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Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba

Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba Ted A. Henken, author of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape” Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 9:17 AM ET CNBC.com One example of freer markets in Cuba is the Paladar La Cocina de Lilliam (Lilliam’s Kitchen), a home-based restaurant garden where President Jimmy Carter ate on […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

The Challenge of Living Without Dollars in Cuba

The Challenge of Living Without Dollars in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 19 September 2016 — Let’s get to know Osmel, born in Havana, in 1968. You can smell his body three yards away. He’s a carrier of HIV; he drinks alcohol and makes trouble seven days a week and doesn’t have any known […] Continue reading

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

Cuba and Venezuela: Stormy Weather

Cuba and Venezuela: Stormy Weather / Iván García Iván García, 1 August 2016 — Whatever serious prophecy is offered, Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, has very few options. It’s an uncomfortable liability even for the followers of chavismo [the politics of Hugo Chávez, who preceded Maduro]. No one knows the interior of the Palace of Miraflores […] 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

Cuba’s Communist Party lays out a vague future for private enterprise

Cuba’s Communist Party lays out a vague future for private enterprise Reports of greater opportunities for small and medium enterprises are based on vaguely worded documents that project government plans until 2030, which were discussed during the Communist Party’s recent VII Congress. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Reports that Cuba plans to legalize small and […] Continue reading

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 May 2016 — Since early this month, members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) have begun to disseminate the document Minimum Program and Projections, which outlines guidelines for the actions of the opposition organization, forms of struggle, […] Continue reading

In Cuba, there is nothing permanent except change,Cuba

Richard Feinberg | January 12, 2016 2:35pm In Cuba, there is nothing permanent except change Cuba Change is a complicated thing in Cuba. On the one hand, many Cubans remain frustrated with limits on economic and political opportunity, and millennials are emigrating in ever rising numbers. On the other, there is more space for entrepreneurship, […] 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

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

Why Cuba could not build the new man promised by Che Guevara

Why Cuba could not build the new man promised by Che Guevara / Regina Coyula Posted on June 5, 2015 Regina Coyula, from BBC Mundo, 4 June 2015 — One of the most attractive promises of the 1959 Cuban Revolution for a Third World thirsty for paradigms, was, undoubtedly, the prospect of a generous, industrious, […] Continue reading

House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba BY ANDREW TAYLOR ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. The provision by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American from Florida, would block new flights and cruise ship […] Continue reading

Miami Republican proposes bill to curb Cuba travel

Miami Republican proposes bill to curb Cuba travel BY PATRICIA MAZZEI PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM 04/28/2015 7:09 PM 04/28/2015 7:26 PM Comments Congressional Republicans, led by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami, filed legislation Tuesday that would limit new travel to Cuba, an attempt to block part of President Barack Obama’s more open policy toward the island’s Communist […] Continue reading

Cuba, un cambio que defrauda y también apasiona

Cuba, un cambio que defrauda y también apasiona MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/17/2015 9:59 PM 01/17/2015 11:26 P Corren aires de cambio sobre Cuba y Miami en tanto las delegaciones de Washington y La Habana se reúnen en la capital cubana esta semana para comenzar a discutir nuevas relaciones para dos países que han sido vecinos […] Continue reading
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