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It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […] Continue reading

Looking at Cuba Right Now

Looking at Cuba Right Now PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 12:27 CET. In Cuba, in the name of socialism, the revolution and the workers, “Fidelism” placed the economy under state control, along with all large, medium and small properties, whether Cuban or foreign-owned, on which it organized wage-based […] Continue reading

Fidel’s best-sold myth

Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading

In rural Cuba, economy stuck in time after Castro

In rural Cuba, economy stuck in time after Castro Alongside free education and healthcare, the Cuban revolution also brought anemic development and a one-party state, which controls 80 percent of the economy and fears losing its grip on the market By Rigoberto Diaz / AFP, CAMAGUEY, Cuba A convoy is carrying former Cuban president Fidel […] Continue reading

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion

In the Midst of a Hurricane, Mariela Castro Remodels Her Mansion / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 3 October 2016 — At the same time that Hurricane Matthew is setting off alarms throughout the island, especially in the eastern part of the country, the wall of secrecy surrounding the Castro family is starting to […] Continue reading

JetBlue pushes (again) to create a daily flight from Boston to Cuba

JetBlue pushes (again) to create a daily flight from Boston to Cuba By Adam Vaccaro GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 03, 2016 JetBlue Airways is making another attempt for permission to fly between Boston and Cuba, petitioning the US government to strip a rival airline of a new route between Los Angeles and Havana and replace it […] Continue reading

How the Cuban Gov. Hides Its Dirt Poor Salaries

How the Cuban Gov. Hides Its Dirt Poor Salaries September 15, 2016 Marlene Azor Hernandez HAVANA TIMES —The National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI) hasn’t published a series of necessary indicators for the government’s tax policy. Studies about poverty in Cuba are very scarce or limited to the capital and are over ten years […] Continue reading

The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas Chile uneasy with success 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since 2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to remarkable economic and social […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading

How many Cubans read?

How many Cubans read? JOSÉ PRATS SARIOL | Miami | 2 de Septiembre de 2016 – 15:11 CEST. An article by Juan Cruz in the Spanish daily El País features frightening figures about reading habits in Spain: 39.4% of Spanish adults have not read a book in the last 12 months. It adds that 57.5% […] Continue reading

Cuba – the Looming Crisis

Cuba: the Looming Crisis July 21, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba. The […] Continue reading

Guilty!

Guilty! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 20 July 2106 – At the beginning of the year evil was incarnated in the intermediaries, who were blamed for the high food prices in the produce markets. At the end of 2013, the boogeymen were those who worked for themselves selling imported clothes and other […] Continue reading

Cuba eyes India help to kick start sugar mills; awaits Narendra Modi push

Cuba eyes India help to kick start sugar mills; awaits Narendra Modi push Cuba is seeking India’s assistance to modernise its sugar mills after the end of the US trade embargo, its envoy to New Delhi said, ahead of a planned visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September. By: Huma Siddiqui | New Delhi […] Continue reading

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 12 de Julio de 2016 – 08:34 CEST. The truth is that the news is really not auspicious for those hoping that the economic reform measures implemented by President Raúl Castro would be strengthened, a warranted not only by […] Continue reading

Local airports not authorized to offer flights to Cuba

Local airports not authorized to offer flights to Cuba By Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP July 9, 2016 2:05 pm WASHINGTON — In a major letdown to local leaders who wanted to see flights from D.C. to Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation has decided to leave local airports off a list of places that are […] Continue reading

US names eight airlines for scheduled Havana services

US names eight airlines for scheduled Havana services AFP Relax News•July 7, 2016 US transport authorities nominated eight airlines to begin regularly scheduled services to Havana, Cuba, to end a nearly six-decade break. The Department of Transportation said the airlines proposed for the service would share 20 round-trip flights a day already approved by the […] Continue reading

Cuban classic cars – a dying breed?

Cuban classic cars: a dying breed? Andrew English, motoring correspondent 27 JUNE 2016 • 4:53PM Cuba’s roads are crowded with Fifties Americana due mainly to US sanctions. But as things change politically and economically, is Cuba about to lose a charming part of its heritage? Visitors to Cuba return with stories of the dance music, […] Continue reading

Harsh Reality

Harsh Reality / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 17 May 2016 — In the few available spaces for people to express their opinions in the official Cuban media (letters to the editor of “Granma,” “Rebellious Youth,” a page of “Workers”, “Ordinary People Talking” on Havana Channel, “Cuba Says” on Cubavision, and others), they complain about and […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Fathom is a cruise to Cuba with a social purpose Fathom is Carnival’s new social-impact cruise line It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic The Dominican itinerary emphasizes volunteer tourism; the Cuban one focuses on people-to-people exchanges BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com SANTIAGO, CUBA After the Madrigalista Choir finished a performance for a group […] Continue reading

Cruise ship passengers break away from guided tours to see real life in Cuba

Cruise ship passengers break away from guided tours to see real life in Cuba While still basking in the glow of the enthusiastic welcome they received from hundreds of Cubans at the dock in Havana, some Adonia passengers began to wonder if two days of guided tours gave them an accurate picture of the harsh […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro and hardline deputy remain at helm of Cuba’s Communist Party

Raúl Castro and hardline deputy remain at helm of Cuba’s Communist Party Raúl Castro reelected to five-year term as first secretary of the party’s Political Bureau He has said he will step down as president of the Council of State in 2018 Revolutionary stalwart José Ramón Machado Ventura elected as second secretary BY MIMI WHITEFIELD […] Continue reading

‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’

‘Yes, we do need the empire, or aliens, to give us everything’ JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 1 Abr 2016 – 9:44 am. The article by Fidel Castro published Monday by state media, entitled “Brother Obama,” has sparked strong criticism in the streets of Havana. The text, in which “the historic leader of […] Continue reading

Right and Left, from a Cuban Perspective

Right and Left, from a Cuban Perspective JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 2 Mar 2016 – 9:43 am. From Havana I get an email seeking to address the challenges facing the country applying the binary axis of “Left” and “Right.” I imagine that two factors lead to this interest. One is an incipient ebb […] Continue reading

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive Charter flights to Cuba depart from Tampa International Airport seven times a week. The first was Sept. 8, 2011. Tribune file photoBy Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: February 7, 2016 TAMPA — As the first commercial flights to Cuba are announced in the coming months, […] Continue reading