Foreign investment in Cuba: Hurry up and wait

Foreign investment in Cuba: Hurry up and wait

More than two years ago, Cuba doubled the bet to attract a greater flow of foreign capital. It no longer conceives it as “a necessary evil” or “a complement” but as an essential factor in the nation’s development. However, in dealing with foreigners, the primary philosophy seems to be to leave for tomorrow what could be done today.


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Fidel Castro and history

Fidel Castro and history

Although he himself predicted it in his final public appearance, Fidel Castro’s death has not failed to affect the Cuban people and the rest of the world. Fidel was an invincible soldier, a high-ranking intellectual and an extraordinary politician, but none of these qualities are sufficient to characterize the dimension of his figure.


No cause for celebration

No cause for celebration

The demonizers celebrated on Calle Ocho this weekend. But most Cubans in Miami, whatever they thought about Castro, realize the inherent moral indigence and political counterproductive nature of behaving like a vengeful mob in front of the whole world.


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Cuba, North Korea pledge to intensify relations

Cuba, North Korea pledge to intensify relations

Cuba and North Korea last week announced their intention to develop relations “in all spheres,” according to the North Korean Central News Agency, and cited by the Russian news agency TASS. The nature of the improved relations was discussed at a meeting with a North Korean delegation in Cuba for the funeral of Fidel Castro.


Foreign investment in Cuba: Hurry up and wait

Foreign investment in Cuba: Hurry up and wait

More than two years ago, Cuba doubled the bet to attract a greater flow of foreign capital. It no longer conceives it as “a necessary evil” or “a complement” but as an essential factor in the nation’s development. However, in dealing with foreigners, the primary philosophy seems to be to leave for tomorrow what could be done today.


Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon

Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon

An exclusive interview with Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, in Russia and conducted by Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.


Fidel’s true legacy

Fidel’s true legacy

The death of Fidel Castro has resulted in the unfortunate, but entirely expected, repugnant coverage of his passing from the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States. Fidel’s ability to provide Cuba with true sovereignty has never been recognized, or forgiven by the mainstream media.


An Asian cautionary tale for Cuba and the United States

An Asian cautionary tale for Cuba and the United States

As Cuba increasingly welcomes foreign investment, some worry whether the nation’s relatively sophisticated system of environmental laws and regulations and its natural land and marine preserves will prove robust enough to protect the nation’s natural treasures.


Cuba after Fidel; Trump after Fidel

Cuba after Fidel; Trump after Fidel

The photo at top is of Cubans massed together in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution. They were there to pay posthumous tribute to Fidel Castro. In the days before his inauguration, we hope president-elect Donald Trump — before acting to implement his Cuba policy — will look at that picture of Revolutionary Square.


Saying goodbye to Fidel

Saying goodbye to Fidel

Cuban photographer Carlos Ernesto Escalona Martí (Kako) offers us a view of the people in Havana saying their last goodbyes to “El Comandante” at the Plaza of the Revolution on Tuesday. Few if any words are needed.


Revolution means unity; it is independence, it is fighting for our dreams of justice…

Revolution means unity; it is independence, it is fighting for our dreams of justice…

The official English translation of the text of Fidel Castro’s revolutionary oath that people are signing in honor of the deceased leader at Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution.


Fidel Castro and history

Fidel Castro and history

Although he himself predicted it in his final public appearance, Fidel Castro’s death has not failed to affect the Cuban people and the rest of the world. Fidel was an invincible soldier, a high-ranking intellectual and an extraordinary politician, but none of these qualities are sufficient to characterize the dimension of his figure.


Why Chicanos love Fidel Castro but hate Cuban exile politics

Why Chicanos love Fidel Castro but hate Cuban exile politics

Gabriel San Roman writes that while many Cubans in the United States danced to the news of Fidel Castro’s death this weekend, many Chicanos mourned what they felt was an extraordinary man. All hailing the Bearded One as a modern-day Spartacus against U.S. imperialism.


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