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Fidel’s best-sold myth

Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s death could ensure Obama’s opening to Cuba survives

Fidel Castro’s death could ensure Obama’s opening to Cuba survives Tracy Wilkinson With his legacy in mind, President Obama has used the final months of his administration trying to ensure that his historic reopening of U.S. relations with Cuba could not be easily reversed. He ended a Cold War animosity that had begun before he […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] Continue reading

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes Much has changed during half-century embargo BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN SPECIAL TO THE BLADE HAVANA — This city is a short 45 minutes from Miami, but until the relaxation of travel between Cuba and the United States, it could have been at the end of the world. […] 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

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba By Chuck Slocum FEBRUARY 7, 2016 — 2:00PM RAMON ESPINOSA • ASSOCIATED PRESS Located less than 100 miles from Florida, Cuba and its relations with the United States are changing rapidly. With a population about the size of Ohio — 11.2 million — […] Continue reading

Experts – Influx of U.S. dollars won’t sap Cuba’s culture

Experts: Influx of U.S. dollars won’t sap Cuba’s culture Published: December 6, 2015 American visitors are trickling back into Havana for a number of reasons. In one tour group last month, a Sarasota woman was visiting her native land for the first time since she left in 1966 at age 10, a Denver couple was […] Continue reading

The Figures Say It All

The Figures Say It All ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 4 Dic 2015 – 4:03 pm. In Cuba, private farmers, whether individuals or organized into cooperatives, only work 23.4% of the country’s 6.3 million hectares of arable land, while the State owns the other 76.6%, or 4.8 million hectares, according to data from […] 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

Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak

Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 23 Nov 2015 – 8:50 pm. The unstoppable wave of Cubans leaving the island, the largest migratory stampede since the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, is the most vivid illustration of the failure of the “revision of the socialist economic model,” dramatically discrediting those who […] Continue reading

Repressors Salaries Have Been Doubled

Repressors Salaries Have Been Doubled / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 26, 2015 Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 6 June 2015 — In essence, the President of a country should not serve another function but, first of all, manage the assets of people with ethics, fairness and the highest honesty, and never, ever should he believe that the […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba? February 5, 2015 Moderated by Rick Badie On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced a historic Cuban thaw: The U.S. would resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. Today, a Georgia congressman hails the Cuba-U.S. deal, citing the expansion of Georgia […] Continue reading

Crony capitalism and Marxist generals

Crony capitalism and Marxist generals BY JIM DEMINT HERITAGE.ORG 02/05/2015 7:02 PM 02/05/2015 7:02 PM As Congress holds hearings on President Obama’s change in Cuba policy, we are seeing the question of who in Havana will benefit from U.S. trade come up repeatedly. This focus is right on point. Unless Congress acts to stop it, […] Continue reading

Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier By Arthur Hirsch The Baltimore Sun Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland’s relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S. senator from Maryland […] Continue reading
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