Alberto N. Jones

Perspectives for Cuba and its Diaspora

November 1, 2017 | 10 comments

The long-awaited and highly-acclaimed suspension of the first immigration measures, which have had such a negative effect on Cubans on both sides of the Florida Strait, is an encouraging sign of the upper echelons in the Cuban government’s capacity to reflect, be mature and willingness to correct what needs to be made right.

Sister cities, hurricanes and regional integration

October 27, 2017 | 6 comments

I don’t want to make comparisons between feelings of being an outsider and the deep emotional tie to my country, to its sun, its people, who might be the bitter wine that Jose Marti warned us about.

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.

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.