The GNP, the house and the table

The GNP, the house and the table

Often, talking about Cuba’s economy and daily problems someone asks, “Well, how’s the situation?” to which I –more practical than optimistic — always respond “How do YOU see it?” Take, for example, the 1.6 percent rise in the GNP. At first glance an astounding figure, taking into account the effects of a hurricane that left us practically naked, among other calamities. But anyway, 1.6 percent more … of what?

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355 days, 2001 lies, and a million insults

355 days, 2001 lies, and a million insults

Apologists for the president will cite studies that show everyone lies every day. Yes, but Trump’s lies are different: they are not common lies about things such as why you didn’t turn your homework in on time or even that you didn’t have sex with that woman.

Donald Trump’s national security strategy

Donald Trump’s national security strategy

In December 2017, the Trump administration released its National Security Strategy. In it Donald Trump expresses a return to the idea of “preserving peace through strength,” which implies major increases in the military budget, with the argument that — counter to Obama — technological development is not enough but “what matters is the size of our forces.”

Donald Trump proves he’s a racist — again

Donald Trump proves he’s a racist — again

Instead of worrying so much about the use of the word ‘SHITHOLE,’ headlines should have read: Donald Trump, president of the United States, proves he’s a racist — again. Editorials should have been written questioning how Americans could have stooped so low as to have voted for a hateful person like this.

Challenges and results for Cuba since 2017

Challenges and results for Cuba since 2017

Cuba — as a small and underdeveloped economy with a domestic structural crisis it has not overcome — will always be influenced by an adverse international context. For that reason, the country will have to assume challenges to overcome its economic crisis that it hasn’t assumed so far.

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Gerardo Peñalver takes over as Cuba’s envoy to Russia

Gerardo Peñalver takes over as Cuba’s envoy to Russia

Cuba has filled a key diplomatic post with the appointment of Gerardo Peñalver Portal as ambassador to the Russian Federation. Peñalver submitted his credentials on Wednesday (Jan. 17) to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

The GNP, the house and the table

The GNP, the house and the table

Often, talking about Cuba’s economy and daily problems someone asks, “Well, how’s the situation?” to which I –more practical than optimistic — always respond “How do YOU see it?” Take, for example, the 1.6 percent rise in the GNP. At first glance an astounding figure, taking into account the effects of a hurricane that left us practically naked, among other calamities. But anyway, 1.6 percent more … of what?

Straight talk about Trump

Straight talk about Trump

It’s time the news media called President Donald Trump’s behavior for what it is rather than try to normalize it. Words matter. It’s important to describe Trump accurately. Every American must understand who we have as president.

Asshole and the coward
355 days, 2001 lies, and a million insults

355 days, 2001 lies, and a million insults

Apologists for the president will cite studies that show everyone lies every day. Yes, but Trump’s lies are different: they are not common lies about things such as why you didn’t turn your homework in on time or even that you didn’t have sex with that woman.

Donald Trump’s national security strategy

Donald Trump’s national security strategy

In December 2017, the Trump administration released its National Security Strategy. In it Donald Trump expresses a return to the idea of “preserving peace through strength,” which implies major increases in the military budget, with the argument that — counter to Obama — technological development is not enough but “what matters is the size of our forces.”

‘Remaining awake through a great revolution’

‘Remaining awake through a great revolution’

Monday, Jan.15, we celebrate the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. We bring our readers one of Dr. King’s speeches delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968. In this speech he again demonstrates why so many call him a prophet.

Haitian government claims ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier laundered stolen money through Trump Tower

Haitian government claims ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier laundered stolen money through Trump Tower

More than a fifth of Trump’s condominiums in the U.S. have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive cash transactions that fit a Treasury Department definition of suspicious transactions. Records show more than 1,300 Trump condos were purchased through shell companies, which allow buyers to shield their finances and identities.

Donald Trump proves he’s a racist — again

Donald Trump proves he’s a racist — again

Instead of worrying so much about the use of the word ‘SHITHOLE,’ headlines should have read: Donald Trump, president of the United States, proves he’s a racist — again. Editorials should have been written questioning how Americans could have stooped so low as to have voted for a hateful person like this.

Cuba ready to resume links to Russian ‘kultura’

Cuba ready to resume links to Russian ‘kultura’

Cuba is ready to bring Russian values back to Cuba as Washington turns its back on the island nation. In Havana this week, Cuba’s Deputy Culture Minister Fernando Rojas expressed a strong desire for his country to resume and expand the links that existed before the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991.

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