The Mistakes of Raúl Castro
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2017 – In his most recent public speech before Parliament, General-President Raul Castro offered a self-criticism about “political deviations” under which the private sector and cooperatives are governed. “Mistakes… Continue reading
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights… Continue reading
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 14, 2017, 5:59 PM ET
The Cuban government said Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year… Continue reading
How Cubans See the Crisis in Venezuela / Iván García
Iván García, 11 July 2017 — After painting the facades of several buildings along 10 de Octobre street, the workers of the brigade shelter from the terrifying heat in doorways,… Continue reading
Raul Castro Apparently Decided to Change His Personal Image / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 11 July 2017 — The President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba recently underwent cosmetic surgery to… Continue reading
Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years
14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The latest Council of Ministers, chaired by Raul Castro, has extended the term of the country’s land leases under the usufruct system to 20 years,… Continue reading
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small BY MARK FEIERSTEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 07/11/17 05:40 PM EDT
As U.S. officials prepare to implement President Trump’s Cuba policy, the rancor over the revised course is masking an… Continue reading
Cubazuela, Raúl and Leopoldo JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 11 de Julio de 2017 – 11:02 CEST.
What does Leopoldo López’s relapse from prison and placement under house arrest entail in Venezuela’s current political situation?
It is important to… Continue reading
Cuban Convertible Peso Can’t Keep Up With The Dollar
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 July 2017 – Cuba’s dual currency system has been in existence for such a long time that many young people never lived under a system with… Continue reading
US-Cuba sea mission finds healthy reefs, invasive lionfish By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 4, 2017, 6:28 PM ET
A joint U.S.-Cuban expedition to explore the island’s coral reefs uncovered a surprisingly healthy ecosystem and large schools of… Continue reading
Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is… Continue reading
On Cuba, Trump is right Published: July 1, 2017
President Barack Obama bought into an ideology that said be nice to evil people and they will be nice back.
So it was that he let the Syrian regime off the… Continue reading
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy BY MIKE GONZALEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 06/27/17 11:00 AM EDT 54
Was President Obama’s opening to the Castro government motivated by a real belief that it would help… Continue reading
Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says By Eric Shawn Published June 26, 2017 Fox News
They sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice.
Now Joe Connor wants them back.
“Get these guys… Continue reading
Alabama wondering what about Cuba trade in Trump era BY MARY SELL Decatur Daily
MONTGOMERY, ALA. Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to communist Cuba, a country they see as a promising… Continue reading
Cuba and the United States Return to the Trenches / Iván García
Iván García, 19 June 2017 — For both countries it amounts to a remake of the Cold War, this time in version 2.0. It will take time to… Continue reading
Cuba policy change: Poultry exports could be impacted By Mary Sell Montgomery Bureau Jun 25, 2017
MONTGOMERY – Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to socialist Cuba, a country where they see… Continue reading
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about… Continue reading