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Prieto questioned the use of the word “empower” by the promoters of Washington’s new strategy.
Cuba’s Culture Minister Criticizes US Attempt to Boost Private Sector

September 22, 2016 | 7 comments

Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, lashed out this week against the policy drawn out by the United States to boost the private sector in Cuba. He considers their efforts to empower civil society nothing more than actions taken with the aim of destroying the revolutionary process on the island.

The Havana "malecon" seawall.  Photo: Ernesto Gonzalez
Havana Malecon Seawall to Get WiFi Internet Access

September 21, 2016 | 2 comments

The emblematic seaside promenade of Havana, popularly known as the Malecon, will before year-end offer pay-for wireless Internet connection, the official media reported on Wednesday.

Moment of Truth for Obama and Cuba

September 21, 2016 | 26 comments

Cuba’s media has made the general population believe that the US president has the immense privilege, authority and decision-making power that the Cuban president has, creating a false impression that is self-destructive.

Fidel Castro Meets with Iranian President in Havana

September 19, 2016 | 5 comments

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met on Monday with the Iranian president, Hassan Rohani, at his home in Havana. Fidel, 90, is the leading adviser to his brother President Raul Castro.

Jaime Incer Barquero: “There’s utter ignorance on the part of the authorities,” the expert admonished, adding that the private sector “has a short-term view of environmental management.”  Photo: Carlos Herrera/confidencial
Nicaragua Has “No Environmental Policy”, admits government advisor

September 17, 2016 | No Comments »

Scientist Jaime Incer Barquero, presidential advisor on environmental matters, severely criticized the inaction of the Nicaraguan Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) in the face of the destruction of the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve at the hands of squatters. “It’s inexplicable,” was the reaction of Incer, former minister of this institution.

In What Direction Is Cuba Moving?

September 17, 2016 | 33 comments

The Cuban government has just put into effect two classic capitalist economic measures: Imposing taxes on public sector worker salaries and freezing teacher salaries. However, it hasn’t just taken these measures; it has also made cuts to the social security, health and education budgets.

The Cuban System: “It Doesn’t Work and Never Will”

September 16, 2016 | 54 comments

In some of my past articles, I’ve commented on the fact that out of the need to survive I’ve turned to agricultural work, more specifically, to tobacco farming. I decided to do this when my first wife was pregnant, about to give birth to Ana Claudia, seven years ago.

Havana and Its Different Architectural Styles

September 14, 2016 | 3 comments

Havana is a city with almost five centuries of history, and throughout this time it has accumulated a great variety of different architectural styles. Colonial architecture can be seen in squares, parks and mansions converted into museums in the city’s historic center. (22 photos)

Cuban and US delegations during the first session of the bilateral Economic Dialogue in Washington D.C.
US-Cuba Race Against the Clock

September 14, 2016 | 22 comments

The United States and Cuba took an important step along the road towards the normalization of relations between the countries with the inauguration of the Bilateral Economic Dialogue in Washington D.C., a forum for discussing topics of mutual interest with an eye towards the future.

No Requiem for the Varadero International Hotel?

September 13, 2016 | 9 comments

I was completely taken by surprise when two of my friends commented that the Varadero International Hotel had been demolished, in spite of the fact that the Cuban Architects and Engineers Association had denounced this measure.