The systematic and direct exchange with members of the Cuban Communist Party through base-level organizations that those of us who champion the SPD (Participative & Democratic Socialism) platform maintain has led a number of us to conclude that there are in fact two Parties in Cuba.
Not long ago, I wrote an article on the alarming possibility that someone in Cuba could decide to implement fracking techniques in Cuba. At the time, I had no idea how quickly these concerns would become more real.
On several official occasions, the Cuban leadership has made mention of the so-called “Conceptual Bases of Cuba’s Socialist Economic and Social Model,” without going into these in any depth. From what we can infer, the government has set up a number of mysterious commissions now working on whatever it is they understand by this.
My nephew, Canek Sanchez Guevara, son of Hildita, my oldest cousin and one of the best in the Guevara family, no doubt, has passed away. I am speechless.
When this post is published, Josefina Vidal and Roberta Jacobson, the two women tasked with re-establishing diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, will be at a meeting, the starting point of a long road leading to the normalization of bilateral relations between the two countries.
We have been hearing rumors in Havana that a majority within the country’s opposition, extremely put off by the decisions arrived at by Obama and Raul Castro after 18 months of secret negotiations (decisions which shocked almost the entire world) are planning protests on the island.
The topic of the illegal immigration of Cubans into the US goes back in time and my compatriots are sheltered by the US law that grants them permanent residence one year after arrival, along with other special benefits, something available only to Cubans.
Internationally recognized agencies such as Amnesty International and Scotland Yard have undertaken an investigation into individuals who allegedly participated in acts of torture carried out in Cuba.
For Cubans, the new year began with the promise of decisive changes in the long and difficult path we have traced as a nation. We can prove those who insisted the end of history has already arrived wrong, beginning anew without forgetting the past.