Daily Archives: April 22, 2016
Raul Castro: More Boring and Conservative Than Ever / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2016 — A little bent and dressed in civilian clothes, with a dark blue suit, light blue shirt, no tie, gold metallic glasses, and a… Continue reading
The Leaders Feel “Threatened” After Obama’s Visit / 14ymedio
14ymedio, 21 April 2106 — The national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), Eduardo Cardet, argues that the communist leaders of Cuba felt “very threatened” by the recent visit of… Continue reading
Foreign Minister’s Criticism Of Obama’s Cuba Visit Betrays Nervousness / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 19 April 2016 — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez harshly criticized Barack Obama’s trip to Havana this Monday. It was “a visit in which there was an… Continue reading
Their Congress / 14ymedio, Luis Tornés Aguililla
14ymedio Luis Tornés Aguililla, San Sebastien, 20 April 2016 – As the priests of old used to say: Ite, missa est, that is: Go out there and tell them what I said, this… Continue reading
Confrontation Between Cubans / Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo, 16 April 2016 — The government of Cuba classifies the Bay of Pigs as “the first defeat of imperialism in America”; this is a fallacy. The Bay of Pigs (or Playa Girón… Continue reading
Raúl Castro’s Masterstroke ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 21 Abr 2016 – 1:10 pm.
During the reading of the central report to the 7th Congress of the Communist Party, Raúl Castro stressed the importance of Article 5 of… Continue reading
The 7th Congress: A Reality Check ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 21 Abr 2016 – 1:17 pm.
Without surprising those harboring low expectations, the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) dealt a reality check to… Continue reading
Steady as she goes MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 21 Abr 2016 – 1:05 pm.
“The garden of forking paths is an enormous riddle, or parable, whose theme is time”
Jorge Luis Borges
The VII Congress of the Communist Party… Continue reading
Socialist state enterprise? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 20 Abr 2016 – 1:34 pm.
In the years of the Republic, in Cuba there was a large number of small, medium-sized and large businesses that produced some 10,000 different products… Continue reading
Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm.
Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even… Continue reading
Cuba: What will come after the Castros? A turning point in Cuba? Fidel Castro left quietly. And Raul Castro wants to step down in 2018. Bernd Wulffen, former German ambassador to Cuba is certain: The new political generation will be… Continue reading
Cuba Cuts Some Food Prices, Responding to Public Complaints By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Apr 21, 2016, 8:34 PM ET
The Cuban government has announced that it is cutting prices of some basic foods by 20 percent in state-run… Continue reading
The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check GUEST POST WRITTEN BY G. Isabelle Abad Ms. Abad is a Dominican-American writer, entrepreneur and contracts/business initiatives specialist in financial services.
Amidst the bustling controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s recent visit… Continue reading
Obama’s Illusions About Post-Castro Cuba A faux democratization will conceal the military’s grip on power through a dominant political party. By JOSÉ AZEL April 21, 2016 7:00 p.m. ET
Fidel Castro, visibly weak and infirm at the close of the… Continue reading
Entrepreneurship in Cuba: What you need to know Marguerite Ward | @forwardist
In the past five years, the number of self-employed Cubans has risen to 500,000.
Cuba-U.S. relations are still thawing, but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurs have to sit and… Continue reading
Cuba will allow Cuban-born to arrive on Carnival cruise ship
Cuba is easing a long-standing ban on the Cuban-born returning to the island by sea Carnival had said they expected the change but was ready to delay May 1 cruise… Continue reading