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Emigrating with Assets Converted into Liquid Money, Burning Bridges in Cuba

January 3, 2017 | 3 comments

Going to Nestor’s house is one of those things which makes you want to have a good conversation. This time, the conversation focused around the departure of Pucho, who “threw himself” from here – Cuba – towards Guyana and then onto Brazil, in November.




Cuba creates pro-GMO media campaign

July 19, 2016 | 3 comments

With help from the government website Cubadebate, the Cuban government has created a media campaign which supports GM foods almost in silence, which is very in line with the imminent arrival of US producers of GM crops.




A Trip to One of Cuba’s Coral Paradises

February 8, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Recently, I fulfilled my wish to return to one of the coral paradises in Cuba my father would take me to during my childhood and teenage years. I was mostly interested in seeing what state the coral populations in Havana’s west-laying coasts were in.




Cuban Trio Provide the Action in Cubs-White Sox Clash

August 19, 2015 | No Comments »

In the game last Sunday between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, three of the four runs scored in the 3-1 White Sox victory, came on solo homers from three different Cuban players, Jorge Soler, Jose Dariel Abreu and Alexei Ramírez.




Republicans Use Back Door Seeking to Keep US Citizens from Traveling to Cuba

April 28, 2015 | 7 comments

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a measure to ban flights and cruises to Cuba. U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart drafted the legislation, which was tucked into a transportation appropriations bill. See pages 69-70 and page 154 of the bill,




EU-Cuba Negotiations Impacted by Cuba-USA Rapprochement

March 6, 2015 | 17 comments

The restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States “changes the context” for conducting negotiations between Europe and the island to reach a bilateral political dialogue, said Christian Leffler, European External Action Service managing director for the Americas, in Havana on Thursday.




Rebuilding Cubans as Individuals

September 12, 2014 | 13 comments

Even though studies and conferences about the rebuilding of a post-Castro Cuba abound, this transformation has never been analyzed in any depth from the point of view of the individual.




Cuba Baseball 2014-15 Schedule Set

September 2, 2014 | 7 comments

The Cuban National Series schedule has now been officially announced, with the season opening on September 21 and following the same two-part season structure as utilized the past two seasons. The first phase will involve all 16 league teams (each playing 45 games) and will end December 16.




Cuba’s Phone Co. Sings the Blues

May 31, 2014 | 16 comments

The socialist state telephone company, ETECSA, complains about the competition from individuals “using the Internet as an alternative route” to supplant “the role that corresponds to the company” and “International Telephone Companies” bringing “heavy financial losses.”




Cuba: Why a Foreign Investment Law and not an Investment Law?

April 7, 2014 | 12 comments

Because of the style of parliamentary debate in Cuba, it is impossible to know if any of the more than 600 deputies present at the National Assembly asked: “Why a Foreign Investment Law and not an Investment Law?” It is difficult to understand why, in the midst of a process of change that has vindicated entrepreneurial economic activity on the island.