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Guardalavaca, an Idyllic Resort in Cuba’s East

August 14, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Guardalavaca cove is like a haven in front of the immense ocean, with its warm beach, of unrivalled grandeur. The low mountains of the Maniabon range almost reach the sea, giving the landscape greater beauty and individuality.

Selling off Nicaraguan Sovereignty: Then and Now

August 11, 2017 | No Comments »

No one could have anticipated the person who would pick up the torch passed on by Diaz, Emiliano Chamorro, and Somoza. How could we ever have imagined that it would be a fighter for Nicaragua’s national liberation, one of the leaders of the Sandinista Front?

Canadian Diplomats in Cuba also Victims of Mystery Illness

August 11, 2017 | 2 comments

The mysterious “incidents” that affected US diplomats in Cuba also struck the Canadian embassy, the BBC reports. Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Thursday that at least one of its diplomats has suffered “unusual symptoms” during their stay in Havana, similar to those reported by US officials.

Wierd “Incident” at US Embassy in Havana

August 10, 2017 | 2 comments

The United States announced on Wednesday that it expelled two diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington in May after some US officials from its embassy in Havana had to return home for “incidents” that caused them “physical symptoms”.

Raul Castro Elated with Events in Venezuela

August 10, 2017 | 20 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro expressed today his “immense revolutionary jubilation” over the results of the past elections to the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, his closest political and economic ally.

Public Transport in Cuba: New Plans, Old Executors

August 10, 2017 | 5 comments

In politics, credibility is all-important. When citizens believe an institution is incapable of leading them, people apply the principle of “order whatever you want and I’ll do whatever I want”, because, like author Jose Saramago once said, “needs also legislate”.

Cuba Backtracks: Freezing a Dream?

August 10, 2017 | 2 comments

When Cubans made more use of their inventiveness rather than a non-existent savings, the island’s economy began to take on another dynamic. It was another less strained atmosphere to the one in the state sector, where resources are being diverted everywhere, where there is embezzlement, corruption and opportunism.

The Sickle and the Diamond. Convertible Pesos and Beliefs

August 9, 2017 | 4 comments

I don’t know how it must have been in China, but the phenomenon of a new wealthy class within what is still an “egalitarian” socialist Cuba, greatly resembles what happened in Russia. Generals, historic revolutionaries and their descendants make up the new stock of power, who are responsible for representing the new jet set class and of carrying the weight of swollen coffers of gold.

My Mistake on Entrepreneurship in Cuba

August 9, 2017 | No Comments »

I feel I have the moral obligation to publicly confess my mistake. And I’m not embarrassed at all because this often happens in this profession, when you are navigating through these waters which, on occasions, demand foresight.

Amnesty Int. Begins Global Campaign to Repeal the Nicaragua Canal Law

August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

This past Thursday in Managua, Nicaragua, Amnesty International launched a “global campaign” to demand the repeal of Law 840, which awards a concession for the construction of an Inter-Oceanic Canal to the Chinese company HKND Group. The initiative accompanied the presentation of a report prepared by this organization for the defense of human rights.