (Red […] Continue reading

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality

The GAE, a Lie Transformed into Reality / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 29, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 26 October 2015 — Before the Special Period, the financial capacity of the country had already been reduced to a minimum, so reforms were being instituted that supposedly would “help” the nation cope with the economic […] Continue reading

Jeb Bush -Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free

Jeb Bush: Trade with Cuba When Cuba is Free By JULIE ENGLANDER & KATHERINE PERKINS • 14 HOURS AGO R: Governor Bush, welcome. B: Good to be here. R: You know, a variety of folks are saying and talking about this being your first trip to Iowa, but I think it’s not… B: No. R: […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro, from Student Gangster to Autocrat

Fidel Castro, from Student Gangster to Autocrat / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 13 August 2015 — When Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz turns 89 today, probably after the toast, the Cuban caudillo will take time to remember his hectic life. To come to know Castro’s true profile, not the eyewash sold […] Continue reading

Cuba’s dairy industry, once touted as a success, is struggling

Cuba’s dairy industry, once touted as a success, is struggling BY TIM JOHNSON McClatchy Foreign Staff Years ago, an extraordinary cow lived in Cuba, and her name was White Udder. She produced milk like no cow before. One day in January 1981, farmers coaxed White Udder to the milking stand three times. By the end […] Continue reading

Christie bashes Cuba over Chesimard

Christie bashes Cuba over Chesimard Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY 6:19 p.m. EDT April 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Cuba should stop harboring terrorists, including the convicted killer of a New Jersey state trooper, as a precondition for normalized relations with the U.S., Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday. The New Jersey Republican, speaking at an international business […] Continue reading
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