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    Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit”

    Carmelo Mesa-Lago: “The Cuban Government Panicked After Obama’s Visit” 14ymedio, Maité Rico, Madrid, 1 June 12017 — Carmelo Mesa-Lago (born Havana, 1934) has spent a good part of his life trying to open a breach of good sense in the wall of absurdities with which that the Castro regime has ended up plunging into bankruptcy […] Continue reading

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […] 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

    Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism

    Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 6 Mayo 2016 – 7:59 am. It was not difficult to foresee that Castroism, due to the way in which it had become a reflection of the political practices and personality of Fidel Castro, would slip into a deep crisis when […] Continue reading

    Claimed

    Claimed When Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation. By Seth Stevenson Back in April, at the Nasdaq marketplace in Times Square, a few hundred interested parties gathered […] Continue reading

    The Musketeers of the Culture

    The Musketeers of the Culture / Fernando Damaso Posted on July 16, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 14 July 2015 — For some time now, certain “musketeers” of the culture, somewhat advanced in years–headed by a D’Artagnan of hirsute mane, addicted to Chinese pomade manufactured in Vietnam–have assumed the ruling party’s defense of the national identity and […] Continue reading

    Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress

    Cuba trade embargo fate hinges on Havana human rights progress By Guy Taylor – The Washington Times – Monday, June 8, 2015 President Obama’s policy shift on Cuba could soon lead to the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, but analysts and congressional insiders say it could be years before the decades-old embargo on […] Continue reading

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year BY SUSAN CRABTREE | JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 AM Travel by members of Congress to Cuba shot up last year ahead of President Obama’s December executive action normalizing relations with the island nation. Thirteen Democratic House members traveled to Havana in 2014 on at least three separate […] Continue reading

    Rubio Criticizes Obama’s SOTU Call to End Cuba Embargo

    Rubio Criticizes Obama’s SOTU Call to End Cuba Embargo The president’s call to end the embargo with Cuba met criticism from both parties. By Tom Risen Jan. 21, 2015 | 3:40 p.m. EST + More President Barack Obama called for Congress to end the U.S. embargo against Cuba during his State of the Union speech, […] Continue reading

    The Alternative in Cuba

    The Alternative in Cuba December 27, 2014 The resumption of US – Cuban relations is a real victory. But Cuban workers face renewed economic liberalization with little political opening. By Samuel Farber* US President Barack Obama announces restored diplomatic relations with Cuba on Dec. 17, 2014. HAVANA TIMES — On December 17, 2014, Washington and […] Continue reading