For Trump, the week the bottom fell out

For Trump, the week the bottom fell out

The good news is that six months after Trump’s inauguration and the consolidation of a seamless Republican right-wing regime in Washington, the bottom seems to be finally falling out. Trump has delivered not one piece of legislation, nothing except mean-spirited executive orders and even more mean words.

Featured Articles

The Cuban economy in the first half of 2017

The Cuban economy in the first half of 2017

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.

Debate is a good practice

Debate is a good practice

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.

To understand Donald Trump

To understand Donald Trump

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.

Graphite n' Ink

Updated daily

STEPPING BACKWARD / Thaw will help Cuban Jews

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

Browse all articles

David Rivera’s in trouble again; Feds to the rescue

David Rivera’s in trouble again; Feds to the rescue

The FEC is seeking $486,000 in civil penalties against David Rivera. The FEC’s civil case is the latest indication that Miami federal prosecutors don’t intend to criminally charge Rivera — even though U.S. District Judge Robert Scola took the extraordinary step of forcing the Feds to name Rivera as the target of their investigation back in 2014.

For Trump, the week the bottom fell out

For Trump, the week the bottom fell out

The good news is that six months after Trump’s inauguration and the consolidation of a seamless Republican right-wing regime in Washington, the bottom seems to be finally falling out. Trump has delivered not one piece of legislation, nothing except mean-spirited executive orders and even more mean words.

The Cuban economy in the first half of 2017

The Cuban economy in the first half of 2017

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.

Brazil’s future always hinges on Lula

Brazil’s future always hinges on Lula

The Brazilian right spawned the coup against the regional governments of the Workers’ Party but now doesn’t know what to do with its own government. The left produced Lula and the right doesn’t know what to do with Lula.

Raúl rebukes Trump but restates willingness to cooperate on equal basis

Raúl rebukes Trump but restates willingness to cooperate on equal basis

President Raúl Castro addressed the National Assembly this week stressing that the announcements made by President Donald Trump last June 16 in Miami signify a step back in bilateral relations. He added that Trump ignores the support for lifting the blockade by broad sectors in the United States, including the majority of the Cuban émigrés.

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming
U.S. chargé leaves Cuba in ‘normal rotation,’ is replaced by his deputy

U.S. chargé leaves Cuba in ‘normal rotation,’ is replaced by his deputy

U.S. Chargé d’Affairs Jeffrey de Laurentis has left Cuba and been replaced by another career diplomat, Scott Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Havana confirmed this past Tuesday. De Laurentis’ departure “is part of the normal rotation cycle of career diplomats,” the spokesman said.

Guess who’s coming back to Iowa

Guess who’s coming back to Iowa

Bernie Sanders is doing everything a potential candidate would be doing. Make no mistake about it: Bernie, as his supporters lovingly call him, is the front-runner for president in 2020, and he will get a rock star welcome in Des Moines later this week.

Debate is a good practice

Debate is a good practice

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.

Republican health care “reform” sinks like a stone

Republican health care “reform” sinks like a stone

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.

Progreso Weekly, founded by Francisco G. Aruca, is an independent publication with a progressive view.

Editor: Álvaro Fernández
1602 Alton Road, Suite 28 Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Copyright © 2015 Progreso Weekly, Inc. All Rights Reserved