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Jesús Arboleya

Colombia is a mirror

Colombia is a mirror

The world was struck dumb by the news that the Colombians had rejected the peace accord reached between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas. But the truly transcendental fact is that more than 60 percent of the registered voters chose not to vote and turned away from the process.

Donald Trump’s chances

Donald Trump’s chances

Since we don’t know who will win and nobody knows what to expect, no matter what the results of the presidential election, what’s most important is to understand that we’re in the presence of an unprecedented electoral process that indicates the degree of bewilderment and lack of consensus in U.S. society.

The problem of ‘Cubanness’

The problem of ‘Cubanness’

As the wise Fernando Ortiz said: “He who wants to be Cuban is Cuban.” And, for the good of Cuba, we should all encourage the shared pride of being Cuban.

Cuba in the U.S. elections

Cuba in the U.S. elections

So far, despite the tremendous media impact created by the reestablishment of relations, except for brief references in the platforms approved by each party, and an occasional comment by a presidential candidate, Cuba has not been a relevant issue in the current U.S. elections.

What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

What will Cuba gain from its relations with U.S.?

One year has passed since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, it’s worthwhile to analyze the reasons why the Cuban government has accepted the challenge, aware of the dangers and difficulties that are very much included in the package.

How negotiations stand between Cuba and the U.S.

How negotiations stand between Cuba and the U.S.

Looking to the future, it will be very difficult for anyone who is elected President of the U.S. to ignore the advances in relations with Cuba, the concrete benefits that the improved relations have meant for both countries, and the existence of a widespread consensus in favor of the continuation of this process.

The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

The greatest interest of U.S. companies in Cuba lies in taking advantage of the human capital that exists there, so it can be chained at the least possible cost to productions of high added-value in an environment of political and social stability that can scarcely be found anywhere else.

The political debate in Cuba

The political debate in Cuba

Contrary to the perception of many abroad, political debate is a constant element in the daily lives of Cubans. It is present throughout the social fabric and is expressed in a plurality of opinions that is quite different from the purported unanimity that the main media tend to reflect.

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.

The Seventh Party Congress in its international context

The Seventh Party Congress in its international context

The Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba will be held this weekend [April 16-18] and its importance has escaped no one. It will be the last one presided by the historical generation of the Cuban Revolution.

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