Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designed a plan of economic adjustments that began today with a currency revaluation. The program also foresees gasoline prices, which have been the cheapest in the world until now, being increased to international rates in the coming weeks.
On August 14th 2018, I received news in one of the chat groups I’m in that we would have free internet until 8 PM. Suddenly, joy filled the streets and it was quite an event. I called up all my friends to tell them to take advantage of the situation.
Like its concise predecessor, this new Constitution, which the Cuban Communist Party is proposing to us via the National Assembly, continues to be full of contradictions regarding sensitive but key points. And you can pick up on this as early as Chapter 1.
The fixed nature of Cuba’s new government is becoming clear during the transition period this same prevailing system is undergoing on the island. Aside from opening up a debate about same-sex marriage, the island’s new Constitution and the new government and its cabinet are not reviewing any other aspects of Cuban life.
I’m sitting in front of an old man who personally knew and served the group of young men who attacked the Moncada barracks in 1953. Most people don’t believe his story, but he doesn’t mind. With a serious, tired and very humble face, he tells the story of a part of his life to whoever wants to hear it.
Ernesto Jose Reyes Morales is 45 years old and he was in a prison in Quivican, located in Mayabeque province, in 2001. He was charged with misappropriation of funds and he had to serve this unfair sentence. State resources, in the area that he was responsible for, disappeared.
According to Jon Lee Anderson (legendary US journalist who has covered events in dozens of countries and published articles in several of the world’s most prestigious media), Latin America and the world in general are going through a crisis that cannot only be viewed from the old Left-Right dichotomy.
Aretha Franklin, the young gospel star who became the “queen of soul”, passed away on Thursday in Detroit at the age of 76, leaving a void in the music world that will be filled with her vast discography, which ranges from the anthem “Respect” to “I Say a Little Prayer.”
The initial hearing in the trial of Medardo Mairena, Pedro Mena and Silvio Pineda, leaders of the Peasant Movement, accused of murdering four police officers—among other crimes—in Morrito, Rio San Juan, took place amid the rejection of thousands of Nicaraguans who marched in various cities to protest the illegal detentions and judicial process against opponents to the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.
Meddling; terrorist actions; “distortion” in 1978, or “fake news” in 2018 – the allegations used by the Somoza regime are the same ones that Ortega is now using. That’s the comparison made by educator Carlos Tunnermann, also a member of the Group of Twelve during the struggle against Somoza.
The Executive’s proposal to issue 9.035 billion Cordobas (over $280 million USD) in Bonds, and to request the creation of “Financial Stability Bonds (BEF)”, at times of high uncertainty (political, social, economic, etc.), far from propping up the desired “stability,” may rather lead in the opposite direction.