Cuba’s free healthcare

Cuba’s free healthcare

In Cuba, public health care is free and universal. Cuba also has medics who travel abroad on international missions. This service brought to the Cuban Treasury more than $8.2 billion in 2014, an amount much greater than international tourism; but it has also created problems on the island where there are now fewer doctors and a greater number of patients.

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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.

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.

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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

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Trumpcare is dead — for now
The rape of Miami by Loria and Samson

The rape of Miami by Loria and Samson

Rape is a heinous crime. It should never be tolerated. And yet, a group of Miami community “leaders” are allowing the owners of the Miami Marlins to get away with it. There are also their enablers that include certain mayors and commissioners from Miami and Miami-Dade.

Cuba’s free healthcare

Cuba’s free healthcare

In Cuba, public health care is free and universal. Cuba also has medics who travel abroad on international missions. This service brought to the Cuban Treasury more than $8.2 billion in 2014, an amount much greater than international tourism; but it has also created problems on the island where there are now fewer doctors and a greater number of patients.

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.

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