Alberto N. Jones

Disasters Like Irma Demand a New Focus for Cuba

September 19, 2017 | 3 comments

Cuba has the best Civil Defense system in the region and that makes it a model to follow. However the combination of very low wages, the poor state of housing in the country, and the lack of proper building materials and codes, has meant a constant repeat of recovery efforts.

Saving Agriculture and More in Cuba

August 21, 2017 | 5 comments

Cuban agriculture has passed through moments of glory and huge setbacks caused by the country’s own political leaders. For everyone who has been following the achievements, failures and setbacks of Cuban agriculture, it’s been highly refreshing to read minister Gustavo Rodriguez’s approaches and proposals.

A Cancer That Eats Away at Cuba

July 18, 2017 | 3 comments

Cuban authorities side-stepped the diagnosis and early treatment of this aggressive mental disease and chose to remain silent, pretending like nothing was happening and imagining that this evil nature would disappear all of a sudden in the next generation.

Requiem to Cuba’s Cattle Industry

July 8, 2017 | 10 comments

Many articles have appeared in national and regional media which have delicately touched upon and avoided getting to the heart of the causes, the determining factors which have influenced the grave regression and the danger of extinction of cattle in Cuba.

A Day of National Shame for Cuba

June 19, 2017 | 18 comments

June 16, 2017, will be recorded in Latin America and world history as a sad, frustrating day, in which Cuba was seen vacillating, insecure, having lost the initiative, vision and ability to strike back, that characterized the Cuban Revolution since the days of the rebels in the Sierra Maestra mountains.

Another Miami-White House anti-Cuba Concoction

June 14, 2017 | 4 comments

On Friday June 16, president Donald Trump is expected in Miami where he will meet with right-wing Cuban American politicians and with vestiges of surviving exile hardliners to fulfill the coffee and pastry ritual at the Versailles restaurant before or after reversing some or all of president Barack Obama directives, which have relaxed the political atmosphere between the United States, Cuba and the region for the first time in half a century.

Another call to close GITMO

May 2, 2017 | 8 comments

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to write a piece on the V International Seminar of Peace and for the Abolition of Foreign Military bases to take place on May 4-6, 2017 in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba, which is organized by the official Cuban Movement for the Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples.

Cuba: Intimidation, Scapegoats & the Perpetuation of Social Problems

February 25, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Controversy has arisen resulting from an article written by Fernando Ravsberg about the confrontation between the government in Havana and private taxi drivers, and it provoked the anticipated response from opportunists and upstarts, who are always ready to address the issue at hand and kill the messenger and not the message.

The Origins and Consequences of Cuba’s Emigration Crisis

January 21, 2017 | 12 comments

The emigration tragedy, which hasn’t stopped inflicting itself upon the Cuban people, is proof of just how tricky and hard it has been to shake off a criminal policy, which has caused a lot of harm in the form of tears, pain, blood and deaths.

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.