Opinion


Cuba’s Two Communist Parties

January 29, 2015 | No Comments »

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.




Steam Fracking in Cuba?

January 27, 2015 | 7 comments

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.




Deciding the Future of Cuba

January 24, 2015 | 4 comments

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.




A Farewell to my Cousin, the “Black Serpent”

January 22, 2015 | 2 comments

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.




Cuba Under Seige to Cuba Tours

January 22, 2015 | 6 comments

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.




Cuba Opposition Protest Castro and Obama’s Realpolitik

January 22, 2015 | 21 comments

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.




Cuban Adjustment Act: It’s up to the other side

January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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.




British Company under Investigation for Offering Services to Guantanamo Base

January 20, 2015 | 18 comments

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.




On Cuba’s Future: Calling on Karl Marx as Capitalism Nears the Gate

January 19, 2015 | 6 comments

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.




Guava Jelly Sandwiches and the US-Cuba Agreement

January 16, 2015 | 7 comments

The much-talked-about agreement to reestablish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba has awakened much enthusiasm, but it has also prompted a number of doubts and questions.