Greed versus Gaia

Greed versus Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Today, Mother Earth Gaia is in big trouble. It has deadly enemies. Greed, first and foremost. That and the fake science that tries to obscure truth in the service of greed. And the odds for Gaia are lot worse since the Trump regime came to power.

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Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

A strip of sea could become a barrier or a tomb. Cuba and Florida know this well. However, that same strait could become a bridge between two peoples whose development has been marked by the nearness of the waves. That was the bet placed by the Hemingway International Yacht Club 25 years ago. And its perseverance bore fruit.

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she won’t seek reelection in 2018. Her retirement marks the end of a cycle characterized by the access of the first generation of Cuban immigrants to U.S. political life. Today’s Cuban-American politicians try to resemble Ileana, but cannot, simply because the conditions that made her possible no longer exist.

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

In April, media outlets reported Cuba’s entry into the Central-American Bank for Economic Integration. Incorporation into the BCIE has enormous importance for Cuba, both in symbolic and practical terms. And it should facilitate Cuba’s future incorporation into other banks of that type.

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Hoarding and other scenes from reality

Noontime, any day last week. A neighbor tells me that a small market near my home is selling toilet paper. Without thinking twice, I stop what I’m doing and embark on its search, because it has been unavailable for a long time. I get to the store and look through the shelves. Nothing. I ask the clerk. Her answer is clear and firm: “We ran out of it a while ago.”

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University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

To promote cultural exchange between Cuba and Russia, a Russian Language Chair of the Pushkin Institute was inaugurated Wednesday at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Havana. The Institute will delegate three professors to Cuba each term to teach students of the foreign languages’ department.

Greed versus Gaia

Greed versus Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Today, Mother Earth Gaia is in big trouble. It has deadly enemies. Greed, first and foremost. That and the fake science that tries to obscure truth in the service of greed. And the odds for Gaia are lot worse since the Trump regime came to power.

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Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

Hemingway Yacht Club: The sea as a bridge

A strip of sea could become a barrier or a tomb. Cuba and Florida know this well. However, that same strait could become a bridge between two peoples whose development has been marked by the nearness of the waves. That was the bet placed by the Hemingway International Yacht Club 25 years ago. And its perseverance bore fruit.

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Ileana’s retirement: The end of a cycle

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she won’t seek reelection in 2018. Her retirement marks the end of a cycle characterized by the access of the first generation of Cuban immigrants to U.S. political life. Today’s Cuban-American politicians try to resemble Ileana, but cannot, simply because the conditions that made her possible no longer exist.

Oscar Lopez Rivera: The freedom fighter U.S. colonial violence produced

Oscar Lopez Rivera: The freedom fighter U.S. colonial violence produced

The opposition to Oscar Lopez Rivera is focused either on those who are terribly misinformed, characterizing him as an “ultranationalist,” “terrorist,” “murderer,” “communist,” or all four. Many naively ask, “Why would you Puerto Ricans support a “terrorist?” They are misinformed Puerto Ricans and many right wing demagogues.

Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

President Donald Trump on Saturday released a statement congratulating Cubans on the 115th anniversary of their independence from the Spanish empire, a statement that was immediately rebuffed by the government of President Raúl Castro.

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

Cuba joins regional multilateral bank for development

In April, media outlets reported Cuba’s entry into the Central-American Bank for Economic Integration. Incorporation into the BCIE has enormous importance for Cuba, both in symbolic and practical terms. And it should facilitate Cuba’s future incorporation into other banks of that type.

Loose lips…

Loose lips…

Curbelo succumbs to pressure and votes against his constituents

Curbelo succumbs to pressure and votes against his constituents

When I read Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s op-ed piece in the Miami Herald last week I knew the south Florida legislator from congressional district 26 was worried about his chances in next year’s election. Curbelo’s district has some of the highest numbers of people in the nation whose health care is covered by the Affordable Care Act

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