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The Democratic Left Have a Candidate for Ecuador’s Presidential Elections

January 18, 2017 | No Comments »

As we’re so used to having just one media outlet in Cuba which only mentions President Correa in Ecuador, very few Cubans know that there is a coalition of 24 left-wing and center parties and groups, called the National Agreement for Change, which is made up of the Democratic Left Party, the indigenous Pachakutik movement and the Popular Unity Party, among others, which are taking part in the election campaign leading up to the presidential elections which will take place on Sunday February 19.




The Massive Extortion of Cubans in Venezuela

January 13, 2017 | 5 comments

Carmelo Mesa Lago: “I have calculated that Venezuela pays an average of 10,600 euros per month (127,200 per year) for every Cuba professional, there is a secret subsidy which the Cuban government receives, which only pays a small fraction of this to its doctors.” We take a look at how the government to government deal seems to work.




Cuba Gets New Immigration Policy from Obama

January 12, 2017 | 6 comments

US President Obama has just issued a surprise statement on Cuban Immigration Policy that eliminates the “wet-foot/dry foot” provision that has favored immigrants from the island for decades. Cubans, said Obama, will now be treated like immigrants from other countries. (INCLUDES FOLLOW-UP PRESS CALL)




Cuba Embargo Gets Boost from Trump’s Secretary of State Pick

January 12, 2017 | 2 comments

Rex Tillerson, nominated by president-elect Donald Trump as secretary of state, said Wednesday that he favors maintaining the embargo on Cuba and considered Mexico a “neighbor and friend” of the United States.




Trump’s Sec. of State Comments on Cuba

January 11, 2017 | 5 comments

“Their leaders have received a lot, while the people have received little. This does not serve the interests of Cubans or US citizens,” said Rex Tillerson, who, if confirmed by the Senate in his post, will be the new chief of US diplomacy.




We Can End the Slaughter

January 6, 2017 | 3 comments

For the past 30 years, I have watched in disbelief, how a large sector of society has become an endangered species within most inner cities in the United States. No one has developed a unified method that is capable of addressing the nation’s most intractable and devastating social crisis.




New Page Opens in the Venezuela Tug-Of-War

January 6, 2017 | No Comments »

Julio Borges became the new president of the Venezuelan National Assembly on Thursday, controlled by opposition legislators, and he accused Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship” of having “stolen” the Venezuelan people’s right to vote.




Embattled Maduro Restructures his Cabinet, Includes Chavez’s Brother

January 5, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started the new year by restructuring his cabinet, which now includes Adan Chavez, the brother of the late President Hugo Chavez, and current governor of the Barinas region.




Cuba’s Main Partner, Venezuela, Closes 2016 Amid Growing Crisis

December 29, 2016 | 4 comments

The electoral challenge that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was able to elude this year will continue to be present in 2017, amid an economic crisis that does not give way, worsening by the day.




Massive Odebrecht Corruption Scandal Shakes Latin America

December 23, 2016 | 2 comments

Recent allegations of corruption against the huge Brazilian construction company Odebrecht shook political spheres of several Latin American countries involved in the alleged payment of bribes.