The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The United Nations is no longer the place where to listen to great statesmen. The pattern of world politics is the lack of soaring ideas and the lack of valor in expressing them. But Donald Trump has surpassed all the standards of mediocrity. He appeared to be speaking in Wichita and for all practical purposes he was in Wichita, because he couldn’t care less what the world thinks.

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Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Clearly, Chavism is not a perfect form of governance; it has been unable to shed the corruption and inefficacy that are endemic in Venezuelan politics and has been powerless to transform a rentier government that has suffered the collapse of the oil market. And yet, it has done more for the Venezuelan people than any other previous government.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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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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Why we must raise taxes on corporations and wealthy. Not lower them.

Why we must raise taxes on corporations and wealthy. Not lower them.

Even if Republicans eliminated everything else in the federal budget – from education to Meals on Wheels – they wouldn’t have nearly enough to pay for tax cuts of the magnitude Republicans are now touting. Unless they want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and defense, that is.

Bernie Sanders: How do we fight for ‘freedom and progress’ in 2017?

Bernie Sanders: How do we fight for ‘freedom and progress’ in 2017?

Bernie Sanders’ address at Westminster College in Missouri was a historic renunciation of U.S. foreign policy and military might on which it is based since World War II. It was nothing less than a gauntlet thrown down.

Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

A total of 12 heads of state from the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa and Asia demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial siege on the Caribbean island on the only day of recess during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly held in New York City.

The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The decadence of Trump’s speech and its dangers

The United Nations is no longer the place where to listen to great statesmen. The pattern of world politics is the lack of soaring ideas and the lack of valor in expressing them. But Donald Trump has surpassed all the standards of mediocrity. He appeared to be speaking in Wichita and for all practical purposes he was in Wichita, because he couldn’t care less what the world thinks.

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

A 747 loaded with relief materials and aid arrived in Cuba on Friday from China to help with recovery following Hurricane Irma. The flight contained 86 tons of relief materials. More aid is on its way too, with China planning on sending three more similar flights, as well as regular shipments of rice and food aid.

Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

Rocket man

Rocket man

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

Since the beginning it has been a strange case. A “Who done it?” of international intrigue. Logic, history and common scientific sense tell us that the culprits are Americans working to undo the advances in diplomacy achieved since December 17, 2014, between the U.S. and Cuba.

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Venezuela: between negotiations and harassment

Clearly, Chavism is not a perfect form of governance; it has been unable to shed the corruption and inefficacy that are endemic in Venezuelan politics and has been powerless to transform a rentier government that has suffered the collapse of the oil market. And yet, it has done more for the Venezuelan people than any other previous government.

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

It took the passage of Irma, that demon in a black wedding dress, to remove any doubt of the importance that Cuba has placed on tourism. The State knows this well. Maybe this would be the most appropriate moment to eliminate the 10-percent exchange fee for one U.S. dollar. The first ones to say thanks would be the future visitors.

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