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    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

    Chronicle of a ‘Rafter’ on Foot

    Chronicle of a ‘Rafter’ on Foot / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Martinez Posted on November 14, 2015 Today we publish the first part of the testimony of a Cuban who has made the dangerous trip to Guatemala US 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton Martinez, Guatamalan/Mexican Border, 13 November 2015 – I live proud of being Cuban. I […] Continue reading

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected

    Starting up in Cuba, but not connected By Nick Miroff April 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — Great technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launched his Cuban start-up, Ingenius. And like Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the 1930s, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak […] Continue reading

    Cuba hasn’t earned embargo’s end

    Cuba hasn’t earned embargo’s end 10/25/2014 10:32 PM 10/25/2014 10:32 PM In October of 1960, the United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products. That was the beginning of a trade embargo that still endures and still inspires heated debate. The anniversary of the […] Continue reading

    After mother’s death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba

    After mother’s death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba By Patrick Oppmann, CNN June 25, 2014 — Updated 0234 GMT (1034 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alan Gross’ wife, Judy, visits husband in Cuba a week after his mother’s death The U.S. State Department contractor offered to return to jail after a goodbye visit […] Continue reading

    Memories of One December 10th

    Memories of One December 10th / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on May 30, 2014 Act I: The Barricade I notice the foul stench the moment I turn the corner and see the piles of garbage blocking the street. A pair of patrols is stationed, threateningly, half a block away. I keep walking as though it […] Continue reading

    Diplomacy and Repression

    Cuba: Diplomacy and Repression / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 20, 2013 While General Raul Castro, a president handpicked by his brother Fidel, squeezed the hand of the United States’ leader Barack Obama at the State funeral of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, the special services and combined forces of the police mounted a strong operation […] Continue reading

    Loss of Ethical Values

    Loss of Ethical Values / Rebeca Monzo Posted on July 11, 2013 “We have painfully perceived, for more than 20 years of the Special Period, the increasing deterioration of moral and civic values like honesty, decency, shame, decorum, honor and sensitivity to the problems of others.” So reads one of the paragraphs of Raul Castro’s […] Continue reading

    Report says Cuban economic growth hasn’t quickened despite reforms

    Posted on Monday, 07.01.13 Report says Cuban economic growth hasn’t quickened despite reforms BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba said Monday its economy will grow by no more than 3 percent this year, about the same as in 2012 but far short of the 3.6 percent goal and another indication that ruler Raúl Castro’s reforms […] Continue reading