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Sonic Attacks: Cubans Don’t Take Them Sitting Down

October 19, 2017 | 7 comments

By now we’re all aware of the charges flying around the world that United States diplomats— and lately even casual tourists— may have been victims of scurrilous “sonic attacks” which left them near-deaf and near-daft.

Cuba Offers Cheaper Nicotine for the Revolution and the Future

October 17, 2017 | 2 comments

While some might say business is business, Repatrado sees a series contradiction in lucrative State owned tobacco companies lowering the price of cigarettes and promoting their consumption in Cuba, especially among the youth, and the costs to the national health system in the medium and long run.

Trump Pins Blame Directly on Cuba for Sick US Diplomats

October 16, 2017 | 10 comments

Donald Trump said Monday for the first time that he believes the Cuban government is behind the mysterious acoustic attacks on US diplomats in Havana that led Washington to withdraw the majority of its personnel from the island. He did not say if he is contemplating new reprisals.

Cuba-Saudi Arabia: The Threads of a Relationship of Convenience

October 16, 2017 | 2 comments

The relationship between the Saudi monarchy and the Cuban regime continues to grow. Curiously, many pro-Cuban government detractors of US foreign policy on human rights often use Washington’s lucrative dealings with Saudi Arabia as a sign of hypocrisy.

Maduro Forces Win Major Victory in Venezuela

October 16, 2017 | 2 comments

The Venezuelan government, under the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro, won a surprise solid victory Sunday in the regional elections, winning 17 of 23 governors races, against five of the opposition and one still in dispute in the vote count, according to the partial official results.

Cubans Must Now Go to Colombia to Apply to Immigrate to the USA

October 13, 2017 | 6 comments

As if it were a simple matter, US diplomatic sources said today that Cubans who want to immigrate to the United States, often under family reunification, will have to apply for a visa at that country’s embassy in Colombia.

The Target: Tourism in Cuba

October 12, 2017 | 47 comments

Every time Cuba finds ways of financing, campaigns to destroy its sources of income begin. Now the target seems to be tourism, a fast moving locomotive that can bring growth to other economic sectors as well.

Racial Crisis Corrodes the Foundations of Cuban Society

October 10, 2017 | 7 comments

The announcement made by the Cuban Attorney General about the most-talked-about case of Yanay Aguirre Calderon has resulted in shameful inactivity and official complicity with the growing racism that is taking over the country.

Starts and Stops in Cuba’s Tourism Industry

October 10, 2017 | No Comments »

In the face of Cuba’s financial deficit and after the economy opened itself up to self-employment in 2016 and several non-agricultural cooperatives being approved in 2012, tourism has been one of the sectors that has promoted Cuba’s economic expansion the most and it has remained one of the top sources of fresh hard currency.

US Diplomats Hold Yard Sales Before Leaving Cuba

October 10, 2017 | 20 comments

There was a huge commotion. “The Yanks are leaving!” This is what many people were saying who, God knows how, found out when the Mister who isn’t needed at the embassy anymore is going to return to the USA. And with his quick return home comes the diplomat’s concern for his excess baggage, or the things that he doesn’t need around the house, or that getting health documents are going to be too much of a pain to take the dog.