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    Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports

    Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 24 de Abril de 2017 – 17:00 CEST. Once gain former Economy minister José Luis Rodríguez has attempted to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Apparently the Castro dictatorship has called on him to do its dirty work and cook the books to […] Continue reading

    Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

    Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […] Continue reading

    Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba

    Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s elderly adrift on the streets

    Cuba’s elderly adrift on the streets By: Mario J. Penton and Luz Escobar Posted: 04/2/2017 4:00 AM Miami Herald/Tribune News Service HAVANA — At 67, struggling against the challenges that come with aging and a meagre pension, Raquel — an engineer who in her own words was “formed by the Revolution” — survives by sifting […] Continue reading

    The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”

    The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […] Continue reading

    Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

    Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, […] Continue reading

    She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging through Cuba’s trash

    She’s aging in the hemisphere’s oldest nation and survives by digging through Cuba’s trash BY MARIO J. PENTÓN Y LUZ ESCOBAR mpenton@elnuevoherald.com HAVANA At 67, struggling against the challenges that come with aging and a meager pension, Raquel, an engineer who in her own words was “formed by the Revolution,” survives by sifting through garbage […] Continue reading

    Washington Closes The Escape Valve

    Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

    Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change

    Raul Castro wishes to withdraw from power fully faithful to his brother’s principles. Nothing, not a single sign of change PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 00:33 CET. The general philosophy that will pervade the Government next year, until the promised resignation of General Raúl Castro, was clearly outlined […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US

    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press December 28, 2016 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a plunge in aid from Venezuela overwhelmed a surge in tourism set off by detente with […] Continue reading

    2017 ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba

    2017: ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. December 29, 2016 For 10 years, Raúl has benefited a lot from having Fidel around. Fidel always showed up at the big celebrations or wrote a column. Forget that. It won’t be pretty in 2017, as we see in this report from the AP: Castro must […] Continue reading