Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

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Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Clearly, Chavism is not a perfect form of governance; it has been unable to shed the corruption and inefficacy that are endemic in Venezuelan politics and has been powerless to transform a rentier government that has suffered the collapse of the oil market. And yet, it has done more for the Venezuelan people than any other previous government.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

In Havana’s neighborhoods, the first thing that some people do when the electricity comes back is to connect the refrigerator. Next, they turn the radio on — loudly. It’s their way to straighten out the day, to return to normal life. The spirit of resistance finds peculiar expressions.

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Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

Rocket man

Rocket man

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

Since the beginning it has been a strange case. A “Who done it?” of international intrigue. Logic, history and common scientific sense tell us that the culprits are Americans working to undo the advances in diplomacy achieved since December 17, 2014, between the U.S. and Cuba.

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Clearly, Chavism is not a perfect form of governance; it has been unable to shed the corruption and inefficacy that are endemic in Venezuelan politics and has been powerless to transform a rentier government that has suffered the collapse of the oil market. And yet, it has done more for the Venezuelan people than any other previous government.

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

It took the passage of Irma, that demon in a black wedding dress, to remove any doubt of the importance that Cuba has placed on tourism. The State knows this well. Maybe this would be the most appropriate moment to eliminate the 10-percent exchange fee for one U.S. dollar. The first ones to say thanks would be the future visitors.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

In Havana’s neighborhoods, the first thing that some people do when the electricity comes back is to connect the refrigerator. Next, they turn the radio on — loudly. It’s their way to straighten out the day, to return to normal life. The spirit of resistance finds peculiar expressions.

The DREAMers, Trump’s blackmail card

The DREAMers, Trump’s blackmail card

Last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders of Congress to reach a legislative accord that might protect the DREAMers, undocumented youths who came to the United States in infancy and are studying or engaged in professional activities.

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Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Cuba faces a long and difficult road to recovery. CDA is working with organizations on the ground in Cuba to provide emergency items such as water, food, shelter, and hygiene kits, as well as longer-term recovery supplies.

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