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    Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

    Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […] Continue reading

    Is Castroism reformable?

    Is Castroism reformable? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:05 CET. When Mikhail Gorbachev launched the reforms known as perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness, transparency) he did not do so with the idea of ??doing away with the Soviet Union, but just the opposite: to save it from […] Continue reading

    Backlash in Cuba

    Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

    Havana – Waiting for Air Force One

    Havana: Waiting for Air Force One / Iván García Posted on March 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 22 February 2016 — If Barack Obama’s plan was to enhance the US influence in Cuba, he has made some gains. If his plan involves the use of a stealthy Trojan horse to bring in the internet, commerce and […] Continue reading

    Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants

    Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 19 Oct 2015 – 12:15 pm. The illiterate of the 21st century are those who do not have Internet access. Many do not even know that the Internet exists in Cuba. As has been the case in Cuba for quite some time, everything that […] Continue reading

    TOP 10 LIES IN OBAMA’S CUBA SPEECH

    TOP 10 LIES IN OBAMA’S CUBA SPEECH by JOEL B. POLLAK 18 Dec 2014 President Barack Obama unveiled a new U.S. policy toward Cuba on Wednesday as part of a deal that brought American Alan Gross home in exchange for three convicted Cuban spies. As he has done so often in the past, Obama tried […] Continue reading

    New York Times goes on a Cuban crusade

    11 November 2014 Last updated at 21:18 GMT Share this pagePrint New York Times goes on a Cuban crusade By Thomas Sparrow BBC Mundo The Times editors think circumstances are ripe for a thaw in US-Cuba relations Cuba clearly is on the minds of the editors of the New York Times. In the last month […] Continue reading

    Why Russia and Cuba Are Partying Like It’s 1962

    Why Russia and Cuba Are Partying Like It’s 1962 By Lucy Westcott and Bill Powell / August 12, 2014 5:21 AM EDT It seemed like old times: In Havana in early July, Castro, the revolutionary leader of Cuba, embraced the current occupant of the Kremlin—once upon a time the isolated Communist island’s sugar daddy—together gleefully […] Continue reading

    Obama, via Uruguay, urges Cuba to release jailed U.S. citizen

    Obama, via Uruguay, urges Cuba to release jailed U.S. citizen BY MARK FELSENTHAL WASHINGTON Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:53pm EDT (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has sent an indirect message to Cuban President Raúl Castro through Uruguay’s leader, asking Cuba to release a jailed U.S. aid contractor and encouraging political reforms, U.S. officials said […] Continue reading

    The big problem with the ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan

    The big problem with the ‘Cuban Twitter’ plan BY ADAM TAYLOR April 3 at 1:20 pm Today’s big Associated Press story about the United States apparently creating a “Cuban Twitter” to help foment dissent in the country has caused a big stir. It’s easy to see why — on one level, the plan looked like […] Continue reading

    Alan Gross’s lawyer – No serious U.S. engagement with Cuba on case

    Alan Gross’s lawyer: No serious U.S. engagement with Cuba on case Posted on December 22, 2013 by JNS.org. (JNS.org) The lead attorney for Alan Gross said the recent freedom attained by Jacob Ostreicher, who was held for more than two years in Bolivia, does not shed any light on Gross’s case. Dec. 3 marked the […] Continue reading