Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia is ready to mediate in the negotiations between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first deputy chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said Friday. He said that official Moscow will make every effort to convince Pyongyang of the need to sit down at the negotiating table to resolve the crisis situation on the Korean peninsula.

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Profiles in cowardice: The Republican congress

Profiles in cowardice: The Republican congress

Today’s Republican Party not only lacks a conscience regarding the human consequences of the kind of brutal social and economic injustice they champion. They also lack the courage to stand for what’s obviously right objectively rather than for what is right ideologically.

The doctors who don’t return to practice in Cuba

The doctors who don’t return to practice in Cuba

For talented people to look for better living and working conditions is nothing new or exclusive of Cubans. What’s alarming in the case of Cuba is what has happened in recent years. The exodus of professionals has risen to 40 percent of the rosters in areas with highly qualified professionals, such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology groups.

Savage state

Savage state

The state of Florida has been quietly carrying out a policy of deliberate medical neglect toward imprisoned felons infected with hepatitis C. That policy, in its inhumanity and lack of professional ethics, rivals the notorious Tuskegee experiment.

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

With the sea all around us, where’s the fish?

Statistics from 2014 indicate that fishermen working for private commercial entities number almost six times those who are directly involved with the State-run sector. Even so, they don’t make much money, says Miguel, who rents boats at Playa Larga, Matanzas. “Fishing is such a hassle that in the end they settle for renting rooms to foreign tourists.”

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Progreso Weekly offers a diverse group of published articles and opinions critical of, or discussing, President Trump’s rejection of the Obama measures that offered an improvement in U.S. relations with Cuba. We believe that a reversal of these efforts will be detrimental to the U.S.’ economy and to U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. Continue Reading

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A reader reacts to Rigondeaux caricature

A reader reacts to Rigondeaux caricature

A reader reacted to the recently published caricature of the Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, where in a strange turn of events the Cuban boxer did not come out in the seventh round in a fight against Vasyl Lomachenko.

Cuba, Serbia presidents vow to increase political, economic ties

Cuba, Serbia presidents vow to increase political, economic ties

Cuban president Raúl Castro received his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić, on Friday [and both] agreed to increase economic and commercial ties between both countries and highlighted the “high level” of political dialogue.

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia offers to mediate in U.S.-North Korea rift; Cuba already has

Russia is ready to mediate in the negotiations between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first deputy chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Dzhabarov, said Friday. He said that official Moscow will make every effort to convince Pyongyang of the need to sit down at the negotiating table to resolve the crisis situation on the Korean peninsula.

Rubio won’t face these Cuban women

Rubio won’t face these Cuban women

Sen. Marco Rubio has been called the architect of the new Trump regulations towards Cuba. Now Cuban women entrepreneurs want to meet with him with hopes of making him understand the plight of the private sector in Cuba and how this new policy has hurt them. Rubio and his staff have yet to reach out to them or to answer any of their calls.

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More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

CBS Correspondent David Bergnaud generated a Twitterstorm when he picked up on a small item from the Division of Emergency Management. He tweeted that more than 231,000 Puerto Ricans had arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The influx has potential political implications for the 2020 presidential election.

Russian documentary about Cuba’s people opens in Havana

Russian documentary about Cuba’s people opens in Havana

Russian musician and filmmaker Stas Namin presented his documentary “The Real Cuba” in Havana on Tuesday. The film was shown at the 23 and 12 Cinema as part of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. The film conveys the inimitable color of Cuban colonial cities with their ancient squares, narrow streets and picturesque churches.

Black voters just saved America from Roy Moore (Video)

Black voters just saved America from Roy Moore (Video)

Black voters were instrumental in Democratic Senate Candidate Doug Jones’ historic win in Alabama Tuesday night. Turnout was very high in heavily black counties, between about 72 and 77 percent of the 2016 election turnout, while it was just 55 to 60 percent in rural white counties.

The meaning of Doug Jones’ upset victory

The meaning of Doug Jones’ upset victory

In the most Trumpian of all states, Trump has been delivered the most powerful repudiation to date. First it was Virginia; now, Alabama. Common sense and decency have prevailed in Alabama.

Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?

Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?

With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.

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