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The spirit of the times

The spirit of the times

The author transcribes a set of headlines from the current press and lets the reader make her/his own connections and conclusions. On the personal order he concludes that the spirit of the times is, or should be, despair.

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Havana slams as divisive a U.S. bid for coffee from independent growers

Havana slams as divisive a U.S. bid for coffee from independent growers

The Cuban government, through its National Association of Small Farmers, has slapped down an effort by the U.S. State Department to allow the importation to the United States of coffee grown by self-employed entrepreneurs, bypassing the state-run export system.

The spirit of the times

The spirit of the times

The author transcribes a set of headlines from the current press and lets the reader make her/his own connections and conclusions. On the personal order he concludes that the spirit of the times is, or should be, despair.

Adonia

Adonia

Rick Scott: What an idiot! (And the letter from Gov. Jerry Brown)

Rick Scott: What an idiot! (And the letter from Gov. Jerry Brown)

California’s governor, Jerry Brown, has had enough of Florida’s clown and fired off a letter suggesting to ‘our’ idiot that he not continue sticking his head in the sand and face the reality that surrounds him.

KFR chases Miami’s corrupt officials — for their political contributions

KFR chases Miami’s corrupt officials — for their political contributions

Kathy Fernandez Rundle has been Miami-Dade’s state attorney since 1993. Her long stint as chief law enforcement officer in South Florida has been controversial. She’s been soft with public officials considered her friends (and contributors). The most blatant example being David Rivera.

Adonia docks in Havana

Adonia docks in Havana

At about 10 o’clock on Monday morning, Carnival Corp.’s Fathom Adonia docked at the Havana cruise terminal reestablishing the U.S. cruise travel business to Cuba.

Chucho visits the White House

Chucho visits the White House

Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés played the White House for President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, and their guests. (Photo from Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas’ Twitter account.) *** Chucho Valdés tribute to Irakere at the 2015 Jazz at Marciac:

A state-regulated private sector: Why not?

A state-regulated private sector: Why not?

What happens at present is that attempts at homogenization have failed and the modern world-system is going through a generalized crisis of governance where almost no model — be it rightist, center or leftist — guarantees the desired levels of political stability to solve the enormous problems faced by humanity.

Bid to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba is seen as blustering

Bid to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba is seen as blustering

Two Communist Party deputies at the Russian Duma have asked the Russian government to deploy Russian missiles in Cuba and reopen a signals interception center in the Cuban city of Lourdes “to defend Russian interests.”

The not-so-hidden injuries of class

The not-so-hidden injuries of class

Today, as the suicide trends show, the injuries of class are hardly hidden. They are open sores, belying all pretensions to an American Dream or to a Great Society.

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