Reports from the first-semester meeting of the National Assembly of the People’s Power say that the Gross National Product rose by 1.1 percent in the first semester. Coincidentally, this result is not much different from the only obtained in the first period of 2016, but achieved under conditions that are somewhat different from that period.
To debate aspects of the Cuban reality is extremely important these days, but it would be healthier if this encounter of different postures were broader and if these opinions were available to the majority of the Cuban people through the public media.
The latest poll, by USA Today and Suffolk University, found only 12 percent of Americans support the Republican health care bill. This confirms what other recent polls have shown: the GOP health care “reform” plan is the most unpopular legislation ever.
Donald Trump came to the presidency while opposed by the leaders of his own party, without the support of the main economic groups, under attack by the mainstream media, and despite the vote of a majority of the electorate. And his governance team is shaped by a rather eclectic mixture of fundamentalist conservative ideologues, big-businessmen, retired military officers and close relatives, perhaps the only people who the president really trusts.