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    Medals and synecdoches

    Medals and synecdoches MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 23 de Agosto de 2016 – 13:41 CEST. Before getting to the heart of this article, I must warn the reader that I am one of those “bad patriots” who rejoice at every defeat suffered by athletes from his country in every athletic competition, because I have […] Continue reading

    Mariano Murillo, the Marked Card Up Raul Castro’s Sleeve

    Mariano Murillo, the Marked Card Up Raul Castro’s Sleeve/ 14ymedio Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2016 — The ouster of Marino Murillo as head of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) raises the question of whether it was a fall into disgrace or an act of protection. An official statement said […] 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

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s development priorities in the new landscape

    Cuba’s development priorities in the new landscape By Elena L. Pasquini @elenapasquini19 February 2016 Last month, the United States announced measures to further ease restrictions on Cuba — the latest in a series of amendments implemented since December 2014, when U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro divulged plans to resume diplomatic ties. […] Continue reading

    Fooling everyone, all the time?

    Fooling everyone, all the time? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 23 Dic 2015 – 4:49 pm. General Raúl Castro’s government is lying when it claims that in 2015 the Cuban economy grew 4%, which would be eight times more than the 0.3% to 0.5% that the ECLAC estimates for average growth in the […] Continue reading

    The Left will become More Pluralistic in Cuba

    “The Left will become More Pluralistic in Cuba” / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on August 6, 2015 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Miami, 3 August 2015 — Historian and activist Armando Chaguaceda defines himself as a defender of “democratic socialism that does not sacrifice freedoms for goods or services.” In Cuba, he associates with the independent left […] Continue reading

    Alabama has a proud, rich history with Cuba, we should capitalize on it

    Alabama has a proud, rich history with Cuba, we should capitalize on it Print Email By John Hammontree | jhammontree@al.com on July 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM, updated July 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM No one would ever confuse us with communist sympathizers, but Alabama has a surprisingly strong relationship with Cuba. In fact, over […] 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

    In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control

    In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control By Karen DeYoung February 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — When Cuba was hit with rolling blackouts a decade ago, Fidel Castro decided to save energy by ordering everyone on the island to switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting. Millions, perhaps billions, of bulbs were ordered […] Continue reading

    Canadians suddenly racing not to squander head start in Cuba

    Canadians suddenly racing not to squander head start in Cuba Peter Kuitenbrouwer | January 30, 2015 7:43 PM ET Mark Entwistle could not resist a smile at lunch time Tuesday as he gazed out over a packed room at Gowlings’ head office in Toronto’s First Canadian Place office tower. He had not seen some of […] Continue reading