In a press law, transparency is essential

In a press law, transparency is essential

Everyone is aware of the deficiencies of the Cuban press system today. For exactly that reason, the construction of a model, a policy, a law, should not be carried out behind the backs of the majority of the professionals who are most affected by it.

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The punitive society

The punitive society

The image of the United States as a cruel and punitive society is not the one the overwhelming majority of Americans have of their country. But it is an accurate one. Americans delude themselves when they believe blindly in their own unique benevolence as a people and a country.

The coming letdown

The coming letdown

Donald Trump came to power propelled by the massive support of the white working class and the votes of a large slice of middle class whites including, astonishingly, college-educated white women. It is these voters who are in for a big surprise and a bigger disappointment.

Food as a weapon

Food as a weapon

For a century the United States has provided food to nations out of the belief that hunger and famine undermine stability and threaten our values and our security. Yet, the sons of Cubans now members of the U.S. Congress are doing their best to make sure they keep American food from getting to Cuban tables.

Travel abroad and the development of minds

Travel abroad and the development of minds

Isolationism has never been part of the Cuban logic and localist visions are more related to ignorance than to patriotism. The impact of the Cuban Revolution is explained by its international dimension. Not even when the American siege was most stifling did it mean closing the borders and disconnecting from the rest of the world.

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Going nuclear

Going nuclear

The Trump Doctrine

The Trump Doctrine

At first glance, foreign policy under Donald Trump seems inconsistent, arbitrary, and devoid of principle. The Trump Doctrine began to emerge when Trump issued his travel bans on predominantly Muslim countries — excluding where Trump has business interests.

In a press law, transparency is essential

In a press law, transparency is essential

Everyone is aware of the deficiencies of the Cuban press system today. For exactly that reason, the construction of a model, a policy, a law, should not be carried out behind the backs of the majority of the professionals who are most affected by it.

Majority in U.S. no longer think Trump keeps his promises

Majority in U.S. no longer think Trump keeps his promises

President Donald Trump’s image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%, according a recently released Gallup poll. The public is also less likely to see him as a “strong and decisive leader.”

The punitive society

The punitive society

The image of the United States as a cruel and punitive society is not the one the overwhelming majority of Americans have of their country. But it is an accurate one. Americans delude themselves when they believe blindly in their own unique benevolence as a people and a country.

No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now.

No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now.

This country will either move in the direction of an authoritarian government where the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer, or we will successfully fight back and build a strong grassroots movement to create a government which represents all of us, not just Donald Trump and others in the billionaire class.

UN special rapporteur on human trafficking concludes Cuba visit

UN special rapporteur on human trafficking concludes Cuba visit

A United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons conducted a five-day visit to Cuba which finished on Friday. During her stay, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro examined human trafficking and prevention efforts on the island.

The Bay of Pigs, the Brigade 2506 and Trump’s promise

The Bay of Pigs, the Brigade 2506 and Trump’s promise

On April 17th, 1961, the Cuban-exile invasion force, known as Brigade 2506, landed at beaches along the Bay of Pigs. Late last year, the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association formally endorsed Donald Trump for president. Trump promised that if elected he would undo the Obama opening to the Havana government.

Ros-Lehtinen to face challenger(s) next year

Ros-Lehtinen to face challenger(s) next year

Now there are two. Scott Fuhrman was the first to announce his intention. And this week Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez also informed that in 2018 she plans to challenge south Florida’s longtime member of congress from District 27, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

An unwinnable war in Syria

An unwinnable war in Syria

President Donald Trump, just like Barack Obama before him, now seems intent on getting the United States involved in an unwinnable civil war in Syria. Launching 59 cruise missiles against rundown Syrian air bases in the middle of the night is easy enough. But there are consequences to Trump’s actions.

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