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    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros

    Deal with Cuba benefits only the Castros February 04, 2015 12:00 am  •  MONA CHAREN Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. He wants us to lift the trade embargo, remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terror and give Cuba the U.S. naval base at […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

    The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

    Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.

    Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S. By CHRIS KRAUL – At the current rate, more than 1,500 Cuban healthcare workers will be admitted to the U.S. this year – Cuba keeps 10,000 healthcare providers in Venezuela in part to pay for oil – One Cuban doctor in Venezuela describes workload […] Continue reading

    Poor working conditions in Venezuela sending Cuban doctors to U.S.

    Poor working conditions in Venezuela sending Cuban doctors to U.S. By CHRIS KRAUL At the current rate, more than 1,500 Cuban healthcare workers will be admitted to the U.S. this year Cuba keeps 10,000 healthcare providers in Venezuela in part to pay for oil One Cuban doctor in Venezuela describes workload as ‘crushing’ Worsening conditions […] Continue reading

    Revolutionary Prostitutes

    Revolutionary Prostitutes. Prostitution In Cuba, Part 2 / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 15, 2013 No social phenomenon arises suddenly or by spontaneous generation, rather it is the result of a long process of the accumulation of essential components. The rise of prostitution in “Socialist Cuba” is no exception. In fact, prostitution was not eliminated […] Continue reading

    A Chip Off The Old Block: Che’s Daughter / Ángel Santiesteban

    A Chip Off The Old Block: Che's Daughter / Ángel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated As if by agreement, Mariela Castro flatters the Dutch system of prostitution in the Amsterdam red light district, and Aleida Guevara (both without highlighting they'd come from the most advantaged sperm of their fathers who fertilized the eggs of their mothers), […] Continue reading

    Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales Licea

    Eleven News Stories Not Reported in Cuba in 2011 / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Unstated 1. The Arab spring Only when the events in Egypt exceeded the predictions, did the Cuban press note (with tweezers) some isolated incidents. Nor had it published anything earlier about the riots in Tunisia and Yemen, nor did […] Continue reading

    CHANGE IN CUBA?

    CHANGE IN CUBA?12-08-2011.Paul MeoFormer official of the World Bank with a very extensive experience in developing countries and a long term member of ASCE (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The early August meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), held in Miami , was different from some of the more recent ones. First, there […] Continue reading

    THE CASE FOR NOT LIBERALIZING TRAVEL TO CUBA

    THE CASE FOR NOT LIBERALIZING TRAVEL TO CUBA Presented at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban andCuban-American Studies Seminar “U.S. Policy Towards Cuba: A Conversation with American Diplomats” January 23, 2009 James Cason* The Obama administration undoubtedly will soon begin a review of LatinAmerican policy and within that process will have to make some […] Continue reading

    Assessing the future of Cuba

    Assessing the future of Cubaby Aldo Bonincontro We have known from the mass-media that the actual Communist leader or dictator of Cuba is old (he should be already more than 80, if I well remember) and, above all, ill and weak, after a surgery on his bowels for an infection. Castro passes much of his [...] Continue reading

    How Cubans heal their economic ills

    How Cubans heal their economic ills
    By Robert Plummer
    Business reporter, BBC News

    My defining experience of Cuban economics came during a visit to the
    island in 1999.

    I was following the Havana tourist trail by visiting the Floridita bar
    on the Avenida Belgica, where American author Ernest Hemingway used to
    go for his regular double frozen daiquiri with no… Continue reading

    Fidel’s Dutch friend

    Fidel’s Dutch friend
    by Sophia Kornienko

    31-10-2006

    Willem van ‘t Wout is 74. We are sitting in his office, decorated in
    what I would call “Soviet” style, with lacquered furniture and crystal
    glasses on display. The Dutch businessman is wearing a modest suit and
    smoking a cigar.

    Willem van ‘t Wout

    Many years ago he started from scratch. Last year,… Continue reading

    Para quien trabaja Chavez?

    ¿Para quién trabaja Chávez?Publicado el 24 de July, 2006 en Internacional Chavez – CastroUn Presidente se elige para servir y no para servirse. No es el caso de Chávez. Nunca un presidente se había alejado tanto de sus obligaciones, ni trabajado en contra de los deberes que imperativamente le señala la Constitución de su país [...] Continue reading